Minerva desarmada per Venus (Al·legoria de la Pau Cateau-Cambrésis-1559)
Atribuit a Maarten de Vos (1532-1603)
Minerva disarmed by Venus (Allegory of Peace Cateau-Cambrai-1559)
Attributed to Maarten de Vos (1532-1603)
The Peace of Cateau-Cambrésis was signed between Henry II of France and Philip II of Spain on 3 April 1559, at Le Cateau-Cambrésis, around twenty kilometers south-east of Cambrai. Under its terms, France restored Piedmont and Savoy to the Duke of Savoy, and Corsica to the Republic of Genoa, but retained Saluzzo, Calais and the Three Bishoprics: Metz, Toul, and Verdun. Spain retained Franche-Comté, but, more importantly, the treaty confirmed its direct control of Milan, Naples, Sicily, Sardinia, and the State of Presidi, and indirectly (through dominance of the rulers of Tuscany, Genoa, and other minor states) of northern Italy. The Pope was also their natural ally. The only truly independent entities on Italian soil were Savoy and the Republic of Venice. Spanish control of Italy lasted until the early eighteenth century. Ultimately, the treaty ended the 60 year, Habsburg Valois war.
Grace Jones by Keith Haring.
Photographed by Andy Warhol.
Jurga Luca is London based artist, studied fashion design but realized it wouldn’t fulfill creative hopes. Painted for a while before finding herself in photography completely accidentally. Her surreal art work has deep impact, it goes beyond reality and is deeply connected with everyday life.
Viper warrior. For sale.
CEMENT ECLIPSES @ CHIAPAS MEXICO
Artist Isaac Cordal (tumblr / facebook) - “With the simple act of miniaturization and thoughtful placement, Isaac Cordal magically expands the imagination of pedestrians finding his sculptures on the street. Cement Eclipses is a critical definition of our behavior as a social mass. The art work intends to catch the attention on our devalued relation with the nature through a critical look to the collateral effects of our evolution. With the master touch of a stage director, the figures are placed in locations that quickly open doors to other worlds. The scenes zoom in the routine tasks of the contemporary human being”.
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Feline demon, Flauros.