April 5, 2014

Anonymous asked: Re: St. Sebastian. It kind of was. He didn't die that way. He died much less dignified and beautiful. However, that is the pretty part of the story, hence focusing on it. And considering he's a bit of a gay icon, yes, it totally was an excuse to paint nubile young men in ecstasy.

warpsbyherself:

Yeah, getting beaten to death and thrown in a sewer is not really an easily romanticized way to die. Naked and penetrated by phallic symbols, though… :D

fuckyeahstsebastian is in 100% agreement with this analysis. 

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April 4, 2014
necspenecmetu:

Attributed to Pietro della Vecchia, Saint Sebastian, 17th century

necspenecmetu:

Attributed to Pietro della Vecchia, Saint Sebastian, 17th century

April 3, 2014
martyr-eater:

I just found this charming creation on etsy. I’ve never wanted something so badly in my entire life. everything about it is perfect. the cocktail swords, the rhinestones, the gold spray paint, everything. if only I had $700 to spare… 

martyr-eater:

I just found this charming creation on etsy. I’ve never wanted something so badly in my entire life. everything about it is perfect. the cocktail swords, the rhinestones, the gold spray paint, everything. if only I had $700 to spare… 

April 2, 2014
the-hardest-of-hearts-survive:

Vicente López y Portaña
Saint Sebastian Tended by Saint Irene 
1795-1800
Oil on canvas
The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center

the-hardest-of-hearts-survive:

Vicente López y Portaña

Saint Sebastian Tended by Saint Irene 

1795-1800

Oil on canvas

The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center

April 1, 2014
cacophagy:

“Saint Sebastian”, Antonio de Bellis ( c.1616-Naples-c.1656) Venezia, Private Collection

cacophagy:

“Saint Sebastian”, Antonio de Bellis ( c.1616-Naples-c.1656) Venezia, Private Collection

(Source: satyrica)

March 31, 2014
cacophagy:

Saint Sebastian (1927) - Dalí

cacophagy:

Saint Sebastian (1927) - Dalí

(Source: satyrica)

March 30, 2014
le-desir-de-charcot:

Domenico Zampieri called Domenichino (Italian, 1581-1641), Saint Sebastian, before 1625. Color on canvas, 138.5 x 94 cm (54.5 x 37 in).

le-desir-de-charcot:

Domenico Zampieri called Domenichino (Italian, 1581-1641), Saint Sebastian, before 1625. Color on canvas, 138.5 x 94 cm (54.5 x 37 in).

(Source: polyeucte-de-melitena)

March 29, 2014
salamandra75:

Saint Sebastian

salamandra75:

Saint Sebastian

March 28, 2014

Saint Sebastiancopied from St. Sebastian by Giovanni Bazzi c.1576

Saint Sebastian
copied from St. Sebastian by Giovanni Bazzi c.1576

(Source: rogerdavenport)

March 27, 2014
necspenecmetu:

Augustin Van den Berghe, Saint Sebastian, c. 1777

necspenecmetu:

Augustin Van den Berghe, Saint Sebastian, c. 1777

March 26, 2014
ka-atum-ra:

Liberale Da Verona - San Sebastiano

ka-atum-ra:

Liberale Da Verona - San Sebastiano

March 25, 2014
camilotangerine:

Giovanni Battista Beinaschi, St Sebastian, second half of the 17th century, oil on canvas, 131 x 97 cm., Private collection.

camilotangerine:

Giovanni Battista Beinaschi, St Sebastian, second half of the 17th century, oil on canvas, 131 x 97 cm., Private collection.

March 24, 2014
camilotangerine:

Mattia Preti (Il Cavaliere Calabrese), St Sebastian, 1687, oil on canvas, 272 x 195 cm., Chiesa Monumentale di San Domenico, Taverna.

camilotangerine:

Mattia Preti (Il Cavaliere Calabrese), St Sebastian, 1687, oil on canvas, 272 x 195 cm., Chiesa Monumentale di San Domenico, Taverna.

March 23, 2014
365-trees:

St Sebastian
Woodblock, German around 1470s

365-trees:

St Sebastian

Woodblock, German around 1470s

March 22, 2014
camilotangerine:

Paolo Veronese, St Sebastian, 1565, oil on canvas, 114 x 71 cm., Kunsthistorisches Museum, Wien.

camilotangerine:

Paolo Veronese, St Sebastian, 1565, oil on canvas, 114 x 71 cm., Kunsthistorisches Museum, Wien.