benvenuto

“Jean was stuck, heart hammering in his chest. What could he do? He was floored, he was breathless, he was lost. How did he get here, with this beautiful boy smiling up at him, surrounded by flowers and sunny contentment? Where did he go from here, in this situation that could be both friendly, and decidedly not?”

Red Beanie Thursday feature: Benvenuto by angels-in-your-angles.

A Jeanmarco fic where Jean is not the target of a terrorist group, does not trigger the apocalypse, suffer from chronic nightmares, psychologically tortures himself because of his sexuality, or tries to distance himself from Marco because of poor self image. Hard to believe, I know, but read it and find out for yourself. Benvenuto is sunny, gripping, and amazingly heart warming. Please take a break and read it.

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“Jean… was absolutely dumbfounded. Marco had gone and tucked poppies, daisies—whatever wildflowers he and Sasha could get their hands on—into his hair and into the folds of his sheet, to the point where any small movement made petals flutter to the ground. He grinned jovially at Jean, apparently greatly satisfied with his genius solution.”


Drawn from this beautiful fic
By this beautiful person 

Here, just take my heart, just…

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Benvenuto Cellini was born on this day in 1500. One of the greatest sculptors of his generation, Cellini worked in gold, bronze, and marble. Among his finest works are the magnificent gold salt cellar made for King Francis I and the bronze statue of Perseus holding the head of Medusa, which he cast in one piece. Cellini is also famous for his autobiography full of tales of professional rivalry and jealousy.

Reference: Alessandro Nova. “Cellini, Benvenuto.” Grove Art Online. Oxford Art Online. Oxford University Press.<http://www.oxfordartonline.com/subscriber/article/grove/art/T015121>.

Further reading: The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini (1999); Cellini and the Principles of Sculpture by Michael W. Cole (2002)

Salt Cellar, 1540-44, gold, enamel and ebony, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

Bust of Cosimo I, 1546-47, bronze, Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence

Perseus, 1545-54, bronze, Loggia dei Lanzi, Florence

This is the kitten scene from the JeanMarco fic Benvenuto by chromochaotic. It’s such a sweet story, I love it :) I hope it looks ok, and that the clothing is alright. I hate doing any sort of background lol

This has been ‘done’ for months now but I wasn’t happy with it so i’d open it up and tweek it once in a while. But I’m just going to say that it’s good enough! haha Kittens are so fun to draw! The white and brown one is Jean’s cat Johanna in my fic Orca. I couldn’t resist adding her, she is adorable <3

Perseus with the Head of Medusa

Bronze Statue, 1545 -1554
Loggia dei Lanzi at Florence

Benvenuto Cellini (Italian; 3 November 1500 – 13 February 1571) was an Italian goldsmith, sculptor, draftsman, soldier and musician, who also wrote a famous autobiography. He was one of the most important artists of Mannerism.