aleyma:

Relief plaque with face of an owl, made in Egypt, 400-30 BC (source).

aleyma:

Relief plaque with face of an owl, made in Egypt, 400-30 BC (source).

thee-gold-bug:

Oskar Kokoschka

thee-gold-bug:

Oskar Kokoschka

rhythm-harmony-of-life:

Art by John Melhuish Strudwick (c 1886) - “Circe and Scylla.”

rhythm-harmony-of-life:

Art by John Melhuish Strudwick (c 1886) - “Circe and Scylla.”

poboh:

Salvador Dali set up his easel at the Zoo de Vincennes to paint a rhino, 1955,  Manuel Litran.

poboh:

Salvador Dali set up his easel at the Zoo de Vincennes to paint a rhino, 1955, Manuel Litran.

yellow-raw:

Pietà by Käthe Kollwitz

yellow-raw:

Pietà by Käthe Kollwitz

tierradentro:

Student Breaks 19th Century Greco-Roman Statue While Taking a Selfie
“At a museum in Milan, Italy, a student reportedly climbed on a statue dating back to the early 19th century to take a selfie and caused the statue’s left leg to fall off. The discovery was made on Tuesday morning by the staff of the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera, one of Italy’s most renowned academic institutions, and it was apparently also recorded by security cameras.
The statue depicts the “Drunken Satyr,” an ancient Greek sculpture of the Hellenistic era showing a human-like figure with animal features drunkenly sleeping. Fortunately, the statue is a copy located in the academy’s hallway leading to a room full of more valuable works of the most famous sculptors of the era, including Antonio Canova, Italian newspapers reported." (via)
Museum Selfies: just don’t.
(And Canova wasn’t an Hellenistic era sculptor, Time.)

tierradentro:

Student Breaks 19th Century Greco-Roman Statue While Taking a Selfie

At a museum in Milan, Italy, a student reportedly climbed on a statue dating back to the early 19th century to take a selfie and caused the statue’s left leg to fall off. The discovery was made on Tuesday morning by the staff of the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera, one of Italy’s most renowned academic institutions, and it was apparently also recorded by security cameras.

The statue depicts the “Drunken Satyr,” an ancient Greek sculpture of the Hellenistic era showing a human-like figure with animal features drunkenly sleeping. Fortunately, the statue is a copy located in the academy’s hallway leading to a room full of more valuable works of the most famous sculptors of the era, including Antonio Canova, Italian newspapers reported." (via)

Museum Selfies: just don’t.

(And Canova wasn’t an Hellenistic era sculptor, Time.)

kalories1:

blue-voids:

Henri Matisse working on The Dance (1910)

ahh thats so cool

kalories1:

blue-voids:

Henri Matisse working on The Dance (1910)

ahh thats so cool

marsianaburn:

Alphonse Mucha
Model posing in Mucha’s studio

marsianaburn:

Alphonse Mucha

Model posing in Mucha’s studio

hannahchristenson:

clavicola:

Hayao Miyazaki’s studio


Dat studio.

hannahchristenson:

clavicola:

Hayao Miyazaki’s studio

Dat studio.

blastedheath:

Donald Sultan (American, b. 1951), Oranges on a Branch, March 14, 1992, 1992. Tar, spackle, oil on tiles over masonite, 97 1/2 x 96 3/4 x 5 1/8 in.

blastedheath:

Donald Sultan (American, b. 1951), Oranges on a Branch, March 14, 1992, 1992. Tar, spackle, oil on tiles over masonite, 97 1/2 x 96 3/4 x 5 1/8 in.

tierradentro:

Study for “Christina’s World”, 1948, Andrew Wyeth.

tierradentro:

Study for “Christina’s World”, 1948, Andrew Wyeth.

barcarole:

Letter to Gaugin from Vincent van Gogh

Van Gogh was born today on this day in 1853, here is a link to an amazing site where many of his letters are transcribed online, including his correspondence with the artists he was in contact with, such as Gaugain.
poeticasvisuais:

“Still Life with Carafe and Lemons”, 1887, Vincent van Gogh.

poeticasvisuais:

Still Life with Carafe and Lemons”, 1887, Vincent van Gogh.

fuckmefuckmefuckmefuckme:

The Wave (1896) by William-Adolphe Bouguereau 

fuckmefuckmefuckmefuckme:

  • The Wave (1896) by William-Adolphe Bouguereau