Joan of Arc by Albert Lynch (1851-1912)
engraving from Figaro Illustre magazine, 1903

Joan of Arc by Albert Lynch (1851-1912)

engraving from Figaro Illustre magazine, 1903

dwnsy:

Frida Kahlo (1907.07.06-1954.07.13)

dwnsy:

Frida Kahlo (1907.07.06-1954.07.13)

What Do Artists Do All Day is a BBC4 series consisting of exactly what it sounds like. In mini documentaries, a cameraman follows and interviews established artists during the course of their daily lives, observing them prepare for shows, make works, gather reference, go to their favourite cafes, etc. The production value is fantastic, the interviews are great, there is a huge amount of variety and (imo) the whole concept is enthralling.

:-) If you’re interested in this sort of thing check it out for sure! Each episode is half an hour and they’re all on youtube! I can’t stop watching them. (These stills are Norman Ackroyd and Polly Morgan.)

samanthaconlonart:

lovers i, october 2012

lovers were instructed to write their least favourite thing about each other on their most favourite part of each other

philamuseum:

Happy birthday to Gustav Klimt. Today we celebrate his special day with a painting he began in 1917, but was left unfinished by his sudden death in 1918. This masterful portraitist had an incredible impact on painting with his intimate depictions of women and remarkable detailing. Has anything unfinished ever looked so good?Now on view: “Frauenbildnis (Portrait of a Woman),” 1917–18, by Gustav Klimt (On loan from The Lewis Collection)

philamuseum:

Happy birthday to Gustav Klimt. Today we celebrate his special day with a painting he began in 1917, but was left unfinished by his sudden death in 1918. This masterful portraitist had an incredible impact on painting with his intimate depictions of women and remarkable detailing. Has anything unfinished ever looked so good?

Now on view: “Frauenbildnis (Portrait of a Woman),” 1917–18, by Gustav Klimt (On loan from The Lewis Collection)

hedoesntlikeprettygirls:

'FORBIDDEN FRUIT' 

This is the first shoot of the photo series.  I’m still in the process of deciding on other fruit options and trying to figure out how to open that coconut.

arthistorianmindswirls:

Walter Crane, Diana and Endymion

arthistorianmindswirls:

Walter Crane, Diana and Endymion

kevinlucbert:

House by the sea,
21 x 29,7cm, encre sur papier, Kevin Lucbert, 2013.

kevinlucbert:

House by the sea,

21 x 29,7cm, encre sur papier, Kevin Lucbert, 2013.

violaceae:

violaceae:

***casually falls in love with the girl who went to visit marina abramović’s ‘the artist is present’ on several separate occasions***

i still think about this girl a lot

Self-consciousness is the enemy of all art, be it acting, writing, painting, or living itself, which is the greatest art of all.
Ray Bradbury. (via ac-z)
taishou-kun:

Kosen こせん, sake flask in the form of an Akita dog 秋田犬, decorative arts, 1930s

taishou-kun:

Kosen こせん, sake flask in the form of an Akita dog 秋田, decorative arts, 1930s

megnasnax:

commandments

megnasnax:

commandments

russian-style:

Savely Sorin - Anna Pavlova
Anna Pavlova is one of the most famous and greatest ballet dancers. She took part in Diaghelev’s Seasons and later with her own ballet company. A friend to many royalties and celebrities, she was best known for her role of the Dying Swan.

russian-style:

Savely Sorin - Anna Pavlova

Anna Pavlova is one of the most famous and greatest ballet dancers. She took part in Diaghelev’s Seasons and later with her own ballet company. A friend to many royalties and celebrities, she was best known for her role of the Dying Swan.