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.

centuriespast:

Mask in the Form of a Fox’s Head
Carved by Horo, Japanese

Geography:Made in Japan, AsiaPeriod:Edo Period (1615-1868)

Date:c. 1725

Medium:Carved cypress wood with painted decoration
Philadelphia Museum of Art

centuriespast:

Mask in the Form of a Fox’s Head

Carved by Horo, Japanese

Geography:
Made in Japan, Asia
Period:
Edo Period (1615-1868) Date:
c. 1725 Medium:
Carved cypress wood with painted decoration
Philadelphia Museum of Art

drawingdetail:

Joseph Mallord William Turner, Vignette Study of a Ship in a Storm, c. 1826-36. Watercolour on paper, 18 x 22.7 cm. Tate Britain, London.

drawingdetail:

Joseph Mallord William Turner, Vignette Study of a Ship in a Storm, c. 1826-36. Watercolour on paper, 18 x 22.7 cm. Tate Britain, London.

likeafieldmouse:

J. M. W. Turner 

1. A Study of Skies

2. Sunrise

3. Sun Rising Over Water or Wet Sands

4. Sunrise at Sea

5. A Crimson Sky

6. A Fiery Sunset

7. Crimson Sunset

8. Running Wave in a Cross-tide: Evening

magrittee:

Rene Magritte - The Talkative Jewels

magrittee:

Rene Magritte - The Talkative Jewels

drakontomalloi:

Anonymous Flemish artist - Touch, detail. The Lady and the Unicorn series of tapestries (Musée national du Moyen Âge). Around 1484 – 1500

drakontomalloi:

Anonymous Flemish artist - Touch, detail. The Lady and the Unicorn series of tapestries (Musée national du Moyen Âge). Around 1484 – 1500