themirame:

pierre bonnard

themirame:

pierre bonnard

(via slow-kimi)

alongtimealone:

Nu aux Souldiers Roses (by lluisribesmateu1969)
matisse

alongtimealone:

Nu aux Souldiers Roses (by lluisribesmateu1969)
matisse

urgetocreate:

Kelly Medford, Late Morning in Bed

urgetocreate:

Kelly Medford, Late Morning in Bed

(via alongtimealone)

jeff koons
serpents
1988
from http://joshuaabelow.blogspot.com/

jeff koons

serpents

1988

from http://joshuaabelow.blogspot.com/

amare-habeo:

Franz Lerch (Austrian,1895-1977) - Girl with Hat (Mädchen mit Hut), 1929
Berlinische Galerie, Germany

amare-habeo:

Franz Lerch (Austrian,1895-1977) - Girl with Hat (Mädchen mit Hut), 1929

Berlinische Galerie, Germany

(via alongtimealone)

alongtimealone:

Vilhelm Hammershøi - Portrait of Ida, the Artist’s Wife (by International Visual Art)

alongtimealone:

Vilhelm Hammershøi - Portrait of Ida, the Artist’s Wife (by International Visual Art)

julianminima:

Ezra Tessler

julianminima:

Ezra Tessler

(Source: grimmergrimmer, via annareser)

stephenwrightblog:

"Gifted Piano"
Acrylic, gouache, Chinese ink, & gesso on paper. 11 x 8.5” 2011
Stephen Wright

stephenwrightblog:

"Gifted Piano"

Acrylic, gouache, Chinese ink, & gesso on paper. 11 x 8.5” 2011

Stephen Wright

japaneseaesthetics:

Kabuto samurai Helmet in dragonfly shape. 17th century, Japan. Iron, lacquer, wood, leather, gilt, pigments, silk, papier-mâché.  28 x 24 x 13 3/4 in. (71.12 x 60.96 x 34.93 cm) (approx.) The James Ford Bell Foundation Endowment for Art Acquisition and gift of funds from Siri and Bob Marshall 2012.31.1a-c   .  IMA
During the 15th and 16th centuries, Japan’s feudal families vied for supremacy, amassing vast armies to ensure their dominion and to conquer weaker neighbors. High-ranking lords began to embellish their helmets with sculptural forms so that they could be visually located on the battlefield. Exotic helmets (kawari kabuto) also allowed leaders to choose symbolic motifs for their helmets that reflected some aspect of their personality or that of their collective battalions. This helmet is shaped like a giant dragonfly. In Japan, the dragonfly is symbolic of focused endeavor and vigilance because of its manner of moving up, down and sideways while continuing to face forward. In addition, in ancient texts Japan was often referred to as Akitsushima (Land of the Dragonflies), because of their abundance. They were also thought to be the spirits of rice, since they are often to be found hovering above the flooded rice fields.

japaneseaesthetics:

Kabuto samurai Helmet in dragonfly shape. 17th century, Japan. Iron, lacquer, wood, leather, gilt, pigments, silk, papier-mâché.
28 x 24 x 13 3/4 in. (71.12 x 60.96 x 34.93 cm) (approx.)
The James Ford Bell Foundation Endowment for Art Acquisition and gift of funds from Siri and Bob Marshall 2012.31.1a-c   .  IMA

During the 15th and 16th centuries, Japan’s feudal families vied for supremacy, amassing vast armies to ensure their dominion and to conquer weaker neighbors. High-ranking lords began to embellish their helmets with sculptural forms so that they could be visually located on the battlefield. Exotic helmets (kawari kabuto) also allowed leaders to choose symbolic motifs for their helmets that reflected some aspect of their personality or that of their collective battalions. This helmet is shaped like a giant dragonfly. In Japan, the dragonfly is symbolic of focused endeavor and vigilance because of its manner of moving up, down and sideways while continuing to face forward. In addition, in ancient texts Japan was often referred to as Akitsushima (Land of the Dragonflies), because of their abundance. They were also thought to be the spirits of rice, since they are often to be found hovering above the flooded rice fields.

(Source: collections.artsmia.org, via drawpaintprint)

thefabricpress:

The featherwork of Peru’s Ica Valley [ via threadparty ]

(via dionyssos)

amare-habeo:

David Shterenberg (Ukrainian-born Russian painter, 1881 - 1948) - Still Life, 1910-1922 
Oil on canvas

amare-habeo:

David Shterenberg (Ukrainian-born Russian painter, 1881 - 1948) - Still Life, 1910-1922 

Oil on canvas

(Source: textless)

(Source: textless)

nevver:

R. Crumb

(via hijaktaffairs)

artishardgr:

John Singer Sargent - Ramon Subercaseaux 1880

artishardgr:

John Singer Sargent - Ramon Subercaseaux 1880

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