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28 Nov 13 at 2 am

lyghtmylife:

Wilhelm Trübner

[German Realist Painter, 1851-1917]

Pair of Centaurs at a Waterfall

1880

oil on canvas

Height: 61.5 cm (24.21 in.), Width: 50 cm (19.69 in.)

Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Munich

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lyghtmylife:


Wilhelm Trübner
[German Realist Painter, 1851-1917]
Pair of Centaurs at a Waterfall
1880
oil on canvas
Height: 61.5 cm (24.21 in.), Width: 50 cm (19.69 in.)
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Munich
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20 Nov 13 at 11 pm

doloresdepalabra:

William Bouguereau - Young Girl Defending Herself Against Eros [c.1880]

A young nude woman sits with her arms outstretched, pushing away a winged boy. He is Cupid, the god of love, holding up an arrow to pierce her. The title suggests that the young woman is trying to defend herself, yet she smiles and struggles unconvincingly against the mischievous little god.

Visitors to the Paris exhibitions of the 1870s and 1880s loved Adolphe Bougereau’s paintings. The Getty Museum’s painting repeats a larger composition that Bougereau made for the Paris Salon in 1880; a viewer probably saw the larger version there and requested a smaller one for private viewing.

Bougereau placed his mythological fantasy in an idyllic, Arcadia-like landscape. In fact, he made this composition in his studio, copying the landscape from the neighbouring French countryside and using one of his favourite models.

[Oil on canvas, 31.25 x 21.625 inches]

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doloresdepalabra:

William Bouguereau - Young Girl Defending Herself Against Eros [c.1880]

A young nude woman sits with her arms outstretched, pushing away a winged boy. He is Cupid, the god of love, holding up an arrow to pierce her. The title suggests that the young woman is trying to defend herself, yet she smiles and struggles unconvincingly against the mischievous little god.
Visitors to the Paris exhibitions of the 1870s and 1880s loved Adolphe Bougereau’s paintings. The Getty Museum’s painting repeats a larger composition that Bougereau made for the Paris Salon in 1880; a viewer probably saw the larger version there and requested a smaller one for private viewing.
Bougereau placed his mythological fantasy in an idyllic, Arcadia-like landscape. In fact, he made this composition in his studio, copying the landscape from the neighbouring French countryside and using one of his favourite models.
[Oil on canvas, 31.25 x 21.625 inches]
"Cublai, gran Kham dei Tartari: D'un insultante orgoglio (Alzima)"
Diana Damrau
Arie di bravura
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17 Nov 13 at 3 pm

inebriatedpony:

     No one before Bernini had managed to make marble so carnal. In his nimble hands it would flatter and stream, quiver and sweat. His figures weep and shout, their torses twist and run, and arch themselves in spasms of intense sensation. He could, like an alchemist, change one material into another - marble into trees, leaves, hair, and, of course, flesh.  
     -   Simon Schama’s Power of Art. Bernini

(Source: cressus, via jolieing)

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17 Nov 13 at 2 pm

thedailyballet:

Olesia Novikova in Giselle.

Photo (c) Mark Olich.

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thedailyballet:

Olesia Novikova in Giselle.
Photo (c) Mark Olich.
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13 Nov 13 at 11 am

centuriespast:

MINIATURIST, Italian

Panegyric in honour of King Robert of Anjou

1334-36

Manuscript (Banco Rari 38)

Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale, Florence

(via medieval)

centuriespast:

MINIATURIST, Italian
Panegyric in honour of King Robert of Anjou
1334-36
Manuscript (Banco Rari 38)
Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale, Florence
"Vivaldi: Concerto In B Minor For Strings, RV 168 - 1. Allegro"
Andrea Marcon: Venice Baroque Orchestra
Vivaldi: Concertos & Sinfonias For Strings
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08 Oct 13 at 11 am

Federico de Madrazo y Kuntz - Concepción Remisa de Moret [1856]

(Source: marcuscrassus, via opus53)