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clemention:

The Kiss - Gustav Klimt

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Sir John Lavery

Speak! Speak! (1895)

Speak! Speak! (1895). Sir John Everett Millais (English, 1829-1896). Oil paint on canvas. Tate.

Millais’s son J.G. Millais, locates the scene in Ancient Rome: ‘It is that of a young Roman who has been reading through the night the letters of his lost love; and at dawn, behold, the curtains of his bed are parted, and there before him stands, in spirit or in truth, the lady herself, decked as on her bridal night, and gazing upon him with sad but loving eyes.’

zzzze:

René Magritte, Deep Waters,1941

Which artists would you invite to a dinner party and why? (Sir Stanley Spencer, Dinner on the Hotel Lawn)

Squirrels were popular pets in England as early as the 14th century. Hans Holbein the Younger probably painted this picture during his first visit to England in 1526-8. The sitter is likely to be Anne Lovell, whose family showed squirrels on their coat of arms: http://bit.ly/1S7c51g

Have you ever looked closely at Bermejo's 'Saint Michael Triumphs over the Devil'? Try using the zoom tool on our website here: http://bit.ly/1SilqU6 What details can you see?

hinducosmos:

Ragini Asavari: Fourth Consort of Raga Megh
Artist: Kailash Raj, Watercolor on Paper
(via Exotic India)

thejeweledotter:

Chaetopoda by Ernst Haeckel

artmastered:

Alphonse Mucha, Woman in the Wilderness, 1923

gmgallery:

A Melody of Ancient Egypt by Henry Clive, c. 1930

ericusrexlovesartinallforms:

Girl on the Beach - Max Nonnenbruch

zeezrom:

Francis Picabia - Nu devant un paysage 1938

La persistencia de la memoria Salvador Dali's The Persistence of Memory, like the Mona Lisa, is one of the most famous and most referenced paintings of all time. Pretty amazing, considering that Dali's piece isn't nearly as old as da Vinci's. 1. The Persistence of Memory has come to be known by many other names, including Soft Watches, Droopy Watches, The Persistence of Time, and Melting Clocks. 2. In 1954, Dali's The Disintegration of the Persistence of Memory reinterpreted his famous work. The composition is much the same, but the items and background are fragmented into smaller components and blocks. New additions to the image include water, a fish, and horn-like objects. 3. After the dropping of the atom bomb in 1945, Dali changed gears, moving from a Freudian phase into a scientific phase. The Persistence of Memory seems to be the transition between his phases. 4. The painting, especially the melting clocks, has been frequently referenced in pop culture. Some notable references in television include Doctor Who (the First Doctor), Futurama, Hey Arnold! and The Simpsons. Other references can be found in the music video for Brad Paisley's song "Alcohol," the movie Looney Tunes: Back in Action, Gary Larson's comic The Far Side, the 75th issue of the Wolverine comic, and the video games EarthBound and Crash Bandicoot 2: N-Tranced. 5. Some people believe the painting, as a visualization of Einstein's theory of relativity, depicts gravity distorting time. 6. Dali claimed, "The difference between a madman and me is that I am not mad." So what's your take on the painting? Is it a visualization of Einstein's theory, a statement on the war, a self-portrait, or something else entirely? About Dali himself — do you think he was right when he stated that he's not mad? #Дали By : John Barous 2015 - #WhereisSalvadorDali Docent, The Salvador Dali Museum, Saint Petersburg, FL. (1996-2011). .We attempt to credit photographers and content owners wherever possible, however due to the sheer size and nature of the internet this is sometimes impractical or impossible. If you see any images on our site which you believe belong to yourself or another and we have incorrectly used it please let us know & we will respond asap.

Italian painter and architect Pietro da Cortona died on this day in 1669. His painting 'Saint Cecilia' is in our collection: http://bit.ly/1Jkh3Ek

It's London Tree week 23-31 May. We've got lots of events to celebrate, like our Lunchtime talk on Tuesday 19 May, which looks at Hobbema's 'Avenue at Middleharnis'. http://bit.ly/1JkjSoR

Camille Pissarro 1830-1903

yajifun:

One-legged Umbrella Demon

傘一本足 歌川広貞 1855年

“ENCHANTED BEACH WITH THREE FLUID GRACES,” SALVADOR DALI 1938 The “Graces” here appear to be an amalgamation of the Greek Graces, beauty, charm and joy, and the Three Fates, who control the life thread of every person. In Dali’s depiction of them, the figures are seamlessly woven into their surroundings, with features that appear humanoid from a distance but are actually comprised of entirely separate objects upon closer inspection. Facial features are formed from rocks or horses or even other people. The most ethereal of the Fates on the far left actually appears to be part of a skull, if you look at it just right. Дали By : John Barous 2015 - #WhereisSalvadorDali Docent, The Salvador Dali Museum, Saint Petersburg, FL. (1996-2011). .We attempt to credit photographers and content owners wherever possible, however due to the sheer size and nature of the internet this is sometimes impractical or impossible. If you see any images on our site which you believe belong to yourself or another and we have incorrectly used it please let us know & we will respond asap.

London's looking lovely this evening! What artwork reminds you of home? (Algernon Newton, 'The Surrey Canal, Camberwell' 1935)

humanoidhistory:

The Altar, Mikalojus Čiurlionis, 1909, Lithuania.

kafkasapartment:

Study for Sentinels “B”, 1985. Clarence Holbrook Carter. Acrylic on canvas

oni-fukucho:

Toshikata (1866 - 1908)
The Courtesan Jigoku-dayu and Priest Ikkyu, 1899

Known for carrying a staff topped with a skull to remind New Year’s Day revelers of the inevitability of death, Ikkyu enlightened the young courtesan as to the evils of her profession, and she became a convert to religious life.

The Love Letter

The Love Letter. François Flameng (French, 1856-1923). Oil on panel.

Flameng initially received renown for his history painting and portraiture, and became a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts. He decorated such important civic buildings as the Sorbonne and the Opera Comique. Flameng was granted France’s highest civilian honor, the Legion d'Honneur, and designed some of France’s first bank notes.