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By Dan Segar | Pretentiousness, confusion and obscurity for self-proclaimed hipsters.

This painting by Pieter Saenredam shows the interior of the Buurkerk at Utrecht from the door in the north side looking south-west. Saenredam, in contrast to some other Dutch architectural painters, always attempted to be as faithful to reality as possible when representing existing church interiors. He usually worked from carefully measured drawings produced in the church itself: http://bit.ly/1hp5cuA

Madame, how do you doooo?

Illustration of The Lady and the Lion from ‘Grimm’s Fairy Tales’, by Arthur Rackham c.1908 via http://www.bl.uk

Illustration of The Lady and the Lion from ‘Grimm’s Fairy Tales’, by Arthur Rackham c.1908

art-centric:

Il tifone
Galileo Chini, 1911

On this day in 1609 Galileo Galilei demonstrated his first telescope to Venetian lawmakers, including Leonardo Donato, the Doge (ruler) of Venice. At the time, Galileo taught geometry, mechanics and astronomy at the University of Padua, which was part of the Venetian republic. A year after the demonstration, he published Starry Messenger, which described his finding - made with his new telescope - that Venus and the moons of Jupiter have phases, like the Moon. Galileo recognized that his observations supported Nicolaus Copernicus's theory that the planets revolve around the Sun. His advocacy of the theory culminated in 1632 with the publication of his Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems. The book and the surrounding controversy led to his conviction by the Roman Inquisition in 1633 of heresy. Galileo was held under house arrest until his death in 1642.

leprincelointain:

Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939) - 1920’s.

Fighting History | Tate

MOMA

Composition with reading figure, Ebba Carstensen. Danish (1885 - 1967)

Composition with reading figure, Ebba Carstensen. Danish (1885 - 1967)
- Oil on Canvas -

Læsende lille pige / A little girl reading, 1900, Johan Gudmundsen-Holmgreen. Danish (1858 - 1912)

Læsende lille pige / A little girl reading, 1900, Johan Gudmundsen-Holmgreen. Danish (1858 - 1912)

Allegory of Music (1649)

Allegory of Music (1649). Laurent de La Hyre (French, 1606-1656). Oil on canvas. Met.

The allegorical figure tunes a theorbo. At her shoulder is a songbird, symbol of natural music, whereas by contrast she may be musica artificialis, modern music theory and practice. To the right are various contemporary instruments and scores: a lute, a violin, two recorders, a vocal exercise, and a song in two parts.

vintagegal:

joga:

Kitagawa Utamaro

(via Rudolf Jettmar | Frank T. Zumbachs Mysterious World)

(via Rudolf Jettmar | Frank T. Zumbachs Mysterious World)

Rudolf Jettmar, Ladon and the Hesperides (1905)

Much of this painting's impact arises from the simple geometric shapes of the large sails. Find out more about 'A Dutch Yacht and Other Vessels Becalmed near the Shore' by Hendrick Dubbels here: http://bit.ly/1OUO5Lo

Guillaume Seignac

CAMASSEI, AndreaThe Hunt of Diana1638-39Oil on canvas, 300 x 410 cmGalleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica, Rome

CAMASSEI, Andrea
The Hunt of Diana
1638-39
Oil on canvas, 300 x 410 cm
Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica, Rome

Keith Negley keithnegleyPhilosophy of the heart

Philosophy of the heart

ooksaidthelibrarian:

CAMASSEI, AndreaThe Massacre of the Niobids1638-39Oil on canvas, 300 x 410 cmGalleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica, Rome

CAMASSEI, Andrea
The Massacre of the Niobids
1638-39
Oil on canvas, 300 x 410 cm
Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica, Rome

nigra-lux:

BRUEGHEL, Pieter, the Elder (1526/1530–1569)

The Fall of the Rebel Angels, details
1562
Oil on oak, 117.0 x 162.0 cm
Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium
Ed. Orig.

pixography:

Salvador Dali ~ “The Maximum Speed of Raphael’s Madonna“ ,1954

Elizabethan Dance, ca 1954, John Piper. English (1903 - 1992)

Elizabethan Dance, ca 1954, John Piper. English (1903 - 1992)
- Lithograph printed in colours -

A very near thing.

thatofficial70show:

#WorkoftheWeek is David Bomberg's 'In the Hold'. The painting is based on a scene of dockers working in the hold of a ship. Bomberg has left visible the squaring-up grid, using it to dissolve the subject of the picture into dynamic angular facets. http://ow.ly/QZGN0

#TateRecommends 'Swinging' by Kandinsky http://ow.ly/R2fSb "It seems to radiate out of the corner of the room in which it is hung. It’s almost like a stained-glass window bringing light and energy into the gallery." Rebecca Court, Tate Volunteer Guide

"Apparatus and Hand" Salvador Dali 1927

Willem Kalf chose the objects shown for their magnificent colour and texture in this still life. The sparkle of the lobster, the gleam of the lemon, the subtle texture of the carpet, all demonstrate the play of light over different surfaces: http://bit.ly/1Tpw0f7