Will Wilson
String Theory, 2006

Will Wilson

String Theory, 2006

vcrfl:


Joachim Wtewael: Perseus Rescuing Andromeda, 1611.

vcrfl:

Joachim Wtewael: Perseus Rescuing Andromeda, 1611.

snowce:


Milo Manara
blueruins:


Naked Under the Vine (1909) by Hermen Anglada Camarasa

snowce:

Alphonse MuchaLe Pater pt. I, , ca. 1899

centuriespast:


The Four Seasons


Henry Picou (French, 1824-1895), Jean-Léon Gérôme (French, 1824-1904), Gustave Rodolphe Boulanger (French, 1824-1888), Jean-Louis Hamon (French, 1821-1874)


Date: 1850
The artists who painted this work belonged to a group called the Néo-Grecs (New Greeks). They concentrated on depicting scenes of daily life in ancient Greece and Rome-often with an erotic slant. Here, relying on a popular Greco-Roman theme, the four works represent the seasons and their associated activities: the pursuit of love in springtime; bathing in summer; harvesting grapes in fall; and a funerary ritual in winter. The decorative gold, black, and red borders also enhance the classical aspect of the work by recalling the painted wall decorations of the ancient Roman city of Pompeii. The artists painted this work for their friend, the French actor Edmond Got (1822-1901). They likely presented this picture to Got in commemoration of his election to the Comédie francaise acting company and as a memento of their friendship.
The Cleveland Museum of Art

centuriespast:

The Four Seasons

Date: 1850

The artists who painted this work belonged to a group called the Néo-Grecs (New Greeks). They concentrated on depicting scenes of daily life in ancient Greece and Rome-often with an erotic slant. Here, relying on a popular Greco-Roman theme, the four works represent the seasons and their associated activities: the pursuit of love in springtime; bathing in summer; harvesting grapes in fall; and a funerary ritual in winter. The decorative gold, black, and red borders also enhance the classical aspect of the work by recalling the painted wall decorations of the ancient Roman city of Pompeii. The artists painted this work for their friend, the French actor Edmond Got (1822-1901). They likely presented this picture to Got in commemoration of his election to the Comédie francaise acting company and as a memento of their friendship.

The Cleveland Museum of Art

centuriespast:


In the Waves (Dans les Vagues)


Paul Gauguin (French, 1848-1903)


Date: 1889
The Cleveland Museum of Art

centuriespast:

In the Waves (Dans les Vagues)

Paul Gauguin (French, 1848-1903)

Date: 1889

The Cleveland Museum of Art

lifenaked:


From Sylvain’s Tahiti.
lifenaked:


From Tahitian Beauties, by Lucien Gauthier.
nirvanibliss:


Mischievous Krishna and the Gopis… 

nirvanibliss:

Mischievous Krishna and the Gopis… 

Arthur Rackham