1. Notes: 32 / 1 hour ago 
    Elizabeth Willing Jackson
Thomas Sully (1783-1872)
1822
Oil on canvas
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts

    Elizabeth Willing Jackson

    Thomas Sully (1783-1872)

    1822

    Oil on canvas

    Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts

     
  2. Notes: 109 / 3 hours ago  from dwellerinthelibrary
    dwellerinthelibrary:

A relief of Sekhmet breastfeeding the pharaoh Niuserre, from the king’s funerary temple, now at the Neues Museum in Berlin.

    dwellerinthelibrary:

    A relief of Sekhmet breastfeeding the pharaoh Niuserre, from the king’s funerary temple, now at the Neues Museum in Berlin.

     
  3. Notes: 8 / 3 hours ago 

    meeeert said: I think everyone has their own visions about art. It changes for each person in people. And it should be like that. Compromising with other persons about our personal art view and creating a new vision , it can be cool. Different than other totaliter and promoted trends. Minimalist and anti-populist. Now it sounds like anti capitalist but i should say : "Art cannot be capitalist." If it is , its not art. We can call it moneymaker stuff.

    Amen, but let us never forget that a guy’s gotta eat…

  4. Notes: 10 / 4 hours ago 

    meeeert said: Ehm , sounds amazing. I just wonder why nobody doing something like that? Creating spesific art trends , yeah still we are inspiring from that old trends. But we are just want to see them in museums or Italy etc. Creating synthesis between old trends with new trends can be cool. Totally synthesis , not upgrading them. Taking them originally and mixing them. What about that?

    Yeah, remixing things seems to be the order of the day, no? When I was young what I really wanted to do was to be part of an art movement like dada, Surrealism or even the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood with manifestos and rules and a sense of common striving, something I could join after graduation the way other people joined the army. My friend came up with Pseudolism, but that was just a Pseudo art movement, which seems in keeping with our post-modern mistrust of mass movements. The closest thing I’ve ever experienced is Punk, but that wasn’t meant to last and was soon swallowed by Capitalist culture — witness the Ramones on the Cadillac commercial or (almost) Johnny Rotten in Jesus Christ Superstar…

  5. Notes: 250 / 5 hours ago  from archaeologicalnews
    100,000-Year-Old Case of Brain Damage Discovered

    archaeologicalnews:

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    An ancient skeleton unearthed in Israel may contain the oldest evidence of brain damage in a modern human.

    The child, who lived about 100,000 years ago, survived head trauma for several years, but suffered from permanent brain damage as a result, new 3D imaging reveals.

    Given the brain…

  6. Notes: 26 / 5 hours ago 

    meeeert said: Which art trend in history that you want to adapt this century if you could? That could be synthesis or totally original. Give it a name. Thank you.

    Hey, you know what? I’d like to see a return to profound philosophy animating artworks rather than shock, politics and a facile cleverness. You could call it neo-neo-platonism or something like that…

  7. Notes: 206 / 6 hours ago  from allaboutmary
    allaboutmary:

An anonymous 18th century Mexican painting of Mary in prayer.

    allaboutmary:

    An anonymous 18th century Mexican painting of Mary in prayer.

     
  8. Notes: 118 / 8 hours ago  from fishstickmonkey
    fishstickmonkey:

Zukinnari Kabuto

Date: 16th century
Culture: Japanese
Medium: Iron, lacquer
Metropolitan Museum of Art

    fishstickmonkey:

    Zukinnari Kabuto

    Date: 16th century
    Culture: Japanese
    Medium: Iron, lacquer
     
  9. Notes: 51 / 10 hours ago 
    The Infant of the Apocalypse Saved from the Dragon
by Joseph Severn
Date painted: c.1827-31/1843
Oil on canvas, 223.5 x 127 cm
Collection: Tate

    The Infant of the Apocalypse Saved from the Dragon

    by Joseph Severn

    Date painted: c.1827-31/1843

    Oil on canvas, 223.5 x 127 cm

    Collection: Tate

     
  10. Notes: 157 / 12 hours ago 
    The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: The Rider on the White Horse
by George Frederic Watts
Date painted: c.1874–1883
Oil on canvas, 66.5 x 53.4 cm
Collection: National Museums Liverpool

    The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: The Rider on the White Horse

    by George Frederic Watts

    Date painted: c.1874–1883

    Oil on canvas, 66.5 x 53.4 cm

    Collection: National Museums Liverpool

     
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