Notes: 32 / 1 hour ago
Elizabeth Willing Jackson
Thomas Sully (1783-1872)
Oil on canvas
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
Notes: 109 / 3 hours ago
A relief of Sekhmet breastfeeding the pharaoh Niuserre, from the king’s funerary temple, now at the Neues Museum in Berlin.
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…
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…
Notes: 250 / 5 hours ago
100,000-Year-Old Case of Brain Damage Discovered
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…
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…
Notes: 206 / 6 hours ago
An anonymous 18th century Mexican painting of Mary in prayer.
Notes: 118 / 8 hours ago
Date: 16th century
Medium: Iron, lacquer
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
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