Notes: 24 / 14 minutes ago
Ariadne Asleep on the Island of Naxos
John Vanderlyn (1775-1852)
Oil on canvas
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Notes: 57 / 2 hours ago
A Young Woman Tuning a Lute. Nicolaes Berchem (Dutch, 1620-1683). Oil on canvas.
This genre-like portrait is rather unusual in Berchem’s oeuvre: there are only four, including the present one. Berchem’s preference was pastoral landscapes in the Italianate manner.
Notes: 148 / 3 hours ago
from jonilover (originally from wasbella102)
The Venus of Dolní Věstonice; a ceramic statuette of a nude female figure dated to 29,000–25,000 BCE (Gravettian); Found at a Paleolithic site (Dolní Věstonice) in the Moravian basin south of Brno in 1925; made of clay fired at a relatively low temperature
Notes: 72 / 5 hours ago
from aletheiagogh (originally from nascent-1)
The Baptism by Pietro Longhi, 1755
Notes: 405 / 7 hours ago
An 18th century painting of Our Lady of Mount Carmel by the Bolivian artist Gaspar Miguel de Berrio.
Notes: 266 / 9 hours ago
from circulatoryhoney (originally from fitter-stoke)
Statuette of a naked woman, maybe the Great Goddess of Babylon (or Ishtar). From the necropolis of Hillah, near Babylon.
Notes: 174 / 13 hours ago
Marble statue of a wounded Amazon
Roman, 1st–2nd century A.D.
Marble, H. 203.84 cm (80 1/4 in.)
Copy of a Greek bronze statue of ca. 450–425 B.C.
In Greek art, the Amazons, a mythical race of warrior women from Asia Minor, were often depicted battling such heroes as Herakles, Achilles, and Theseus. This statue represents a refugee from battle who has lost her weapons and bleeds from a wound under her right breast. Her chiton is unfastened at one shoulder and belted at the waist with a makeshift bit of bridle from her horse. Despite her plight, her face shows no sign of pain or fatigue. She leans lightly on a pillar at her left and rests her right arm gracefully on her head in a gesture often used to denote sleep or death. Such emotional restraint was characteristic of classical art of the second half of the fifth century B.C.
The original statue probably stood in the precinct of the great temple of Artemis at Ephesos, on the coast of Asia Minor, where the Amazons has legendary and cultic connections with the goddess. The Roman writer Pliny the Elder described a competition held in the mid-fifth century B.C. between five famous sculptors, including Phidias, Polykleitos, and Kresilas, who were to make a statue of a wounded Amazon for the temple. This statue type is generally associated with that contest. [x]
Notes: 289 / 15 hours ago
Achala, Destroyer of Ignorance, with Consort
Medium: Tangka, gouache on cotton
Dimensions: Image: 34 1/8 × 25 7/8 in. (86.7 × 65.7 cm)
Notes: 262 / 16 hours ago
Notes: 56 / 18 hours ago
from creepingirrelevance (originally from arkival)
"Circassian Beauty" (c. 1880s)