1. Notes: 24 / 14 minutes ago 
    Ariadne Asleep on the Island of Naxos
John Vanderlyn (1775-1852)
1809-14
Oil on canvas
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

    Ariadne Asleep on the Island of Naxos

    John Vanderlyn (1775-1852)

    1809-14

    Oil on canvas

    Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

     
  2. Notes: 57 / 2 hours ago  from books0977
    books0977:

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.

    books0977:

    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.

     
  3. Notes: 148 / 3 hours ago  from jonilover (originally from wasbella102)
    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

    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

     
  4. Notes: 72 / 5 hours ago  from aletheiagogh (originally from nascent-1)
    nascent-1:

The Baptism by Pietro Longhi, 1755

    nascent-1:

    The Baptism by Pietro Longhi, 1755

     
  5. Notes: 405 / 7 hours ago  from allaboutmary
    allaboutmary:

An 18th century painting of Our Lady of Mount Carmel by the Bolivian artist Gaspar Miguel de Berrio.

    allaboutmary:

    An 18th century painting of Our Lady of Mount Carmel by the Bolivian artist Gaspar Miguel de Berrio.

     
  6. Notes: 266 / 9 hours ago  from circulatoryhoney (originally from fitter-stoke)
    fitter-stoke:

Statuette of a naked woman, maybe the Great Goddess of Babylon (or Ishtar). From the necropolis of Hillah, near Babylon.

    fitter-stoke:

    Statuette of a naked woman, maybe the Great Goddess of Babylon (or Ishtar). From the necropolis of Hillah, near Babylon.

     
  7. Notes: 174 / 13 hours ago  from fablesandgables

    fablesandgables:

    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]

  8. Notes: 289 / 15 hours ago  from fishstickmonkey
    fishstickmonkey:

Achala, Destroyer of Ignorance, with Consort
Date: 1522–50
Culture: Nepal
Medium: Tangka, gouache on cotton
Dimensions: Image: 34 1/8 × 25 7/8 in. (86.7 × 65.7 cm)
Classification: Paintings
Metropolitan Museum of Art

    fishstickmonkey:

    Achala, Destroyer of Ignorance, with Consort

    Date: 1522–50
    Culture: Nepal
    Medium: Tangka, gouache on cotton
    Dimensions: Image: 34 1/8 × 25 7/8 in. (86.7 × 65.7 cm)
    Classification: Paintings
     
  9. Notes: 262 / 16 hours ago  from nataliakoptseva

    nataliakoptseva:

    The Day Dream

    Rossetti, Dante Gabriel

  10. Notes: 56 / 18 hours ago  from creepingirrelevance (originally from arkival)
    arkival:

"Circassian Beauty" (c. 1880s)

    arkival:

    "Circassian Beauty" (c. 1880s)

     
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