Me inside #AndyWarhol's "Silver Clouds" #installation. ☁️ At the Special Preview of "Warhol" at McAninch #Arts Center at College of DuPage a couple days ago (thank you Carol Fox and Associates for the invite!). #Photo by my mom ^^ (I brought my parents as my guests :> ). The massive #museum #exhibition is now open to the public!
#Chicago #Art #PopArt #ModernArt #ArtMuseum #Gallery #ContemporaryArt #ArtHistory #Artist #Design #Fashion #Style #Photography #ArtExhibition #Exhibit #InstallationArt
Bringing in the Firewood is an 1872 #landscape painting by the #Danish painter Anders Andersen-Lundby (1841-1923).
#art #arthistory #Denmark #winter #rural #countryside #MastoArt
La Scapigliata (Italian for 'The Lady with Dishevelled Hair') is an unfinished painting generally attributed to the Italian High #Renaissance artist #Leonardo da Vinci, and dated c. 1507. The painting has been admired for its captivating #beauty, mysterious demeanor, and mastery of sfumato (a #painting technique for softening the transition between colors, mimicking an area beyond what the human eye is focusing on, or the out-of-focus plane)
During his stay in Paris, Maris started painting ‘Italian-like’ on commission from the art dealer Goupil. This work appears to be a preliminary sketch for a larger painting. The painting hung in Gemeentemuseum Den Haag (1931-1971), and was exhibited at the Maris exhibition (1935) as ‘Young woman in Neapolitan costume’. The final version is dated 1866, and this sketch must be from around the same year.
Jacob Maris, Italian girl, c. 1866
#boijmans #arthistory #museum #culture #rotterdam
A truly luscious painting. By Luca Cambiaso (1527-1585), Esther and Ahasuerus, circa 1569, Oil on canvas, 98.4 cm × 88.5 cm (38 3/4 in. × 34 & 13/16 in.), in the collection of the Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas, Austin. More info in ALT. #arthistory
You know how various modern imaging techniques are revealing alternate renditions of masterpieces hidden below the top layers of paint? When future art historians get their hands on the iPads of today’s digital artists, pawing through the hidden layers in their files will also reveal alternate renditions.
#art #arthistory #aardvark #ant
Me: My parents are moving and have some framed art prints to sell, would you be interested?
Consignment store: Sure send picture
Me: *sends picture*
Consignment store: We'll pass, our clients only want rustic or modern
Me & Andy & Archie. 🐶 Today at the Special Preview of "Warhol" at Cleve Carney #Museum of #Art and McAninch #Arts Center at College of DuPage (thanks Carol Fox & Associates for the invite!). The #exhibition opens to the public tomorrow. #Photo by my mom (I brought my parents as my guests ^^).
#AndyWarhol #Chicago #PopArt #ModernArt #ArtMuseum #ContemporaryArt #ArtHistory #Painter #Artist #Design #Gallery #ArtGallery #Fashion #Style #Photography #MobilePhotography #ArtExhibition #Exhibit
Do you know how rare it is for a work by Fra Angelico to come to auction? Oh how I wish a museum acquires this work. But, it will probably disappear from view again into a private collection. #arthistory
American #Impressionist painter Childe Hassam spent many summers on #Appledore Island off the coast of #Maine. Every year, he and a circle of musicians, writers, and other artists made an informal colony based at the home of his friend, the poet Celia Thaxter. This painting created in 1913 evokes the leisurely, seasonal rhythms of #America’s privileged families in the last years before the Great War.
#art #arthistory #Hassam #MastoArt #sea #coast #summer #impressionism
In 1912 French avant-garde artist Robert Delaunay began the first of several versions of The Cardiff Team. The motif derived from a newspaper photo of a #Cardiff-#Paris #rugby match, which showed players jumping for the ball. Delaunay added Paris's Ferris wheel and an 'Astra' billboard, which advertises an aircraft company. The Eiffel Tower features in many of Delaunay's paintings, as the artist regarded it as the #archetypal symbol of #modernity
Immerse yourself in the captivating façade of Kasteel van Saint-Cloud by Monogrammist CP, ca. 1850 - 1870. #Rijksmuseum invites viewers into a world of mystery & grandeur. Can you uncover its hidden stories? 🏰 #ArtHistory #ExploreRijksmuseum #
"One painting at a time: ‘Dorelia in a Black Dress’ by Gwen John."
Prospect Magazine's new column on what we can learn from individual works of art starts with a look at a painting by Gwen John—and what it reveals about her reputation as a supposedly ‘reclusive’ artist
Sometimes the most powerful light is at the very centre of the storm.
Let it be. Duc in altum.
#Art #ArtHistory #Rembrandt #storm
📸Rembrandt, Storm on the Sea of Galilee (1633), Isabella Stwart Garden. Boston.
More Art You Won’t Find At Hobby Lobby. “Mary, Judith, Jael, and Tomyris,” from Speculum Humanae Salvationis, circa 1300’s, The Warburg Institute. Mary included as the woman who crushes the serpent’s (Satan’s) head. More info in ALT. #arthistory
The canvas painting of Romulus - the legendary founder and first king of #Rome and his twin brother Remus was created by Peter Paul Rubens in 1616 in Antwerp, where Rubens settled upon his return to Italy. In fact, he was one of the first foreign artists in the 17th century that had a long, fruitful Italian experience from 1600 to 1608.
Still-Life with Crayfish, Oysters, and Fruit (late 1600s or early 1700s) by a follower of #Flemish painter Cornelis de Heem (1631–1695).
The porcelain bowl in this painting most likely came from China. Political turbulence in China effectively eliminated ceramic imports to the West by the 1640s, so the bowl would have been considered at least as valuable as the gold object on the table.
Pan removing a thorn from a Satyr’s foot
Marble, 2nd century CE
#kunst #ArtHistory #Arte #ArtMuseum #ArtMatters #MuseumArchive #mythology #AncientRome #Paris
"Soup can or painting? Masterpiece or salable product?" A survey of the Brant Foundation’s Warhols is on show. But does it "help us acknowledge not the rightness of Warhol’s achievement but the profound and fertile wrongness that was in it from the start?" https://www.nytimes.com/2023/06/01/arts/design/warhol-peter-brant-foundation-art.html
#popart #modernart #arthistory #artcollector #artmuseum #artgallery #potterdayart #silkscreen
Exploring the captivating contrasts of Brug bij Stabat & Weg door het oerwoud op Sumatra at @rijkSmuseum! Carl J. Kleingrothe captures the essence of Indonesian landscape in/of 1898🌉🌳 What's your favorite hidden gem in art history? #ArtHistory #Indonesia
“The Kiss” (1907), probably the most popular work by Gustav Klimt, was first exhibited in 1908. It undoubtedly represents the culmination of the phase known as the “Golden Epoch”. In this decade, the artist created a puzzling, ornamental encoded program that revolved around the mystery of existence, love, and fulfillment through art.
More Christian Art You Won’t Find At Hobby Lobby. Three Jewish Heroines: Esther, Judith & Jael. From a series of six woodcuts of eighteen heroes and heroines. c. 1516-9, by Hans Burgkmair the Elder (1473-1531), this impression in the British Library. #arthistory
"Who Was Zhang Xuan? Famous Painter of China’s “Golden Age”."
Zhang Xuan was one of the most famous artists in China’s Tang dynasty. While Europe was still in its so-called “Dark Ages”, he was making detailed, naturalistic work.
#Culture #Art #ArtHistory #China #ChineseArt #TangDynasty
Christian Art You Won’t Find At Hobby Lobby. Bernardino Luini (c. 1480–1532) Salome Receiving the Head of Saint John the Baptist, c. 1520–1530 oil on canvas, Height: 0.625 m; Height with accessory: 0.83 m; Width: 0.55m; Width with accessory: 0.755 m., Musée du Louvre, Paris. #arthistory
The nude figure as a subject has been a battleground issue for as long as it’s been a staple of fine art.
Here are some moments of naked controversy in art history.
Hellenistic sarcophagi at the #Istanbul Archaeology Museum
#TombTuesday #ArtHistory #MuseumArchive #Turkey #AncientHistory
#Sailing Vessels at Wilders Plads, Copenhagen (1830) by Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg.
After spending his student years in Paris and Rome, Eckersberg returned to his native land, where, as a professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, he earned the epithet "father of #Danish painting." Eckersberg produced portraits throughout his career, but his serene #maritime views reflect his Neoclassical training most lucidly.
This week I've mainly been reading, No.66.
Jane Jelley's fascinating Traces of Vermeer (2017) explores #Vermeer's work partly through a tour of the existing literature, but culminates in the account of the author (who is an #artist herself) experimenting with a camera obscure & an oiled paper transfer printing process to mimic the revealed under-painting of many of Vermeer's masterpieces.
This readable book will make you want to see & enjoy Vermeer's work (again).
#ArtHistory’s Most Controversial Nudes https://hyperallergic.com/823479/art-historys-most-controversial-nudes/
Roman Mosaic at the #Istanbul Archaeology Museum
#MosaicMonday #ArtHistory #MuseumArchive #Turkey #AncientHistory
Your art history post for today, Memorial Day. Titled “On the Wire,” 1918, by Harvey Thomas Dunn (1884–1952), one of America’s first official war artists. More info in ALT. #arthistory #MemorialDay
A View of Delft by 19th-century Belgian painter of Dutch landscapes Charles Leickert (1816-1907).
Looking though a book on John Sloan of the US 'ashcan school of #painters I was struck by the similarity of his treatment of the bourgeois pleasure of night-time window shopping to the slightly earlier paintings of (Dutch painter) Isaac Israels.
I've no reason too believe they knew each others' work, but they both (on different sides of the Atlantic seem to have come to similar solutions in depicting the night time urban culture of city streets in the first decades of C20th
German-American sculptor Carl Paul Jennewein, who designed the Brooklyn Public Library’s iconic entrance reliefs, participated in Nazi exhibitions and espoused white supremacist beliefs.
This enslaved man would become famous for a portrait — and his own art #arthistory https://wapo.st/3N2rpjL
Summertime! 'Balls on the Beach,' 1960s, Philip Evergood (1901-1973). A leading Social Realist, Evergood also became one of the leading Modernists with compositions that bordered on magic realism. He distanced himself from political & social issues to figures more fanciful & free, with an almost childlike sweetness in his work.
#magicrealism #socialrealism #modernism #modernart #modernist #arthistory #artgallery #artmuseum #potterdayart #americanart
Discover the astounding beauty of Piazzetta's "A Flying Angel" drawing, a study for the renowned Glory of Saint Dominic ceiling artwork #ClevelandMuseumofArt.✍️👼 What are your thoughts on the use of Venetian blue paper in this era? #ArtHistory #VenetianArt
Your art history post for today. Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986), Calla Lilies, 1924, oil on canvas, 16 ¼ x 12 ¼ in. (41.3 x 31.1 cm.), sold through Christie’s auction house in 2014 for $3,301,000. More info in ALT. #arthistory
Este aprendiz de Pigmalión pareciera querer dar vida con su mano a su amada Galatea. Lo que no sabe es que, en realidad, está convocando a una peligrosa bacante.
Vladimir Bazan capturó el maravilloso instante. Lorenzo Bartolini (1777-1850) esculpió a la Bacante en reposo (Musée du Louvre).
Discover Min Zhen's versatile & mature artistry in #ClevelandMuseumofArt's "Album of Miscellaneous Subjects", trained by Tang Yin, reflecting a connection to Yangzhou style. Painted for scholar's stone exchange with Dailili Shanren. What draws you to this unique album?
Discover the unique Pair of Bottle Coolers (Seaux à rafraîchir) at #ClevelandMuseumofArt 🍾 Saint-Cloud porcelain circa 1725 meets Chinese "famille-verte" in a vibrant fusion. How do you think this rare crossover shaped art history?
#ArtHistory #SaintCloudPorcelain #
Van Gogh often called his still lifes "color studies." By arranging flowers in different combinations and setting them against saturated fields of color, he could experiment with bold new chromatic relationships. Van Gogh painted this canvas in May 1888, a few months after he had moved to the village of Arles in the South of France.
Breweries’ trash may have been Danish painters’ treasure.
Records suggest that Danish house painters sometimes created glossy, decorative paint by adding beer. But yeast and cereal grains have nbever been found in primer. Now, chemical analyses reveal some painters put beer-brewing leftovers to good use.
Learn more: https://www.sciencenews.org/article/painting-beer-brew-yeast-art-canvas-denmark
Here's my latest wee history video about the life and work of Scottish Artist and Glasgow Girl, Jessie M King. Jessie lived in Kirkcudbright for many years, at her house, Greengate.
#art #artist #arthistory #history #scotland #galloway #glasgowgirls
‘One Hundred Famous Views of Edo’: Hiroshige’s seminal series of woodblock prints gets a vibrant reprint. #arthistory #books #japan
🪢 New interlace froim the Koran of Seville (1226) and its marvelous illuminations
#Spain #ArtHistory #MiddleAges #CelticKnotwork #IslamicArt #InterlaceArt #manuscript #knotwork
Hellenistic sarcophagus, #Istanbul Archaeology Museum
#kunst #ArtHistory #MuseumArchive #TombTuesday #AncientReligions
Pentagram: We're just like Push Pin Studios, but boring.
Now that it's official, I'm excited to share that I'll be spending 6 months at the Smithsonian Institution next year doing research for my next book on women's political participation in early America. I'll be digging into genre paintings, portraits, prints, textiles, campaign memorabilia, and more!
#histodons #materialculture #arthistory #museums #womenshistory
Something I wrote years ago of which I was just reminded. I still like it. Perhaps I ought to let this artifact of a past life inspire me again to take up my camera (now with me everywhere in the form of a smartphone – I would have given my right arm for such a device in the 80s/90s) and create some new moving images. #ManRay #ExperimentalFilm #SilentFilm #cinema #movies #art #ArtHistory #Jung #Jungian #symbolism
May 19 - the birthday of Mary Cassatt - American painter and printmaker. She was born in #Pennsylvania but lived much of her life in France, where she befriended Edgar Degas and exhibited with the Impressionists. Cassatt often created images of the social and private lives of #women, with particular emphasis on the intimate bonds between #mothers and #children. She sought to depict movement, light, and design in the most modern sense
Roman Mosaic, #Beirut National Museum
"...an artwork to be appreciated by not necessarily looking at it but observing its aesthetic & social effect upon its environment. Now that’s profound on so many levels..."
In my latest article for Signifier, we follow the light that unites some diverse #artists through time & space...
Autumn #landscape (1890) by Albert Bierstadt. He was a key figure of the Hudson River School, a group of painters who depicted the #American landscape with a sense of discovery and awe. His work fits into the 19th-century artistic movement known as #Romanticism, which emphasized #emotion. Many of Bierstadt’s luminous landscapes were inspired by his trips to rugged places like the Rockies, the Sierra Nevada, Yosemite Valley
May 21 - the birthday of French post-impressionist painter Henri Rousseau (1844-1910) - one of the most famous representatives of naive art or primitivism. Ridiculed during his lifetime by critics, he came to be recognized as a self-taught genius whose works are of high artistic quality. Rousseau's work exerted an extensive influence on several generations of avant-garde artists.
#art #arthistory #ArtistBirthday #NaiveArt #primitivism #MastoArt
This cupboard, designed by Ettore Sottsass, is a striking example of 'anti-design'. Despite the use of industrial materials, many of these objects are manually produced in limited series. This was a protest of designers against mass consumption and the sleek, corporate design style that accompanied it. It is an example of the increasing dislike of consumer society that started to develop during the sixties.
#boijmans #arthistory #culture #rotterdam #museum #design
I just listened to @klairelockheart’s podcast on #PopArt. It’s hard to hear your favorite artists get killed, but she’s right on about men who’ve profited on women’s work. And these days it’s no surprise. 😔
Klaire is a ridiculously good artist in her own right.
Couldn’t find a higher res jpeg, but I will share anyway. By an unknown German artist, Half-figure of a Saint or Prophet, c. 1500, carved relief of limewood, H. 40.5 cm, W. 34 cm, D. 9.8 cm, Bayerisches Nationalmuseum (The Bavarian National Museum ), Munich. #arthistory
May 19 - the birthday of Flemish painter Jacob Jordaens (1593-1678). He was a prolific artist who created biblical, mythological, and allegorical compositions, genre scenes, landscapes, illustrations of Flemish sayings, and portraits. As well as being a successful painter, he was a prominent designer of tapestries and prints.
Art you are unlikely to find at Hobby Lobby. Today is Ascension Sunday, celebrated in many church traditions. So, here is The Ascension of Christ, from Triptych of the Resurrection, by Hans Memling (1430–1494), Louvre. I love how the disciples gaze up at Jesus’ feet as He disappears into the clouds. #arthistory
“The canon of women’s art history was established in the 1970s. Fifty years later, it is now our job to disassemble it.” — Hall W. Rockefeller
One of the most famous paintings created by Claude Monet during his stay in #Argenteuil was simply called Argenteuil. He painted this work in 1872.
EA Hornel was the Kirkcudbright Artist who began inspiring other Artists to come and visit, paint and live in Kirkcudbright, creating it's status as an Artist's Town. Steadfast in his refusal to go to the big city to ply his trade, he lived most of his life in the town, up to his death
#history #artHistory #artist #GlasgowBoys #Scotland #Galloway #video
La Bohémienne Endormie by Henri Rousseau
This week I've mainly bee reading No. 63.
Recently, I read (for a book group) James Fox's The World According to Colour: A cultural history (2021). What a disappointing book this was; much less than the sum of its parts. Certainly some interesting & specific discussions, but overall not only does it lack a clearly argued central thesis, Fox often (like he does on TV) seems to get in the way of what he is trying to reveal. There are much better books on colour than this
Mosaic Pavement with Egyptianizing Scene
Roman, late Hadrianic or early Antonine, ca. A.D. 130-150
#MosaicMonday #kunst #arthistory #Arte #ArtMatters #MuseumArchive
This #seascape was created by Vincent van Gogh in 1888 at the fishing village of Les Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, during a trip he took from Arles in the south of France. We can tell that Van Gogh painted this view of the sea from the beach, as grains of sand have been found in the paint layers. With bold brush strokes, he neatly captured the effect of the light through the waves.
#art #arthistory #vanGogh #waves #painting #sea #sailboats #1800s
I often pick a book about #PaulaRego off the shelf to enjoy (be puzzled by) her wonderful work... this afternoon while looking at her #nurseryrhymes series of prints I was again taken how striking yet disquieting her image of Ba Ba Black Sheep is.... on the face of it seems relatively innocent rhyme, but in Rego's rendering you pause & wonder, 'what is happening here'?
Something to ponder on a Sunday afternoon?
For nearly 80 years after O’Keeffe’s MoMA retrospective, the museum didn’t pay her much attention. Now, it's refocusing on her penchant for repeating images as a “serial practice"—by pushing her motifs toward abstraction or exploring different materials. But does MoMA really need to reestablish O'Keeffe's Modernist bonafides?
#modernism #artmuseum #artgallery #arthistory #modernart #potterdayart #midcentury
Any #ArtHistory folks know much about the history of color #gradients in art/painting?
There's a very short wikipedia entry on "gradiation (art)," but I don't know where to look to learn more.
In my experience, #painting a really smooth #gradient is a pretty tough process without digital tools. Was it thought of as a skillful act? Do I uniquely find it hard? Did it depend on scale?
#ArtHistorians, please tell me what you know about gradients! 🙇🏼
@bookstodon “The early champions of modern art saw their mission as confrontational, as a conflict between two different approaches to art. To embrace modern art was to be converted to a new way of seeing; once you had seen the light, it was impossible to go back to the old ways.” #art #arthistory
Narcissus (1599) by Italian Baroque master Caravaggio.
In Greek mythology, Narcissus was a hunter who was known for his beauty. According to Tzetzes, he rejected all romantic advances, eventually falling in love with his own reflection in a pool of water, staring at it for the remainder of his life.
The Art Newspaper: More than 20,000 "degenerate" works were seized from German museums and sold on in an operation orchestrated by Joseph Goebbels—now the institutions want them back
#fz_links #ArtHistory #EgonSchiele #GermanArt #GermanExpressionism
the New York Times have this #scrollytelling series called Close Read—maybe in contrast to #DistantViewing?—presenting a nice spread of artworks for each carefully stepping through key aspects. they are implemented with minimal zoom and pan animations gently guiding the eyes across the images:
i think they are really well crafted. has anybody worked on any templates or libraries for something like this? it deserves imitation and refinement…
2nd-3rd C. Wall Mosaic at the #Istanbul Archaeological Museum
#MosaicMonday #arthistory #ArtMatters #MuseumArchive #histodons #history #geschichte #histoire #ancienthistory #antiquity #antike #Turkey
May 6 - the birthday of Ernst Ludwig Kirchner - a German expressionist painter and one of the founders of the artists group Die Brücke or "The Bridge", a key group leading to the foundation of Expressionism in 20th-century art.
#art #arthistory #ArtistBirthday #Expressionism #Expressionist #MastoArt #Basel #Switzerland
When you think of bunions and warts, the image of a blooming red rose may not immediately come to mind.
This painting, a celebration of the English language, was created by a British painter Ford Madox Brown in 1847-1851. Chaucer, the ‘father of English literature’, is reading lines from The Canterbury Tales to King Edward III, who first championed the English language over the French.
#art #arthistory #England #history #English #MastoArt #Chaucer
Together with a scene of the Creation and Expulsion from Paradise, this picture formed the base (predella) of an altarpiece formerly in the church of San Domenico, Siena (Galleria Degli Uffizi, Florence). Painted in 1445, the two paintings rank among the finest works by Giovanni di Paolo. Groups of saints and angels embrace in a rich, tapestry-like garden of Paradise.
#art #arthistory #medieval #MastoArt #Paradise #vintage #saints #1400s
I learned a new word today: staffage, the small human and animal figures that populate a landscape in a painting and aren't the main subject of the work. Read the New York Review of Books, and you'd be surprised what you pick up. #Art #ArtHistory
In 1899, Monet painted 12 works from a single vantage point, focusing on the arching blue-green bridge and the microcosm of his water garden. Monet designed and built the landscape that appears in the painting—from the bridge to the pond and its shape, to the water lilies and other plantings.
#art #arthistory #impressionism #impressionist #Monet #landscape #pond #WaterGarden #MastoArt #WaterLilies
Maurizio Cattelan didn't have any training in art, but caused a sensation in the art world with his satirical and controversial sculptures. In 2019, Cattelan's banana duct-taped to a wall went viral, and became the most talked-about item in the art world.
'Untitled' (2001), a self-portrait, was one of the eye catchers in the museum. The depot gives a new perspective to those who remember it from the museum.
#boijmans #arthistory #rotterdam #museum
Having worked almost exclusively in black and white for more than two decades, French artist Odilon Redon revealed his gifts as a colorist in the luminous pastels and paintings he made after 1895. Late flower pictures such as this one remain true to Redon’s artistic aim: "to place the logic of the visible at the service of the invisible."
#art #arthistory #flowers #StillLife #MastoArt #floral #bouquet #vintage #arrangement
Reading visual art: 36 Modern chimeras
#Chimera #ArtHistory #WilliamBlake
I am planning a visit to the Museum of Arts of Uzbekistan, for research reasons, and I just discovered I will be viewing this fine 1659 painting of Monkey barbers when I'm there. Bonus! #monkeys #painting #arthistory
The one thing tho... one has to admit that David is extremely, extremely sexy
BUT. If you put jeans on him he might be EVEN MORE sexy, did anyone even think of that??!
Bed art history! Being chronically ill and making art from bed is not new. These are only a handful of artists that made work from bed. Do you know any others?
#ArtSchoolFromBed #art #disabled #chronicallyill #arthistory #bed
Wrote up my thoughts on the Rijksmuseum's #Vermeer show in an essay subtitled "How Not to Curate an Exhibition". #museums #exhibitions #ArtHistory #Histodons #EarlyModons
"What Is Chiaroscuro in Art? (5 Key Examples)"
Chiaroscuro is an art term derived from the Italian word, meaning “light-dark”. While working with tonal contrast can be traced back to ancient times, the term emerged during the Italian Renaissance. It generally employs raking directional light and high tonal contrasts to create volume, modelling and atmospheric depth of field. A look through some paintings demonstrating this art technique.
"The Creation of the World and the Expulsion from Paradise"
This medieval masterpiece was created by Italian painter Giovanni di Paolo in 1445.
The painting presents a vision of Paradise reminiscent of that described by the great Florentine poet Dante in "The Divine Comedy."
#art #arthistory #medieval #MastoArt #Paradise #Dante #poetry #writing
The genre painting A Picnic Party was created by the English painter of historical genre scenes Edmund Blair Leighton (1852-1922) in 1920. Leighton was specializing in English Regency and medieval subjects.
The #DesignersQuotes series features inspiring quotes from renowned designers, aimed at motivating and sparking creativity in the design community.
Fonts used :
• Capraia by Giulio Galli — Cast Foundry
• Arlen by @groteskly_yours
• Gilway by @art_grootfontein
#johannadrucker #BookArts #VisualPoetry #ArtHistory #gilwayfont #designinspiration #typography #typographydesign #font
The oil painting A Frozen Canal near the River Maas was created by Dutch painter Andreas Schelfhout (1787-1870) in 1867.
This winter landscape presents a typically Dutch canal scene: a panoramic, tranquil world almost devoid of color. Winter scenes by Schelfhout, which allude to the 17th century, were extremely popular. They were even called ‘little Schelfhouts’
#art #arthistory #vintage #painting #Dutch #winter #landscape #ice #tranquil #river #canal #frozen #MastoArt
The Magpie (1868-1869) by Claude Monet
This painting of a place in the countryside, executed on the spot, uses very unusual pale, luminous colors. Sun and shade construct the painting and translate the impalpable part-solid part-liquid matter. The Impressionist landscape was born, 5 years before the first official exhibition when the movement was given its name.
#arthistory #famouspaintings #impressionism #impressionist #winter #landscape #MastoArt #art #monet #magpie
“If the world is to be saved, it will be the women who save it,” said American Impressionist #MaryCassatt, who led a headstrong life as a woman abroad.
#Art #ArtHistory #WomenArtists
In 1933, the Detroit News wrote this condescending headline about Frida Kahlo. #FridaKahlo #condescending #ArtHistory
This month - and every month - Unsung History celebrates women's history.
Listen to the stories of inspiring determined women like artist Loïs Mailou Jones.
#UnsungHistory #WomensHistoryMonth #WomensHistory #History #UnsungHeroes #Podcast #Podcasts #USHistory #HistoryPodcast #HistoryPodcasts #LoisMailouJones #BlackHistory #ArtHistory #histodons
Brooklyn-based artist Gretchen Scherer meticulously renders historic interiors in oil and acrylic, emphasizing frescoed ceilings, baroque niches, and salon-style art collections. #architecture #arthistory #painting
These #arthistory students from Sacramento State, Concordia College, and the University of Louisville have reached millions of readers by adding information to #Wikipedia pages about Renaissance and Baroque #art
While Vermeer’s “Girl with a Pearl Earring” is on loan to Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum for the largest-ever exhibition of the Dutch artist’s work, a cheeky surrogate takes its place at the Mauritshuis.
View Of Etretat ( 1888)
Gaston Roullet (French, 1847-1925)
#oilpainting #arthistory #art
Road to a Breton Village (1889)
Henry Orne Ryder (American, 1860-1943)
#oilpainting #art #arthistory
NEW ESSAY — “Images from the Collective Unconscious”, in which Frederika Tevebring looks at mystic Olga Fröbe-Kapteyn's far-reaching “Eranos Archive”, which aimed to allow dreamers to cross-reference their visions with the entirety of cultural history: https://publicdomainreview.org/essay/images-from-the-collective-unconscious #history #psychology #histodon #arthistory #art #archive
Today in 1871, Paul Kane dies. Famous for his paintings of the Indigenous People in the Canadian West, he took two trips to the west to paint in 1845 and from 1846-1848.
His trips produced over 100 oil paintings.
#Canada #History #Histodon #Histodons #Art #ArtHistory #Canadian
The women of Surrealism had to carve out their own space, and that they did. But why in Mexico? https://www.christies.com/features/the-women-of-surrealism-12637-3.aspx?sc_lang=en&fbclid=IwAR1z60HRoiYD9J-UeGcF0I590myK85nYu0qguimp4Ep5_ElK2-PwcmLzIOg#fid-12637&cid=EM_SM_O_FB_Inc_CON____2021CLDN0223_______
#modernart #surrealistart #surrealism #femaleartist #arthistory #artmuseum #artcollector #artgallery
It’s myth-busting Sunday! I guess you’ve heard various stories as to why Napoléon often had his hand on his stomach on portraits. Did his tummy hurt, poor boy? Or maybe he had some skin disease and kept scratching himself. His father died of stomach cancer, was he suffering too?
All of these are wrong. The reason why Napoléon had his hand on his stomach was… he thought it looked cool (basically). In more academic terms, it was fairly common to do so. It was just an appropriate posture for a leader, one that elevated him above others. So he adopted it.
As to its origins, the posture is often associated with Greek Antiquity statesman and orator Aeschines. He’s portrayed with a hand in his stomach, under his tunic. Napoléon always wanted to control the narrative about him, this was part of it. #napoleon #history #histodons #france #french #napoleonic #arthistory @histodons