$169.00 LEGO set, recreating van Gogh’s Starry Night. On back order currently. And it comes with this cute l’il LEGO Vincent! #LEGO #arthistory

A LEGO Vincent van Gogh painting a LEGO-sized Starry Night.
14 hours ago

Born on this day. Otto Dix, 2 December 1891, one of the most important painters of Expressionism and New Objectivity in Germany during and after the Weimar Republic.

The question to ask is, if he was around today would he be happy for his work to be used in genart training sets? Would he be using DALLE 3? If he was a musician, would he put his tracks on Spotify? Do you think his searing scorched earth anti war anti corruption anti fascism messages would go across well on those platforms? Do you think he'd tweet some of his paintings? Would he have a big following on Instagram?

Does the communication medium impact the quality of the message? Do we trivialise everything through the extractive capitalism of our digital platforms?

#politics #art #platformsociety #digitalsociety #capitalism #arthistory

A sepia photograph of Otto Dix, German Weimar Republic painter.

The Annunciation, by French artist James Tissot (1836–1902), Opaque watercolor over graphite on gray wove paper, Image: 6 11/16 x 8 9/16 in. (17 x 21.7 cm), Brooklyn Museum. #arthistory

“And coming in, he said to her, “Greetings, favored one! The Lord is with you.””
‭‭Luke‬ ‭1‬:‭28‬ ‭(NASB2020‬‬)

From the website: ‘According to Luke, an angel appeared to Mary and announced that she would bear the Son of God. Tissot adhered to art-historical precedents for this biblical episode, placing the Angel Annunciate at left and Mary at right. Her white robes, symbolizing purity, set her apart from the pattern-on-pattern furnishings that the artist used to signal the “authenticity” of the exotic Eastern setting. Mary sits on the floor with head bowed and hands open, humbly accepting her role.   In a later passage of his published Bible, Tissot wrote an extensive commentary on the hierarchies and anatomies of angels. Citing biblical texts, he indicates that the cherubim, the angelic messengers he depicted in some of his images, are endowed with the face of a man and three pairs of wings: one pair to veil the face, another to cover the body, and the last used for flight on divine missions. ‘

In the FT's HTSI supplement this week, there's a feature on #artists drawing inspiration from the #Renaissance which includes this fabulous #painting by Jess Mockrin... enjoy


Painting; mimicking the formal construction of a renaissance portrait the subject looks into a hand-held mirror while around a decorative assemble updates the background to many C16th/C17th portraits
ABC Feeds
1 day ago

Older lesbians enter prestigious art prize to show they too have a place in the landscape
By Selina Ross

After identifying a lack of representation in past Glover Prize entries, a group of older lesbians are taking matters into their own hands. Employing the mediums of photography, collage and paint, members of the Soup Collective are working together to challenge the idea of the "individual genius artists".

#VisualArt #ContemporaryArt #Painting #LibrariesMuseumsandGalleries #FineArtPhotography #ArtHistory #SelinaRoss

ABC Feeds
1 day ago

'We've always been here': Lesbian art group pushes for representation in prestigious landscape painting prize
By Selina Ross

After identifying a lack of representation in past Glover Prize entries, a group of older lesbians are taking matters into their own hands. Employing the mediums of photography, collage and paint, members of the Soup Collective are working together to challenge the idea of the "individual genius artists".

#VisualArt #ContemporaryArt #Painting #LibrariesMuseumsandGalleries #FineArtPhotography #ArtHistory #SelinaRoss

“Konjiki Hall at Hiraizumi” (Hiraizumi Konjikido), 1957, by Kawase Hasui (1883-1957), woodblock print, signed Hasui and sealed Kawase, with Zeppitsu (last work) seal, published by Watanabe Shozaburo, Vertical oban: 15 ½ x 10 ½ in. (39.3 x 26.5 cm.), auctioned at Christie’s New York in 2021 for $75,000. #arthistory

‘“No artist is able to savor the satisfaction I have when [the printer] is able to bring out just the color I was looking for.”-- Kawase Hasui, 1935

From the website: The Konjiki Hall print Hasui presented in 1935 (lot 269) sets up the temple under the bright moonlight. The place appears to be isolated without human interfering - a architecture built by human hands transformed to a holy realm of buddism. Continued the same compostition, in this work Hasui depicted a lonely monk climbing the stairs to the temple on a snowy day. Hasui must have chosen such scene on a sentivie note - the frigidness of snowy winter is associated to death in Japanese aesthetic and Konjiki Hall is known for its furneral serives. It is difficult to speculate his feelings towards death, but the seranity of snow, the neutral hue of the picture, and the lonely figure amongst nature become conceivable implications to the artist's inner peace.”
Should Be Writing
2 days ago
Simple, almost child-like color drawing of two nude women standing side-by-side. The one on the left has prominent red pubic hair.
Ben Higbie
2 days ago

'An Empire of Silly Statistics…A Fake War for Public Relations from General Dynamic F.U.N.' by Eduardo Paolozzi (1970) #popart #artist #arthistory #artists #artnet #popartist #color #colors #70s #1970s #collage #artwork #inspiration #arthistory #pop #popculture #art #arts

a hoizontal shaped art piece, made up of squares and rectangles arranged together, there are photos of two people, Elizabeth Taylor and another man whose name I dont know, holding a guitar, it is done with lots and lots of different colors, at the bottom in 3 circles are cartoon characters
Harald Sack
2 days ago

The impact of recent developments in AI on cultural heritage research was the topic of my presentation yesterday at the IM/MATERIALITIES - Museums between Real and Digital conference entitled "The Ghost of the Machine - AIs Impact on Cultural Heritage Research"
Presentation Slides:
#culturalheritage #ai #llm #llms #visualanalysis #knowledgegraphs #hybridai #iconclass #arthistory #performingarts #linkedstagegraph @fiz_karlsruhe @fizise @nfdi4culture @nfdi4memory

Slide from my presentation "The Ghost in the Machine - AI's Impact on Cultural Heritage (Research)". with an outline of the talk:
1) The Impact of Shifting this Presentation by a few Years
2. AI’s Quantum Leap Forward
Linked Stage Graph and Visual Analysis
3. Large Language Models and the Art of Creative Hallucination
4. Hybrid AI
Iconclass Image Search and Image Classification
Hidden Gems
2 days ago

Exploring the exquisite details of Florent Grau's Kaptafel in het kasteel van Saint-Cloud at #Rijksmuseum. Mystery and grandeur from 1858 trapped in one frame. Your thoughts?
#ArtHistory #FrenchArtwork #19thCenturyArt #MasterpieceMonday

History of Art
3 days ago

November 30 - the birthday of William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905) - a French painter, a dominant figure in academic painting during the second half of the 19th century. In his realistic genre paintings, he used mythological themes, making modern interpretations of classical subjects, with an emphasis on the female human body.

#art #ArtHistory #ArtistBirthday #spring #beauty

Songs of Spring (1889) by William-Adolphe Bouguereau.
Here Bouguereau seeks to capture the essence of springtime in all its meanings. The beauty of the maiden, the early spring blossoms in her lap, the youth of the putti who sing into her ears, the flowers bursting from the ground beneath her feet all evoke the sights, sounds and smells of early spring in the countryside. 
In 2019, this painting was sold at Christie's for $3,615,000.
3 days ago

The great painter John Singer Sargent, an American expat, is the subject of a new show at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts. It reveals much about his methods and why his work remains relevant more than a hundred years later.
#art #arthistory #artist #history #histodon

Ukrainian Artists
3 days ago

The Virgin Hodegetria by Yov Kondzelevych (1667-1740).
Yov Kondzelevych was a Ukrainian icon painter. In his works, Byzantine traditions were intertwined with new trends of the late 17th century, in the spirit of Ukrainian Baroque aesthetics. His icons fascinate with their tonal richness, harmony and brightness of colors, picturesque warmth of images.

Find it here:

#icon #Ukraine #Ukrainian #Virgin #ancient #arthistory #christian #BuyIntoArt

Ancient Ukrainian icon of Virgin and Child.
History of Art
3 days ago

November 30 - the birthday of #Dutch painter Adriaen van de Velde (1636-1672). His favorite subjects were landscapes with animals and genre scenes. He also painted beaches, dunes, forests, winter scenes, portraits in landscapes, as well as mythological and biblical scenes.

#art #ArtHistory #ArtistBirthday #antique

View from the Dunes out to Sea (1650)  by Adriaen van de Velde.
3 days ago

My contribution to the exhibition at Berlin Science Week (1-10 Nov), was about “Mapping the Social in 19th Century Art”. All these examples come from seminars and workshops with students. A little documentation:

#museumstudies #arthistory #berlinscienceweek

Corner of a wooden hut, with an exhibition of three printed paintings. Of a palm house, a lion, and an outdoor scene in a forest. On top of the two paintings on the left are diagrams of text, on the right a red block and white text. Below the painting on the right hangs a little magazine.
Ben Higbie
3 days ago

'Odalisca alla finestra dell'harem (Odalisque at the harem window)' by Francesco Hayez (1838) #art #arts #artist #artists #arthistory #painting #paintings #artlover #artlovers #museum #museums #artmuseum #artmuseums #illustration #inspiration

a woman with a long white fabric for a head covering, blue robes on, her shoulder and part of her chest showing, she is seen from the stomach up at the window of a tan building, an orange drape pulled to the side, the inside of the window behind her is dark
History of Art
3 days ago

Improvisation (1899) by American Impressionist painter Childe Hassam (1859-1935).

Find it here:

#WindowFriday #art #ArtHistory #music #painting #impressionism #vintage #piano

The painting depicts a young woman playing the piano at an open window into the garden.

By British Pre-Raphaelite artist Walter Fryer Stocks (1842-1915), “Mrs. Fanny Eaton,” c. 1859–60. Black, red, and white chalk on cream wove paper, Princeton University Art Museum. From the website:
“Birn Fanny Antwistle in Jamaica in 1835 to a former slave, Matilda Foster, and an unknown father, Eaton settled in Britain with her mother in the 1840s, taking up work as a housecleaner and cook before she began modeling for the Pre-Raphaelites.” #arthistory #Art

From the website: “In this highly finished drawing of Eaton, Stocks applies a meticulous stippled chalk technique to expressive effect, conveying an alluring and introspective sensuality—synonymous with Pre-Raphaelite femininity—in the sitter’s asymmetrical glance and parted lips.”
Annie Hsh 👾🖖☕
4 days ago

Always felt that those dismissing comic book art as "lesser", or not even an art form at all, show a limited and, ironically, shallow perception of the vastness and diversity of artistic creativity, or have barely looked into the history of comics as a form of entertainment but also as a means of political, social, and ideological expression.

Liam Sharp here makes a great analysis on the human need to create as a way to externalize and communicate one's thoughts, feelings, imagination, and worldview, and how it has been an integral part of human history for thousands of years, taking several forms and evolving through the ages, and makes a very good point on why comic books are part of that history and very much do qualify as an art form.

"I would argue that our ability to imagine the fantastic, the impossible, the mythic – as comics artists do - is one of the key things that defines us as human beings."

#comics #ComicBooks #art #ArtHistory

Two self-portraits by Tintoretto (1519–1594). On the left, painted c. 1546-1548; on the right, c. 1588. More info in ALT. #arthistory #Art

And a quote:
“The great thing about getting older is that you don't lose all the other ages you've been.” ― Madeleine L'Engle.

Self Portrait, c. 1546-1548, by Tintoretto (Jacopo di Giovanni Battista Robusti, 1519–1594), oil on canvas, 17 3/4 × 15 inches (45.1 × 38.1 cm), Philadelphia Museum of Art.

From the website: “This dramatically intimate self-portrait announced the arrival of a new talent on the Venetian art scene; Tintoretto painted it when he was just beginning his career. The picture follows the Venetian portraiture tradition of showing the subject's head emerging from a dark background and making the eyes the focus of attention.”
Tintoretto (1518-1594), Self-Portrait, c. 1588, oil on canvas, 63 x 52 cm, Musée du Louvre, Paris. 

From Web Gallery of Art: “Marked by the strain of a life full of cares, the old master turns to the viewer in a particularly dignified full frontal attitude. The asymmetry of composition in Tintoretto's early self-portrait has given way here to physiognomical asymmetry. The hair on the artist's head, still thick, is smoother now, but the bushy beard seems to be wind-blown as if by the breath of Fate. The light, falling almost vertically from above, suggests a metaphysical reference, also reflected in the stillness of the picture: the lips seem to be seated beneath the silvery beard, and the ears are almost invisible too.”
Jeremy Osborn
1 week ago

Was finally able to see Albrecht Durer’s watercolor “Wing of a Blue Roller” in person at the Albertina in Vienna. Painted in 1512 A.D.

What the fuck.

(Throws away watercolor brushes and paints, wonders if maybe I should take up whittling or competitive duck herding instead.)

#watercolor #watercolour #ArtHistory #FML #durer

A watercolor painting of the upper side of the left wing of a roller bird with vivid detail and colors including emerald green, blue red and black.
A closeup of the Durer painting focusing on the lower right detail of the roller wing revealing significant detail and skill.
History of Art
1 week ago

November 25 - the birthday of Maurice Denis (1870-1943) - a French painter, one of the leading artists and theoreticians of the Symbolist movement. An important figure in the transitional period between impressionism and modern art, he is associated with Les Nabis, symbolism, and later neo-classicism. His theories contributed to the foundations of cubism, fauvism, and abstract art.

#art #ArtHistory #ArtistBirthday #vintage

White Sun on the Corn (1914) by Maurice Denis.
The painting depicts the peasants at work in the wheat fields. Judging by the shape of the Tomé island in the background, the view was painted from Louannec, on the east side of the Perros harbor. The white light brings out the contrasting orange of the ears of wheat, the light green of the fields, and the turquoise blue of the sea and sky.

the enduring influence of Edward Hopper's Nighthawks pops up this week in the Appetites section of the FT Magazine.

I wonder what Hopper would have thought of the continue ripples of homage/imitation?

[This illustration by Simon Bailly, who I would stress I am not criticising]

#arthistory #american #painting

Illustration of bar at night with light flooding out onto the street
Edward Hopper's Nighthawks
A bar on a corner, light following out onto the darkened street, with four people in (a barman, a couple & an lone drinker)
Petra van Cronenburg
1 week ago

#ArtificialIntelligence is much more than #LLM and biased chatting. In #science, it is used even for art history. Often we don't have photos of missed or stolen art. These #masterpieces can be reconstructed with the help of #AI. The new models can also extend our #perception - but it's not clear how they manipulate us in our human, erroneous, and subjective way of #art #reception.

#artHistory #artTheft #culturalHeritage #artLoss #GustavKlimt

Christof Maupin, Artist
2 weeks ago

This is done, and I'm pleased. 18 inches long. Dark transparent purple with applied and raked trails of marbled light opaque blue. The inspiration was a Hellenistic glass bead necklace in the Israel Museum, in cobalt blue with wavy white trailing, but as I was working, it evolved: more like antique Venetian beads.#glass #lampwork #handmade #jewelry #hotglass #glassart #glassartist #studioglass #handmadeglass #arthistory #glasshistory #venetianglass #handmademarket #handmadeoregon #handmadegifts

Handmade lampwork glass bead necklace in transparent purple with raked trails of marbled blue.
History of Art
2 weeks ago

November 22 - the birthday of Christian Rohlfs (1849-1938) - a #German painter, one of the important representatives of German expressionism. Until about age 50, Rohlfs painted large landscapes in the style of academic realism. During the 1880s, color became an increasingly important element in his work. Inspired by van Gogh’s bold colors and vigorous brushwork, Rohlfs developed a new, more personal and sensitive style.

#art #ArtHistory #ArtistBirthday #abstract #blue

Abstraction - The Blue Mountain (1912) by Christian Rohlfs.
The blue mountain from which the picture takes its name dissolves in wedge-like color fields, merging with the heavens and the adjacent summit in an aspiring movement that conveys both a sense of monumentality and the dissolution of the structure into crystals.
Fedi.Video 🎅
2 weeks ago

The Art playlist is back! 🎨


This is a playlist of art videos from across many PeerTube servers, covering art, artists, art history, art techniques and related topics.

#Art #Artists #ArtHistory #PeerTube

Open Art Data
2 weeks ago

December 10, 1945

The teams investigating Nazi looted art in Switzerland had a very hard time getting any kind of cooperation from the Swiss authorities.

#WWII #loot #Switzerland #art #arthistory #Holocaust #crime #investigations #archives

NARA archives from the EU, Records of the American Commission for the Protection and Salvage of Artistic and Historical Monuments in War Areas (The Roberts Commission), 1943-1946

The week I've been mostly reading, no. 110.

Jackie Wullschlager wonderful Monet: The Restless Vision (2023) is the best #arthistory book I've read for a long time. Her account of Monet, his relations with 3 key women (two wives & a step daughter) & how they shaped his work, balances biography with a compelling/insughtful account of the development of his work. Like all good #art books this just makes you want to see his #painting in the flesh. I cannot recommend it highly enough


Sam :mastodon: :vivaldi_blue:
2 weeks ago

The Art Story
"Discover a transformative way to engage with, understand, and truly appreciate art history" #arthistory

2 weeks ago

Good news about important #Haitian paintings becoming part of the National Gallery collection. But that last line 😡 “They have nothing to teach the world about governance and democracy, but they understand about creativity.” Nothing to teach about denocracy, except that it shouldn't depend on race - which the US at it's founding wouldn't have agreed with, and still hasn't been able to implement.
"Sullivans’ Haitian paintings become a national treasure"

History of Art
2 weeks ago

View from the Artist's Studio in Dresden on the Elbe is a drawing by German Romantic painter Caspar David Friedrich (1774-1840).

#WindowFriday #art #arthistory #Dresden #Elbe #painting #Germany #vintage #drawing

Vintage drawing of a window view of the Elbe.
Regina Kammer
2 weeks ago

Digital Benin brings together all objects, historical photographs and rich documentation material from collections worldwide to provide a long-requested overview of the royal artefacts from Benin Kingdom looted in the late nineteenth century.
#Benin #BeninBronzes #ArtHistory #AfricanArt #KingdomOfBenin

Rob Yurkowski (he/him)
3 weeks ago

Can someone with experience in #arthistory #art #painting give me a hand? I love vibrant nature paintings like these ones from Sandra Harris and Graham Herbert, but I have no idea what you might call this genre. I'd particularly like to find some of the east coast but the predominant works I've found seem to be all west-coast based...

"Protection Point" by Graham Herbert.

A white boat sits on calm and highly-reflective waters in front of a yellow-painted, red-roofed cabin near the beach, with mountains beyond the sea in the background. The colours, while saturated, are more noticeable for their brightness. A particular highlight is the reflection of the water, which is similarly clear but blends beautifully to a cerulean blue as it fades into the background water.
"Tofino Coastline" by Sandra Harris. A brightly colored painting of the ocean surf hitting craggy rocks rising up to a cliff composed of red, yellow-green, and pine green foliage. The art style makes use of layered thick strokes: a rock, for example, might be made up of two arcs of red and one arc of blue on a dark background shape.
Ben Higbie
3 weeks ago

rendering by Quatremère de Quincy of a statue of Zeus at the Temple of Zeus in Olympus that was destroyed in the 5th century AD (1815) #art #artists #arthistory #artlover #artlovers #illustration #history #artist #greece #ancientgreece #greek #myth #myths #mythology

an illustration of a statue of Zeus , very large, sitting on a throne, a tall arched roof above him, Zeus has a golden angel in his hand and a staff in the other hand, a golden robe covering his legs, a crown on his head, small figures stand on the floor, one on his hands and knees in prayer
History of Art
3 weeks ago

November 14 - the birthday of Claude Monet (1840-1926) - a French painter who was the initiator, leader, and unswerving advocate of the #Impressionist style. His popularity soared in the second half of the 20th century when his works traveled the world in museum exhibitions that attracted record-breaking crowds and marketed popular commercial items featuring imagery from his art.

#art #ArtHistory #ArtistBirthday #impressionism #painting #France #vintage #FediGiftShop

Poppy Field (1873) is now one of the world's most famous paintings, it conjures up the vibrant atmosphere of a stroll through the fields on a summer's day.
3 weeks ago

Großartige Performance. Ihr müsst unbedingt Sister Wendy Kennenlernen. #ArtHistory

This week I've been mainly reading, no. 109.

Like the 5 previous volumes in Michel Pastoureau's series of books on colour, White: The History of a Colour (2022) is a mixed bag. Its full of great insights & wonderful illustrations, but (unavoidably) repeats some aspects of the previous books & never really completely coheres into a focussed argument about white as a colour. That said, there is so much of interest, that you can forgive this (inevitable?) short-coming.


Ideas Roadshow
3 weeks ago

🪞 Look closely: A remarkable reflection of a window in the eyes and jewellery in this painting of Judith by Lucas Cranach the Elder (1530).

➡️ Coming soon: our 1st film on the Italian Renaissance, details:

Full name of painting: Judith with the Head of Holofernes.

#art #arthistory @histodons #histodon #history

Details of the painting called Judith with the Head of Holofernes
Ben Higbie
3 weeks ago
a painting of a tall proud woman wearing robes, a staff in her hands, it has snapped off at both ends so her arm is just in the air, she wears a crown , she is in mid-step
Should Be Writing
3 weeks ago

Henri Lehmann 🎨
Woman of the “Orient,” 1837 🖼
National Gallery of #Art, #WashingtonDC 🇺🇲

#malerei #kunst #ArtHistory #MuseumArchive #glam #Arte #ArtMuseum #ArtMatters #OilPainting #Painting #orientalism

Semi-realistic painting of a young woman in a dress, reclining and facing the viewer. Her exposed arms are extended, with her hands intertwined above her knee. Her hair is dark brown or black and has a flimsy translucent veil. Behind her is a balcony and the ocean. 
3 weeks ago

Did you know that #Impressionist #painters were initially thought to be colour-blind?

The Impressionists painted #outside & tried to capture #light. They used short strokes & unblended paints.

#Doctors speculated that the #artists were visually impaired. Everything was hazy & exaggerated.

"Violettomania", the abuse of violets, was the most telling symptom.

“I have finally discovered the true color of the atmosphere, it’s violet. Fresh air is violet.” -Claude Monet

#art #history #arthistory

This is a painting called " Impression, soleil levant" by Claude Monet.

It shows a hazy sky in hues of blue and violet, with some orange reflecting the setting sun in the middle.

The background indicates boats, probably for fishing, and one better-accentuated fisherman in the foreground.

"As beautiful as the chance meeting on a dissecting table of a sewing machine and an umbrella." This quotation from the obscure poetic novel 'Les Chants de Maldoror' (1869) was a favourite of the surrealists. Magritte has given an almost literal visual translation: as beautiful as the chance meeting of a lion, a billiards table and many other objects on a country lane.

René Magritte
La jeunesse illustrée
#boijmans #arthistory #rotterdam #museum #culture #surrealism

4 weeks ago

Do you like Art History? Do you prefer the traditional academic lecture format to bombastic Bill Nyesian infotainment? Do you like the sitcom Community? Allow me to introduce you to "Professor Neal's Art Appreciation & Art History" Art History Survey lectures on YouTube. Seriously, great. It's what the internet was made for.

#Art #History #ArtHistory #Lectures

1 month ago

A forgotten vault where Michelangelo went into hiding and sketched for two months is opening to the public for the first time.

#art #history #arthistory #drawing

figurative charcoal drawings on a beige wall
The Conversation U.S.
1 month ago

We all know her feathered hat and her skeleton grin: La Catrina is the iconic symbol of Día de Muertos, and her origins are way more specific than one could imagine.

José Guadalupe Posada, a Mexican engraver, created her in 1912, but died long before he could ever know the huge impact his prints would have for decades to come.
#DíadelosMuertos #DiadeMuertos #DayOfTheDead #ArtHistory

Little girl wearing a pink dress and a purple shawl, with her face painted like a skull.
Fedi.Video 🎅
1 month ago

I've added a new playlist of PeerTube videos to the site, this time about art, artists, art history and related topics:


If a video has an error message, refresh the page and press play again.

There are many other themed playlists, latest and trending videos, at:


(Accounts on are all screened using an allowlist, to avoid any nasty stuff showing up.)

#Art #ArtHistory #Artists #Painting #Drawing #ArtTutorials #PeerTube

History of Art
1 month ago

October 31 - the birthday of Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) - Japanese master artist and printmaker of the ukiyo-e (“pictures of the floating world”) school. His famous print series “Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji,” published between 1826 and 1833, marked the summit in the history of the Japanese landscape print.

#art #ArtHistory #ArtistBirthday #Japan #Japanese #Fuji #vintage #seascape

The Great Wave from the series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji.
History of Art
1 month ago

October 30 - the birthday of Alfred Sisley (1839-1899) - an #Impressionist landscape painter who was born and spent most of his life in France, but retained British citizenship. Claude Monet influenced him, and, like him, Sisley was chiefly concerned with recording the effects of light. He was the most consistent of the Impressionists in his dedication to painting landscapes en plein air (outdoors).

#art #ArtHistory #ArtistBirthday

The meadow, where herbs grow, is enameled in flowers, daisies, poppies, and blueberries. Two little girls in blue aprons and straw hats with red and blue ribbons gather there. To the right, a wooden fence, behind which a few clumps of trees raise their blonde foliage. And further away, countryside as far as the horizon, whose crops climb the flanks of the hills, under a blue sky edged with white clouds.
1 month ago

Is that a walking Vermeer? We're taking a look back at Kawasaki's Halloween parade, where famous paintings marched through the city.

#art #halloween #arthistory

people wear costumes that look like famous framed portraits
1 month ago

may i put forward for your consideration: "A digital archive of graphic design related items that are available on the Internet Archives" ~

#design #graphicDesign #artHistory #archive

History of Art
1 month ago

Coastal Scene With Fisherfolk (1855) by 19th-century Belgian painter of Dutch landscapes Charles Leickert (1816-1907).

#art #ArtHistory #sailboats #antique #vintage #Dutch #Holland

Fishing boats are drawn up to the beach and residents of surrounding villages are buying fishermen's catch.
1 month ago

The newly released 'Groundswell: The Women of Land Art' is a 256-page book that encompasses a range of works by the pioneering women who changed the genre.

#art #arthistory #landscape #books

concentric circles in red on a desert landscape
History of Art
1 month ago

The Sea of Ice (1823) by German Romantic landscape painter Caspar David Friedrich (1774-1840).
In the winter of 1820/21, Friedrich witnessed the ice on the Elbe. Fascinated by the rare natural spectacle, he made three oil sketches with ice floes on site (Hamburger Kunsthalle). He resorted to this when he created his famous painting The Sea of Ice a few years later, but increased the proportions to monumental proportions.

#art #ArtHistory #painting #ice #polar

Huge ice floes pile up into a mountain in the center of this polar landscape. A ship that is pushed under the floes on the right, as it were buried by them, speaks of the dangers of such an expedition into regions hostile to humans. The viewer's attention is also drawn to the ship via an arrow-shaped chunk of ice and a towering, pointed ice floe in the foreground. The icy cold can be felt in front of the picture. Everything seems still, as if frozen. But despite all the drama, the picture is not a rejection of life, because the sky clears up at the top of the picture. Friedrich probably intended this reference to transcendence to create hope for eternal life after death.
History of Art
1 month ago

October 20 - the birthday of Aelbert Cuyp (1620-1691) - one of the leading #Dutch Golden Age painters, especially known for his large views of Dutch riverside scenes in a golden early morning or late afternoon light.

#art #ArtHistory #ArtistBirthday #Ships #sailship #antique #history #historic #historical #Netherlands #sailboats

Dordrecht, situated at the confluence of the Maas and the Merwede rivers, serves as a backdrop to this historical scene on the water. In July 1646, a large Dutch transport fleet carrying thirty thousand soldiers and their equipment gathered at Dordrecht in a show of force by the rebel northern provinces—fighting for independence from the Spanish crown.
Auden Musulin Papers
1 month ago

Seeking advice from the #DigitalEdition #DH #ArtHistory #OpenScience communities:

In addition to text items, the @AMP_OeAW collection includes photographs, for which we are designing a separate schema. 📷

We are now looking for best practice to model/encode/markup photos in the context of digital edition.

In #TEI? Outside #TEI? Stand-offish? 🤔🤓


Photograph, presumably taken by Welsh-Austrian writer Stella Musulin, depicting Austrian historian #FriedrichHeer, US poet #ChesterKallman, and British-American poet #WHAuden at Kirchstetten in 1969.
History of Art
2 months ago

October 17 - the birthday of Childe Hassam (1859-1935) - a pioneer of #American #Impressionism and perhaps its most devoted, prolific, and successful practitioner. While Hassam was unusual among the American Impressionists for his frequent depictions of burgeoning cities, he spent long periods in the countryside. There he found respite from urban pressures and inspiration for numerous important works of art.

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Rainy Day, Columbus Avenue, Boston (1886) by Childe Hassam.
In 1885-1886, Hassam embraced the street life of Boston, painting many views of the city and its streets both in rain and snow, so as to experiment with the tonal and luminous effects of precipitation. The present work shows a view of Columbus Avenue, looking northeast from a vantage point not far from Hassam's home in the Albermarle Hotel at 282 Columbus Avenue, near the intersection of Clarendon. The visible landmark in the distance is the tower of the Boston and Providence Railroad station built in 1871, located at Park Square.
Angela Miller
2 months ago

Gatehouse Artists: George Faed

George Faed was the youngest of James and Mary Faed's highly talented children, and perhaps the most talented. Tragically, that talent was never realised.

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History of Art
2 months ago

Two Men Contemplating the Moon (1820s) by #German #Romantic painter Caspar David Friedrich (1774-1840).
These two figures are seen from behind so that the viewer may participate in their communion with nature. They have been identified as Friedrich, at right, and his friend and disciple August Heinrich (1794–1822). Fascination with the moon ran high among the German Romantics, who regarded the motif as an object of pious #contemplation

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The painting depicts two men contemplating the moonrise.
History of Art
2 months ago

The Shipwreck (1772) by French artist Claude-Joseph Vernet (1714-1789).
The Shipwreck epitomizes the type of marine subject for which Vernet was best known. He painted the scene with lively brushwork, corresponding to the various effects of clouds, waves, and foam; his figures, however, were carefully and precisely rendered.

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A ship flying a Dutch flag has foundered on a rocky seashore during a dramatic storm. Wind crashes the waves, bends a tree to breaking point, and sends clouds scudding across the sky, while a red zigzag crack of lightning illuminates a harbor town farther along the coast. Survivors from the wreck are distraught, exhausted, or just grateful to have clambered ashore.
History of Art
2 months ago

October 04 - the birthday of Jean-François Millet (1814-1875) - a French artist and one of the founders of the Barbizon school in #rural France. Millet is noted for his paintings of #peasant farmers and can be categorized as part of the #Realism art movement. Millet was an important source of inspiration for Vincent van Gogh during his early period. Millet and his work are mentioned many times in Vincent's letters to his brother Theo.

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In Autumn, with the harvest finished, the gleaners have departed and the sheep are left to graze. Beyond the haystacks lie the plain of Chailly and the rooftops of Barbizon.
2 months ago

In two major exhibitions, Yinka Shonibare CBE RA celebrates African aesthetics and cultural hybridity.

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two masked figurative sculptures appear to dance together
History of Art
2 months ago

Cupid's Hunting Fields (1880) by Edward Burne-Jones.
This piece is a fascinating combination of painting and sculpture. The technique, in which gesso is built up on a flat panel to create a relief image and then decorated with oil and gold paint, is quite unusual. The combination of media is reflective of the close relationship between fine and decorative arts fostered by the Arts and Crafts Movement.

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A blindfolded Cupid shoots arrows at his female quarry.

Not only do I enjoy looking at #aiArt I think that #generativeAI helps me to understand various visual styles. #stablediffusion takes my knowledge of #art and expounds on it; finds the common rhythms in #artHistory and riffs on them.

It does this as I actively participate; adding riffs of my own, creatively collaborating and shaping the vision.

#AI is a learning tool.

History of Art
2 months ago

Lilac Bush (1889) by Vincent van Gogh.
This marvelous work was painted at Saint-Remy, where the artist was undergoing treatment. Van Gogh depicted a lilac bush in the hospital gardens, the broken, separate brushstrokes and vibrant forms recalling the lessons of Impressionism, yet with a spatial dynamism unknown to the Impressionists. This bush is full of powerful, vivid energy and dramatic expression.

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The painting depicts a lilac bush in the garden in the post-impressionist style.