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Chrysanthemums (detail), Claude Monet.
Dec 1, 2013 / 51,713 notes

Chrysanthemums (detail), Claude Monet.

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Oct 19, 2013 / 237,358 notes
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Salvador Dalí, Metamorphosis of Narcissus
Oct 19, 2013 / 366 notes

deadpanaesthetic:

Salvador Dalí
Metamorphosis of Narcissus

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Henri Moore, Sculpture
Oct 19, 2013 / 4 notes

thisisanartproject:

Henri Moore, Sculpture

Sep 28, 2013 / 254 notes

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"The Rape of Persephone" also known as "Pluto and Proserpina"  (1622) is a marble statue depicting the abduction of Persephone by Hades was created by Italian artist Gian Lorenzo Bernini. I picked this statue because of the movement, it not only depicts the characters of the popular Greek and Roman myth, it depicts them in action. Because of the twisting and pulling of the two bodies, each angle presents a different part of the story. From the left it shows Pluto rushing to grab her. From the front, it shows their arrival in the underworld, and the right we see Persephone’s prayer to her mother Ceres to save her from the Underworld (shown with Cerberus the guardian dog). This telling of a story through sculpture is aided by Bernini’s amazing talent with details, making the marble look like warm skin. Look at the close-up of Pluto’s grasp on her leg, how his fingers indent her skin. It’s hard to believe this is marble. Bernini’s sculpture is dynamic and moving, but detailed and lifelike. 

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Vincent van Gogh, Irises, 1890 (detail)
Sep 25, 2013 / 33,006 notes

blurrymelancholy:

Vincent van Gogh, Irises, 1890 (detail)

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Sep 12, 2013 / 52,195 notes

favorite artists: Claude Monet (1840-1926)

“Without the water, the lilies cannot live, as I am without art.”
“I will paint almost blind, as Beethoven composed completely deaf.”

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Aug 25, 2013 / 221,608 notes

Marina & Ulay: 

“Marina Abramovic and Ulay started an intense love story in the 70s, performing art out of the van they lived in. When they felt the relationship had run its course, they decided to walk the Great Wall of China, each from one end, meeting for one last big hug in the middle and never seeing each other again. at her 2010 MoMa retrospective Marina performed ‘The Artist Is Present’ as part of the show, a minute of silence with each stranger who sat in front of her. Ulay arrived without her knowing it and this is what happened.”

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Aug 24, 2013 / 5 notes
rougerothko:

Mark Rothko Red on Maroon 1959 Mixed media on canvas support: 2667 x 2388 x 35 mm
Aug 24, 2013 / 11 notes

rougerothko:

Mark Rothko
Red on Maroon
1959
Mixed media on canvas
support: 2667 x 2388 x 35 mm