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A blog for art, artists, historical and modern fashion, and anything piano-related. Oh, and a few cute puppies every so often.

hajandrade:

Jerry LoFaro, Western Tanager

iamjapanese:

Claire Harkess(Scottish)

Langur’s Tail    2014   watercolour, ink

Langurs at Bandhavgarh, India    2013   ink

Fulmar iii, St Kilda    watercolour 

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fleurdulys:

April - Charles Sims

fleurdulys:

April - Charles Sims

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laurenjenae:

Vladimir Borovikovsky, Portrait of Maria Pavlovna Detail, 1800s

laurenjenae:

Vladimir Borovikovsky, Portrait of Maria Pavlovna Detail, 1800s

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terresauvage:

darkryemag:

The DARK RYE Guide to (Pretty Much Western) Art History by Neal Pollack

Despite its exciting origins at the hands of terrified and superstitious French cave dwellers, and despite the fact that most artists are completely wackadoo, art history is pretty boring, not to mention long. We at Dark Rye can’t do much about the length, but we’d like to help take care of the boredom. Join us on this enlightening journey through the many ages of art, minus a couple of the duller ones like Mannerism and Neoclassicism. When you’re done, maybe you’ll swap out your old college Starry Night poster for something a little less clichéd…

I can’t believe they called Mannerism dull. Mannerism is the Rennaissance on acid.

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worldpaintings:

Van Gogh’s biography as a graphic novel

Vincent van Gogh is arguably one of the world’s most popular artists and a man who led a turbulent, tragic life in pursuit of his dreams. 

A brief but tumultuous time in his life, the year or so the artist spent in Arles, south of France, is the focus for the graphic biographical novel by the Dutch writer and illustrator Barbara Stok. Her vibrant clear storytelling evokes the energy, colour and passion of Van Gogh’s work, reinterpreting some of his most acclaimed paintings.  

Barbara Stok’s drawing style has a unique quality – it is simple, almost childlike – and this very simplicity gives her the ability to distil a scene down into its root nature with an elegant clarity. 

An affectionate tribute to the “tortured artist” is merely a brief snapshot into his troubled life, but it’s more than enough to give us a clearer understanding of the drive behind some of the most admired works of all times. Behind every work of art there is a human being trying to make sense of the world and find their place in it.

"Vincent" was officially commissioned by the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.

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urgetocreate:

Leanne Shapton, Dining Room

urgetocreate:

Leanne Shapton, Dining Room

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artbeautypaintings:

Portrait of  a lady as Evelina - John Hoppner

artbeautypaintings:

Portrait of  a lady as Evelina - John Hoppner

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dorkly:

What Disney Princesses Might Look Like in Real Life

Finnish artist Jirka Vinse Jonatan Väätäinen has taken a crack at showing what some of the most popular Disney princesses might look like in real life, and the results are inspiring.

To see more, click here!

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