maudelynn:

Vanity by Guillaume Seignac

maudelynn:

Vanity by Guillaume Seignac

rosebudvintage:

Had to include this in today’s pink lineup- this is not only one of my favorite orientalist paintings, but one of my favorite paintings period. I can just feel that heavy pink satin between my fingers, complimented by the smoothness of his skin.
Bashi-Bazouk by Jean-Léon Gérôme 1868-69
[from the Met]

rosebudvintage:

Had to include this in today’s pink lineup- this is not only one of my favorite orientalist paintings, but one of my favorite paintings period. I can just feel that heavy pink satin between my fingers, complimented by the smoothness of his skin.

Bashi-Bazouk by Jean-Léon Gérôme 1868-69

[from the Met]

snowce:

Aylmer Strong, Gypsy girl holding flowers, 1935

snowce:

Aylmer Strong, Gypsy girl holding flowers, 1935

(Source: 23silence)

cavetocanvas:

Judith Leyster, Self Portrait, c. 1633
Judith Leyster is pretty awesome. Not only was she a female painter during a time period that didn’t favor women, she was the first ever female to become a master in a Dutch guild, an incredibly high honor. After studying with Frans Hals, Leyster created this painting, considered by many to be her masterpiece, possibly for entrance into a guild. Leyster depicts herself as an artist, and proud of her profession; she documents herself painting in a straightforward way, with her creative hand in the center of the composition. The fiddler in the painting mimics her gesture; infrared technology showed that Leyster originally planned a merry company to be shown on the easel, but she changed it, possibly because she was most well known for that subject matter and wanted to show off her more varied abilities. Leyster incorporates many aspects that Hals taught her, including loose brushstrokes, a spontaneous quality, and a simple backdrop. However, Leyster ended up suing Hals because she claimed that he had taken a pupil away from her. After she married, Leyster largely gave up painting, and only about 30 works of hers have survived.

cavetocanvas:

Judith Leyster, Self Portrait, c. 1633

Judith Leyster is pretty awesome. Not only was she a female painter during a time period that didn’t favor women, she was the first ever female to become a master in a Dutch guild, an incredibly high honor. After studying with Frans Hals, Leyster created this painting, considered by many to be her masterpiece, possibly for entrance into a guild. Leyster depicts herself as an artist, and proud of her profession; she documents herself painting in a straightforward way, with her creative hand in the center of the composition. The fiddler in the painting mimics her gesture; infrared technology showed that Leyster originally planned a merry company to be shown on the easel, but she changed it, possibly because she was most well known for that subject matter and wanted to show off her more varied abilities. Leyster incorporates many aspects that Hals taught her, including loose brushstrokes, a spontaneous quality, and a simple backdrop. However, Leyster ended up suing Hals because she claimed that he had taken a pupil away from her. After she married, Leyster largely gave up painting, and only about 30 works of hers have survived.

poboh:

Burlesque, Reginald Marsh. American Social Realist Painter (1898 - 1954)

poboh:

Burlesque, Reginald Marsh. American Social Realist Painter (1898 - 1954)

darksilenceinsuburbia:

Anne Siems.

Wolf Girl, 2012.

Antler Girl, 2012.

solo-vintage:

Waterhouse, John William (1849-1917) - 1916
Oil on canvas; 39 1/2 by 54 1/2 in.

solo-vintage:

Waterhouse, John William (1849-1917) - 1916

Oil on canvas; 39 1/2 by 54 1/2 in.

sugarmeows:

Detail of Procession of the Middle King (fresco, 1459–60) – Benozzo Gozzoli (c. 1421–97)

sugarmeows:

Detail of Procession of the Middle King (fresco, 1459–60) – Benozzo Gozzoli (c. 1421–97)

(via abstraktum)

darksilenceinsuburbia:

Zademack. Questioning of the Oracles, 2011. Oil on canvas, 80 x 100 cm.

darksilenceinsuburbia:

Zademack. Questioning of the Oracles, 2011. Oil on canvas, 80 x 100 cm.

mudwerks:

(via The Pictorial Arts: A Vain and Shallow Creature)

This image, painted in 1914, is what Helen has become: not a part of the Eastern Mediterranean but distinct from it, a white woman attended to by an oriental slave. A vain and shallow creature, lost in her own image while behind her Troy burns.

mudwerks:

(via The Pictorial Arts: A Vain and Shallow Creature)

This image, painted in 1914, is what Helen has become: not a part of the Eastern Mediterranean but distinct from it, a white woman attended to by an oriental slave. A vain and shallow creature, lost in her own image while behind her Troy burns.

(via hoodoothatvoodoo)

stellar-raven:

Lamia (1905) by John William Waterhouse.

stellar-raven:

Lamia (1905) by John William Waterhouse.

(via my-ear-trumpet)

paperimages:

Alex Katz, The Black Dress, 1960

paperimages:

Alex Katz, The Black Dress, 1960

(via mudwerks)

honeymoonred:

maudelynn:
“Le Malcontent” Oil on canvas, c.1930 by  François-Emile Barraud (1899-1934)

honeymoonred:

maudelynn:

“Le Malcontent” Oil on canvas, c.1930 by  François-Emile Barraud (1899-1934)

(via sadburro)

cavetocanvas:

The Sea Maidens - Evelyn De Morgan, date unknown

cavetocanvas:

The Sea Maidens - Evelyn De Morgan, date unknown

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Dr. Pretorius?
poboh:

The Dregs, 1914, Harry Watrous. American, (1857-1940)

Dr. Pretorius?

poboh:

The Dregs, 1914, Harry Watrous. American, (1857-1940)