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an-artwork-a-day:

J.M. William Turner (English, Romanticism, 1775-1851). Snow Storm: Hannibal and his Army Crossing the Alps, ex. 1812. Oil on canvas, 1460 x 2375 mm. Tate Britain, London, UK.

an-artwork-a-day:

J.M. William Turner (English, Romanticism, 1775-1851). Snow Storm: Hannibal and his Army Crossing the Alps, ex. 1812. Oil on canvas, 1460 x 2375 mm. Tate Britain, London, UK.

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the-hardest-of-hearts-survive:

Allan Ramsay, Queen Charlotte, c. 1762-66
IMA

the-hardest-of-hearts-survive:

Allan Ramsay, Queen Charlotte, c. 1762-66

IMA

aletheiagogh:

Claude Monet - Boulevard des Capucines, 1873-74. Oil on canvas

aletheiagogh:

Claude Monet - Boulevard des Capucines, 1873-74. Oil on canvas

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art-and-things-of-beauty:

Olle Hjortzberg (1872-1959) - Meadow Flowers, panel, 93 x 73 cm.

art-and-things-of-beauty:

Olle Hjortzberg (1872-1959) - Meadow Flowers, panel, 93 x 73 cm.

ancientart:

The Stela of Pakhaas, 2nd-1st century B.C.E., made of limestone.

The central vignette here features a unique combination of two types of stela illustration. Normally the deceased is shown offering to Osiris, lord of the underworld, or to another deity. Alternatively, the deceased and his or her spouse receive offerings from their family. At first glance, the stela seems to fit the second category. The dead person, Pakhaas, accompanied by his wife, Nesihor, who stands behind him holding a sistrum, or rattle, enjoys the oblations of his son, Pakhy (a nickname, in effect, Pakhaas, Jr.).
This scene, however, is hardly conventional. Pakhy’s censer and Nesihor’s sistrum rarely appear in scenes of offerings to humans, and Pakhaas is not depicted as a mortal. The small image of the god Osiris that sits on his knees indicates that Pakhaas has become that god. Pakhy thus becomes Horus, who offers to his dead father, Osiris, and Nesihor is Isis. (BM)

Courtesy of the Brooklyn Museum, USA, via their online collections, 71.37.2.

ancientart:

The Stela of Pakhaas, 2nd-1st century B.C.E., made of limestone.

The central vignette here features a unique combination of two types of stela illustration. Normally the deceased is shown offering to Osiris, lord of the underworld, or to another deity. Alternatively, the deceased and his or her spouse receive offerings from their family. At first glance, the stela seems to fit the second category. The dead person, Pakhaas, accompanied by his wife, Nesihor, who stands behind him holding a sistrum, or rattle, enjoys the oblations of his son, Pakhy (a nickname, in effect, Pakhaas, Jr.).

This scene, however, is hardly conventional. Pakhy’s censer and Nesihor’s sistrum rarely appear in scenes of offerings to humans, and Pakhaas is not depicted as a mortal. The small image of the god Osiris that sits on his knees indicates that Pakhaas has become that god. Pakhy thus becomes Horus, who offers to his dead father, Osiris, and Nesihor is Isis. (BM)

Courtesy of the Brooklyn Museum, USA, via their online collections71.37.2.

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daughter-of-castile:


Titian, Empress Isabel of Portugal, 1548 (art detail)

daughter-of-castile:

Titian, Empress Isabel of Portugal, 1548 (art detail)

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signorcasaubon:

Michael Pacher - Madonna and Child Enthroned with Angels and Saints; National Gallery, London, England; 15th century

signorcasaubon:

Michael Pacher - Madonna and Child Enthroned with Angels and Saints; National Gallery, London, England; 15th century

alinnetinagildedcage:

Alpenflora
Hans Zatzka (1859-1949)
Austrian

alinnetinagildedcage:

Alpenflora

Hans Zatzka (1859-1949)

Austrian

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16chakras:

Jacob Philipp Hackert (15 September 1737 – 28 April 1807)

16chakras:

Jacob Philipp Hackert (15 September 1737 – 28 April 1807)

There’s no point to a guy yelling, “Hey sexy baby” at me out of the passenger window of a car as it speeds past. Even if I was into creepy misogynists and wanted to give him my number, I couldn’t. The car didn’t even slow down. But that’s okay, because he wasn’t actually hitting on me. The point wasn’t to proposition me or chat me up. The only point was to remind me, and all women, that our bodies are his to stare at, assess, comment on, even touch. “Hey sexy baby” is the first part of a sentence that finishes, “this is your daily message from the patriarchy, reminding you that your body is public property”.
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