How do you fabrics : Franz Xaver Winterhalter (20 April 1805 – 8 July 1873)
German painter and lithographer, known for his portraits of royalty in the mid-nineteenth century. He was a virtuoso in the art of conveying the texture of fabrics, furs and jewellery, to which he paid no less attention than to the face. He painted very rapidly and very fluently, designing most of his compositions directly in the canvas. His portraits are elegant, refined, lifelike, and pleasantly idealized.
Gustave Doré, ten of the thirty-six illustrations selected from Ludovico Ariosto’s Orlando Furioso ; Hachette and Co. (London: Ward & Lock), c. 1877.
look at the past, now look at your world.
Detail from Istanbul Mosaic Museum
Byzantine Imperial Mosaics, c.5th Century
From the walls of the The Fullery of Stephanus in Pompeii
3. Lions (panthers?) and charriot
Photographs by Stephen J. Danko
Portrait of a Young Woman of Frankfurt (c. 1480-1485)
ART HISTORY MEME || [3/5] movements or centuries: Rococo
François Boucher, Imaginary Landscape with the Palatine Hill from Campo Vaccino, 1734
Jean-Honore Fragonard, The Happy Accidents of the Swing, 1767
Jean-Baptiste Oudry, Allegory of Europe, 1722
François Boucher, The Rape of Europa, 1732-1734
Jean Antoine Watteau, The Dance, 1719-1720
Jean Antoine Watteau, Mezzetin, 1717-1719
Maighdean / Máthair / Ruácan
(Maiden / Mother / Crone)
The Course of Empire is a five-part series of paintings created by Thomas Cole in the years 1833-36. It is notable in part for reflecting popular American sentiments of the times, when many saw pastoralism as the ideal phase of human civilization, fearing that empire would lead to gluttony and inevitable decay.
The series of paintings depicts the growth and fall of an imaginary city, situated on the lower end of a river valley, near its meeting with a bay of the sea. The valley is distinctly identifiable in each of the paintings, in part because of an unusual landmark: a large boulder is precariously situated atop a crag overlooking the valley. Some critics believe this is meant to contrast the immutability of the earth with the transience of man.