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.

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rollership:

magictransistor:

Gustave Doré, ten of the thirty-six illustrations selected from Ludovico Ariosto’s Orlando Furioso [1516]; Hachette and Co. (London: Ward & Lock), c. 1877.

look at the past, now look at your world.

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istanbulwalkingzemi:

Detail from Istanbul Mosaic Museum
Byzantine Imperial Mosaics, c.5th Century

istanbulwalkingzemi:

Detail from Istanbul Mosaic Museum

Byzantine Imperial Mosaics, c.5th Century

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garabating:

Wang Kewei
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animus-inviolabilis:

From the walls of the The Fullery of Stephanus in Pompeii

1. Griffin
2. Angel/Putto
3. Lions (panthers?) and charriot
4. Stag

Photographs by Stephen J. Danko
Source:
http://stephendanko.com/blog/14763

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detailsdetales:

Portrait of a Young Woman of Frankfurt (c. 1480-1485)
Sandro Botticelli

detailsdetales:

Portrait of a Young Woman of Frankfurt (c. 1480-1485)

Sandro Botticelli

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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

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iamthewoodendoors:

stagandserpent:


Maighdean / Máthair / Ruácan
(Maiden / Mother / Crone)
2014

Incredible artist.

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womenofmagic:

Pharika, God of Affliction by Peter Mohrbacher
Journey Into Nyx

womenofmagic:

Pharika, God of Affliction by Peter Mohrbacher

Journey Into Nyx

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julia-amore:

Viktor VasnetsovIvan Tsarevich and The Grey Wolf, 1889

julia-amore:

Viktor Vasnetsov
Ivan Tsarevich and The Grey Wolf, 1889

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Art history meme. 
1/1 quotes

"The sun is god."
— J.M.W. Turner, alleged dying words

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saber-panda:

TIDEHUNTER NO.
FISH ARE FRIENDS, NOT FOOD.

saber-panda:

TIDEHUNTER NO.

FISH ARE FRIENDS, NOT FOOD.

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hedda-hopper:

Old master paintings animated [x]

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kagashio:

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.

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Art history meme (x) - 5/4 colours (fuck the system) - Gold

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