arsvitaest:

Jean Delville, La Méduse, 1893The Art Institute of Chicago

arsvitaest:

Jean Delville, La Méduse, 1893
The Art Institute of Chicago

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muirthemne:

Stephen Reid
They rose up in the air from The Story of Etain and Midir
1910
From The High Deeds of Finn and other Bardic Romances of Ancient Ireland  by T. W. Rolleston

muirthemne:

Stephen Reid

They rose up in the air from The Story of Etain and Midir

1910

From The High Deeds of Finn and other Bardic Romances of Ancient Ireland  by T. W. Rolleston

reblogged 1 week ago @ 19 Sep 2014 with 242 notes via/source
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anachronisticfairytales:

Raphael Kirchner

anachronisticfairytales:

Raphael Kirchner

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'Her Gaze 2014'
daysofsilence.tumblr.com

This is a redo of an image I created way back in June of 2006. The original was created using a program called poser and a 3D model and then taken into photoshop where I tweaked the colors
I included the original image behind the cut.
This time, I digitally painted the entire thing in Photoshop, with the original as a reference.
To see it larger (though not 100%, please click on the image)
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2006 version - “Her Gaze”

'Her Gaze 2014'

daysofsilence.tumblr.com

This is a redo of an image I created way back in June of 2006. The original was created using a program called poser and a 3D model and then taken into photoshop where I tweaked the colors

I included the original image behind the cut.

This time, I digitally painted the entire thing in Photoshop, with the original as a reference.


To see it larger (though not 100%, please click on the image)

~~DO NOT REMOVE CREDIT~~

Progression .gif and detail images under cut as well as the original image

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posted 1 month ago @ 12 Aug 2014 with 5 notes
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'Envy'daysofsilence.tumblr.com

This is a redo of an image I created way back in 2005. The original was created using a program called poser and a 3D model and then taken in to photoshop where I added hair, a dress and a textured background. 
I included the original image behind the cut.
This time, I digitally the entire thing in Photoshop, using the original as a reference as well as this stock image by liam-stock at deviantart for the skirt
To see it larger (though not 100%, please click on the image)
~~DO NOT REMOVE CREDIT~~
Progression .gif and detail images under cut
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2005 version - “The Knife”

'Envy'
daysofsilence.tumblr.com

This is a redo of an image I created way back in 2005. The original was created using a program called poser and a 3D model and then taken in to photoshop where I added hair, a dress and a textured background. 

I included the original image behind the cut.

This time, I digitally the entire thing in Photoshop, using the original as a reference as well as this stock image by liam-stock at deviantart for the skirt


To see it larger (though not 100%, please click on the image)

~~DO NOT REMOVE CREDIT~~

Progression .gif and detail images under cut

Read More

posted 2 months ago @ 23 Jul 2014 with 9 notes
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hugonebula:

Master glassblower and stained glass artist Loren Stump in California has wowed the internet with an extraordinary display of virtuosity. He created a “loaf” of glass, called murrine, out of carefully layered glass rods that, when sliced, reveal a painstakingly detailed work of art in cross-section.

"The most impressive thing about his work is that the resulting image can only be seen in its entirety after the murrini is cut…"

(via Artist Creates Glass Loaves That Can Be Sliced Into Beautiful Portraits Like Bread | Bored Panda)

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captain-snark:

twinkleofafadingstar:

"FANART IS NOT REAL ART!!!"

Do we need to talk about the relationship between the Renaissance and the Bible

reblogged 4 months ago @ 23 May 2014 with 83,995 notes via/source
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archiemcphee:

These intricate and extraordinarily beautiful embroidered silk balls are a form of Japanese folk art called Temari, which means “hand ball” in Japanese. These particular temari are even more impressive because they were handmade by a 92-year-old grandmother in Japan.

"Although she only learned this elaborate skill in her sixties, she has since created nearly 500 unique designs that have been photographed by her granddaughter NanaAkua. Impressive does not even begin to describe this feat of dexterity, imagination and keen eyesight. The difficult process of becoming a recognized temari craftsman in Japan is tedious and requires specific training and testing. This grandmother must certainly be one motivated and talented woman. And if that was not enough to garner your complete admiration, she now volunteers every week teaching others how to make their own temari.”

Temari have been made in Japan since the 7th century and are still highly valued and cherished as gifts symbolizing deep friendship and loyalty. They are traditionally given to children by their parents on New Year’s Day. Mothers place a small piece of paper with a secret goodwill wish for her child inside the tightly-wrapped ball. Alternately, some temari are made as noisemakers by placing rice grains or bells in the center.

Visit My Modern Metropolis to view more of NanaAkua’s photos of her grandmother’s beautiful handiwork and learn more about this stunning Japanese holiday tradition.

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post-impressionisms:

art history meme. 3/9 paintings

Spanish Music Hall, Everett Shinn (1902).

Heavily influenced by the French painter Edgar Degas’ love of dancers, Everett Shinn painted this at a Spanish music hall in New York after spending several months in Europe. A member of the Ashcan School, Shinn became fascinated by the “exotic” Spanish dancers and depicting fluidity of movement in his art. Dance halls and ballets serve as an interesting setting for art—while the viewer could go there under the pretense of loving art and dance, there was also the desire to see young women in less modest attire. Spanish dancing in New York was fashionable in the late 90’s and early 00’s, but it was also seen as decadent and erotic.

While Shinn’s style varied greatly over the years, he focused primarily on depicting urban life in New York and London. This particular painting blurs the lines between realism and late impressionism. Like many Degas paintings, the viewer can see the audience as well as the dancer herself, who grabs our attention by the way the light falls on her. (x)

reblogged 5 months ago @ 27 Apr 2014 with 202 notes via/source
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thegetty:

Lots and lots of photos of tapestries + Italian art and architecture are now part of our Open Content Program.
All of the images, none of the guilt

thegetty:

Lots and lots of photos of tapestries + Italian art and architecture are now part of our Open Content Program.

All of the images, none of the guilt

reblogged 5 months ago @ 25 Apr 2014 with 520 notes via/source
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