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Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known. - Oscar Wilde

gandalf1202:

Jean-François de Troy - Diana and Her Nymphs Bathing [1722-24] on Flickr.
In the Metamorphoses, the Roman poet Ovid described how nymphs bathed Diana, the goddess of the hunt, in a stream of clear water. Jean-François de Troy (Paris, 1679 - Rome, 1752) portrayed the moment after the bath when the nymphs are drying Diana’s body and refastening her tunic. To the left, a nymph attempts to shield Diana’s nudity from a lecherous satyr’s sight. De Troy’s choice of subject matter and the description of the women’s flesh, creamy white with a pink blush tint, give this painting an erotic charge. The satyr, watching the scene voyeuristically from the side, becomes a stand-in for the viewer. De Troy used a warm palette of autumnal and pastel colours to describe the surrounding foliage and sky. Layers of glazes intensify the glowing tones.  [Getty Centre, Los Angeles - Oil on canvas, 29.25 x 36.125 inches]gandalfsgallery.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/jean-francois-de-t…

gandalf1202:

Jean-François de Troy - Diana and Her Nymphs Bathing [1722-24] on Flickr.

In the Metamorphoses, the Roman poet Ovid described how nymphs bathed Diana, the goddess of the hunt, in a stream of clear water. Jean-François de Troy (Paris, 1679 - Rome, 1752) portrayed the moment after the bath when the nymphs are drying Diana’s body and refastening her tunic. To the left, a nymph attempts to shield Diana’s nudity from a lecherous satyr’s sight. De Troy’s choice of subject matter and the description of the women’s flesh, creamy white with a pink blush tint, give this painting an erotic charge. The satyr, watching the scene voyeuristically from the side, becomes a stand-in for the viewer. De Troy used a warm palette of autumnal and pastel colours to describe the surrounding foliage and sky. Layers of glazes intensify the glowing tones.

[Getty Centre, Los Angeles - Oil on canvas, 29.25 x 36.125 inches]

gandalfsgallery.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/jean-francois-de-t…

zombienormal:

Edward Steichen by ElfGoblin on Flickr.
In Exaltation Of Flowers . c. 1910-13 This is a postcard from the MOMA in New York

zombienormal:

Edward Steichen by ElfGoblin on Flickr.

In Exaltation Of Flowers . c. 1910-13

This is a postcard from the MOMA in New York


Romaine Brooks
Peter (A Young English Girl)

Romaine Brooks

Peter (A Young English Girl)

fenouilaberrant:

A forgotten giant Dali painting become the centerpiece and backdrop of Company Finzi Pasca’s circus production of “La Verita”.
simonerein:

John Duncan - Tristan and Isolde - 1912

simonerein:

John Duncan - Tristan and Isolde - 1912

artemisdreaming:

La Valse (The Waltz), 1893
Félix Vallotton 

artemisdreaming:

La Valse (The Waltz), 1893

Félix Vallotton 

peira:

Edward Hopper:  Girl at a Sewing Machine (c.1921) via El Museo de arte Thyssen-Bornemisza

peira:

Edward Hopper:  Girl at a Sewing Machine (c.1921) via El Museo de arte Thyssen-Bornemisza

acapareda:

Konstantin Korovin- Paris, Saint Denis Arc (c. 1930)

acapareda:

Konstantin Korovin- Paris, Saint Denis Arc (c. 1930)

theyearzero:

Rex Whistler 1940 self portrait (by mpt.1607)

theyearzero:

Rex Whistler 1940 self portrait (by mpt.1607)

asolitarycomfort:

Egon Schiele “Field of Flowers”

asolitarycomfort:

Egon Schiele “Field of Flowers”