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Oct 20, 2014 / 1,129 notes
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magrittee:

Salvador Dali - The Eye of Time and Ruby Lips brooches created in 1941
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magrittee:

Salvador Dali - The Eye of Time and Ruby Lips brooches created in 1941

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La Capresses des Colonies
Charles-Henri-Joseph Cordier
1861

In his unpublished memoirs Charles Cordier cites the law of April 27, 1848 that abolished slavery in France and its colonies, writing: “My art incorporated the reality of a whole new subject, the revolt against slavery and the birth of anthropology.” In pioneering ethnography as a subject for sculpture in the nineteenth century, Cordier aimed to illustrate what he described as “the idea of the universality of beauty.” His busts often paired couples of the opposite sex but of the same race. This rare instance of matched busts of women was desired by the purchaser, a gaming club in Marseilles, that also commissioned the sumptuous Second-Empire pedestals from Cordier. 
The busts revel in the period taste for polychromy in sculpture, an international phenomenon sparked by artistic debates about the painting of ancient statuary and inspired by ancient Roman and Renaissance sculpture composed of variously colored marbles. On a trip to Algeria in 1856 Cordier discovered onyx deposits in recently reopened ancient quarries and began to use the stone in busts such as these. He ingeniously fitted enameled bronze heads into the vibrantly patterned stone, creating exciting though costly representations of Africans that appealed to the highest levels of European society. (MET)

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Oct 13, 2014 / 2,724 notes

fashionsfromhistory:

La Capresses des Colonies

Charles-Henri-Joseph Cordier

1861

In his unpublished memoirs Charles Cordier cites the law of April 27, 1848 that abolished slavery in France and its colonies, writing: “My art incorporated the reality of a whole new subject, the revolt against slavery and the birth of anthropology.” In pioneering ethnography as a subject for sculpture in the nineteenth century, Cordier aimed to illustrate what he described as “the idea of the universality of beauty.” His busts often paired couples of the opposite sex but of the same race. This rare instance of matched busts of women was desired by the purchaser, a gaming club in Marseilles, that also commissioned the sumptuous Second-Empire pedestals from Cordier. 

The busts revel in the period taste for polychromy in sculpture, an international phenomenon sparked by artistic debates about the painting of ancient statuary and inspired by ancient Roman and Renaissance sculpture composed of variously colored marbles. On a trip to Algeria in 1856 Cordier discovered onyx deposits in recently reopened ancient quarries and began to use the stone in busts such as these. He ingeniously fitted enameled bronze heads into the vibrantly patterned stone, creating exciting though costly representations of Africans that appealed to the highest levels of European society. (MET)

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Artist:
Akiko IJICHI

"イヂチアキコ展 [The monster in me]Solo exhibition [Akiko IJICHI] 9月18日(木)~9月28日(日)月-金11:00-19:00 / 土日祝12:00-18:00於 画廊くにまつ 青山9月30日(火)~10月5日(日)火-金11:00-19:00 / 土日12:00-19:00於 画廊くにまつ 京都”
画廊くにまつ 青山 / gallery kunimatsu
https://www.facebook.com/galleryKUNIMATSU?fref=photo
Oct 13, 2014 / 361 notes

rfmmsd:

Artist:

Akiko IJICHI

"イヂチアキコ展 [The monster in me]
Solo exhibition [Akiko IJICHI] 

9月18日(木)~9月28日(日)
月-金11:00-19:00 / 土日祝12:00-18:00
於 画廊くにまつ 青山

9月30日(火)~10月5日(日)
火-金11:00-19:00 / 土日12:00-19:00
於 画廊くにまつ 京都”

画廊くにまつ 青山 / gallery kunimatsu

https://www.facebook.com/galleryKUNIMATSU?fref=photo

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celsisus:

taf-art:

Circe (1889). Wright Barker.

holy fucking goals
Oct 13, 2014 / 5,969 notes

celsisus:

taf-art:

Circe (1889). Wright Barker.

holy fucking goals

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pixography:

Rowena Morril
Oct 13, 2014 / 173 notes

pixography:

Rowena Morril

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Oct 10, 2014 / 5 notes
Syrian artist Tammam Azzam and his personal Gustav Klimt’s “The Kiss” on war-torn building in Syria
Oct 9, 2014 / 2 notes

Syrian artist Tammam Azzam and his personal Gustav Klimt’s “The Kiss” on war-torn building in Syria

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5-Year-Old With Autism Paints Stunning Masterpieces 

Autism is a poorly-understood neurological disorder that can impair an individual’s ability to engage in various social interactions. But little 5-year-old Iris Grace in the UK is an excellent example of the unexpected gifts that autism can also grant – her exceptional focus and attention to detail have helped her create incredibly beautiful paintings that many of her fans (and buyers) have likened to Monet’s works.

Little Iris is slowly learning to speak, whereas most children have already begun to speak at least a few words by age 2. Along with speech therapy, her parents gradually introduced her to painting, which is when they discovered her amazing talent.

“We have been encouraging Iris to paint to help with speech therapy, joint attention and turn taking,” her mother, Arabella Carter-Johnson, explains on her website. “Then we realised that she is actually really talented and has an incredible concentration span of around 2 hours each time she paints. Her autism has created a style of painting which I have never seen in a child of her age, she has an understanding of colours and how they interact with each other.”

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urbanartlab:

Flying fish by unknown artist
Oct 2, 2014 / 844 notes

urbanartlab:

Flying fish by unknown artist

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