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23 Nov 12 at 11 pm

atavus:

Juan Gatti

I just adore his work. I literally just found him. His work blends anatomy and 19th  century Victorian like illustrations. I mean it is like the blending of the human body and nature, the beauty of the human body directly compared to a flower or a lake. Ugh. just so amazing.

(Source: atavus, via opalbruise)

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23 Nov 12 at 5 pm

Baroque and Rococo architecture is the best. I mean it is just all so ornate. It is too much of everything and therefore absolutely brilliant. 

(Source: eternalgiver, via m-0-s-s)

Baroque and Rococo architecture is the best. I mean it is just all so ornate. It is too much of everything and therefore absolutely brilliant. 
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23 Nov 12 at 5 pm

centuriespast:

Figure of Samvara and his consort VajravarahiNepal, 13th - 14th century (1201 - 1400)

The Ashmolean Museum

I love hindu sculpture and architecture. It is always so ornate and kinetic. Even if the sculpture is small the movement and shapes makes it almost enormous.

centuriespast:

Figure of Samvara and his consort VajravarahiNepal, 13th - 14th century (1201 - 1400)
The Ashmolean Museum

I love hindu sculpture and architecture. It is always so ornate and kinetic. Even if the sculpture is small the movement and shapes makes it almost enormous.
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23 Nov 12 at 5 pm

mydarkenedeyes:

Brooke ShadenThe Re-Imaging of Ophelia (2010)

Nearly every teenage girl who fancies herself an artist wants to do a rendition of Ophelia. Ophelia is everything a teenage girl desires in a way, or at least every romantic. All those flowers, floating along a river, killed by love. I mean it is kind of a skewed dream but romantic all the same.

(via m-0-s-s)

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23 Nov 12 at 5 pm

theartofanimation:

Simon Goinard

I just found him and he is absolutely amazing.  I love how he uses the paint as a character in the painting. He blends abstract and and reality in to one very ethereal and overwhelming image.

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23 Nov 12 at 5 pm

history-haberdashery:

Venus Verticordia, Dante Gabriel Rossetti , c.1864-68

Alexa Wilding is my favorite of Rossetti’s muses. She  had more of a strong and distinct look. She was also one of only a few of his models that didn’t fall for his crap.

(Source: historytchatchke, via andywalkingandytired)

history-haberdashery:

Venus Verticordia, Dante Gabriel Rossetti , c.1864-68

Alexa Wilding is my favorite of Rossetti’s muses. She  had more of a strong and distinct look. She was also one of only a few of his models that didn’t fall for his crap.

08 Nov 12 at 10 pm

The Wedding of St George and Princess Sabra 1857 - Dante Gabriel Rossetti

 I like to think that Rossetti was a complete romantic. In reality he was just a jerk that projected his overly idealized images of women on to the people around him and cheated on Lizzie Siddal with his best friend’s wife. He even convinced himself that William Morris was cheating on Jane Morris so there for it justified his sleeping with her (honestly she wasn’t even that much of a looker). Any way this painting displays his concern over Lizzie Siddal’s laudanum addiction, which she had developed after years of neglect and philandering committed by Rossetti. 


The Wedding of St George and Princess Sabra 1857 - Dante Gabriel Rossetti

 I like to think that Rossetti was a complete romantic. In reality he was just a jerk that projected his overly idealized images of women on to the people around him and cheated on Lizzie Siddal with his best friend’s wife. He even convinced himself that William Morris was cheating on Jane Morris so there for it justified his sleeping with her (honestly she wasn’t even that much of a looker). Any way this painting displays his concern over Lizzie Siddal’s laudanum addiction, which she had developed after years of neglect and philandering committed by Rossetti. 
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31 Oct 12 at 10 pm

The Lovely Bones (2009)- Dir.Peter Jackson

   I’m not sure if this counts as the type of ‘art’ that I’m supposed to be discussing, but I will discuss it anyway. This movie was recklessly criticized an put down. It is far too underrated in my opinion. It is one of my favorite movies ever. The cinematography alone is just gorgeous, it waivers between epic scale and a small meeker, ‘retro’ vibe. It is just perfect to me. 


The Lovely Bones (2009)- Dir.Peter Jackson

   I’m not sure if this counts as the type of ‘art’ that I’m supposed to be discussing, but I will discuss it anyway. This movie was recklessly criticized an put down. It is far too underrated in my opinion. It is one of my favorite movies ever. The cinematography alone is just gorgeous, it waivers between epic scale and a small meeker, ‘retro’ vibe. It is just perfect to me. 
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31 Oct 12 at 7 pm

Flora (detail)- (1880) Evelyn De Morgan

   I’m so ashamed that I have JUST NOW found Evelyn De Morgan. She really is quite amazing, she is a part of the second round of the pre-raphaelite movement which basically consisted of PRB fans such as myself. The second generation (and for that matter the third) really got in to the flowy dreamy aspect of the PRB which made them so popular. I chose this painting of her’s to talk about because I think it quite looks like ‘The Birth of Venus’ by Botticelli. I would guess with full confidence that she was most likely inspired by that painting. I mean at that time women couldn’t really study human anatomy fully, especially in Victorian England! So she probably had to study paintings. I just adore her and I implore you to look up some of her work. Her paintings are just so romantic and colorful I mean they just bring out the girly girl in everyone.


Flora (detail)- (1880) Evelyn De Morgan

   I’m so ashamed that I have JUST NOW found Evelyn De Morgan. She really is quite amazing, she is a part of the second round of the pre-raphaelite movement which basically consisted of PRB fans such as myself. The second generation (and for that matter the third) really got in to the flowy dreamy aspect of the PRB which made them so popular. I chose this painting of her’s to talk about because I think it quite looks like ‘The Birth of Venus’ by Botticelli. I would guess with full confidence that she was most likely inspired by that painting. I mean at that time women couldn’t really study human anatomy fully, especially in Victorian England! So she probably had to study paintings. I just adore her and I implore you to look up some of her work. Her paintings are just so romantic and colorful I mean they just bring out the girly girl in everyone.