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Vincent Van Gogh - Blossoming Almond Tree
Hero and Leander
Cy Twombly, 1985
ready or not, here I come; you can’t hide
— they’re gonna find you
art history meme - 2/9 paintings: Water Lilies by Claude Monet (c. 1914-1926)
In this triptych Monet depicted his Japanese-style pond covered with water lilies, at center, shimmering with reflections of clouds overhead. The water’s surface fills the expansive composition so that conventional clues to the artist’s—and the viewer’s—vantage point are eliminated. Monet wished for the paintings to encompass the viewer: in his designs for the Musée de l’Orangerie in Paris, he specified that the Water Lily canvases be displayed on curved walls.
Stephen Seymour Thomas (American, 1868-1956), The Violin Student, Paris, 1891. Oil on canvas, 47.5 x 39 in.
Men are born free. No one has the right to make slaves of them.
Poussières d’étoiles, 2014.
Once upon a time when the woods were young, they were home to creatures who were full of magic and wonder. They protected one another and slept in the shade of a colossal fig tree, that grew on a hill near the mill. But now, the tree is dying.
Le bal masqué, detail (c.1880). Charles Hermans (Belgian, 1839-1924). Oil on canvas.
Le bal masqué portrays the exuberant atmosphere of Parisian balls in the late 19th Century. It was heralded as a boisterous and unrestrained rendering of the Opera Ball. Hermans focuses on the sexual undertones, the flirtation between the young men dressed in white tie and the richly costumed women.