slowlyeden:

Art history meme | 3/8 artists

Vilhelm Hammershøi (1864–1916)

Born in Copenhagen, Denmark, Hammershøi is known for his poetic, low-key interiors. Many of these feature his wife, Ida Ilsted, often seen from behind, and many were painted in their homes in Copenhagen.

Throughout his career, Hammershøi remained independent of any group or movement: a fact which contributed to his work being largely forgotten until relatively recently. While their limited colour-palettes give Hammershøi’s works an air of calm elegance, they can also evoke a sense of mystery and even tension, and, despite their understated aesthetic, they were enough to unsettle the artistic establishment of Hammershøi’s day.

Timestamp: 1398137552

slowlyeden:

Art history meme | 3/8 artists

Vilhelm Hammershøi (1864–1916)

Born in Copenhagen, Denmark, Hammershøi is known for his poetic, low-key interiors. Many of these feature his wife, Ida Ilsted, often seen from behind, and many were painted in their homes in Copenhagen.

Throughout his career, Hammershøi remained independent of any group or movement: a fact which contributed to his work being largely forgotten until relatively recently. While their limited colour-palettes give Hammershøi’s works an air of calm elegance, they can also evoke a sense of mystery and even tension, and, despite their understated aesthetic, they were enough to unsettle the artistic establishment of Hammershøi’s day.

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Mika Aoki  ’ Singing Glass ‘

Japanese artist Mika Aoki embraces the dichotomous nature of glass’s solidity yet fragility. She says of the translucent material: “Unless light shines on it, we can’t confirm the existence of it because it is transparent. But once the light shines on it, glass truly emanates a special presence.” In her series of works titled Singing Glass, the artist presents glass morphed into amoebic and otherworldly forms that leaves the viewer mesmerized. In any other medium, the pieces would lose their intrigue.

Looking through the sculptor’s portfolio, there is a surreal mix of science gone awry and fairy tale-like icy enchantment. In a number of her works, there are glass creatures and abstract figures encased within glass containers, like lab experiments. Because of the dual layers of clear elements, some of the structures within actually look like more like water bubbles. The other pieces that are not trapped within clear encasements, they echo the luminosity and sharp crystallization of ice.

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Timestamp: 1398098538

cross-connect:

Mika Aoki  ’ Singing Glass ‘

Japanese artist Mika Aoki embraces the dichotomous nature of glass’s solidity yet fragility. She says of the translucent material: “Unless light shines on it, we can’t confirm the existence of it because it is transparent. But once the light shines on it, glass truly emanates a special presence.” In her series of works titled Singing Glass, the artist presents glass morphed into amoebic and otherworldly forms that leaves the viewer mesmerized. In any other medium, the pieces would lose their intrigue.

Looking through the sculptor’s portfolio, there is a surreal mix of science gone awry and fairy tale-like icy enchantment. In a number of her works, there are glass creatures and abstract figures encased within glass containers, like lab experiments. Because of the dual layers of clear elements, some of the structures within actually look like more like water bubbles. The other pieces that are not trapped within clear encasements, they echo the luminosity and sharp crystallization of ice.

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Selected by Andrew

wetheurban:

SPOTLIGHT: Rappers x Pre-16th Century Art

Meet your new favorite Tumblr! B4XVI is gathering a collection of comparisons between pre-16th century art and famous rappers.

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is this real right now this is too cool to be true

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Timestamp: 1398040510

wetheurban:

SPOTLIGHT: Rappers x Pre-16th Century Art

Meet your new favorite Tumblr! B4XVI is gathering a collection of comparisons between pre-16th century art and famous rappers.

Read More

is this real right now this is too cool to be true

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kateoplis:

Serious gorgeousness: Rijksmuseum Revisited

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tierradentro:

Woodland Prayer”, 1915, Egon Schiele.

For Good Friday.

Timestamp: 1397853259

tierradentro:

Woodland Prayer”, 1915, Egon Schiele.

For Good Friday.

fuckyeahhistorycrushes:

The Clownesse Cha-u-kao was a friend and model of artist Henri de Toulouse Lautrec. She was notorious in Paris for her acrobatics and performed at the Moulin Rouge, among other ‘seedy’ venues. Although she entertained male clients, she was a very public lesbian, and her sauciness is not lost in Lautrec’s many prints and paintings of her.

Timestamp: 1396724897

fuckyeahhistorycrushes:

The Clownesse Cha-u-kao was a friend and model of artist Henri de Toulouse Lautrec. She was notorious in Paris for her acrobatics and performed at the Moulin Rouge, among other ‘seedy’ venues. Although she entertained male clients, she was a very public lesbian, and her sauciness is not lost in Lautrec’s many prints and paintings of her.

ravingcelt009:

silentgiantla

Animated artwork by Rebecca Mock

Fine, detailed and subtle animated artwork created by New York illustrator Rebecca Mock. Apparently the animated gif back to stay, gradually more and more people are exploring this old format and customers asking for shouting. Several of these illustrations were created for the New York Times or The Warlus magazine.

(via post-impressionisms)

Timestamp: 1396724800

ravingcelt009:

silentgiantla

Animated artwork by Rebecca Mock

Fine, detailed and subtle animated artwork created by New York illustrator Rebecca Mock. Apparently the animated gif back to stay, gradually more and more people are exploring this old format and customers asking for shouting. Several of these illustrations were created for the New York Times or The Warlus magazine.

(via post-impressionisms)

cross-connect:

Evan Campbell is a free-lance sculptor living in California. 

His interest in art started at the age of eight, and it would eventually lead him to the movie business. Over the years, through different studios, he has contributed to many films and TV shows.

His work has appeared in the films of Martin Scorsese, John Carpenter, Wes Craven, Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino, Michael Mann and Kevin Smith.

We’re Unknown Editors. Check us out on Facebook & Instagram

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Timestamp: 1396596189

cross-connect:

Evan Campbell is a free-lance sculptor living in California. 

His interest in art started at the age of eight, and it would eventually lead him to the movie business. Over the years, through different studios, he has contributed to many films and TV shows.

His work has appeared in the films of Martin Scorsese, John Carpenter, Wes Craven, Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino, Michael Mann and Kevin Smith.

We’re Unknown Editors. Check us out on Facebook & Instagram

(via mentalalchemy)

artandopinion:

Garden Path with Chickens

1916

Gustave Klimt

(Source: paintingdb.com, via theerinater)

Timestamp: 1396582630

artandopinion:

Garden Path with Chickens

1916

Gustave Klimt

(Source: paintingdb.com, via theerinater)

agoatkid:

raphael: *looks directly into the camera like he’s on the office*

image

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submariet:

VAN EYCK

for all y’all studying for the AP in may

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Grave of Vincent Van Gogh and his brother, Theo.

(Source: yan-tan-tethera, via theanglerfishes)

Timestamp: 1395543480

Grave of Vincent Van Gogh and his brother, Theo.

(Source: yan-tan-tethera, via theanglerfishes)