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nataliakoptseva:

Bocklin, Arnold
Aug 18, 2014 / 21 notes

nataliakoptseva:

Bocklin, Arnold

birdsong217:

Arnold Böcklin (Swiss, 1827-1901)
Summer Day, 1881. Oil on panel. 
Aug 18, 2014 / 133 notes

birdsong217:

Arnold Böcklin (Swiss, 1827-1901)

Summer Day, 1881. Oil on panel. 

rjtyler:

Arnold Böcklin: Der Heilige Hain/The Sacred Wood I (1882)Basel, KunstmuseumLeinwand/Canvas, 105 x 150.5 cm
Aug 18, 2014 / 121 notes

rjtyler:

Arnold Böcklin: Der Heilige Hain/The Sacred Wood I (1882)
Basel, Kunstmuseum
Leinwand/Canvas, 105 x 150.5 cm

cavetocanvas:

Arnold Böcklin, Roman Landscape, 1852
From the Brooklyn Museum of Art:

Arnold Böcklin was one of many artists lured to Italy to sketch and paint the light-bathed countryside in and around Rome. Unlike Hubert Robert and Pierre Thuillier (whose works are also shown here), who found inspiration in timeworn monuments, the Swiss painter did not seek out famous landmarks but preferred rustic sites seemingly untouched by man. Although Böcklin includes the figure of a bather disrobing in the middle ground, her tiny form primarily underscores the vastness of nature, seen in the massive, ancient trees heavy with moss and the churning, cloud-filled sky. Whereas early studies for this work include additional figures—another bather and a satyr—in the final painting Böcklin almost completely removes narrative elements to concentrate his attentions on the patterns of light and shade as well as details of foliage and rock formations.
Aug 18, 2014 / 199 notes

cavetocanvas:

Arnold Böcklin, Roman Landscape, 1852

From the Brooklyn Museum of Art:

Arnold Böcklin was one of many artists lured to Italy to sketch and paint the light-bathed countryside in and around Rome. Unlike Hubert Robert and Pierre Thuillier (whose works are also shown here), who found inspiration in timeworn monuments, the Swiss painter did not seek out famous landmarks but preferred rustic sites seemingly untouched by man. Although Böcklin includes the figure of a bather disrobing in the middle ground, her tiny form primarily underscores the vastness of nature, seen in the massive, ancient trees heavy with moss and the churning, cloud-filled sky. Whereas early studies for this work include additional figures—another bather and a satyr—in the final painting Böcklin almost completely removes narrative elements to concentrate his attentions on the patterns of light and shade as well as details of foliage and rock formations.

enchantedsleeper:

Pan Among the Reeds (1859), Arnold Bocklin
Aug 18, 2014 / 258 notes

enchantedsleeper:

Pan Among the Reeds (1859), Arnold Bocklin

Aug 18, 2014 / 69 notes

oboesapien:

Shostakovitch playing his own Piano concerto No. 2

Classical piece a day

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bofransson:

Claude Monet (French, 1840 - 1926) 
Water Lilies 1907
Aug 18, 2014 / 679 notes

bofransson:

Claude Monet (French, 1840 - 1926)

Water Lilies 1907

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lawrenceleemagnuson:

Lucien Freud (1939 - 2010)Girl Reading (1952)oil on canvas 15.2 x 20.3 cmPrivate Collection
Aug 18, 2014 / 106 notes

lawrenceleemagnuson:

Lucien Freud (1939 - 2010)
Girl Reading (1952)
oil on canvas 15.2 x 20.3 cm
Private Collection

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Aug 18, 2014 / 1 note

ouhwl:

Peter Paul Rubens

  1. Saint Peter (1612)
  2. Son Nicolas with a Red Cap (1627)
Aug 18, 2014 / 1 note

ouhwl:

Duomo di Milano - Milan, Italy (constructed over six centuries, beginning in 1386)