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Girly_m (Art)

I’ve come across this artist on We Heart It but you can also find her on tumblr or just plain old google images. I think her art is great and really lifelike. 77 more words


The Entombment of Mary by Giotto di Bondone (1310)

For centuries wise men have praised and admired the one we now know as ‘the father of painting.’ Dante Alighieri, Boccaccio, Petrarch, Ghiberti, Vasari, Leonardo da Vinci or even Voltaire, just to name of few, all have written about Giotto in admiration of the modernity of his skill and his aptness in conveying the reality of religious scenes. 408 more words

Art History


Today, excited I was when I entered a gallery whose name I shall not mention for propriety’s sake, what I saw there was so unbelievable to me that I kid you not, I was really speechless.  878 more words



While researching images for this part of my course, I discovered so many interesting, talented textile artists. As weaving is my main textile-related interest, I found these three inspiring: 408 more words


(Con)text is Everything: Marlene Dumas' 'Image as Burden' at Tate Modern

Marlene Dumas‘s current show at Tate Modern is an art historian’s dream. I say this because while her work is temporally bound to an unmistakably culturally specific set of references, these references also belong to a far-reaching web which seems to touch upon fragments of multiple histories at once. 595 more words


Girl with a Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer (1665)

Vermeer has often been described as a painter who did not paint much. This is to say, his works were always of rather banal subjects or simple scenes. 463 more words

Art History