Georgina Flood- Untitled 

Georgina Flood- Untitled 

Rebecca Fountain Wolf- Untitled

Rebecca Fountain Wolf- Untitled

Emmanuel Leutze- George Washington Crossing the Delaware, 1851

Happy 4th of July, everyone! 

Emmanuel Leutze- George Washington Crossing the Delaware, 1851



Happy 4th of July, everyone! 

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cavetocanvas:

Thomas Couture, Reverie, 1840-41
From the Norton Simon Museum:

This delicate painting by Thomas Couture is not a portrait but a tête d’expression: a study of the face intended to evoke a particular state of mind. The practice of infusing the depiction of a model’s face with a dreamy or wistful expression often made its way into portrait painting, particularly in portraits of women. In Reverie, exhibited at the Salon of 1841, a young girl peers suggestively out of the corners of her eyes, sizing up the viewer with adolescent curiosity. Her dewy cheeks, bedroom eyes and exposed décolletage put forth an aura of sexual availability that carried into, if subtly, the more traditional portraits of the mid-nineteenth century. Even though the tête d‘expression was a common academic exercise, Couture’s studies in particular had an impact on the artists of his day. For instance, Gustave Courbet’s moody self-portraits from the 1840s possess the same dreamy undertones. Likewise, Couture’s pupils, among them Édouard Manet and Marcellin Desboutin, were influenced by the veiled feminine seduction at work here.

cavetocanvas:

Thomas Couture, Reverie, 1840-41

From the Norton Simon Museum:

This delicate painting by Thomas Couture is not a portrait but a tête d’expression: a study of the face intended to evoke a particular state of mind. The practice of infusing the depiction of a model’s face with a dreamy or wistful expression often made its way into portrait painting, particularly in portraits of women. In Reverie, exhibited at the Salon of 1841, a young girl peers suggestively out of the corners of her eyes, sizing up the viewer with adolescent curiosity. Her dewy cheeks, bedroom eyes and exposed décolletage put forth an aura of sexual availability that carried into, if subtly, the more traditional portraits of the mid-nineteenth century. Even though the tête d‘expression was a common academic exercise, Couture’s studies in particular had an impact on the artists of his day. For instance, Gustave Courbet’s moody self-portraits from the 1840s possess the same dreamy undertones. Likewise, Couture’s pupils, among them Édouard Manet and Marcellin Desboutin, were influenced by the veiled feminine seduction at work here.

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Martin Stranka

Martin Stranka

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Si Scott- Banksy replica 

Si Scott- Banksy replica 

Herbert Franke- Lichtformen

Herbert Franke- Lichtformen

Linda Powell-Dare to be Different

Linda Powell-Dare to be Different

Photograph by: Chris Anthony

Photograph by: Chris Anthony

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Lola Dupré

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Lola Dupré

-A reminder of overlooked beauty-