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A chic young woman in a day dress with floral accents holds a parasol against a background of exuberant foliage. She looks straight ahead, a picture of poise and detachment even as she seems fully aware of the viewer's admiring gaze. Representing aspiring Parisian actress Jeanne Demarsy as the embodiment of Spring, this portrait debuted at the last major public exhibition of Manet's life, the Paris Salon of 1882. For more than two decades, Manet's paintings were rejected by the Salon or met with controversy; "Spring" was the most unalloyed success of the artist's Salon career, a career that ended tragically a year later when Manet died of causes related to syphilis.

Manet was born #onthisday in 1832.

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Jeanne (Spring), 1881, Édouard Manet (French, 1832 - 1883). Oil on canvas. The J. Paul Getty Museum. http://bit.ly/1POreQf
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Une peinture magnifique !
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On a pedestal beneath Gothic arches, Saint Anthony stands like a living statue, blessing the people and animals gathered around him.

Saint Anthony, a hermit of the 300s, renounced his worldly goods and retired to the desert of northern Egypt. In the 1100s, the Order of Knights Hospitallers, an organization that cared for the sick across Europe, adopted him as its patron saint. Although Saint Anthony was a desert hermit, he appears here wearing the black cape with the tau cross on the left shoulder worn by the Hospitallers of the 1400s. Growing out of his association with the Hospitallers, Anthony was called on to prevent and cure disease in both people and animals, which explains the assortment of followers around him.

Saint Anthony Abbot Blessing the Animals, the Poor, and the Sick, about 1400 - 1410, Master of St. Veronica. Tempera colors, gold paint, and gold leaf on parchment.
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The Savonnerie workshops, the royal manufactory that provided carpets, screens, and covers for chairs and benches for the sole use of the French royal household, made this pair of three-panel screens of knotted woolen pile. Such screens were known as paravents (against the wind) and were usually kept folded in the corners of dining rooms or anterooms of the palaces. When needed, servants would arrange the screens to protect the occupants from drafts.

Pair of Three-panel Screens (paravents), about 1714 - 1740, probably after cartoons by Jean-Baptiste Belin de Fontenay (French, 1653 - 1715) and Alexandre-François Desportes (French, 1661 - 1743), Savonnerie Manufactory (French, active 1627 - present). Wool and linen; cotton twill gimp; wooden interior frame; modern velvet lining.
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Beautiful. Yes..Peace*


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On this hydria or water-carrying vessel, Dionysos is seated on a diphros or stool, and he is surrounded by dancing female followers. The two maenads nearest Dionysos wear animal skins and play percussion instruments.

Attic Black-Figure Hydria, about 510 B.C., Greek (Attic). Terracotta.

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In about 25 B.C. glassmakers began to create decorative vessels, such as this cup, by blowing glass into a mold with incised designs. Mold designs often incorporated decorative elements, such as palm fronds, columns, or lotus buds (as on this vessel), that disguise the joins of different sections.

Currently on view at the Getty Villa, Gallery 214, Changing Exhibitions.

Beaker, 1st century, Roman. Glass. http://ow.ly/mc70307PZBy #gettyvilla #glass #antiquities
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至宝の輝き❗素晴らしい作品ですね😃
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Though he painted other subjects, by 1624 Nicolaes Eliasz. Pickenoy was one of the most sought after portraitists in Amsterdam, a stature he retained until the arrival of young Rembrandt van Rijn. Later on, he lived next door to his competitor.

Portrait of a Man, 1632, Nicolaes Eliasz. Pickenoy (Dutch, 1590/1591 - 1654/1656). il on panel.
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A beautiful portrait.
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A noticeable man clad in black, the fashion of the times, close-buttoned, erect, forward looking, something separate in his bearing ...a beautifully poetic face. —Basil L. Gildersleeve to Mary E. Phillips, 1915 (his childhood recollection of Poe)

Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston, Massachusetts #onthisday in 1809.

Portrait of Edgar Allan Poe, late May - early June 1849, Unknown maker, American. Daguerreotype. http://bit.ly/1HVKMoP #gettymuseum #photography #poe
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Only the torso and one arm survive of an over life-size portrait statue of man wearing full military parade armor. Such cuirassed statues were a popular form of sculpture used to honor emperors, their male relatives, victorious generals, and military heroes.

Torso of a Cuirassed Statue, about 83 - 85, Roman. Marble.
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This says. More than you think it. Does... happi happi
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In this painting, Fernando Gallego focused on the moment after the Crucifixion when overwhelming anguish gave way to resigned misery, the sentiment evident in the grief-stricken face of the Virgin, flushed and swollen from weeping.

Pietà, about 1490 - 1500, Circle of Fernando Gallego (Spanish (Castile), about 1440/1445 - about 1507). Oil on panel.
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The time i realized this a was all conjecture for people to deal with thier own death was 6th grade but still like the art, and baroque classical. .
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Big Tree Station, named for Santa Cruz's large redwood trees, was part of the Southern Pacific Railroad. This photograph's size and format suggests that it was intended for commercial purposes, possibly as a souvenir for the tourist industry to entice prospective California settlers.

Big Tree Station, Santa Cruz, about 1871, William Henry Jackson (American, 1843 - 1942). Albumen silver print.
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Majestic.
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The presence of mathematical diagrams in the illegible book reveal the figure's identity as Euclid, a prominent mathematician from antiquity, best known for his treatise on geometry, the Elements.

Portraits of wise men were very popular in the 1600s, when there was a revived interest in ancient Greek and Roman philosophy. Rather than portraying the subject as a refined and noble figure, Ribera depicted him as an individual tried by a life of hardship, imbued with the force of a living personality.

Euclid, about 1630 - 1635, Jusepe de Ribera (Spanish / Italian, 1591 - 1652). Oil on canvas. http://ow.ly/j5b4307V8xW #gettymuseum #art #painting
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After years in Italy, Vouet catalyzed a reawakening of French art. Trained by his sign-painter father Vouet lived in Italy from 1613 to 1627, mostly in Rome. Recalled to France by Louis XIII, Vouet dominated Paris, painting altarpieces and religious works for churches and illusionistic decorations for private home and public buildings, most of which have been destroyed.

In this drawing Vouet applied black chalk in long grace strokes, describing the gentle curves of the woman's arms and body with strong outlines and subtle shading. The shading enhances the impression of mass and solidity. Dark shadows that extend backwards from the feet of both figures also contribute to the illusion of weight and mass.

Vouet was born in Paris #onthisday in 1590.

Study of a Female Figure with a Putto, about 1630 - 1635, Simon Vouet (French, 1590 - 1649). Black chalk with white chalk. http://bit.ly/2ibgUMy #gettymuseum #drawing #art
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Belo e raro desenho!!!
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