a-l-ancien-regime:

Triumph of the Marine Venus Sebastiano Ricci (1659–1734)
about 1713 oil on canvas Getty Center
Born from the sea, the mythological goddess Venus sits upon a throne pulled by muscular men and surrounded by her entourage. Her son Cupid flies nearby and grasps a handful of coral from a plate held by an attendant. Perched above Venus, a woman holds a string of pearls, a typical adornment of the goddess. The pearls fall through her hair and down along her shoulder. The composition is arranged in a loose pyramidal shape with Venus at the apex. Sebastiano Ricci used an array of flesh tones to describe and model the playful, graceful figures. Venus’s softly painted skin is a creamy white with touches of pink in her cheeks, chest, stomach, and knees; her flesh glows as if lit from within. Against the blue sky, streaks of pink paint describe wispy clouds and fading sunlight. With the Triumph of the Marine Venus, Ricci made a transition from a more classical Baroque style of dramatic gestures, bold colors, and serious subject matter to a more Rococo style of light, pastel colors, elegant, graceful figures, and decorative compositional elements.

a-l-ancien-regime:

Triumph of the Marine Venus
Sebastiano Ricci (1659–1734)

about 1713
oil on canvas

Getty Center

Born from the sea, the mythological goddess Venus sits upon a throne pulled by muscular men and surrounded by her entourage. Her son Cupid flies nearby and grasps a handful of coral from a plate held by an attendant. Perched above Venus, a woman holds a string of pearls, a typical adornment of the goddess. The pearls fall through her hair and down along her shoulder. The composition is arranged in a loose pyramidal shape with Venus at the apex. Sebastiano Ricci used an array of flesh tones to describe and model the playful, graceful figures. Venus’s softly painted skin is a creamy white with touches of pink in her
cheeks, chest, stomach, and knees; her flesh glows as if lit from within. Against the blue sky, streaks of pink paint describe wispy clouds and fading sunlight. With the Triumph of the Marine Venus, Ricci made a
transition from a more classical Baroque style of dramatic gestures, bold colors, and serious subject matter to a more Rococo style of light, pastel colors, elegant, graceful figures, and decorative compositional elements.

books0977:

A Beauty in Violet (1909). Paul Francois Quinsac (French, 1858-1932). Oil on canvas.
Quinsac, a specialist in mythological and allegorical subjects, figures and landscapes, studied with Jean-Léon Gérôme and later he became professor at the École des beaux-arts de Bordeaux.

books0977:

A Beauty in Violet (1909). Paul Francois Quinsac (French, 1858-1932). Oil on canvas.

Quinsac, a specialist in mythological and allegorical subjects, figures and landscapes, studied with Jean-Léon Gérôme and later he became professor at the École des beaux-arts de Bordeaux.

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instagram:

Exploring “Ghost City” (город-призрак) in Seredinkovo, Russia

For more bizarre and beautiful photos from “Ghost City” in Seredinkovo, explore the Город Призрак location page.

Old taverns, abandoned docks and ghost ships are all part of “Ghost City” (город-призрак), a park located in the small town of Seredinkovo in the Russian countryside. The park premises were originally constructed as a Russian movie set in 2010, and were designed to look like an 18th-century European city. Now open to the public, the former film set allows visitors to explore the “city” and dress up in period costumes. With replicas of prisons, gallows, hotels, cemeteries, a fort and more, the park offers opportunities to capture time-worn landscapes for visitors and Instagrammers alike.

Drawing drills.

paperalligator:

Hi friends, I still need to post up something about my recent Iceland trip (which I forgot to let you know about! I went to Iceland! The photo above is of Haystack, a little needle-felted friend who came with me for the journey) but since I got back there’s been a lot on my mind about art…

depictarts:

You Were There // A Kind

Working in photography and mixed media collage, London-based artist Vasilisa Forbes explores contemporary and historical intersections of popular culture, social consciousness, and the implications of a rapidly expanding digital landscape. Drawing equally from personal experiences, artistic collaboration, mechanical reproduction and new media culture, many of her works have a visceral impact on the viewer

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bobbypontillas:

First look at Winston of Feast (x)

A few new stills from our new short film, Feast ! I cannot wait for you guys to see it in front of Big Hero. I was lucky to get to do a few initial designs for the pitch, and later animate on this project, so it is very near and dear to me. It was pretty surreal to be helping Pat and Jeff with the pitch boards one day, fast forward a year later and we’re watching, up on screen, this beautiful finished film! For you guys!

Big thanks to him for letting me be a part of this.

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