The Expressive Impulse
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centuriespast:

Eugene Boudin (1824-1898), French        
Plougastel. Le Passage du Bac, 1870       
Oil on panel on board    
La Salle University Art Museum

centuriespast:

Eugene Boudin (1824-1898), French        

Plougastel. Le Passage du Bac, 1870       

Oil on panel on board    

La Salle University Art Museum

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friolenta:

Gustav Klimt, Judith (I), 1901. Oil on canvas. The Vienna Secession. 

friolenta:

Gustav Klimt, Judith (I), 1901. Oil on canvas. The Vienna Secession. 

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concerto4art-and-education:

Self Portrait
Paul Gaugin, 1885
Kimbell Art Museum

concerto4art-and-education:

Self Portrait

Paul Gaugin, 1885

Kimbell Art Museum

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philamuseum:

PMA Members, channel your inner Rocky as you explore the triumphs of underdog artists who achieved personal victories through struggle and perseverance. Join the member’s-only tour “The Spirit of Rocky" on August 5. Afterward, you can even run the stairs if you want. Free with membership. Reservations required. Other dates are available.”Between Rounds,” 1898–99, by Thomas Eakins

philamuseum:

PMA Members, channel your inner Rocky as you explore the triumphs of underdog artists who achieved personal victories through struggle and perseverance. Join the member’s-only tour “The Spirit of Rocky" on August 5. Afterward, you can even run the stairs if you want. Free with membership. Reservations required. Other dates are available.

Between Rounds,” 1898–99, by Thomas Eakins

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concerto4art-and-education:

Dancer Stretching
Edgar Degas
Kimbell Art Museum [x]

concerto4art-and-education:

Dancer Stretching

Edgar Degas

Kimbell Art Museum [x]

philamuseum:

Happy birthday to Edgar Degas. Although most recognized for his paintings, the French artist also explored sculpture. The original wax version of this bronze ballerina caused somewhat of a sensation when exhibited in 1881. Why do you think it was controversial?”Little Dancer, Aged Fourteen,” executed in wax 1878–81, cast in bronze after 1922, by Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas

philamuseum:

Happy birthday to Edgar Degas. Although most recognized for his paintings, the French artist also explored sculpture. The original wax version of this bronze ballerina caused somewhat of a sensation when exhibited in 1881. Why do you think it was controversial?

Little Dancer, Aged Fourteen,” executed in wax 1878–81, cast in bronze after 1922, by Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas

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blantonmuseum:

iheartmyart:

Dorothea Tanning, Tableau vivant (Living Picture), 1954, Signed u.l. “Dorothea Tanning 54”, inscribed on verso “Tableau vivant 1954 Dorothea Tanning”, Oil on canvas, Unframed: 116.6 x 88.8 cm / 45 7/8 x 35 ins, Framed: 117.8 x 90.5 x 3.2 cm / 46 3/8 x 35 5/8 ins, Copyright The Estate of Dorothea Tanning, Posted with permission by Alison Jacques Gallery.
Exhibition Dorothea Tanning: Web of Dreams, July 11 - August 9, 2014 at the Alison Jacques Gallery in London, England

Woah.

blantonmuseum:

iheartmyart:

Dorothea Tanning, Tableau vivant (Living Picture), 1954, Signed u.l. “Dorothea Tanning 54”, inscribed on verso “Tableau vivant 1954 Dorothea Tanning”, Oil on canvas, Unframed: 116.6 x 88.8 cm / 45 7/8 x 35 ins, Framed: 117.8 x 90.5 x 3.2 cm / 46 3/8 x 35 5/8 ins, Copyright The Estate of Dorothea Tanning, Posted with permission by Alison Jacques Gallery.

Exhibition Dorothea Tanning: Web of Dreams, July 11 - August 9, 2014 at the Alison Jacques Gallery in London, England

Woah.

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philamuseum:

Happy birthday to Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot. Fellow artist Paul Gauguin said it best in a letter to French artist Émile Schuffenecker in 1888: “Corot’s entire soul has passed through his landscapes; the air breathes goodness, while the slender tree trunks express grace and nobility.”“Night Landscape with a Lioness,” 1857–73, by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot

philamuseum:

Happy birthday to Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot. Fellow artist Paul Gauguin said it best in a letter to French artist Émile Schuffenecker in 1888: “Corot’s entire soul has passed through his landscapes; the air breathes goodness, while the slender tree trunks express grace and nobility.”

Night Landscape with a Lioness,” 1857–73, by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot

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philamuseum:

Flemish Baroque painter Peter Paul Rubens, kept “Prometheus Bound" in his personal collection for several years and called it one of his most important creations. Rubens collaborated with other artists, including Frans Snyders, who was distinguished for his depictions of flower and animals. Snyders also worked on "Prometheus Bound," painting the eagle. With wings that span the entire width of the canvas, the eagle rips at Prometheus’s liver as his punishment for stealing fire from the gods. This mythological depiction could be seen as an artist struggling with creativity or grappling with eternal suffering. What do you think it means?
“Prometheus Bound,” begun c. 1611–12, completed by 1618, by Peter Paul Rubens and Frans Snyders

philamuseum:

Flemish Baroque painter Peter Paul Rubens, kept “Prometheus Bound" in his personal collection for several years and called it one of his most important creations. Rubens collaborated with other artists, including Frans Snyders, who was distinguished for his depictions of flower and animals. Snyders also worked on "Prometheus Bound," painting the eagle. With wings that span the entire width of the canvas, the eagle rips at Prometheus’s liver as his punishment for stealing fire from the gods. This mythological depiction could be seen as an artist struggling with creativity or grappling with eternal suffering. What do you think it means?

Prometheus Bound,” begun c. 1611–12, completed by 1618, by Peter Paul Rubens and Frans Snyders