lipstick and callous
vastderp:

lalaland1212:

theatre-whovian:

vastderp:

Meet the Mona Lisa of the Prado, the earliest known copy of Da Vinci’s best portrait. Similarity in the undersketch of the painting indicates that this was very likely painted concurrently with the original Mona Lisa, by a student of Da Vinci.
There is much controversy in the art world over the question of whether or not to clean the fragile Mona Lisa, but her sister has been restored and some fairly odd later alterations removed to show the original vibrant colors and lighting. Some details, such as the sheerness of her shawl and the pattern on the neckline of her dress, have become utterly obscured in the original, but in the restored copy they’re perfectly clear.
It blows my mind a little bit to look at these two sisters side-by-side and imagine how much vivid detail could be hiding in the Mona Lisa under 500 years of rotten varnish. 

THE COPY HAS EYEBROWS

Your response to a beautiful piece of artwork done by Leonardo Da Vinci himself is “SHES GOT EYEBROWS”. Alright. All intelligent life has been lost.

Yo Snooty McSnotwhine, the Mona Lisa’s vanished eyebrows have been the subject of debate and analysis in the art expert community for hundreds of years, long before your parents squirted water at each other from across the clown car and then honked their bicycle horns to indicate they really wanted to make a smug, insufferable little clown baby together. 

vastderp:

lalaland1212:

theatre-whovian:

vastderp:

Meet the Mona Lisa of the Prado, the earliest known copy of Da Vinci’s best portrait. Similarity in the undersketch of the painting indicates that this was very likely painted concurrently with the original Mona Lisa, by a student of Da Vinci.

There is much controversy in the art world over the question of whether or not to clean the fragile Mona Lisa, but her sister has been restored and some fairly odd later alterations removed to show the original vibrant colors and lighting. Some details, such as the sheerness of her shawl and the pattern on the neckline of her dress, have become utterly obscured in the original, but in the restored copy they’re perfectly clear.

It blows my mind a little bit to look at these two sisters side-by-side and imagine how much vivid detail could be hiding in the Mona Lisa under 500 years of rotten varnish. 

THE COPY HAS EYEBROWS

Your response to a beautiful piece of artwork done by Leonardo Da Vinci himself is “SHES GOT EYEBROWS”. Alright. All intelligent life has been lost.

Yo Snooty McSnotwhine, the Mona Lisa’s vanished eyebrows have been the subject of debate and analysis in the art expert community for hundreds of years, long before your parents squirted water at each other from across the clown car and then honked their bicycle horns to indicate they really wanted to make a smug, insufferable little clown baby together. 


Nocturne in Black and Gold: The Falling Rocket, James Whistler

Nocturne in Black and Gold: The Falling Rocket, James Whistler

inebriatedpony:

     No one before Bernini had managed to make marble so carnal. In his nimble hands it would flatter and stream, quiver and sweat. His figures weep and shout, their torses twist and run, and arch themselves in spasms of intense sensation. He could, like an alchemist, change one material into another - marble into trees, leaves, hair, and, of course, flesh.  
     -   Simon Schama’s Power of Art. Bernini

londoninquisitor:

steampunkd:

cjetk:

http://dark-spider.deviantart.com/


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theclockworkearth:

that-awkward-moment-when-i:

moveintomymind:

iloveraisinbran:

cosmic-darkness:

This is the kinda beautiful shit i desperately need in my room.

ALYSSA

FOUND MY HOUSE DECOR.

WANTTTT

KELCI, I WANT THE THING

sully-s:

A mermaid 

sully-s:

A mermaid 

charminglyantiquated:

Classic and Reverse harpies, mermaids, centaurs, and nagas

as a species we have this habit of tacking human faces onto animals and when you think about it, it looks kind of stupid, but it looks even stupider backwards

so

starwars-swagger:

Impressionist Yoda
#StarWars #StarWarsy #yoda #art
StarWarsy.com

starwars-swagger:

Impressionist Yoda

#StarWars #StarWarsy #yoda #art

StarWarsy.com

artbycgunn:

A re-imagining of Rapunzel.

artbycgunn:

A re-imagining of Rapunzel.


C. Hérouard, La Garçonne at home, 1925. Originally printed in La Vie Parisienne.

C. Hérouard, La Garçonne at home, 1925. Originally printed in La Vie Parisienne.

buttart:

rosalarian:

gingerhaze:

i wanted to draw some lady pirates

Noelle always proving that there is more than one way to design a female character.

lady pirates are relevant to my interests

buttart:

rosalarian:

gingerhaze:

i wanted to draw some lady pirates

Noelle always proving that there is more than one way to design a female character.

lady pirates are relevant to my interests

sollertias:

A Portrait of Grand Princess Maria Aleksandrovna by Ivan Makarov (detail)

sollertias:

A Portrait of Grand Princess Maria Aleksandrovna by Ivan Makarov (detail)

Vincent  van Gogh - From ‘Almond Blossoms’ Series (1888-1890)