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閒的 你說呢 Wang Xingwen | Artist From China

Oct 12

nonconcept:

Seaside House in Poland by Ultra Architects. (Photography: Jeremi Buczkowski)


Oct 9

Oct 8
wmagazine:

Think Pink, Think Emin
Photograph by Adrian Gaut; W magazine October 2014. 

wmagazine:

Think Pink, Think Emin

Photograph by Adrian Gaut; W magazine October 2014. 


micaceous:

Audrey Hepburn with her pet deer photographed by Bob Willoughby

micaceous:

Audrey Hepburn with her pet deer photographed by Bob Willoughby

(via eternallybliss)


Oct 5

nevver:

New York in the ’50s, Jay Maisel


Sep 30

ancientart:

Sleeping Hermaphroditos, a Roman Imperial work (2nd century AD), which was discovered near the Baths of Diocletian in Rome, and probably inspired by a Greek original of the 2nd century BC. The mattress was sculpted by Bernini. 

With the voluptuous curves, one might assume walking by this sculpture, without closer observation, that a female is depicted. Hermaphroditos was actually a male, the son of Hermes and Aphrodite, and is depicted here as a bisexed figure. The sculpture, and those like it, raise profound questions about the nature of arousal and desire.

The following sections are written by Astier Marie-Bénédicte of the Louvre, and are all worth a read:

The story of Hermaphroditos:

There is nothing improper in this work, but it still intrigues the viewer. Hermaphroditos, had rejected the advances of the nymph Salmacis. Unable to resign herself to this rejection, Salmacis persuaded Zeus to merge their two bodies forever, hence the strange union producing one bisexed being with male sexual organs and the voluptuous curves of a woman. Stretched out in erotic abandon on the mattress provided by Bernini, the figure sleeps. Yet Hermaphroditos has only fallen half asleep: the twisting pose of the body and the tension apparent down to the slightly raised left foot are indicative of a dream state.

An embodiment of Hellenistic taste:

[…] The subject reflects the taste for languid nudes, surprise effects, and theatricality, all of which were prized in the late Hellenistic period. The work is designed to be viewed in two stages. First impressions are of a gracious and sensuous body that leads one to think that the figure is a female nude in the Hellenistic tradition; this effect is heightened here by the sinuousness of the pose. The other side of the statue then brings a surprise, revealing the figure’s androgynous nature by means of the crudest realism. This effect of contrast and ambiguity, indeed this taste for the strange that plays with the viewer’s emotions, is the result of the theatricality of some Hellenistic art. This utopian combination of two sexes is sometimes interpreted as a half-playful, half-erotic creation, designed to illustrate Platonic and more general philosophical reflections on love. 

Courtesy of & currently located at the Louvre, France: Ma 231. Photos taken by Anne-Marie Bouché.


philamuseum:

More Art Monday: Collection Travelogue

Ten works from our collection have accrued impressive travel miles en route to exhibitions in other museums. Learn about their journeys here, brought to you by ART 24/7.

The Burning of the Houses of Lords and Commons, October 16, 1834,” 1834–35, by Joseph Mallord William Turner
Exhibition: “Late Turner: Painting Set Free”
Location: Tate Britain, London, United Kingdom
On view: Now through January 25, 2015
Distance: 3,546 miles

Spring Sale at Bendel’s,” 1921, by Florine Stettheimer
Exhibition: “Florine Stettheimer“
Location: Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany
On view: Now through January 4, 2015
Distance: 4,116 miles

Basin, early 15th century, Xuande Period (1426–1435), Ming Dynasty (1368–1644), China
Exhibition: “Ming: 50 Years That Changed China”
Location: British Museum, London, United Kingdom
On view: Now through January 5, 2015
Distance: 3,546 miles

The Man of Sorrows (Christ Crowned with Thorns),” c. 1490, by Domenico Ghirlandaio
Exhibition: “Memling: Rinascimento Fiammingo”
Location: Scuderie del Quirinale, Rome, Italy
On view: October 11, 2014, to January 18, 2015
Distance: 4,366 miles

Marine,” 1866, by Gustave Courbet
Exhibition: “Gustave Courbet”
Location: Fondation Beyeler, Basel, Switzerland
On view: Now through January 18, 2015
Distance: 3,971 miles

The Papacy Offered to Saint Gregory the Great [?],” c. 1435, by Follower of Fra Angelico
Exhibition: “Fra Angelico, Botticelli: Rediscovered Masterpieces”
Location: Musée Condé/Domaine de Chantilly, Chantilly, France
On view: Now through January 4, 2015
Distance: 3,709 miles

Bacchus and Ariadne on the Isle of Naxos,” c. 1693, by Antoine Coypel
Exhibition: “Sensation and Sensuality: Rubens and His Legacy”
Location: Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels, Belgium
On view: Now through January 4, 2015
Distance: 3,744 miles

Purple and Rose: The Lange Leizen of the Six Marks,” 1864, by James Abbott McNeill Whistler
Exhibition: “James McNeill Whistler Retrospective”
Location: National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan
On view: Now through November 16, 2014 
Distance: 6,901 miles

Port of Le Havre,” 1874, by Claude Monet
Exhibition: “Impression Sunrise”
Location: Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris, France
On view: Now through January 18, 2015 
Distance: 3,709 miles

Follette,” 1890, by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Exhibition: “Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec—The Path to Modernism”
Location: Kunstforum Wien, Vienna, Austria
On view: October 16, 2014 through January 25, 2015 
Distance: 4,308 miles


Sep 26

nybg:

Y’know, we told the dahlias in the Home Gardening Center that perfection is unattainable, but they’re giving it their stubborn all nonetheless. —MN

YOU


food52:

Hello halloumi.

Fried Halloumi Toast with Dry-Farmed Tomato Bruschetta via Naturally Ella.


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