Before this, all images of World War One available to the public were highly romanticised and glorified. This painting was one of the first depictions of how shit the trenches really were
Beautiful, thanks for sharing. 19th century Russian paintings are my favorite!
I like him a lot too, but never the mix of and religious miracles. That’s in every nation (part of the culture): “God is on our side” (“One Nation, under God, indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for All”). Beat it into the heads of
> After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally you see things as they really are, and that is the most horrible thing in the world. — Oscar Wilde
I’ve always wondered, perhaps someone here could enlighten me: Why is it that Asian art often seems to take on this wavy, flowing form?
I think most pop art is a commentary of mass media and consumerism, but many of those comments–each artist has their own perspective–are rather ambiguous, sociological, often conveyed with the detachment of an entomologist looking over the workings of an ant colony or something.
I lived in Sydney for 4 years and never knew of this :-O
As a former peeping tom, I just love this! It captures the appeal of looking into other people’s windows. Thanks for posting.
Yeah. He had pitch-perfect control of tone and value (especially tricky with watercolour, which demands ultra preciseness). There’s not one misplaced or hesitant mark; everything is where it is supposed to be: brain, eye, hand, boom – gorgeousness.
[*This work illustrates Caillebotte’s continued interest in perspective and everyday life. In the scene, the observer stands above three workers on hands and knees, scraping a wooden floor in a bourgeois apartment—now believed to be Caillebotte’s own studio at 77, rue de Miromesnil, in
Yup! There was a huge exhibit on him at the Dayton Art Institute a couple years ago and an entire two rooms were devoted to his political works. He was a *huge* advocate of civil rights and it’s amazing. EDIT: [Mississippi South Justice](http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii278/angelolopez/mississippisouthjustice.jpg) [New
Other than it not being a sketch, in any way, awesome post. That kind of drawing has to be practiced to execute so well.
This was one of my firsts. It really spoke to me, as an angsty fifteen year old boy; I just thought it was so beautiful. I didn’t really know why, knowing nothing of fine art. But I knew the way it made me feel
Thomas Cole’s career was built upon the success of his landscape series paintings, often depicting on multiple panels a single geographic area over great lengths of time. Another well known series of his is The Voyage of Life, a group of 4 paintings depicting
Here’s a [few more pages](http://imgur.com/a/sOVT1) from the book (gleaned from the web), and [the cover](http://i.imgur.com/FbxHYpb.jpg), for anyone who wishes to find it. It’s one of the most beautiful picture books I’ve ever come across.
I’m having a hard time telling which body part belongs to which person. Though maybe that’s the point?
It’s strange, it’s easier to make out what it is you’re looking at in the thumbnail than it is in the full picture! The geometrical pattern just completely overwhelms your ability to make out the curve of the legs I find. Very cool…
Beautiful, have a print one this hanging in my house. Such beauty in the isolation and lack of defined surroundings, as thogh this very moment of embrace has melted away everything but them and the bedsheets
It always sort of blows my mind to flip through a bunch of say, Baroque paintings in this sub and then see something like this made centuries later showing a completely different world. Very creepy sense of paranoia here.
This is [_Yuanyang II_ by Johnson Tsang](http://johnsontsang.wordpress.com/2011/09/28/profile-of-johnson-tsang/).