This is a fantastic image, thank you for posting it! As others have noticed this is a Japanese woodblock print done by the artist Katsushika Hokusai in roughly 1829-1830. Unfortunately the exact image posted here is a later (20th century) reproduction. You can find
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It’s actually from the upper left corner of the left panel in “The Garden of Earthly Delights,” as seen [here](http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f7/Hieronymus_Bosch_-_The_Garden_of_Earthly_Delights_-_The_Earthly_Paradise_%28Garden_of_Eden%29.jpg).
Ah, are you not familiar with Francis Bacon? You are in for a treat, my friend. Post-war anglo-irish painter who was renowned for his biomorphic abstractions and depictions of human anguish / extistential torment. A legendary bon vivant, he lived a very interesting and
The gallery label at [MoMA](http://www.moma.org/collection/object.php?object_id=79204): “Created in the immediate aftermath of World War II, *Painting* is an oblique but damning image of an anonymous public figure. Half-obscured by an umbrella, he is dressed in a dark formal suit—the unofficial uniform of British politicians of
I’m surprised this painting hasn’t been used as a meme yet. DIED TO SAVE EVERYONE’S SOUL NAME COMMONLY USED AS AN EXPLETIVE
[More of his works.](http://imgur.com/a/vdLZg/layout/blog) This guy has profound ideas. And he’s an amazing painter.
Such a genius. Interesting bit of trivia: Marc was meant to be removed from combat in WWI because of his status as a notable artist. Unfortunately, he was struck and killed by a shell splinter before the order reached him. One can only wonder
[Link to Wikipedia article on Cotopaxi.](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cotopaxi) [Link to Wikipedia article on Frederic Edwin Church.](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederic_Edwin_Church)
How do you think he painted the far trees like that? They look great don’t they? As far as I can make out it looks like just a grey smudge with the thicker limbs inked in in black over the top, really simple. But
The title of this painting is *Fishermen at Sea*. [Here’s a larger version](http://www.tate.org.uk/art/images/work/T/T01/T01585_10.jpg) from the Tate’s website. This is the first oil painting that Turner exhibited at the Royal Academy, in 1796.
I’ve always loved this piece – not because of the content or the artists ability but because my grandparents had a print of this piece in their house. It always reminds me of a simpler time when I was younger and would spend time
This is just up the coast from me. It was highly controversial and has been graffitied a lot. I think that much of the controvery is due to its positioning – on the beach at Britten’s beloved Aldeburgh – rather than the design though.
Kandinsky had synesthesia, meaning he listened to music, “heard” the song as colors and shapes, and then painted then. I always associate circles like these with comfort, eggs, etc. Not sure what he was listening to for this.
It is. And so much movement too. Impossible to capture in just one picture, but I’ve tried
Beautiful of course, but what immediately popped into my head was “oh god this is so male-gaze-y”
Rumor has it that he was nearly blind when he painted this, while trying to find a reference for this I found that he apparently underwent surgery in 1923 and recovered it. http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,715130,00.html
I know that. But this particular illustration was made for the book The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen. I was just trying to help!
I took a upper level art history class my last semester of college that was called African Burials and Memorials. I wish I could have written about this for that class. I really like it.
[According to this](http://joonbug.com/national/cool-shit/Tom-Husseys-Reflections/mojNl2Ye2pS), it’s actually a patch to treat dementia from Alzheimer’s, which also helps clarify the intention of the images. edit: Better link.
this reminds me of Mont St Michel https://anotherheader.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/dsc_1694.jpg
It’s a symbol of abundance, fertility and good luck. The Greeks in modern times will bring over pomegranates when someone buys a new home and they will break the fruit on the ground at weddings and New Years. And in Greek mythology: “The myth