I think body hair was against the law back then, so everybody shaved whether you were a model or not. It would be amusing if the model had a really big bush, as some women do. More realism, less idealism. That’s why I like
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[Peter Paul Rubens](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Paul_Rubens) was a very influential painter of the early 17th-century, and he was so fond of painting chubby women that it gave rise to the term “rubenesque” which we still use to this day. As to *why* it was so prevalent in
I know it’s cliche but I absolutely love the motion in his paintings like this. It’s like you can see the wind.
The background elements are worth pondering as they appear to develop a narrative of courtship, lust, and, I think, death. Reading from left to right: First is the virginal white figure with the flower next to her, all purity and youth. Between her and
I believe it’s called metamorphic style – a technique of superimposing and juxtaposing realistic and figurative details within the images that he creates.[Wiki](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Octavio_Ocampo)
I’m really surprised this isn’t as iconic as *Nighthawks*. It has the same level of intrigue with as minimal as five or so colors. I think we can see some heavy influence from *Son of Man*. The way Magriette was able to place the
She is holding the cup up to the light to enjoy its translucency. You can even see how he’s painted the light passing through the cup on the table. Bone china is known for being translucent – the lady or the painter must have
Googled “1940s science fiction art” [was not disappointed.](https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&authuser=0&site=imghp&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=1121&bih=625&q=1940s+science+fiction+art&oq=1940s+science+fiction+art&gs_l=img.3…2452.8390.0.8522.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.840.6j2j1.9.0…0.0…1ac.1.12.img.o33t1eDLjQg#imgrc=iNrfUtxs_cN3JM%3A%3BVluOpZdpf6ExNM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252F1.bp.blogspot.com%252F_uwgefwgTLwc%252FSWaH_UVvkLI%252FAAAAAAAACcs%252F52dVFiumk-Y%252Fs400%252Fh.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fchloevanparis.blogspot.com%252F2009%252F01%252Fpulp-art-earle-bergey.html%3B321%3B400)
Wow, I remember this painting. We had it in our house when I was a kid (reprint obviously). It instilled a deep love of the mountains in me, even though I grew up in Minnesota. I still want to move to where the hills
A little bit surprised that this artist has not been submitted before so I’m taking advantage of the oppurtunity. I am utterly infatuated with this guy. An Australian graphic designer who I became aware of when I started seeing his stuff popping up on
this is so weird it was just yesterday that I stumbled upon Ivan Bilibin when searching about Baba Yaga and was quite taken by his works and here is your post now on my front page. i mean not weird in the sense of
Looks like Emma Watson can’t decide what to play with
This is one of my favorite Belgian painters. He has a very small museum near the European Parlement in Brussels. http://c0056906.cdn2.cloudfiles.rackspacecloud.com/110720.jpg
i was gonna say the same thing,Its crazy how people come up with things like this.
I was not able to find a higher res pic, but there are other great paintings by this same artist that you might enjoy (high res): [The Phenomenon of floating](http://imgur.com/GJUsCvr), [Astral Projection](http://i.imgur.com/pNFGcRA.jpg), [High Park Pickets](http://imgur.com/uNcfMR7) …
This painting reminds me of a french movie from 1974, where two guys (the heroes) are alone in a train with a woman (and her baby), and they actually end up raping her in the train. No need to go back to (more than)
I have a friend whose graduate school work is pretty much all early 20th century animation. I still know nothing about that time, but she has posted millions of stills from every director/illustrator from that time. This is the first time I’ve seen Ms.
One of my favorites aswell, makes me wonder how his mind works. Or at least what kind of drugs he was on, looks fun.
Van Gogh is such a remarkable painter. To stand in front of one of his canvases, in the flesh, and imagine that he himself stood before that very canvas too, you can be transported back 125 years, through all that has happened between now
Tanner is one of my all time favorites. I remember learning about him during Black History Month in school and thinking *why the hell did I have to wait until February to hear about this guy!* just the most beautiful brush strokes and the
Always nice to see my (and Atkinson Grimshaw’s) home city on Reddit. [Here is another.](http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/04/18/article-1378068-0BAE2A4F00000578-353_634x445.jpg) [And here’s the same place now.](https:[email protected],-1.5425122,3a,75y,271.69h,97.7t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1s1KVhRE05wGuTEImlvEPrGw!2e0)
I thought that was interesting as well and I don’t remember where I read it, but the article suggested that he believed he needed to do it to contribute to a more complete body of work. I’ll see if I can find the reference
So beautiful. I know that I wouldn’t enjoy living in that world due to all of their old ideas, but it sure must have been a sight to see.
..I don’t think it’s uninspired, perhaps a tad cliched. I like the attention to detail. I see a church, old, ruined, outdated, being eroded by the sea and desert, the lone candle burning low, about to be extinguished either by the water, or simply