masterpiecedaily:

Julia Margaret Cameron
A Study
1865-66

masterpiecedaily:

Julia Margaret Cameron

A Study

1865-66

femme-de-lettres:

Large (Wikimedia)
Bonhams does a beautiful job of summarizing what makes Carl Holsøe’s Mother and Child in a Dining Room Interior both so effective and so typical of Holsøe: “The exquisite detail brought into the composition of this scene draws together two aspects of Holsøe’s artistic pursuits: the pictorial representation of space on the one hand, and that of maternal devotion on the other.”
Though Holsøe shares Vilhelm Hammershøi’s proclivity for quiet, clean, Vermeer-evoking interiors with stunning attention to light—from the soft shadows on the wall to the highlights on the glazed prints on the wall, Holsøe achieves a photograph-like precision—Holsøe has none of Hammershøi’s alienating impersonality.
Far from it, as Bonhams highlights: Hosøe’s Mother and Child positively oozes maternal warmth and domestic comfort.

femme-de-lettres:

Large (Wikimedia)

Bonhams does a beautiful job of summarizing what makes Carl Holsøe’s Mother and Child in a Dining Room Interior both so effective and so typical of Holsøe: “The exquisite detail brought into the composition of this scene draws together two aspects of Holsøe’s artistic pursuits: the pictorial representation of space on the one hand, and that of maternal devotion on the other.”

Though Holsøe shares Vilhelm Hammershøi’s proclivity for quiet, clean, Vermeer-evoking interiors with stunning attention to light—from the soft shadows on the wall to the highlights on the glazed prints on the wall, Holsøe achieves a photograph-like precision—Holsøe has none of Hammershøi’s alienating impersonality.

Far from it, as Bonhams highlights: Hosøe’s Mother and Child positively oozes maternal warmth and domestic comfort.

comicsworkbook:

Emily Carroll

comicsworkbook:

Emily Carroll

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brickme:

Ballet Manga — eien naru utsukushisa artbook

I received this in the mail today, and it’s absolutely gorgeous. It was published to accompany the ballet manga exhibit at the Kyoto International Manga Museum, so I was expecting it to be more like an exhibition pamphlet. But it turned out to be a solid 140-page artbook containing so many more gorgeous color artworks than I’d expected, as well as interesting articles about the history of ballet manga, and interviews with people such as Yamagishi Ryoko, Hagio Moto, Takahashi Makoto, Ariyoshi Kyoko, and more. It’s packed full of gorgeous images and interesting text, fully worth the 3000 yen! Many of the author profiles and articles have also been translated into English, probably for the benefit of foreigners visiting the exhibit, so I’d recommend it to anyone who has an interest in shojo manga, vintage manga, or ballet. Although the interviews haven’t been translated, which is a pity.

The images are from an article at nataie.mu, where you can see more of the color images from the exhibition (but there are so many more in the actual book!).

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Omg this failmuseum is worth a tumblr post when I’m back

Going to Amsterdam and den hague/delft, any recommendations for things to see besides rijksmuseum, mauritshuis and vermeer centre? There s far too many museums and things omg

A message from Anonymous
is there any post you can direct me to that's a generally unbiased account of gamergate? i know bits and pieces, but it's been on my dash a lot and i want to know generally the "whole" story without the whole "GIRLS IN GAMES OMG !!" and "SL UT SH A MI NGG !!" opinion parts.

short an succinct

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