Attention Seeking Behavior

femme-de-lettres:

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Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema painted An Art Lover in 1868.
To my eye, the work is a thinly veiled excuse for Alma-Tadema to indulge (and show off) his love of classical art. As such, many elements of the painting are clearly based on known pieces of classical art.
Perhaps my favorite, though, is the work in the very back. Behind a pillar, it looks just like the Alexander Mosaic.

But the mosaic should be on the floor, not hung up on the wall. Now, in 1868 it was on view on the wall of a museum in Naples, so perhaps Alma-Tadema just didn’t think to reorient it into its original position.
I prefer to think, however, that Alma-Tadema understood perfectly well. After all, the mosaic is generally considered to be a copy of a much older painting—a painting, which would be on the wall.

femme-de-lettres:

Large (Yale Open Access)

Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema painted An Art Lover in 1868.

To my eye, the work is a thinly veiled excuse for Alma-Tadema to indulge (and show off) his love of classical art. As such, many elements of the painting are clearly based on known pieces of classical art.

Perhaps my favorite, though, is the work in the very back. Behind a pillar, it looks just like the Alexander Mosaic.

Alexander Mosaic

But the mosaic should be on the floor, not hung up on the wall. Now, in 1868 it was on view on the wall of a museum in Naples, so perhaps Alma-Tadema just didn’t think to reorient it into its original position.

I prefer to think, however, that Alma-Tadema understood perfectly well. After all, the mosaic is generally considered to be a copy of a much older painting—a painting, which would be on the wall.

via femme-de-lettres / 1 week ago / 109 notes /
thisiscaucasian:

Painting of Khurshidbanu Natavan, wearing traditional clothing, circa 1900.

thisiscaucasian:

Painting of Khurshidbanu Natavan, wearing traditional clothing, circa 1900.

awkwardsituationist:

thespian bear hams it up for the camera. photos by olav thokle in alaska’s lake clark national park. (more bears being bears)

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art by He Jiaying

art by He Jiaying

(Source: reitsc)

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Clouds by Ambera Wellmann, part I (x)

(Source: arsantiquis)

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fleurdulys:

The Act of Judith - Jerome Witkin
1980

fleurdulys:

The Act of Judith - Jerome Witkin

1980


Anonymous • Portrait of a Woman of the Hofer Family Ca 1470 (Detail)

Anonymous • Portrait of a Woman of the Hofer Family Ca 1470 (Detail)

(Source: uconstruction)

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Lord Frederick Leighton - An Italian Lady.

(Source: marcuscrassus)

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europeandaisy:

Sarajevo Market, 1914 on the Eve of World War I

europeandaisy:

Sarajevo Market, 1914 on the Eve of World War I

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jomobimo:

A monograph of the Paradiseidae or birds of paradise.
[London]1873.

jomobimo:

A monograph of the Paradiseidae or birds of paradise.

[London]1873.

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isqineeha:

Self Portrait or the Virgin Mary (2000) - Algerian Artist ZINEB SEDIRA

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Salt - Nayyirah Waheed

Salt - Nayyirah Waheed

(Source: totallytaba)

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fleurdulys:

Her Favourite Cat - Charles Joshua Chaplin

fleurdulys:

Her Favourite Cat - Charles Joshua Chaplin

 
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