newyearoldtricks:

Louise Bourgeois - Spider

newyearoldtricks:

Louise Bourgeois - Spider

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centuriespast:

Prajnaparamita, c. 1225
Cambodia: Angkor period, 1200-1250Bronze
Prajnaparamita is the bodhisattva of wisdom and the spiritual mother of all Buddhas. The book is a symbol of her wisdom, and the lotus is a mark of her purity. Images of Prajnaparamita became increasingly popular during the 13th century in Angkor. Much of this had to do with the adoption of Buddhism as the official state religion by King Jayavarman VII (r. 1181–1215) and the association he made between Prajnaparamita and his own mother, Queen Sri Jayarajacudamani. Beyond the popularity of Prajnaparamita images during the 13th century, other features date the figure to this time period; specifically, the skirt is neither long nor pleated. Instead, it is a short skirt made of a patterned textile, which had become fashionable during the 13th century.
Norton Simon Art Museum

centuriespast:

Prajnaparamita, c. 1225

Cambodia: Angkor period, 1200-1250
Bronze

Prajnaparamita is the bodhisattva of wisdom and the spiritual mother of all Buddhas. The book is a symbol of her wisdom, and the lotus is a mark of her purity. Images of Prajnaparamita became increasingly popular during the 13th century in Angkor. Much of this had to do with the adoption of Buddhism as the official state religion by King Jayavarman VII (r. 1181–1215) and the association he made between Prajnaparamita and his own mother, Queen Sri Jayarajacudamani. Beyond the popularity of Prajnaparamita images during the 13th century, other features date the figure to this time period; specifically, the skirt is neither long nor pleated. Instead, it is a short skirt made of a patterned textile, which had become fashionable during the 13th century.

Norton Simon Art Museum

badminton:

nocturnal:
満月の紅葉にみみずく
Small Horned Owl on Maple Branch under Full MoonUtagawa Hiroshige

badminton:

nocturnal:

満月の紅葉にみみずく

Small Horned Owl on Maple Branch under Full Moon
Utagawa Hiroshige

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archaicwonder:

Long Meg and Her Daughters
Long Meg and Her Daughters is a Bronze Age stone circle near Penrith in Cumbria, North West England. One of around 1,300 stone circles in the British Isles and Brittany, it was constructed as a part of a megalithic tradition that lasted from 3,300 to 900 BC, during the Late Neolithic and Early Bronze Age.

archaicwonder:

Long Meg and Her Daughters

Long Meg and Her Daughters is a Bronze Age stone circle near Penrith in Cumbria, North West England. One of around 1,300 stone circles in the British Isles and Brittany, it was constructed as a part of a megalithic tradition that lasted from 3,300 to 900 BC, during the Late Neolithic and Early Bronze Age.

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centuriespast:

unknown Tlingit artist (Tlingit), Trap Figure, 1850/1880, yew,
Portland Art Museum

centuriespast:

unknown Tlingit artist (Tlingit), Trap Figure, 1850/1880, yew,

Portland Art Museum

emmahyphenjane:

422. Mercury Fastening His Heel-Wings by François Rude, Detail - Musée du Louvre, Paris

emmahyphenjane:

422. Mercury Fastening His Heel-Wings by François Rude, Detail - Musée du Louvre, Paris

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anthropologyyy:

Nikko Bosatsu (Bodhisattva of Sunlight) 日光菩薩(薬師寺)

anthropologyyy:

Nikko Bosatsu (Bodhisattva of Sunlight) 日光菩薩(薬師寺)

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buddhabe:

Buddha. Kamakura, Japan. 

buddhabe:

Buddha. Kamakura, Japan. 

centuriespast:

ZELOTTI, Gian BattistaVenus between Mars and Neptune1555Oil on canvasPalazzo Ducale, Venice

centuriespast:

ZELOTTI, Gian Battista
Venus between Mars and Neptune
1555
Oil on canvas
Palazzo Ducale, Venice

thegetty:

Look carefully—can you spot the transfer marks behind Venus?
The tiny holes were made to duplicate the composition onto another paper. Perhaps the artist used this in his process to make a bas relief or print.
More Gods and Heroes goodies at The Getty.
Venus in Her Sea Chariot Suckling Cupid, about 1645-50, Alessandro Algardi. J. Paul Getty Museum.

thegetty:

Look carefullycan you spot the transfer marks behind Venus?

The tiny holes were made to duplicate the composition onto another paper. Perhaps the artist used this in his process to make a bas relief or print.

More Gods and Heroes goodies at The Getty.

Venus in Her Sea Chariot Suckling Cupid, about 1645-50, Alessandro Algardi. J. Paul Getty Museum.