Towards the end of the 1960s, all my women friends used to devise a test question to recognise "the perfect marriage partner", once they left university. Some wanted a man committed to left wing politics; some wanted a partner more concerned with health and fitness; and others wanted a man steeped in literature. Show More Summary
colin-vian: Svetlana Rumak
art-is-art-is-art: Erato, Muse of Poetry, Edward John Poynter
jaded-mandarin: Juan van der Hamne. Offering of Flora, 1627.
Portuguese contemporary artist. Manuel Amado, Untitled
history-of-fashion: 1612 Marcus Gheeraerts - Princess Elizabeth, daughter of James I
nigra-lux: SICHEL, Nathaniel (1843-1907) Almée, detail between 1875-1905 Oil on canvas, 153 x 93 cm Ermitage, St. Petersburg Ed. Orig.
ultrawolvesunderthefullmoon: Paintings by Walter Sluempfig After graduation from the Germantown Academy, Walter Sluempfig enrolled as an architecture student in the University of Pennsylvania. In October 1931 he transferred to the Pennsylvania...Show More Summary
magictransistor: Graham Sutherland. Thorn Head. 1949.
magictransistor: Wifredo Lam, Yo Soy, 1949.
wasbella102: Grant Wood - March (lithograph)
flemishgarden: Jacob Ochtervelt - Music lesson 1667 oil on canvas Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen, Mannheim, Germany
flemishgarden: Ludolf de Jongh - Hunting party in the Courtyard of a Country House circa 1665-1670 oil on canvas Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan
flemishgarden: Pieter Claesz. - Tobacco Pipes and a Brazier 1636 oil on panel Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg
books0977: Silent Hours. Sigmund Walter Hampel (Austrian, 1868-1949). Hampel studied at the Staatsgewerbeschule and was a student of Angeli, Eisenmenger and L'Allemand at the Vienna Academy of Art. From 1900 to 1911, he was member of the Hagen Bund, an artists’ association in Vienna.
alexflynnart: fuckyeahpainting: Winslow Homer (1836-1910) Homer painted white women, black women, working women, women of leisure, women who enjoyed reading, and women in quiet, reflective moments. For a man born almost two centuries ago, he seemed to see beauty everywhere. And for the time he lived in, that’s pretty cool. A master to say the least
didoofcarthage: Bell-krater with two female acrobats (left) and cupids attending a woman (right) South Italy, Campania, c. 330-310 B.C. red-figure ceramic with added white and yellow LACMA
silenceforthesoul: Wilhelm Kray (1828-1889) - Sea Creatures
brittlebodies: Gyula Benczúr, The Baptism of Vajk (detail), 1875
empleofapelles: Adriaen Coorte, Still Life with Two Peaches and a Butterfly, (c.1693-95) Royal Picture Gallery, Mauritshuis