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Ah yes, here we go. Proof positive that King Charles the First was a fiend for artichokes. (Still playing with set ups for @royalacademyarts exhibition but these are for @woodlandbird consumption on the morrow, along with a knight in rusty armour and a piglet. And no, I have not lost it, I just have really interesting friends!!!)#royalacademyofarts #medievaltimes #fineartist #fineartphoto #chiaroscuro #littlestoriesofmylife #provinciallife #eatprettythings #vermeer #dutchmasters #oldmasters #lightpainting #her_dark_materials #verilymoments #foodphotographyandstyling #chooseorganic
User Image natasha_du_coco Posted: Feb 23, 2018 8:29 PM (UTC)

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This will be our Art du Coco studio, looking forward teaching students in this inspiring ambiance! We’ve used Old Masters Gel Stain, great product to cover old and abused floors #paintingstudio #oldmasters #gelstain #littletoncolorado #chalkpaint #benjaminmoore #cafeducoco #artsy #classes #artclass
User Image nicholashjhall Posted: Feb 23, 2018 8:12 PM (UTC)

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This intoxicating, dream-like sequence switching between the eye, razor, moon and cloud that culminates in a chilling close-up of the slitting and spilling eyeball is an excerpt from Un Chien andalou, the subversive 1929 Surrealist film by Luis Buñuel and Salvator Dalí. According to Buñuel, the 17 minute film was conceived in 6 days, with one simple rule: 'no idea or image that might lend itself to rational explanation of any kind would be accepted. We had to open all doors to the irrational and keep only those images that surprised us, without trying to explain why.’ The film, with its visceral, fetishistic recurrences of mutilation and disembodiment, had an immediate impact on the Surrealists as well as the larger intellectual circle in Paris.
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Thankfully, Dalí picked up painting again after temporarily abandoning it around when this film was created: there are 2 paintings and 5 drawings by the artist offered in the Surrealist sales in London next week, totaling to a low estimate of GBP 4.16 million. @sothebys will be selling both paintings, dated 1931 and 1932, as well as the preparatory drawing for the earlier work all from the Collection of Condesa Cuevas de Vere. On the otherhand, the @christiesinc sale will cover a wider range of dates (from 1937 to 1950) for Dalí works on paper, as well as an iconic lip sofa designed by the artist. We are keeping our eyes open!
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#surrealistart #luisbuñuel #dali #salvadordali #lhistoiredeloeil #bataille #surrealism #1930s #1929 #filmforum #unchienandalou #yearofthedog #duchamp #absurd #irrational #subconscious #freud #freudian #artmarket #artadvisory #artadvisor #oldmasters #modernmasters #silentfilm #horrorfilm #visceral #dadaism #wagner #fridaynights #hypnotic
User Image cheffinsfineart Posted: Feb 23, 2018 7:40 PM (UTC)
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Physical and digital!



You’ve either received or will soon your fine art catalogue and so you’ll know what a thing of beauty it is! If you don’t get our catalogues you can view the whole thing online now, website link in bio. Less than two weeks to go to this historic sale.


#auction #auctionhouse #fineartauction #fineartsale #fineart #art #antiques #jewellery #antiquefurniture #collectors #antiquerugs #ceramics #oldmasters #interiors #cheffinsfineart #homeforthecurious
User Image oldmasters_jlvieites Posted: Feb 23, 2018 7:13 PM (UTC)

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Gesù Cristo in pietà fra i Santi Antonio Abate e Cristoforo, c1355. Vitale da Bologna (doc. Bologna,c1289-died 1361) Tempera and gold on panel. He was the most outstanding painter of the Bolognese school during the first half of the XIV century. This work is thought to have been found at the suppressed convent of San Giovanni Battista in Bologna. Excellent use of gold, and a kind of perspective, or rather, spatial frame, being attempted by the composition of the figures. Pinacoteca Nazionale de Bologna. By the way, if you happen to visit Madrid, you MUST see the Crucifixion at the Thyssen-Bornermizsa Museum.

Jesús Lorenzo Vieites

#VitaledaBologna  #oldmasters #Bologna #Bolognese_school
Bientôt le #salondudessin et les belles ventes ✨Ici la splendide Sappho de #gustavemoreau que présentera @christiesparis le 21 mars 😍 Moreau est un merveilleux dessinateur et ses femmes sont d'une irrésistible sensualité... Faute d'acquérir des œuvres, on peut retourner au @museegustavemoreau !
#dessinsanciens #drawing #drawingoftheday #oldmasters #art #artlovers #poet #womenartists #beauty #antiquity #creativity #itsallaboutlove ❤️ & #passion
User Image crux.fidelis Posted: Feb 23, 2018 6:34 PM (UTC)
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El Greco vs. Zurbarán. Contrasting the style of two masters and their approach to #tenebrism in the Spanish Baroque. Who do you prefer?
#crucifixion #oldmasters #seville #sevilla #siglodeoro #piety #oldmasters #arthistory #picoftheday #studying #research #painting #art #renaissance
User Image myoldmasters Posted: Feb 23, 2018 6:32 PM (UTC)

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User Image growingthoughts Posted: Feb 23, 2018 6:24 PM (UTC)

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Words escape before such beauty. I was mesmerised by the quality and patina of the frescoes. I love art , I try to be around art as much as I can but the ecstasy I felt today I hadn’t felt in a very long time . Thank you #villavalmaranaainani # thank you @villa_valmarana_ai_nani #interiors#interiorsporn#interiordesign#decor#art#oldmasters#Tiepolo#Vicenza#Italy
User Image growingthoughts Posted: Feb 23, 2018 6:13 PM (UTC)

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#Tiepolo# heaven. The magnificence of the Villa is also due to the double hand of the father and of the son, Giambattista and Giandomenico. The father frescoes - commissioned by Giustino Valmarana - mostly the Palazzina with the owner's favourite themes; the son in the Foresteria is free to paint following his imagination, leaving the Room of the Olympus Gods for his father to paint. In the Palazzina, upon the suggesstion of Giustino Valmarana, Giambattista, at the hight of his artistic maturity, paints its grand epic poems, choosing when possible sentimental episodes: Iphigenia in Aulis, Iliad, Aeneid, Furious Orland, Liberated Jerusalem.#interiors#interiorsporn#interiordesign#decor#magic#beauty#oldmasters#VillaValmaranaaiNani#AndreaPalladio#Vicenza#Italy
User Image growingthoughts Posted: Feb 23, 2018 5:57 PM (UTC)

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Last time I was in Vicenza I didn’t have a chance to visit the extraordinary #VillaValmanaraAiNanni#. Today , I did and I am speechless. Villa Valmarana ai Nani is composed of three buildings, the #Palazzina#(Owners’ Residence) built in #1669#the #Foresteria# (Guest-House) and the #Scuderia# (Stables) built in 1720. They are embraced by a large historical park with rose gardens, a "giardino all'italiana" with its open air theatre and well, a double hornbeams alley terminating with a statue of Neptune.
The Villa takes its name from the statues of the 17 stone dwarfs, originally placed in the garden, now on the walls surrounding the house and which inspired the Villa's legend of Princess Layana. The dwarfs were probably sculpted by Francesco Uliaco, most likely from the drawings by Giandomenico Tiepolo.
The Palazzina and the Foresteria are frescoed by Giambattista and Giandomenico Tiepolo, hired in 1757 by Giustino Valmarana..
The Valmarana family still lives in the Villa, which is universally considered the highest expression of the painting of the eighteenth century and one of the highest examples of the Tiepolo’s genius.#architecture#interiors#interiorsporn#interiordesign#decor#art#oldmasters#frescoes#sublime#Tiepolo#AndreaPalladio#Vicenza#Italy

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