Posts tagged “art history”

  1. Oh, two monks, I think I'm going to miss you most of all.

    Two Medieval Monks Invent Art

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  2. Where, I am pretty sure, it all began: Western Art History Is Just 600 Years Of Women Getting Out Of Bathtubs

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  3. THE GROWLMONGER AND SITBEAST IS WREATHED IN ENFROWNMENTS UPON HIS THRONELET AND I MUST HAVE HIM

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  4. Previously: two monks invent medieval art. MONK #1: hey how big are most eyes MONK #2: like on the human face? MONK #1: oh yes for sure the eyes people have on their faces MONK #2: oh man at least half the size of the face it's actually crazy how much of your face is just eyes definitely at least half MONK #1: thanks MONK #2: no problem…

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  5. MONK #1: what makes a woman beautiful
    MONK #2: nice eyes
    long hair
    red lips
    MONK #1: right definitely
    MONK #2: you know what's really hot though
    MONK #1: what
    MONK #2: women who don't have shoulders
    MONK #1: what

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  6. hold the handkerchief a little higher, dear
    you're very nearly touching me

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  7. "You, there. And you two. All of you. Put that chest of jewels down at once, you...you dampish gambollers. Stop enjoying yourselves."

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  8. It was not until I found the "Waves in art" and "Paintings of nude females in the sea" categories on Wikimedia Commons that I realized how big a part of art was just women seeming sexually aroused by the ocean? Not even mermaids, it's a whole different thing.

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  9. You gotta click through to see what it is!! (It is a painting from the old times.)

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  10. You are presumably familiar enough with the story of Saul and David that I do not need to recount it for you here! The gist, for those of you unfamiliar, is that Saul was the big butch king of Israel in the long-ago, whose various misdeeds made him unfit for kingship, and God, via the prophet Samuel, selected the young and ruddy David son of Jesse to replace him.

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  11. Do you know what I am strongly not about? The entire motif of Memento mori in Western art history. You're familiar with the general premise, where supposedly Roman generals being fêted in the streets during a Triumph were followed about by servants whispering "Remember you will die", and then medieval artists picked up the theme and bunged a lot of skulls into their paintings.

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  12. Edmonia Lewis in her lifetime was an enigmatic, singular figure, a maker of art in pristine marble. Though highly educated, she allowed the contemporary press to portray her as a naïf savant; though black and female, she succeeded in exhibiting her sculpture alongside the upper crust on both sides of the Atlantic.

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