Posts tagged “art history”

  1. Previously: Paintings That Wikimedia Commons Has Inaccurately Labeled As "Seduction In Art." The "Amazons in Greek art" tab on Wikimedia Commons has more than a few inaccurately titled paintings. Here are a few of them. Alfred de Dreux, "Amazon" This is in fact a pretty lady riding a horse while wearing a lovely full skirt. She has no shield, and has not even sliced off her right breast to improve her archery…

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  2. During a recent visit to the Frick Collection, my students were expressively irritated by the lack of wall text that could explain the works of art to them. However, when forced to consider William Turner’s Fishing Boats Entering Calais Harbor, they were able to understand the precarious situation of the boat and intuit the frustration of seeing the proximity of the harbor yet being on a boat unlikely to reach it. They noted the

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  3. okay okay i'm ready let's do this ah yes this is how kissing goes your whole face in my mouth, that's what kissing is now stop squirming so I can absorb your essence No no no no, that's quite all right…

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  4. Does it count as a link roundup, exactly, if all the links come from the same website? Let us be gentle with ourselves and say that it does.

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  5. The "Seduction in art" tab on Wikimedia Commons is full of inaccurately categorized works of art. Here are a few examples: This is not a woman who is being seduced. This is a woman who is being bothered while she is doing her job. Here is another example of a woman who is not being seduced. She is pushing an old man away from her, while wearing a nice gown.

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  6. “The White Marmorean Flock” does not, as I initially thought, have anything to do with mammary glands or geese. It is a term, created by Nathaniel Hawthorne and then coined by Henry James, for a group of nineteenth century American expatriate lady sculptors working in the Neoclassical style: Louisa Lander, Harriet Hosmer, Anne Whitney, Emma Stebbins, Edmonia Lewis, Margaret Foley, Florence Freeman, and Vinnie Ream. Wikipedia generously divides them into the category of

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  7. Oh, Christ Anna, he's going to start reading poetry at us what do we do play dead? no that's bears what's wrong nothing's wrong nothing's wrong exactly don't you like the flowers the flowers are fine i guess i just thought there'd be more more than the flowers we have blanketing the party? its fine i guess these are enough i guess its fine if you dont really care about flowers…

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  8. Alexis Coe’s past essays on history for The Toast can be found here. Alexis’ column is brought to you courtesy of a sweet and generous sponsor who wishes to be known as The Ghost of Jane Addams. Her first book, which started as an installment of “Archival Mix,” is now available!

    This will be a multi-part series on Lee Miller. Read

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  9. LITERALLY ALL OF EUROPE CAN ENTIRELY SUCK IT: For decades, the only evidence of ancient cave art was in Spain and southern France. It led some to believe that the creative explosion that led to the art and science we know today began in Europe. But the discovery of paintings of a similar age in Indonesia shatters this view, according to Prof Chris Stringer of the Natural History Museum in London.

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  10. oh you do go on tell me what else you like about my hat so many places to wear the hat so many enemies to show up begone can you not see the size and magnificence of our hats how dare a man with a hat that size speak to us no, Marguerite now that it is I who wears the largest hat it is I who…

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  11. Alexis Coe’s past essays on history for The Toast can be found here. Alexis’ column is brought to you courtesy of a sweet and generous sponsor who wishes to be known as The Ghost of Jane

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  12. Alexis Coe’s past essays on history for The Toast can be found here. Alexis’ column is brought to you courtesy of a sweet and generous sponsor who wishes to be known as The Ghost of Jane Addams. Her first book, which started as an installment of "Archival Mix," is now available for pre-order!

    This will be a multi-part series on Lee Miller. 

    A couple of years

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  13. hi hi what are you doing i'm very normal and you can trust me you should trust me start trusting me right now ok hiiiiii hey  what's up what are you doing  you should come over  you should come over and hang out with us definitely we could drink stuff out of vials together or whatever hi come over and hang out with us  we won't drown you at…

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  14. While I was studying for my master’s degree in art history, a nearby library exhibited their collection of illuminated manuscripts. They invited a prominent scholar of medieval books to write the catalogue, and in this catalogue, he attributes two of the manuscripts to women, specifically nuns. He praises the first manuscript, a fifteenth-century Rule, or monastic handbook, from the convent of St. Catherine in Nuremberg. He waxes poetic on the convent’s renowned scriptorium and describes…

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  15. What is art? Lascaux, Upper Paleolithic. "It's a picture of whatever animal you've most recently eaten. Draw it with your hands, put it on a rock. Art. Make it red. Art has to be red."

    England, 1100. "As many people as you can paint on one thing, who are roughly the size of castles."

    Constantinople, 1230. "Sad Jesus."…

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