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heeyitsmeanna:

Edgar Degas itt: We Heart It.
marieantoinete:

Keelmen Heaving in Coals by Moonlight (detail), J. M. W. Turner.
tierradentro:

“Still Life with Melon and Peaches”, c.1866, Edouard Manet.
drawpaintprint:

Peter Paul Rubens: Study after Laocoon and his Sons (c.1601)
lonequixote:

Vines with View of Auvers ~ Vincent van Gogh
windandsails:

Caspar David Friedrich (1774-1840) - Seascape by Moonlight, c. 1835
steelandcotton:

A beautiful example of 18th c. Qing armor in the Met in NYC. Happily, I’ve seen it up close. But the Met made one mistake, this is not an Armor of an Officer of the Imperial Palace Guard, it is a General’s armor. I’d have to double check the Imperial Regulations (Huangchiao Liqi Tushi), but I believe this a Third Rank General’s suite. I did an overview of the different type of Qing armor some time back: http://sevenstarstrading.com/…/qing-parade-armor-types/…
For info on this armor, please see: http://www.metmuseum.org/Collections/search-the-collections/32075?rpp=60&pg=3&ao=on&ft=*&where=Asia&what=Costume&pos=164
japaneseaesthetics:

Inro with fish and sea creature design by Kakosai, Japan 19th century.  Laquered wood, shell, horn, coloured ivory.  Inro (‘seal-basket’) are small decorative containers that hang from the waist. They originated at the end of the sixteenth century and were worn by men to hold seals and herbal and other medicines. They were considered a particularly good way of keeping the contents sealed and fresh. By the eighteenth century they had become decorative accessories and were commissioned by the merchant class, provincial rulers and their samurai, and those that could afford them.  text and image via VAM
syrus1974:

LORENZO IL MAGNIFICO, “L’AGO DELLA BILANCIA” NELLA STORIA DEL RINASCIMENTO ITALIANO | VeniVidiVici
Lorenzo il Magnifico
japaneseaesthetics:

Kokuzo Bosatsu (Akasagarbha), Kamakura period, 13th century, Important Cultural Property of Japan.  Tokyo National Museum
dappledwithshadow:

Two Dancers, Edgar Degas
c. 1878-80
egonschiele-art:

Sailing Boat with Reflection in the Water, 1908
Egon Schiele
detailsofpaintings:

Frederic Leighton, Perseus and Andromeda (detail)
1891
luceen:

La répétition de danse, Edgar Degas, 1877