1. gio-delcazzo:

    Pieter J.Quast

  2. art-and-fury:

    Guilermo Tell - Salvador Dali

    (see others)

  3. frankiethebaron:

    Andy Warhol

    from the Golden Boy series - 1958


    (Source: houndeye, via polkadotshotabot)

  4. medievalpoc:

    Contemporary Art Week!

    Kehinde Wiley

    Los Angeles native and New York-based visual artist Kehinde Wiley has firmly situated himself within art history’s portrait painting tradition. As a contemporary descendent of a long line of portraitists—including Reynolds, Gainsborough, Titian, Ingres, and others—Wiley engages the signs and visual rhetoric of the heroic, powerful, majestic, and sublime in his representation of urban black and brown men found throughout the world.

    By applying the visual vocabulary and conventions of glorification, wealth, prestige, and history to subject matter drawn from the urban fabric, Wiley makes his subjects and their stylistic references juxtaposed inversions of each other, forcing ambiguity and provocative perplexity to pervade his imagery. Wiley’s larger-than-life figures disturb and interrupt tropes of portrait painting, often blurring the boundaries between traditional and contemporary modes of representation and the critical portrayal of masculinity and physicality as it pertains to the view of black and brown young men.


    1. Down With a Bullet, 2011., 2. Femme Piquee par un Serpent, 2008, oil on canvas. 3. Matador, 2009. Oil on paper 57.5” x 134.5”., 4. Sleep, 2008. Oil on canvas 132” x 300”.

    (via wealthandalcohol)

  5. monsieurlabette:

    San Sebastiano - Roberto Ferri

    (Source: mauriboy, via antonio-m)

  6. il-delta-di-venere:

    Giorgio Dante

    (via clanoria)

  7. magictransistor:

    Tommaso Piroli, Daedalus and fallen Icarus; Antiquités d’Herculanum Volume 3 (Francesco and Pietro Piranesi), Paris, 1804.

  8. valkyrie-mist:

    Thor’s fight with the giants.

    (via oursoulsaredamned)

  10. classic-art:

    Boy with a Basket of Fruit

    Caravaggio, c. 1593

  11. hadrian6:

    Still Life with the Apollo Belvedere. 19th.century. Theodore Frederic Salmon. French 1811-1876. oil/canvas. part of Gianni Versace art collection. Sotheby’s auction 2009.


    (via treadingthedragon)

  12. bloghqualls:

    Venezuela Hernan Gimenez - Craquelada

  13. il-delta-di-venere:

    Alberto Pancorbo

  14. bloghqualls:

    "Watercolors of Dreams" Vassia Alaykova

  15. artgalleryofontario:

    Fisher-boy Dancing the Tarantella (Souvenir of Naples), 1833; cast before 1847
    Duret, Francisque-Joseph
    Overall (including base): 158 x 69 x 60 cm
    Purchased with donations from AGO members and friends, 1990
    © 2014 Art Gallery of Ontario