Author: Dido of Carthage

philamuseum: Regarded as Randolph Rogers’s …


Regarded as Randolph Rogers’s last great work, “The Lost Pleiad” exemplifies his flair for dynamic compositions and successfully evokes weightless flight in a freestanding sculpture.

 “The Lost Pleiad,” modeled 1874; carved 1875–81, by Randolph Rogers 

fordarkmornings: Details from Les Bacchantes E…


Details from Les Bacchantes Endormies 

René Gaillard after François Boucher (French, 1703-1770)

cma-modern-european-art: Vénus Astarté (Semit…


Vénus Astarté (Semitic goddess of fertility and love), Auguste Rodin , c. 1900, Cleveland Museum of Art: Modern European Painting and Sculpture

This relief of a female nude standing in water may represent the only time the great French sculptor Auguste Rodin provided an ornament for a precious object: a gold and enamel hand mirror (see photo) designed by Felix Braquemond (1833-1914). The mirror-acquired by the museum in 1978-was made for Baron Joseph Vitta, one of Rodin’s most important patrons during the years around 1900, and it was probably for this reason that the artist agreed to the commission. This plaster cast of Rodin’s nude was an intermediate version of the subject. Although the images on the mirror and the plaster cast were clearly derived from the same mold, there are significant differences in the figure’s hair. Rodin probably changed the wax version (from which the gold relief of the mirror was made by lost-wax casting) before he used it.
Size: Overall: 14.2 x 9.5 x 1.6 cm (5 9/16 x 3 ¾ x 5/8 in.)
Medium: plaster

europeansculpture: Auguste RODIN (1840-1917) …


Auguste RODIN (1840-1917) -Le désespoir (grand modèle) – vers 1893

discardingimages: Bucephalus



Armenian version of the Alexander Romance, Sulu Manastir 1544

Manchester, John Rylands University Library, Armenian MS 3, fol. 42v

oncanvas: The Griffin, Martin Schongauer, cir…


The Griffin, Martin Schongauer, circa 1480s

10.1 x 9.7 cm (4 x 3.81 in.)
The National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, USA



Marble bust of Antinous portrayed here as the reborn god Dionysus, known as Lansdowne Antinous, found at Hadrian’s Villa in 1769, c. 130 – 138 AD, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge



Prestatyn Roman Bath House, North Wales, 21.8.19.



Bodowyr Prehistoric Burial Chamber, Anglesey, North Wales, 21.8.19.

lionofchaeronea: Terracotta aryballos (oil fl…


Terracotta aryballos (oil flask) in the shape of a right foot wearing a sandal.  Artist unknown; mid-6th cent. BCE.  From Rhodes; now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.