Author: Dido of Carthage

sakrogoat: Caspar David Friedrich – The Templ…

sakrogoat:

Caspar David Friedrich – The Temple of Juno in Agrigento

philamuseum: This painting is one of a series …

philamuseum:

This painting is one of a series of melancholic cityscapes that Giorgio de Chirico painted shortly before World War I. The antique statue represents the sleeping Ariadne, who in Greek mythology was abandoned by her lover Theseus on the desert island of Naxos. The justaposition of the classical world with a modern steam engine in the distance creates an ambiguity of time and space. Join us for a Spotlight conversation about this work tomorrow, Friday, and Saturday at 11:00 a.m.  

The Soothsayer’s Recompense,” 1913, by Giorgio de Chirico © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SIAE, Rome 

centuriespast: SpringEdward Alfred Briscoe Dr…

centuriespast:

Spring
Edward Alfred Briscoe Drury
Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

lionofchaeronea: Love the Misleader, Evelyn d…

lionofchaeronea:

Love the Misleader, Evelyn de Morgan, ca. 1889

loumargi: Caspar David Friedrich, The Temple …

loumargi:

Caspar David Friedrich, The Temple of Juno in Agrigento c.1828-1830

ganymedesrocks: Laocoön attacked by snakes, t…

ganymedesrocks:

Laocoön attacked by snakes, terracotta, French School, 18th century

Follower of François Lucas (1736-1813), a member of a Tolosan dynasty of artists.  His work shows how far Parisian aesthetic of the time influenced his artistic environment.  His Antique style Laocoön strikes, with originality, a more spontaneous pose, the treatment of which appears to belong to a series of small decorative terracotta sculptures whose original destination  remains unknown.

didoofcarthage: Consecration of the Herm by Fy…

didoofcarthage:

Consecration of the Herm by Fyodor Bronnikov

1874

didoofcarthage: Pythagoreans Celebrate Sunrise…

didoofcarthage:

Pythagoreans Celebrate Sunrise by Fyodor Bronnikov

1869

didoofcarthage: Black-figure Panathenaic prize…

didoofcarthage:

Black-figure Panathenaic prize amphora with the goddess Athena (top) and a horse race (bottom), attributed to the Leagros Group 

Attic Greece, c. 510 B.C.

terracotta

Metropolitan Museum of Art 

ὅν οἱ θεοὶ φιλοῦσιν, ἀποθνῄσκει νέος.

ὅν οἱ θεοὶ φιλοῦσιν, ἀποθνῄσκει νέος.