Category: art history blog

Bani Thani, by Nihâl Chand (1710-1782)

Bani Thani, by Nihâl Chand (1710-1782)

Three-Figure Bust, 2016, by Kevin Francis Gray

Three-Figure Bust, 2016, by Kevin Francis Gray

‘Madame Beauvoir’s Painting’ and ‘Marie-Antoin…

Madame Beauvoir’s Painting’ and ‘Marie-Antoinette Is Dead’, by Fabiola Jean-Louis

“The materials used for the paper gown sculptures are transformed in a way that allows me to represent layers of time and the events of the past as they intrude upon the present. Through the materials, I suggest that although we cannot change the past, we can act to change the present, as we activate the memories, visions, and legacies of our ancestors.”

dreamvanished: wonderwarhol: Undine Rising fro…

dreamvanished:

wonderwarhol:

Undine Rising from the Waters, 1880’s, by Chauncey Ives (1810-1894)

I wish I carved statues from marble & shit/do people still do that?

@dreamvanished Some artists still do! While the ones I’ve seen aren’t exactly the same, since art doesn’t have to adhere to strict rules like it once did, the artists are amazing. Here’s some that you might find interesting:

Anna Rubincam
London based stone carver and stone mason specializing in restoration, portraiture and figurative sculpture.

Stijepo Gavrić

Jago Jacopo Cardillo (JAGO)
Italian contemporary sculptor

Kevin Francis Gray
Irish sculpture. His abstract works are also amazing.

Detail of Portrait of Archduchess Maria Christ…

Detail of Portrait of Archduchess Maria Christina, Duchess of Teschen, 1776, by Johann Zoffany (1733-1810)

Detail of April Love, c. 1855, by Arthur Hug…

Detail of April Love, c. 1855, by Arthur Hughes (1832-1915)

Interior of the Zwiefalten Abbey, in Germany.

Interior of the Zwiefalten Abbey, in Germany.

Undine Rising from the Waters, 1880’s, b…

Undine Rising from the Waters, 1880’s, by Chauncey Ives (1810-1894)

Detail of Portrait of María Carolina de Habsbu…

Detail of Portrait of María Carolina de Habsburgo-Lorena, reina de Nápoles, 1768, by Anton Raphael Mengs (1728-1779)

Portraits of Madame Adélaïde de France (1732-1…

Portraits of Madame Adélaïde de France
(1732-1800) by Jean-Marc Nattier (1685-1766)

Madame Adélaïde de France, 1749 l Madame Adélaïde de France Tying Knots, 1756