John William Waterhouse + water
Christina’s World - Andrew Wyeth, 1948
From MoMA’s website:
The woman crawling through the tawny grass was the artist’s neighbor in Maine, who, crippled by polio, “was limited physically but by no means spiritually.” Wyeth further explained, “The challenge to me was to do justice to her extraordinary conquest of a life which most people would consider hopeless.” He recorded the arid landscape, rural house, and shacks with great detail, painting minute blades of grass, individual strands of hair, and nuances of light and shadow. In this style of painting, known as magic realism, everyday scenes are imbued with poetic mystery.
Sky After Sunset, Study.
Hudson River School.
I only started painting this year, learning a lot about texture and tone!
Gust of Wind - Gaetano Bellei
What if the entire tale of sleeping beauty really was, at one point, a clever ploy in order to lure the princes of any neighbouring kingdoms into an old, abandoned castle?
There is no sleeping beauty— there is only an assassin who happens to be very good at pretending to be asleep.
(cheers to loika for help & cough bedtime stories, and whose artbook you should definitely preorder this weekend because it will make your life better and your eyes happy.)
Frederic Leighton, A Girl (detail)
sketchbook work from a trip to a museum with a lot of taxidermy boo
John Frederick Lewis - Veiled Egyptian Girl, Cairo