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Archive for February, 2012

artists in action – Paul Klee

Monday, February 27th, 2012

a new artist in the series of ‘Artists in Action‘.

Paul Klee in his studio in Bern, 1939. (Felix Klee, Zentrum, Paul Klee, Bern, Klee Family Donation)

photoshopped women in paintings

Monday, February 13th, 2012

Italian artist Anna Utopia Giordano took a Photoshop scalpel to 12 famous nude Venuses to see what art history class would’ve been like “if the aesthetic standard of our society had belonged to the collective unconscious of the great artists of the past.”

They remind me of the before and after adds in magazines, in which 20 pounds suddenly melt away. I wonder which one you prefer. The 21st century eye tends to choose the slim version.

Alessandro Botticelli, The Birth of Venus

William-Aldolphe Bouguereau, The Birth of Venus

Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, Venus Anadyomene

Angelo Bronzino, Venus, Cupid, Folly, and Time

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artists in action: Paul Cézanne

Sunday, February 12th, 2012

In the series of ‘Artists in Action‘, today some pictures of Paul Cezanne at work.

Paul Cézanne
in his studio at Les Lauves in front of ‘Large Bathers‘ (Photo by Émile Bernard, 1904).

At Mont Sainte Victoire (photographed by Kerr-Xavier Roussel in January 1906).

artists in action – Salvador Dali

Sunday, February 12th, 2012

Let’s restart our series of Artists in Action.

Salvador Dali most of the time appears to be goofing around or showing his distinctive moustache. How about some pictures of him in action?

‘The Temptation of Saint Anthony’. Funny how nowhere in the picture a naked women is to be found.

Working at ‘Dream of Venus’.

In 1965, working on the Bullfight series.

Salvador Dali in his Studio, by Ernst Scheidegger.

art inspired outfits

Sunday, February 12th, 2012

Art can inspire you in many different ways, even when you want to pick a new outfit.

Inspired by ‘Woman with a Water Jug‘ by Jan Vermeer.

Inspired by Amedeo Modigliani‘s ‘Gypsy Woman with Baby‘.

Inspired by ‘Young Mother Sewing‘ by Mary Cassatt.

An outfit inspired by ‘Music‘ by Gustav Klimt.

for more art inspired outfits go to georgina-m’s polivore collection.

interactive starry night by Vincent van Gogh

Sunday, February 12th, 2012

A visualisation of the flow of the famous painting Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh.

Starry Night (interactive animation) from Petros Vrellis on Vimeo.

Record price for ‘Card Players’ by Cezanne by Qatar Royal Family

Monday, February 6th, 2012

One of Paul Cezanne’s most-loved paintings has sold for USD 250 million, currently the highest price ever paid for a work  of art.

The Card Players was bought by the Gulf  kingdom of Qatar. The ruling royal family beat two of the world’s top art dealers to win the masterpiece. The painting is one in a series of five works depicting Provencal peasants immerged in their game of cards. The following painting can be found in our gallery:

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Edgar Degas paintings

Monday, February 6th, 2012

Our collection of paintings by impressionist painter Edgar Degas was expanded considerably today. Feel free to explore!