julia-amore:

Viktor VasnetsovIvan Tsarevich and The Grey Wolf, 1889

julia-amore:

Viktor Vasnetsov
Ivan Tsarevich and The Grey Wolf, 1889

(vía post-impressionisms)

fleurdulys:

Tea in the Garden - Richard Edward Miller
~1910

fleurdulys:

Tea in the Garden - Richard Edward Miller

~1910

philamuseum:

More Art Monday: National Hispanic Heritage Month

To celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15 to October 15, here are a few of our favorite Hispanic artists.

Portrait of the Toreador José Romero,” c. 1795, Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes, Spanish

Saint Francis Defeats the Antichrist,” c. 1691-92, Cristóbal de Villalpando, Mexican

Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera,” 1964, Carl Van Vechten, American

Fall from a Balcony, Caída de un balcón,” c. 1803, Artist/maker unknown, Mexican

Enthroned Virgin and Child, with Saint Jerome, the Archangel Michael, and Angels Holding Instruments of the Passion,” Mid-16th century, Juan de Juanes (Juan Vincente Masip the Younger), Spanish (active Valencia)

(vía post-impressionisms)

feuille-d-automne:

Photos de Famille du peintre Maurice Denis .

Via Musée Maurice Denis

lucianawestenra:

HISTORY MEME | 1/10 moments: Jadwiga is Crowned King of Poland.

The coronation ceremony that took place in the Wawel Cathedral in Krakow on 16 October 1384 was truly a splendid event: Polish nobles spared no expenses and the grandeur of the coronation impressed everyone present. But the historical significance was even greater. For one thing, the young girl who was being crowned (only 11 years old at the time) was to go down in history as one of Poland’s greatest and most beloved Monarchs. And for another, the aforementioned lady was crowned not as Queen of Poland (as would be expected considering her gender) but as King.
There is no humorous tale of a mix-up: the decision was made for quite practical reasons. Polish law was very specific that the ruler had to be King – but it did not state the King had to be a male. And so instead of re-writing the law and to emphasise the fact Jadwiga was a ruler in her own right, it was decided she should be crowned as Hedvig Rex Poloniæ (Hedwig, King of Poland) and not Hedvig Regina Poloniæ (Hedwig, Queen of Poland).

lucianawestenra:

HISTORY MEME | 1/10 moments: Jadwiga is Crowned King of Poland.

The coronation ceremony that took place in the Wawel Cathedral in Krakow on 16 October 1384 was truly a splendid event: Polish nobles spared no expenses and the grandeur of the coronation impressed everyone present. But the historical significance was even greater. For one thing, the young girl who was being crowned (only 11 years old at the time) was to go down in history as one of Poland’s greatest and most beloved Monarchs. And for another, the aforementioned lady was crowned not as Queen of Poland (as would be expected considering her gender) but as King.

There is no humorous tale of a mix-up: the decision was made for quite practical reasons. Polish law was very specific that the ruler had to be King – but it did not state the King had to be a male. And so instead of re-writing the law and to emphasise the fact Jadwiga was a ruler in her own right, it was decided she should be crowned as Hedvig Rex Poloniæ (Hedwig, King of Poland) and not Hedvig Regina Poloniæ (Hedwig, Queen of Poland).

(vía teatimeatwinterpalace)

sovtime:

Советские пионеры на Красной площади в Москве, СССР.
Soviet young pioneers in Red Square, Moscow, USSR

sovtime:

Советские пионеры на Красной площади в Москве, СССР.

Soviet young pioneers in Red Square, Moscow, USSR

(Fuente: stalinvictory, vía history-in-pictures)

russian-style:

Karl Bryullov - A Portrait of an Officer with his Servant, 1830s.

russian-style:

Karl Bryullov - A Portrait of an Officer with his Servant, 1830s.

books0977:

The Two Central Figures in “Derby Day” (1960). William Powell Frith (British, 1819-1909). Oil on canvas. Met.
This small painting relates to Derby Day, the enormous and climactic work of Frith’s midcareer. The only real difference between the couple in the big picture and the one here is that the purse held by the lady in Derby Day has been transformed into a pen and a notebook. The finish of the figures in the small work is unusually tight, but not unknown for Frith, and he probably had a studio assistant to help him with landscape backgrounds.

books0977:

The Two Central Figures in “Derby Day” (1960). William Powell Frith (British, 1819-1909). Oil on canvas. Met.

This small painting relates to Derby Day, the enormous and climactic work of Frith’s midcareer. The only real difference between the couple in the big picture and the one here is that the purse held by the lady in Derby Day has been transformed into a pen and a notebook. The finish of the figures in the small work is unusually tight, but not unknown for Frith, and he probably had a studio assistant to help him with landscape backgrounds.