1. artbeautypaintings:

    unknown - Vittorio Polidori

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  2. darksilenceinsuburbia:

    Andy Freeberg


    In the art museums of Russia, women sit in the galleries and guard the collections. When you look at the paintings and sculptures, the presence of the women becomes an inherent part of viewing the artwork itself. I found the guards as intriguing to observe as the pieces they watch over. In conversation they told me how much they like being among Russia’s great art. A woman in Moscow’s State Tretyakov Gallery Museum said she often returns there on her day off to sit in front of a painting that reminds her of her childhood home. Another guard travels three hours each day to work, since at home she would just sit on her porch and complain about her illnesses, “as old women do.” She would rather be at the museum enjoying the people watching, surrounded by the history of her country.

    1. Stroganov Palace, Russian State Museum

    2.Matisse Still Life, Hermitage Museum

    3.Konchalovsky’s Family Portrait, State Tretyakov Gallery

    4. Veronese’s Adoration of the Shepherds, Hermitage Museum

    5. Rublev and Daniil’s The Deesis Tier, State Tretyakov Gallery

    6. Michelangelo’s Moses and the Dying Slave, Pushkin Museum

    7.Malevich’s Self Portrait, Russian State Museum

    8. Nesterov’s Blessed St Sergius of Radonezh, Russian State Museum

    9. Petrov-Vodkin’s Bathing of a Red Horse, State Tretyakov Gallery

    10. Kugach’s Before the Dance, State Tretyakov Gallery

  3. pixography:

    Pawel Kuczynski

  4. asylum-art:

    Chen Dao Lee’s Twisted Paintings of Fiery-Haired Vixens

    Taiwan-born artist Chen Dao Lee’s creates ambiguous narratives of unresolved tensions. His style is nearly photorealistically perfect. His compositions are taut and vigorous. If the light in his work made a noise, it would be loud and blaring. It’s his choice of subject that makes the work provocative. Each piece features young, beautiful, semi-clad women with garish red hair. Some hold automatic weapons. Some wrestle with each other. Some engage in sexual escapades with other women. Some do so with other men. These women are young, beautiful, and… bored. 

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  5. 16chakras:

    Denis Chernov 1978 - Ukrainian Figurative Artist

  6. 16chakras:

    Andrej Mashkovtsev (Ukrainian)

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  7. 16chakras:

    by Dino Valls

  8. 16chakras:

    Franz Xaver Wolf (1896-1990) Austrian

  9. 16chakras:

    Max Nonnenbruch (German, 1857-1922)

  10. 16chakras:

    Tamara De Lempicka  - Polish-born American Art Déco painter 1898-1980

  11. jonilover:

    (Source; attimi-rubati, via Eros&Venus, antelucanhourglass)

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  13. sakrogoat:

    Ernst Fuchs

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  14. jonilover:

    (Source: snowonfriday, via lifefreedom28)

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  15. inneroptics:

    Boestert, Jan Hendrik den

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