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  1. The Bather, Salvador Dalí, 1928, oil on canvas. The Dalí Museum, St Petersburg, FL

     
     
  2. centuriespast:

GOSSART, JanNeptune and Amphitrite1516Oil on wood, 188 x 124 cmStaatliche Museen, Berlin

    centuriespast:

    GOSSART, Jan
    Neptune and Amphitrite
    1516
    Oil on wood, 188 x 124 cm
    Staatliche Museen, Berlin

     
     
  3. The Ecumenical Council, Salvador Dalí, 1960, oil on canvas. The Dalí Museum, St Petersburg, FL

     
     
  4. Geopoliticus Child Watching the Birth of the New Man, 1963, oil on canvas. The Dalí Museum, St Petersburg, FL

     
     
  5. Portrait of My Dead Brother, Salvador Dalí, 1963, oil on canvas. The Dalí Museum, St Petersburg, FL

     
     
  6. The Dalí Museum, St Petersburg, FL

     
     
  7. linaliee:

    Kobayashi Eitaku 

    Body of a Courtesan in 9 stages of Decomposition, c. 1870.

     
     
  8. Santa Maria in Aracoeli, Rome

     
     
  9. American Gothic — Always a Party! (Seen at a brewery in Ventura, CA)

    American Gothic — Always a Party! (Seen at a brewery in Ventura, CA)

     
     
  10. manpodcast:

    The first segment of this week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast spotlights the work of photographer Minor White. 

    J, Paul Getty Museum curator Paul Martineau discusses "Minor White: Manifestations of the Spirit," a retrospective on view through October 19. It’s the first White retrospective in 25 years, since a show that was organized by the Princeton University Art Museum and that debuted at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. The Getty itself published the catalogue for Martineau’s exhibition and it’s terrific. It’s a must-own not just for the many rarely published White photographs, but for Martineau’s unusually strong essay. Amazon offers it for under $30.

    White was one of the most important and influential American photographers of the mid-20th-century. Not only was he a teacher and a founder and editor of Aperture magazine, but White’s brand of metaphorical modernism was perfect for an era in which much of what individuals thought or felt could not be said for fear of repercussions from the state.

    These are the three pictures with which Martineau opens both the exhibition and his book: Copper Creek, Oregon (Wallowa Mountains) (1941), Tom Murphy, San Francisco (1948), No. 30 from the series “The Temptation of St. Anthony Is Mirrors,” (sequenced 1948),  and Cabbage Hill, Oregon (Grande Ronde Valley) (1941), respectively.

    How to listen to this week’s show: Listen to or download this week’s program above, on SoundCloudvia direct-link mp3, or subscribe to The MAN Podcast (for free) at: