WTF Art History

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  1. Change the Situation, Columbus Museum of Art

    Change the Situation, Columbus Museum of Art

     
     
  2. Face-to-Face with Death @BLMedieval : Matteo da Milano, Hours of Eleonora Gonzaga, about 1510-1515, tempera and gold leaf on parchment. The British Library, London (Ms. Yates Thompson 7, fol. 174). Explore additional stunning illuminations here.

    Face-to-Face with Death @BLMedieval : Matteo da Milano, Hours of Eleonora Gonzaga, about 1510-1515, tempera and gold leaf on parchment. The British Library, London (Ms. Yates Thompson 7, fol. 174). Explore additional stunning illuminations here.

     
     
  3. Fenafresh Clothing, Thessaloniki. #streetart

     
     
  4. thegetty:

The Renaissance garden was seen as paradise on Earth. A place to get away, a place to meet, to tell stories, to hold secrets, to enjoy nature and more. Conveniently Gardens of the Renaissance is the perfect book to hideaway with in any garden, even at the Getty Center. 
#NowReading is a series with @gettypubs that celebrates books, reading everywhere, and art.

    thegetty:

    The Renaissance garden was seen as paradise on Earth. A place to get away, a place to meet, to tell stories, to hold secrets, to enjoy nature and more. Conveniently Gardens of the Renaissance is the perfect book to hideaway with in any garden, even at the Getty Center

    #NowReading is a series with @gettypubs that celebrates books, reading everywhere, and art.

     
     
  5. Faces from the Museo di Storia Naturale, Florence. Wonderful facial tattoo panel from the Maori of Polynesia, Chimri ceramics from Peru (1000-1200 AD), a Tatanua Helmet (19th century), Peruvian mummies (14th-15th centuries), Korvar sculptures from Baia di Geelvink in New Guinea (1871-1876), a Melanesian Sepik head, and other masterpieces that declare the museum’s mission of “diversity is a value, as valuable as you.”

     
     
  6. Headless Imperial Statue of the Aegis-Bearing Zeus, marble with polychromy, Hadrianic Age (117-138 AD). Archeological Museum, Thessaloniki

     
     
  7. An all-time masterpiece: Derveni Krater, Dionysian Scenes, 4th century BC, bronze-tin alloy (no gold), from the tomb of Astiouneios, son of Anaxagoras, of Larisa. Archaeological Museum, Thessaloniki

     
     
  8. Gaius Caesar had a rockin body: abs and ass

     
     
  9. "I’m still standing after all this time" - Elton John (and ancient sculpture from Corinth)

    "I’m still standing after all this time" - Elton John (and ancient sculpture from Corinth)

     
     
  10. Votive penises came in all sizes in Ancient Corinth