Art

Animated Short by Salvador Dali and Walt Disney

Animated Short by Salvador Dali and Walt Disney

  Destino An animated collaboration between Salvador Dali and  Walt Disney.  1946.  

Free! Download 19th Century  Japanese Master Woodprints

Free! Download 19th Century Japanese Master Woodprints

  #Ukiyo-e, or ukiyo-ye (浮世絵, Japanese: [u.ki.jo.e], “pictures of the floating world”), is a genre of art that flourished in Japan from the 17th through 19th centuries. Its artists produced woodblock prints and paintings of such subjects as female beauties; kabuki actors and sumo wrestlers; scenes […]

Michelangelo’s disintegrating frescoes

Michelangelo’s disintegrating frescoes

“Without having seen the Sistine Chapel one can form no appreciable idea of what one man is capable of achieving.” —Johann Wolfgang Goethe, 23 August 1787, The article, and title of this post, is below The Restoration of 1984-94 segment.   It is about the […]

Vatican Paintings | a book

Vatican Paintings | a book

I saw this article and immediately, with much excitement, ordered the book.  We have seen the most famous pieces.  The Vatican collection is massive though.  Of the many books on the Vatican art collections, I have not seen one with ALL of the Old Master […]

en flight

en flight

    – from the Ballerina Project

the Christ in Xmas

the Christ in Xmas

Xmas.  The abbreviation has been in use since the early times of Christianity.  The “-mas” part is from the Latin-derived Old English word for Mass, while the “X” comes from the Greek letter Chi, which is the first letter of the Greek word Χριστός which […]

warrior dreams in a medieval child's art

warrior dreams in a medieval child's art

Time to battle!  In the 1950s archeologists made a great discovery near the city of Novgorod, Russia: they dug up hundreds of pieces of birch bark with all sorts of texts written on them.  Including pieces from children. In the 13th century, young schoolboys learning […]

"a light unto the nations"

"a light unto the nations"

I found an image taken from the Hebrew Cervera Bible.  An illuminated manuscript dated c.1299, a designated National Treasure from the National Library of Portugal in Lisbon.  This image and caption caught my eye and my curiosity.  The caption source is unknown to me. One of the […]

first axiom of art

first axiom of art

…Art is not, like science, a logic of references but a release from reference and rendition of immediate experience; a presentation of forms, images, or ideas in such a way that they will communicate, not primarily a thought or even a feeling, but an impact. […]

City Flight

City Flight

Alys – From the Ballerina Project, the title is my own



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