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paintingispoetry:

John William Waterhouse, Ulysses and the Sirens, 1891

paintingispoetry:

John William Waterhouse, Ulysses and the Sirens, 1891

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worldpaintings:

John Everett Millais
Mariana, 1851, oil on mahogany, 59.7 x 49.5 cm, Tate Britain, London.
Mariana is the character of Measure for Measure by Shakespeare. Rejected by her fiancé, Angelo, after her dowry was lost in a shipwreck, she leads a lonely existence in a moated grange. She is still in love with Angelo - now Deputy to the Duke of Vienna - and longs to be reunited with him.In the picture the autumn leaves scattered on the ground mark the passage of time. Mariana has been working at some embroidery and pauses to stretch her back. Her longing for Angelo is suggested by her pose and the needle thrust fiercely into her embroidery. The stained-glass windows in front of her show the Annunciation, contrasting the Virgin’s fulfilment with Mariana’s frustration and longing. Millais copied the scene from the window of the Chapel of Merton College, Oxford. However, the heraldic design appears to have been his own invention. 
source: Tate Britain

worldpaintings:

John Everett Millais

Mariana, 1851, oil on mahogany, 59.7 x 49.5 cm, Tate Britain, London.

Mariana is the character of Measure for Measure by Shakespeare. Rejected by her fiancé, Angelo, after her dowry was lost in a shipwreck, she leads a lonely existence in a moated grange. She is still in love with Angelo - now Deputy to the Duke of Vienna - and longs to be reunited with him.
In the picture the autumn leaves scattered on the ground mark the passage of time. Mariana has been working at some embroidery and pauses to stretch her back. Her longing for Angelo is suggested by her pose and the needle thrust fiercely into her embroidery. The stained-glass windows in front of her show the Annunciation, contrasting the Virgin’s fulfilment with Mariana’s frustration and longing. Millais copied the scene from the window of the Chapel of Merton College, Oxford. However, the heraldic design appears to have been his own invention. 

source: Tate Britain

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ponderful:

Audrey Hepburn

ponderful:

Audrey Hepburn

(Source: sophiadileand)

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definitelydope:

We Are Nature, Multiple Exposure Portraits by Christoffer Relander | On Facebook

All images are done ‘in-camera’ while shooting with a Nikon D700. After processing, the contrast and tones were adjusted.


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colourthysoul:

John Everett Millais - Sophie Gray (1857)

colourthysoul:

John Everett Millais - Sophie Gray (1857)

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the-garden-of-delights:

“Morning Walk” (1888) by John Singer Sargent (1856-1925).

the-garden-of-delights:

“Morning Walk” (1888) by John Singer Sargent (1856-1925).

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Portrait of Anne ­Marie ­Louise Thélusson, Comtesse de Sorcy, Jacques Louis David

Portrait of Anne ­Marie ­Louise Thélusson, Comtesse de Sorcy, Jacques Louis David

(Source: oldroze)

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ghirlandia:

The Roseleaf (portrait of Jane Morris) (1870)
Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882)

ghirlandia:

The Roseleaf (portrait of Jane Morris) (1870)

Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882)

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composition-improvisation:

Gustav Klimt, Lady with Hat and Featherboa, c. 1909

composition-improvisation:

Gustav Klimt, Lady with Hat and Featherboa, c. 1909

(Source: impartart)

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colourthysoul:

Frank Dicksee - Paolo and Francesca (1894)

colourthysoul:

Frank Dicksee - Paolo and Francesca (1894)