16 Shimmering Water Paintings for Summer

” All day I hear the noise of waters 
Making moan, 
Sad as the sea-bird is when, going 
Forth alone, 
He hears the winds cry to the water’s 
Monotone. “

– James Joyce ( All Day I Hear the Noise of Waters )


 

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25 Best Mother & Child Paintings

 

“Sweet guardians of nature, attendeth my soul,
when sorrows like tempests torment me;
and all will be clearer whatever the toll
as thou hushes the demons that vex me.”

                                       – Amelia Dashwood

 


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15 Jaw-dropping Home Interiors & the Paintings they House

Every  jewel needs a splendid setting. These great halls and fine dining rooms in country manor houses, provide brilliantly curated backdrops for the family portraits, landscape paintings, and tapestry collections.


 

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NSFW Cupid’s Arrow: Erotica Paintings from ancient Rome to the Renaissance

 

“Your body is the church wherein Nature asks to be revered.”
        – the Marquis de Sade

 

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When Life Imitated Klimt, and other times Fashion appropriated old paintings to gorgeous effect

Hieronymus Bosch on hand bags, Byzantine icons on platform shoes, and Nicki Minaj cast as Boucher’s Madame de Pompadour; A look at Fashion’s love affair with old paintings!

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MUSEUM FEATURE: Lisbon, Portugal’s Best Works at the Museum of Antique Arts

Housed in a sunny, yellow 17th century palace, Lisbon’s Museu de Arte Antiga is home to Portugal’s brightest collection of European paintings, many created by Portuguese painters. You will also find glorious gilded items from the Palácio Alvor, ecclesiastical treasures, and fine tapestries. Highlights include the St. Vincent panels from the monastery of St. Vincente de Fora, and Hieronymus Bosch’s Temptation of St. Anthony triptych, with its psychedelic scenes of bizarre critters and fanciful debauchery.  Keep scrolling to see thirteen of the best pieces from the collection!


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15 Winterscapes for the Solstice: Paintings to bring something light to dark days

These cold and bright snowy landscapes make us glad for the warmth of a hearth and a spiked beverage!


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The Table is Set: 10 Dutch Still Life Paintings to Feast your Eyes on

 

The wine is flowing. Gleaming platters are stacked high with, bread, crusty lobsters,  luscious grapes and berries. Looking at the bountiful still lifes of 1600s Flemish painters is enough to get your mouth watering. And then you look closer.


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La Vida de Juana la Loca: the Passion of Joanna of Castile and the painter who obsessed over her

 Queen, nymphomaniac, victim! History has called “hysteria” on women time and time again when they proved unruly.


 

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