ancientpeoples:

Head of Votive Figure
Greek (Cyprus)
Limestone
early 5th Century BC
This monumental head, originally painted, belonged to an over-life-size statue of a votive figure or deity from Cyprus. While its exact function is unknown, the statue probably stood in a sanctuary. The amalgam of styles evident here reflects the tumultuous history of Cyprus during the first millennium B.C.: this eastern Mediterranean island was ruled by Assyria and Egypt in quick succession, and in the mid-sixth century, it developed strong ties with eastern Greece while both were part of the Persian Empire.
The sensitively modeled oval face with almond eyes, high cheekbones, and smile indicate an affinity with art from eastern Greece in the Archaic period. On the headdress a throng of maenads and silens, companions of the Greek wine god Dionysos, dance through a colonnade topped with rosettes. Whereas column capitals in the form of heads of the goddess Hathor reveal artistic kinships with Egypt, the feathered brows and the treatment of elaborately curled and patterned tresses suggest Assyrian influence.
Source: Worcester Art Museum

07.30.14 @ 03:07134

ancientpeoples:

Head of Votive Figure

Greek (Cyprus)

Limestone

early 5th Century BC

This monumental head, originally painted, belonged to an over-life-size statue of a votive figure or deity from Cyprus. While its exact function is unknown, the statue probably stood in a sanctuary. The amalgam of styles evident here reflects the tumultuous history of Cyprus during the first millennium B.C.: this eastern Mediterranean island was ruled by Assyria and Egypt in quick succession, and in the mid-sixth century, it developed strong ties with eastern Greece while both were part of the Persian Empire.

The sensitively modeled oval face with almond eyes, high cheekbones, and smile indicate an affinity with art from eastern Greece in the Archaic period. On the headdress a throng of maenads and silens, companions of the Greek wine god Dionysos, dance through a colonnade topped with rosettes. Whereas column capitals in the form of heads of the goddess Hathor reveal artistic kinships with Egypt, the feathered brows and the treatment of elaborately curled and patterned tresses suggest Assyrian influence.

Source: Worcester Art Museum


Zhang Xin Yuan in front of Yukio Mishima, Ordeal of the Roses #32, Eikoh Hosoe, 1961

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Zhang Xin Yuan in front of Yukio Mishima, Ordeal of the Roses #32, Eikoh Hosoe, 1961

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tompeyer:

The American Way!

07.29.14 @ 21:36109

tompeyer:

The American Way!

tompeyer:

Surely you mean NANCY and Boy Friend. 

07.29.14 @ 21:36235

tompeyer:

Surely you mean NANCY and Boy Friend. 

07.29.14 @ 21:3686

fantagraphics:

Learn more about the Cartoon Art Museum and how they go about setting up a show in this FLOG interview with curator Andrew Farago! For those in San Francisco, go check out the Pretty In Ink show already! 

disneyprint:

Walt Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
1938 storybook

07.29.14 @ 21:3515

disneyprint:

Walt Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

1938 storybook

disneyprint:

Alice In Wonderland

1983 videodisc release

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