The Knidian Aphrodite

"14. Europa's kiss is sweet though it reach only to the lips, though it but lightly touch the mouth. But she touches not with the edge of the lips; with her mouth cleaving close she drains the soul from the finger-tips.

15. Where is now Praxiteles? Where are the hands of Polycleitus, that gave life to the works of ancient art? Who shall mould Melite's scented ringlets, or her fiery eyes and the splendour of her neck? Where are the modellers, the carvers in stone? Such beauty, like the image of a god, deserved a temple."

RUFINUS, From the Greek Anthology, book V, Loeb Ed.

A Tumblr about the NUDE & the BODY, especially FEMALE.
semioticapocalypse:

Marilyn Silverstone. US actress Jayne Mansfield posing in front of the Venus de Milo statue in the Louvre Museum, 1956

[::SemAp::]

semioticapocalypse:

Marilyn Silverstone. US actress Jayne Mansfield posing in front of the Venus de Milo statue in the Louvre Museum, 1956

[::SemAp::]

centuriespast:

BLECHEN, KarlBathers in Terni Parkc. 1836Oil on canvas, 107 x 78 cmNationalgalerie, Berlin

centuriespast:

BLECHEN, Karl
Bathers in Terni Park
c. 1836
Oil on canvas, 107 x 78 cm
Nationalgalerie, Berlin

pixography:

Audrey Kawasaki ~ "Wanderer"

This illustration by Audrey Kawasaki was created as a “re-imagined” drawing from her childhood in her current style. This work was one of several artist’s re-interpretations displayed at an exhibit called “Homeroom" at the Subtext Gallery in San Francisco.

senses-working-overtime:
22 January, Celebrating the Day of Hungarian Culture by elinor04 on Flickr.
22 January, Celebrating the Day of Hungarian Culture Budapest Art Nouveau Newly renovated Liszt Academy of Music reopens after 4 years! Körösfői Kriesch Aladár: Pilgrimage to the Fountain of Art. Architects: Korb Flóris & Giergl Kálmán, built in 1907, in late Art Nouveau style. Murals and mosaic design: Körösfői-Kriesch Aladár (Gödöllő Artists’ Colony) Stained glass windows and glass mosaic: Róth Miksa (Budapest) Ceramics (pyrogranite and majolica): manufactory of Zsolnay Vilmos (Pécs)

senses-working-overtime:

22 January, Celebrating the Day of Hungarian Culture by elinor04 on Flickr.

22 January, Celebrating the Day of Hungarian Culture

Budapest Art Nouveau

Newly renovated Liszt Academy of Music reopens after 4 years!

Körösfői Kriesch Aladár: Pilgrimage to the Fountain of Art.

Architects: Korb Flóris & Giergl Kálmán,
built in 1907, in late Art Nouveau style.
Murals and mosaic design: Körösfői-Kriesch Aladár (Gödöllő Artists’ Colony)
Stained glass windows and glass mosaic: Róth Miksa (Budapest)
Ceramics (pyrogranite and majolica): manufactory of Zsolnay Vilmos (Pécs)

(via coeurdelhistoire)