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.

asylum-art:

Charles Avery 

Grimm Gallery

Charles Avery - Texts, drawings, installations and sculptures which describe the topology and cosmology of an imaginary island, whose every feature embodies a philosophical proposition, problem or solution: people hooked on gin-pickled eggs, hybrid beasts, God-S-Hites, and Gods that include Mr Impossible, a 33-year-old man elevated to his new title mistakenly by three drunken philosophers. Characters hemmed in by ‘The Sea of Clarity’, ‘Cape Conchious-ness’ and the ‘Analitic Ocean’, and immortalised in consummate drawings, uncanny acts of taxidermy and iconic sculptures.

centuriespast:

The Judgement of Paris
by Adriaen van der Werff
Date painted: 1716
Oil on panel, 63.3 x 45.7 cm
Collection: Dulwich Picture Gallery

centuriespast:

The Judgement of Paris

by Adriaen van der Werff

Date painted: 1716

Oil on panel, 63.3 x 45.7 cm

Collection: Dulwich Picture Gallery

fetishofsilence:

womenofarthistory:

BathshebaArtemisia Gentileschica. 1650sNeues Palais, Potsdam

re: Bathsheba’s biblical narrative and her appeal as subject for visual art: recurring motifs, thematic paradigms and modes of representation (ex. Rembrandt, Gentilleschi, Renaissance / Baroque art, etc.)

fetishofsilence:

womenofarthistory:

Bathsheba
Artemisia Gentileschi
ca. 1650s
Neues Palais, Potsdam

re: Bathsheba’s biblical narrative and her appeal as subject for visual art: recurring motifs, thematic paradigms and modes of representation (ex. Rembrandt, Gentilleschi, Renaissance / Baroque art, etc.)

(Source: wga.hu, via the-wolf-and-the-mockingbird)

hellenicdreams:

Aphrodite, Pan, and Eros.

NAM, Athens, 3335: c.100 BC.

Found in the ‘House of the Poseidoniastai of Beryttos’, Delos.

Eros comes to Aphrodite’s aid as she tries to fend off Pan.

Made of Parian marble: the inscription on the base tells us that the statue group was dedicated by Dionysios of Beryttos to his ancestral gods.