Jan van Eyck, Portrait of a Man in a Turban, 1433.
look at that awesome baby holding himself up. that baby at merely 4 weeks old alrady had the strength to support himself with one arm, some thing most men cant even do today. despite being an infant he already has his own statue dedicated to him. some things you should know about this baby: His name? adam smith, CREATOR of capitalism. his first love? ration and science. and one other thing. this baby believes in god with all his heart. if you still cant guess who it is… that baby was albert einstein.
I recently read an interview from a local celebrity and she claimed that she likes Victorian era stuff. However, upon further reading, she said that she really likes those 18th century stuff including Marie Antoinette and her fashion. And I was like… girl, Marie Antoinette is NOT Victorian. In fact, she was already dead (d.1793) before the Victorian era started (1837-1901).
For further clarifications, I’d suggest you go check out That’s Not Victorian. The blog master’s doing a good job on identifying mislabeled posts :)
AMEN TO THIS
I fukin love 14th century art art because everyone looks so shady and suspicious of ppl around them its AMAZING
or just like they know something u dont and oh my gdfuck i cant
I believe the highest point is reached in Simone Martini’s Annunciation
and the look of absolute hatred Mary and Gabriel exchange.
"mary i know ur only half a virgin"
"fuck off gabriel"
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funnily enough, this painting (Orestes Pursued by the Furies/The Remorse of Orestes by William-Adolphe Bouguereau) shows Orestes being righteously tormented by the furies for murdering his own mother
he had done so because his mother had killed his father/her husband (Agamemnon) for sacrificing their daughter to the gods for better sailing weather
so basically, this is hilarious because it works on every level apart from the one you actually intended
ART HISTORY MOTHERFUCKER
LEARN U A THING