“In such ugly times, the only true protest is beauty."
- Phil Ochs
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pixography:

Salvador Dali ~ “Masochistic Instrument”, 1934
All his life, Dali suggested he was impotent, that his greatest pleasure of the sexual kind was gained from voyeurism and masturbation. Here the “instrument” – a violin metaphor for erectile dysfunction, or at least performance anxiety – is limp and useless, and almost takes on the appearance of a face in distress. The naked woman, who we see as if we’re peeping into the neighbor’s bedroom window, holds the soft object guardedly, as if not wanting to touch much of it, if she can help it.
Contrast the left section of the canvas with phallic images of virility at right: the tall, proud and erect cypress tree, and the rigid, pink-tipped appendage emerging from it. Dali’s preoccupation with his own sexual identity, his own desires and fears within the sexual realm, seem clearly symbolized in this surrealist picture signed in deflowering red. <source>

pixography:

Salvador Dali ~ “Masochistic Instrument”, 1934

All his life, Dali suggested he was impotent, that his greatest pleasure of the sexual kind was gained from voyeurism and masturbation. Here the “instrument” – a violin metaphor for erectile dysfunction, or at least performance anxiety – is limp and useless, and almost takes on the appearance of a face in distress. The naked woman, who we see as if we’re peeping into the neighbor’s bedroom window, holds the soft object guardedly, as if not wanting to touch much of it, if she can help it.

Contrast the left section of the canvas with phallic images of virility at right: the tall, proud and erect cypress tree, and the rigid, pink-tipped appendage emerging from it. Dali’s preoccupation with his own sexual identity, his own desires and fears within the sexual realm, seem clearly symbolized in this surrealist picture signed in deflowering red. <source>

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toanunnery:

A Portrait of the Daughters of Ramon Subercasseaux
Anders Zorn

toanunnery:

A Portrait of the Daughters of Ramon Subercasseaux

Anders Zorn

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kleinecharlotte:

Art History Meme [4/6] Themes or Series or Subjects
↳ Redheads

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fleurdulys:

A Family Party, Triana, Sevilla - Francis Luis Mora
1908

fleurdulys:

A Family Party, Triana, Sevilla - Francis Luis Mora

1908

abystle:

Eternal Smile, Ilyas Phaizulline, 2012.

abystle:

Eternal Smile, Ilyas Phaizulline, 2012.

23silence:

Chimere - George Jules Victor Clairin

23silence:

Chimere - George Jules Victor Clairin

butterflieswhispertodeath:

Charles Santore’s illustration for The Little Mermaid
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butterflieswhispertodeath:

Charles Santore’s illustration for The Little Mermaid

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templeofapelles:

#24 THE GREATEST PAINTINGS
Akseli Gallen-Kallela  Lemminkäisen äiti (Lemminkäinen’s mother), 1897  Tempera  Ateneum, Helsinki

templeofapelles:

#24 THE GREATEST PAINTINGS

Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Lemminkäisen äiti (Lemminkäinen’s mother), 1897 
Tempera
Ateneum, Helsinki

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instagram:

Paying Tribute to Madiba on Mandela Day

To see more tributes to activist and former South African president Nelson Mandela, explore the #MandelaDay and #Madiba hashtags.

Nelson Mandela was only 33 years old when a speech he gave incited a protest in Durban and first landed him in jail. Over the next 10 years, Mandela would be arrested three more times for his work fighting South Africa’s oppressive apartheid regime until a 1962 conviction for sedition sent him to prison for the next 27 years.

“I was hoping to capture some sense of the hardships he suffered,” retired Johannesburg math lecturer Vivien Budge (@vivbudge) says of the young Mandela portrait she painted, “the anger he must have felt at the injustices he witnessed and the relentless tenacity, determination and courage with which he fought for his beliefs.”

After his release in 1990, Mandela helped bring an end to apartheid in South Africa and became the country’s first black democratically elected President. Mandela, who died last December but would have been 96 today, continues to inspire South Africans and others around the world to this day.

vasilyt:

Lеon Francois Comerre (1850-1916)

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blackpaint20:

Devious detail
Pieter Bruegel the Elder, The Fall of the Rebel Angels, 1562
When I was a little girl I remember I always used to try and copy the demonic creatures we see here

blackpaint20:

Devious detail

Pieter Bruegel the Elder, The Fall of the Rebel Angels, 1562

When I was a little girl I remember I always used to try and copy the demonic creatures we see here

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slowlyeden:

John William Waterhouse dress details: Part II. (Part I)

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Adolf Hiremy-Hirschel - Achilles’ Grave

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lonequixote:

Celestial Ride ~ Salvador Dali

lonequixote:

Celestial Ride ~ Salvador Dali

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aheronn:

Mirko Rački&#160;» “City of Dis”, 1906.

aheronn:

Mirko Rački » “City of Dis”, 1906.

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