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sorcerer-supreme-pizza:

The Skater (Portrait of William Grant) by Gilbert Stuart, 1782

The painter recalled that when William Grant, from Congalton near Edinburgh, arrived to have his picture painted, the Scottish sitter remarked that, “on account of the excessive coldness of the weather … the day was better suited for skating than sitting for one’s portrait.” Thus artist and sitter went off to skate on the Serpentine River in Hyde Park. When he returned to West’s studio with Grant, Stuart conceived the idea of portraying his subject on ice skates in a winter landscape, with the twin towers of Westminster Abbey far in the distance.”

 

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chimneyfish:

St. Petersburg, The Ferry Across the River, 1870.

Ivan Aivazovsky

25.09.14 /  2,015 notes

vjeranski:

Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland, 1837

Joseph Mallord William Turner

25.09.14 /  539 notes

workman:

likeafieldmouse:

J. M. W. Turner

1. A Harpooned Whale

2. Sea Monsters and Vessels at Sunset

3. Storm Clouds

20.09.14 /  1,424 notes

gwengold:

The Portrait - René Magritte, 1935

20.09.14 /  4,870 notes

fleurdulys:

The Savile Clark Girls - Jacques-Emile Blanche

14.09.14 /  196 notes

aprilstudies:

John Singer Sargent’s dad 

13.09.14 /  288 notes

simena:

Hermann Seeger

11.09.14 /  113 notes

viktor-sbor:

Robert von Haug. 1857-1922. Ein Abschied. 1890.

10.09.14 /  952 notes

bofransson:

The Oak

Edvard Munch - 1906

10.09.14 /  299 notes

1910-again:

Joseph Mallord William Turner, Sea Monsters and Vessels at Sunset from The Whalers Sketchbook c.1845

09.09.14 /  195 notes

ritasv:

'The Card Room' by Talbot Hughes

28.08.14 /  586 notes

oldpaintings:

Seaport by Moonlight, 1771 by Claude-Joseph Vernet (French, 1714—1789)

23.08.14 /  104 notes

blastedheath:

Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen (1859-1923), Night scene with two women in front of a shop window. Black chalk and watercolour, heightened with white, on wove paper, 36 x 26.5 cm.

21.08.14 /  127 notes

magictransistor:

Edvard Munch. Woodcuts. Woman’s Head Against the Shore, Melancholy II, Evening Melancholy II, Woman on the Shore II, Encounter in Space, Woman on the Shore I, Two Human Beings The Lonely Ones, Manbathing, The Girls on the Bridge, Towards the Forest II (top to bottom). 1890s-1920.

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