The Kindest of Kisses Break the Hardest of Hearts

Hello, I'm Marissa, 19. Currently attending the Herron School of Art in Indianapolis. Love many things (art, music, fashion, books, history) and I'm curious for more.
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yungvermeer:

A Walk Through Art History


I designed these shoes with a unique goal in mind: to create a shoe as a summation of an entire culture’s art. Each shoe possesses design qualities, color palettes, and designs only found in the respective culture. This project allowed me to investigate art historical cultures in a special way by challenging myself to translate an entire style (or series of styles) onto a single object.

Conveniently, I was able to use these designs as the concentration section of my AP Studio Art portfolio and received a score of a 5! 

 I possess full federal copyright of these designs. 

(via impressionsonmymind)

bethrevis:

you could kill a man in any of these dresses, and pretty sure no jury would convict you. those are killing-men dresses, that’s what i’m saying

(via elizabitchtaylor)

generic-art:

Masaaki Sasamoto

generic-art:

Masaaki Sasamoto

(via darksilenceinsuburbia)

musiciansandpainters:

Innocence by William-Adolphe Bouguereau, 1893.

(via jaded-mandarin)

ancientart:

Examples of dogs represented in ancient Mexican art.

All of these artifacts date from 200 BCE to 500 CE. The first is from Nayarit, and the rest are from Colima. The dog in last sculpture is shown to be wearing a human mask.

Courtesy of & currently located at the LACMA, via their online collections.

prince-malekith9:

Throwback Thursday. I was 7 years old here.

(via red-lipstick)

asylum-art:

Paper Mosaic Sculptures  by Gunjan Aylawadi

Paper artist Gunjan Aylawadi is based in Sydney, Australia. She uses a unique method of paper cutting and curling, adding layers of texture to get sculptural form with her hand made work. The process has been a long time of research and experiment and now she can give shape to her ideas with a very detailed and original style!
She actually shows large paper mosaic installations at the “He Made She Made” gallery, Darlinghurst, 70 Oxford street, Sydney.

asylum-art:

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Edwin Austin Abbey

The Play Scene in “Hamlet” (Act III, Scene 2)

1897

Oil on canvas

Yale University Art Gallery

Edwin Austin Abbey

Richard, Duke of Gloucester, and the Lady Anne

1896

Oil on canvas

Yale University Art Gallery

From the Gallery:

  The sensation of the 1896 Royal Academy exhibition in London, this scene from Shakespeare’s Richard III, shows the villainous, humpbacked Richard proposing to Lady Anne, Henry VI’s widowed daughter-in-law, as she walks in the late king’s funeral procession. Swathed in a sheer black veil and wearing a gown stiff with heraldic embroidery, she is accompanied by Richard’s two young nephews and black-cloaked, halberd-bearing honor guards, their halberds reversed as a sign of mourning. Shortly before the moment depicted, Anne has heaped curses on Richard for having brutally stabbed to death both her father-in-law and her husband, Edward, Prince of Wales. Undaunted, the fawning Richard praises her extravagantly, asserting that he killed them in order to get near her, and offers to let her kill him, or to kill himself with the unsheathed sword that he holds up. But instead of plunging it into his breast, as she asks, he offers her a wedding ring. She will later succumb to his flattery and declarations of remorse, and accept his proposal. In doing so, she will give way to intrigues that will ultimately result in her death.