Die Happy

"Paint as you like and die happy." -Henry Miller

Francisco Laso (1823 – 1869)Habitante de las cordilleras del Perú [Inhabitant of the Peruvian Highlands], 1855.Oil on canvas, 138 x 88 cm.Pinacoteca Municipal Ignacio Merino de la Municipalidad Metropolitana de Lima. Photo Daniel Giannoni

Francisco Laso (1823 – 1869)
Habitante de las cordilleras del Perú [Inhabitant of the Peruvian Highlands], 1855.
Oil on canvas, 138 x 88 cm.
Pinacoteca Municipal Ignacio Merino de la Municipalidad Metropolitana de Lima. Photo Daniel Giannoni

Eric StotikUntitled LR231 (crouching and standing young men)     2000 acrylic on paper90.5” x 51.25” 

Eric Stotik
Untitled LR231 (crouching and standing young men)     2000 
acrylic on paper
90.5” x 51.25” 

Antonio Mancini (1852-1930), Self Portrait with Basket

Antonio Mancini (1852-1930), Self Portrait with Basket

Sarasa with Small Rosettes
18th century, India (Coromandel Coast), for the Japanese market, Cotton (painted resist and mordant, dyed)
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Sarasa with Small Rosettes

18th century, India (Coromandel Coast), for the Japanese market, Cotton (painted resist and mordant, dyed)

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nataliakoptseva:

1894  Auguste Rodin  
Méditation I sans Bras
Plâtre  54x18x15 cm
 Paris, musée Rodin

nataliakoptseva:

1894  Auguste Rodin  

Méditation I sans Bras

Plâtre  54x18x15 cm

 Paris, musée Rodin

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Virgin of Guápulo
Peruvian (Cuzco) Painter (ca. 1680)
oil on canvas, 67x43 in
 Her garments reflect the Spanish tradition of dressing religious statues in expensive silks. Aware of the association of Europe with power and status, the Inca noblewomen of Cuzco often incorporated designs (notably the interlacing lattice motif) from European fabrics into their own garments.

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Virgin of Guápulo

Peruvian (Cuzco) Painter (ca. 1680)

oil on canvas, 67x43 in

 Her garments reflect the Spanish tradition of dressing religious statues in expensive silks. Aware of the association of Europe with power and status, the Inca noblewomen of Cuzco often incorporated designs (notably the interlacing lattice motif) from European fabrics into their own garments.

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Hanging with Triumphal Arch

second quarter of the 17th century, Indian (Bengal), for the Portuguese market, Silk satin embroidered with silk

(Source: metmuseum.org)

Confucius
Tho there is no surviving contemporary painting or sculpture of Confucius, he is not known for his physical beauty. “Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it” seems an appropriate legacy.

Confucius

Tho there is no surviving contemporary painting or sculpture of Confucius, he is not known for his physical beauty. “Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it” seems an appropriate legacy.

Confucius, Laozi, and Buddha

Confucius, Laozi, and Buddha

somewhatreal:

Jennifer Nehrbass

Across From the Prison Beside the Great Lake. Oil on canvas, 65” x 50”. 2011.

One Thousand Sofias. Oil on canvas, 7’ x 5’.