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22 Apr 2024, 12:54 pm

Post your favorite classic paintings and other artworks here. :nerdy:

Lady Lilith by Dante Gabrielle Rossetti

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Lilith by John Collier

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Lamia by Herbert James Draper

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Lamia by John William Waterhouse

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Lamia and The Soldier by John William Waterhouse

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The Magic Circle by John William Waterhouse.

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The Mermaid by John William Waterhouse.

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The Siren by John William Waterhouse

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The Bat Woman by Albert Joseph Penot

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The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse by Albrecht Durer

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Knight, Devil, and Death by Albrecht Durer

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Takiyasha the Witch and the Skeleton Specter by Utagawa Kuniyoshi

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Tamamo-no-Mae by Toyokuni III/Kunisada

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Tamamo-no-Mae and the Archer Miura Kuranosuke

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Judith and Holofernes by Giorgio Vasari

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Ajax and Cassandra by Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Tishbein

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Burney Relief/Queen of the Night by unknown

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Persephone and Hades relief by unknown

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Marie Antoinette with a rose by Elisabeth Vigee Le Brun (uncensored AND censored dress)

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The Vestal Virgins by Jean Raoux

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Also a few paintings by painter Harry Roseland depicting an old black woman as a fortune telling reading the future for white Victorian era ladies (I really like these paintings because they speak volumes to the kind of influence that black fortune tellers in the deep south could hold over their white slave masters and oppressors.)

Reading the cards

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Reading palms

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Reading tea leaves

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22 Apr 2024, 2:19 pm

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22 Apr 2024, 2:22 pm

Winged Victory of Samothrace:

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It is a masterpiece of Greek sculpture from the Hellenistic era, dating from the beginning of the 2nd century BC (190 BC). It is composed of a statue representing the goddess Niké (Victory), whose head and arms are missing and its base is in the shape of a ship's bow.

The total height of the monument is 5.57 meters (18 ft, 3 in) including the socle; the statue alone measures 2.75 meters (9 ft). The sculpture is one of a small number of major Hellenistic statues surviving in the original, rather than Roman copies.

Winged Victory has been exhibited at the Louvre Museum in Paris, at the top of the main staircase, since 1884. Greece is seeking the return of the sculpture.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winged_Vi ... Samothrace

It’s my favorite statue even though it’s missing its head.


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22 Apr 2024, 2:30 pm

TwilightPrincess wrote:
Winged Victory of Samothrace:

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It is a masterpiece of Greek sculpture from the Hellenistic era, dating from the beginning of the 2nd century BC (190 BC). It is composed of a statue representing the goddess Niké (Victory), whose head and arms are missing and its base is in the shape of a ship's bow.

The total height of the monument is 5.57 meters (18 ft, 3 in) including the socle; the statue alone measures 2.75 meters (9 ft). The sculpture is one of a small number of major Hellenistic statues surviving in the original, rather than Roman copies.

Winged Victory has been exhibited at the Louvre Museum in Paris, at the top of the main staircase, since 1884. Greece is seeking the return of the sculpture.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winged_Vi ... Samothrace

It’s my favorite statue even though it’s missing its head.


Nike is an interesting Goddess. I feel like she could have been one of the Greek Goddesses to inspire Columbia along with Athena, Themis, and Libertas. :)

Speaking of Lady Columbia, here are some of my favorite classic posters of the Goddess of the New World.

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To me Columbia isn't just a representation of America, she is a representation of American Women who despite having to fight sexism and oppression they have always been strong in their own way and always refused to stay quiet. 8)


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22 Apr 2024, 3:31 pm

Another one I like.

Psyche in the Underworld by Elizabeth Gardner Bouguereau

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22 Apr 2024, 4:06 pm

Ho Ho off to the Sabbath by William Mortenson

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Some colorized postcards of convicted WW1 spy Mata Hari

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22 Apr 2024, 6:13 pm

It’s raining men :lol: :

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I really like surrealism and René Magritte in particular.


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22 Apr 2024, 6:18 pm

TwilightPrincess wrote:
It’s raining men :lol: :

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I really like surrealism and René Magritte in particular.


Hahaha I like your sense of humor! Seriously! :lol: :jester:


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22 Apr 2024, 7:19 pm

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This painting is especially cool to me because it was a source of inspiration for Mary Shelly when she wrote Frankenstein.


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22 Apr 2024, 7:36 pm

TwilightPrincess wrote:
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This painting is especially cool to me because it was a source of inspiration for Mary Shelly when she wrote Frankenstein.


Oooh I like that one too! The Nightmare by Henry Fusili. Very gothic and cool! :skull:


Here's another bit of Japanese artwork I like. An Onna-Musha (warrior woman) weilding a naginata by Utagawa Kuniyoshi. 8)

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Also another one of my favorites. A long hanging scroll of the Shichifukujin (Seven Gods of Luck). :heart:

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22 Apr 2024, 9:15 pm

Dante & Virgil in Hell by William Adolphe Bouguereau.

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Nyx Goddess of the Night by Pedro Americo

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23 Apr 2024, 1:13 am

Saturn Devouring his Son by Peter Paul Rubens.

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The Goddess Juno by Cano Alonso

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Diana Hunting by Guillaume Seignac

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Vase Painting of Hades & Persephone.

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23 Apr 2024, 8:35 am

Spring by Franz Xaver Winterhalter

(This is a painting of Ostara the Germanic Goddess of Spring from whom we get the modern 'Christian' holiday of Easter).

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23 Apr 2024, 9:48 am

Boudica rallying the Britons by John Opie

(Yes I love a lot of classic paintings that focus on women lol :oops: )

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Cleopatra by John William Waterhouse

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Circe offering the cup to Ulyssus

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Circe Invidiosa

Both by John William Waterhouse

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23 Apr 2024, 10:25 am

Here's some lovely paintings of Hawaii's first independent queen known as Ka'ahumanu.

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She's actually an interesting and somewhat controversial historic figure. She became ruler of Hawaii after the death of her husband and she was open to welcoming foreigners from Europe and America to her island. She had converted to Chrirstiainity and was responsible for the destruction of many of Hawaii's ancient temples and even had the Hulu dance banned for a long time, BUT she also made some good changes to Hawaii by doing away with human sactifaces which were still practiced up until her rise to power, and she also improved the status of women in Hawaiian society.

Adopting Christiainity as the main religion for her people and welcoming the Americans who would later overthrow the Hawaiian monarchy in an illegal coup was probably a poor decision on her part, but I believe she genuinenly had the best intentions for her people so I don't think America's sins should be held against her.


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23 Apr 2024, 4:12 pm

Fortune Teller by Albert Anker

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