“Nothing is absolute.
everything flies and goes away.”
- Frida Kahlo
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funnily enough, this painting (Orestes Pursued by the Furies/The Remorse of Orestes by William-Adolphe Bouguereau) shows Orestes being righteously tormented by the furies for murdering his own mother
he had done so because his mother had killed his father/her husband (Agamemnon) for sacrificing their daughter to the gods for better sailing weather
so basically, this is hilarious because it works on every level apart from the one you actually intended
"Goddess of Ground Doves 1 & 2"
I’ve been painting and writing about bird ladies for about three years now without knowing why, except that it’s a symbol that calls to my soul. Ground doves make me think of my mother and my grandmother. They began to coming to the house in the tens sometime during the wet, blurred months after my grandmother’s heart attack. I think of them, and I think of the vinelike, soft-yet-unbreakable way my mother wore her grief. I think of rain, ground doves, and gardens. I’ve been calling myself a bird lady for three years now, without knowing why. All I know is that there is a thread that ties me to the trees in the evening, when the parrots come in their hundreds. I ache without understanding. I want to wander into the trees, to lie down softly and lose myself. I never knew until quite recently that the bird woman was one of the earliest depictions of the great goddess, but then again, perhaps I always knew. I must have known what the ache was for: it has always been a yearning for my very first mother. I’m realizing, bit by bit, that art is a journey that is leading me to myself. <3
I fukin love 14th century art art because everyone looks so shady and suspicious of ppl around them its AMAZING
or just like they know something u dont and oh my gdfuck i cant
I believe the highest point is reached in Simone Martini’s Annunciation
and the look of absolute hatred Mary and Gabriel exchange.
Art History meme: 1/6 themes or series or subjects
Judith Beheading Holofernes
(L-R, Lucas Cranach, Botticelli, Cristofano Allori, Fede Galizia, Caravaggio, Artemisia Gentileschi, Gustav Klimt, Carlo Saraceni, Giovanni Baglione)