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blastedheath:

Lawren Harris (Canadian, 1885-1970), Algonquin Birches. Oil on board, 14 by 10 ¾ in.

blastedheath:

Lawren Harris (Canadian, 1885-1970), Algonquin Birches. Oil on board, 14 by 10 ¾ in.

excelsior-praeteritum:

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excelsior-praeteritum:

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nyislike:

peek

nyislike:

peek

bigmachingon:

playstatixn:

Range Rover Defender ║ Via

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bigmachingon:

playstatixn:

Range Rover Defender ║ Via

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visuallycurious:

Top:

Peter Paul Rubens

The Entombment, c. 1612- 1614

Oil on Oak

87.1  cm x 63.8 cm

National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa.

Bottom:

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio

The Entombment, c. 1602–04

oil on canvas, 300 × 203 cm.

Pinacoteca Vaticana, Vatican Museums, Vatican State

***

The Rubens is part of the collection of Canada’s National Gallery.  So, it has become part of my psyche over the years.  They have built a little exhibition around Rubens’ contemporaries.  I was interested to learn that this piece was based on his experience of Caravaggio’s entombment, which he saw during his studies in Italy. 

It is interesting to compare the two works.  The vivid theatricality of Caravaggio - with operatic arms raised in grief.  Rubens’ treatment is more pared down; areas have a sketchy “unfinished” quality.  To me, I find the grief more convincing and honest in the Rubens.  It is less operatic, and more sensitive and subtle in its composition and paint quality.  It would be exciting to see both paintings in the same exhibition.

2headedsnake:

Frederic Belaubre

vintagebeautyredux:

She’s Tight

vintagebeautyredux:

She’s Tight

kv96ic28:

Female body sketch guidelines.

kv96ic28:

Female body sketch guidelines.

classicnudes:

Jill Taylor, PMOM - January 1970, featured in NSS Playmates - The Second 15 Years, 1984

classicnudes:

Jill Taylor, PMOM - January 1970, featured in NSS Playmates - The Second 15 Years, 1984

vintagebeautyredux:

Happy Camper

vintagebeautyredux:

Happy Camper

vintageelegantbeauties:

Annette Moore

vintageelegantbeauties:

Annette Moore