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  3. darksilenceinsuburbia:

    Andy Freeberg


    In the art museums of Russia, women sit in the galleries and guard the collections. When you look at the paintings and sculptures, the presence of the women becomes an inherent part of viewing the artwork itself. I found the guards as intriguing to observe as the pieces they watch over. In conversation they told me how much they like being among Russia’s great art. A woman in Moscow’s State Tretyakov Gallery Museum said she often returns there on her day off to sit in front of a painting that reminds her of her childhood home. Another guard travels three hours each day to work, since at home she would just sit on her porch and complain about her illnesses, “as old women do.” She would rather be at the museum enjoying the people watching, surrounded by the history of her country.

    1. Stroganov Palace, Russian State Museum

    2.Matisse Still Life, Hermitage Museum

    3.Konchalovsky’s Family Portrait, State Tretyakov Gallery

    4. Veronese’s Adoration of the Shepherds, Hermitage Museum

    5. Rublev and Daniil’s The Deesis Tier, State Tretyakov Gallery

    6. Michelangelo’s Moses and the Dying Slave, Pushkin Museum

    7.Malevich’s Self Portrait, Russian State Museum

    8. Nesterov’s Blessed St Sergius of Radonezh, Russian State Museum

    9. Petrov-Vodkin’s Bathing of a Red Horse, State Tretyakov Gallery

    10. Kugach’s Before the Dance, State Tretyakov Gallery

    (via queerlyhypersensitive)

  5. ecrcover:

    Daniel Sannwald

  6. stoneponi:

    500 Years of Female Portraits in Western Art : Philip Scott Johnson

    (via queerlyhypersensitive)

  7. Wassily Kandinsky, “Tanzkurven: Zu den Tänzen der Palucca,” Das Kunstblatt, Potsdam, vol. 10, no. 3 (1926)

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  10. blantonmuseum:

    Marcel Duchamp was born on this day in 1887, and his influence is still felt throughout the art world today.

    Regina Silveira’s work uses optical illusions to raise conceptual questions about art history, perception, and memory. In Masterpieces (In Absentia): Marcel Duchamp, a real stool stands in front of a vinyl cutout representing a dramatic shadow. The shadow follows the outline of the stool, but also includes the shadow-shape of a bicycle wheel, a reference to Marcel Duchamp’s famous 1913 “ready-made” sculpture of a bicycle wheel atop a stool. With this work Silveira seems to be suggesting that even though the original object (Duchamp’s sculpture) is not physically present, its memory is so strong that it can literally cast a shadow across our perception.

    Regina SilveiraMasterpieces (In Absentia):  Marcel Duchamp, 1983, Digital image, printed as self-adhesive vinyl cutout, and wood pedestal, Purchase through the Archer M. Huntington Museum Fund, 2000.

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  13. jean paul gaultier couture fall 2014

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  14. oscarprgirl:

    oscar loves feathers.

  15. I can’t wait to wear this vintage beauty somewhere special!