May132011
Anthony van Dyck—What a guy! 
We all know that van Dyck was the court painter for Charles I.  Below is one of his more famous portraits of the English king

(van Dyck, Portrait of Charles I Hunting, oil on canvas, 1635).
The sunflower was often used to symbolize the relationship between the king and his subject.  Just as the flowerhead turns towards the sun for life, the subject should turn to the monarch. 

-Julia

Anthony van Dyck—What a guy! 

We all know that van Dyck was the court painter for Charles I.  Below is one of his more famous portraits of the English king

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(van Dyck, Portrait of Charles I Hunting, oil on canvas, 1635).

The sunflower was often used to symbolize the relationship between the king and his subject.  Just as the flowerhead turns towards the sun for life, the subject should turn to the monarch. 

-Julia

1PM
Another charming self-portrait by Anthony van Dyck.  This is a personal favorite because his gaze looks as if he’s greeting me before a romantic night of fine dining and dancing. van Dyck knows how to treat a lady right.
-Julia

Another charming self-portrait by Anthony van Dyck.  This is a personal favorite because his gaze looks as if he’s greeting me before a romantic night of fine dining and dancing. van Dyck knows how to treat a lady right.

-Julia

1PM
My favorite and yours— Anthony van Dyck!
A painter who worked during the Flemish Baroque period, Anthony van Dyck served as portrait artist for Charles I of England.
-Julia

My favorite and yours— Anthony van Dyck!

A painter who worked during the Flemish Baroque period, Anthony van Dyck served as portrait artist for Charles I of England.

-Julia

8AM
Raphael, Self-Portrait, chalk drawing
OH Raphael, if you were a booger I would pick you first.
-julia

Raphael, Self-Portrait, chalk drawing

OH Raphael, if you were a booger I would pick you first.

-julia

8AM
Raphael, detail The School of Athens, fresco, 1509-1510.Best known for his fresco painting The School of Athens, Raphael includes himself in as a student in the lower right hand corner of the fresco.So humble, what a dog.
-julia

Raphael, detail The School of Athens, fresco, 1509-1510.

Best known for his fresco painting The School of Athens, Raphael includes himself in as a student in the lower right hand corner of the fresco.

imageSo humble, what a dog.

-julia

8AM
Let’s give it up for history honey Raphael!
Is it his devilish good looks or his incredible painting skills that make Raphael irresistible?  I’ll let you be the judge.
(Raphael, Self-Portrait, oil on board, 1504-1506)
-julia

Let’s give it up for history honey Raphael!

Is it his devilish good looks or his incredible painting skills that make Raphael irresistible?  I’ll let you be the judge.

(Raphael, Self-Portrait, oil on board, 1504-1506)

-julia

May112011
Self Portrait (1800), chalk drawing 
Caspar David Friedrich (1774-1840)
-julia

Self Portrait (1800), chalk drawing 

Caspar David Friedrich (1774-1840)

-julia

3PM
Ahhh…. the gaze of Caspar David Friedrich.
This bona fide history honey was a leading landscape painter of the German Romantic era during the nineteenth century.  
-julia

Ahhh…. the gaze of Caspar David Friedrich.

This bona fide history honey was a leading landscape painter of the German Romantic era during the nineteenth century.  

-julia

2PM

Marina Abromović

UMF. Marina Abromović is so beautiful!

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Abromović is a performance artist. She started her career in the 1970s. Her most memorable and most well known piece is probably Rhythm 0 (1974), where she invited the audience to use any of the 72 provided objects on her. These objects could cause Marina pleasure (a feather, a rose) or pain (a whip, a loaded gun.) One person in the audience even held the gun to her head! Thankfully, another person took the gun away from them. Her performances are largely about pain, endurance and strength. 

2PM



Marina Abramović 
What a honey.
"When I am performing a piece, anything that happens in that moment is part of the piece."
"To me the pain and the blood are merely means of artistic expression."
"Through performance, I found the possibility of establishing a dialogue with the audience through an exchange of energy, which tended to transform the energy itself. I could not produce a single work without the presence of the audience, because the audience gave me the energy to be able, through a specific action, to assimilate it and return it, to create a genuine field of energy."

Marina Abramović  What a honey.

"When I am performing a piece, anything that happens in that moment is part of the piece."

"To me the pain and the blood are merely means of artistic expression."

"Through performance, I found the possibility of establishing a dialogue with the audience through an exchange of energy, which tended to transform the energy itself. I could not produce a single work without the presence of the audience, because the audience gave me the energy to be able, through a specific action, to assimilate it and return it, to create a genuine field of energy."


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