Relief of Antelopes
ca. 1352-1336 B.C.E.
The scene to which this block once belonged probably showed a desert hunting party. The hunters, Akhenaten and his entourage, would have appeared in chariots bearing down on their helpless prey. Their approach has not gone unnoticed: the ears of the two bubalis antelopes perk up at the sound of danger. The back of a third antelope may be seen in the lower right corner. Such isolated blocks provide a hint of the complex decorative schemes that once existed in the palace at el Amarna.
Source: Brooklyn Museum
Magpies can look like boring black and white birds until they open their wings and reveal their beautiful blue and green feathers <3
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"my name as though it were written on the surface of the moon” by bruce nauman (1968)
=”George Catlin, The White Cloud, Head Chief of the Iowas, 1844-45”>
Nocturne in Black and Gold, The Falling Rocket by James Abbott McNeil Whistler (probably 1875)
Oil on Canvas, 60 x 47 cm
Detroit Institute of Arts, USA
James Abbott McNeil Whistler rejected the conventions of his era and maintained that ideas for painting are here to cause a special mood or atmosphere inside a person, and that creating a compositional harmony comes only after that. He often compared his paintings to visual music and gave them names such as ”symphony” or ”nocturne”.
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The Wizard of Oz reimagined by Lisbeth Zwerger, one of the most imaginative illustrators of our time — rare, gasp-gorgeous illustrations.