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art-is-art-is-art:

Lilac Tree, Ferdinand Hodler

art-is-art-is-art:

Man Wearing a Laurel Wreath, John Singer Sargent

enchantedsleeper:

Spring (1888), Karel Vitězlav Mašek

allegoryofart:

Pine Trees Against a Red Sky with a Setting SunVincent van Gogh, 1889

magictransistor:

Manly P. Hall. Collection of Alchemical Manuscripts. Box 17. 1600.

portraitsandplaces:

George Bridgeman

-One of the master’s of figure drawing

laclefdescoeurs:

The Path of True Love Never Did Run Smooth, 1896, Talbot Hughes

femme-de-lettres:

Large (Wikimedia)

When I first read the title of Sir Edwin Landseer’s 1868 Rent-Day in the Wilderness, I assumed that it depicted some intrepid—if not particularly bright—tenants attempting to escape rent collection by vacating their farms. Or, more tragically, wandering after being turned out of their farms.

Instead, though, it records a somewhat more complicated historical moment: according to the catalogue from an 1874 exhibition at the Royal Academy, “Colonel Donald Murchison, to whom the Earl of Seaforth had entrusted his confiscated estates after the defeat of the Stuart army at Sheriffmuir in 1715, defended them for ten years, and collected the rents, which he transmitted to his exiled relative.”

Currently he hides—armored—from the army across the river, noting down rents in a carefully kept book even so.

lamus-dworski:

Maksymilian Novak-Zempliński (Polish, b.1974), painting from Spatium cycle, oil on board.

fleurdulys:

Summer - Thomas Wilmer Dewing

1900