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Monday, August 20, 2012

Vintage Raptus




Adolphe-William Bouguereau
1825 – 1905
La Rochelle, France

And now about the caldron sing, Like elves and
fairies in a ring, Enchanting all that you put in.
--Shakespeare



Still life, forms and images painted
on a canvass raises in the mind
of the beholder
great conceptions
it strengthens consciousness
advances praise into rapture
for the single reason that we understand
their true worth as creations
by ready mortal hands
who worked in obedience to their minds
as if transported with some fit of passion
for every stroke of the brush...

-betterthanbare

Paintings speak to
every memory...

 





The Conversion of St Paul, 1552 abbate006.jpg Niccolo del' Abbate 1509 - 1571 Modena, Italy
Seated Nude, 1884 boug001.jpg Adolphe-William Bouguereau 1825 – 1905 La Rochelle, France
Biblis, 1884 boug002.jpg Adolphe-William Bouguereau 1825 – 1905 La Rochelle, France
Labriedu Printemps boug003.jpg Adolphe-William Bouguereau 1825 – 1905 La Rochelle, France
Night, 1883 boug004.jpg Adolphe-William Bouguereau 1825 – 1905 La Rochelle, France
Breakfast in the Garden.jpg
Giuseppe de Nittis
1846 - 1884
Barletta, Italy

Allegory of Lust-detailbronzino003.jpgAgnolo Bronzino1503 - 1572Florence, Italy

Execution of the Mata Hari Oct. 15 1917 Fully Clothed.jpg
Mata Hari
Margaretha Geertruida Zelle
1876 - 1917
Leeuwarden, Holland

Fernande Barrey Painting by Pablo Picasso.jpg
Fernande Olivier
Amélie Lang
1881 - 1966
Paris, France

The Harem Bath
gerome001.jpg

Jean-Léon Gérôme
1824 - 1904
Vésoul, France
Pygmalion and Galatea
gerome002.jpg

Jean-Léon Gérôme
1824 - 1904
Vésoul, France

Old House, 1856
hugo003.jpg

Victor Hugo
1802 - 1885
Besançon, France

Study of an Eagle, 1855
hugo004.jpg

Victor Hugo
1802 - 1885
Besançon, France

Nevermore, 1897
img_gauguin003.jpg

Paul Gauguin
1848 - 1903
Paris, France

Odalisque and Slave, 1839
ingres005.jpg

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres
1780 - 1867
Montauban, France

Hero Finding Leander, c1892
keller001.jpg

Ferdinand Keller
1842 - 1922
Karlsruhe, Germany

A Nymph Drinking At A Spring, 1907
keller005.jpg

Ferdinand Keller
1842 - 1922
Karlsruhe, Germany

Die Musik; Music I, 1895
klimt005.

Gustave Klimt
1862 - 1918
Baumgarten, Austria

L ' Indolence.jpg

Love's Labour Lost, 1885
long004.jpg

Edwin Longsden Long
1829 - 1891
Bath, England

Mata Hari Dance of the Seven Veils.jpg
Mata Hari
Margaretha Geertruida Zelle
1876 - 1917
Leeuwarden, Holland

Mata Hari Ornate Costume.jpg
Mata Hari
Margaretha Geertruida Zelle
1876 - 1917
Leeuwarden, Holland

mata Seven Veils 2.jpg
Mata Hari
Margaretha Geertruida Zelle
1876 - 1917
Leeuwarden, Holland

Ornate Egyptian 2.jpg

Pan and Psyche 1872-4.jpg

Seven Veils 3.jpg
Mata Hari
Margaretha Geertruida Zelle
1876 - 1917
Leeuwarden, Holland

Sunset at St. Charles Eragny 1891.jpg
Camille Pissarro
1830 - 1903
St. Thomas, Virgin Islands

The beauty and butterfly 1870.jpg
Ferdinand Keller
1842 - 1922
Karlsruhe, Germany

The Date Seller.jpg
Edwin Longsden Long
1829 - 1891
Bath, England

The Eastern Favorite.jpg
Edwin Longsden Long
1829 - 1891
Bath, England

The Kiss 1907
Gustave Klimt
1862 - 1918
Baumgarten, Austria

An Algerian and her Slave, 1862
tissier001.

Ange Tissier
1814 - 1876
Paris, France

Venus Jouant avec L'Amour.jpg

Water Carriers Of The Ganges
weeks003.jpg

Edwin Lord Weeks
1849-1903
Boston, USA

Two Nautch Girls, Sketch
weeks005.jpg

Edwin Lord Weeks
1849-1903
Boston, USA

Wheel of Fortune.jpg

Safie, One of the Three Ladies of Bagdad, 1900
wontner002.jpg

William Clarke Wontner
1857 - 1930
London, England

Egyptian Beauty
wontner003.jpg

William Clarke Wontner
1857 - 1930
London, England








*original post 8/4/08


  




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73 comments:

  1. Great collection !!!.... appreciate ur views...u hv a great soul...!!

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  2. great vission about the sick disciple of pain

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  3. Your perception has always been beyond ordinary sight.
    Thanks, Demian...

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  4. and you would wonder why it was entitled: Love's Labour Lost

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  5. I thank you for sharing your good taste

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  6. Isaid useless becouse is a painting. Sensuality means not only a sight, but smelling, touching... and so on :-) Is beautiful, anyway

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  7. Oh, I see... you have a point there..
    Sensuality evokes all 5 magic senses...

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  8. Pleasure is mine, Gary..
    I am glad you liked them...

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  9. So reminiscent of Claude Monet's art.... and something there of Van Gogh..

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  10. Exactly! At first glance I thought it was by Claude Monet since the piece looked very well as if it painted the effects of light with vibrant colors, rapid brushstrokes to depict sunrise... but then here, it were the tree and sunset as subjects...

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  11. I love the earth tones. I'm imagining I have a repro of this hung in my living room.

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  12. I have this in my collection of Gauguin's women...posted in my site when I was still new here in Multiply...last year. I am a Gauguin fan.

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  13. Oh, really? What is intriguing about Gauguin is how he labels his work-- like in this case, he coined it "Nevermore"... that alone sets your mind to thinking beyond what you see outright.

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  14. If I am to art-up the walls of my living room, I'd prefer some oil painting like this which lends true fidelity to nature and real life images. Take note of how the human body was depicted here-- finely painted musculature with true muscle maturity, human eyes relating to natural emotions of glee, greed and lust..

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  15. wow dear what a picture it is !!!!
    what do u feel after seeing this pic.
    its mind blowing
    plz send me such kind of article to me
    on my personal id...
    RAjeev........

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  16. It's good you liked this, Rajeev...
    What I feel...?
    Ohhh,,,, you couldn't even begin to imagine
    how a work of art like this could make me:

    feel being far up there in a heavenly garden
    unencumbered by clouds pollution and atmosphere

    think of ripples of cold stream water
    lapping gently
    on my barefeet
    summer breeze
    fanning my naked body
    deep euphoria
    no abandon
    to utopia.

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  17. oh dear u really makes me inocent by
    writing this kind of fentastic sentences..
    i really like to see u more deeply with ur
    heart ........u r really mind blowing......

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  18. oh dear u really makes me inocent by
    writing this kind of fentastic sentences..
    i really like to see u more deeply with ur
    heart ........u r really mind blowing......

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  19. What's astonishing is the soul-stirring effects
    these paintings have on the beholder :-)

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  20. REALLY NICE ART BEAUTIFUL THANK YOU FOR SHARING.
    JAMSHED

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  21. thanks fr all thos first class painting you have a good taste im my self arts lover i drew few paitings at t bast tell me whare can i by good clasical paintings that looks like original by the way yr name sound arabic which country u from u can amaill me on yaqobyaqob@windowslive.com pls thanks

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  22. You're welcome, Yaqob.
    It's good to know you
    also love these kind of paintings... :-)

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  23. wow ^^ YOUR PAGE IS SO BEAUTYFUL. WONDER FULL. Best Wishes Cham

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  24. Thank you, Cham.
    People like you inspire me a lot. :-)

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  25. there is nothing more pure and virginal than the shimmer of beauty in youth...

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  26. thanks again fr yr new colectiom i didnt here from u u for some time i hope yr happy and shining best regards

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  27. you're welcome...
    Yes, there had been
    days when there were
    no inputs from me--
    due to physical ailments.
    Thanks for viewing, Yaqob.

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  28. I didnt know that they showed breasts back then.

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  29. In the time of the Renaissance,
    painters like Michaelangelo
    appreciate and praise
    nude artistic paintings,
    simply because they
    focused on art and content
    and not on what the painting
    was trying to implicate.
    It was to show the beauty of
    the form, especially of
    the female body.
    A common example of a
    famous painting showing nudity
    is The Birth of Venus by Botticelli.
    It showed Venus in nude,
    yet its subject doesn't focus
    on the nude perspective but on Venus’ birth.

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  30. Szép - beautiful -bona - schön - etc..etc..

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  31. It is truly beautiful.
    My favorite of them all.

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  32. I can see why. Beautiful does not do it justice

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  33. I have had the pleasure of seeing this in all its glory when visiting Vienna some years ago,truly wonderous

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  34. My personal fave from this album. Thanks

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  35. Incredible, my cerebellum thanks you!

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  36. this could have been painted today, plus ca change...

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  37. Really? WOW...
    Gustav Klimt is a great
    favorite of mine...
    such expressionism
    and symbolism in his art,
    add to that that blasting
    feel of sensuality...

    The Kiss is a fascinating
    icon of the loss of self
    that lovers experience.
    Only the faces and hands
    of this couple are visible;
    all the rest is great swirl of gold, studded with colored rectangles
    as if to express visually the emotional and physical explosion
    of erotic love.


    Footnote:
    The Kiss represents:

    * That the shared gold shrouding and indeterminate background evokes the timelessness and union of selves that a kiss can engender.
    * That it represents how bright, beautiful, and golden everything is when you first kiss someone.
    * That the man is lost in the kiss (faceless and unidentifiable) while the woman is turning her head away and is aloof from the kiss.
    * That the female is succumbing to the male and experiencing a moment of sexual ecstasy.
    * That is a symbolic representation of the kiss of Apollo to Daphne at the moment she is transforming into a laurel tree (Ovid, The Metamorphosis).
    * The Kiss exemplifies a loss of self, reconciliation and unity that only lovers experience.
    * The couple stimulates opposing energies contributing to the connection. The man displays knowledge, black and white contrast, and binary information,
    as his energy towards the woman.
    The woman balances this by
    using her femininity, warmth, and decorous flowers as her energy towards the man.
    The woman is rooted in the ground, symbolizing her connection to "Mother Nature," which means
    its only normal that she connects as the image of flowers.
    Underneath the man pictures of rabbits are visible and are benefiting from Mother Nature's grass.

    This symbolism of balanced connection between the two parts is the essence of what love means.

    Some think that Klimt and his beloved companion Emilie Flöge modeled for the masterpiece...

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  38. Such soulful, melancholic eyes...
    Could this be a longing
    unfulfilled?

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  39. You're welcome.

    Two exotic professional
    dancing girls of India...

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  40. Yes...
    I love the details,
    the vivid true colors,
    the captured expression
    on the subject's face...

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  41. I will be visiting there soon, I am filled with excitement to be heading to the Himalayas and finding its source, I guarantee the above scene will still be taking place as it has done throughout time

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  42. No one then,
    could be half as blessed
    as you, D, for having this
    opportunity to explore
    and understand.
    Great adventure that'll be!

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  43. its the greatness of the artist to make a nude picture beautiful and not vulgur

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  44. even today she is not dead... her spirits r alive

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  45. Excellent, Better. Thank you for sharing.

    ~Manfred

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    1. Thank you, too,
      for viewing
      and commenting. M.

      It's all a pleasure for me
      to have the opportunity
      to share with you
      and with anyone
      who might be
      interested out there...

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