Love, Obsession, Life

As I witness many beginnings and many ends, I realize the continuous flow of life and the many loves and obsessions that come along with it. This is an attempt to catalogue the emotions that come with life and it's fleeting nature. To contain all of the many moments in time that continue to create my existence.
fleurdulys:

The Foam Sprite - Herbert James Draper
1895

fleurdulys:

The Foam Sprite - Herbert James Draper

1895

rjtyler:

BOUCHER, François
French painter (b. 1703, Paris, d. 1770, Paris)
Hercules and Omphale
1735
Oil on canvas, 90 x74 cm
Pushkin Museum, Moscow
The mythological story depicted in the painting is the following.
For murdering his friend Iphitus in a fit of madness Hercules was sold as a slave to Omphale, queen of Lydia, for three years (Apollodorus 2.6:3). But she soon alleviated his lot by making him her lover. While in her service he grew effeminate, wearing women’s clothes and adornments, and spinning yarn.
The subject, portraying one of the hero’s errors, inspired Boucher to paint one of the most audaciously erotic and best-executed canvases of the century - an agitated, brilliant composition full of wit and joyous verve, which Boucher would only rarely equal afterward.

rjtyler:

BOUCHER, François

French painter (b. 1703, Paris, d. 1770, Paris)

Hercules and Omphale

1735

Oil on canvas, 90 x74 cm

Pushkin Museum, Moscow

The mythological story depicted in the painting is the following.

For murdering his friend Iphitus in a fit of madness Hercules was sold as a slave to Omphale, queen of Lydia, for three years (Apollodorus 2.6:3). But she soon alleviated his lot by making him her lover. While in her service he grew effeminate, wearing women’s clothes and adornments, and spinning yarn.

The subject, portraying one of the hero’s errors, inspired Boucher to paint one of the most audaciously erotic and best-executed canvases of the century - an agitated, brilliant composition full of wit and joyous verve, which Boucher would only rarely equal afterward.


Pandora by Jules Joseph Lefebvre (1836-1911)
oil on canvas, 1882

Pandora by Jules Joseph Lefebvre (1836-1911)

oil on canvas, 1882

(Source: paintingses)

c0ssette:

The nymphaeum (detail) William Bouguereau.

c0ssette:

The nymphaeum (detail) William Bouguereau.

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A Busy Bazaar - Albert Janesch
20th century

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A Busy Bazaar - Albert Janesch

20th century

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House with Shingle Roof - Egon Schiele
1915

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House with Shingle Roof - Egon Schiele

1915