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Art of the Day – 03/15/17 (New Planet, Konstantin Yuon)

Daily Artwork — “New Planet (Новая планета), Konstantin Yuon, 1921”

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1921 — New Planet (Новая планета).  Tempera on cardboard. Symbolism style. Konstantin Yuon (1875-1958). Tretyakov State Gallery, Moscow, Russia.

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Posted by on March 15, 2017 in Daily Art

 

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The Meaning Behind Famous Symbols — Infographic

The Meaning Behind Famous Symbols

We see symbols everywhere, and they have a language and meaning all their own.  From the more established (and famous) as shown below, to the emojis of today, we use symbols all the time to convey messages in a simple, concise way.  But where did some of these long-established and well-known symbols originate and what do they really mean?  [VIA]

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Posted by on March 14, 2017 in Infographics

 

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Art of the Day – 01/06/17 (Variations in Blue and Green, James McNeill Whistler)

Daily Artwork — “Variations in Blue and Green, James McNeill Whistler, 1868”

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1868 — Variations in Blue and Green.  Oil on Millboard.  Symbolism style.  James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903).  Freer Gallery of Art, Washington DC, USA.
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Posted by on January 6, 2017 in Daily Art

 

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Artwork of the Day – 01/05/17 (Dissonance, Franz Stuck)

Daily Artwork — “Dissonance, Franz Stuck, 1910”

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1910 — Dissonance.  Oil paint on panel.  Symbolism style. Franz Stuck (1863-1928), Museum Villa Stuck, Munich, Germany.
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Posted by on January 5, 2017 in Daily Art

 

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Artwork of the Day – 12/01/16 (American Progress, John Gast)

Daily Artwork — “American Progress, John Gast, 1873”

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One of the most important and known pieces of American art, this painting it also known as:  Westward the Course of Destiny, Westward ho!, or Manifest Destiny.  It is rich in American symbolism at a time when westward expansion was at its height and there was a renewing sense of optimism in the nation following the Civil War.

1873 — American Progress.  Oil on Canvas.  Symbolism style. John Gast (1842-1896). Autry Museum of the American West, Los Angeles, California, USA .
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Posted by on December 1, 2016 in Daily Art

 

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Artwork of the Day – 11/12/15 (Regalia, Edward Wadsworth)

Daily Artwork — “Regalia, Edward Wadsworth, 1928”

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1928– Regalia. Tempera and oil paint on canvas. Surrealism style. Edward Wadsworth (1889-1949). Tate Gallery, London, UK.
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Posted by on November 12, 2015 in Daily Art

 

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Artwork of the Day – 11/4/15 (Vox Angelica, Max Ernst)

Daily Artwork — “Vox Angelica, Max Ernst, 1945”

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1945– Vox AngelicaOil on Canvas. Surrealism style, Symbolic painting genre. Max Ernst (1891-1976 ). Private collection
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Posted by on November 4, 2015 in Daily Art

 

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Art of the Day – 5/6/14 (Not to be Reproduced, Rene Magritte)

Daily Artwork — “Not to be Reproduced, Rene Magritte, 1937”

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1937 — Not to be Reproduced. Oil on Canvas. Surrealism style. Rene Magritte (1898 – 1967). Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands.

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Posted by on May 6, 2014 in Daily Art

 

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Art of the Day – 3/4/14 (Car Clothing (Clothed Automobile), Salvador Dali)

Daily Artwork — “Car Clothing (Clothed Automobile), Salvador Dali, 1941”

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1941 — Car Clothing (Clothed Automobile). Oil on Canvas. Surrealism style. Salvador Dali (1904 – 1989).

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Posted by on March 4, 2014 in Daily Art

 

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Flowers and What they Symbolize – Infographic

Flowers and What They Symbolize

Just about everyone I know loves flowers, especially my wife and mom.  I can never fail with that gift.  However, I never really thought about the meaning of some of the various flowers that are available in bouquets.  Like many things, different flowers convey different meanings, whether on their own, or as part of a bouquet or, as I learned are meant for specific family members over others.  Today’s infographic helps break down these meanings and the symbolism of flowers. [VIA]

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Posted by on September 11, 2013 in Infographics

 

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