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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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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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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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