This cuneiform tablet from Mesopotamia shows four lines of text written by a student – perhaps a proverb – with a teacher or parent’s writing on the back for them to c...
This 2,000-year-old Roman sculpture is based on an ancient Greek original...
This gold aureus coin from AD 40 was found as part of a hoard in southern India. Roman trading networks were ...
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The making of "One Hand Clapping"—artist Duan Jianyu painted on site during the installation period to present two sets of sculptural work of cast bronze carrots and baskets. Visitors can find the sculptures on both floors (5 and 7) of the exhibition. The artist was drawn to the anthropomorphic characteristics of carrots (which actually exist in real life as a result of genetic modification), and the implications of humans’ relationship to nature. Learn more: https://gu.gg/2KwvPgz
MoMA The Museum of Modern Art Photo 2018-05-24 16:05
Adrian Piper's “Self-Portrait as a Nice White Lady” (1995). Now on view in our #AdrianPiper exhibition. mo.ma/adrianpiper ... [Artwork: Oil crayon on black-and-white photograph. The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; Museum purchase made possible by a gift from Barbara Karp Shuster, New York. © Adrian Piper Research Archive Foundation Berlin]
Middle East Fine Arts Photo 2018-05-24 14:28
Palestinians farmers who forced out from their villages by israelie terrorism in 1948. The 1948 Palestinian exodus (it was not exodus as the wikipedia stated but it was a terrorism act ─ by Hagana and other sionest groups ─, also known as the Nakba (Arabic: النكبة, al-Nakbah, literally "disaster", "catastrophe", or "cataclysm"), occurred when more than 700,000 Palestinian Arabs fled or were expelled from their homes, during the 1948 Palestine war. Between 400 and 600 Palestinian villages were sacked during the war, while urban Palestine was almost entirely extinguished. The term "nakba" also refers to the period of war itself and events affecting Palestinians from December 1947 to January 1949.
Van Gogh Museum is in 阿爾勒. - Van Gogh Museum 2018-05-24 14:13
‘I’ve been very, very well these last few days; in the long run I believe that I’ll belong to these parts in all respects.’ Discover more #VanGoghBlossoms: http://vangogh.com/sf7W30jvsUZ Orchards in Blossom, View of Arles, Vincent van Gogh (1889)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Photo 2018-05-24 14:05
Claude Monet painted six views of the Parc Monceau: three in 1876 and three in 1878. In this canvas, the disposition of light and shade in the foreground, the patterns of the leaves, and the broad contours beginning to develop in areas of strong contrast suggest that Monet had already begun to experiment with the boldly two-dimensional motifs that would characterize his work of the 1880s and 1890s. https://met.org/2GJJ76b Featured Artwork of the Day: Claude Monet (French, 1840–1926) | The Parc Monceau | 1878
National Gallery Photo 2018-05-24 14:03
Goya's admiration for the Duke of Wellington is apparent from the liveliness and sympathy of his three portraits of the Duke. This portrait was first painted after Wellington's entry into Madrid, and modified two years later after he received further honours. Admire the medals and the man in Room 39: http://bit.ly/2rla1M5 Have you read our #BookoftheMonth for May? With more than 60 outstanding portraits, including drawings and miniatures, discover more of Goya’s technical and stylistic achievements here for only £25: http://bit.ly/2EenOZd
Gun of the Day - NRA Museums 2018-05-24 13:01
GUN OF THE DAY - Purdey Shotgun Set We like to give our Facebook followers a little bit extra some days and with this pair of engraved Purdey guns, we know we've succeeded. Each of these two smoothbores has an extra set of barrels, giving each one a choice of 26 inch or 28 inch barrels. Master engraver Ken Hunt embellished both guns with his golden touch and both of these single-trigger masterpieces reside in their original case. Bore: 12 gauge Production Date: circa 1974 #NRAmuseums #GunOfTheDay #guns #shotgun
British Museum Photo 2018-05-24 12:38
This bold emblem for Banque Misr (Bank of Egypt) was made around 1960. It depicts Cleopatra, the last pharaoh of Egypt, with lotus flowers – symbols of rebirth. The bank was established in 1920 as the first bank owned and managed by Egyptians. It was founded after the 1919 Revolution against British occupation and is still in business today. Recently acquired objects ranging from emblems and everyday items to music records and contemporary art feature in our new free display. The show explores the connections between ancient imagery and the construction of modern identity in 20th-century Egypt. http://ow.ly/fcvD30k9Y5R These acquisitions are part of a project to collect objects related to modern Egyptian culture. Two collections have been created – one will be curated at the British Museum, the other will be donated to an institution in Egypt for displays there. The Asahi Shimbun Display ‘The past is present: becoming Egyptian in the 20th century’ is supported by the Asahi Shimbun.