National Gallery Photo 2018-01-22 10:14
Stand before Gerhard Richter's intriguing black and white painting, 'Helga Matura and her Fiancé' in 'Monochrome: Painting in Black and White', closing on 18 February: http://bit.ly/2gn6afj The work of Richter is characterised by its focus on the process of painting itself. While his point of departure was often, as in this early ‘photo-painting’, a figurative motif, Richter distanced himself from his subject by blurring the painting with a wooden stick or a squeegee.
American Museum of Natural History Photo 2018-01-22 02:25
A regenerating worm that makes a home inside your body? It sounds like a nightmare—but tapeworms live in the digestive tracts of vertebrates, including humans, where they feed on the host’s food. The worm’s body consists of segments called proglottids. Older segments move inexorably toward the worm’s tail as new ones are constantly generated at the worm’s head. Proglottids at the tail break off and are excreted, but with new ones ready to take their place, the worm just carries on.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Photo 2018-01-22 00:45
Happy National Hugging Day! This flirtatious duo in classicizing dress is considered Pierre-Auguste Cot's greatest success as it was widely admired and copied in engravings, fans, porcelains, and tapestries. http://met.org/2DxnUi2 Pierre-Auguste Cot (French, 1837-1883) | Springtime | 1873
National Gallery of Art Photo 2018-01-21 17:18
If you could add one thing to this table, what would it be? Charles Sheeler, "Interior," 1940, tempera over graphite on prepared composition board, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of Herbert A. Goldstone
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Photo 2018-01-21 16:00
Happy birthday to artist Jeff Koons! Did you know that his monumental 43-foot-tall topiary sculpture of a West Highland terrier has stood guard at the Museo Guggenheim Bilbao since 1997? “Puppy” is a living work of art that includes marigolds, begonias, and petunias. Koons designed the artwork to create optimism and instill, in his own words, “confidence and security.” Learn more: http://gu.gg/yp4N30hRAKY … Photo: David Heald
Gun of the Day - NRA Museums 2018-01-21 14:00
GUN OF THE DAY - Miniature Colt Walker Revolver Next to this diminutive percussion Colt is a U.S. dime coin. The actual full size Walker was itself at one point in history the most powerful handgun in the world, but our 47% scale version might possibly be considered adequate for hunting cockroaches at close range. The U.S. Historical Society had this special edition made, perhaps for collectors running out of space. The original Walker revolver was .44 caliber and was made circa 1847. #NRAmuseums #GunOfTheDay #guns #mini
Van Gogh Museum Photo 2018-01-21 14:00
'In my view prints like these together form a kind of Bible for an artist, in which he reads now and again to get into a mood.' Vincent van Gogh to Anthon van Rappard from The Hague, (1883) Paul Renouard, Detail of Beggars on New Year’s Day, Le Monde Illustré 26 (7 January 1882) http://vangogh.com/NdEV30hygmg
National Gallery Photo 2018-01-21 12:09
Francesco Botticini's 'The Assumption of the Virgin', was probably painted about 1475-6, and can be seen in Room 57. This work served as the altarpiece in the burial chapel in S. Pier Maggiore, Florence, of Matteo Palmieri, a civil servant, depicted kneeling on the left. Discover more behind the story of this painting here: http://bit.ly/2DkxZPf