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The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Photo 2018-02-25 16:29
Cecilia Beaux’s two-year-old niece and favorite model, Ernesta Drinker (1892–1981), clutches the hand of her nurse, Mattie, whose figure is boldly cropped at the waist. The radical composition and free brushwork reflect Beaux’s appreciation of paintings by Édouard Manet and Edgar Degas. Moving at her toddler’s pace across a wide expanse of polished floor, Ernesta is a spiritual descendant of Diego Velázquez’s royal children, simultaneously dignified and vulnerable. Mattie’s hand serves as a universal symbol of protection and security, and the large expanse of her apron sets the scale for the child’s diminutive figure. http://met.org/2oqpWb0 Featured Artwork of the day: Cecilia Beaux (American, 1855-1942) | Ernesta (Child with Nurse) | 1894
National Gallery Photo 2018-02-25 12:43
Dame Myra Hess was born #OnThisDay in 1890. A British pianist, Hess became famous for her lunchtime concerts that she organised here at the Gallery, during the Second World War. From October 1939 there were daily performances from Monday to Friday, every week of the year and even during the Blitz: http://bit.ly/2sIsWUP Myra Hess's aim was to make classical music available to all and her concerts were a roaring success – long queues always formed outside the Gallery in Trafalgar Square. The concerts did much to boost the morale of Londoners at a time of 'cultural black-out' and were attended by a total of 750,000 people over six and a half years. Find out more about her extraordinary life here: http://bit.ly/2sJk0P8
Middle East Fine Arts Photo 2018-02-25 08:40
I could not find the artist name to give credits. :(
American Museum of Natural History Photo 2018-02-25 01:02
Most people know about bioluminescence in fireflies—but this ability to generate light through a chemical reaction is also found in bacteria, fungi, and in organisms throughout the ocean, where at certain depths, nearly all living things glow. Different species use these biological lights in a variety of ways, including camouflage, communication, and hunting. Want an idea of what it’s like to swim among these flashy sea critters? Stop by the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life tomorrow for the Milstein Science Series, featuring blacklight puppet performances at 11 am and 4 pm. More info: https://goo.gl/mnYTwj Photo: Gert-Jan Mes
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Photo 2018-02-25 00:28
Winslow Homer was born this day in 1836. here, the shimmering sunlight and steamy atmosphere are achieved through the speed of application of wet on wet washes, exploitation of the white paper reserve, and the judicious sponging of wet pigment. http://met.org/2ENrOoL Winslow Homer (American 1836–1910) | Fishing Boats, Key West | 1903
Pure spirit Photo 2018-02-24 23:06
Tate Photo 2018-02-24 19:57
These chilly days are making us daydream of laidback, warm summer picnics. James Tissot's Holyday c.1876 is currently on display in The EY Exhibition: Impressionists in London, French Artists in Exile (1870 – 1904) until 7 May 2018 https://goo.gl/69RYSy
National Gallery Photo 2018-02-24 15:25
Psychological drama, vivid colours, and most importantly a convex mirror. Learn about the inspirations behind the Pre-Raphaelite movement at 'Reflections: Van Eyck and the Pre-Raphaelites', on until 2 April: http://bit.ly/2uSO363 The original model portrayed in William Holman Hunt's 'Il Dolce Far Niente' was Annie Miller, whom Hunt planned to wed, but after the engagement was broken off he substituted the face of Fanny Waugh, whom he married in 1865.