A bit of everything....from classical to modern art, from well-known to unknown artists...anything that catches my attention.
Reblogged from vintagegal
"I used to think I was the strangest person in the world but then I thought there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do. I would imagine her, and imagine that she must be out there thinking of me, too. Well, I hope that if you are out there and read this and know that, yes, it’s true I’m here, and I’m just as strange as you." - Frida Kahlo
Reblogged from architecture-and-culture
The Musée des Beaux-Arts in Bordeaux bought this beautiful painting in 1805, under the assumption that it was by Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun, who had returned from a long exile a few years earlier and was very much in demand all over Europe. It is meanwhile attributed to Alexander Roslin instead. When and how this change occurred, I could not find out, but since the painting was engraved in copper, and Madame Lebrun continued to live for quite a while, it is not impossible that she herself cleared the error. Additionally, it was re-labeled from a somewhat impobable Hebe to a more plausible Flora. There’s a lot of guesswork in art history.