You could easily miss this confection of a building in midtown New York. But it's well worth seeking out. Alwyn Court was one of the first apartment buildings in the city, as rich folk started switching from mansions - downgrading, if you will - to 12-roomed apartments or a 24-room penthouse at the Alwyn. Built in about 1908, what makes this Renaissance-style building so special is that it is entirely covered in ornate terra cotta. It stands 12 stories high and has a courtyard inside. #architecture#architectureporn#newyork#apartmentliving#apartment#terracotta#renaissance#history
A Peasant Amongst Royalty
IT'S A GET TO KNOW ME POST!
As most of you know, I have created my Mermaid Ginger, The Koi Queen, character 5 years ago with a very royal-like attitude in my style and designs.
Though I may be "The Koi Queen", I am only Queen of my tiny little Koi Pond.
In human life, this is what I look like almost every single day.
Yes... I look like a peasant pirate.
This is the real me.
I wear this outfit a lot and you'll rarely see me in much else unless an occasion to dress up or dress down for working on projects.
When I toured the cities of France and Belgium, I felt immersed in my element.
I felt at home.
I don't want to live in a modern world.
I'm much more appreciative of the tiny little things than my extravagant social media and career life make me out to be.
I enjoy the extraordinary and the extravagantly simple in ways I feel are lost to modern society.
My mermaid character is the extraordinary and my peasant pirate life is the extravagantly simple.
The two sides of the spectrum these characters lay upon teetertotters a little but if you know me well, you know I like to have outlandish amounts of fun and can make a good time out of the mundane.
Happiness to me is living in the moment with sights on soon compled achievements.
As long as I'm moving forward or planning the next step productively, I'm one happy fish.
Okay so, who read all this say Aye!
Follow me @mermaid_ginger for more mermaid photos, pirate plunder and magical adventures!
Portrait of a Woman with a Book of Music,c.140-45. Oil on panel. 103.2 × 80.3 cm. The J. Paul Getty Museum, LA (USA), Francesco Ubertini –Il Bacchiacca (Florence 1494 – Florence, 1557). Questa vertù d'amor che m'ha disfatto
Da' vostri occhi gentil presta si mosse:
un dardo mi gittò dentro dal fianco. (Guido Cavalcanti c.1251-1300)
As an eclectic painter, he borrowed influences from different sources –the mannerist Jacopo Pontorno, M. Raimondi or an artist like Albrecht Dürer– adding to all of them what he learned from his lessons with Perugino.
A great painter with a superb, controlled use of his color in his palette, and, thanks to his co-operation with Pontormo at the beginning of the 20s on painted bedroom decorations, he acquired a new focus on crowded surfaces and the kind of subjective space more typical of the Mannerism style. Yet, later in his life (around 1540s) he would return to more classicizing models such as those presented by the great Michelangelo.
An elegant woman of the Florentine aristocracy or merchant elite is depicted holding a music book that she seems to be reading, though at the moment of the painting she is staring at the viewer with a serene, natural, and astoundingly beautiful look with perfect facial features that makes us think of her as an example of natural beauty portraiture of the mid 40s in the Florentine mannerist style, and by extension, the whole of Tuscany.
His magnificent drawing and execution of the intricate clothing shows us what a great and acute painter, focused on detailed execution of textiles, Bacchiacca was. Cosimo de’ Medici had already appreciated his great skill in painting exquisite details –as those shown in the tablecloth–when he commissioned Bacchiacca with the painting of a few “birds” for his study at the Palazzo Vecchio. Dissonance of colour is here present –following the mannierist mode so often found in the Florence of the time– in the juxtaposition of the greenish colour so close to the pinkish dress of the unknown lady (perhaps a member of the Frescobaldi family?) Jesús Lorenzo Vieites
DANAERYS TARGARYEN AND DROGON
When I painted this was thinking about a conversation I had with my friend. We're both artists and we both love our craft.
We both hope to pursue our craft as a living. More than just surviving , we aim to thrive.
But we are also beset by the realities of life. Financial woes and even our responsibilities to our own families. I realise that this has become a more common topic as we slowly inch our way into our 30s and I decided , rather than sweep it under the carpet of ignorance, I want to talk about it, and deal with it .
Weigh all the options.i realise that if we are to do what we love.it goes without saying we have to work hard at it. But more than hard work, We have to be good at what we do. Damn good at it.
And it is here that I realise finally that,as artists we do not have the luxury of saying "WE'RE NOT INSPIRED,therefore we don't work , or can't produce good works". Personally, I decided to be more aware of what inspires me , excites me, arouses me and moves me. And constantly and consistently SURROUND MYSELF with these things.
And work small and work fast.
Which brings me to DANAERYS.
I always liked Renaissance paintings, the mood and the lighting, and beyond that the moment of the story , and I thought why not? Try to paint something personal and exciting to you in a style that YOU FEEL moves you.
I've also been listening to alot of TARGAYEN history especially the civil war between the REDS AND GREENS.
But perhaps that's for another. Day. I decided to paint Dany as she is more popular.
This took me 3 seatings , 5 hours each.
I intend to shorten the time by the nect piece of #aceface#DANAERYSTARGARYEN#GOT#DROGON#DRAGON#DREAMS#GOALS#INSPIRATION#LUXURY#RENAISSANCE#CLASSIC#OILPAINTING#GRRMARTIN#TARGARYEN#DANCEOF DRAGONS
Love this renaissance Maria Magdalena by Carlo Crivelli from @rijksmuseum Amsterdam.
It was one of the first paintings that inspired me to study fashion design when I was 18 years old and I had just arrived in the Netherlands! I think it was because the glamour, elegance and details on her clothes, hair and the pose of her hand so graceful impressed me a lot!
Thank you very much @susan_holloway_scott_author
for sharing this beautiful picture that I tried to find many times and I couldn't because I didn't remember the name of the painting and the author's❤️🌹#inspirational#oilpainting#carlocrivelli#rijksmuseum#mariamagdalena#beautiful#beautifulart#perfection#renaissance#italiarenaissance
Chilling on the bench outside Cosimo de Medici’s palace in Florence. Began the Medici dynasty in the 15th century. One of the most powerful families in history and the worlds first international banking cartel. Bankrolled the Vatican, European wars of conquest, helped kickstart the renaissance, were patrons of Michaelangelo and da Vinci, and had their private art collection become the worlds first public—and still one of the greatest—museums in the world—the Uffizi. #demedici#godsbankers#power#florence#renaissance#history#medici#gangsters#firenze#duomo#uffizi#badmotherfuckers
Уезжаю играть Штормовую леди, надеюсь привезти красивые истории о победах. Но предвкушаю дожди, грязь, смерть всего чистого и прекрасного, что будет соприкасается с окружающей действительностью ("пол - это лужа"). Привет, маршрутка кутежа, полигон, на котором встревают танки, и безудержный мокрый строяк. Целый год этого ждала. Прям мое любимое #штормовоепредупреждение . С грозой.
Ваша #dramaqueen ♠💛
2018 @lonelyplanet #mustvisits lists the Flanders’ unofficial capital - #Antwerp is laden with historic riches and home to world-class arts and designs and diamonds for sure. I visited this #wonderfulcity in June 2017 and was awestruck by the city's architectural showstoppers. I felt Antwerp’s residents just need an excuse to unleash their creativity.
Picture 1- I am standing in front of the most innovative architecture in Antwerp - The new Port House - an amalgamation of bygone and modern. This building repurposes, renovates and extends a derelict fire station into the new headquarters for the port.
Picture 2 - I had to meet my friend @anweshadutt who is settled in Ghent and I had already been to the town earlier. In order to make the meet interesting and also to see the Port House we both chose Antwerp and met late afternoon. Just a long walk from the beautiful station via Grote market, through the city alleys and square to the Port house and back.. that's how we met after school and made this met memorable.
Picture 3 - It's home to baroque superstar Flemish artist Sir Peter Paul Rubens and the city proudly displays his works at numerous places.
Picture 4 -9 - Antwerp thus is synonymous with #cobbledlanes and #quaintarchitecture .You have everything here - from #Gothic to #Renaissance and #Modernism . We see architectural specimens from every era, period and style. ________________________________
Picture 10 - The story of the young boy Nello and his dog Patrasche is famous all over the world and that's set in Antwerp. They are main characters in the 1872 novel A Dog of Flanders. Nello, a poor orphan boy, becomes friends with Patrasche, an abandoned cart dog. They walk to town together every day. They often visit the cathedral, where Nello admires the paintings by Rubens. Due to a series of setbacks, the lives of Nello and Patrasche end in that same cathedral. They die together from hardship. This atypical Christmas story holds a message of pride and unconditional friendship.
From a mischievous yet an intelligent child,
An atheistic and highly intellectual teenager,
A vivacious Freedom fighter and Journalist,
To the man who became a true renunciate
Attaining the Highest Truth, leading a global spiritual Renaissance,
A Master of Vedanta, a Guru to Millions
He lives on in our hearts as Sat-Chit-Ananda.
Chinmayakatha - A Transforming Story of An Inspiring Journey.
Currently, we are in the midst of this beautiful tale. Keep reading as we now move into the next phase of His life.
This Landscape with St Christopher is an oil on copper painting by the Italian Baroque painter Orazio Gentileschi, dated to 1610.
Orazio Lomi Gentileschi was an Italian painter. Born in Tuscany, he began his career in Rome, painting in a Mannerist style, much of his work consisting of painting the figures within the decorative schemes of other artists. After 1600, he came under the influence of the more naturalistic style of Caravaggio. He received important commissions in Fabriano and Genoa before moving to Paris to the court of Marie de Medici. He spent the last part of his life at the court of Charles I of England. He was the father of the painter Artemisia Gentileschi.
💔 You know what is deeply sad about this? What tourists may not know is that they are inadvertently promoting the vicious abuse of horses who are literally getting worked to death on their behalf. I personally keep witnessing how tired these horses (not inly in Kraków, in NYC as well and other places) get throughout the day, resting on one or another leg... #animalabuse must be stopped.