Part of the studio, 1887, Musée du Louvre
Georges Seurat
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Part of the studio, 1887, Musée du Louvre

Georges Seurat

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Mercury (Hermes)
Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 30–40
Overall: 72cm (28 3/8in.)
Marble (probably from the Greek island of Paros)
Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 145; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 111 (additional published references).
ACCESSION NUMBER 95.67, Museum of Fine Art, Boston


From the Museum of Fine Art:  ”An under life size nude; the wings in his hair, now broken off, indicate he is Mercury (Hermes), the messenger of the gods and conductor of souls to the Underworld. This work is a fleshier, Roman interpretation of the style of the Greek sculptor Polykleitos. 

It has been recently suggested that the Hermes/Mercury stood in the facade of the amphitheater of Capua, placed there during a renovation probably dating to the reign of Antoninus Pius.

A hard, calcareous deposit partly covers the front of the body; this has been removed from the face, neck, and parts of the chest by means of acid, corroding and discoloring portions of the surface.  Scientific Analysis:  Harvard Lab No. HI357: Isotope ratios - delta13C +4.92 / delta18O -3.37, Attribution - Paros 1.”


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Mercury (Hermes)

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 30–40

Overall: 72cm (28 3/8in.)

Marble (probably from the Greek island of Paros)

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 145; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 111 (additional published references).

ACCESSION NUMBER 95.67, Museum of Fine Art, Boston

From the Museum of Fine Art:  ”An under life size nude; the wings in his hair, now broken off, indicate he is Mercury (Hermes), the messenger of the gods and conductor of souls to the Underworld. This work is a fleshier, Roman interpretation of the style of the Greek sculptor Polykleitos. 

It has been recently suggested that the Hermes/Mercury stood in the facade of the amphitheater of Capua, placed there during a renovation probably dating to the reign of Antoninus Pius.

A hard, calcareous deposit partly covers the front of the body; this has been removed from the face, neck, and parts of the chest by means of acid, corroding and discoloring portions of the surface.  Scientific Analysis:  Harvard Lab No. HI357: Isotope ratios - delta13C +4.92 / delta18O -3.37, Attribution - Paros 1.”

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Photos from the series Drawn By Light
David Prifti
Photo emulsion image on metal 


Artist statement via The Griffin Museum:  ” … David Prifti once wrote that is was his desire to explore his life through the things that shaped his life. These formative elements were his relationships, his memories, his sense of family, rites of passage, aging and death. The creative process that led to all of his photographs was indirectly a very personal journey for him.” Read more from the Griffin Museum about his work and life HERE.  Images from Huffington Post and Iconology 

Photos from the series Drawn By Light

David Prifti

Photo emulsion image on metal 

Artist statement via The Griffin Museum:  ” … David Prifti once wrote that is was his desire to explore his life through the things that shaped his life. These formative elements were his relationships, his memories, his sense of family, rites of passage, aging and death. The creative process that led to all of his photographs was indirectly a very personal journey for him.” Read more from the Griffin Museum about his work and life HERE.  Images from Huffington Post and Iconology 

Marilyn Monroe and Little Dancer of Fourteen Years - Edgar Degas (via:  cultura.elpais.com)

June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962 

Marilyn Monroe and Little Dancer of Fourteen Years - Edgar Degas (via:  cultura.elpais.com)

June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962 

"She was a girl who knew how to be happy even when she was sad. And that’s important—you know."
~Marilyn Monroe, June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962
  Image: fan pop

"She was a girl who knew how to be happy even when she was sad. And that’s important—you know."

~Marilyn Monroe, June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962

  Image: fan pop

Beats in NYC (1959) - Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac & Friends  (via: youtube |  oddballfilmvideo)

Silent 16mm film of Beat writers Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg, as well as Lucien Carr and his wife Francesca and their three sons, Simon, Caleb and Ethan, and Mary Frank and her children Pablo and Andrea. Shot in the East Village neighborhood of New York in the summer of 1959 at the Harmony Bar & Restaurant at E 9th Street and 3rd Avenue

Isle of Shoals, Moonlight,  1890, Fitchburg Art Museum
Frederick Childe Hassam
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Isle of Shoals, Moonlight,  1890, Fitchburg Art Museum

Frederick Childe Hassam

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Lower Fifth Avenue, 1890, Private Collection
Frederick Childe Hassam
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Lower Fifth Avenue, 1890, Private Collection

Frederick Childe Hassam

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Boston Common, 1886-91, Private Collection
Frederick Childe Hassam
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Boston Common, 1886-91, Private Collection

Frederick Childe Hassam

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Along the Seine, 1887, Dallas Museum of Art
Frederick Childe Hassam
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Along the Seine, 1887, Dallas Museum of Art

Frederick Childe Hassam

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Peach Blossoms - Villiers-le-Bel, 1887-89, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Frederick Childe Hassam
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Peach Blossoms - Villiers-le-Bel, 1887-89, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Frederick Childe Hassam

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Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, 1888, Detroit Institute of the Arts
Frederick Childe Hassam
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Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, 1888, Detroit Institute of the Arts

Frederick Childe Hassam

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A City Fairyland, 1886, Private Collection
Frederick Childe Hassam
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A City Fairyland, 1886, Private Collection

Frederick Childe Hassam

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Gateway at Canterbury, 1889,  Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Frederick Childe Hassam
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Gateway at Canterbury, 1889,  Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Frederick Childe Hassam

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Columbus Avenue, Rainy Day, 1885, Worcester Art Museum
Frederick Childe Hassam
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Columbus Avenue, Rainy Day, 1885, Worcester Art Museum

Frederick Childe Hassam

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