Asuka Ishii   Online Gallery  (via: tsura.diandian.com/post/2012-12-08)


Woman With a Monkey (study for La Grande Jatte) , 1884, Smith College Museum of Art
Georges Seurat 
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Woman With a Monkey (study for La Grande Jatte) , 1884, Smith College Museum of Art

Georges Seurat 

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The Gardener
Georges Seurat 
(French, Paris 1859–1891 Paris) 
1882–83
Credit Line: Bequest of Miss Adelaide Milton de Groot (1876–1967), 1967
Accession Number: 67.187.102
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The Gardener

Georges Seurat 

(French, Paris 1859–1891 Paris) 

1882–83

Credit Line: Bequest of Miss Adelaide Milton de Groot (1876–1967), 1967

Accession Number: 67.187.102

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Riverman, 1884, Yale University Art Gallery
Georges Seurat
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Riverman, 1884, Yale University Art Gallery

Georges Seurat

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End of the Jetty, Honfleur, 1886, Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller  
Georges Seurat
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End of the Jetty, Honfleur, 1886, Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller  

Georges Seurat

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Hospice and Lighthouse, Honfleur, 1886, Chester Beatty, Dublin  
Georges Seurat
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Hospice and Lighthouse, Honfleur, 1886, Chester Beatty, Dublin  

Georges Seurat

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The Harbour and the Quays at Port-en-Bessin,1888, Minneapolis Institute of Arts  
Georges Seurat
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The Harbour and the Quays at Port-en-Bessin,1888, Minneapolis Institute of Arts  

Georges Seurat

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The Port of Honfleur, 1886, Private Collection
Georges Seurat
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The Port of Honfleur, 1886, Private Collection

Georges Seurat

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The Lighthouse at Honfleur
Georges Seurat (French, Paris 1859–1891 Paris)
1886
Conté crayon heightened with gouache on laid paper
Credit Line: Robert Lehman Collection, 1975, Accession Number: 1975.1.705

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The Lighthouse at Honfleur

Georges Seurat (French, Paris 1859–1891 Paris)

1886

Conté crayon heightened with gouache on laid paper

Credit Line: Robert Lehman Collection, 1975, Accession Number: 1975.1.705

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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