“Art is the only serious thing in the world. And the artist is the only person who is never serious.” -Oscar Wilde
14:21 fontan-elle:

Julius Kronberg (1850-1921)Sappho, 1913
14:21 fleurdulys:

Parnassus Interchange - James Gleeson
14:20 antitacta:

Calendar of the Shepherds, circa 1490.
14:14 sakrogoat:

Jean-Honore Fragonard - Coresus Sacrificing Himself to Save Callirhoe
14:14 theraccolta:

Madonna Enthroned with Sts. Matthew, Francis and John the Baptist - Annibale Carracci (1560–1609)
14:14 cimmerianweathers:

Portrait of Two Young Women, Henri-François Riesener, 1800s. Oil on canvas.
14:14 lordozner:

Anton Van Dyck, portrait of Paolina Adorno, 1627
14:14 vivelareine:

The Golden Age by Jean-Baptiste Joseph Pater, 18th century.
[credit: Metropolitan Museum of Art]
14:14 lionofchaeronea:

Returning from the Fields, Jules Breton, 1871
14:12 jaded-mandarin:

James Doyle Penrose. Detail from Iduna, Daughter of Svald, 19th Century.