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thegetty:

Drab or dynamic?

This orange-brown colored tapestry was so in fashion in the late 17th century wealthy patrons ordered matching furniture upholstery to complement this unusual shade.

The shade became known as tabac d’Espagne, or Spanish tobacco.

Tapestry: The Offering to Bacchus from The Grotesque Series, about 1690 - 1730, Beauvais Tapestry Manufactory. J. Paul Getty Museum.

kimmariesembroidery:

Some great quilt work from Таисия Зотова (Taisia Zotova)

(via jbe200quilts)

itscolossal:

Clouds Cast Thousand-Mile Shadows into Space When Viewed Aboard the International Space Station

likeafieldmouse:

Rooms with a View 

This exhibition focuses on a subject treasured by the Romantics: the view through an open window. German, French, Danish, and Russian artists first took up the theme in the second decade of the nineteenth century.

Juxtaposing near and far, the window is a metaphor for unfulfilled longing. Painters distilled this feeling in pictures of hushed, spare rooms with contemplative figures; studios with artists at work; and open windows as the sole motif. As the exhibition reveals, these pictures may shift markedly in tone, yet they share a distinct absence of the anecdote and narrative that characterized earlier genre painting.”

1. Peter Ilsted

2. Carl Holsøe

3. Léon Cogniet

4. Wilhelm Bendz

5. Alfred Broge

6. Caspar David Friedrich

7. Georg Friedrich Kersting

8. Jacobus Vrel

9. Johann Erdmann Hummel

10. Vilhelm Hammershøi

mothgirlwings:

"Peter Pan" (1953)

(Source: subtubitles, via fuckyeahyoga)

housebuiltbyghosts:

fer1972:

The Textile Moths of Yumi Okita

i fucking hate butterflies and moths but also love them

(via hifructosemag)