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omgthatdress:

Bathing Suits
1900s
The Kyoto Costume Institute

omgthatdress:

Bathing Suits

1900s

The Kyoto Costume Institute

omgthatdress:

Dress
1770s
The Philadelphia Museum of Art

omgthatdress:

Dress

1770s

The Philadelphia Museum of Art

omgthatdress:

Robe à la Française
1775
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art

omgthatdress:

Robe à la Française

1775

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art

fripperiesandfobs:

Evening dress, 1909-11

From the Metropolitan Museum of Art

(via romantical-reverie)

omgthatartifact:

Travelling Coffer
China (Yuan Dynasty), 13th-4th century
The Brooklyn Museum
“As trade flourished along the Silk Route, so did the production of luxury goods. The design elements on this trunk, a luxury item produced in the city of Wenzhou on China’s south coast, reflect some of the cultural exchanges that occurred as objects traveled over various trade routes. In addition to the dense floral and geometric patterns covering the surface, auspicious animal motifs—such as the circling phoenixes featured on the lid—have also been incorporated. This composite style of ornamentation was not exclusive to either Asian or Islamic culture, but reflects instead a shared aesthetic. Such intricate decoration was achieved using the qiangjin (“engraved gold”) andqiangcai (“engraved color”) techniques developed in China under the Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279). Black lacquer was thickly spread over the coffer’s body, then gold leaf or colored lacquer was applied to designs engraved on the surface. The decorative composition of the container’s lid and side panels recalls compositions inspired by Islamic book decoration and appearing in the art and architecture of the Islamic world.”

omgthatartifact:

Travelling Coffer

China (Yuan Dynasty), 13th-4th century

The Brooklyn Museum

“As trade flourished along the Silk Route, so did the production of luxury goods. The design elements on this trunk, a luxury item produced in the city of Wenzhou on China’s south coast, reflect some of the cultural exchanges that occurred as objects traveled over various trade routes. In addition to the dense floral and geometric patterns covering the surface, auspicious animal motifs—such as the circling phoenixes featured on the lid—have also been incorporated. This composite style of ornamentation was not exclusive to either Asian or Islamic culture, but reflects instead a shared aesthetic. Such intricate decoration was achieved using the qiangjin (“engraved gold”) andqiangcai (“engraved color”) techniques developed in China under the Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279). Black lacquer was thickly spread over the coffer’s body, then gold leaf or colored lacquer was applied to designs engraved on the surface. The decorative composition of the container’s lid and side panels recalls compositions inspired by Islamic book decoration and appearing in the art and architecture of the Islamic world.”

omgthatartifact:

Robe
Ainu, 19th century
The Royal Ontario Museum

omgthatartifact:

Robe

Ainu, 19th century

The Royal Ontario Museum

welovepaintings:

Hu Jundi

welovepaintings:

Hu Jundi

textile-museum:

In Like a Lion

Here at The TM, we’re starting March with a milestone: Our staff just reviewed the 16,500th piece for our collections survey (that’s nearly ninety percent of our collections!), a stunning mola blouse with a lion motif (top). We love the bold colors and creative designs in this and other mola textiles, as well as the pieces’ diverse themes—ranging from a whirring electric fan (middle left and bottom) to world boxing champion Sugar Ray Robinson (middle right)Which is your favorite?

  • Mola blouse (detail), Panama, San Blas Islands, 1973. TM 2000.24.139. Ann Parker and Avon Neal Mola Collection, given jointly with the Neals by Frederick C. Seibold, Jr.
  • Mola blouse (detail), Panama, San Blas Islands, ca. 1960-80. TM 2000.24.140. Ann Parker and Avon Neal Mola Collection, given jointly with the Neals by Frederick C. Seibold, Jr.
  • Mola blouse (detail), Panama, San Blas Islands, ca. 1950-80. TM 2000.24.141. Ann Parker and Avon Neal Mola Collection, given jointly with the Neals by Frederick C. Seibold, Jr.
  • Mola blouse, Panama, San Blas Islands, ca. 1960-80. TM 2000.24.140. Ann Parker and Avon Neal Mola Collection, given jointly with the Neals by Frederick C. Seibold, Jr.
dawnawakened:

James Bolivar Manson, Night Scene (c. 1900)
James Bolivar Manson (26 June 1879, London – 3 July 1945, London) was an incredible impressionist painter, working at the Tate gallery for 25 years. James was incredibly selective of the works that came to Tate, only interested in works in impressionism and dismissing newer artistic movements like Surrealism and German Expressionism, thus labeling him “The Least Successful Director in Tate’s History”. During his run as a director, he declined in to depression and alcoholism.

dawnawakened:

James Bolivar Manson, Night Scene (c. 1900)

James Bolivar Manson (26 June 1879, London – 3 July 1945, London) was an incredible impressionist painter, working at the Tate gallery for 25 years. James was incredibly selective of the works that came to Tate, only interested in works in impressionism and dismissing newer artistic movements like Surrealism and German Expressionism, thus labeling him “The Least Successful Director in Tate’s History”. During his run as a director, he declined in to depression and alcoholism.

(via chamaedaphne)

editionaladdictions:

Vincent Van Gogh - Blossoming Almond Tree

editionaladdictions:

Vincent Van Gogh - Blossoming Almond Tree

(via wowgreat)

ancientpeoples:

Finger ring with a bezel in the form of a double uraeus
300-100 BC
Graeco-Roman 
2.6 cm diameter 
(Source: The British Museum)

ancientpeoples:

Finger ring with a bezel in the form of a double uraeus

300-100 BC

Graeco-Roman 

2.6 cm diameter 

(Source: The British Museum)

suppermariobroth:

The beginning of a great journey.

suppermariobroth:

The beginning of a great journey.

woodendreams:

(by Tim Gallivan)

yajifun:

print / album / Matsuda Rokuzan

銅版画の貼込帳より 日月冩眞圖 松田緑山 年代不詳

“日輪大陽之眞形 圖スル所ノ大陽ノ真形ハ和蘭書ニ載ル所ノ者ヲ以テ模刻ス 西洋ノ人 圖スル所ノ形ノ如ハ甚ダ精製ナル望遠鏡ニ非ザレハ真形ヲ得ズ 日輪吾カ天ノ中心ニアリテ傾キノ樞軸アリ 自旋ヲナスコト二十五日六時ニシテ一旋轉スルナリ 日輪中ニ紋アル依テ是ヲ測量スト”

“月輪大陰之真形 圖スル所ノ大陰ノ真形ハ和蘭書中ニ載ル所ノ者ヲ以テ模冩ス 西洋ノ器「テレスコービユン」ト云望遠鏡ヲ以テ觀ニ月中ノ紋 其全形 地球ノ圖ノ如シ 暗黒ナルハ山嶽ニシテ銀色ノ處ハ海河ナリ 實ニ疑ヒナキ大世界ナリ”

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