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Photographs of artists by Nadar, accompanied by an example of their work. Gustave Dore, Camille Corot, Jean-Francois Millet, Gustave Courbet

Because sometimes, it’s nice to put a face to a painting


Paul Manship. Diana. 1925.


49 x 43 in. (124.4 x 109.3 cm)

Smithsonian American Art Museum



48 x 52 in. (121.9 x 132.1 cm)

Smithsonian American Art Museum


Robert Richter (Dresden, Germany) - Another Cosmos, 2011     Digital Arts: Paintings


Paul Manship, King Penguin, 1932

From the Smithsonian American Art Museum:

Paul Manship’s large figural groups are idealized and refer to mythic characters and stories. The artist used the same stylization in his animal sculptures as in his figural groups, but to different effect. In an intimate scale, this stylization accentuates the decorative quality of each animal. By exaggerating certain features or expressions, Manship also lets a little bit of their personalities peek through. This is especially visible in his gilded works, where the gold patina highlights the contours of the animal’s forms and their precise surface details. Many of Manship’s animal sculptures were originally created as part of his design for the gates of New York’s Bronx Zoo.


From Shaun Tan’s The Rules of Summer.

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Illustrations by Sir William Russell Flint (1880-1969). He illustrated e.g.  King Arthur and of his noble knights of the Round table written by Sir Thomas Malory and the epic Odysee by Homer.

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