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Great art has dreadful manners. The hushed reverence of the gallery can fool you into believing masterpieces are polite things, visions that soothe, charm and beguile, but actually they are thugs. Merciless and wily, the greatest paintings grab you in a headlock, rough up your composure and then proceed in short order to rearrange your sense of reality. (The Power of Art, Simon Schama)

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museedart:

Gianlorenzo Bernini, Anima dannata, or The Damned Soul, 1619, white marble, 38cm, the Spanish Embassy, Palazzo di Spagna, Rome

museedart:

Gianlorenzo Bernini, Anima dannata, or The Damned Soul, 1619, white marble, 38cm, the Spanish Embassy, Palazzo di Spagna, Rome

Jan Steen, Merry Company on a Terrace, ca. 1670, oil on canvas, 141x131.4 cm, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

Jan Steen, Merry Company on a Terrace, ca. 1670, oil on canvas, 141x131.4 cm, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

Caspar Netscher, The Lace Maker, 1662, oil on canvas, 33 x 27 cm. Wallace Collection, London

Caspar Netscher, The Lace Maker, 1662, oil on canvas, 33 x 27 cm. Wallace Collection, London

Rembrandt, Syndics of the Drapery Guild, 1662, oil on canvas, Rijksmuseum

Rembrandt, Syndics of the Drapery Guild, 1662, oil on canvas, Rijksmuseum

Frans Hals, Officers of the Haarlem Milita Company of St. Adrian, c. 1627, oil on canvas, 

Frans Hals, Officers of the Haarlem Milita Company of St. Adrian, c. 1627, oil on canvas, 

artgalleryofontario:

A woman with a spade, seen from behind, 1885 Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853 - 1890) oil on canvas on wood panel, painting

artgalleryofontario:

A woman with a spade, seen from behind, 1885
Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853 - 1890)
oil on canvas on wood panel, painting

art-history:

Richard Hamilton, Just what is it that makes today’s homes so different, so appealing? 1956. Collage on paper, 10¼ x 9¼ in. Kunsthalle, Tübingen (via hmmcinteresting)

art-history:

Richard Hamilton, Just what is it that makes today’s homes so different, so appealing? 1956. Collage on paper, 10¼ x 9¼ in. Kunsthalle, Tübingen (via hmmcinteresting)

Edgar Degas, The Dance Class, 1874, oil on canvas, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

Edgar Degas, The Dance Class, 1874, oil on canvas, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

William Paxton, The New Necklace, 1910, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

William Paxton, The New Necklace, 1910, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Norman Rockwell, Freedom from Want, 1943, oil on canvas, Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, MA

Norman Rockwell, Freedom from Want, 1943, oil on canvas, Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, MA

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