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Joaquín Sorolla, Después del baño (1909). Museo Sorolla.
I cannot find a decent picture online. It’s a lot brighter and smoother…

vacuidad:

Joaquín Sorolla, Después del baño (1909). Museo Sorolla.

I cannot find a decent picture online. It’s a lot brighter and smoother…

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Paul Laurenzi

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Paul Laurenzi

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Marina Abramovic - Rhythm 10 (1973)

“In her first performance Abramovic explored elements of ritual and gesture. Making use of twenty knives and two tape recorders, the artist played the Russian game in which rhythmic knife jabs are aimed between the splayed fingers of her hand. Each time she cut herself, she would pick up a new knife from the row of twenty she had set up, and record the operation.

After cutting herself twenty times, she replayed the tape, listened to the sounds, and tried to repeat the same movements, attempting to replicate the mistakes, merging past and present. She set out to explore the physical and mental limitations of the body – the pain and the sounds of the stabbing, the double sounds from the history and from the replication.

With this piece, Abramovic began to consider the state of consciousness of the performer. ‘Once you enter into the performance state you can push your body to do things you absolutely could never normally do.’”

likeafieldmouse:

Hans Hemmert - German Panther (2007)

Gertrude Käsebier - Miss N (portrait of Evelyn Nesbit)1903

Tatyana Kalin, Shaherezada

Tatyana Kalin, Shaherezada

John William Waterhouse - Ophelia, 1910 
Alyssa Monks - Morning After, 2004

Alyssa Monks - Morning After, 2004

Charles Dana Gibson - Gibson Girl, 1900

Charles Dana Gibson - Gibson Girl, 1900

Zinaida Serebriakova - Self Portrait, 1909

Zinaida Serebriakova - Self Portrait, 1909