Vintage Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 1996 Trompe L’oeil Torso Shirt
Oil on panel
10 x 8 x 2 inches
Throughout the history of art, depictions of birds are prominent and particular… whether it be a lofty dove, a preening peacock, or a majestic eagle. They are more than just decorative features; their presence is part of a rich history of symbols and hidden meaning. More generally speaking, birds can be seen as the embodiment of humanity’s hopes and dreams. Regardless of the message, there is a unique and important connection between visual arts and birds. With that in mind, the gallery has also partnered with the American Bird Conservancy to help raise awareness regarding threats to bird populations and the effects their dwindling numbers have on our ecosystems. While the presence of birds in artwork is prominent, it is superfluous… the presence of birds in the real world is a necessity.
Rembrandt, The Girl in a Picture Frame, 1641.
X-ray photograph at the Royal Castle in Warsaw, Poland. The x-ray photograph allows us to take a look at the underpainting layers of Rembrandt’s work and the changes made by the artist.
Photos: My own
San Agustin Church in Intramuros, Manila, Philippines.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this place is on the UN body’s list as one of four baroque churches in the country.
Look up at the ceiling. Would you believe me if I told you that it is flat? (trompe l'oeil)
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Villa Cordero in Piombino Dese