Category: art

Part of the uniform of 
Her Majesty Empress Maria Fyodorovna’s Cavalry Guards Regiment. With a three-headed eagle on top, almost the size of the helmet itself! Must have been ceremonial. Because only a fool would wear that unwieldy thing into battle

Art is the stored honey of the human soul, gathered on wings of misery and travail.

It is delicately carved in relief with arabesque designs of interlacing foliage.

Serious American artists during the Early American Period (1789 – 1815) thought that genre scenes were too mean and lowly for
their talent. So major painters such as John Vanderlyn and Samuel Morse
scorned the depicting of ordinary folk – except, said Vanderlyn, Italian
peasants. With their lack of “fashion and frivolity,” Italian peasants,
Vanderlyn declared, were close enough to nature to possess a
neoclassical universality that was worth depicting.

from Java (Indonesia) in the first half of the 900s CE.

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Here’s a gallery of 50 creative and funny examples of sleevefaces around the internet.

10 striking Japanese pop music cover arts by Hiroshi Nagai.

30 extraordinary Hiroshi Nagai paintings that define the visual language of ’80s City Pop.

57th Street Art Fair, Chicago, 1954. Photographed by Mildred Mead.