Cupid

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Sleeping with Aphrodite

Relief with a Man and a Siren / Roman

One of the most enjoyable aspects of curating an exhibition is serendipity. Not to say these projects aren’t carefully planned (far from it), but sometimes the physical relationship of two artworks will coincide in an unexpectedly fortuitous way, or a… More»

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Eros, the Naughty Superhero of Love

Eros Wearing a Lionskin / Greek

Did you receive a Valentine’s card today? Take a second look at those cartoon Cupids. They derive, in their own way, from ancient Greece and Rome, but might not be so cute as they first appear. Then as now, Cupid’s… More»

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      thegetty:

      Welcome to the West Coast, Mr. Turner!

      Painting Set Free features over 60 oil paintings and watercolors made in Turner’s final years. 

      Now on view through May 24, 2015.

      Somehow it’s already the last weekend of Painting Set Free! Galleries will be open till 9 PM this weekend for you to absorb all the Turner-ness.

      Next stop for Turner? San Francisco at the deyoungmuseum where it’ll open June 20!

      05/23/15

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