Reading at bedtime and checking out colors. Albert Dorne. Advertisement for Pepperell Fabrics.
“Are you leading a colorful life? Cotton Week’s a good time to start.”
In 1948, Dorne (1904-1965) would turn his attention to education, starting the Famous Artists School correspondence course, enlisting twelve of the most successful current illustrators as instructors–including Norman Rockwell, Al Parker and Robert Fawcett.
Calliope (1869). Giuseppe Fagnani (Italian, 1819–1873). Oil on canvas. Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Calliope was the eldest of the Muses, the goddesses of music, song and dance. In Classical times, when the Muses were assigned specific artistic spheres, Calliope was named Muse of epic poetry. In this guise she was portrayed holding a tablet and stylus or a scroll. She was also the goddess of eloquence, who bestowed her gift on kings and princes.
Anthony Thieme (American, 1884-1954), Fishermen and Seagulls in the Sunlight. Oil on canvas, 30 1/2 by 36 in. (77.5 by 91.4 cm.)
c.100 BC-100 AD
Marble relief carved with a erotic scene in a boat. In the pointed hat stands the boatman, behind him are a man and woman engaged in a sexual act under the sail. In front of the boat is the rear of a hippo.
It is possible that the lovers depicted on the boat represent (and caricature) Mark Antony and Cleopatra VII.
Height: 36 cm
Width: 40 cm
Source: British Museum
The Nereid Monument
Lykian, about 390-380 BC
From Xanthos, (modern Günük, south-western Turkey)
The daughters of the sea-deities Nereus and Doris are known as Nereids. Numbering between 50 and 100, they were popular figures in Greek literature. They were believed to be personifications of the waves of the ocean, and benign toward humanity. The best known of the Nereids were Amphitrite, consort of Poseidon (a sea and earthquake god); Thetis, wife of Peleus, king of the Myrmidons, and mother of the hero Achilles; and Galatea.
(Source: The British Museum)
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