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Floral Minds by Minas Halaj

Incorporating elements of classical education with contemporary influences, Minas Halaj’s art manifests itself by way of a symphony of graphics, sculptures, collages and figurative compositions. 

Halaj uses a variety of recycled material including tar as part of the background and pieces of a pre-Victorian dresses to add texture and dimension making his work deeply complex. Peep more of Halaj’s work at http://minashalajart.com/ (via Juxtapoz)

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Head of a wounded Amazon of the so-called “Capitol-Sosicles” type; Roman marble copy after a lost Greek bronze original, created by Polyclitus or Cresilas at Ephesus, ca. 440-430 BCE.  Found in the Horti of Maecenas; now in the Capitoline Museums, Rome.

Portrait sculpture, made from Carrara marble, of Salonina Matidia, niece of the Roman emperor Trajan (r. 98-117 CE) and mother-in-law of his successor Hadrian (r. 117-138 CE).  Artist unknown; thought to have been sculpted shortly after Salonina Matidia’s death in 119 CE.  Found on the Vita Giolitti, Rome; now in the Capitoline Museums.  Photo credit: Marie-Lan Nguyen/Wikimedia Commons.

Beauty and the Beast. George Henry, R.A., R.S.A., R.S.W. (Scottish, 1858-1943). Oil on canvas. Paisley Museum and Art Galleries.

Henry uses the translated title of La Belle et la Bête, a traditional fairy tale written by French novelist Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve, published in 1740, and the abridged and rewritten version by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont, published in 1756.