"Were you admiring my beads?"

blastedheath:

George Clausen (British, 1852-1944), A. G. Webster (1852–1916), 1881. Oil on canvas, 20.4 x 14.6 cm. Usher Gallery, Lincoln.

blastedheath:

George Clausen (British, 1852-1944), A. G. Webster (1852–1916), 1881. Oil on canvas, 20.4 x 14.6 cm. Usher Gallery, Lincoln.

blastedheath:

Émile Aubry (French, 1880-1964), La voix de Pan, 1936. Oil on plywood

blastedheath:

Émile Aubry (French, 1880-1964), La voix de Pan, 1936. Oil on plywood

design-is-fine:

François Boucher, screen design Rocaille, 1730s. France. Via Cooper Hewitt
This etching is iconic for its inclusion of the French word rocaille. In the 18th century, it referred to the irregular rockwork that was used to embellish picturesque grottos and garden fountains but the word has since come to be synonymous with the rococo as a style. Source

design-is-fine:

François Boucher, screen design Rocaille, 1730s. France. Via Cooper Hewitt

This etching is iconic for its inclusion of the French word rocaille. In the 18th century, it referred to the irregular rockwork that was used to embellish picturesque grottos and garden fountains but the word has since come to be synonymous with the rococo as a style. Source