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beard epicurus

the feet preserve their nails
but the noses have returned
to the grind,
below the throat of dome
pencils crushed to mosaic on the floor
pensive but not counting the days left-
this endless translation
of feeling to words to image to truth to play;
I’ve got a favorite seat in a museum
greek perfumes still cling to epicurus’ beard
the marble is still cool
like the pillow of the centuries,
melpomene turns with funky mullet –
somewhere I hear a trickle
as both stone and man
wait for the last crumb
and bone to rest
far beyond the tongue
of the sun.

 

 

 

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Photography: a view of Pergamon Museum Berlin, Germany

Impressive, monumental, Pergamonmuseum or Pergamon Museum, in Berlin has one of the finest colossal “debris” from the ancient civilizations of Greece, Assyria, Babylonia, and the Mesopotamian cultures.

Here’s a photographic visit to this famous museum.

Pergamon  or Pergamum Altar:

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pergamon_amphitrite

pergamon_triton

pergamon_lion_eats_hand

pergamon_snake_legs_god_goddess_gre

pergamon_model_small_Scale

pergamon_dione_greek_museum

pergamon_aphrodite_eros_altar

pergamon_athena_goddess

pergamon_zeus_background

pergamon_artemis

pergamon_asteria

pergamon_athena_parthenos

Miletus Market Gate

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pergamon_miletus_columns

Babylonian Ishtar Gate and Hallway

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Assyrian Gate Keeper and Wall Relief

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pergamon_assyrian_palace_relief

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The Return of the Gods (mostly Greek Mythology with the exception of Habad the Weather God)

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pergamon_greek_goddess_athena

pergamon_god_hermes_greek_mythology

pergamon_goddess_aphrodite_Statue

pergamon_apollo_greek_god

pergamon_wounded_amazon

pergamon_colossal_weather_god_hadad

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Famous and rare modern art paintings at Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen-Denmark

The National Gallery of Art in Copenhagen (Denmark) has a very special collection of famous painters, such as Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Andre Derain, Georges Braque and many others. Some of these works are classics of modern art while others are rare, seemingly paint sketches, of these great artists.

The museum itself is no longer free (120 DKK), and has mostly European artists with an emphasis on Scandinavian painters. Modern art paintings are on the top floors of this Danish museum.

Munch_Death_Struggle
Edvard Munch, Death Struggle 1915
Norwegian Painter

Hammershoi_Female_Nude_1889
Vilhelm Hammershoi, Seated Female Nude, 1889
Danish Painter

Peder_Severin_Kroyer_Boys_Bathing_at_Skagen
Peder Severin Kroyer, Boys Bathing at Skagen. Summer Evening, 1899
Danish Painter (Badende drenge en sommeraften ved Skagens strand)

Carl_Block_Samson_Philistines
Carl Bloch, Samson and the Philistine, 1863
Danish Painter (Samson hos filistrene)

Henri_Matisse_Landscape_Colliure_joy_life
Henri Matisse, Landscape near Collioure. Study for “The Joy of Life”, 1905
French Painter

Matisse_portrait_madame_matisse_green_line
Henri Matisse, Portrait of Madame Matisse. The Green Line, 1905
French Artist

Matisse_nud_e_white_scarf
Henri Matisse, Nude with a White Scarf, 1909
French Painter

Matisse_goldfish_french_1912
Henri Matisse, Goldfish, 1912
French

Matisse_still_life_nutcracker_1916
Henri Matisse, Still Life with Nutcracker, Ca 1916
French

Henri_Matisse_young_woman_looking_sea
Henri Matisse, Young Woman Looking at the Sea, 1923
French

Henri_Mattisse_pink_onions_1907
Henri Matisse, Pink Onions, 1906-1907
French

Henri_matisse_odalisque_with_screen
Henri Matisse, Odalisque with a Screen 1923
French

Henri_matisse_Odalique_1923
Henri Matisse, Odalisque, 1923
French

Andre_derain_woman_chemise_1906
André Derain, Woman in a Chemise, 1906
French Painter and illustrator
Co-founder of Fauvism with Matisse

Andre_derain_church_carrieres_seine
André Derain, The Church near Carrieres-sur-Seine, 1909
French

Georges_Braque_harbour_estaque_1906
Georges Braque, The Harbour at l’Estaque
French Painter, renown for his work in Cubism along Picasso.

Georges_Braque_metronome_1909
Georges Braque, The Metronome, 1909
French

Georges_Braque_trees_at_estaque
Georges Braque, Trees at l’Estaque, 1908
French

Georges_Braque_Melon_Fruits_Cup
Georges Braque, Melon, Fruits and Cup, 1925
French

Jean_metzinger_woman_with_horse
Jean Metzinger, Woman with horse, 1912
French Painter, inspired by Fauvism and Impressionism but known for his Cubism.

Fernand_leger_woman_vase_1924
Fernand Léger, Woman with Vase, 1924
French painter, sculptor, filmmaker

Asger_Jorn_danish_wheel_life_suite_seasons
Asger Oluf Jorn, The wheel of life -January Picture from the Suite of Seasons, 1953
Danish Painter

Michael_Kvium_power_of_thought_1991
Michael Kvium, The power of thought, 1991
Danish Painter

Pablo_picasso_glass_lemon_slice
Pablo Picasso, Glass with Lemon Slice, 1913
Spanish Artist

Hope you enjoy all these modern art paintings, I will keep posting the best works of art from best museums around the world.

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