Bust by Ah Xian
Cf. Asia society :

These sculptures by Ah Xian establish a series of multilayered oppositions. The most overt is the tension between the sculptural form of the bust and the painted surface designs, which the artist likens to the oppositions of West and East. The bust is part of a Western portraiture tradition dating back to the busts of ancient Roman times and the designs are derived from Chinese decorative traditions, unique to China and in some cases to the studio-kilns at Jingdezhen. Such an opposition can also be seen as the relationship between the personal (since many of the busts are of Ah Xian’s family, including his wife, brother, and father) and the political (a statement about the artist’s own Chinese heritage articulated outside China).
El Mac x Retna

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scandinaviancollectors:

Sol LeWitt (1928-2007, American), Wall Drawing No. 373, Lines in Four Directions (equal spacing on unequal walls), black ink on wall (public stairs), 1982/83/2000.The work is located inside Gemeentemuseum Den Haag. Thank You John for this information!

Photo by Paul Hoogeveen on Flickr (alias PaulHoo). / Flickr
khaste-irooni:

Esfahan, Iran

Iran is so beautiful. I don’t think i will ever get over all those sumptuous ornaments and patterns. They were everywhere and always stunning.
Tête de chaton level 3200.
By the wonderful Luo Yang
euo:

Look of A Woman by Anthony Gerace
Simon Hantaï, Meun, 1968, oil on canvas 
natgeofound:

Ear-deep in watermelon, a boy eats a juicy slice at a festival in Florida, December 1963.Photograph by James P. Blair, National Geographic
Stoker, by Park Chan-Wood