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thegetty:

"Spend five minutes with this sarcophagus and you’ll witness a whole night—and a passionate one at that. Zeus, somewhat put out because Selene (goddess of the moon) had fallen in love with the mortal Endymion, cast the beautiful young man into an eternal sleep. But that didn’t stop Selene from visiting her beloved every night. You can see her at the center of this sarcophagus as darkness falls, stepping off from her chariot. But as you look to the right, beyond the slumbering Endymion, the next day begins to dawn (too soon!), and the horses must rush the goddess of the moon away, until the next evening’s amorous encounter." 

Recommended viewing for slowartday from our antiquities curator, David Saunders.

To zoom in and let your “eyes” wander, click here.

Sarcophagus panel (detail), about A.D. 210, Roman. Marble, 84 1/4 in. long x 21 3/8 in. high. The J. Paul Getty Museum, 

thegetty:


It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see. —Henry David Thoreau

Tomorrow is slowartday! For how to get involved IRL, check out their site.
Online, check back tomorrow for some high-res eye candy. Our curators and educators picked out some beautiful artworks to share with you digitally.
All will have zoomable options so you can soak in every part of these detailed masterpieces.
Look long, look slow! 

thegetty:

It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see. 
—Henry David Thoreau

Tomorrow is slowartday! For how to get involved IRL, check out their site.

Online, check back tomorrow for some high-res eye candy. Our curators and educators picked out some beautiful artworks to share with you digitally.

All will have zoomable options so you can soak in every part of these detailed masterpieces.

Look long, look slow! 

Art’s power is the freedom to disrupt and warn. Look deeply; look long. If what you’re viewing doesn’t make sense, look again.

Emily Jain Wilson on Open Space

Have a *good* Slow Art Day 2014 wherever you are in the world.

If just one more person in the world today learns how to look at and love art, then we will have all reached our mission.

Best,

Phil
Founder, Slow Art Day

P.S. Tweet about your experiences today. Use #slowartday2014

A message from our founder as you go about your Slow Art Day festivities today!

Hosts - send us your pictures and videos to karen.trop@slowartday.com

Participants - send us yours through facebook, tumblr, twitter, et al. with the hashtag #slowartday or #slowartday2014 !

Best wishes to everyone,

The Tumblr Team