Sep 21, 2015 Comments Off on Tetra
Jun 26, 2015 Comments Off on Isaac Roberts
Photographs by Isaac Roberts, the pioneer of “astrophotography of nebulae” via Dame de Pique. Top: Praesepe, the beehive star cluster, 1891; bottom: double star cluster in Perseus, 1890.
Jun 26, 2015 Comments Off on Elbow Defense
Current inspiration: 15th c. Italian elbow defenses via the Met.
Apr 18, 2015 Comments Off on Jeffrey C Dressler
Paintings by Jeffrey C Dressler:
“My paintings happen upon me.”
Jan 26, 2015 Comments Off on Daniel Steegman
Like those hanging bead curtains in chain, by Daniel Steegman.
Nov 22, 2014 Comments Off on Bambara Boli
Abstract bull figures from from Mali, a “wooden core over-modeled with materials such as mud, eggs, chewed kola nuts, sacrificial blood, urine, honey, beer, vegetable fiber and cow dung” via Metropolitan Museum of Art/Rand African Art:
“It has also been noted that the sacrificial coatings are strikingly similar to the undigested contents of human stomachs . . . For this reason, they have sometimes been interpreted as portrayals of animals and people turned inside out.”
Aug 21, 2014 Comments Off on Nick DeMarco