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art & other equally wild things
Corita Kent, the juiciest tomato of all, 1964; 
Serigraph on Pellon, 29.5 x 36 in.; 
Collection of the Associated Sulpicians of the United States; 
Courtesy the Corita Art Center,
Immaculate Heart Community, Los Angeles.

Corita Kent, the juiciest tomato of all, 1964; 

Serigraph on Pellon, 29.5 x 36 in.; 

Collection of the Associated Sulpicians of the United States; 

Courtesy the Corita Art Center,

Immaculate Heart Community, Los Angeles.

(Source: foundincollection.blogspot.com)

— 2 months ago with 1 note
#juiciesttomato 

erikkwakkel:

Medieval Elvis Presley

For some reason, legal manuscripts from medieval times contain a lot of funny and absurd drawings. In many law books several are found on a single page, from figures with extended heads and dogs sticking out their tongue, to birds trying to eat the decoration. This particular doodle was drawn around a catchword, a helpful tool for the bookbinder, who was presented with the first words of the following page so he would bind the pages in the right order. To the 14th-century reader this doodle must have been amusing, but to us the marginal humour has an extra dimension, because it looks precisely like Elvis Presley, hair-do and all. The King lives on in a medieval book.

Pic: Angers, Bibliothèque municipale, MS 376 (14th century). More images here.

— 2 months ago with 299 notes
#maggie 
An Hourglass Figure: On Photographer Francesca Woodman →

"Writing 31 years since Francesca Woodman’s death, and having come into this world just about when she left it, I see my task — and in several ways my problem — as the problem of reading her figure in time. It has taken me over a year and many sleepless nights to come to know, perhaps, what I felt when I first saw Woodman’s photographs at the SFMOMA retrospective two Novembers ago. I know what I felt when I looked at them, and I know both how I was seduced and how I identified with what seduced me in her pictures. When I first encountered her photographs I had no idea who she was or how she had died, when she had lived or whether she was dead at all. I found it hard to reconcile the way the pictures looked with the dates on the cards beside them and I didn’t want to think about them historically anyway, I just wanted to enter them and I did. I feel lucky that I was innocent of the facts when I found her, and that I could enjoy her pictures without either intellectualizing my delight in them or becoming, as so many have, an apologist for their merits, which have already been intricately and expertly enumerated. As I have said, I just identified. I recognized her photographs as soul-states with which I had intimate experience and I simply welcomed them, with gratitude and pleasure, as true.”

— 3 months ago
#hourglass  #francesca woodman  #la review of books 
Ariana Page Russell
Inevitable 
C-print
17” x 23”
2005

Ariana Page Russell

Inevitable 

C-print

17” x 23”

2005

(Source: arianapagerussell.com)

— 4 months ago
#skin  #constellations 
Francesca Woodman
Eel Series, Roma, May 1977 - August 1978
1977-78
Photograph, gelatin silver print on paper

Francesca Woodman

Eel Series, Roma, May 1977 - August 1978

1977-78

Photograph, gelatin silver print on paper

(Source: tate.org.uk)

— 5 months ago
#representation 
elisebrown:

Untitled (FW crouching behind umbrella) c.1980.
Francesca Woodman

elisebrown:

Untitled (FW crouching behind umbrella) c.1980.

Francesca Woodman

(via giampixxx)

— 5 months ago with 46 notes
Yves Klein
Anthropométrie de l’époque bleue (ANT 82)
1960

Yves Klein

Anthropométrie de l’époque bleue (ANT 82)

1960

— 7 months ago with 2 notes
#yves klein  #anthropometry 
Chino Otsuka
Imagine Finding Me
1976 and 2005
Kamakura, Japan

Chino Otsuka

Imagine Finding Me

1976 and 2005

Kamakura, Japan

(Source: chino.co.uk)

— 7 months ago
#otsuka  #photography  #memory 
In the OmnibusMary Cassatt
ca. 1890-91, Drypoint and color aquatintprinted from three plates on laid paper,the rare sixth state (of seven)

In the Omnibus
Mary Cassatt

ca. 1890-91, Drypoint and color aquatint
printed from three plates on laid paper,
the rare sixth state (of seven)

(Source: kiechelart.wordpress.com)

— 10 months ago with 1 note
#omnibus  #pyramid 
Charles Demuth
My Egypt
1927
Oil on fiberboard

Charles Demuth

My Egypt

1927

Oil on fiberboard

(Source: whitney.org)

— 10 months ago
#my egypt  #demuth  #1927