Camber Sands, 1953, John Buckland Wright



L’Entracte de l’Apothéose, 1935-1936

Leonor Fini

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Abu Yahya Zakariya’ ibn Muhammad al-Qazwini (أبو یحیی زکریاء بن محمد القزویني), The Wonders of the Creation and the Curiosities of Existance (Marvels of Things Created and Miraculous Aspects of Things Existing), ca. 1203-1283 CE.

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“All human nature vigorously resists grace because grace changes us and the change is painful.”
— Flannery O’Connor   (via romanvs)

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Tristan, 1910, František Kobliha. Czech (1877 - 1962)


Tristan, 1910, František Kobliha. Czech (1877 - 1962)

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Embroidery by Mary Delany (English, 1700-1788)

“My soul was like a summer evening, after a heavy fall of rain, when the drops are yet glistening on the trees in the last rays of the downgoing sun, and the wind of the twilight has begun to blow.”
— George MacDonald, Phantastes: A Faerie Romance for Men and Women,1858 (via funeral-wreaths)

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  • Irving Penn - Peter Freuchen and his wife Dagmar Freuchen-Gale.

Standing six feet seven inches (200 cm), Freuchen was an arctic explorer, journalist, author, and anthropologist. He participated in several arctic journeys (including a 1000-mile dogsled trip across Greenland), starred in an Oscar-winning film, wrote more than a dozen books (novels and nonfiction, including his Famous Book of the Eskimos), had a peg leg (he lost his leg to frostbite in 1926; he amputated his gangrenous toes himself), was involved in the Danish resistance against Germany, was imprisoned and sentenced to death by the Nazis before escaping to Sweden, studied to be a doctor at university, his first wife was Inuit and his second was a Danish margarine heiress, became friends with Jean Harlow and Mae West, once escaped from a blizzard shelter by cutting his way out of it with a knife fashioned from his own feces, and, last but certainly not least, won $64,000 on The $64,000 Question

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Penelope queen of Ithaca,
2 color screenprint

Goes on sale tomorrow at 2pm Central Time through Poster and Toys

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I stepped out of the saturation of your garment
For a moment, for a reason. Only to plunge back in
A little later, when the closet was different.
You don’t keep me at bay or away.

There is everything I can say to you.
Your voice is a rapturous clarinet
That doesn’t listen, ripe, evenings.
You tell me to go away, and I stay.

— John Ashbery, from section III of “Fall Pageant,” April Galleons: Poems (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1999)

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James Tissot (1836-1902), The Repentant Mary Magdalene (1886-94), opaque watercolour over graphite on gray wove paper, 10 x 21.7 cm. Via Brooklyn Museum.

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