ringsofslattern: Baron Adolf de Mayer, Mrs. Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney in a costume by Léon Bakst, 1913

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

August 19, 2014     1 note

artmasteredAquamanile in the Form of Aristotle and Phyllis [unknown artist], late 14th/early 15th century, Netherlands, bronze, 32.5 x 17.9 x 39.3 cm, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

An aquamanile is a type of vessel used for pouring water onto the hands before a meal - or before Mass in a religious context. I’m not totally sure where exactly the water flows from, but I’m guessing it has something to do with Aristotle’s head or neck. Phyllis, the daughter of a Thracian king in Greek mythology, is perched on the back of the philosopher. The story goes that Aristotle wanted to prove to young men that a seductive woman will even work her magic on the elderly. Here, he is shown in a humiliating pose that would have been highly amusing to guests observing the object at a dinner table.

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August 19, 2014     457 notes

Michael Miller, Director and CEO of the Delaware Art Museum, interviewed in the New York Times, August 10, 2014. Mitchell neglected to consult with curators before deaccessioning a William Holman Hunt painting. “We didn’t want to bring them into this,” he explained. The painting sold for a disappointing price at auction, a loss which Miller hopes to recoup with the upcoming sale of works by Winslow Homer and Alexander Calder.

August 13, 2014     1 note

Giacomo Balla, Dynamism of a Dog on a Leash, 1912. Oil on canvas

Gif by yourfutureleader

July 23, 2014     5 notes

Metropolis(1927) d. Fritz Lang.

July 16, 2014     1,728 notes

Ladislav Sutnar, “Addo-X, Tops in Precision Engineered Adding Machines and Calculators,” 1958. Offset lithograph

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

July 14, 2014     4 notes

Otto Baumberger, Marque PKZ, 1923. Lithograph

July 11, 2014     6 notes

Piet Zwart, “ITF: Internationale Tentoonstelling Op Filmgebeid (ITF International Exhibition of Film),” 1928. Lithograph

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

July 9, 2014     10 notes

Koloman Moser, Design for publisher Martin Gerlach1901. Lithograph. Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

July 7, 2014     23 notes

ringsofslatternles-sources-du-nil: Robert Doisneau, Saul Steinberg dans un magasin de porcelaine, Paris, mai 1953

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July 7, 2014     138 notes
sweet theme, bro.