Emperor Ming Huang's Journey to Shu: Song Dynasty, copy attributed Li Zhaodao (National Palace Museum, Taipei) link to Tom Clark blog, post titled "Ezra Pound: The River-Merchant's Wife: A Letter"
The Banquet of Cleopatra (detail): Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, 1746-7 (Palazzo Labia, Venice) Link to Tom Clark blog, post titled "Constantine P. Cavafy: The Gods Abandon Antony"
You ought to spend some time at Tom Clark’s site. Many interesting images, helpful poetry posts and currently many images from London. This being August, 9, 2011 we all should be looking at London right now. Unhappy and un-understandable things are being done.
One last image from Clark's "Beyond the Pale" site: Multi-faceted mirror, Kibble palace, Glasgow Botanic Gardens, Scotland: photo by Roger Griffith, 2008, link to post titled "Andrew Marvell: The Definition of Love"
"An original holograph draft by Aleister Crowley of the poem La Legende de l'Absinthe (here called L'Absinthe) published in The International (New York, October 1917) under the pseudonym Jeanne La Goulue (a famous Moulin Rouge dancer painted by Toulouse Lautrec). This same poem was quoted by Crowley in his subsequent essay: Absinthe - The Green Goddess. The verso of the manuscript sheet contains a fragment of the text of The Green Goddess." Present image being the verso, link to The Virtual Absinthe Museum page with Crowley information.
Marie Bonaparte, Flyda of the Seas. London: Imago Publishing, 1950. Special PQ 2603 051 G52 1950. From the University of Otago website, page titled "The Master of Burin: Book Illustrations of John Bucklin Wright" which is, of course, here-in linked. Go and enjoy.
Geoffrey Chaucer, The Romaunt of the Rose, illustrated by Keith Henderson and Norman Wilkinson (London: Chatto and Windus, 1908) Special Collections PR 1888 LP55. Link to University of Otago Library exhibition "Faces of Authorship: Constructing the Author in Medieval and Early Modern Books." link to page
Robert Nesbitt, Human Osteogeny Explained in Two Lectures. London: Printed by J. Noon, 1736. From the online text: "Robert Nesbitt's Human Osteogeny Explained in Two Lectures is one of the many titles from Secundus' 'reading list' pasted in the front of The Anatomy of Human Bones and Nerves. 'Nesbitt pointed out that bones may develop in membrane as well as cartilage, an observation which was ignored until the nineteenth century. He left an outstanding description of bone growth.' - Garrison-Morton (5th ed.) There are several etchings of bone structures at the rear of the text." Link to exhibition page on U of Otago Library website.
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Map of Jonquiere-Alma (Canada) by Earl Andrew from Wikipedia, link to Andrew's wiki page
Daisy Cook, Square Dance, Longwell Museum, Crowder College Neosha Missouri, link to Cook's historical website. "Square dancing was a favorite social event. Young men looked forward to an invitation to a square dance and a chance to spin that special girl."
Dorothea Rockburne (American, born Canada, 1932) Geometry of Stardust: 2.5 Ratio / Jupiter and Saturn, 2009–2010 Aquacryl, Perlacryl, Titanium acrylic, and gold leaf on watercolor paper 14 ½ x 11 inches Collection of the artist © 2011 Dorothea Rockburne/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York Photo: Schecter Lee. Link to Parrish Museum
Mental Exercises: Counting 4 colors, 4 orientations, June 4, 1972 by Mel Bochner, Drawing, Ink on paper 12 x 9 inches Parrish Art Museum, linked
From "A Sound Awareness" blog, post related to recent publication of "Clip/Stamp/Fold: The Radical Architecture of Little Magazines" linked
George Swinton Eskimo Sculpture, 1965, Link to source: "Stopping Off Place" blog
Nam June Paik, Self-portrait, 1974. Link again to Stopping Off Place
Howard Fonda, Untitled (Headstone) 2007 Oil on canvas. 30 x 40 inches. Link to Fonda's site
Susan Danis, Octopus Egg, Terracota, cement, old glass light bulb sockets 9" x 6" diameter 2005. Link to Danis' website.
Many great images are to be found at “An Ambitious Project Collapsing.” You ought to visit.
From "Roy Arden Blog," no context given. Site suggested by "An Ambitious Project Collapsing, " Arden's site is linked.
James Castle, Blue House, current exhibition at Museo Nacional Centre de Arte Reina Sofia, link to Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle
(Despite my earlier caption, this is not Greta Garbo, who is pictured below.) Image from "Stirred, Straight Up, With A Twist" blog, which is linked
Greta Garbo, Gavin Gordon, Clarence Brown, Charles Dorian and William H. Daniels from Lolita's Classics blog, post titled "The Men Behind the Cameras" with images of filmmakers, US and European. The only Greta gossip I know, or think I know, is that she once said "The best view in Hollywood is from (or in?) the Hotel Roosevelt Men's Room." Link to Lolita's Classics blog
Link to KvonD blog, post titled The "Slave of Love" in Latin Poetry: A Theory of Romanized Subjectivity: Alienation as Traverse
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All my best,