By Giulio Casserio, Frakfurt, Germany, 1656.
The ‘America’ noted on the globe on top of the cabinet signifies anatomy by dissection as a ‘new world’ voyage of discovery in the 17th century.
Prehistoric Woman (1895) [detail] by the French painter James Jacques Joseph Tissot
This is rich.
The Hidden Fortress // dir. Akira Kurosawa
Steal His Look: David Duchovny
Thomas O’Brien Austin Floral Indigo Tea Cup - $16
for a second i thought i was looking at a conceptual work of art.
Diagrams of embryos in various positions.
14th c. (via)
Medieval babies know how to get down
goddess of democracy, tiananmen square
Giovanni Lanfranco - The Assumption of the Magdalene; 1616.
a man and his bear rejoice in the weird absconsion from below
Anjelica Huston by Annie Leibovitz
Chief S.O. Alonge did something previously unheard of during his 50 year engagement as the photographer of the royal court of Benin, Nigeria: he focused his lens back onto his own people. As the first indigenous royal court photographer, his photos shied away from the rigid, formal style of his colonial predecessors.
Alonge’s photographs and legacy are remembered in a newly opened exhibition at the National Museum of African Art, “Chief S.O. Alonge: Photographer to the Royal Court of Benin, Nigeria.” The exhibit runs through Sept. 2015. You can read more about Alonge, as well as the exhibition, here.
On this day in LIFE Magazine — August 13, 1971: The ‘Woman Problem’ - Then and Now