Grotto in the Gulf of Naples
Oil on oak panel, 37,5 x 29 cm
Patients showing a sample of urine to the physician Constantine the African
TOULOUSE-LAUTREC, Henri de
Oil on canvas, 56 x 47 cm
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Portrait of Count Feliks Feliksovich Sumarokov-Yelstov
Oil on canvas, 89 x 72 cm
State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg
Kurt Vonnegut described his artwork as a pursuit that liberated him from the oppressive work of writing. Take a look at some of his whimsical drawings: http://nyr.kr/1gL0YFh
Image from “Kurt Vonnegut Drawings” (Monacelli Press), edited by Nanette Vonnegut, out May 13th.
A cartoon by Roz Chast. For more cartoons from this week’s issue: http://nyr.kr/1ipFrV2
Funnier if you read all these in the voice of Tina from Bob’s Burgers.
Detail of a miniature of Apollo killing Ganymede by piercing his eye in a book by Christine de Pizan, c. 1414
Missal of Raoul du Fou, Normandy ca. 1479-1511.
Evreux, Bibliothèque municipale, ms. lat. 99, fol. 90r
“ No earlier civilization we know of kept systematic track of its dead: not ancient Egyptians, for all their elaborate funerary customs; not the Greeks; not the Romans, those otherwise assiduous centralized bookkeepers. ”
Except the Romans did:
Suetonius, Nero XXXIX. To all the disasters and abuses thus caused by the princeps there were added certain accidents of fortune; a plague which in a single autumn entered thirty thousand deaths in the accounts [death records kept in a temple] of Libitina…
you ain’t a beauty, but hey, you’re alright
Come take my hand/Riding out tonight to case the promised land
Will never regret driving away from my high school graduation blasting this.
Relief or Votive Plaque
Stone, possibly limestone
The Barnes Foundation
omg i can’t breathe