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Maries Georges Jean Méliès was born in Paris in 1861 and from a very early age he showed a particular interest in the arts which led, as a boy, to a place at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris … Continue reading
“Postiche” the adorning of one’s manly jowls with patchwork or quilted beards (often handed down through the generations!) “Postichery” is actually the invention of Julian Wolkenstein, who teamed up with Paul Sharp to stage this act of bold fakery – … Continue reading
The geographic coordinates ”69.13 ° N 51.06 ° W” mean on the globe the exact position ofthe fjord Sermeq Kujalleq west Greenland. Along the bay, where men live, the houses andwooden churches decline their facades red or brown, the boats waiting to be repaired, theplants have settled. Facing the sea, man contemplates the ice blocks that slide slowly to the surface during the melting of the ice. It’s summer. Around him, in the silence of the North, the space is hugecrack … Continue reading
Vitus Saloshanka: Every time I thought more in my country, I pass a border. A boundary that separates two worlds have long been. Previously she was a part of the Iron Curtain and now a unified force barrier between Europe and the East. It must be mentioned that the next checkpoint is located further east at the first Russian-Japanese border. Why should I not be surprised that in conversations about my background, the ”white” before “Russian” is often ignored. The urban landscapes that form the core of my book ”Dreamland”, are … Continue reading
Ansonia, Connecticut – 1884 Cincinnati, Ohio – 1904 Charlottesville, Virginia – October, 1907 Washington DC – 1903 Indianapolis, Indiana – 1914 Spartanburg, South Carolina – 1923 Manhattan, New York – 1911 Springfield, Missouri – 1910 Allentown, Pennsylvania – March 1885 … Continue reading
The Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art announced Wednesday that its spring 2012 exhibition, set to open on May 10, will be “Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada: On Fashion,” a fascinating exploration of these two Italian designers from two … Continue reading
Monographie der Spinnen / Monographia Aranearum’ (Monograph of Spiders) by Carl Wilhelm Hahn (1786-1835), a German zoologist and artist. The book was issued in installments between 1820 and 1836. you can see the whole thing on the University of Heidelberg’s website, here.