1. Upcoming Exhibits: Part VIII

    Natalie Frank: The Brothers Grimm

    The Drawing Room, NYC
    April 10, 2015 - June 28, 2015

  2. October Jones' funny cartoon character with post it note
    October Jones' funny cartoon character with post it note
    October Jones' funny cartoon character with post it note
    October Jones' funny cartoon character with post it note
    October Jones' funny cartoon character with post it note
    October Jones' funny cartoon character with post it note
  3. Upcoming Exhibits: Part VII

    The Art of Murder
    Minneapolis Institute of Arts
    Exhibition Dates: July 19, 2014 - March 8, 2015

  4. Charles Baudelaire, Les fleurs du mal, Paris: Michel Lévy frères, 186869
    Painted cuir-ciselé panel inset on upper cover based on frontispiece by Félicien Rops for Les épaves

    (Source: arsvitaest, via martyr-eater)

  5. sosuperawesome:

    Illustrated notebooks by Ana Victoria Calderon on Etsy

    SUMMER SALE! Use coupon code SUMMERFUN for 15% off orders over $15 USD.

    those jellyfish though… !!!
  6. muspeccoll:

    Shakespeare’s sonnets : in two parts / illuminated by N. Leoni.  [Cambridge, Mass.?] : Geo. D. Sproul, 1901.  Saint Dunstan ed. 

    MERLIN catalog record

    "Eighteen copies only of this edition have been made for sale in America, and twelve copies only for sale in Europe, and … no future edition will be issued … this copy … has been specially illuminated throughout by Nestore Leoni for John E. Berwind, and no two copies are alike."  Our copy is no. sixteen, signed by the illuminator and publisher.

  7. theparisreview:

    At the Girolamini Library in Naples, a librarian has been accused of “one of the most dramatic thefts ever to hit the rare-book world.” Pilfered volumes include rare editions of Aristotle, Descartes, and Machiavelli.

    For more of this morning’s roundup, click here.

  8. artmastered:

    Gustav Klimt, Pallas Athene, 1898, oil on canvas and inlay, 75 x 75 cm, Historisches Museum der Stadt Wien, Vienna.

    Despite being a huge fan of the Symbolists, I hadn’t come across Klimt’s Pallas Athene before. It was only when my good friend mentioned it the other day that I looked it up - and I’m so glad I did. Klimt has typically used plenty of gold to represent the armour of strong and determined Athena, though the effect is less reminiscent of some of his famous gold works (think The Kiss and Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer), and more like the metallic sheen of Judith and the Head of Holofernes.

  9. Painter painting in our land pictures of only white angels
    Painter painting in our time in shadows of yesterday

    Painter, if you paint with love, paint me some black angels now
    For all good blacks in heaven, painter show us that you care

    Eartha Kitt - Angelitos Negros (1970 performance)

    (Source: foxwin, via hermionejg)

  10. itsoktobegay101:

    Leviticus says that one can not cut their hair, shave their beard, harvest the corners of their fields. It also says that one can stone their children to death for talking back to them. But whatevs, we’ll just focus on that one about gay people. 

    (via sjmaas)


  11. Upcoming Exhibits Series

    Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, UT
    December 12, 2014-July 26, 2015

    “The presence of text in art has greatly increased in the modern era, but the relationship of language and visual art have a much longer history. (con)text examines this history as represented in the UMFA’s permanent collection. From an ancient Egyptian wall relief to medieval illuminated manuscripts to the contemporary practices of John Cage, Bruce Nauman, and Willie Cole, this exhibition looks at the way visual artists have harnessed the power of language to document, to inspire, to inform, and to persuade. (con)text also explores how language itself constantly evolves, leading to both the loss and creation of meaning.”

  12. noblenoir:


    Stars of the Ocean

    Jellyfish are awesome.

    (via busia)

  13. This baby lion is so stupidly important to me

    (Source: clarkegriffin, via hermionejg)

  14. Upcoming Exhibits Series

    Worn to be Wild: The Black Leather Jacket
    Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia
    Oct. 4th - Jan. 4, 2015

  15. Upcoming Exhibits: Part VI

    Visions from the Forests: The Art of Liberia and Sierra Leone
    Minneapolis Institute of Arts
    Exhibition Dates: September 20, 2014 - February 8, 2015