Nu couché 
Grigory Gluckmann (1898-1973) 
Born Grigorij Efimovic Glikman in Vitebsk, Belarus. He changed his name to Grigory Gluckmann.

Nu couché 

Grigory Gluckmann (1898-1973) 


Born Grigorij Efimovic Glikman in Vitebsk, Belarus. He changed his name to Grigory Gluckmann.

Bathers in the Forest, 1930
Grigory Gluckmann  (1898-1973) 

Born Grigorij Efimovic Glikman in Vitebsk, Belarus.  He changed his name to Grigory Gluckmann. 

Bathers in the Forest, 1930

Grigory Gluckmann  (1898-1973) 


Born Grigorij Efimovic Glikman in Vitebsk, Belarus.  He changed his name to Grigory Gluckmann. 

The Dress Shop
Grigory Gluckmann  (1898-1973) 

Born Grigorij Efimovic Glikman in Vitebsk, Belarus.  He changed his name to Grigory Gluckmann. 

The Dress Shop

Grigory Gluckmann  (1898-1973) 


Born Grigorij Efimovic Glikman in Vitebsk, Belarus.  He changed his name to Grigory Gluckmann. 


Bird and flowers, 1368-1644
Ming dynasty Ink and color on silkH: 25.9 W: 20.9 cm China, F1911.165a, Smithsonian Museum

Bird and flowers, 1368-1644


Ming dynasty 
Ink and color on silk
H: 25.9 W: 20.9 cm 
China, F1911.165a, Smithsonian Museum

Birds and flowers, 1368-1644
Ming dynasty Ink and color on silkH: 25.9 W: 20.9 cm China, F1911.165b ,  Smithsonian Museum

Birds and flowers, 1368-1644


Ming dynasty 
Ink and color on silk
H: 25.9 W: 20.9 cm 
China, F1911.165b ,  Smithsonian Museum

Birds and flowers, 1368-1644
Ming dynasty Ink and color on silkH: 25.9 W: 20.9 cm China, F1911.165i,  Smithsonian Museum

Birds and flowers, 1368-1644


Ming dynasty 
Ink and color on silk
H: 25.9 W: 20.9 cm 
China, F1911.165i,  Smithsonian Museum
Lotus
 Bahman Farzad   (via: camielfanclub.com)

Lotus

Bahman Farzad   (via: camielfanclub.com)

The Guignon,  1931-32, Baltimore Museum of Art
Henri Matisse

The Guignon,  1931-32, Baltimore Museum of Art

Henri Matisse

Face of a Woman, 1935,  Hermitage
Henri Matisse

Face of a Woman, 1935,  Hermitage

Henri Matisse

Still Life on a Table, 1941
Henri Matisse

Still Life on a Table, 1941

Henri Matisse

I am, somehow, less interested in the weight and convolutions of Einstein’s brain than in the near certainty that people of equal talent have lived and died in cotton fields and sweatshops.
“
Stephen Jay Gould (via nc4l)

Gao Xingjian   HERE

Nobelprize.org:  HERE


From Wiki:  ”Gao Xingjian (Chinese: 高行健; Mandarin: [káu ɕĭŋ tɕiɛ̂n]; born January 4, 1940) is a Chinese  émigré novelist, playwright, and critic who in 2000 was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature “for an oeuvre of universal validity, bitter insights and linguistic ingenuity.”  He is also a noted translator (particularly of Samuel Beckett and Eugène Ionesco), screenwriter, stage director, and a celebrated painter. In 1998, Gao was granted French citizenship.

Gao’s drama is considered to be fundamentally absurdist in nature and avant-garde in his native China. His prose works tend to be less celebrated in China but are highly regarded elsewhere in Europe and the West.”

Astronomical Illustrations, 1693-98


Maria Clara Eimmart


From Wiki:  ”Maria Clara Eimmart (1676 - 1707), was a German astronomer, engraver and designer. She was the daughter and assistant of Georg Christoph Eimmart, the younger.

Eimmart is best known for her exact astronomical illustrations. Between 1693 and 1698, Eimmart made over 350 drawings of the phases of the moon. This collection of drawings, drawn solely form observations through a telescope was called Micrographia stellarum phases lunae ultra 300 and was depicted on a distinctive blue paper. Twelve of these were given to conte Marsili, a scientific collaborator of her father, and ten survive in Bologna, together with three smaller studies on brown paper. Eimmart’s continuous series of depictions became the base for a new lunar map.

In 1706, Eimmart also illustrated two depictions of the total eclipse. Schiebinger states that some sources claim Eimmart published a work under her father’s name in 1701, the Ichnographia nova contemplationum de sole. However, there is no evidence to support that this was her work and not her father’s.”

Artemis:  Click through for descriptions.

Nocturne: Blue and Gold—Southampton Water, 1872, Art Institute of Chicago
James Abbott McNeill Whistler
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Nocturne: Blue and Gold—Southampton Water, 1872, Art Institute of Chicago

James Abbott McNeill Whistler

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Notes - Nocturne
James Abbott McNeill Whistler
View of the Battersea side of Chelsea Reach, London. Lithotint with scraping on a prepared half-tint ground, with blue chine appliqué. British Museum, London.
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Notes - Nocturne

James Abbott McNeill Whistler


View of the Battersea side of Chelsea Reach, London. Lithotint with scraping on a prepared half-tint ground, with blue chine appliqué. British Museum, London.

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