Ming & Sui photographed for Elle China March 2013.
Last day of my stuff up at Jinks Art Factory. Coffee, art and tattoos: pretty much the perfect business? Everyone should check them out, right by Queen and Roncesvalles. #Toronto #art #tattoo #painting
Because if you didn’t already know, I’m pine cone obsessed.
I think I have a pine cone obsession suddenly?
Self Portrait, 2014
oil on canvas
Claude Perrault - Scientist of the Day
Claude Perrault, a French physician and anatomist, was born Sep. 25, 1613. In 1666, Perrault became one of the inaugural members of the Royal Academy of Science in Paris, where he organized regular dissections of animals that had expired in the King’s menagerie at Versailles. At the time, animal anatomy was not part of natural history; it was rare for a description of an animal in a zoological encyclopedia to include any details of its inner parts. Perrault published the results of the Academy’s group dissections in 1676, and he pointedly called his book: Mémoires pour servir ą l’histoire naturelle des animaux—Memoirs for a Natural History of Animals—indicating that comparative anatomy should be an essential part of natural history. And after Perrault, it was.
We displayed Perrault’s Memoires in our 2009 exhibition, The Grandeur ofLife. The images included here are, in order: a headpiece from the Memoires, depicting the anatomists at work at the Academy; a portrait of Claude (from a book edited by his brother Charles, author of Tales from Mother Goose); and two plates from the Memoires, showing the inside and outside of a gazelle and a beaver. The plates (except for the portrait) were drawn and engraved by Sébastien Le Clerc, tomorrow’s Scientist of the Day.
Dr. William B. Ashworth, Jr., Consultant for the History of Science, Linda Hall Library and Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Missouri-Kansas City
The Museo Nazionale di San Marco, housed in the former Dominican friary that was home to artists Fra Angelico and Fra Bartolommeo, as well as preacher Girolamo Savonarola, sustained leaks and damage to four paintings that have since been sent to the conservation lab.
The recently restored Palazzo Davanzati suffered water damage to the rooms containing its lace collection. Damaged pieces, including some paintings, have been sent to conservators at the Opificio delle Pietre Dure in Florence.
In addition to trees at the Boboli, the Florence Botanical Gardens sustained extensive damage of up to 80% of its trees and plants, some of which were planted during the Renaissance. Tuscany’s winemakers have estimated a loss of €20m from damage to grapes still awaiting harvest. Damage to vines and olive groves has yet to be assessed.
Museo Nazionale di San Marco, flooded and strewn with felled tree branches after hail storm of 19 September 2014. Photo credit: The Art Newspaper
San Marco after the storm. Lourdes Flores, Discover Tuscany blog
Lourdes Flores, Discover Tuscany blog
What do you mean, vet’s office? YOU SAID WE WERE GOING TO THE PHILHARMONIC!
i’ve reblogged this at least seven times and i don’t regret any of them
I WILL BE OVERDRESSED
YOU HAVE MADE ME MAKE A SOCIAL FAUX PAS
It’s a faux paw
Conveniently sized art keeps curious kitty cats from wandering inside and claiming our apartment as their own #art #cats
Day 2 @ italian tattoo artists in Torino #forearms #stag beetle #moth #lines #black #blackworkers #dotwork #wheat