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Portrait of Antonietta Tarsis Basilico [1851] by Francesco Hayez

Portrait of Antonietta Tarsis Basilico [1851] by Francesco Hayez

In their excess, their blowsy dreaming
and King Solomon-like tempers, the clouds
possess the grandeur of eighteenth-century oils,

when a painter earned his profession
as an anatomist. Those artists of verdigris
and gamboge, too gorged on joy, perhaps,

treated that blank pasture of the “heavens”
like something that had lived.
Their crawly undoings remind us

of the mean curiosities of sheep, the sea’s
half-remembered boil, or a few twisted bolls
of cotton—the morning phosphorescent

or sunset a dull, worn-out gilt.
The nights there were scumbled with light.
How could we ever have taken them

for the abstinence of art?

- In the Gallery of the Ordinary by William Logan

Mary Robinson as Perdita [1782] by John Hoppner

Mary Robinson as Perdita [1782] by John Hoppner

Eastern Mediterranean flash, 1st century CE

Eastern Mediterranean flash, 1st century CE

mulanies:

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mulanies:

happy playoffs everyone!

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Kori Richardson for Marie Claire Italia 2010

Kori Richardson for Marie Claire Italia 2010

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Grace Of God Go I
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The Mystic Marriage of St Catherine [1630] by Anthony van Dyck

The Mystic Marriage of St Catherine [1630] by Anthony van Dyck

NGC 5189

NGC 5189

Antonio del Castillo, 1967-9

Antonio del Castillo, 1967-9

In the desert
I saw a creature, naked, bestial,
Who, squatting upon the ground,
Held his heart in his hands,
And ate of it.
I said, “Is it good, friend?”
“It is bitter—bitter,” he answered;

“But I like it
“Because it is bitter,
“And because it is my heart.”

- In the Desert by Stephen Crane

Netherlandish (Now Germany), flintlock pistols, 1675-85

Netherlandish (Now Germany), flintlock pistols, 1675-85