Dead in No Country For Old Men, 2:04pm, February 14th, 2011
Marguerite Thompson Zorach, Rites of Spring - Olympic Offerings (Recto), 1909, oil on canvas, Michener Acquisitions Fund, 1985
Dramatic and exotic figures in faraway places are common in the vivid, colorful works Marguerite Thompson Zorach favored in her early career. The figures here are engulfed in a flurry of orange, green, red, and lavender, giving the scene an other-worldly feel as the nude participants reach toward the mountain summit in a mysterious ritual.
Painted in Paris in 1909, Rites of Spring reflects Zorach’s immersion in the Parisian art world, particularly in the work of Henri Matisse, who painted similar pastoral scenes in the years leading up to Zorach’s work. Shortly after completing this painting, Zorach shifted to a different palette and a more cubist-influenced style, in tune with the wave of modernism in the Parisian avant-garde.
zacharie gaudrillot-roy isolates buildings by dissecting ‘façades’
all images courtesy / © zacharie gaudrillot-roy
see other works from the series here:http://www.designboom.com/art/architectural-dissections-zacharie-gaudrillot-roy-isolate-building-facades-03-10-2013/
Familiar within the home, these pets appeared exotic and out of place when they escaped into the urban environment. In 1856 the New-York Daily Times reported that the appearance of an “unusual visitor” in a tree in the park near city hall had attracted a crowd of hundreds; until they were scattered by a policeman, the onlookers cheered the efforts to recapture the pet squirrel.
The Urbanization of the Eastern Gray Squirrel in the United States from The Journal of American History.
Image credit: An Eastern Gray Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) near the Washington National Cathedral located in Washington, by Joey Gannon. Creative Commons via Wikimedia Commons.
This latest piece in the UN Stories video series is about a young Afghan migrant, Akhtar Azimi, who travelled across continents to find a place to call home, only to be rejected for asylum in every country on his journey.
Since filming, Luxembourg, where we last see with Akhtar in his struggle for citizenship, has granted him a leave-of-stay to complete his education.
Watch Akhtar’s story.
I got the chance to interview Solomon Adufah as well and uncovered more about his work. Will post our interview soon.
Gymnastic Exercises with a Barrel; Pullman Herald, 1903.
Before there were exercise balls.
spring spring spring
1960s illustrations for Don Quixote from around the world
1 & 2. Atuyoshi Sugimura, 1966
3 & 4. Fernand Van Hamme, 1965
5. Julio Castro de la Gándara, 1966
6. Minoru Ikeda, 1966
7. Tadeusz Michaluk, 1966
8. Alberto Cedron, 1966