Louise Moillon stopped painting when she reached her 30s, and did not resume for the last 50 years of her life. No one fully understands why, though a Calvinist husband is implicated. Fruits, beautiful fruits, were her specialty.
This treasure and her cherries are in the collection of the Norton-Simon Museum here in L.A.
Click through for the cherries, which are amazing.
When Attitudes Become Form* [Bern 1969/Venice 2013](Post 3)
Another highlight of the show was this recreation of Walter De Maria’s “Art by Telephone.” There was a great selection of ephemera and archival materials from Getty Foundation at the Fondazione Prada. In that section, I found a letter to original curator Harald Szeeman from De Maria after the 1969 show said that De Maria had called seven times and no one picked up so there was no phone bill to be paid!
I once got roaringly drunk with Walter De Maria’s nephew in college. It’s a small, weird world.
Jenny Holzer, Mom is my favorite Twitter account that is no longer updating.
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Apropos of nothing, except greatness perhaps. (via Yoshito Hinton)
I have this rule about reblogging any and all versions and iterations of the Great Wave Off Kanagawa that come across my dashboard. This was not even a question.
This is no ordinary hedgehog. The bestiary (book of beasts) this little guy inhabits describes the imaginative way this hedgehog gathers fruits. He spears grapes with his spikes and rolls through the vine, collecting more and more as he goes. Moral of the story? Care for your spiritual truths, or the devil may carry them off.
A Hedgehog (detail), Franco-Flemish, about 1270. Tempera colors and gold leaf on parchment. The J. Paul Getty Museum
Today is TERRIBLE so here’s a medieval hedgehog.