A Protestant satirical scene with Catholics and devils colluding (Dutch School, 17th Century)
Michael Maschka - The Hybrid
Frank Trentmann - L'impero delle cose. Come siamo diventati consumatori. Dal XV al XXI secolo
Happy 110th birthday to Dorothea Tanning. This picture marked an early turning point for the artist, who was coming into her own as a member of the Surrealist group in New York. “Birthday” depicts the artist as both a flesh-and-blood individual and a guide to an imaginary realm. Tanning creates the dreamlike feeling in this painting in ways both obvious and subtle. The disconcerting perspective of the endless hallways is immediately evident, along with the fantastic creature at her feet. However, the deeply tilted floors and her robe comprised of writhing human bodies require a closer examination of the scene.
“Birthday,” 1942, by Dorothea Tanning © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
welderwings - The Lost Persons
Robert Capa - Capucine, Roma 1951
“Alfons Maria Mucha (Ivančice, 24 July 1860 – Prague, 14 July 1939), often known in English and French as Alphonse Mucha, was a Czech Art Nouveau painter and decorative artist, known best for his distinct style. He produced many paintings, illustrations, advertisements, postcards, and designs.”
Ogni volta che passa in dash, io piango.
e io rebloggo, ogni volta
The modern bikini was invented by French engineer Louis Réard in 1946. He named it after the Bikini Atoll in the Pacific, the site of the Operation Crossroads nuclear weapon test on July 1, 1946. Réard reasoned that the burst of excitement created by his new swimsuit would be like the explosion of the atom bomb. The idea struck him when he saw women rolling up their beachwear to get a better tan.
Just another thing you can thank an engineer for.