A 15-centimetre tall green glass vessel could date from the witch hunts of the 18th century when bottles were filled with fingernails, hair and urine possessing spell-stopping capabilities, according to archaeologists digging at a Grade II-listed Georgian building in Newark.
Evil spells were…
Installed earlier this month in the Bahamas, “Ocean Atlas" by Jason deCaires Taylor depicts a young Bahamian girl carrying the weight of the seas. It is the largest sculpture ever deployed underwater and is built from special concrete that promotes the growth of coral and marine life in an attempt to draw diving tourists away from more sensitive areas nearby.
"Art seems to me to be a state of soul more than anything else." - Marc Chagall
Modern Masters: Browse beautiful works by Chagall, Picasso, and Miró
Allegory of Immortality, Giulio Romano, c1540, @DIADetroit
18th Dynasty, New Kingdom
(Source: The Metropolitan Museum)
A careful collector of found objects and (ethically sourced) animal bones, Jessica Joslincreates delicate sculptures that gracefully encase skeletal remains in baroque ornamentation. Using antique metals from chandeliers, samovars and other Victorian-era relics, Joslin gives the creatures whose bones she utilizes a dignified appearance even in death. Her work is both decorative and visceral, as her intricate craftsmanship belies her haunting subject matter. The artist recently created a new body of work for her solo show, “The Immortal Zoo,”opening October 24 at the non-profit gallery Firecat Projects in Chicago. Watch a teaser video and check out our preview of her latest work on Hi-Fructose.
Oh yeah, that’s right, I forgot. I’m supposed to be in the office making coffee for everyone and cleaning out the fridge and sink. #WomenWorking
I just love old paintings of people embroidering. This one is from 1936 by Nikolai Bogdanov-Belskiy.