Robert Howlett, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, builder of the Great Eastern, ca. 1857-1858. George Eastman House,

Photographer: Robert Howlett | Isambard Kingdom Brunel, builder of the Great Eastern | ca. 1857-1858 | George Eastman House,

Some stories we’ve been reading this week:

Virtual vandalism
Le Corbusier’s modernist masterpiece Villa Savoye vandalized with graffiti, its windows smashed? Thankfully, it’s only a virtual attack by Brussels-based artist Xavier Delory.

Alice through the theater curtains
A 1932 production of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland literally brought the original illustrations by Sir John Tenniel to life. See for yourself in the Museum of the City of New York blog. (Incidentally, Artstor has 48,000 images from MCNY, with lots more on the way.)

This is what happens when the model won’t stand still
Evidently, artists throughout history have always gotten their depictions of how people run wrong.

All aboard for art
Next time you’re in New York, you might want to add one more item to your art-seeing agenda. In addition to Chelsea and Museum Mile, take the D Train to Brooklyn.

“New” ancient Greek mosaic
Archeologists discover a chamber with a large and mostly intact mosaic floor in a tomb complex in Amphipolis, Greece. Here is a selection of photos of the striking work.