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February 26, 2016

Friday Links: texters vs. sculpture, bathing vs. linen, and more

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

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February 19, 2016

Friday Links: museum cats, card-playing dogs, giant presidential heads

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

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February 12, 2016

Friday Links: time-travelling Greeks, an eternal mousetrap, and a dog-themed auction

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

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February 5, 2016

Friday Links: from lap dog to unicorn

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

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January 29, 2016

Friday Links: women in art, cat funerals, and classical Star Wars

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

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January 22, 2016

Friday Links: artist fights, spooky painting, hidden art

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

Some stories we’ve been reading this week:

  • The Getty is running what it calls a “Historical Serial” on Tumblr, and we’re overcome with jealousy because it’s so brilliant. Start here.
  • The popular perception of artists is often of brooding intellectuals, but it turns out that a fair number of them aren’t above the occasional fisticuffs.
  • Beneath a painting of John Dee performing an experiment for Elizabeth I lays a dark and slightly terrifying secret.
  • This story has been freaking out everyone who reads it: Museums are keeping a ton of the world’s most famous art locked away in storage. (Though you can still see most of it in Artstor, ahem.)
  • Fascinating peek at Louise Bourgeois’ house as she left it. Bonus: great photo of the artist wearing a latex cast of one of her works!
  • Could the mysterious paintings in one of the world’s most famous caves be the oldest-known depiction of a volcanic eruption?

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January 15, 2016

Friday Links: Fake titles, restored studios, and incorrupt bodies

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

Some stories we’ve been reading this week:

  • From Cezanne to Rembrandt, paintings by famous artists all too often have names that don’t really match the work. How does this happen? (You might remember that we touched on that topic on our post about Botticelli’s Primavera.)
  • The Louvre is about to restore Leonardo da Vinci’s St. John the Baptist. How do you clean a masterpiece, anyway? Very carefully.
  • Piet is a programming language in which the programs are abstract pictures. To be honest we’re not sure what that means, but we like it anyway.
  • So you want to photograph the incorrupt, a group of saints whose bodies supposedly won’t decompose. A word of warning: it’s complicated.

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January 8, 2016

Friday Links: healing masks, a forger’s secrets, and a frosty bridge

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

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December 25, 2015

Friday Links: Merry Christmas!

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

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December 18, 2015

Friday Links: Mona Lisa, King Tut, and Star Wars

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

Some stories we’ve been reading this week:

  • Another week, another Mona Lisa story. Well, this week it’s literally another Mona Lisa.
  • Five heart-shaped lead boxes from the 16th and 17th centuries were exhumed from the basement of a convent in France. What was in them? One guess.
  • Good news! King Tut’s beard, which had been ineptly glued-on with epoxy, has been successfully repaired. Bonus: the materials used to fix it were what “the ancient Egyptian used.”
  • Most pictures didn’t have titles before the 18th century. What changed?

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