Some excellent stories we’ve been reading this week:
- “Really excellent pointing in Western art history.” Indeed.
- Raphael replaced a lap dog with a unicorn to make his Portrait of a Lady with a Unicorn. A century later the unicorn was replaced with St. Catherine of Alexandria’s broken spiked wheel. Believe it or not, there are more excellent stories behind the work.
- Excellent news: The Book of Kells is online! True, it went live in 2013, but the manuscript is more than 1,200 years old, so why quibble.
- Excellent job: traffic-box artist.
- This artist recreates details from Hieronymus Bosch as excellent photographs.