Soo Sunny Park (b. Seoul, Korea) - Unwoven Light at Rice University’s Rice Gallery in Houston, Texas. Composed of 37 individual sculptural units, the installation uses iridescent plexi-glass embedded in pieces of a chain link fence to cast shimmering, colorful reflections across the spacious gallery. Photo’s via Walley Films Flickr Photostream.
- Vincent Van Gogh (via life-itself-is-a-quotation)
Mmm, look at that gorgeous raised ink. I just want to reach out and stroke it sensuously in violation of proper book handling practices.
Ahhhhhh so gorgeous. I’ve never worked with such a beautiful manuscript.
Just look at how crisp those lines are, though. It can be kind of uncanny looking at some manuscripts because the ink is so very very black that it looks like the book’s scribe had just written those letters a day ago, not a thousand years back.
The Insides of Great artists.
While in the lavatory on a domestic flight in March 2010, I spontaneously put a tissue paper toilet cover seat cover over my head and took a picture in the mirror using my cellphone. The image evoked 15th-century Flemish portraiture. I decided to add more images made in this mode and planned to take advantage of a long-haul flight from San Francisco to Auckland, guessing that there were likely to be long periods of time when no one was using the lavatory on the 14-hour flight. I made several forays to the bathroom from my aisle seat, and by the time we landed I had a large group of new photographs entitled Lavatory Self-Portraits in the Flemish Style.
Black manuscripts - actually on parchment that was painted black - are amongst the rarest manuscripts we have. At the end of the fifteenth century at the court of Burgundy they were popular for a while. Well known is the black hours in the Morgan Library, but barely known is the black manuscript in Brussels (KB 9085) with dance melodies. On a black ground the notes were drawn in silver while the text was written in gold. Underneath the golden text, silvery letters indicate the dance steps.