amare-habeo: Nathalie Gontcharova (Russian-French, 1881-1962), backdrop for “The Firebird”, 1926
w: Léon Spilliaert (Belg. 1881- 1946), Bomen (Arbres), 1919, pastel sur papier, 48 x 68 cm
fyeahwomenartists: Eva Hesse, Metronomic Irregularity I, 1966.
Leon Spilliaert - Femme au Bord de l’Eau. 1910
Rereading this, am about a third of the way through Nixonland (It’s very good! Every single page kills me.), and watched (only) the second episode of the Roosevelts (which deserves more time: the invasion and occupation of the Philippines or the pets in the White House? The pets! Of course the pets! Puerto Rico and Cuba get I think literally a sentence.). I read the second sentence in the screenshot above again and again and think about how many people publicly dripping in the deaths and suffering of others get to emerge and carry on shiny new and who cares! It’s maybe always been this way. Reading the sloppy kisses the still breathing Kissinger gets in the nyt and everywhere everywhere else is also very enjoyable and not despair inducing.
d: angry bats ’Northumberland Bestiary’, London ca. 1250-1260. LA, J. Paul Getty Museum, MS. 100, fol. 37r
The Morning Fog - Kate Bush