amare-habeo: Emil Nolde (German/Danish, 1867 - 1956), Soldiers (Soldaten), 1913.
cats: Dolly Parton, 1960.
iter: Daphne, by Wenzel Jamnitzer, Musée National de la Renaissance, Écouen. 16th century.
(and look at this!)
there’s a thing that woman was doing that I have seen happen over and over again and I’ve never known quite what to call it. It’s when there’s a received idea about someone or something, usually a woman or a woman-specific cultural phenomenon, and that received idea is so pervasive and somehow so convincing that most people adopt it as their own opinion…
Whenever a lot of people think a woman is disgusting or shameful and for some reason feel incentivized to espouse that opinion loudly, something interesting is going on. What I realized in the elevator is that I’m on the side of every girl who people jump to conclusions about." — Things I Ate That I Love: The Kim game (via elanormcinerney)
Idiot Wind - Bob Dylan
Cover of the Gospel Book of Otto III (with tenth-century Byzantine ivory panel) c. 1000
The crossing of cultures (Western/Latin and Eastern/Byzantine)
The Gospels of Otto III (Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Clm 4453) is a late 10th or early 11th century illuminated Gospel Book. The manuscript contains the Vulgate versions of the four gospels plus prefatory matter including the Eusebian canon tables. The manuscript is a major example of Ottonian illumination. It was produced at Reichenau Abbey in the workshop headed by the monk Liuthard. The manuscript has 276 folios which measure 334mm by 242mm. The illumination includes a page miniature of the enthrone Otto III being brought gifts by personifications of the four provinces of the Empire, Roma, Gallia, Germania, and Sclavinia. The manuscript contains an additional 34 miniatures, including four evangelist portraits. In addition there are 12 decorated pages of canon tables, and each gospel is introduced by a full page decorated incipit page.
Long Black Veil - Marianne Faithfull