The images vary widely, but they tend to be very strange and even disturbing—overt sexual acts, defecation, monsters, human-monster hybrids, animals acting like humans. There’s also examples of clergy behaving very badly, the sort of thing you would not expect to see in the margins of a sacred book.
Kaitlin Manning of B & L Rootenberg Rare Books and Manuscripts talks
to Collector's Weekly (previously
) about the exquisitely detailed religious texts surrounded by all manner of illustrated commentary, known today as marginalia
posted by Room 641-A
on Jul 25, 2014 -
A Family Affair
by celebrated Dutch makeup artist Ellis Faas. Her brother is the model and her daughter created the music. Faas says, "As a late teenager, I visited the Tate Gallery in London and was blown away by a Francis Bacon triptych. It made a great impression on me because of the use of colour - it was unnerving and stunningly beautiful at the same time. Bacon
inspired many experiments I did over the years." (via The FaceCulturalist)
posted by madamjujujive
on Jan 15, 2013 -
"At Ceiling Scenes
, we believe the ceiling has a fundamental right to take part in the ambiance
of any interior space
." -- From their catalog (.pdf).
Personally, I think tin ceilings
are much more nifty, but I can see how these photographic tiles could really brighten up a dull office or classroom
. Too bad they're so cagey about actually telling you how much they cost...
posted by Gator
on Dec 14, 2005 -