superfluidity

Sep 20

Sep 08

Niece update.

Niece update.

“Your husband will attend the same dinner party as us. I hope that will be his last meal.” — Ovid, Amores 1.4.1-2: uir tuus est epulas nobis aditurus easdem / ultima cena tuo sit precor illa uiro.

Sep 01

artemisdreaming:

Woman with Shawl, 1896, Musée Rodin
Auguste Rodin

artemisdreaming:

Woman with Shawl, 1896, Musée Rodin

Auguste Rodin

(via lynnehoppe)

loverofbeauty:

John Singer Sargent:   Staircase in Capri   (1878)

loverofbeauty:

John Singer Sargent:   Staircase in Capri   (1878)

(Source: givemesomesoma, via catherinewillis)

Aug 29

Bartolomeu Velho’s model of Ptolemaic geocentrism (1568)

Bartolomeu Velho’s model of Ptolemaic geocentrism (1568)

Aug 28

“Although composition has always been fundamental to painting, all modern painting has been distinguished by a new way of being concerned with it. In modern art, especially in Cubism, composition comes to the forefront and finally, in consequence, abstract-real painting expresses composition itself. While in the art of the past, composition becomes real only if we abstract the representation, in the abstract-real painting composition is directly visible because it has truly abstract plastic means.” — Piet Mondrian (1917)

Aug 27

elpasha71:

1906 Ernest Bieler, Girls braiding straw, 1906

elpasha71:

1906 Ernest Bieler, Girls braiding straw, 1906

(via tensemetaphors)

Aug 25

Sarah Britten, Red Onion, 2010, lipstick.

Sarah Britten, Red Onion, 2010, lipstick.

“Never confuse the process of exposition with the process of discovery.” — Jacob Bronowski

Aug 24

Barnett Newman, Achilles (1952)

Barnett Newman, Achilles (1952)

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Aug 14

Fields Medal mathematics prize won by woman for first time in its history -

“Speaking in a general way, and within certain liberal and expansive limitations, it should appear that there is no evil under which the human species can labour, that man is not competent to cure.” — William Godwin, On Population (6.9)

Aug 13

I’m reading Adam Smith and the Character of Virtue (2009) by R.P. Hanley, which is a study of Smith’s The Theory of Moral Sentiments and its publication history. Hanley argues that having laid out a theory of market economics in The Wealth of Nations (1776), Smith became one its first serious critics as well in his revisions to The Theory of Moral Sentiments, first published in 1759. It went through six editions, and in the final edition in 1790, Smith added a chapter called “Of the corruption of our moral sentiments, which is occasioned by this disposition to admire the rich and the great, and to despite or neglect persons of poor and mean condition.”