Lucien Linden & Emile Rodigas «Lindenia Iconographie des Orchidées»1898 (via Janitor of Lunacy)
Artaud in Full Bloom (1 of a collection at link)
"Where others present their works, I claim to do no more than show my mind." -- Artaud, The Umbilicus of Limbo (1925)
I covered Artaud only once before, in my 16th-ever post back in August 2007, which downplays how important his writings are to me. Read him at any time, but the younger and angrier the better.
From a letter to Paule Thevenin dated Feb. 24, 1948. Artaud died on March 4, 1948:
"I had a vision this afternoon -- I saw those who are going to follow me and who are still not completely embodied because pigs like those at the restaurant last night eat too much. There are some who eat too much and others like me who can no longer eat without spitting."
Ray Bradbury & Forrest J. Ackerman on Halloween (via DK Rising)
Angas, George French, 1822-1886. George French Angas [delt]; J. W. Giles [lith].
Rangihaeata's celebrated house on the island of Mana called "Kaitangata". Shows a carved meeting house, called a wharepuni or wharenui , Māori, New Zealand, 19th century. (via Janitor of Lunacy)
Le Bon Martien
Charlie Roberts is a consummate collector of images, with an organizational system resembling the interior of a Whitman's Sampler. He perceives the world of people and things as a philatelist does, sifting through an unwieldy compendium of faces, hairdos, boots, magazines, art, animals, vehicles, potables, and foodstuffs, and then using gouache to depict portions of this array with varying degrees of fidelity. (source: flavorpill - Shana Nys Dambrot)
Willy Deville - 1953-2009
In Les Inrockuptibles. Janvier-Fevrier 1992.Interview by Serge Kaganski, photo by Renaud Monfourny.Ok I'm late but it's never too late right ?
Photo of the Day: Hand-Pull Noodles[Photograph: Rodney Chow ]
Noodles are a beautiful thing—watching them being made, even more so. This photo from Rodzillaaaaa on Flickr captures the art of whipping hand-pull noodles in mid-flight.
fun for your eyes.
A mask made out of masks. I could stare at this all day. Lots of cool little details.
DONALD ROLLER WILSON
Porous Walker sez:"Deep in the Jungles of Arkansas, USA is a Nut Farm, Brenda's Nut Farm to be exact. Inside the gates of this Nut Farm lives & works my favorite artist in the world. Occassionally Donald Roller Wilson will share his newest works in the form of electronic mail, today was one of these days of joy, soon, I will travel to the Nut Farm to meet Donald Roller Wilson, until than, please familiarize yourself..." http://www.donaldrollerwilson.com
WHO REALLY REALLY KNOWS WHEN A HAPPY NEW YEAR ACTUALLY BEGINS?
COULD BE ONE BEGINS EVERY DAY.
SO, A HAPPY ONE TO YOU FROM ROLLER
(WHO WOULD LIKE TO YANK YOUR EAR - TO BEGIN WITH)...
Even the Queen of the Galaxy’s gotta eat…
The many faces of Mr Cash.
"Sometimes I am two people. Johnny is the nice one. Cash causes all the trouble. They fight."- Johnny Cash (via earnestlyhemingway)
Franz von Stuck - Tilla Durieux as Circe (1913)
He's lost out to Klimt in the reputation stakes, probably more because of Klimt's decorative qualities than through any fault of his own, but I prefer Von Stuck myself, as he seems to be hauling his images toward him from his dreams, rather than brushing them on to the canvas.
Google him to see what I mean.
Tilla Durieux was also painted by Renoir the next year, but he gave her hands like a pork-butcher which I am sure she must have hated.
The Future is Now #3
Platinum blonde alien with flying saucer phallus.