Tiger Feathers

no human being would stack books like this.
kadist:

Jason Dodge, Rubies Inside of an Owl. During the embalming process, rubies were placed inside of an owl, 2006. Cardboard box and taxidermy owl. Courtesy the artist and Yvon Lambert, Paris.

kadist:

Jason Dodge, Rubies Inside of an Owl. During the embalming process, rubies were placed inside of an owl, 2006. Cardboard box and taxidermy owl. Courtesy the artist and Yvon Lambert, Paris.

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Rene Magritte
The Glass Key, 1959Oil on canvas50 7/8 x 63 3/4 inches (129.5 x 162 cm)Menil Collection, Houston

Rene Magritte

The Glass Key, 1959
Oil on canvas
50 7/8 x 63 3/4 inches (129.5 x 162 cm)
Menil Collection, Houston

kiameku:

Birgir Andrésson Íslenskur Fálki - tvöfaldur 1999 Pencil on paper 57 x 46,5 cm

kiameku:

Birgir Andrésson
Íslenskur Fálki - tvöfaldur
1999
Pencil on paper
57 x 46,5 cm

cavetocanvas:

Giuseppe Penone, Breath 5, 1978
From the Tate Gallery:

The clay is modelled on the imagined shape of a breath of air, exhaled from the artist’s mouth. At the top is the form of the interior of Penone’s mouth, squeezed into the clay. The impression along the side of the clay is of the artist’s leg, wearing jeans, as he leans forward. Penone has made many works concerning the impression of man on nature. For ‘Breath’ Penone has spoken of the influence of mythological explanations of the creation of man.

cavetocanvas:

Giuseppe Penone, Breath 5, 1978

From the Tate Gallery:

The clay is modelled on the imagined shape of a breath of air, exhaled from the artist’s mouth. At the top is the form of the interior of Penone’s mouth, squeezed into the clay. The impression along the side of the clay is of the artist’s leg, wearing jeans, as he leans forward. Penone has made many works concerning the impression of man on nature. For ‘Breath’ Penone has spoken of the influence of mythological explanations of the creation of man.

Amy Tavern
digitalcatalogue:

Bruce Nauman: A Cast of the Space under My Chair, 1965-8
(concrete, 45 x 39 x 37 cm, image: Phaidon)

digitalcatalogue:

Bruce Nauman: A Cast of the Space under My Chair, 1965-8

(concrete, 45 x 39 x 37 cm, image: Phaidon)

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ancientpeoples:

Gold Orphic Prayer Sheet
Greek 
c.350-300 BC
Folded in with the ashes of the deceased in a bronze urn, this lamella provides instructions about the path to be followed in the underworld to ensure salvation. Gold lamellae are quite rare. 
The soul of the dead is thirsty, this guides the soul to the correct spring from which to drink (other springs in the underworld cause memory loss). The soul is often asked about its origin and should reply with the formula provided on the sheet.
Source: The Getty Museum 

ancientpeoples:

Gold Orphic Prayer Sheet

Greek 

c.350-300 BC

Folded in with the ashes of the deceased in a bronze urn, this lamella provides instructions about the path to be followed in the underworld to ensure salvation. Gold lamellae are quite rare. 

The soul of the dead is thirsty, this guides the soul to the correct spring from which to drink (other springs in the underworld cause memory loss). The soul is often asked about its origin and should reply with the formula provided on the sheet.

Source: The Getty Museum 

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