Category Archives: Museum Lust

Primitive scientific ephemera, analytical analog baubles, and old dead things.

Loss – Nicole Natri

Loss collage Nicole Natri Nicole Natri is a Swedish collage artist whom I’ve been following for a while. My favorite piece of hers is Loss. . . a simple justaposition that defies simple interpretation. Nicole’s work illustrates that it can … Continue reading

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Bones, bones, bones: Post-Halloween memento mori

If you didn’t get enough skulls last night, here’s an interesting art show via Simplistic Art. Lustmord Table Jenny Holzer, 1994 And some Embroidered skeletons by Angelo Filomeno, via Ullabenulla: The Grand Circus: Death of Presumptuous Philosopher Embroidery on silk … Continue reading

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Frankenstein’s fairies: red in tooth and claw

Swarm (detail) mixed media Tessa Farmer, 2004 from the Saatchi Gallery Before their nursery sanitization, fairy tales were savage. Remember how Cinderella’s stepmother mutilated her own daughters’ feet to fit the glass slipper, but was betrayed by the oozing blood? … Continue reading

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Truth and death in a nutshell

Barn photo by Corinne May Botz “Even the most depraved Barbie doll collector couldn’t top this.” – John Waters Fans of CSI will be familiar with the “miniature killer” story arc, in which Grissom & company are taunted by a … Continue reading

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Too too solid flesh?

La Belle Rosina (Two Young Girls) Antoine Wiertz, 1847 Morbid Anatomy has some excellent posts lately – if it’s not on your blogroll already, you should go investigate! I was particularly taken with this painting. I suppose it’s memento mori, … Continue reading

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Artempo: anatomy and time

A model of female anatomy by an anonymous artist Collection of Axel Vervoordt Photo: David Yoder, NYT Two anatomic models Collections of Axel Vervoordt / Museo di Storia Naturale, Donazione Conte Querini Stampalia Artempo exhibition in Venice, Italy; NYT review … Continue reading

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Curious Expeditions’ Librophiliac Love Letter

Bibliophiles: bookmark this link! Librophiliac Love Letter: A Compendium of Beautiful Libraries. One of my favorite blogs, Curious Expeditions, has written what may be the definitive blog post for library lovers. I’ve only been to four of the libraries on … Continue reading

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The Hunterian Museum

Syphilitic skull with three trephine holes and osteomyelitic lesions Hunterian museum One of my favorite London experiences was my visit to the Hunterian museum. If only I had more time there! I liked it so much, I returned on my … Continue reading

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The divine Museum Gottwaldianum

I saw this at Bibliodyssey. The next day I had to go back and click the link again. A few days later I went shopping at the always-inspiring Anthropologie, and on returning home, had to go back and browse again. … Continue reading

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We all live in our antique submarine

imaginative/anachronistic illustration of the Bushnell Turtle unknown artist Submarine artist/tattoist Duke Riley and compatriots were cited Friday morning in NYC for towing a “strange-looking” replica Revolutionary War sub near the Queen Mary 2. The strange sub is apparently modeled on … Continue reading

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