"Method of this work: literary montage. I have nothing to say only to show" --Walter Benjamin

“Character Heads” (1839) is a lithograph by Matthias Rudolph Toma (1792-1869) of Franz Xaver Messerschmidt’s busts

Character Heads” (1839) is a lithograph by Matthias Rudolph Toma (1792-1869) of Franz Xaver Messerschmidt’s busts

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A Jester[1] (ca. 1519-20) is a tempera on panel by Marx Reichlich in the collection of the Yale University Art Gallery.
An evil clown.
See also the Laughing Fool, a painting by a Netherlandish painter (possibly Jacob Cornelisz. van Oostsanen), which I posted a year ago[2] who also had small teeth and an excess of gum.

A Jester[1] (ca. 1519-20) is a tempera on panel by Marx Reichlich in the collection of the Yale University Art Gallery.

An evil clown.

See also the Laughing Fool, a painting by a Netherlandish painter (possibly Jacob Cornelisz. van Oostsanen), which I posted a year ago[2] who also had small teeth and an excess of gum.

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Brueghel’s LVXVRIA (one of seven deadly sins series of prints)
To the bottom right there is a man performing a penectomy on himself.

Brueghel’s LVXVRIA (one of seven deadly sins series of prints)

To the bottom right there is a man performing a penectomy on himself.

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One lost winter, I read all issues of Domus magazine.
I found out about the Streamline Moderne building Centro de Oftalmología Barraquer (1941) in Barcelona and visited it a couple of years later. It’s a stunner and a must see for Art Deco freaks.
Next time I go to Barcelona I will be repeating a previous stroll. I will walk down the Ramblas, taking a right up to the Montjuïc Castle and descending it via the Jardí Botànic de Barcelona and the Palau Nacional (there used to be small tapa bars on the stairways there).
Last stop: the Barcelona Pavilion.

One lost winter, I read all issues of Domus magazine.

I found out about the Streamline Moderne building Centro de Oftalmología Barraquer (1941) in Barcelona and visited it a couple of years later. It’s a stunner and a must see for Art Deco freaks.

Next time I go to Barcelona I will be repeating a previous stroll. I will walk down the Ramblas, taking a right up to the Montjuïc Castle and descending it via the Jardí Botànic de Barcelona and the Palau Nacional (there used to be small tapa bars on the stairways there).

Last stop: the Barcelona Pavilion.

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The cover[1] of the French edition of Phantastica (1924) by Louis Lewin , with a preface by Jean Thuillier and a Rorschach-like inkblot on the cover. 

The cover[1] of the French edition of Phantastica (1924) by Louis Lewin , with a preface by Jean Thuillier and a Rorschach-like inkblot on the cover. 

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Citroën SM on Antwerpen Zuid.
Despite that the SM does not refer to SM, it still is one of the sexiest cars ever.

Citroën SM on Antwerpen Zuid.

Despite that the SM does not refer to SM, it still is one of the sexiest cars ever.

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Please allow me to cross-post.
Write-up:
The gaping mouths of Goya

Please allow me to cross-post.

Write-up:

The gaping mouths of Goya

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Grotesque mascaron from the bell tower of Santa Maria Formosa church in Venice via Les Difformes et les malades dans l’art.

Grotesque mascaron from the bell tower of Santa Maria Formosa church in Venice via Les Difformes et les malades dans l’art.

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Via Spheres comes this ostrich egg detail [1] frome the Brera Madonna depicting an apse which ends with a shell semi-dome from which an ostrich egg is hanging.

Via Spheres comes this ostrich egg detail [1] frome the Brera Madonna depicting an apse which ends with a shell semi-dome from which an ostrich egg is hanging.

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I finally own a copy of Sferen[1].

I received it as a birthday present from the same person that lent me the copy three years ago.

The backgrounds of the two photos are:

The Yayoi globe at the Middelheim Open Air Sculpture Museum. 

The globe at the Antwerp Expo (which has been there since it opened).

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