Author Archives: corvusfugit

1958: Work

Kazuo Shiraga: Work II (1958)

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1948: Fence and Tree

Albert Reuss: Fence and Tree (1948)

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1922: Seek the Kingdom of Heaven through Contempt of the World

Melchior Lechter’s frontispiece, title page, and first chapter title page for a 1922 edition of Thomas à Kempis’s Imitation of Christ. Written in the early 15th century, the work promotes piety, simplicity, and devotion as the key to a personal … Continue reading

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1892: Summer Evening

Janus La Cour: Quiet Summer Evening by the River Mouth (1892)

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1655: Remedies

Selections from Thomas Lupton’s book A Thousand Notable Things on Various Subjects: Disclosed from the Secrets of Nature and Art, Practicable, Profitable, and of Great Advantage: Set Down from Long and Curious Study and Experience (1655): The Soles of the … Continue reading

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1937: Local 174

This mural showing the early history of UAW local 174 was painted by Walter Speck and Barbara Wilson in 1937 and originally hung in the local’s union hall at 2730 Maybury Grand St., in Detroit, Michigan. After moving with the … Continue reading

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1863: Rat

Adolph von Menzel: Rat in the Gutter (c. 1863-1883)

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