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A Composite Ox with a Demon Groom (Oudh, India, ca. 1810-30) (source)
In a 1997 essay on translation, the writer Harry Mathews cites Marcel Benabou’s version of Keats’s “A thing of beauty is a joy forever”: Ah, singe débotté, / Hisse un jouet fort et vert! It’s not quite a translation: the … Continue reading
Jacob Huysmans: Portrait of John Wilmont, 2nd Earl of Rochester (1647-1680) Were I (who to my cost already am One of those strange, prodigious creatures, man) A spirit free to choose, for my own share What case of flesh and … Continue reading
John McKirdy Duncan: Ivory, Apes and Peacocks (also known as The Queen of Sheba) (1923)
Leonardo da Vinci: Lady with an Ermine [Cecilia Galleran] (1489–1490) Awol Erizku: Lady with a Pitbull (2009) Hans Holbein: Portrait of a Lady with a Squirrel and a Starling [probably Anne Lovell] (c. 1526-28) Frida Khalo: Self-Portrait with … Continue reading
Sam Yeats: Adrift (2016)
Katsushika Taito II: 画本西遊全伝 [Picture Book – Journey to the West] Vol. 3 (c. 1806) (source)
Gabriel von Max: Abelard and Heloise (after 1900). Max and his wife lived with as many as 14 monkeys. Here are some more examples of his work:
Quirin Boel: Two Monkeys Playing Backgammon (1635 – 1690) (source) “Twee apen spelen triktrak” in Dutch; “triktrak” is a nice onomatopoeia.