The Head of My Pin

small world big ideas with pictures
artpickings:

Pioneering Journalist Nellie Bly’s Packing List
How to pack like pioneering Victorian female journalist Nellie Bly. Concept by Maria Popova. Illustrations by Wendy MacNaughton. Details and prints, benefiting the Women’s Media Center, at the link.

artpickings:

Pioneering Journalist Nellie Bly’s Packing List

How to pack like pioneering Victorian female journalist Nellie Bly. Concept by Maria Popova. Illustrations by Wendy MacNaughton. Details and prints, benefiting the Women’s Media Center, at the link.

historiated:

Doorway from Moutiers-Saint-JeanMade in Burgundy, Francecirca 1250Limestone
'According to tradition, the monastery of Moutiers-Saint-Jean was founded by the first Christian kings of France, Clovis I and his son Clothar I. They are almost certainly depicted in the standing figures presenting their charters, now installed in the embrasures on either side of the portal. The small seated figures in the flanking niches represent biblical personages believed to prefigure or foretell Christ's Crucifixion. The tympanum above the doorway depicts Christ crowning the Virgin as the Queen of Heaven. This portal, probably from the north aisle of the cloister, would have led from the monastic precinct into the abbey church. The portal suffered severe damage during the sixteenth-century Wars of Religion; the heads of the two kings may have been repaired in the seventeenth century.'
The doorway is in the collection of The Cloisters, The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Description and image taken from the Met’s website, where you can zoom in on photos of the doorway.
(**Tour 5/5)

historiated:

Doorway from Moutiers-Saint-Jean
Made in Burgundy, France
circa 1250
Limestone

'According to tradition, the monastery of Moutiers-Saint-Jean was founded by the first Christian kings of France, Clovis I and his son Clothar I. They are almost certainly depicted in the standing figures presenting their charters, now installed in the embrasures on either side of the portal. The small seated figures in the flanking niches represent biblical personages believed to prefigure or foretell Christ's Crucifixion. The tympanum above the doorway depicts Christ crowning the Virgin as the Queen of Heaven. This portal, probably from the north aisle of the cloister, would have led from the monastic precinct into the abbey church. The portal suffered severe damage during the sixteenth-century Wars of Religion; the heads of the two kings may have been repaired in the seventeenth century.'

The doorway is in the collection of The Cloisters, The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Description and image taken from the Met’s website, where you can zoom in on photos of the doorway.

(**Tour 5/5)

(via arthistorycq)

caravaggista:

Jan Frans Portaels, A Sicilian Woman and A Sicilian Bride (1861)

Alcohol tasted better than you, anyway.

6-word story #8

(via olvidare) But I thought you knew me.

(Source: eug8, via vagabondatlarge)

hodgman:

Just hit SALTINE and PRINCES for 85 after opening with ZOO. Survived the challenge on SALTINE for what is shaping up to be THE PERFECT SCRAB

hodgman:

Just hit SALTINE and PRINCES for 85 after opening with ZOO. Survived the challenge on SALTINE for what is shaping up to be THE PERFECT SCRAB