1. artbma-pdp:

    This one goes out to all the lovers of wilting flowers out there.

    Louis Marie Lemaire (French, 1824 ‑ 1910)

    Vase of Flowers 

    Bouquet of Poppies 

    Etchings, 19th century

    The Baltimore Museum of Art: Garrett Collection, BMA 1946.112.3099-.3100

  2. biblipeacay:


    These whimsical images come from the mind of Louis Crusius, a physician and artist who was born in Wisconsin and later moved to St. Louis, Missouri.  The Antikamnia Chemical Company used Crusius’ images in a series of calendars they published from 1897-1901, which they sent to physicians who could prove their medical standing.

    The company, whose name means “opposed to pain,” was known for manufacturing a patent medicine called Antikamnia tablets.  Like most patent medicines of the time, the ingredients in the tablets could have ill effects - the tablets contained acetanilide, which could cause cyanosis (a condition in which the skin becomes blood due to insufficient oxygen).

    Even more Crusius: The Antikamnia Chemical Company post on BibliOdyssey.

  3. biblipeacay:

    The ornament is ALIVE!

    In a similar vein: Rise of the Living Type.

    (via 50watts)

  5. installator:

    "Oh baby, our de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park was all a twitter this morning during the uncrating of Whistler’s Mother - she just came in all the way from France. (This painting makes it to our neck of the woods less often than King Tut, so this is a big deal – we’re lucky to have it.” (sfcitizen.com) [2010]

  6. artbma-pdp:

    An allegory on the dangers of deceitful love. Fucatus translates to “painted” in Latin, in terms of being counterfeited or simulated. 

    Raphael Sadeler I (Flemish, 1560 ‑ 1632)

    after Hans von Aachen (German, 1552 ‑ 1615)

    Amor fucatus, 1571


    The Baltimore Museum of Art: Garrett Collection, BMA 1946.112.6906

  7. thebrassierefactory:

    chapitre-suivantJosef Albers teaching at Black Mountain College.


    (via dellpesce)

  8. printclubboston:

    Christiane Baumgartner

    Vince Court, 2013

    Woodcut on Japanese paper

  9. lithoshop:

    Diggin’ up some history. My friend Ramsay, a printmaker /artist/instructor here in Baltimore, was gardening and found a litho stone that was part of a retaining wall in his yard.

    My guess it was an artist who was so embarrassed by his drawing, that he buried it as far into the earth as he could. How many times have you felt like that?????!!!! “I ain’t grainin’ this shit again, I think I’ll just hind it….two feet under”!

    When I was working at MICA years ago, a similar situation happened. A dude was digging a new foot path in his yard, and discovered six beautiful gray stones that he then donated to the print shop. Never know what you’ll find.

  10. artbma-pdp:

    Prints have a long history of being used to share ideas in other art forms, from this grandiose candelabra to lego directions! 

    Henri‑Emile Lefort (French, 1852‑1916)

    Bronze Candelabrum, 19th century


    The Baltimore Museum of Art: Garrett Collection, BMA 1946.112.7376

  11. brain-smudge:

    James Turrell
    Meeting (from the portfolio First Light)

    (via dellpesce)

  13. artbma-pdp:

    This print is after a painting by Théodore Chassériau now at the Harvard Art Museums.

    Ferdinand Lefman (French, died 1890)

    After Théodore Chassériau (French, 1819‑1856)

    Arab Horsemen Carrying Their Dead, after 1850

    Etching and aquatint

    The Baltimore Museum of Art: Garrett Collection, BMA 1946.112.3082

  14. moma:

    Happy birthday Chuck Close! This study for a well-known self-portrait hints at his process. 

    [Chuck Close. “Study for Self-Portrait.” 1968.]

  15. (Source: vimeo.com)