red delicious remains the worst apple with the most ironic name
i mean, it is red
and that’s all you can say for it.
Mona Hatoum, Grater Divide, 2002, steel, 203.8 x 304.8 cm, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, currently on show at the Royal Academy, London. Source
The humble kitchen grater is enlarged and converted into a massive screen, or divider. The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston states that the concept behind Grater Divide was born out of Hatoum’s experience as an exile from civil war-torn Lebanon. They say that these circumstances ’gave [Hatoum] a distinct perspective on what happens when the familiar changes or disappears.’
Elliot Daingerfield (American, 1859–1932), Drama on the mountain top, 1905. Oil on canvas, 30 x 36 in.
Stela of King Ka’a of black quartzite inscribed with the Horus name of the King. This stela is decorated with a serekh (a rectangle with paneled lower half) surmounted by an image of the falcon god Horus. The Horus-name was the oldest element of the pharaoh’s titulary and associated him with the falcon god. The two large pieces of this stela were discovered at Abydos during separate excavations of the Early Dynastic royal cemetery. The fragments were reunited at Penn Museum in 1903.
Locus: Tomb Q (Tomb of King Ka’a, east side, over chamber 3)
Period: Egyptian Early Dynastic
Date Made: 3000 - 2800 BC
Hand prosthesis, hinged metal on wood
Recoleta cemetery kitty.
Saint Michael, detail - Carlo Crivelli (about 1430/5-about 1494)
tempera and gold on panel
91 x 26 cm
The National Gallery, London
Candle wax on a medieval page
Medieval evenings were as dark as ours. However, with no electricity and smaller windows, rooms - libraries - will generally have been dark places back then. This is why we frequently encounter candle wax on the pages of medieval books. Looking at such yellow blobs, like the one on this image, it’s not hard to imagine the medieval reader bent over his book, holding a candle. In this case to read a law text and scribble clarifying notes between the lines. A bit of wax to illuminate the law.
Pic (my own): Liverpool University, Sydney Jones Library, MS 4.20 (Italy, 13th century)