"Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes don't see as well and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. "But these things don't matter at all, because once you are Real you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand" The Velveteen Rabbit....
Textile Tools: Medieval Images of Spinning Wheels
Woman spinning on the great or walking wheel. Luttrell Psalter, British Library, London 14th c. England The great wheel produced thread more quickly than the drop spindle, but the thread was…
Envy: female figure with hair ending up in snakes, and with snake coiled around right arm, walking to right whilst eating an apple; with demon hovering over, and dog preceding her; on white ground. c.1618/25. Jacques Callot
The Most Frightening Witches In Art History
Some of the most terrifying supernatural imagery from centuries ago doesn't feature demons and devils. Instead, it shows us what we did to people who were accused of witchcraft. Here are some terrifying visual records of how people imagined witches — and how they killed them.
Holbein's adaptation of the Schoen woodcut [PREVIOUS] for the Bible published by Froben in Basel in 1538 -- I often think that sometimes art history is like those Spot-the-difference puzzles for children... Here the major difference is that Holbein has made the fool compound his folly by riding his hobbyhorse backwards! [REPINNED -- so too the previous 2 -- FROM MY "HOBBYHORSES IN LATE MEDIEVAL & EARLY MODERN ART" BOARD]