Saturday, March 30, 2013

Museum of the Indian

Museum of the Indian, Rio de Janeiro

Museum of the Indian, Rio de Janeiro - Abandoned - 1978
Actual Indians Move In - 2006
Indians Evicted and Museum Demolished for Additional Parking at Maracana Stadium - 2013
Photo-credit - Kim Badawi

 
 

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Fish from Thebes

Spearing Fish, c. 667-647 BC Egypt, Thebes, Late Period, late Dynasty 25 to early Dynasty 26

"Spearing Fish, c. 667-647 BC Egypt, Thebes, Late Period, late Dynasty 25 to early Dynasty 26,"
or so says the Cleveland Museum, where this limestone slab is now exhibited, but their elaborate
description is virtually meaningless, except the location (Thebes) where they dug it up, and
their own collection of objets d'art attributed to Dynasties 25-26 isn't really much more
than a hodge-podge of conflicting styles.

 
 

Friday, March 8, 2013

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Vanity

Ferdinando Scianna - Palermo, 1987
Ferdinando Scianna - Palermo, 1987

"Without this ridiculous vanity that takes the form
of self-display and is part of everything and everyone,
we would see nothing, and nothing would exist."


Antonio Porchia