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Sex, entropy, and paella
Complete with eyelashes, this remarkably life-like wax head has been cut away to show the skull and the muscles of the eye, face and neck. Wax models were used for teaching anatomy to medical students or as part of popular anatomy shows. They were used to pick out and emphasise specific features of the body, making their structure and function easier to understand, especially at a time when few bodies were available for dissection. The model was donated by the Department of Human Anatomy at the University of Oxford.
Wojciech Siudmak - Harvest of Illusions
DIY body modification
The Kasato Maru, shown here docked in the port of Santos, Brazil, brought the first large group of Japanese immigrants to that country on June 18, 1908. Today Brazil has the largest Japanese-descended population outside of Japan.
Grace Hartigan, The Massacre, 1952
From the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art:
Hartigan was part of New York’s Abstract Expressionist movement during the 1950s. Hartigan’s gestural paint strokes are an excellent example of the physical nature of the Abstract Expressionists’ painting style. By the late 1950s she had become well known and was the only woman included in the Museum of Modern Art’s exhibition The New American Painting, which traveled to eight European countries.
Tiny Dancer // Elton John
6:17 for 6/17
This Is How We Do It // Montell Jordan
It’s a struggle to not post this every Friday.
Let’s flip the track, bring the old school back