Lady with Frogs
Four figures representing the different forms of childbirth (pre-natal medical care, vaginal child birth. vaginal childbirth using forceps, and c-section. Used for obstetrics and gynecology education
100x92 cm (larger), 165 cm h. (smaller)
Unknown artist Sculpture of St. Vitus in Boiling Oil circa 1500 Fruitwood Rijksmuseum
Luke and I were looking at Hieronymus Bosch’s painting The Garden of Earthly Delights and discovered, much to our amusement, music written upon the posterior of one of the many tortured denizens of the rightmost panel of the painting which is intended to represent Hell. I decided to transcribe it into modern notation, assuming the second line of the staff is C, as is common for chants of this era.
so yes this is LITERALLY the 600-years-old butt song from hell
Original 1950s illustration art for a Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969) presidential campaign poster by Naegele
Serpent D’Océan - Saint-Brevin-les-Pins, France
Stuck in a perpetual state of decay on the French shore at Saint-Brevin-les-Pins, the massive metal sculpture entitled, Serpent D’Océan is a terrifying vision with an environmental message.
The skeletal serpent was unveiled in 2012 as part of the Estuaire art exhibition which invites international artists to create large-scale works using the environment surrounding the Loire River between Nantes to Saint-Nazaire. The work was created by Chinese-French artist Huang Yong Ping, who used the rough iconography of China’s mythological dragons to design the over 400 foot long art monster. The beast is posed in slithering movement despite being nothing more than bones, giving the dull metal frame an unsettlingly life-like quality.
Given its location on the shore, the Serpent D’Océan can be seen as a strangely living creature rising from the ocean waters or a purposefully preserved skeleton held above the shallow waves depending on the level of the tide upon a given visit. But despite the changing tides, fantasy, art, and horror have rarely been so steadfastly intertwined.
American School (20th century), Denim Behind, painted plaster wall relief sculpture, signed indistinctly “Mau Syor (?)” verso, overall: 13”h x 13”w x 4.25”d. Provenance: The David C. and Sarajean Ruttenberg Collection (Chicago, IL)