“Woman with Umbrella in Rain” by Raimund von Stillfried. Artist: Kusakabe Kimbei (Japanese, 1841–1934), 1870s. Commercial photography studios in Meiji-era Japan were renowned for the subtlety and refinement of their coloring techniques. This hand-tinted image of a young woman caught in a heavy rainstorm achieved its naturalistic effect by knitting together multiple strands of artifice: the greenery in the foreground was a studio prop; the flaps of the kimono were suspended by thin wires to create the impression of a strong wind; and long, diagonal marks were made on the negative to suggest streaks of rain. (Photo courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art)
I uploaded some t-shirts n bags to my society6 shop and tried to show my Ma by going, ”Mum, look MUM look, look mum, MUM, look what I did”. She took one look at them and laughed really loudly like, “Ruby, what are you thinking?”. Anyway, you can prove to my Ma that I’m not completely nutty by buying something here
PS I also showed my little brother, and he was like “WOW look that man in the photo is wearing ALL your t-shirts, IN ALL DIFFERENT COLOURS”.. n’aww, kids eh
George Catlin, Weapons and Physiognomy of the Grizzly Bear, 1846-48
From the Smithsonian American Art Museum:
The prairies of the 1830s were a paradise for animal predators as well as enthusiastic huntsmen. Eagles, wolves, mountain lions, and grizzly bears were among the beasts hunting the abundant antelope, elk, and buffalo. George Catlin described many encounters between predators and prey, but could only make quick sketches of these incidents as they unfolded, in hopes of capturing the excitement in more finished studio works. Catlin disapproved of white settlers’ encroaching on Indian lands, yet he continued to describe and paint scenes that were calculated to appeal to Euro-American sportsmen, enticing them westward for the thrilling hunts he described.
A group of scarabs from the Scarabaeid family, July 1929.
Photograph by Edwin L. Wisherd, National Geographic
Ceramic figure of a reclining doe (side) . 17th century, Japan.
© Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford