El libro de mis abrazos Colección de inspiraciones: frases que me brotan, frases de libros que me gustan y otras curiosidades. Mostly in Spanish, a collection of quotes from the books I read and from my own inspiration.
The Weekly Squint— Detail from Harriet Goodhue Hosmer’s Zenobia in Chains.
caption: Harriet Goodhue Hosmer (1830–1908), Zenobia in Chains, 1859. Marble. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.
Squint is an every-Thursday post that features snapshots of small, obscure Huntington details that catch our eye. It’s a little window into some of the delightful minutiae that bring a smile to our collective face.
Zooming in on Marc Chagall’s ceiling at the Paris Opera. When the Russian-Jewish modernist was commissioned to create this work, he sparked the ire of the French arterati. The mural was dramatically unveiled during the finale of a Mozart symphony, and Chagall’s critics were struck dumb. Learn more on our blog.
Korean artist Horyon Lee’s pieces are classified as paintings, although they look much closer to photography. The suggestive and dynamic of his overlapping images, skirt flirts in this case with a highly erotic component, make them visually delightful.