Category Archives: art

In No Great Hurry

The Lovers

René Magritte, The Lovers

René Magritte, The Lovers, 1928, oil on canvas, 21 3/8 x 28 7/8″ (54 x 73.4 cm). Museum of Modern Art, New York

The Workspace



Thomas Cole, The Course of Empire, 1833–36

The Savage State

The Savage State

The Arcadian or Pastoral State

The Arcadian or Pastoral State

The Consummation of Empire

The Consummation of Empire





Ahead of the Herd

My friend Harry Nilsson used to say the definition of an artist was someone who rode away ahead of the herd and was sort of the lookout.

—Albert Brooks



Men’s adventure mags from the 1950s and ’60s mashed up with concurrent Better Homes and Gardens imagery by Nadine Boughton.

Writing Instruments Through the Ages

Colored woodcut, “An illustration of writing brushes.” (Kokushi Daijiten, 1868) via NYPL Wire.

Photograph by Terry Stevenson to accompany a George Nelson article about writing instruments (PDF) in the April 1973 issue of Harper’s.

Fictitious Dishes

Fictitious Dishes – a series of meals from novels cooked and photographed by Dinah Fried. Here’s the one for Moby Dick:

(Via NYPL Wire.)

Before and After

Utopia Giordano takes paintings from the past and re-imagines what they’d look like if they conformed to 21st-century beauty ideals.

The Wu-Note Project

The Wu-Note Project – Wu-Tang Clan album covers re-imagined in Blue Note Records style.

Redo your iTunes album artwork. You’ll be glad you did.

Related viewing: Project Thirty-Three