Caspar David Friedrich (German, 1774-1840)

  • The Cathedral, Detail, 1818
  • Vision of the Christian Church, 1814

Following in Friedrich’s Footsteps


The Seine in flood, 136, quai d’Auteuil, Paris XVIe. 24 January 1910, Agence photographique Rol.

Today, the street is called the quai Louis Blériot, not far from the Pont du Garigliano and the southwestern arc of the Périphérique.

Via Vergue.


Cologne Cathedral, Germany (1248-1880)


Kolner Dom / Cologne Cathedral, Cologne (Köln), Germany

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As a supplement to yesterday’s post on transition, an experimental literary journal, here are two of its covers—the first by Wassilij Kandinsky, the second by Joan Miró.

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Ilya Golosov, “The Pavilion of Far-East Republics” for the All-Russian Agricultural, Handicraft, and Industrial ExhibitionMoscow, Russia, 1923 (via rosswolfe)

Jeanne Tripier (French, 1869-1944)

In 1934, Jeanne Tripier was diagnosed with “chronic hallucinatory psychosis, psychic excitation, logorrhea, and megalomania.” She was institutionalized near Paris, where she used the tools at her disposal to create art: hair dye, pharmaceuticals, ink, and nail polish. She considered herself a spiritual medium, able to conduct messages from Lucifer and Joan of Arc.