Limit to the Sky Romain Bucaille

"A photographic essay on architecture of balconies from different parts of the world. Lost in the deep blue of the sky, these balconies appear as alone, extracted from the building they’re attached to."


Mary Cassat

"The Lamp" c. 1891

[I love this painting because it was inspired by Japanese woodblock prints, and looks very little like Cassat’s more famous paintings. During this time period, Japanese ceramics and pottery were very popular in Europe, and when the pottery was sent overseas, the Japanese would pack the boxes with crumpled up and discarded woodblock prints, as we would use newspaper. When the Europeans opened the boxes of their ceramics they found these crumpled up “mess-ups,” which inspired hundreds of painters including Cassat. One of my favorite art history stories. I’ll be telling my kids that one.]