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orangepenguino: thegetty: Art Under the Microscope: Threads How…

Friday, April 28th, 2017


This photomicrograph shows the warp and weft threads used to create a background detail in the Triumph of Bacchus tapestry


Triumph of Bacchus, design overseen by Raphael, ca. 1518-19; design and cartoon by Giovanni da Udine. Brussels, workshop of Frans Geubels, ca 1560. Paris, Mobilier National, inv. GMTT 1/3. Image © Le


The horizontal threads are the undyed wool warps that are the backbone of the underlying weave structure to the tapestry.


The decorative vertical threads include both crimson colored silk wefts as well as precious metal weft threads

orangepenguino:

thegetty:

Art Under the Microscope: Threads

How exactly was the gilding of tapestries done in the 16th century? These microscopic images reveal all.  

These images show the warp and weft threads used to create a background detail in the Triumph of Bacchus tapestry recently exhibited in “Woven Gold: Tapestries of Louis XIV.” 

Viewed from a distance (like when the tapestry is hanging high up on a wall), the combo of the crimson silk with the gold threads looks like a bright copper, and here we can see all the separate colors and textures that build up that look.


Triumph of Bacchus, design overseen by Raphael, ca. 1518-19; design and cartoon by Giovanni da Udine. Brussels, workshop of Frans Geubels, ca 1560. Paris, Mobilier National, inv. GMTT 1/3.  Image © Le Mobilier National. Photo by Lawrence Perquis


Art Under the Microscope is a series that features, well, art under the microscope, as photographed by our conservators to better study and preserve our collections.

Hey @tawnypixie

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somerandomdavid: To prove a point.It isn’t about having a good…

Friday, April 28th, 2017

somerandomdavid:

To prove a point.
It isn’t about having a good camera, it’s about going out and doing it. All of these were taken on a an 8 year old ipod touch. None of them have been edited or processed. All straight out of the camera. Go out and take photos with whatever you have. Just do it.

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mostlythemarsh: Side One 1979.  My senior year in High School….

Friday, April 28th, 2017

mostlythemarsh:

Side One

1979.  My senior year in High School.  I remember buying this record without hearing it.  I already had DSOM, Animals, WYWH… so of course I’m getting a new Pink Floyd record.  It was played daily that year.  I don’t hear it with the same ears I had then, but this record will always be a part of me.

Same.

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Friday, April 28th, 2017

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brenda-is-reading:I would like to see this in a…

Friday, April 28th, 2017

brenda-is-reading:

I would like to see this in a book.

@unacaritafeliz (or I guess @sylvia-morris, with apologies for not having lined up a second on my side)

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lilacsinthedooryard: Anton Pieck (Dutch, 1895-1987) Goblin…

Friday, April 28th, 2017

lilacsinthedooryard:

Anton Pieck (Dutch, 1895-1987)

Goblin Ball

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Favourite Colour – Spc Eco

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Favourite Colour – Spc Eco

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davidcater: Five years of #LBD?! Then this #tbt goes back to…

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

davidcater:

Five years of #LBD?! Then this #tbt goes back to #vidcon 2012 when @fromgenevieve and I met the core four of @theashleyclem, @thatjuliacho, @mkwiles & @itslauraspencer (and @mrcheezypop) for the first time. Complete with my copy of P&P, how time flies! #lizziebennet #prideandprejudice

Is that bonus @jaybushman in the back?

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the-eldest-woman-on: Rosette NebulaTaken by Charles Chiofar on…

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

the-eldest-woman-on:

Rosette Nebula
Taken by Charles Chiofar on December 31, 2016 @ Buckley, Washington

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forest-nation:Yosemite Falls in Winter by alexspaethphoto

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

forest-nation:

Yosemite Falls in Winter by alexspaethphoto

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Lies, you NEED to watch Belle. Like, ASAP. It’s magnificent and lovely!

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Yes. Yes I do. Thank you.

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wanderingredleaves: pesterle

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

wanderingredleaves:

pesterle

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shirehobbit: The Lizzie Bennet Diaries 5 Year Anniversary -…

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

shirehobbit:

The Lizzie Bennet Diaries 5 Year Anniversary Snobby Mr. Douchey – Ep: 6  (April 26th 2012)

Darcy’s boring, stuffy, unbelievably rude. He thinks he’s too good for us “common folk.” But he’s handsome! And rich! Even richer than Bing Lee!

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Only the most committed followers will have any idea why this is…

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

Only the most committed followers will have any idea why this is here.

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Who should you fight Part 4: Webseries World

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

unacaritafeliz:

lies:

unacaritafeliz:

lies:

unacaritafeliz:

propitlikeithot:

@marykatewiles : actually the sweetest human. Why would you fight? You monster…
@seanpersaud : fight alone and while not in character as E. Poe. Avoid ravens.
@sineadpersaud : sure, why not? Only a 99.99% you’ll end up in a full body cast, but your choice.
Hartgracesarah: you’d be best off having her on your side
@unacaritafeliz : can kill you with sarcasm alone if she tried. Math nerd. You can fight and probably win but beware her knowledge of mathematics to gain a playing advantage over you. Also an Aussie.
@tawnypixie : does all the production things. Of everyone in this list, you really don’t wanna fight her.
@orangepenguino : also a production side person. Often teams up with tawnypixie in which case you should run
@microbrien : just don’t fight; this dude just wants to chill haven’t seen him around lately though…
@erinwert : is a nurse. can kill you and literally no one would know. You’ll win the battle but not the war.
@lies : really?

I’m not sure I’m worthy enough to be on here, but I’m guaranteed the easiest person to fight. Like I say “fight me” a lot but, like, you’d definitely win if you did.

You should def. fight me. You’ll win every time.

I have been in exactly one physical fistfight (where I was arguably the instigator, and fought back when punches started flying). It was in 1976. My opponent was a 7th grader named Rob; I was the lofty 8th grader. We were playing flag football at P.E. and I was blocking him (or he was blocking me; don’t remember) and we just kept going and escalated after the play ended.

For the record: I immediately lost.

If John and I fight each other we have would probably both lose, somehow.

I think the fight would instantly devolve into mutual compliments, tea, and cookies. In which case we could both claim to have lost, but honestly, we’d both know we’d actually won.

I think we should fight.

Heh. Under the code duello, I believe all further communications should be between our seconds.

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katewinslet: Dear friend… The Shop Around the Corner (1940)  |…

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

katewinslet:

Dear friend…

The Shop Around the Corner (1940)  |  You’ve Got Mail (1998)

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queeniegoldsteiinn: No matter how I go, I want it reported that…

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

queeniegoldsteiinn:

No matter how I go, I want it reported that I drowned in moonlight, strangled by my own bra.

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klemannlee: Painted Bunting  When I get to be in charge I…

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

klemannlee:

Painted Bunting 

When I get to be in charge I intend to rename this the Easter Bird. 

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astranemus: Mowing with a scythe shuts down the jabbering brain for a little while, or at least the…

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

astranemus:

Mowing with a scythe shuts down the jabbering brain for a little while, or at least the rational part of it, leaving only the primitive part, the intuitive reptile consciousness, working fully. Using a scythe properly is a meditation: your body in tune with the tool, your tool in tune with the land. You concentrate without thinking, you follow the lay of the ground with the face of your blade, you are aware of the keenness of its edge, you can hear the birds, see things moving through the grass ahead of you. Everything is connected to everything else, and if it isn’t, it doesn’t work. Your blade tip jams into the ground, you blunt the edge on a molehill you didn’t notice, you pull a muscle in your back, you slice your finger as you’re honing. Focus—relaxed focus—is the key to mowing well. Tolstoy, who obviously wrote from experience, explained it in Anna Karenina:

The longer Levin went on mowing, the oftener he experienced those moments of oblivion when his arms no longer seemed to swing the scythe, but the scythe itself his whole body, so conscious and full of life; and as if by magic, regularly and definitely without a thought being given to it, the work accomplished itself of its own accord. These were blessed moments.

Paul Kingsnorth, Dark Ecology in Orion Magazine

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Who should you fight Part 4: Webseries World

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

unacaritafeliz:

lies:

unacaritafeliz:

propitlikeithot:

@marykatewiles : actually the sweetest human. Why would you fight? You monster…
@seanpersaud : fight alone and while not in character as E. Poe. Avoid ravens.
@sineadpersaud : sure, why not? Only a 99.99% you’ll end up in a full body cast, but your choice.
Hartgracesarah: you’d be best off having her on your side
@unacaritafeliz : can kill you with sarcasm alone if she tried. Math nerd. You can fight and probably win but beware her knowledge of mathematics to gain a playing advantage over you. Also an Aussie.
@tawnypixie : does all the production things. Of everyone in this list, you really don’t wanna fight her.
@orangepenguino : also a production side person. Often teams up with tawnypixie in which case you should run
@microbrien : just don’t fight; this dude just wants to chill haven’t seen him around lately though…
@erinwert : is a nurse. can kill you and literally no one would know. You’ll win the battle but not the war.
@lies : really?

I’m not sure I’m worthy enough to be on here, but I’m guaranteed the easiest person to fight. Like I say “fight me” a lot but, like, you’d definitely win if you did.

You should def. fight me. You’ll win every time.

I have been in exactly one physical fistfight (where I was arguably the instigator, and fought back when punches started flying). It was in 1976. My opponent was a 7th grader named Rob; I was the lofty 8th grader. We were playing flag football at P.E. and I was blocking him (or he was blocking me; don’t remember) and we just kept going and escalated after the play ended.

For the record: I immediately lost.

If John and I fight each other we have would probably both lose, somehow.

I think the fight would instantly devolve into mutual compliments, tea, and cookies. In which case we could both claim to have lost, but honestly, we’d both know we’d actually won.

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