I drove past true love,
in a dream.
like a house that caught fire
it burned and flamed.
and the magician disappeared
as quickly as he came
and with a sound like white magic caught in a black car's blazing trail.
The Albanian-American photographer Gjon Mili was hailed for his work illustrating entire sequences of human movement in a single photograph—a sight previously unseen in the mid-twentieth century. From musicians to athletes, here is a look at just a few of Mili’s thousands of subjects: http://nyr.kr/Hultfg
The ballerina Alicia Alonso executing a pas de bourrée at the American Ballet Theatre, December, 1943.
The ascent of Muhammad to heaven - Sultān Muhammad, c. 1539-1543. Safavid Iranian. Opaque watercolor and ink on paper
Yayoi Kusama in her New York studio in 1960.
Yayoi Kusama, a major retrospective of the Japanese artist’s work, will be on view at the Whitney July 12-September 30, 2012. Kusama’s “infinity mirror room” Fireflies on the Water is on view now in the Whitney’s lobby gallery.
Photograph via W Magazine, courtesy Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo/Victoria Miro Gallery, London/Gagosian Gallery, New York/Yayoi Kusama Studio Inc.
“Praise to God Who made the creatures of this land so stupid and ignorant…” (excerpt)
ShahreFarang; ‘Calligraphy in Prison’:
Mirza Mohammad Seifi Qazwini, also known as Emadolkottab (1861-1936), was a master calligrapher of Nasta’liq in the late Qajar period. Because of his membership in a terrorist group “Komiteye Mojazat – punishment committee” and writing the group’s unsigned leaflets, he was arrested and spent five years of his life in prison.
His calligraphy writing exercises during his imprisonment encompasses a wide variety of subjects, from Saadi Shirazi’s social and moral thoughts to Imam Ali’s (a) letter to Malik Ashtar (r); from quotes from Tolstoy to writing down his own dreams. Emadolkottab was released from prison in 1921 at age 60.