Alix Fizet, Stampede
This amazing image is part of a series of maps in a manuscript from the 1460s. What is striking is not just that we can so clearly recognize Europe, Asia and Africa, but that these continents are depicted so incredibly beautifully, in deep blue and gold. The map seems to float in space and above it various winds are blowing, produced by men with toy trumpets. Clouds are quietly drifting by. Who can resist jumping in and becoming part of this intoxicating blue world?
Pic: New York, Public Library, MS 87 (15th century). More blue maps from this book here.
Anni Albers (American, born Germany. 1899-1994) 1948. Handwoven linen and cotton
Illustration of violets from ‘Violets to Greet You’
Published by Cupples and Leon, New York.
LA BRIGATA SPENDERECCIA
Dante Alighieri: Comedia. Codex Altonensis, fol. 40r (Detail)
Die Brigata spendereccia (Verschwenderverein) war ein Gemeinschaft reicher junger Leute in der zweiten Hälfte des 13. Jahrhunderts in Siena, die es sich zum Ziel gemacht hatten, ihr Vermögen für gutes Leben zu verschwenden. Im 29. Gesang, V. 124-139 des Inferno in Dantes Göttlicher Komödie verpetzen zwei im Höllenfeuer schmorende Alchimisten einige von ihnen.
The brigata spenderccia (waster’s club) was a company of rich young people in the second half of 13th century in Siena, who intended to waste their wealth for good life. In Dante’s Inferno, canto 29, 124-139, some of them are mentioned.
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