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Art, crafts, and the people who make them. To inspire and purchase. Companion to http://www.ululating-undulating-ungulate.com/
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Sleeping Hanging Bats "Wonderful Flying Foxes" Antique Illustration Giclee Print on Vintage Paper Maroon Matted 5 x 7 Ready To Frame!

Sleeping Hanging Bats "Wonderful Flying Foxes" Antique Illustration Giclee Print on Vintage Paper Maroon Matted 5 x 7 Ready To Frame! | For Art's Sake-1 | Scoop.it

A colony or cloud of bats hangs upside down in this illustrated gravure print from 1887 entitled "Wonderful Flying Foxes."

We've lovingly scanned the antique illustration and reproduced it for you as a giclee print -- on vintage paper, to keep the feel of the original.

What's more, it is already matted and ready to insert inside any 5 by 7 inch fame.

The matting is in a rich maroon or burgundy shade in a matte finish, which really compliments the tanned old paper.

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A Rare Antique Folk Art Find: A Family Tree Made Of Tintypes

A Rare Antique Folk Art Find: A Family Tree Made Of Tintypes | For Art's Sake-1 | Scoop.it
A few weeks ago, my husband & I attended an auction at the Cass Country Historical Society. The museum was deaccessioning hundreds of items in order to raise funds to replace the historic St. J...
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If you find this inspiring, I've also posted some tips on how to make your very own folk art family tree here http://www.thingsyourgrandmotherknew.com/2014/10/making-folk-art-family-tree.html

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Science or Art? Beautiful Illustrations of Animals From 170 Years Ago

Science or Art? Beautiful Illustrations of Animals From 170 Years Ago | For Art's Sake-1 | Scoop.it

Published in 1844, the Atlas de Zoologie: ou collection de 100 planches contains illustrations of a number of creatures, some of which no longer walk this planet. 


Via Andrea Zeitz, Jocelyn Stoller
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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, April 19, 2014 3:43 AM

Published in 1844, the Atlas de Zoologie: ou collection de 100 planches contains illustrations of a number of creatures, some of which no longer walk this planet. Among those are thylacines — striped, carnivorous marsupials that went extinct when the last known specimen died in a Tasmanian zoo in 1936.

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Welcome to Leila's Hair Museum

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The ONLY hair museum in the world with hundreds of wreaths and thousands of jewelry pieces made from human hair.  The Hair jewelry was worn both by men and women of the Victorian period (1800 - 1900) and earlier.

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A whole museum of hair memento mori!

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40 Gargoyles and Grotesques Around the World

40 Gargoyles and Grotesques Around the World | For Art's Sake-1 | Scoop.it
  In architecture, a gargoyle is a carved stone grotesque, usually made of granite, with a spout designed to convey water from a roof and away from the side of a building thereby preventing ra...
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Whether you need to know the difference between gargoyles and grotesques, or just want eye-candy, click!

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Whether you need to know the difference between gargoyles and grotesques, or just want eye-candy, click!

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Whether you need to know the difference between gargoyles and grotesques, or just want eye-candy, click!

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Design Ideas: Auctioning a little house and library chairs

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During her lifetime, Mary Griggs Burke, one of the most important private collectors of Japanese art in the world, kept an extra apartment on New York’s Upper East Side, right next door to another where she lived, for her beloved art objects. She died in December at age 96.


But one of her treasures remains at her historic summer estate in Cable, Wisconsin, which was donated to the Chequamegon National Forest. While small, for what it is, the historic cottage is not so portable.


The tiny home had been in Burke’s family since her father bought it in the early 20th century. It was used as a children’s playhouse and remains outfitted with child-sized furnishings. The historic prefabricated cottage will be auctioned by Leslie Hindman Auctioneers in Milwaukee on July 25.


...Also to be auctioned by Hindman on the same date are a selection of chairs designed by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller, which were in use at Milwaukee’s East Side Library until it closed recently.

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From the 'Journal of the History of Collections' March 2013

From the 'Journal of the History of Collections' March 2013 | For Art's Sake-1 | Scoop.it

Linda Bauer and Nello Barbieri, “Forming a Collection of Paintings in Late Baroque Siena,” Journal of the History of Collections 25 (2013): 45-57

 

...The documents include the names of artists – many well known – with prices or values for some works, and by reference to the largely unpublished inventory of his estate, give some indication of which works in the documents Biringucci acquired and how his taste conformed to the prevailing trends of the period.

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An opinionated woman obsessed with objects, entertained by ephemera, intrigued by researching, fascinated by culture & addicted to writing. The wind says my name; doesn't put an @ in front of it, so maybe you don't notice. http://www.kitsch-slapped.com
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