Richard Rhyme

getting close by going far away
going far by staying here


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30 September is the Feast of St. Jerome, one of the Four Doctors of the Western Church. Jerome supposedly died at Bethlehem on 30 September 420 CE. A very popular saint in Italian art, Jerome is sometimes shown as as a cardinal in his study, in reference to his work translating the first Latin Bible. More commonly, Jerome is shown as a penitent hermit, dressed in a simple gray tunic with a bare chest, which he pounded with a stone to feel the pain of Jesus on the cross. Many images conflate these different roles to reference Jerome’s multifaceted reputation. He is also typically accompanied by a lion in reference to the story that he removed a thorn from the animal’s paw, which left the beast eternally indebted to him.

Fra Angelico, Penitent St. Jerome, ca. 1424. Princeton University Art Museum

Caravaggio, St. Jerome in his Study, ca. 1605-6. Rome: Galleria Borghese

Agostino Carracci, The Last Communion of St. Jerome, 1591-2. Bologna: Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna.

Domenichino, The Last Communion of St. Jerome, 1614. Rome: Pinacoteca Vaticana.

Domenico Ghirlandaio, St. Jerome in his Study, 1480. Florence: Ognissanti.

Giovanni Bellini, St. Jerome Reading, 1505. Washington, D.C.: National Gallery of Art.

Andrea del Castagno, St. Jerome and the Trinity.1453. Florence; Santissima Annunziata.

Fra Filippo Lippi, Funeral of St. Jerome. 1452-60. Prato: Museo dell’Opera del Duomo.

Master of the Murano Gradual, Saint Jerome Extracting a Thorn from a Lion’s Pawca. 1425-50. Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, MS. 106, recto.

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Joe Dallesandro and Joey Heatherton (as Mr. and Mrs. Hackett, Milton’s overzealous, religious parents) from John Waters’ Cry-Baby, 1990


Mary Garlington, Divine, and Ken King in rehearsal for John Waters’ Polyester. Photo: Larry Dean


Divine performing “Walk Like A Man” and “Native Love (Step By Step)” on top of a boat on the Thames in London, UK - Gay Pride, 1985


Nicholas Hughes - In Darkness Visible, Verses I & II (2005-7)

No lightbut rather darkness visible—John Milton




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antieverythingism: Giza, Egypt.

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rather industrial aesthetic



Mexico DF - 2014

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“If you don’t want your work infringed, don’t post it.” Of all the varieties of infringement-related comments, the “stay off the Internet” refrains are the most toxic. In one go they both acknowledge that infringement is bad for artists while also showing no concern for the Internet, which would be poorer for their absence. “Don’t post it” is the ultimate nihilistic diss. Worse still, too many artists heed this advice to their (and our) detriment. Too little copyright protection carries a pervasive chilling effect of its own, one that is common but nearly invisible. We simply do not see the creative works that are not shared.

Bugging out: How rampant online piracy squashed one insect photographer | Ars Technica (via photographsonthebrain)

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Louise Bourgeois with Spider - 1996-Peter Bellamy

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