— Roma (via shitmyphotoprofsays)
Le chat noir sur les marches
Paris, circa 1945
[From the Réunion des Musées Nationaux]
Laure Prouvost, The Artist Book
Galileo’s sketches from Sidereus Nuncius (1610), the first published scientific work based on observations made through a telescope
Portrait of Ga (1955) is a great cortometraggio by Margaret Tait (1918-1999) showing her mother on Orkney. Tait (born on Orkney, educated in Edinburgh, war experience in India, studied film at the Centro Sperimentale di Photographia in Rome, which explains her use of the Italian phrase for “short film”) is at her best in her poetic experimental shorts. She made one feature-length film in 1992 which — though not without interest — has to be considered a failure. Here’s an essay by Ali Smith about her.