Girl with a Pen

My musings on books, writing and music.


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Nothing provokes speculation more than the sight of a woman enjoying herself. Louisa May Alcott (via megsokay)

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When you read a book, the neurons in your brain fire overtime, deciding what the characters are wearing, how they’re standing, and what it feels like the first time they kiss. No one shows you. The words make suggestions. Your brain paints the pictures.  Meg Rosoff (via abookblog)

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Lippo Memmi

Madonna and Child With Saints and Angels

Italy (c. 1350)

This painting is an example of Mongolian influence on art in Medieval Europe. The intricate gold figures on the hem of the Virgin Mary’s robes is actually Phags-pa Mongol script. This practice of using Mongol script in European Medieval art went unnoticed until Japanese scholar Hidemichi Tanaka published his findings…in 1983.

A related phenomenon is the use of Pseudo-Kufic (nonsense letters that look like Arabic to Europeans) script often used in similar artworks. The purpose appears to have been to make the cloth seem extremely fine-the best and most expensive cloth known to Europeans at the time all came from the Islamic nations of the Middle East, and nations farther east like China. The Mongolian invasion of Europe also had the effect of bringing trade in this kind of fine cloth with it-as well as the script used to decorate clothing in paintings like this one.

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An anonymous author’s novel written on the walls of an abandoned house in Chongqing, China

An anonymous author’s novel written on the walls of an abandoned house in Chongqing, China

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“Human speech is like a cracked kettle on which we tap crude rhythms for bears to dance to, while we long to make music that will melt the stars.”― Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary

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“Human speech is like a cracked kettle on which we tap crude rhythms for bears to dance to, while we long to make music that will melt the stars.”
― Gustave Flaubert,
Madame Bovary