On 12th May 1957, Marilyn presented the first kick at Ebbet’s Field, New York for the football match between US and Israel. Whilst kicking the football it had caused Marilyn to sprain two toes.
Model of one of the daughters of Nereus, the Old Man of the Sea, riding a sea-monster.
(Source: The British Museum)
Leonardo da Vinci c. 1505
Codex on the Flight of Birds
Leonardo da Vinci was extremely interested in crafting a machine that allowed flight. In order to learn more about flying he studied the movements of birds. The entire codex is 18 pages long. He wrote down the way birds moved and glided with corresponding sketches. Leonardo tried various inventions that would enable flight but was ultimately unsuccessful. Despite this his observations were centuries ahead of his time; realizing that air and water are both fluids and recognizing Newton’s first law (an object at rest remains at rest unless acted on by an outside force). One factor that aided his genius was that he was never formally educated and therefore was spared from many of the intellectual preconceptions that were incorrect (such as birds sink to the bottom of lakes in winter when they in fact migrate) and could formulate his own ideas freely. Sadly none of his work had an impact on Renaissance science because he never published his findings. This was a personal notebook with mirrored script (the writing is backwards and must be looked at through a mirror in order to be seen correctly). While it was possible that Leonardo wanted to one day share his studies his work remained private.
Italian painter, Roman school (active 1273-1308 in Rome)
The Last Jjudgment (detail)
Santa Cecilia in Trastevere, Rome
Veronica Lake dancing with Groucho Marx in a publicity still in the 1940s.
Description: Tridacna squamosa shell carved with a human head on the apex and two incised winged sphinxes in a register on the edge of the inner side; lotus buds and flowers in the space above the sphinxes with a band of hatched or plain triangles framed by parallel lines defining the inner edge of the field; assembled from fragments; the shell served as a container for cosmetics.
All weekend raining. And monday. And now cold winds from the north.
Now post your beautiful autumn trees.
You’re not going to touch my heart.
I’m as cold as the weather.
Leonardo da Vinci - Two Studies of Insects (a beetle and a dragonfly). 1480 and 1503–5