Pierre-Joseph Redouté, Still Life with Roses and Anemone, 1832. Watercolor on Vellum. Paris.
Redouté gained international recognition as the “Raphael of flowers” while serving as court painter to Empress Josephine. His magnum opus Les Roses was a landmark work of botanical watercolors. Source
CLINTASHA AU - The woes of a superspy couple.
"You’re mad at me for forgetting your fake birthday?! But that wasn’t even in the file! Nat!"
An Englishman, a Frenchman, a Spaniard and a German are all standing watching a street performer do some excellent juggling. The juggler notices that the four gentlemen have a very poor view, so he stands up on a large wooden box and calls out, “Can you all see me now?”
Took me about ten minutes to finally understand this
stupidest/most awesome joke ever
The weekend has arrived! Arachnophobes and ’philes alike will get a kick out the live animal exhibition Spiders Alive! See 20 species of live arachnids, get a close up view in the live spider presentations, and hop up on the climbable trapdoor spider. Learn more.
This week you may have missed:
- Read the first dispatch from the Museum’s fossil-finding expedition in Inner Mongolia.
- The sewellel is a “living fossil.”
- This illustration of a two-toed sloth is anatomically correct, but the behavior is all wrong.
- A time-lapse Vine video of the Museum’s Theodore Roosevelt Rotunda.
- The Hayden Planetarium wished Hayden Panettiere a happy birthday.
- Shark Facts!
Have a great weekend!