Monday, April 21, 2014
"The Zaporozhian Cossacks write a letter to the Sultan of Turkey" by Ilya Repin (1844-1930).
Click to enlarge and see how many pipes you can spot.
Thanks to Books and Art and My Ear-Trumpet.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
This has nothing to do with pipe-smoking, but I thought it was amusing and interesting. Sometimes, when everything is just right, a conventional fire (or lightning strike) can generate a natural smoke ring. Read all about it (with pictures and videos) at Big Black Ring Spotted Over Britain (from Who Forted).
Monday, April 14, 2014
Sunday, March 30, 2014
Here we get a glimpse into a home of the Copenhagen Golden Age, where the son of the house (the future Professor Christian Jürgensen) has invited his friends to an evening with tobacco pipes and conversation. Bendz was one of the Golden Age’s most ambitious painters, which is also apparent in this work’s complicated shadow effects. Unfortunately his career was cut short when Bendz died, only 28 years old, on the obligatory cultural tour to Italy.Wilhelm Bendz: A Smoking Party
Saturday, March 29, 2014
Albert Einstein's desk at Princeton University. Photo taken a few hours after his death. From The Day Albert Einstein Died: A Photographer's Story at Life Magazine.