Michelangelo’s handwritten 16th-Century Grocery List for his illiterate servant

(…) when Michelangelo scrawled, he scrawled with both a craftsman’s practical precision and an artist’s evocative flair. “Because the servant he was sending to market was illiterate,” writes the Oregonian‘s Steve Duin in a review of a Seattle Art Museum show, “Michelangelo illustrated the shopping lists — a herring, tortelli, two fennel soups, four anchovies and ‘a small quarter of a rough wine’ — with rushed (and all the more exquisite for it) caricatures in pen and ink.” As we can see, the true Renaissance Man didn’t just pursue a variety of interests, but applied his mastery equally to tasks exceptional and mundane. Which, of course, renders the mundane exceptional.


6 Beautiful corsets by RetroFolie!

I don’t understand why more people don’t know of her work, it’s absolutely incredible! This Montreal corseterie bases her designs off of Victorian-cut styles and they have gorgeous curvature. She has quite a few ‘art-history’ corsets with prints from famous (mostly Renascence) paintings (The swing pictured above) and all of her fabrics are so cute and rather posh. Her corsets are made-to-measure and are actually pretty affordable, go take a look! Her work is perfect!

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