John Colapinto speaks with Diane Radycki, the author of a new book about the German modernist painter Paula Modersohn-Becker: http://nyr.kr/1aNLX4w
“Radycki performs some sharp detective work to suggest that Picasso’s knowledge of a 1906 Modersohn-Becker portrait played a crucial role in his solving the problem, later that same year, of how to paint the head in his seminal portrait of Gertrude Stein—just one piece of evidence that allows Radycki to call Modersohn-Becker’s story ‘the missing piece in the history of twentieth-century modernism.’”
“Self-Portrait with Amber Necklace” (1906). Courtesy of Kunsthandel Wolfgang Werner KG, Bremen/Berlin.
From the USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab’s Flickr page come these amazing photos of bees’ heads. Photographed by Sam Droege, these photos offer a glimpse into the micro world of bees that most never see.
Ed note: This new sperm bank for honey bees could help fight colony collapse disorder.