Strange and lovely sculptures of Christina Bothwell

Christina Bothwell, 'Kundalini', 2011

Christina Bothwell, ‘Kundalini’, 2011. Cast glass, window glass, raku clay, found objects, oil paint.

Christina Bothwell, 'Samadhi 2', 2003-06. Cast glass, raku fired clay, oil paint.

Christina Bothwell, ‘Samadhi 2’, 2003-06. Cast glass, raku fired clay, oil paint.

Christina Bothwell's translucent glass sculpture of pregnant girl

Christina Bothwell, ‘Samadhi 1’, 2012. Cast glass, raku fired clay, oil paint.

Christina Bothwell's translucent glass sculpture of cat girl with furry ears

Christina Bothwell, ‘Cat Girl’, 2009. Cast glass, raku clay, taxidermy, oil paint.

Christina Bothwell's translucent glass sculpture of octopus girl

Christina Bothwell, ‘Octopus’. Cast glass.

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Three ridiculously interesting photographs from the history of art

Pablo Picasso wearing a bull's mask.

The models of American Gothic pose with Grant Wood's iconic painting.

Models for Grant Woods’ ‘American Gothic’ (1930) posed with painting. Via Twenty Two Words.

Robert Cornelius, the first photography self portrait.

Daguerreotype of Robert Cornelius, likely the first photographic self-portrait ever taken, c 1839. Via American Library of Congress.

These three intriguing photographs have no real relationship with one another, except that each image reveals a little bit of the hidden history of art. Read on for more about these remarkable images. Continue reading