Francis Bacon - Figure in a Landscape (1952)
Circus comes to town ( via vernacularvisions)
Martyr in the Catacombs
Carl Theodor Dreyer, Vampyr (1932)
David Lynch and the Lady Behind The Radiator
Edouard Boubat, Lella, 1947
Marginalia Monday, with Manicules!
Annotations are not uncommon in our collections, but the reader of this copy of a 1541 tract by Martin Luther is less restrained than many. The pamphlet has large, flowing annotations throughout and numerous pointing hands, or manicules. (Our student assistants have dubbed these markings “finger guns.”)
A modern reader might assume that the ‘no’s suggest disagreement with the text, but they are likely manuscript abbreviations for “nota.”
Notice also the unfortunate, later trimming of the text block, obscuring some of the marginalia.