9 Episodes

photography by Katherine Dahab

Explore
s
Close-Ups
Nosing Around by
Julie Jones
, curator

Nose Ornament with Spiders [Peru; Salinar (?)]

It’s a form of mask, a form of changed personality.
#88
Photography by
Katherine Dahab
View Episode Page
Explore
P
Pages
Boy Geniuses by
Timothy B. Husband
, curator

Herman, Paul, and Jean de Limbourg (Franco-Netherlandish): The Belles Heures of Jean de France, Duc de Berry

In the center of the book, they’re struggling with their compositional arrangements, but as they progress, they become incredibly inventive.
#84
Photography by
Katherine Dahab
View Episode Page
Explore
s
Close-Ups
Exposure by
Freyda Spira
, curator

Albrecht Dürer (German): Adam and Eve

Prints interest me because they circulate in society.
#76
Photography by
Katherine Dahab
View Episode Page
Explore
a
On Site
Metaphorical by
Shi-yee Liu
, curator

Liang Kai (Chinese): Poet Strolling by a Marshy Bank

He’s playing on the idea of the deceptive nature of what can be seen on the surface.
#68
Photography by
Katherine Dahab
View Episode Page
Explore
s
Close-Ups
Compassion by
Carrie Rebora Barratt
, associate director

John Trumbull (American): The Sortie Made by the Garrison of Gibraltar

Every one of his pictures has an agenda.
#61
Photography by
Katherine Dahab
View Episode Page
Explore
a
On Site
Monsters by
Kiki Karoglou
, curator

Marble capital and finial in the form of a sphinx [Greek, Attic]

This makes you think about beauty, especially female beauty, as being both enchanting and dangerous.
#50
Photography by
Katherine Dahab
View Episode Page
Explore
a
On Site
Sustenance by
Catharine Roehrig
, curator

Statue of an Offering Bearer [Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, Southern Asasif, Tomb of Meketre]

They’ve captured her in a moment in time.
#36
Photography by
Katherine Dahab
View Episode Page
Explore
k
Sounds
Getting Lost by
Deniz Beyazit
, curator

Tughra (Official Signature) of Sultan Süleiman the Magnificent (r. 1520–66) [Turkey, Istanbul]

By looking closely I really discovered that there is a system. That there is a beauty. There is a sense of music even behind how these flowers work together.
#16
Photography by
Katherine Dahab
View Episode Page
Explore
P
Pages
The Geeky Side by
Melanie Holcomb
, curator

Curtain of the Tabernacle, one of six illustrated leaves from the Postilla Litteralis (Literal Commentary) of Nicholas of Lyra [French]

It’s as much about the power of images as anything I know.
#9
Photography by
Katherine Dahab
View Episode Page