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    Hands

    Mmmmm, hands.
    I like hands; I more than like hands — I am enchanted by them, knee-buckled at times. How could I not be? They’re a conduit for knowing, hands, a way of learning and understanding the three dimensions that surround us, and maybe some other dimensions too (I think of Helen Keller touching Annie Sullivan’s face and mouth to begin to understand language.) Each time we put our hands on another person, or have another person’s hands laid on us, we give or are given, we teach or we learn. That is quite delicious to contemplate.

    Musicians’ hands are very shiversome for me; carpenters’ hands too. People who make fine or complex things with their hands charm and delight me. The hands of Edith Sitwell were as beautiful as the most beautiful painting or jewel or wild-whipped storm-sky.



    (And apropos of nothing, can this be the place I tell you that in the great pantheon of total strangers I’m madly in love with, Louise Lecavalier is the greatest goddess of them all?)

    Hands painted by Pablo Picasso, photo by Man Ray, 1935
    Hands painted by Pablo Picasso. Photo by Man Ray, 1935.
    Via pichaus
    Practical English Handbook back via danletson's photostream
    Back cover, Practical English Handbook, Fourth Edition by Watkins Dillingham Martin.
    Via :) maho's photostream on flickr
    Practical English Handbook  Houghton-Mifflin. Printed 1974. via danletson's photostream
    Front cover, Practical English Handbook, Fourth Edition by Watkins Dillingham Martin.
    Via :) maho's photostream on flickr
    Screaming my hand by Haroshi, 2010
    Screaming my hand, 2010, by Haroshi
    via we roll the nickles on tumblr
    Jack Thompson, Hand of the Mysteries
    Hand of the Mysteries by Jack Thompson.
    Via Projects Gallery
    Goltzius's_right_Hand
    Hendrik Goltzius's drawing of his own malformed right hand, 1588.
    ak7
    The Birth of Us (Boy), 2006-07, by Anders Krisár
    tumblr hand
    Sitwell by Beaton, 1962
    Edith Sitwell photographed by Cecil Beaton, 1962.
    black power salute via workingtv
    American track-and-field athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos give the Black Power salute on the podium after winning medals at the Mexico City Olympics, October 16, 1968.
    Via working tv
    Helen Keller touching the face of her teacher Annie Sullivan

    Helen Keller touching the face of her teacher Annie Sullivan.

    Photograph first published in LIFE magazine.
    rudge hand
    black gloves
    Black Gloves by Susan Fothergille.
    Via art interiors
    tattoo 1, 2006, min jeong seo
    tattoo, 2006, by Min Jeong Seo
    miles davis irving penn
    From the series 12 Hands of Miles Davis and His Trumpet, New York, July 1, 1986, by Irving Penn.
    Alexander Alexeieff's illustrations for Adrienne Mesurat by Julien Green, 1929  from the collection of Richard Sica via 50 watts
    Alexander Alexeieff’s illustrations for Adrienne Mesurat by Julien Green, 1929. From the collection of Richard Sica.
    Via 50 Watts
    Panic by Roland Topor, 1965
    Illustration from Dessins paniques, 1965, by Roland Topor
    this is gonna be great by parra via supertouchart
    This is gonna be great by parra.
    Via Super Touch Art
    the care and maintenance via uppercasemagazine.tumblr
    Traces No 8 - d
    Traces No. 8, 2006, by Valerie Hammond.
    Via the Carrie Haddad Gallery
    johnny-cash-middle-finger
    Johnny Cash gives you the finger, 1969
    Cocteau - le sand d'un poete 14
    Still from Le sang d'un poète, 1930, Jean Cocteau.
    michelangelo-buonarroti-the-creation-of-adam-detail-of-god-s-and-adam-s-hands-from-the-sistine-ceiling
    The Creation of Adam, detail, in the Sistine Chapel, painted by Michelangelo Buonarroti
    work by piero fornasetti
    Detail from work by Piero Fornaesetti
    phone home by Rocco Malatesta
    Phone Home by Rocco Malatesta
    freddy by rocco malatesta
    Freddy by Rocco Malatesta
    leonard by rocco malatesta
    Leonard by Rocco Malatesta
    hunter1
    Still from The Night Of The Hunter, 1955, starring Robert Mitchum as a psychopathic preacher.
    secretmusem05
    Image via Morbid Anatomy
    Saga_do_negativo_Stephan Doitschinoff
    A Saga do Negativo (Negative Saga) by Stephan Doitschinoff.
    Via the Jonathan LeVine Gallery
    porous hands, 2009, min jeong seo
    porous hands, 2009, by Min Jeong Seo
    phonograph with wax hand, 1997, catherine widgery
    Phonograph with Wax Hand, 1997, by Catherine Widgery
    thiago alvim, brazil
    Street art by Thiago Alvim, Brazil.
    Via unurth
    Stigmata, illus for Trunk Blood V2-Blood by Shannon Freshwater
    Illustration by Shannon Freshwater
    preview
    Detail, Red Hand Commando mural, Belfast. Image provenance unknown.
    amputation
    Amputation of fingers from Traité complet de l’anatomie de l’homme, 1831-1854.
    Via la Rocaille
    eaglesofdeathmetal via cr blog by Eagles of Death Metal by Gav Beattie_0_1
    Eagles of Death Metal poster by Gav Beattie.
    Via Creative Review blog
    image via  bisybackson on flickr
    Detail of Un ciel verni. 2011 stephanie-chabot
    Detail from Un ciel verni, 2011, by Stéphanie Chabot
    11 Jonathan Zawada- Big Mouth Zine via 50 watts
    Illustration from Big Mouth zine by Jonathan Zawada.
    Via 50 Watts
    image by Jonathan Zawada from Big Mouth zine via 50 watts
    Illustration from Big Mouth zine by Jonathan Zawada.
    Via 50 Watts
    from A Handful of Surprises by Anne Heathers and Esteban Frances (1961) 2 via 50 watts
    Illustration from A Handful of Surprises by Anne Heathers and Esteban Frances, 1961.
    Via 50 Watts
    hand-of-glory-illustration
    La main de gloire (Hand of glory) illustration.
    Via Morbid Anatomy
    Day 260-baby doll hands via collectionaday
    Collection of baby doll hands.
    Via A Collection a Day
    bodhisattva by norman photos on flickr
    Bodhisattva photograph by norman photos' photostream on flickr
    from A Handful of Surprises by Anne Heathers and Esteban Frances (1961) via 50 watts
    Illustration from A Handful of Surprises by Anne Heathers and Esteban Frances, 1961.
    Via 50 Watts
    moderat, album cover, via skynetblogs.be
    hand from syydneyyarr on tumblr
    Image provenance unknown.
    Torso #5 Ross Richmond via curatedobject.us
    Torso #5 by Ross Richmond.
    Via the Duane Reed Gallery
    hands_tied by bonnie marie smith
    Hands Tied by Bonnie Marie Smith
    hand via scientificillustration.tumblr
    zebra
    Zebra, from Animani by Mario Mariotti, 1980.
    Throw 'Em Up, hand signs by Dana Park Weiser via acidolatte
    Throw by Dana Weiser
    Glove of Flowers by Felieke van der Leest, 1999
    Bosje Bloemen Handschoen (Glove of Flowers), 1999, by
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