Tuesday, August 26, 2014
renaissance-art:

Hieronymus Bosch c. 1490-1500
Ship of Fools

renaissance-art:

Hieronymus Bosch c. 1490-1500

Ship of Fools

Sunday, August 24, 2014

thegetty:

chivalry-project:

Intellect is the best weapon.

Chess Problems, late 1300s, in Book of Chess Problems. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Ms. Ludwig XV 15, fol. 31.

This page on view at the Getty July 8–September 21, 2014.

Your move. 

Next chance to add your illumination to The Chivalry Project? Tomorrow, drop in between 11am and 3pm

Thursday, August 7, 2014
blastedheath:

Alexander Rodchenko (Russian, 1891-1956), Points, Composition No. 119, 1920. Oil on canvas.

blastedheath:

Alexander Rodchenko (Russian, 1891-1956), Points, Composition No. 119, 1920. Oil on canvas.

(Source: somisareg-sanatalp)

Saturday, August 2, 2014
madamecuratrix:

Phrenology Head inside Glass Display Case
France circa 1870
At Obsolete.

madamecuratrix:

Phrenology Head inside Glass Display Case

France circa 1870

At Obsolete.

Sunday, June 15, 2014
nemfrog:

New York Public Library cross section. Scientific American. 1911.

nemfrog:

New York Public Library cross section. Scientific American. 1911.

dendroica:

Recent storm surges have exposed the wreckage of a German First World War U-boat which has been marooned on mudflats off the Kent coast for nearly a century. Picture: INVICTA KENT MEDIA (via Pictures of the day: 20 December 2013 - Telegraph)

dendroica:

Recent storm surges have exposed the wreckage of a German First World War U-boat which has been marooned on mudflats off the Kent coast for nearly a century. Picture: INVICTA KENT MEDIA (via Pictures of the day: 20 December 2013 - Telegraph)

'Nordseite des Merapi', from: Topographischer und naturwissenschaftlicher Atlas zur Reise durch Java, Franz Wilhelm Junghuhn, Magdeburg, 1845

'Nordseite des Merapi', from: Topographischer und naturwissenschaftlicher Atlas zur Reise durch Java, Franz Wilhelm Junghuhn, Magdeburg, 1845

mythologyofblue:

Unfinished Lands including Southern Shore of Volca and Land Forming from William Robert Broughton’s A Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific Ocean, 1795-1798

mythologyofblue:

Unfinished Lands including Southern Shore of Volca and Land Forming from William Robert Broughton’s A Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific Ocean, 1795-1798

idhangthatonmywall:

Hiroshige (1797-1858), Owl on a Maple Branch in the Full Moon, 1832.

idhangthatonmywall:

Hiroshige (1797-1858), Owl on a Maple Branch in the Full Moon, 1832.

Owls, Chuck Groenink

Owls, Chuck Groenink

La Charge (1902-1903), André Devambez (1867-1944)

La Charge (1902-1903), André Devambez (1867-1944)

'View of the great Peak & the adjacent Country, on the West Coast of New Zealand', from A journal of a voyage to the South Seas, Sydney Parkinson, 1784

'View of the great Peak & the adjacent Country, on the West Coast of New Zealand', from A journal of a voyage to the South Seas, Sydney Parkinson, 1784

H.M.S Beagle, ‘Terra del Fuego’, watercolor by Conrad Martens, ca. 1832

H.M.S Beagle, ‘Terra del Fuego’, watercolor by Conrad Martens, ca. 1832

View of the coast of Tierra del Fuego, Alexander Buchan, 1769

View of the coast of Tierra del Fuego, Alexander Buchan, 1769