Le tavole acquerellate di Ulisse Aldrovandi
Ulisse Aldrovandi (11 September 1522 – 4 May 1605) was an Italian naturalist, the moving force behind Bologna’s botanical garden, one of the first in Europe. Carolus Linnaeus and the comte de Buffon reckoned him the father of natural history studies. He is usually referred to, especially in older literature, as Aldrovandus; his name in Italian is equally given as Aldroandi.
In the course of his life he would assemble one of the most spectacular cabinets of curiosities, his “theatre” illuminating natural history comprising some 7000 specimens of the diversità di cose naturali, of which he wrote a description in 1595. Between 1551 and 1554 he organised several expeditions to collect plants for a herbarium, among the first botanizing expeditions. Eventually his herbarium contained about 4760 dried specimens on 4117 sheets in sixteen volumes, preserved at the University of Bologna.
Oskar Schlemmer (Germany, 1888–1943)
Pope Formosus and Stephen VII- The Cadaver Synod, Jean-Paul Laurens, 1870
The painting represents a scene from the so-called “Cadaver Synod” of 879, in which the new Pope, Stephen VII, tried his deceased predecessor Formosus for perjury, found him guilty, and declared his papacy null and void.
« Regnault de Montauban », rédaction en prose. Regnault de Montauban, tome 1er
Bibliothèque de l’Arsenal, Ms-5072 réserve, fol. 37v.
Songs about Ecuador
Hermosa fotografía de los Andes ecuatorianos arruinada por mí
Hace algunos años que vengo escuchando la canción Montanita de Ratatat y no fue hasta hoy que se me ocurrió pensar qué otros artistas “de gran envergadura” han dedicado canciones a mi país. Claro, de inmediato vino a mi cabeza la majestuosa Guayaquil Cityde Mano Negra, así que con revisar mis archivos de audio me encontré con 3…
Children’s Illustrators: Kay NielsenBorn in Denmark in 1886, Nielsen was inspired by Art Nouveau and Eastern influences in his illustrations, and adopted many practices of Japanese woodcuts, such as asymmetrical composition, large vacant areas, sinuous linework, and flattened perspective.