kardiologn:

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.

myimaginarybrooklyn:

magictransistor:

John Buckland Wright. Illustrations for The Collected Sonnets of John Keats. The Halcyon Press. 1930.

thirdorgan:

Oskar Schlemmer (Germany, 1888–1943)

houghtonlib:

Fine, Oronce, 1494-1555. La theorique des cieulx et sept planetes, avec leurs mouvements, orbes & disposition, 1558.

*FC5.F494.528tb 

Houghton Library, Harvard University

lionofchaeronea:

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.

lionofchaeronea:

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.

kardiologn:

« Regnault de Montauban », rédaction en prose. Regnault de Montauban, tome 1er

Source: gallica.bnf.fr

Bibliothèque de l’Arsenal, Ms-5072 réserve, fol. 37v.

s-hayashi:

Samuel Beckett’s book “GODOT” inscribed by him, and letters

In French, to his close friends, the painter Henri Hayden and Josette Hayden

À
Henri et Jossette
affecteusement
        Sam
Paris Nov 1952

Songs about Ecuador

Hermosa fotografía de los Andes ecuatorianos arruinada por mí

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…

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lindahall:

A selection of creatures from Serpentum, et draconum by Ulisse Aldrovandi, 1640.

Children’s Illustrators: Kay Nielsen

Born 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.

(Source: maybellelatte)