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: maybellemint)

jeannepompadour:

Book of Hours of Marguerite d’Orléans, western France, c. 1430

design-is-fine:

Malcolm English, artwork for Carnaby Street by Tom Salter, 1970. Via  Sweet Jane

damsellover:

Phyllis Stanley in The Next of Kin (1942)

damsellover:

Phyllis Stanley in The Next of Kin (1942)


Athanasius Kircher, Sphinx Mystagoga, 17th century

Athanasius Kircher, Sphinx Mystagoga, 17th century

(Source: deathandmysticism)


'Aequabunt viribus ausus'
Thesis plate with Pallas Athena in armour riding on a chariot drawn by two lions, while an eagle rises to Jupiter above. Engraver unknown. 1660s.

'Aequabunt viribus ausus'

Thesis plate with Pallas Athena in armour riding on a chariot drawn by two lions, while an eagle rises to Jupiter above. Engraver unknown. 1660s.

(Source: britishmuseum.org)

ART HISTORY MEME || [9/9] paintings: The Coronation of Napoleon by Jacques-Louis David (1807) +

design-is-fine:

Piet Mondrian, Tableau No. 1, 1922/25. Oil on canvas. Photo Robert Bayer. Via fondationbeyeler.ch

design-is-fine:

Piet Mondrian, Tableau No. 1, 1922/25. Oil on canvas. Photo Robert Bayer. Via fondationbeyeler.ch

rudygodinez:

Oskar Schlemmer’s contribution of a mural as part of the redecoration of the Jugendstil premises in the spirit of the Bauhaus, (1923)

Schlemmer chose the worksop wing as the location for his mural contribution for the Bauhaus exhibition of 1923, where he combined painting and sculpture in “colored mortar reliefs”. These were executed by master craftsman Josef Hartwig and a number of students. In these murals, Schlemmer played with the contrasts of standing/lying, male/female and man/architecture.