centuriespast:

SCARSELLINOVirgin and Angels Imploring Christ not to Punish Lust, Avarice, and Pride-Oil on canvas, 87 x 104 cmPinacoteca, Vatican

centuriespast:

SCARSELLINO
Virgin and Angels Imploring Christ not to Punish Lust, Avarice, and Pride
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Oil on canvas, 87 x 104 cm
Pinacoteca, Vatican

wetreesinart:


Jérôme Bosch (Pays-B. vers 1450-1516), L’Homme-arbre, n.d., dessin à la plume et encre brune sur papier, Vienne, musée Albertina

wetreesinart:

Jérôme Bosch (Pays-B. vers 1450-1516), L’Homme-arbre, n.d., dessin à la plume et encre brune sur papier, Vienne, musée Albertina

transparentoctopus:

Mikalojus Konstantinas Ciurlionis, Sun passing the sign of Virgo

transparentoctopus:

Mikalojus Konstantinas Ciurlionis, Sun passing the sign of Virgo

(Source: lunarfungi)

statelibrarynsw:

Quadragesimale Discipuli, 1489
 By Johann Herolt
Since the fifth century bindings have been used to hold together gatherings of paper or parchment. The early bindings were designed to preserve the information contained within the volume, making it easier to hold, to store and to transport. The spread of learning across Europe, the introduction of printing and rise of literacy increased the demand for books and influenced the development of the trade from a small medieval workshop to the mass-production of the twentieth century.
Rare books and special collections of the State Library of New South Wales was formed in 1962 although the base of the collections were formed in the nineteenth century through the first Australian Subscription Library and later the Free Public Library. The collection contains a range of material from medieval manuscripts to modern private press and artists’ books.

statelibrarynsw:

Quadragesimale Discipuli, 1489

By Johann Herolt

Since the fifth century bindings have been used to hold together gatherings of paper or parchment. The early bindings were designed to preserve the information contained within the volume, making it easier to hold, to store and to transport. The spread of learning across Europe, the introduction of printing and rise of literacy increased the demand for books and influenced the development of the trade from a small medieval workshop to the mass-production of the twentieth century.

Rare books and special collections of the State Library of New South Wales was formed in 1962 although the base of the collections were formed in the nineteenth century through the first Australian Subscription Library and later the Free Public Library. The collection contains a range of material from medieval manuscripts to modern private press and artists’ books.

entregulistanybostan:

Edward Steichen - Alfred Steiglitz
1935 Vintage Sheet-Fed 
Photogravure by the Beck Engraving Co.
Source

entregulistanybostan:

Edward Steichen - Alfred Steiglitz

1935 Vintage Sheet-Fed

Photogravure by the Beck Engraving Co.

Source

windypoplarsroom:

 J. J. Grandville
"Les Etoiles animées : Vénus ou l’étoile du Berger"

windypoplarsroom:

 J. J. Grandville

"Les Etoiles animées : Vénus ou l’étoile du Berger"

gayorion:

George Burns (left)  & Bob Hope - back in their Vaudeville days - c. 1921

gayorion:

George Burns (left)  & Bob Hope - back in their Vaudeville days - c. 1921

blastedheath:

Hadieh Shafie (Iranian, b. 1969), 10211 Pages, 2012. Acrylic and ink on paper in artist’s frame, diameter: 30 in.

blastedheath:

Hadieh Shafie (Iranian, b. 1969), 10211 Pages, 2012. Acrylic and ink on paper in artist’s frame, diameter: 30 in.

disneytoonland:

The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh 1977

disneytoonland:

The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh 1977

exploratorium:

“I am primarily interested in making it possible for people to become as independent and self-sufficient as possible. This has nothing really to do with art, except that through the arts you can learn many, many skills that you cannot learn through books and problem-solving in the abstract. A child can learn something about color, about design, and about observing objects in nature… Art will make people better, more highly skilled in thinking and improving whatever business one goes into, or whatever occupation. It makes a person broader.” – Ruth Asawa

Ruth Asawa
(b. 1926) is a Japanese-American artist who works in sculpture, painting, and drawing. In 1974, she conducted several day- and week-long sessions at the Exploratorium during which she and groups of young people made complex geometric structures with empty milk cartons. In addition, she made two beautiful panels of folded paper with black-and-white patterns.

The Tinkering Studio will host her daughter, artist Aiko Cuneo, at the next Tinkering Social Club: Milk Cartons Re(imagined) Thursday, September 25 7-9pm.

Photos © Exploratorium

Ruth Asawa (January 24, 1926 – August 5, 2013)

owlmylove:

thesanityclause:

221cbakerstreet:



Secret cinema found beneath Paris.
In September 2004, French police discovered a hidden chamber in the catacombs under Paris. It contained a full-sized movie screen, projection equipment, a bar, a pressure cooker for making couscous, a professionally installed electricity system, and at least three phone lines. Movies ranged from 1950s noir classics to recent thrillers.
When the police returned three days later, the phone and power lines had been cut and there was a note on the floor: “Do not try to find us.” (via)


SECRET, MILDLY THREATENING UNDERGROUND COUSCOUS CINEMA
I WANNA GO

LET ME JOIN YOUR KIND, UNDERGROUND MOVIE PEOPLE

nO YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND THIS ENTIRE CINEMA WAS HIDDEN BEHIND AN UNDER CONSTRUCTION SIGN THAT LEAD TO A CHECK-IN DISK WITH A FULL CCTV HOOKUP THAT WOULD TURN ON AND RECORD ANY UNREGISTERED VISITORS. AND IF SOMEONE SNUCK IN? A TAPE OF BARKING SECURITY DOGS WOULD BEGIN TO PLAY. 
BEYOND THE CRAZY FRONT DESK AND THE MOVIE THEATER, THERE WAS A STOCKED BAR AND TABLES AND CHAIRS, MEANING THAT AFTER CATCHING A FLICK IN AN ILLEGAL PARISIAN CATACOMB THEATER, YOU COULD THEN EAT COUSCOUS AND SIP A COCKTAIL NEXT DOOR. THERE WAS A PROFESSIONAL ELECTRICITY SYSTEM SET UP, AND AT LEAST 3 WORKING PHONE LINES. THIS SHIT WAS LIKE A BOND VILLAIN. 
BETTER YET? IT WAS RUMORED THAT THE PLACE WAS SET UP BY THE UNDERGROUND FRENCH ART GANG UX “Urban eXperiment”, WHO NAVIGATES THROUGH THE PARISIAN UNDERGROUNDS AND ILLEGALLY RESTORES ABANDONED WORKS OF ART, ALONG WITH HOLDING FILM FESTIVALS IN THE BASEMENTS OF GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS. THEY EVEN RELEASED A SHORT FILM ABOUT THEIR WORK RESTORING THE ICONIC PANTHEON CLOCK OVER THE COURSE OF ONE YEAR. NO ONE SUSPECTED THEIR INVOLVEMENT, UNTIL THE CLOCK BEGAN TO WORK AGAIN AFTER 60 YEARS OF RUSTING.
IF YOU DON’T THINK CATACOMBS AND THE PEOPLE WHO HANG OUT IN THEM ARE SOME OF THE COOLEST FUCKING THINGS IN THE WORLD THEN I IMPLORE YOU TO EAT SOME COUSCOUS AND RECONSIDER.

owlmylove:

thesanityclause:

221cbakerstreet:

Secret cinema found beneath Paris.

In September 2004, French police discovered a hidden chamber in the catacombs under Paris. It contained a full-sized movie screen, projection equipment, a bar, a pressure cooker for making couscous, a professionally installed electricity system, and at least three phone lines. Movies ranged from 1950s noir classics to recent thrillers.

When the police returned three days later, the phone and power lines had been cut and there was a note on the floor: “Do not try to find us.” (via)

SECRET, MILDLY THREATENING UNDERGROUND COUSCOUS CINEMA

I WANNA GO

LET ME JOIN YOUR KIND, UNDERGROUND MOVIE PEOPLE

nO YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND THIS ENTIRE CINEMA WAS HIDDEN BEHIND AN UNDER CONSTRUCTION SIGN THAT LEAD TO A CHECK-IN DISK WITH A FULL CCTV HOOKUP THAT WOULD TURN ON AND RECORD ANY UNREGISTERED VISITORS. AND IF SOMEONE SNUCK IN? A TAPE OF BARKING SECURITY DOGS WOULD BEGIN TO PLAY. 

BEYOND THE CRAZY FRONT DESK AND THE MOVIE THEATER, THERE WAS A STOCKED BAR AND TABLES AND CHAIRS, MEANING THAT AFTER CATCHING A FLICK IN AN ILLEGAL PARISIAN CATACOMB THEATER, YOU COULD THEN EAT COUSCOUS AND SIP A COCKTAIL NEXT DOOR. THERE WAS A PROFESSIONAL ELECTRICITY SYSTEM SET UP, AND AT LEAST 3 WORKING PHONE LINES. THIS SHIT WAS LIKE A BOND VILLAIN. 

BETTER YET? IT WAS RUMORED THAT THE PLACE WAS SET UP BY THE UNDERGROUND FRENCH ART GANG UX “Urban eXperiment”, WHO NAVIGATES THROUGH THE PARISIAN UNDERGROUNDS AND ILLEGALLY RESTORES ABANDONED WORKS OF ART, ALONG WITH HOLDING FILM FESTIVALS IN THE BASEMENTS OF GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS. THEY EVEN RELEASED A SHORT FILM ABOUT THEIR WORK RESTORING THE ICONIC PANTHEON CLOCK OVER THE COURSE OF ONE YEAR. NO ONE SUSPECTED THEIR INVOLVEMENT, UNTIL THE CLOCK BEGAN TO WORK AGAIN AFTER 60 YEARS OF RUSTING.

IF YOU DON’T THINK CATACOMBS AND THE PEOPLE WHO HANG OUT IN THEM ARE SOME OF THE COOLEST FUCKING THINGS IN THE WORLD THEN I IMPLORE YOU TO EAT SOME COUSCOUS AND RECONSIDER.

mccartneymadness:

Ed Sullivan show, 1964

mccartneymadness:

Ed Sullivan show, 1964

cross-connect:

reblog from ladyinterior:

Postcards For Ants, Lorraine Loots

earthandanimals:


Jewel of the stream by Corné van Oosterhout

earthandanimals:

Jewel of the stream by 

robotcosmonaut:

7 Cardinal Rules for Life