kardiologn:

Folio from Aja’ib al-makhluqat (Wonders of Creation) by al-Qazvini; recto: Archangel Gabriel (Jabril); verso: Archangel Michael (Mikayyil)

early 15th century

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heaveninawildflower:

'Un peu…' (a little). Plate from 'Gazette du Bon Ton' (July 1913) by George Barbier (1882–1932).

Image and text courtesy MFA Boston.

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cinque-del-mattino:

Paul Klee (1879-1940) |  Redgreen and Violet-Yellow Rhythms, 1920

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belgianpaintings:

Léon Spilliaert - Le Nuage, Berchem

© Collection privée, Berchem / ADAGP Paris 2005

1902

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catmota:

Abduction  (1945)

Robert Pearson McChesney

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atomic-flash:

'L'enfant aux lumières' ('The Child With The Lights') - Projector Mannequin Composition by Lucien Lorelle, 1954.

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design-is-fine:

Jan Lenica, Illustration for exhibition poster Lebensbilder – Zeitbilder, 1992. Deutsches Plakat Museum, Essen, Germany. Source

design-is-fine:

Jan Lenica, Illustration for exhibition poster Lebensbilder – Zeitbilder, 1992. Deutsches Plakat Museum, Essen, Germany. Source

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oursoulsaredamned:

Wunderzeichenbuch, or “Book Of Miracles’”, 1552

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mapmonger:

Bayerische StaatsBibliothek. Notitia Dignitatum (Sammelhandschrift) - BSB Clm 10291. 1542 and 1550-1551

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gibisoma:

Roman Mosaic, House of Menander | Pompeii/Pompei, Italia

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venusmilk:

Emil Orlik
Ex Libris, 1905

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uromancy:

Gustaw Gwozdecki. Księżyc. 1908.

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hadrian6:

From the Art Academy’s Plaster Cast Collection. 1843. Johan Julius Exner. Danish 1825-1910. oil/canvas.

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Etruscan Bronze Mask of Achelous, c. 520 BC
In Greek mythology, Achelous was the patron deity of the “silver-swirling” Achelous River, which is the largest river of Greece, and thus the chief of all river deities, since every river was believed to have its own spirit. His name is pre-Greek, its meaning unknown. In ancient art his image is often reduced to just a bearded mask, and he is believed to be the origin of the medieval Green Man. 
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archaicwonder:

Etruscan Bronze Mask of Achelous, c. 520 BC

In Greek mythology, Achelous was the patron deity of the “silver-swirling” Achelous River, which is the largest river of Greece, and thus the chief of all river deities, since every river was believed to have its own spirit. His name is pre-Greek, its meaning unknown. In ancient art his image is often reduced to just a bearded mask, and he is believed to be the origin of the medieval Green Man

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