jueves, 30 de junio de 2011

Paradise or the Garden of Eden

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Paradise or the Garden of Eden with the Countries circumjacent inhabited by the Patriarchs
Author/creator: Moxon, Joseph
Date:  1690
British Library Board

sábado, 25 de junio de 2011

L'anatomie de l'homme

Traité complet de l'anatomie de l'homme  
Brain, spinal cord, spinal nerves and filaments.
Jacob, Nicolas Henri, 1781-1871
Lithography, with hand-colouring

The Grand Canyon of Mars

The largest canyon in the Solar System cuts a wide swath across the face of Mars. Named Valles Marineris, the grand valley extends over 3,000 kilometers long, spans as much as 600 kilometers across, and delves as much as 8 kilometers deep.
Credit: Viking Project, USGS, NASA

Hanging Out

Hanging Out

Some Flying Foxes hanging out at Parramatta Park

viernes, 24 de junio de 2011

The Antennae

A suggestive visual appearance of the extended arcing structures gives the galaxy pair its popular name: The Antennae

Image Credit & Copyright:  - Andrey Oreshko (Elena Remote Observatory),
Processing - Dietmar Hager (stargazer-observatory)

jueves, 23 de junio de 2011

Memento Mori

A memento mori as New Year greeting, about 1500 
"Hans KVRCZ" is inscribed, on the mirror: "ZIT BRINGT ALLE DING"

miércoles, 22 de junio de 2011

sábado, 18 de junio de 2011

Phycodurus eques


Phycodurus eques (dragón de mar foliado,  leafy sea dragon) 
Oeste de Australia,  habita en aguas templadas y poco profundas.

miércoles, 15 de junio de 2011

Everything is Vanity

Everything is Vanity', a mezzotint by German artist Johann Jakob Haid (who worked with Johann Ridinger on a botanical series). {undated but ~1750}

martes, 14 de junio de 2011


Giovanni Folo, Italian (1764-1836)
Venus sailing on a Mussel Shell
After Bernardino Nocchi
Engraving, partly executed with knurl.

Fuente: http://www.thorvaldsensmuseum.dk/en/collections/andre_kunstneres_grafik?order=&page=14

lunes, 13 de junio de 2011

jueves, 9 de junio de 2011

lunes, 6 de junio de 2011

Leda and the Swan

Leda and the Swan
Cornelis Bos
Netherlandish printmaker (b. ca. 1506, 's-Hertogenbosch, d. ca. 1564)
Engraving, 305 x 407 mm
British Museum, London

Odysseus crater

 The vast expanse of the crater Odysseus 
(450 kilometers or 280 miles across)
NASA Mission Cassini.  Saturn's moon Tethys. 2010

Fuente: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/cassini/multimedia/pia08400.html

sábado, 4 de junio de 2011

Allegory of Vice and Virtue

Andrea Mantegna, Allegory of Vice and Virtue, a drawing
Italy, around AD 1490
'Virtus Combusta' ('Virtue in flames') / Allegory of the Fall of Ignorant Humanity

Allegory of the Transience of Life

Master IAM of Zwolle (anonimous, around 1440-1504), 
Allegory of the Transience of Life, coloured engraving on vellum
The Netherlands, about AD 1480-90

The Head of the Virgin

Leonardo da Vinci  (1452–1519
The Head of the Virgin in Three-Quarter View Facing Right
Form  the Virgin and Child with Saint Anne (Musée du Louvre, Paris)1508–12
Black chalk, charcoal, and red chalk, with some traces of white chalk  

viernes, 3 de junio de 2011