Destino An animated collaboration between Salvador Dali and Walt Disney. 1946.
A convergence of inspiration
#Ukiyo-e, or ukiyo-ye (浮世絵, Japanese: [u.ki.jo.e], “pictures of the floating world”), is a genre of art that flourished in Japan from the 17th through 19th centuries. Its artists produced woodblock prints and paintings of such subjects as female beauties; kabuki actors and sumo wrestlers; scenes […]
“Without having seen the Sistine Chapel one can form no appreciable idea of what one man is capable of achieving.” —Johann Wolfgang Goethe, 23 August 1787, The article, and title of this post, is below The Restoration of 1984-94 segment. It is about the […]
Time to battle! In the 1950s archeologists made a great discovery near the city of Novgorod, Russia: they dug up hundreds of pieces of birch bark with all sorts of texts written on them. Including pieces from children. In the 13th century, young schoolboys learning […]
I found an image taken from the Hebrew Cervera Bible. An illuminated manuscript dated c.1299, a designated National Treasure from the National Library of Portugal in Lisbon. This image and caption caught my eye and my curiosity. The caption source is unknown to me. One of the […]