1. Unattributed, Maiko Hatsuko Playing with a Ball, 1920s

    (Fonte: tytusjaneta, via ollebosse)

  2. magictransistor:


    Athanasius Kircher, Oedipus Aegyptiacus. (Rome, 1652-4) 

  3. erikkwakkel:

    Smart cover

    Like the iPad, this scientific book from 1678 has a smart cover. The front of the sheepskin bookbinding is not filled with blind-stamped decoration, as was often the case, but a printed sundial was pasted on it. Put the book in the sun, place a stylus on the cover, and it will tell you what time it is. What’s more, it was likely used in this fashion given that the ‘footprint’ of the stylus is still visible - note the small circle and the black stain near the letters IHS. A book that tells the time: the smart cover is not the only parallel with our modern iPad!

    Pic: Oxford, Bodleian Library, Broxb. 46.10 (1678). More information: about this type of sundial here; more about this book here.

  4. artemisdreaming:

    Dancing Satyr of Mazara del Vallo, fourth-century  B.C., Greece

    Images:  mondomostre.it


    Description from Wiki:  ”The over-lifesize Dancing Satyr of Mazara del Vallo is a Greek bronze statue, whose refinement and rapprochement with the manner of Praxiteles has made it a subject of discussion.

    (via elphemere)

  5. yama-bato:

    Eikoh Hosoe

    "Parque Guell 2"

  7. theconstantbuzz:

    © Eikoh Hosoe

  8. vasilyt:


    Angel with Bird Iran, Qajar Dynasty, 19th century Paintings Oil on canvas 13 7/8 x 9 1/8 x 3/4 in. (35.53 x 23.3 x 1.9 cm)

    (via beverleyshiller)

  10. Il ramo d’oro di William Turner

  11. imagediver:

    Click on the image to see the detail in a zoomable context.

    Detail from Christ crucified with Toledo in the Background, El Greco, 1604-1614

    (via nataliakoptseva)

  12. les-sources-du-nil:

    Yasuhiro Ishimoto   石元泰博 (1921-2012)

    Untitled, circa 1960

    (Fonte: artnet.com, via nakedatheistliberals)

  13. all-things-fcked:

    Join the cult, don't drink the Kool-Aid.

    (via giampixxx)