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14 Aug 14 at 2 am

queermobile:

amorphe:

 

heracliteanfire:

‘Phengodidae Sp. The beetle family Phengodidae is known also as glowworm beetles, whose larvae are known as glowworms.’ (via Project Noah)

who did her hair like this

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queermobile:

amorphe:

 
heracliteanfire:

‘Phengodidae Sp. The beetle family Phengodidae is known also as glowworm beetles, whose larvae are known as glowworms.’ (via Project Noah)



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21 Jul 14 at 1 am

allaboutmary:

An 18th century painting of Our Lady of Mount Carmel by the Bolivian artist Gaspar Miguel de Berrio.

(Source: artandantiquesmag.com, via 18thcenturylove)

allaboutmary:

An 18th century painting of Our Lady of Mount Carmel by the Bolivian artist Gaspar Miguel de Berrio.
windsorhouseantiques:

http://www.windsorhouseantiques.co.uk/stock/d/18th-century-mahogany-longcase-clock-by-chas-howe-of-london/153125
windsorhouseantiques:

http://www.windsorhouseantiques.co.uk/stock/d/pair-of-late-18th-century-mahogany-cupboards/150941
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21 Jul 14 at 1 am

formfollowsfunctionjournal:

In 1692 an artist known only as “A. Boogert” sat down to write a book in Dutch about mixing watercolors. Not only would he begin the book with a bit about the use of color in painting, but would go on to explain how to create certain hues and change the tone by adding one, two, or three parts of water. The premise sounds simple enough, but the final product is almost unfathomable in its detail and scope.

Spanning nearly 800 completely handwritten (and painted) pages, Traité des couleurs servant à la peinture à l’eau, was probably the most comprehensive guide to paint and color of its time. According to Medieval book historian Erik Kwakkel who translated part of the introduction, the color book was intended as an educational guide. The irony being there was only a single copy that was probably seen by very few eyes.

It’s hard not to compare the hundreds of pages of colour to its contemporary equivalent, the Pantone Colour Guide, which wouldn’t be published for the first time until 1963.

The entire book is viewable in high resolution here, and you can read a description of it here (it appears E-Corpus might have crashed for the moment). The book is currently kept at the Bibliothèque Méjanes in Aix-en-Provence, France. 

(Source: thisiscolossal.com, via kluthvonreuter)

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21 Jul 14 at 1 am

houghtonlib:

American Museum - 1845. Playbills and programs from New York City theaters, ca. 1800-1930.

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Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University

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21 Jul 14 at 1 am

paleoillustration:

Pleistocene Mural by William Stout for the San Diego Zoo.

Note that only the first picture is finished, the rest are some of the WIPs Mr. Stout posted in his journal (see the link above), where he wrote 30 entries about the making of this mural. The final artwork has this level of detail. Again, check the first link for more pictures and information.

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windsorhouseantiques:

http://www.windsorhouseantiques.co.uk/stock/d/18th-century-chestnut-dresser-and-rack/170469
windsorhouseantiques:

http://www.windsorhouseantiques.co.uk/stock/d/mid-18th-century-gondeoliers-chair/171351