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1:40pm August 2, 2014

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12:35pm August 2, 2014
books0977:

Portrait of A. G. and A. A. Lobanov-Rostovsky (1814). Vladimir Borovikovsky (Russian, 1757-1825). Oil on canvas. Russian Museum, St. Petersburg.
In 1795 Borovikovsky became a member of the St Petersburg Academy of Arts; he was also closely connected with many of the chief exponents of Russian culture in the city. His sitters included members of the imperial family, courtiers, generals, many aristocrats and figures from the Russian artistic and literary worlds. Most of his portraits are intimate in style.

books0977:

Portrait of A. G. and A. A. Lobanov-Rostovsky (1814). Vladimir Borovikovsky (Russian, 1757-1825). Oil on canvas. Russian Museum, St. Petersburg.

In 1795 Borovikovsky became a member of the St Petersburg Academy of Arts; he was also closely connected with many of the chief exponents of Russian culture in the city. His sitters included members of the imperial family, courtiers, generals, many aristocrats and figures from the Russian artistic and literary worlds. Most of his portraits are intimate in style.

12:30pm August 2, 2014
books0977:

St Margaret (c.1631). Francisco de Zurbarán (Spanish, 1598-1664). Oil on canvas. National Gallery, London.
Zurbarán has portrayed her with straw hat and staff as a Spanish shepherdess. Behind her is the dragon which she is said to have overcome with the sign of the cross. Inactive, with the Bible in her hand and a shepherd’s bag over her arm, she gazes with a sweetly childish face. This painting does not tell the turbulent episodes of her life, but shows a saintly woman revered in Zurbarán’s home country.

books0977:

St Margaret (c.1631). Francisco de Zurbarán (Spanish, 1598-1664). Oil on canvas. National Gallery, London.

Zurbarán has portrayed her with straw hat and staff as a Spanish shepherdess. Behind her is the dragon which she is said to have overcome with the sign of the cross. Inactive, with the Bible in her hand and a shepherd’s bag over her arm, she gazes with a sweetly childish face. This painting does not tell the turbulent episodes of her life, but shows a saintly woman revered in Zurbarán’s home country.

9:54am August 2, 2014
desbricoles:

Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun, The Marquise de Pezay, and the Marquise de Rougé with Her Sons Alexis and Adrien, 1787, oil on canvas (National Gallery, DC)

desbricoles:

Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun, The Marquise de Pezay, and the Marquise de Rougé with Her Sons Alexis and Adrien, 1787, oil on canvas (National Gallery, DC)

8:59am August 2, 2014
Title Page, Mercurius Melancholicus, Mistris Parliament Brought to Bed of a Monstrous Childe of Reformation.

University of Pennsylvania’s Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books, and Manuscripts. Call number Rare Book Collection DA 412 1648 M531 1648, 2014

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Title Page, Mercurius Melancholicus, Mistris Parliament Brought to Bed of a Monstrous Childe of Reformation.

University of Pennsylvania’s Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books, and Manuscripts. Call number Rare Book Collection DA 412 1648 M531 1648, 2014

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8:51am August 2, 2014
Anonymous, A Declaration of a Strange and Wonderfull Monster (London, 1646) (via The Appendix)

Anonymous, A Declaration of a Strange and Wonderfull Monster (London, 1646) (via The Appendix)

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3:08am August 2, 2014

my-ear-trumpet:

Spectrum — I’ll Be Gone (1971)

3:05am August 2, 2014

fabulouslyfreespirited:

Axiom: “A Little Ray of Sunshine” (1970). featuring the amazing voices of Brian Cadd and Glenn Shorrock (main voice) who went on to front The Little River Band.

A feel good song, with great voices to boot.

2:41am August 2, 2014

petermorwood:

design-is-fine:

William B. Stout, Stout Scarab, 1936. The first Minivan, based around a monocoque chassis and body. Photo by Michael Furman. Exhibition Dream Cars, High Art Museum, Atlanta. Read more: Source 2 + 3

Interesting design. The transverse seat is a bit dodgy, but it was a more innocent time. If this hasn’t appeared in a dieselpunk story, it should.