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DUN DUN. Someone needs to make a “Circ & Reference” intro stat!
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Hi! I’m a PhD student at Florida State’s LIS program. I got this tshirt at a book fair in Iowa. Also pictured: Mouse the Wobblecat
Antonio Pereda y Salgado - The Immaculate Conception; Museo del Prado, Madrid, Spain; 1636
Meditation of St. Francis (1632). Francisco de Zurbarán (Spanish, 1598-1664. Oil on canvas. Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires.
The painting is one of the starkest and most austere of Zurbarán’s representations of saints. The face is largely obscured by the cowl and its shadows and the light is concentrated on the coarse habit, on the skull clasped to the saint’s body, and the book.
Allegory of Charles I of England and Henrietta of France in a Vanitas Still Life (after 1669). Carstian Luyckx (French, 1623-well after 1658). Oil on canvas. Birmingham Museum of Art.
The subject here refers to the troubled reign of Charles I (1625-1649) and eventual execution. His attempts to expand monarchical power led to two civil wars and a subsequent conviction for high treason. His widow, Henrietta Maria of France, returned to her homeland. Many of the elements in this painting are common to vanitas works and symbolize the fragility of life, such as the bubbles, skull, and just-snuffed candle.
God as the Architect of the Universe, Gothic, from a Moralized Bible from Paris
Berlin’s Admirals-palast Ice Arena hosted a variety of lavish ice ballet in the 1910s, with fantastical costumes, including this “Zeppelin Girl” (via Ice Stage Archive)
"Mother Pin A Rose On Me" was a popular song c. 1905, but what that has to do with this postcard is beyond me. (via Vintage Photo LJ)
British stiff upper lip.
An Australian Christmas illustration, featuring a terrified child with emu, Victorian (via)
Emus can be intimidating up close - they have utterly mad eyes,and make a deep gong-like noise in their throats.