The Americas of 1671

De Nieuwe en onbekende weereld: of Beschryving van America en ‘t zuid-land was first published in Dutch in 1671. This large ‘encyclopedic’ geocartographical book about the New World was written by Arnoldus Montanus, variously described as explorer, missionary and trader but who published a number of other important works…

The Americas of 1671

De Nieuwe en onbekende weereld: of Beschryving van America en ‘t zuid-land was first published in Dutch in 1671. This large ‘encyclopedic’ geocartographical book about the New World was written by Arnoldus Montanus, variously described as explorer, missionary and trader but who published a number of other important works…

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Mary Delany, Pancratium Maritinum, 1778 Collage of colored papers with watercolor British Museum

indigodreams:

Mary Delany, Pancratium Maritinum, 1778
Collage of colored papers with watercolor
British Museum

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Beautiful artwork. Not sure of its original source.

Beautiful artwork. Not sure of its original source.

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From one of my favourite websites:

'Papierlaternen-Fabrik Riethmüller' [maker's catalog] Anonymous, c. 1880 - happy chromolithographs - from the Metropolitan Museum of Art website.

http://bibliodyssey.blogspot.com.au/

The Indigenous Literacy Foundation held a successful auction of original and limited edition artwork by indigenous and non-indigenous artists from remote and urban communities at the Wheeler Centre on 9 September 2011.

The Art for Country Auction was an elegant evening at the Wheeler centre in Melbourne. Many gathered for a night of art, canapés and bidding. With William McInnes as MC, the occasion was entertaining, relaxed and, for anybody who was there to bid and buy, very successful. The artworks included illustrations and paintings by Australian artists and colourful prints by children from remote communities and a certain infamous crocodile. A total of $19,000 was raised.

http://www.indigenousliteracyfoundation.org.au/Events/ArtforCountry

The Hunters in the Snow (January)1565
One of a series of paintings by Pieter Bruegel the Elder, based on the months of the year. Only five remain.
I love the composition and graphic contrast.

The Hunters in the Snow (January)
1565

One of a series of paintings by Pieter Bruegel the Elder, based on the months of the year. Only five remain.

I love the composition and graphic contrast.

Wonderful painting by Andrea Mantegna c 1450

Wonderful painting by Andrea Mantegna c 1450