centuriespast:

mongolia
page from a manuscript with images of auspicious animals and offerings, 19th century
art institute chicago
imagediver:

click on the image to see the detail in a zoomable context. detail from the garden of earthly delights, hieronymus bosch 
vcrfl:


lucas cranach the elder
the three graces
1531
drakontomalloi:

titian - the death of actaeon, detail. n.d., between 1559 and 1575
discardingimages:

bad dogs gaston phoebus, livre de la chasse, brittany ca. 1430-1440.
la, getty, ms. 27, fol. 81v
jahsonic:

woman looking at a table is a work by wolfgang heimbach.
it’s intriguing to see a painting which breaks the stillness of still-life by putting in — paradoxically — a silent onlooker.
she seems to be very hungry.
this painting is on the cover of norman bryson's looking at the overlooked : four essays on still life painting. 
amare-habeo:


albert szukalski (1945-2000, belgium)the ghost (fantôme), 1989-1992
inland-delta:

marianne north
a climbing plant of old calabar
1880

 
inland-delta:

porcupine symbol of louis XII,  relief sculpture from château de blois

 
inland-delta:

charles sheeler 
cactus
1931
inland-delta:

artist: kiyokata kaburaki(1878-1972)
drakontomalloi:

harukawa goshichi - mirror with the design of a nine-tailed fox. n.d., edo period 
rosievandoll:

lucas cranach the younger, nymph of the spring
mentaltimetraveller:

clem crosby
blackpaint20:

sickness spears the stag and death sounds his horn (from the hunt of the frail stag) ca. 1495–1510
south netherlandish