1. mrsramseysshawl:

    José Maria Sert (1875-1945), photos he took from which he designed his paintings

    (via inselhinterdemhorizont)

     
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  3. oldbookillustrations:

    Puck: How now, spirit! Wither wander you?

    William Heath Robinson, from A midsummer-night’s dream, by William Shakespeare, New York, 1914.

    (Source: archive.org)

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  4. (Source: chromeus, via totallyerected)

     
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  6. totallyerected:

    PAUL CADMUS (1904-1999)

     
  7. blastedheath:

    René Magritte (Belgian, 1898-1967), La traversée difficile (II) [The difficult crossing (II)], 1946. Gouache on paper, 35.3 x 49.5 cm.

    (via charlieambler)

     
  8. dwellerinthelibrary:

    One of Bernard Picart’s engravings for the 1723 Cérémonies et Coutumes Religieuses de Tous les Peuples du Monde (published in English as Ceremonies and Religious Customs of the Various Nations of the Known World), the first ever book of comparative religion, showing Shiva (I presume) and Ganesh. (My guess is these illustrations were based on written or verbal descriptions!)

     
  9. dionyssos:

    Pablo Picasso ,1921 baigneuses

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  10. phosphenelles:

    All colours will agree in the dark
    - Francis Bacon (artist)

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