September 1, 2014
thegetty:

Touched by an angel. Or demon.
The 16th-century alchemist and mathematician John Dee spent years documenting his conversations with what he believed to be angels.
40 years after his death, the scholar Méric Causabon published Dee’s records, arguing that Dee had been talking to evil spirits all along. So what are you reading this weekend? Title page from “A True and Faithful Relation …,” 1659, Méric Causabon. Getty Research Institute.

thegetty:

Touched by an angel. Or demon.

The 16th-century alchemist and mathematician John Dee spent years documenting his conversations with what he believed to be angels.

40 years after his death, the scholar Méric Causabon published Dee’s records, arguing that Dee had been talking to evil spirits all along. So what are you reading this weekend? 

Title page from “A True and Faithful Relation …,” 1659, Méric Causabon. Getty Research Institute.

September 1, 2014

thegetty:

September, the month to harvest grapes, isn’t just for the modern Virgo.

Libras and Scorpios are in on the labors of plowing and sowing fun for the month. Since the Middle Ages the zodiac symbols have shifted with changes in the months of the calendar. 

Zodiacal Sign of Virgo, about 1170s, Unknown. German, Hildesheim. J. Paul Getty Museum.
Woman Harvesting Grapes; Zodiacal Sign of a Libra
A Man Treading Grapes; Zodiacal Sign of Libra, early 1460s, Workshop of Willem Vrelant. J. Paul Getty Museum.
Plowing and Sowing; Zodiacal Sign of Scorpio, 1510-1520, Workshop of Master of James IV of Scotland. J. Paul Getty Museum.

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September 1, 2014
nataliakoptseva:

arcadiainteriorana :

Лунный свет Барк Чарльз Груши (британский, 1873-1958)
Холст, масло, 102 х 127 см. Искусство и археология в Линкольншире (Usher галерея).

nataliakoptseva:

arcadiainteriorana :

Лунный свет Барк
Чарльз Груши (британский, 1873-1958)

Холст, масло, 102 х 127 см. Искусство и археология в Линкольншире (Usher галерея).

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September 1, 2014

antipahtico:

Blixa Bargeld ~ Nihil Oder Alle Zeit der Welt (1987)

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September 1, 2014

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September 1, 2014
nitratediva:

From George Albert Smith’s "A Visit to the Seaside" (1908), the first film exhibited in Kinemacolor.

nitratediva:

From George Albert Smith’s "A Visit to the Seaside" (1908), the first film exhibited in Kinemacolor.

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September 1, 2014
pappubahry:

Neptune, seen from the Keck Observatory in the infrared (wavelength 1.17-1.3 microns), 11 August 2004.  (Program ID N19N2.)

pappubahry:

Neptune, seen from the Keck Observatory in the infrared (wavelength 1.17-1.3 microns), 11 August 2004.  (Program ID N19N2.)

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September 1, 2014
jeannepompadour:

Relief of a Nobleman, 18-19th dynasty Egypt

jeannepompadour:

Relief of a Nobleman, 18-19th dynasty Egypt

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September 1, 2014
um-this-is-awkward:

Nosferatu (1922)

um-this-is-awkward:

Nosferatu (1922)

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September 1, 2014
hadrian6:

Satyr, Goat and Putti Group. 1785-1803. Volpato Manufactory. biscuit porcelain. Sotheby’s Auction. Nov. 2012.
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hadrian6:

Satyr, Goat and Putti Group. 1785-1803. Volpato Manufactory. biscuit porcelain. Sotheby’s Auction. Nov. 2012.

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