Guy, de Chauliac. Chirurgia magna,[England], [14th-15th century].

New York Academy of Medicine Chirurgia magna, Guy de Chauliac The library at the New York Academy of Medicine holds more than half a million volumes, with 32,000 in the rare book collection. From this group, the Academy recently digitized this illuminated manuscript by surgeon Guy de Chauliac, known as the Chirurgia magna (“great surgery”)….

“In Defense of Gentleness” by Kristen McHenry

“In Defense of Gentleness” by Kristen McHenry. Published online in Issue 5 of Numinous: Spiritual Poetry (March 27, 2011). © Kristen McHenry.   Artwork credit: Apeò de la Hacienda. que la Comd. de Religiosas de Pastra. tiene en Alcala año de 1767. see more at Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection 1703 32nd Street, NW…

Perpetual Nature Journal Joys

Originally posted on Practical Pages:
Last year I introduced you to Lara Gastiger and her inspiring nature journals and beautiful botanical artwork. Recently I read Anne’s interview with Lara Gastiger on My Giant Strawberry  – A Sketchbook Conversation.  Here’s how Lara describes her perpetual nature journal ~ “I encourage everyone to obtain a blank journal that is a portable size and proceed…

Maria Sibylla Merian and the metamorphosis of natural history

In 1699 the city of Amsterdam awarded Merian, a German-born naturalist and scientific illustrator, a grant to travel to South America with her daughter Dorothea.[2] , making Merian perhaps the first person to “plan a journey rooted solely in science.”[3]  She published her major work, Metamorphosis insectorum Surinamensium (de), in 1705. Because of her careful…

Interior with lady at the piano. Carl Vilhelm Holsøe (Danish, 1863-1935)

books0977: Interior with lady at the piano. Carl Vilhelm Holsøe (Danish, 1863-1935). Oil on panel. Interior scenes, often sparsely furnished rooms, were a feature of Danish painting in the late 19th century. Vilhelm Hammershøi, a contemporary of Holsøe, also specialised in such scenes, frequently, like Holsøe, including a single, invariably, female figure. Holsøe achieves a […]…

huariqueje: The Town , Biniaraix, Mallorca   –   Santiago Rusiñol y Prats  1902 Catalan  1861-1931  Oil on canvas,  103.5 x 128.5 cm. (40.7 x 50.6 in.)

huariqueje: Roadside in Autumn, –  Santiago Rusiñol i Prats   1888, Catalan 1861-1931,  Oil on canvas, 80 x 100 cm

huariqueje: Sitges Interior  –  Santiago Rusiñol   ca. 1894  Catalan 1861-1931 Oil on canvas 80.5 x 65 cm

huariqueje: A Romance  –  Santiago Rusiñol  1894 Catalan painter  1861-1931 The painting shows an unknown woman in a beautiful crimson gown playing the piano. Behind her though stands French composer and pianist Erik Satie. Museu Nacional d’ Art de Catalunya

huariqueje: Flower Corner  –  Santiago Rusiñol i Prats  1902 Catalan 1861-1931