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Eadweard Muybridge, 'Cat Running' (1887).  Did you see Google on Muybridge's birthday?;) "Muybridge changed the way we see and think about the world" KB

Eadweard Muybridge, 'Cat Running' (1887). Did you see Google on Muybridge's birthday?;) "Muybridge changed the way we see and think about the world" KB

"Memento Mori" "Finis Coronat Opus" ("Remember Your Mortality" - "The Ending Crowns All") engraving by Matthaeus Merian, 1649

"Memento Mori" "Finis Coronat Opus" ("Remember Your Mortality" - "The Ending Crowns All") engraving by Matthaeus Merian, 1649

Frederic Ruysch (1638-1731) was a Dutch botanist and anatomist, remembered mainly for his groundbreaking methods of anatomical preservation and the creation of his carefully arranged scenes incorporating human body parts. These remarkable ‘still life’ displays blurred the boundary between the demonstrative element of scientific preservation and the symbolic and allegorical of vanitas art.

Frederic Ruysch (1638-1731) was a Dutch botanist and anatomist, remembered mainly for his groundbreaking methods of anatomical preservation and the creation of his carefully arranged scenes incorporating human body parts. These remarkable ‘still life’ displays blurred the boundary between the demonstrative element of scientific preservation and the symbolic and allegorical of vanitas art.

Skeleton mosaic at Pompeii

Skeleton mosaic at Pompeii

Antique prints of nature printed seaweeds by Henry Bradbury, 1859.

Antique prints of nature printed seaweeds by Henry Bradbury, 1859.

Edward Gorey

Edward Gorey

Buffalo kill in America. 1800s. military commanders were ordering their troops to kill buffalo — not for food, but to deny native americans their own source of food and push them into reservation life. Where millions of buffalo once roamed, only a few thousand animals remained.

Buffalo kill in America. 1800s. military commanders were ordering their troops to kill buffalo — not for food, but to deny native americans their own source of food and push them into reservation life. Where millions of buffalo once roamed, only a few thousand animals remained.

Coconut Palm Tree

Coconut Palm Tree

Artist:     Schutt, Ellen Isham, 1873-1955  Scientific name:     Citroncirus webberi  Common name:     citranges  Variety:     Citrange  Geographic origin:     Washington, D.C., United States  Physical description:     1 art original : col. ; 17 x 26 cm.  NAL note:     Watercolor includes mock up for the Yearbook of Agriculture (1906)  Specimen:     37437  Year:     1906  Notes on original:     Citrus hybrid; #772  Date created:     1906-11-19

Artist: Schutt, Ellen Isham, 1873-1955 Scientific name: Citroncirus webberi Common name: citranges Variety: Citrange Geographic origin: Washington, D.C., United States Physical description: 1 art original : col. ; 17 x 26 cm. NAL note: Watercolor includes mock up for the Yearbook of Agriculture (1906) Specimen: 37437 Year: 1906 Notes on original: Citrus hybrid; #772 Date created: 1906-11-19

A Common Mallow and a Damselfly; Snowdrops with a Lady Butterfly. A watercolour by Le Moyne de Morgues, ca 1575.  Victora & Albert Museum, AM.3267H-1856, Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case DP, shelf 25

A Common Mallow and a Damselfly; Snowdrops with a Lady Butterfly. A watercolour by Le Moyne de Morgues, ca 1575. Victora & Albert Museum, AM.3267H-1856, Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case DP, shelf 25