"La Nature" d’Alfons Mucha, bronze doré et argenté (1900), à l’exposition "Paris 1900" au Petit Palais, Paris, mai 2014.
medieval diving suit
Konrad Kyeser, Bellifortis, Bavaria 1459.
København, Det Kongelige Bibliotek, Thott 290 2º, fol. 44r
1510-1520 Master of Frankfurt - St. Catherine, St. Barbara (wings of tryptich)
Death and the Foot Soldier
Allaert Claesz, Dutch, 1508 - 1555. After Jakob Binck, German, c. 1500 - 1569.
Made in Netherlands, 1520s
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Henry de Groux (Belgian, 1866-1930), Dante aux Enfers [Dante in Hell], 1899.
Pastel, 75x 52.5 cm.
Durante degli Alighieri, simply called Dante (c. 1265–1321), was a major Italian poet of the Middle Ages. His Divine Comedy, originally called Comedìa and later called Divina by Boccaccio, is widely considered the greatest literary work composed in the Italian language and a masterpiece of world literature.
In Italy he is called il Sommo Poeta (“the Supreme Poet”) and il Poeta. He, Petrarch, and Boccaccio are also called “the three fountains” and “the three crowns”. Dante is also called “the Father of the Italian language”.
"Dragon immobilized", from a copy of Guiard des Moulins’ Bible Historiale, made in France in the 15th century (source).
Mary still got her money
Enthroned Madonna with angels and saints (1521), Lorenzo Lotto / Pour It Up, Rihanna
Shield of Henry II of France, France, ca. 1555.
The battle scene at the center is thought to depict the victory of Hannibal and the Carthaginians over the Romans in Cannae in 216 B.C., which here could be interpreted as an allusion to the struggle of France against the Holy Roman Empire during the sixteenth century. In the strapwork borders are the intertwined letters: H for Henry II (reigned 1547–59); C for Catherine de Médicis, his queen; and possibly also D for Diane de Poitiers, his mistress. Interspersed with the initials are crescents, the king’s personal badge and a reference to the moon goddess Diana and her namesake Diane de Poitiers.