Pseudo Aesthetics

You know you like it even though you really shouldn't.

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houghtonlib:

Lipsius, Justus, 1547-1606. De militia romana libri quinque, 1596.

*NC5 L6698 596d

Houghton Library, Harvard University

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signorcasaubon:

Master of the Houghton Miniatures - Annunciation to the Shepherds; The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California, USA; c.1480

signorcasaubon:

Master of the Houghton Miniatures - Annunciation to the Shepherds; The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California, USA; c.1480

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lionofchaeronea:

Landscape with the Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, Joachim Patinir, ca. 1520

lionofchaeronea:

Landscape with the Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, Joachim Patinir, ca. 1520

mapsontheweb:

England and Wales with Turkish spelling, possibly from 1930s

mapsontheweb:

England and Wales with Turkish spelling, possibly from 1930s

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hipinuff:

Theo van Doesburg (Dutch: 1883-1931), Female Head, 1917.Stained glass

hipinuff:

Theo van Doesburg (Dutch: 1883-1931), Female Head, 1917.Stained glass

yeah, right

yeah, right

arsvitaest:

Hamburg Artist, The Voyage of Saint Ursula to Cologne, ca. 1420
Thanks to medievalautumn and maertyrer

arsvitaest:

Hamburg Artist, The Voyage of Saint Ursula to Cologne, ca. 1420

Thanks to medievalautumn and maertyrer

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mhc-asc:

It’s Mattioli Monday in Archives and Special Collections! This is one of my favorite pages of Mount Holyoke’s 1565 edition because at some point these chickens inspired a reader to sketch his/her own chicken in the margin. (And don’t miss those itty bitty baby chicks at the bottom of the page.)
From: Petri Andreæ Matthioli Senensis medici, Commentarii in sex libros Pedacii Dioscoridis Anazarbei De medica materia. Venetiis: Ex Officina Valgrisiana, 1565.

mhc-asc:

It’s Mattioli Monday in Archives and Special Collections! This is one of my favorite pages of Mount Holyoke’s 1565 edition because at some point these chickens inspired a reader to sketch his/her own chicken in the margin. (And don’t miss those itty bitty baby chicks at the bottom of the page.)

From: Petri Andreæ Matthioli Senensis medici, Commentarii in sex libros Pedacii Dioscoridis Anazarbei De medica materia. Venetiis: Ex Officina Valgrisiana, 1565.

lindahall:

Plates from De motu animalium. Pars prima. 1680, by Giovanni Alfonso Borelli. Borelli applied mechanics to the study of motion in animals.

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blackpaint20:


Man and women on their death beds- 
Barthel Bruyn the Younger

blackpaint20:

Man and women on their death beds- 

Barthel Bruyn the Younger

discardingimages:

constellation AriesCicero’s Aratea with Hyginus’s Astronomica, Reims(?) ca. 820-850.
British Library, Harley 647, fol. 2v

discardingimages:

constellation Aries

Cicero’s Aratea with Hyginus’s Astronomica, Reims(?) ca. 820-850.

British Library, Harley 647, fol. 2v

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greatgdean:

Woman dressing photography by Brassai source fashiontrends.com

greatgdean:

Woman dressing photography by Brassai source fashiontrends.com

art-and-things-of-beauty:

Gerard Dou (1613-1675)  - Sleeping dog, 1650.

art-and-things-of-beauty:

Gerard Dou (1613-1675)  - Sleeping dog, 1650.

sovietpostcards:

kritseldis:

A Soviet postcard from 1954, showing a painting by В. Игнатьев titled Давай догоним!
The boy is wearing a vatnik

Vatnik & ushanka

sovietpostcards:

kritseldis:

A Soviet postcard from 1954, showing a painting by В. Игнатьев titled Давай догоним!

The boy is wearing a vatnik

Vatnik & ushanka