Georgia O’Keeffe, Storm Cloud, Lake George, 1923, oil on canvas
The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum
Vue Plongeante dan l’escalier du phare à paris-plage, 14 juillet 1914
From Leon Gimpel: Les Audaces d’un Photographe
Apropos linkage: (in sync with perigee moon) Artists Ai Weiwei and Olafur Eliasson have launched their collaborative Moon project, an online platform where users are allowed to browse a rotating orb, gradually covering it with their own art drawings. ”By connecting in spaces for imagination – by determining what to share and how to share it – we can create a greater outcome,” the site reads.
Read more at Moon
The herbarium at the Natural History Museum in London contains nearly six million plant specimens, many of which are centuries old. Take a look at Nick Knight’s photos of some of the most visually alluring samples: http://nyr.kr/1woDLCZ
All photographs by Nick Knight/Schirmer/Mosel.
Pattern Plates for the Mineral Conchology of Great Britain, Between 1810-1845
Location: The John Work Garrett Library
Call No.: QL 425.G7 S69 1812 FOLIO
Original archival hand colored pattern plates for James Sowerby’s”Mineral conchology of Great Britain, or, Coloured figures and descriptions of those remains of testaceous animals, or shells which have been preserved at various times, and depths in the earth.” This work was published over a 34 year period (1812-1846). The final parts were produced by his son James De Carle, with the help of George Brettingham. When complete, the published work contained 650 colored plates, each with a letter-press description, in seven volumes
Copper plate engravings in black printing ink, hand colored with watercolor, with iron gall ink and graphite inscriptions.
Albrecht Dürer, The Temptation of the Idler, or The Dream of the Doctor (detail), ca. 1498, engraving.