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Josef Galvez
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Hieronymus Bosch, The Garden of Earthly Delights, c. 1480-1505, Nassau in Brussels God, Creation and Morality, The Price for Debauchery Bosch captured my interest with his tryptic painting The Garden of Earthly Delights. This painting is far from dull and…
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In around 1505-1506, Hieronymus Bosch painted The Temptations of Saint Anthony in oil, most likely in his birthplace (which he rarely left), s-Hertogenbosch in the Netherlands. It features Saint Anthony, who gave up his wealth and sought solitude in the…
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I’ve always been intrigued by cabinets of curiosities, those precursors of grand museums, and the repositories of passion for the natural world. They’ve been called microcosms of the world and a memory theatre, both fertile metaphors. For princes they…
Cabinets of curiosities — snippetsandsnaps
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Cabinet of Curiosities: My Notebooks, Collections, and Other Obsessions by Guillermo del Toro and Marc Scott Zicree Published in 2013 Pages: 263 Genre: Nonfiction, collector book “For Guillermo del Toro, it all starts with the eye – or, more accurately,…
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I’ve known who Peter Doson was since I was nine years old. A copy of The Dinosaurs by William Stout and William Service, with scientific content by Peter, showed up at my local Waldenbooks around the same time as the New Dinosaur Dictionary – much more…
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No, it’s not the name of the latest Boy Band! The annual get-together with our friends from Denmark took place in Bruges, the beautiful town in Belgium famous for chocolates, beer of a high alcohol content, and frites ….. which they even have a museum…
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In the art world there are a few stand out artists whose works are truly terrifying to behold: Henri Fuseli, Francisco Goya, H. R. Gieger, Hieronymus Bosch, Theodore Gericault, Odilon Redon, are perhaps some of the best known. Of course it must also be…
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“Frightening isn’t it?” remarks the stranger standing next to me. I follow her gaze. Oh yes, she’s right, it’s terrifying. But it’s undeniably beautiful. Two slender, velvet lined metal wings rise up from a filigreed base, graceful and almost…
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“I earnestly confronted my devil and behaved with him as with a real person. This I learned in the Mysterium: to take seriously every unknown wanderer who personally inhabits the inner world, since they are real because they are effectual.” […] […] via…
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Perhaps one of my favorite works of art of all time, The Silver Apples of the Moon by Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh was auctioned off at Christie’s in 2011. Made around 1912, it disappeared from public view for decades after it had been purchased by a…
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