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Bird Attacking Gladiator Mosaic -- A beautifully detailed Roman mosaic of a wading bird attacking a gladiator. The mosaic is in what was the garden of the Villa Sileen near Leptis Magna in northern Libya.

Albrecht Durer

Cabin in the Woods, North Conway, New Hampshire - Thomas Cole

Tree in the Catskills - Thomas Cole

Green woodpecker - Morning Earth Artist/Naturalist Edith Holden

Datura Stramonium. American medical botany v.1 Boston:Cummings and Hilliard,1817-1820. Biodiversitylibrary. Biodivlibrary. BHL. Biodiversity Heritage Library

squid and the whale. whale and the squid

Maxfield Parrish's "Riverbank" perfectly evokes the lassitude of a cool pool of shade in the dusty golden late summer California. The oak tree's branches shelter just like a tin roof in a winter downpour.

A Michael McCurdy print from "The Man Who Planted Trees"--all the hope of the future in a bag of acorns. Here the woodcut represents the perfect union of subject matter and media.

Vase with Peonies 1886. Vincent van Gogh