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How the World was Imagined: Early Maps and Atlases

Depictions of the world from the Iron Age to the Age of Discovery and the emergence of modern geography during the early modern period. (Informations and images from Wikipedia) update: due to an excess of page views for this particular post, we are obliged to reduce temporarily the big images in...
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Anthropologists Have Mapped All 61 Tattoos On Ötzi The Iceman - They found that the tats ranged in size from 0.7 to 4 centimeters (0.1 to 1.57 inches) in length. The 61 tattoos were divided into 19 groups and arranged in smaller groups of two, three, and four parallel lines. Ötzi also had a cross-like tat on his right knee and left ankle.

These documents are associated with Chigusa, the tea leaf storage jar. Japanese men who participated in tea rituals often went home and wrote about it in their diaries — describing the date, the place, time of day, who was there and objects used.

Francois Robert --Stop the Violence. A series that “juxtaposes bones and iconic words/symbols that in some way or another have generated death and violence (i.e. wars, rifles, handguns, 9/11, knives, the KKK, etc)”. Robert says the skeleton is ‘both the protagonist and antagonist."

Michael of Rhodes

Michael of Rhodes

In 1401 Michael of Rhodes joined the Venetian navy as galley oarsman. Over the next 4 decades, he sailed on more than 40 voyages & took part in 5 major sea battles. In 1434, he began an ambitious manuscript containing 440 pages on mathematics, astronomy, astrology & navigation, as well as one of the world’s earliest surviving treatises on shipbuilding, & a record of his annual voyages. The manuscript was written in the Venetian dialect of Italian.

In 1401 Michael of Rhodes joined the Venetian navy as galley oarsman. Over the next 4 decades, he sailed on more than 40 voyages & took part in 5 major sea battles. In 1434, he began an ambitious manuscript containing 440 pages on mathematics, astronomy, astrology & navigation, as well as one of the world’s earliest surviving treatises on shipbuilding, & a record of his annual voyages. The manuscript was written in the Venetian dialect of Italian.

In 1401 Michael of Rhodes joined the Venetian navy as galley oarsman. Over the next 4 decades, he sailed on more than 40 voyages & took part in 5 major sea battles. In 1434, he began an ambitious manuscript containing 440 pages on mathematics, astronomy, astrology & navigation, as well as one of the world’s earliest surviving treatises on shipbuilding, & a record of his annual voyages. The manuscript was written in the Venetian dialect of Italian.

In 1401 Michael of Rhodes joined the Venetian navy as galley oarsman. Over the next 4 decades, he sailed on more than 40 voyages & took part in 5 major sea battles. In 1434, he began an ambitious manuscript containing 440 pages on mathematics, astronomy, astrology & navigation, as well as one of the world’s earliest surviving treatises on shipbuilding, & a record of his annual voyages. The manuscript was written in the Venetian dialect of Italian.

Opicinus de Castris Diagram Zodiac Symbols

“Opicinus de Canistris (1296–c. 1353), also known as the Anonymous Ticinensis was an Italian priest, writer, mystic, and cartographer who generated a number of unusual writings and fantastic cosmological diagrams.”

State of Mind, 2012. Romantic Spirit: Captivating Visual Art by Ville Andersson | Yatzer

Lifeblood, 2013 Romantic Spirit: Captivating Visual Art by Ville Andersson | Yatzer

The Only Certainty, 2013. Romantic Spirit: Captivating Visual Art by Ville Andersson | Yatzer

"I hope to trace absence" - Amanda McCavour |... | a knowmad's palimpsest

"I hope to trace absence" - Amanda McCavour |... | a knowmad's palimpsest

"I hope to trace absence" - Amanda McCavour |... | a knowmad's palimpsest

"I hope to trace absence" - Amanda McCavour |... | a knowmad's palimpsest

"I hope to trace absence" - Amanda McCavour |... | a knowmad's palimpsest

"I hope to trace absence" - Amanda McCavour |... | a knowmad's palimpsest

"I hope to trace absence" - Amanda McCavour |... | a knowmad's palimpsest

Nicole Coson's "Spirit Captures

Nicole Coson's series entitled "Spirit Captures" explores the use of mono-prints. Named appropriately, Nicole's black and white portraits are detailed enough for us to grasp the essence of her subject. This series draws upon Nicole's Filipino heritage. Ancient mythological beliefs of "encantadas" or enchanted beings are entities not embodied in human flesh. Nicole has captured a brief moment in time when these forms become perceptible.

Nicole Coson's series entitled "Spirit Captures" explores the use of mono-prints. Named appropriately, Nicole's black and white portraits are detailed enough for us to grasp the essence of her subject. This series draws upon Nicole's Filipino heritage. Ancient mythological beliefs of "encantadas" or enchanted beings are entities not embodied in human flesh. Nicole has captured a brief moment in time when these forms become perceptible.