Alien, 1979 (dir. Ridley Scott)
— Maya Angelou (via wearebarebones)
Jan Vermeer’s Girl Reading a Letter at an Open Window, 1659, oil on canvas.
Designed by Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, William Morris, and John Henry Dearle, The Arming and Departure of the Knights of the Round Table on the Quest for the Holy Grail, 1890-1894, tapestry woven in wool and silk on a cotton warp, 240 x 347 cm (94 1/2 x 136 5/8 in.), Collection of Jimmy Page
Speed Underground Poster (1930) by Alan Rogers.
London Transport used posters to advertise the tube in the interwar period using a wide range of artists to capture the excitement of tube travel. This one by Alan Rogers evokes the speed and accuracy of the new transport system, and was echoed by Eric Aumonier’s statue at East Finchley station.
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Parakeet, ca 1910, Kees Van Dongen. (1877 - 1968)
Colour chart used by Austrian botanical illustrator Ferdinand Bauer (1760-1826) for his field observations. His technique was to sketch a ‘painting-by-numbers’ in situ, which he could later add colour to after returning from whichever botanical expedition he was on. The example of his painting shown here is a depiction of Grevillea banksii, named for the great Sir Joseph. (via oak apples.)
Lucas Arruda (Brazilian, b. 1983), Untitled, 2013. Oil on canvas, 11 7/8 x 14 5/8 in. 30 x 37 cm.