Atelier Entomologica

Cultural Entomology
Just south of the Southern cross is the constellation of Musca, the fly.  It was one of 12 star groups created in the late 16th century from the observations of the Dutch navigators Keyser and de Houtman. Their other constellations included exotic southern-hemisphere creatures such as the Toucan and the Peacock and the Swordfish.

Just south of the Southern cross is the constellation of Musca, the fly.  It was one of 12 star groups created in the late 16th century from the observations of the Dutch navigators Keyser and de Houtman. Their other constellations included exotic southern-hemisphere creatures such as the Toucan and the Peacock and the Swordfish.

(Source: oneminuteastronomer.com)

from Field Book Of Insects, 1948.

from Field Book Of Insects, 1948.

(Source: etsy.com)

heaveninawildflower:

Plate from ‘Museo Entomologico. Le Farfalle’ (1885) by Ferdinando Sordelli. Published by Ulrico Hoepli, Milan.
University of Illinois.
archive.org

heaveninawildflower:

Plate from ‘Museo Entomologico. Le Farfalle’ (1885) by Ferdinando Sordelli. Published by Ulrico Hoepli, Milan.

University of Illinois.

archive.org

centuriespast:

Pectoral decorated with the winged scarab protected by Isis and Nephthys, from the tomb of Tutankhamun (c.1370-52 BC) New Kingdom (gold cloisonne and glass paste), Egyptian 18th Dynasty (c.1567-1320 BC) / Egyptian National Museum, Cairo, Egypt / Bridgeman Images

centuriespast:

Pectoral decorated with the winged scarab protected by Isis and Nephthys, from the tomb of Tutankhamun (c.1370-52 BC) New Kingdom (gold cloisonne and glass paste), Egyptian 18th Dynasty (c.1567-1320 BC) / Egyptian National Museum, Cairo, Egypt / Bridgeman Images

Julia Margaret Cameron, Cupid & Psyche; Mother and Child, 1864-5, albumen print from wet collodion glass negative

Julia Margaret Cameron, Cupid & Psyche; Mother and Child, 1864-5, albumen print from wet collodion glass negative

(Source: collections.vam.ac.uk)

amare-habeo:

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) - Butterfly and Flower, 1950

amare-habeo:

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) - Butterfly and Flower, 1950

discardingimages:

squirrel and caterpillar
Grandes Heures of Anne of Brittany, Tours or Paris 1503-1508.
BnF, Latin 9474, fol. 110v

discardingimages:

squirrel and caterpillar

Grandes Heures of Anne of Brittany, Tours or Paris 1503-1508.

BnF, Latin 9474, fol. 110v

(via arthropod-art)

magictransistor:

ὁ Ἠλεῖος . Fedón . פיידון . Phädon . 辣根猿叶甲 . Phaedon . Φαίδων .  Phédon . فايدون

magictransistor:

ὁ Ἠλεῖος . Fedón . פיידון . Phädon . 辣根猿叶甲 . Phaedon . Φαίδων . Phédon . فايدون

(Source: paysagemauvais)