latest work by the brilliant artist roberto foddai

Images: © Roberto Foddai, 2014. Courtesy of the artist.

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the silence of feathers fallen II

The first one falls upon the nose of a three year old which whinnies in surprise and up it floats from the muzzle to startle it again. All the energy of a thousand horses charging into battle flood his veins and arteries and fetlocks fly over the hard ground towards the safety of a wide … Continue Reading

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aces high

It’s a seven of spades day. I make sure I look left and right because although it’s a lucky number I never quite know. I mean, I am never quite sure. If it was a lucky day then it might be lucky for everyone – but clearly it isn’t. Accident and Emergency departments are still … Continue Reading

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map and compass

You are the map of my soul My heart My wanderings You are the map of my adventures and repose You are the map of my failures and success You Always you in your latitudinous ways Bring longevity to our slumbers at night When I touch your face I trace the travels of our emotions. … Continue Reading

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the world is to be explored!

Images: Various antique maps of the world

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art forms of nature

Kunstformen der Natur [Art Forms of Nature] is a book of prints by German biologist Ernst Haeckel [1834 – 1919]. Originally published in sets of ten between 1899 and 1904 and collectively in two volumes in 1904. it consists of 100 prints of various organisms, many of which were first described by Haeckel himself. Over … Continue Reading

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a single ray of light

Nature may reach the same result in many ways. Like a wave in the physical world, in the infinite ocean of the medium which pervades all, so in the world of organisms, in life, an impulse started proceeds onward, at times, may be, with the speed of light, at times, again, so slowly that for … Continue Reading

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celestial atlas by alexander jamieson

Images: Celestial Atlas by Alexander Jamieson Published by G & W.B. Whittaker, London, February 1822. The Atlas consists of thirty maps [23 x 29 cm] illustrated by scientific description of their contents and accompanied by catalogues of the stars and astronomical exercises.

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geoffrey guillin

On our recent visit to Paris last week we couldn’t resist but pop into La Barbiere de Paris at 14 rue Condorcest, an exquisite grooming barber shop for gentlemen. Not to trim our beards or moustaches as one might think but to see the latest works on display by the charming French artist/illustrator Geoffrey Guillin. … Continue Reading

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fede yankelevich

Images: © Fede Yankelevich

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