Posts tagged illustration
Artwork by Faris Badwan
EQUIPMENT for the EARLY 18th CENTURY LABORATORY
”Chemical furnaces, vessells, and other utensils”
Ephraim Chambers, 1680 - 1740., et al. / A supplement to Mr. Chambers’s cyclopædia: or, universal dictionary of arts and sciences (1753)
(source: History of Science - University of Wisconsin Libraries)
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Alas I Cannot Swim
"There is gold across the river
but I don’t want none.
Gold is fleeting,
gold is fickle, gold is fun”
- Laura Marling
Pieter Bruegel the Elder, The Hunters in the Snow (detail), 1565
Here are 13 Species of butterflies from the genus Thecla. Taken from an excerpt of ‘Insecta. Lepidoptera-Rhopalocera of Biologia Centrali-Americana’, an encyclopedia of natural history of Central America, the Smithsonian Libraries has digitized 58 volumes that you can explore here.
Watercolor Collection: Women Defined. PART I.
Ladies are awesome, don’t you agree?
I wanted to make a simple collection of beautiful women in watercolor, so I did just that. Decided to add the accompanying text to give it a voice. My intent was not to abolish every stereotype, but to simply illustrate women of varying personalities, body types, ages, and ethnicities. Every woman is beautiful!
I will be selling this collection as a zine soon, but I had so much fun with it that I wanted to make it available digitally as well. Enjoy!
Check out Jay’s incredible watercolors on women! Another way that art can be used to work against some of the harmful stereotypes and cultural ideology around us.
In media we go through pretty great lengths to define what a woman is and isn’t. I love this depiction of women from a whole range of identities and backgrounds with the reminder that all of the ways we try to box in women and define them are irrelevant to the woman herself.
What do you think about these labels?
Zdislaw Beksinski (1929 -2005
Illustrations by Edmund Dulac for the book ” Dreamer of Dreams” by Queen Marie of Romania