Nicolaas van Falkendaal (Copper-plate engravings), Natuurkundige lessen, door proefneemingen bevestigd, eerste deel [Jean Antoine Nollet]; Amsterdam, 1759.
"Cosmography, or science of the world," illustration from a 1719 edition of Description de L’Universe by Alain Manesson Mallet, Paris.
Master of Bonnat
The Temptation of Saint Anthony
second half of the 15th century
Master of the Legend of Saint Lucy
beween 1480 and 1490
Frans Francken II: L’Homme à la croisée des chemins entre le vice et la vertu (Man Choosing Between Virtue and Vice –detail–), 1633.
Avicenna canon 1597 - The opening decoration and invocation to Allah from a 16th century manuscript of Avicenna’s Canon (Yale, Medical Historical Library, Cushing Arabic ms. 5, copied in 1006 H./1597-98 A.D.
Truth is not something outside to be discovered, it is something inside to be realized.
Women of Amphissa (detail) (1887), Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836-1912)
The Birth of Venus (detail) by Alexandre Canabel (1823-1889)
oil on canvas, 1863
The Dream of Queen Katherine
(Henry VIII, Act IV, Scene II, Shakespeare)
The Vision of the Deluge.1796-1800. Johann Heinrich Fuseli. Swiss 1741-1825. oil/canvas.
The difference between learning a modern language and an ancient language is that in first year French you learn “Where is the bathroom?” and “How do I get to the train station?” and in first year Attic Greek or Latin you learn “I have judged you worthy of death” and “The tyrant had everyone in the city killed.”