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Wampum Snake - Catesby's Natural History

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Plate number II 58 from Mark Catesby's Natural History Of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands
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Folio 1r - In principio...; the Creation - The Aberdeen Bestiary

Folio 1r - In principio...; the Creation - The Aberdeen Bestiary | Oh, you pretty things! | Scoop.it

TEXT: Genesis 1:1-5.

ILLUSTRATION: the Creation of Heaven and Earth. The first sentence of the book is incorporated into the illustration with the wording on alternating blue and pink ground.

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The Rooms They Left Behind

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After the deaths of these 10 notable people, The New York Times photographed their private spaces — as they left them.
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Sparkling starscapes caught on camera - BBC News

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Stunning photographs of starry nights over South East Asia
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The first abstract artist? (And it's not Kandinsky) | Tate

The first abstract artist? (And it's not Kandinsky) | Tate | Oh, you pretty things! | Scoop.it
Wassily Kandinsky is generally regarded as the pioneer of abstract art. However, a Swedish woman called Hilma af Klint (1862–1944) might claim that title.
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Heath Robinson: a museum fit for the cobbled-together contraption king

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Wiggling ducts, jumbles of planks, coils of cable … William Heath Robinson’s peculiar genius has been given the perfect home
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Gallery of Charles Moore: Going Against the Grain

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A hot summer's day at Lovejoy Fountain, Portland. Image Courtesy of Charles Moore Archive

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The Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry (1416) - Online Library of Liberty

The Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry (1416) - Online Library of Liberty | Oh, you pretty things! | Scoop.it
betrothal in 1410 of Charles d'Orleans and Bonne d'Armagnac, the daughter of Bernard d'Armagnac and the grand-daughter of the Duc de Berry.
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Vincent Laforet's night aerials of New York – in pictures

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Vincent Laforet’s high altitude helicopter flight over New York at night
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This Traffic Jam Was Stuck In Belgian Forest For 70 Years

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These spooky apocalyptic images are not a scene from
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The 50 Most Iconic Designs of Everyday Objects26. Converse Sneakers

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They're all around you.
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Photographer Captures Colorful Mushrooms in Vibrant Arrangements

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Specializing in vibrant nature photography, photographer Jill Bliss captures the range of colors found in clusters of mushrooms.
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Ventanas del mundo, un fotógrafo captura la esencia de varias ciudades a través de sus ventanas - Cultura Inquieta

Ventanas del mundo, un fotógrafo captura la esencia de varias ciudades a través de sus ventanas - Cultura Inquieta | Oh, you pretty things! | Scoop.it
Las ventanas son esos ojos al mundo desde las profundidades de los hogares y los rincones más íntimos, donde nos asomamos a la vida y tomamos e
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Beautiful Vintage Light Bulbs Feature Luminous Floral Filaments

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Vintage light bulb filaments offer a timeless beauty, like those produced by Aerolux Light Their artful bulbs featured filaments shaped like flowers.
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A Master Work, the Ghent Altarpiece, Reawakens Stroke by Stroke

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Restorers painstakingly removed varnish and overpainting from a 15th-century work, after new scanning technology revealed that what lay below was stunning.
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Pounce! Kittens caught mid-leap – in pictures

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California-based photographer Seth Casteel made his name taking photographs of dogs underwater, but before that, he was snapping cats on land
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On a moonlit night: witchcraft in rural Portugal – in pictures

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Portuguese photographer Tito Mouraz casts a spell with his series The House of the Seven Women, conjuring witches, mists and seductive mysteries
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Exotic Cosmic Locales Available as Space Tourism Posters

Exotic Cosmic Locales Available as Space Tourism Posters | Oh, you pretty things! | Scoop.it
Fourteen space travel posters of colorful, exotic cosmic settings are now available free for downloading and printing.
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271 Years Before Pantone, an Artist Mixed and Described Every Color Imaginable in an 800-Page Book

271 Years Before Pantone, an Artist Mixed and Described Every Color Imaginable in an 800-Page Book | Oh, you pretty things! | Scoop.it
In 1692 an artist known only as "A. Boogert" sat down to write a book in Dutch about mixing watercolors. Not only would he begin the book with a bit about the use of color in painting, but would go on to explain how to create certain hues and change the tone by adding one, two,

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The complete works - Caspar David Friedrich

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Caspar David Friedrich - The complete works.

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For sheer melancholy beauty, you just cannot beat Friedrich.

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A Compendium of Abandoned Greenhouses

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Today I opened my computer and typed in my chosen search words of the day: "abandoned greenhouse". Little did I know how many photographs I was about to scr
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