British Library, Harley 4751, detail of f. 30v (cats and mouse with mouse stealing the Eucharistic wafers). Bestiary, with extracts from Giraldus Cambrensis on Irish birds. England, S. (Salisbury?). 2nd quarter of the 13th century.
cats and mouse with mouse stealing the Eucharistic wafers
Bibliothèque de l’Arsenal, Ms-1185 réserve, f. 294r. Book of Hours, use of Cambrai (15th century)
British Library, Additional 24189, f.015r (Miniature of astronomers on Mt Athos, above, studying the stars with astrolabes and quadrants and, below, inscribing strange characters in the dust with sticks). Sir John Mandeville, Illustrations for Mandeville’s Travels. Bohemia, 1st quarter of the 15th century. Artist: Master of the Mandeville Travels.
Justyna Neryng is a fine art photographer from Poland, living and working in Brighton, whose photography has flourished into a substantial body of portraiture. Four years ago Justyna begun to collaborate with her daughter Nell on an on-going autobiographical project Childhood Lost, exploring the nature of portraiture and memory: “I am producing a series of portraits that evoke, characters that populate this world we know as childhood. A court of character’s from myths and dreams. The images are aesthetically inspired by portraiture from the Golden Age of Dutch painting. By drawing on paintings as inspiration I am hoping to give a timeless feel to the final images. Key to the project is the painstaking styling and prop building, which I am using to evoke these different persona played out by my daughter.”
© All images courtesy of the artist
We went to the moon in 1969.
But humans have been looking at and recording Earth’s moon for centuries and centuries.
The Creation of the Sun, Moon, and Stars,about 1250-1260, Unknown. J. Paul Getty Museum.
Two Diagrams with the Sun and the Moon, after 1277, Unknown. J. Paul Getty Museum.
Mantel Clock, about 1790-1800, Movement by Nicolas-Alexandre Folin; enamel plaques by Georges-Arien Merlet. J. Paul Getty Museum.
Moon Landscape, late 1850s, Unknown. J. Paul Getty Museum.