Serpent dish / Bernard Palissy

Mid-16th century naturalistic earthenware with allegoric decoration of a coiled snake lurking in aquatic plants, by French Renaissance potter Bernard Palissy.

The Parisian Palissy workshop, excelled at casting from life leaves, shells and small animals such as snakes, lizards or insects, to create reliefs for his innovative rustic ware.

Found at V&A’s ceramic collection.

Three more B. Palissy earthenware from the same era

Scorpion Dagger / James Kerr

Animated gifs made -mostly- of northern and early renaissance paintings collages, by Scorpion Dagger aka artist James Kerr.

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Torment of Saint Anthony / Michelangelo

michelangelo torment-of-saint-anthony

The Torment of Saint Anthony,  Michelangelo‘s earliest known painting (c. 1487-­88) created when he was only 12 or 13 years old…

Kimbell Art Museum, Texas

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Aphrodite

Botticelli’s Venus as part of a slide show on buildings during the Festival of Lights in Lyon, France.
Found here.