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16th Century

Pendants (1582)

These pieces are attributed to: Adriaen Collaert(Printmaker), Hans Collaert I(Designer), and Philips Galle(Publisher).

Top and Bottom images are both from Rijksmuseum and are under Public Domain License.

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Witches Hexen (1508)

By Hans Baldung. These ladies are quite rascals! Flying on a goat, doing magic, and all while being completely nude. Life goals?

Naked witches partying around a vase of magic.

Image is from Wikimedia Commons and is under Public Domain License.

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16th Century

Pride (1558) by Pieter Bruegel the Elder

Pride is an internal emotion. Irrationally corrupt sense of one’s personal value. It is synonymous with foolishness.

Image is from the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Wikimedia Commons, under Public Domain Dedication.

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Astrolabe (16th Century)

By Thomas Gemini. An astrolabe is an elaborate tool for measuring angles of slope, elevation, or depression. Therefore, it is capable of working out several different kinds of problems in astronomy. Very technical, but I just like the way it looks!

Device that looks like a compass and pocket watch combined.

Image is from the Museo Galileo and Wikimedia Commons, under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

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Job Tempted By a Demon (1509) By Hans Baldung

A 1509 illustration depicting the story of Job. Job was a good and prosperous family man who is beset by Satan with God’s permission with horrendous disaster – to prove his faith. Thanks Hans Baldung for giving us those demon tits.

Job surrounded by temptation of a women and a demon hurting him.

Image is from the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Wikimedia Commons, under Public Domain Dedication.

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Jawbone Violin (16th Century)

A rich man plays violin on a rather large jawbone, while sitting upon an even bigger jawbone. The caption I translated as “These instruments will inspire those desirous of dancing.”

This piece is attributed too the following: Pieter Brueghel the Elder; Johannes Wierix; & Johann Theodor de Bry.

Image is from the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Wikimedia Commons, under Public Domain Dedication.

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16th Century

Decked out Owls (16th Century)

Actual title is “Owl Decked Out As Pilgrim”, By Monogrammist MH. The files below are cropped and resized from the large original files, which are a over 4,500 by 4,500!

I only wish I knew their names and background stories!

Owl on the left & Owl on the right are from the Rijksmuseum, under Public Domain License.

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16th Century

Death and the Maiden (16th Century) By Hans Baldung

Death and the Maiden is a common theme in Renaissance art, especially in Germany. Typically it shows a young woman being seized by a personification of Death. Danse Macabre with an erotic subtext.

Naked women being toremented by a skeleton man.

Image is from and Kunstmuseum Basel and Wikimedia Commons, under Public Domain License. Information is from Wikipedia(CC BY-SA 3.0).

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16th Century

Merrymakers (1562) By Pieter van der Heyden

The drawings full name is “Merrymakers in a Mussel at Sea”. My favorite part is the Guinea Pig in the hood of the eye-glassed musician.

Image is from Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen and Wikimedia Commons, under Public Domain License.

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The Temptation of Saint Anthony

This painting is dated from sometime between 1520 to 1530. It is attributed to a “Follower of Hieronymus Bosch”.

Image is from ‎Simeonstift City Museum‎ and Wikimedia Commons, under Public Domain License.