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