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Albert Bierstadt :: Storm in the Mountains
Nighthawks by Edward Hopper (1942)
St Brendan’s ship on the back of a whale, and his men praying, in Honorius Philoponus, 'Nova typis transacta navigatio' (Linz: s.n., 1621), p.12 (British Library, G.7237).
'As with many of the engravings (all attributed to Wolfgang Kilian) the St Brendan/whale image has evocative symbolic meaning - having the Easter mass on the whale as a major pictorial element dominating the map suggests that religious devotion combined with mastery of the oceans and nature made discovery and conquering of the New World an inevitability of divine providence.'
(Source: Flickr / bibliodyssey)
La fantasía abandonada de la razón produce monstruos imposibles: unida con ella es madre de las artes y origen de las maravillas. -Francisco de Goya y Lucientes
Francisco de Goya - Saturn Devouring His Son (1823).
Francisco de Goya - The Third of May
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