Photographs from the book 'Masquerade' by photographer Inge Morath & artist Saul Steinberg from the late 1950s and early 1960s.
Aboriginal Paintings. Timmy Payungka Tjapangati Possum Dreaming for Children, Walter Tjampitjinpa Wild Potato Story, Anatjari Tjakamarra Big Pintupi Dreaming Ceremony, Tim Leura Tjapaltjarri Travelling Honey Ant Dreaming, Uta Uta Tjangala Women’s Dreaming, John Tjakamarra No Title, Yala Yala Gibbs Tjungurrayi No Title, Nosepeg Tjupurrula Three Ceremonial Poles (top to bottom). 1970s.
Beatus de Facundus. Illuminated Revelations. 1047.
In the 8th century, in a monastery in the mountains of northern Spain, 700 years after the Book of Revelations was written, a monk named Beatus set down to illustrate a collection of writings he had compiled about this most vivid and apocalyptic of the New Testament books. Throughout the next few centuries his depictions of multi-headed beasts, decapitated sinners, and trumpet blowing angels, would be copied over and over again in various versions of the manuscript. Above are a selection of images from one such manuscript known as the Beatus de Facundus (or Beatus de León), dating to 1047 and painted by a man called Facundus for Ferdinand I and Queen Sancha.
Imagery Titles: Adoration of God, the four living creatures, the twenty-four Elders, John and the Angel. Adoration of the Mystic Lamb on Mount Zion. John prostrates himself before the angel, the seven churches of Asia, Theophany. Judgment of Babylon reduced to a fire. Angel in a cloud, Jean measure the temple of God. The Angel and the Golden Censer. Angel shows the Throne of God, the Two Witnesses. The Beast, the False Prophet, the United Nations, Gog and Magog. The Beast, the Temple and the Ark (top to bottom). -Public Domain Review
Prehistoric scenes from Camille Flammarion, La creation de l’homme, Paris, 1886.