1. semioticapocalypse:

    Vintage Italian magazine cover, 1898


  2. semioticapocalypse:

    Saul Steinberg



  3. Slowly the evening draws on its coat

    Held out to it by a row of ancient trees:

    You gaze: and the landscape splits in two,

    One part lifting skywards, while one falls,

    Leaving you not quite part of anything,

    Not quite so dark as the house, the silent one,

    Not quite as surely invoking the…

  4. semioticapocalypse:

    Comte Olympe Aguado (attributed to). Sheep and Peasant Girl. 1850s


  5. semioticapocalypse:

    Dennis Stock. Bikini on a California beach, 1968


  6. semioticapocalypse:

    «Woman magazine», #7, 1928


    (Source: bdb-2000.livejournal.com)

  7. semioticapocalypse:

    «Das neue Strahlen». From Jugend, 1896, Band 1 (Nr. 1-26), page 81.


  8. semioticapocalypse:

    Alfred Hitchcock dummy floating down the River Thames («Frenzy»), 1972.


    (Source: retronaut.com)


  9. "Melancholy, being a kind of vacatio, separation of soul from body, bestowed the gift of clairvoyance and premonition. In the classifications of the Middle Ages, melancholy was included among the seven forms of vacatio, along with sleep, fainting, and solitude. The state of vacatio is characterized by a labile link between soul and body which makes the soul more independent with regard to the sensible world and allows it to neglect its physical matrix in order, in some way, better to attend to its own business."
    —  Ioan P. Couliano, from Eros and Magic in the Renaissance (University of Chicago Press, 1987)

    (Source: cerasiferae, via tectusregis)

  10. semioticapocalypse:

    Josef Breitenbach. Illuminated Tree. c.1939.


  11. heptagram:

    Sarah Blood

    (via tectusregis)


  14. "Study the science of art. Study the art of science. Develop your senses—especially learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else."
    — Leonardo da Vinci (via thegirlwiththelittlecurl)

    (Source: artandsciencejournal, via tectusregis)

  15. fleurdulys:

    Viviane and Merling Resting in the Forest - Gustave Dore

    (via tectusregis)