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Historical images
« on: June 20, 2017, 12:17:41 PM »
I was sure we used to have a thread about this but it maybe one that got lost in the great crash.



Anyway, I liked this painting by Gerrit Dou (1657) called 'Astronomer by Candlelight'.   I think it gives you a real impression of how scientists in the past had to work.

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Re: Historical images
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2017, 12:36:02 PM »
And how they lived:



Van Gogh's "The potato eaters".
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Re: Historical images
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2017, 01:03:35 PM »
I was sure we used to have a thread about this but it maybe one that got lost in the great crash.



Anyway, I liked this painting by Gerrit Dou (1657) called 'Astronomer by Candlelight'.   I think it gives you a real impression of how scientists in the past had to work.

That is a nice piece of work, and I really like the softness of it, as the light emitting within the frame is from the candle only, but these scientist weren't really careful back then were they?

I mean that flask of fluid is just begging to be knocked over, what the hell is he thinking? 8)
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Re: Historical images
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2017, 01:14:06 PM »

That is a nice piece of work, and I really like the softness of it, as the light emitting within the frame is from the candle only, but these scientist weren't really careful back then were they?

I mean that flask of fluid is just begging to be knocked over, what the hell is he thinking? 8)

I'm more concerned about candle wax dripping on that beautiful book.

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Re: Historical images
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2017, 01:36:42 PM »

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Re: Historical images
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2017, 05:41:41 PM »
Very nice Claire! Also like Hermes link, thanks for sharing.
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Re: Historical images
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2017, 06:22:46 PM »
Joseph Wright was one for scientific images with dramatic lighing, and often involving kids. Others are available



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Re: Historical images
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Re: Historical images
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2017, 07:37:16 PM »


Hey, I have a book about cave art, including hands, but thst if a new one.

One to check out, thanks N.o.

Later: Hmm can't find any info on it. It is the markings on and between the hands that inttigue me.
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Re: Historical images
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2017, 08:17:33 PM »
I don't know why I find these hands so touching (no pun intended). I also get a bit emotional when I think about the poor Neanderthals. Yes, I am a strange person, I know.

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Re: Historical images
« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2017, 08:49:39 PM »
And some (reproductions of) ancient faces, from the La Manche caves, that may be caricatures but which I find fascination. It seems there are many others.

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Re: Historical images
« Reply #11 on: June 26, 2017, 02:07:52 AM »
I watched the 3D documentary "Cave Of Forgotten Dreams" in the cinema in some time ago, about pictorial findings in the Chauvet caves of Southern France. If I'm not mistaken, they are among some of the oldest ever found. 

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Re: Historical images
« Reply #12 on: June 26, 2017, 06:54:31 AM »
Pretty fantastic when you realise they did not even have candles in those days, probably only rush lights ir dish type oil lamps burning animal fat. Art is art even when it is 40 kyears old and we cannot tell what significance the ability to depict prey animals and people had for them.
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