Posts tagged with ‘C16th’


BibliOdyssey: The Ripley Scroll 'The remarkable Ripley Scroll is, in simple terms, an alchemical manuscript that shows in pictorial cryptograms the production of the philosopher's stone (the elusive ingredient that produces incorruptible gold out of lesser metals; and/or the elixir of life).' Extraordinary. ( tags: C16th alchemy )


BibliOdyssey: Perspectiva Dancing android skellies! ( tags: C16th Germany art )

Cranach at the Royal Academy

Now this is my kind of exhibition. I don’t what it is I find so appealing about the Northern Renaissance; obviously, artists like Dürer, Van Eyck and Breugel are among the all-time greats of European art, but I love it all: van der Weyden, Memling, Bosch, Holbein, and indeed the star of this show, Lucas Cranach the […]