Atorrante.
ericruby:

2010
poboh:

Baumstudie, Buchenwald, 1904, Elisabeth Büchsel. Germany (1867 - 1957)
canidcompendium:

Ethiopian wolf by Eduard Rüppell (1835)
explore-blog:

A painting of Vladimir Nabokov as a boy in Russia, before his travails of immigrating to America, by the inimitable Maira Kalman. The painting appears in her fantastic 2007 visual-essay collection, The Principles of Uncertainty and is shown in her funny and brilliant TEDxMet talk.
Also see Kalman on happiness and curiosity, courage, and the key to a full life.
nyctaeus:

Julianna Brion

"When I looked at you, my life made sense. Even the bad things made sense. They were necessary to make you possible."

— Jonathan Safran Foer

losed:

craig schlewitz

Detail of Rochefort’s Escape, by Édouard Manet.
cavetocanvas:

Thomas Eakins, The Gross Clinic, 1875
Things to think about when studying:
What elements / personality traits of Dr. Gross is Eakins emphasizing through his use of light?
How does this image reflect advances in medicine since the Civil War?
cavetocanvas:

Eadweard Muybridge, The Horse in Motion, 1878