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honey-rider:

This painting was on the cover of the paperback “The Pleasure Seekers” by H. Vernor Dixon.
Illustration: Lou Marchetti

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honey-rider:

This painting was on the cover of the paperback “The Pleasure Seekers” by H. Vernor Dixon.

Illustration: Lou Marchetti

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"An Immaculate Tale" by Tim Walker for Casa Vogue (October 2010)

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Fortunis Licetus De Monstris

Fortunio Liceti (1577-1657) was an Italian philosopher, doctor and scientist. He studied medicine and philosophy at the University of Bologna before becoming a lecturer of logic at the University of Pisa and then a professor of philosophy at the University of Padua. Liceti was omnivorous in his interests writing books on mathematics, philosophy, astronomy, genetics and disease. He was friends with Galileo and the mathematician Bonaventura Cavalieri, who once remarked that Liceti was such a prodigious scholar that he produced a book a week. It’s certainly true that Liceti did have a rather impressive output of scientific and philosophical texts during his life ranging on subjects as diverse as the immortality of the soul, gem stones and the causes of headaches (which he thought were the microcosmic equivalent of lightning).

His most famous work was De monstrorum causis, natura et differentiis (Of the causes of monsters, nature and differences) that documented the many “monstrosities” and deformities reported in nature. The book chimed with the public’s interest in “monsters” and “freaks” and Liceti documented all of the stories of man-beasts, mermaids, wolf children as well as the physical abnormalities he had witnessed (co-joined twins, multiple-limbed children, hermaphrodites and alike). Liceti did not consider these “monstri” as abnormal, but rather as attempts of nature to fashion life as best as possible, in the same way an artist would create art with whatever materials were available.

It is said that I see the convergence of both Nature and art, because one or the other not being able to make what they want, they at least make what they can.

He was also the first to posit the idea that fetal disease could lead to abnormalities in children.

De monstrorum causis, natura et differentiis was first published in 1616 without illustrations, a lavish illustrated second edition was published in Padua in 1634, with a further edition De monstris (or what you might call the mass market edition) was produced in Amsterdam in 1665. It is from the last edition that these incredible images are from.

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1504 Giorgione (1477-1510) Judith with the Head of Holofernes​ (via)
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1504 Giorgione (1477-1510) Judith with the Head of Holofernes​ (via)

How I spent my Thanksgiving. 
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How I spent my Thanksgiving. 

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pankurios-templeovarts:

Psychic creatures forged by Sarah Louise Davey.

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unexplained-events:

Meet Hercules the 900+ lb liger(hybrid offspring of a male lion and a tigress)! Hercules is  is recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest living cat on Earth. Hercules was bred on accident and lives Myrtle Beach Safari wildlife preserve in South Carolina. He is 131 inches long, and measures 49 inches tall at the shoulder. I kind of want to ride it into battle.

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talking-to-clouds:

Pallas Cat Kittens (x) - Wildlife Heritage Foundation

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