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lines and colors :: a blog about drawing, painting, illustration, comics, concept art and other visual arts » Piranesi’s Imaginary Prisons at Princeton University Art Museum

lines and colors :: a blog about drawing, painting, illustration, comics, concept art and other visual arts » Piranesi’s Imaginary Prisons at Princeton University Art Museum

Louise Bourgeois, ‘Tree with Red Crutch’ 1998, from "Topiary: The Art of Improving Nature", a suite of nine copperplate etchings with drypoint and aquatint (plate IX)

The Antiquarium - Antique Print & Map Gallery - Denis Diderot - Heraldic Blazonry - Hand-colored copperplate engraving

BOOKTRYST: Tycho Brahe's Sculpture Garden of Scientific Instruments. Brahe's observatory and his scientific instruments were splendidly documented by Joan Blaeu in his Grand Atlas. Blaeu’s magnificent hand-colored copperplate engravings were revised from wood-cuts originally published in Brahe’s own Astronomiae Instauratiae Mechanicae (1598).

BOOKTRYST: Tycho Brahe's Sculpture Garden of Scientific Instruments. Brahe's observatory and his scientific instruments were splendidly documented by Joan Blaeu in his Grand Atlas. Blaeu’s magnificent hand-colored copperplate engravings were revised from wood-cuts originally published in Brahe’s own Astronomiae Instauratiae Mechanicae (1598).