The divining arts, Bernardino de Sahagún and collaborators, General History of the Things of New Spain, also called the Florentine Codex, vol. 1, book 4, f. 52v, 1575-1577, watercolor, paper, contemporary vellum Spanish binding, open (approx.): 32 x 43 cm, closed (approx.): 32 x 22 x 5 cm (Medicea Laurenziana Library, Florence, Italy)
Gucci Garden: Slithering snakes, blooming flowers and golden bumblebees, the animal and nature symbols Alessandro Michele casts over his collections are modern day totems that complement the House’s codes.
Did Stone Age cavemen talk to each other in symbols?
Did Stone Age cavemen talk to each other in symbols? - The Guardian. Previously overlooked patterns in the cave art of southern France and Spain suggest man might have learned written communication 25,000 years earlier than we thought. By Robin McKie. More: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2012/mar/11/cave-painting-symbols-language-evolution
Radical Music: Llorenç Barber, Cuaderno de Yokohama (2005)
Llorenç Barber is the musician and composer who introduced Minimal Music in Spain and was the creator of the “Música plurifocal”. When in Yokohama (Japan) in 2005 Barber produced a kind of journal where, instead of text or sketches, he drew 17 imaginary musical scores. Here’s a pdf from the Macba Museum in Barcelona.
Shout (aka Alessandro Gottardo) does art for many magazines and journals. He uses a bold color aesthetic in his works, which often hold a strong message relating to News, Media, Politics, and Society today. In a less family-centered feel-good way, I would call him the modern Rockwell.
fractalized flower of life - the flower of life has been known to man for at least 2,500 years - it was first 'discovered' in ancient meopotamia at king ashurbanipal's palace (645 b.c.). the sacred symbol can also be found in assyria, egypt, india, romania, israel, china, japan, bulgaria, turkey, spain, austria, italy, morocco, lebanon, peru, mexico & england.