August Malmström, Sketch for “Älvaleken”
An inexplicable desire to bake something at 5:30 AM. Insomnia biscuits. Sleep deprived loaves of bread.
Asavari Ragini, the Fourth Wife of Sri Raga, Folio from a Ragamala (Garland of Melodies)
India, Sub-Imperial Mughal, circa 1625Drawings; watercolorsOpaque watercolor and gold on paper; marbled paper inner borderRagamalas are a series of medieval paintings that personify specific ragas (melodic modes) in Indian classical music. The ragas are personified, as are their wives, ragini, as humans in various states of human being, such as kings, princes, nobleman and even ascetics such as this one of Asavari Ragini, the wife of Sri Raga. This particular ragini is meant to be performed in the morning.
Wild and shy monstrous creatures ranged in her plains and forests.
An illustration by Arthur Rackham for The Story of Tuan Mac Cairill from Irish Fairy Tales. My scan.
Édouard Chimot (1890-1930)
Colour Etching and Aquatint
Sydney Long — Pan —1914
Franz von Bayros (1866 – 1924)
Diane et Actéon by Pierre Klossowski, 1955
Le Pho (French, 1907-2001)
Nostalgia (1938) (by artinconnu)
Turkish drawing of a tulip. Ottoman dynasty. 1621.
via British Museum
Leon Spillaert: symbolism