Jules-Elie Delaunay, The Angel of Death; Peste a Roma

Anna Billing (1849-1927)
Twilight Landscape with birches

Flower Meadow in the North, 1905, Harald Sohlberg

Zdzisław Beksiński


Crypt and tree merge in an old cemetery in Kalaupapa National Park in Hawaii.

Life meets death

Mountain Brook (1863), Albert Bierstadt

Albert Bierstadt is best remembered for his paintings of the American West, but during his early career, the ambitious artist also created New England landscapes, particularly of the White Mountains, as seen here. When this painting was first exhibited in 1863, critics declared it Bierstadt’s “best work” and praised the artist’s deft contrast of “light and shade,” which brought a heightened realism to the image. Bierstadt’s affinity for the White Mountains mirrored a growing interest in the region as one of America’s premiere tourist attractions. Photographs of the area from the 19th century suggest that Bierstadt utilized landscape elements from the popular tourist site “The Flume” in this imaginary composition. [x]

The Baška tabletBaška tablet (Croatian: Bašćanska ploča, pronounced [bâʃt͡ɕanskaː plɔ̂t͡ʃa]) is one of the first monuments containing an inscription in the Croatian language, dating from the year 1100. The tablet was discovered by scholars in 1851 in the paving of the Church of St. Lucy, Jurandvor near Baška on the island of Krk. Since 1934 the original has been kept in the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Zagreb.

Apple Blossoms in a Vase, 1934, Arthur Streeton
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