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El ave del paraíso. Historia natural y alegoría

Book chapter (in Spanish) devoted to the allegorical uses of the bird of paradise in the early modern European context. Some references and sources are here introduced and discussed for the first time. José Ramón Marcaida, “El ave del paraíso. … Continue reading

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Natural history and visual culture in the age of Rubens – Museo del Prado (2014)

A few days ago I had the opportunity to fulfill a long-held dream: to give a talk at the Prado Museum in Madrid, one of my favourite museums, whose collections I’ve studied for quite some time as historian of science … Continue reading

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Ephemerality and Durability in Early Modern Visual and Material Culture

A few days ago I took part in this conference: Ephemerality and Durability in Early Modern Visual and Material Culture organised by the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH), at the University of Cambridge, and … Continue reading

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El Arca de Noé. Historia e imágenes naturales – Postgraduate Course

El Arca de Noé. Historia e imágenes naturales is a postgraduate course organised by Juan Pimentel and Sandra Sáenz-López from the CSIC, Madrid, and its aim is to explore the intersections between natural history, visual & material culture and the … Continue reading

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Ephemerality and Durability in Early-Modern Visual and Material Culture

Ephemerality and Durability in Early-Modern Visual and Material Culture Colloquia at CRASSH, University of Cambridge (24-25 May 2013) and the USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute, Huntington Library, San Marino, California (27-28 September 2013). A summary of the main themes of … Continue reading

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Early modern dog hairstyle

Anonymous, Calvary. c. 1500. Museo del Prado, Madrid CURIOSITY: at the foreground, the dog’s hairstyle.

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