The Hermitage

Painter, illustrator, maker of clocks & teller of tales, who travelled in a house on wheels to the edge of Dartmoor and now sits there amongst books and paint finding beauty in otherness..

This will be a scrapbook of ideas, visuals to inspire, and snippets from my own journey.

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Kharytina Desha, 92, is one of the few elderly people who have returned to their village homes inside the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. Although surrounded by devastation and isolation, she prefers to die on her own soil.
Photo by: © Gerd Ludwig/INSTITUTE

Kharytina Desha, 92, is one of the few elderly people who have returned to their village homes inside the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. Although surrounded by devastation and isolation, she prefers to die on her own soil.

Photo by: © Gerd Ludwig/INSTITUTE

medieval:

Calendar with weekdays, feastdays, and St. Olav Axes.
"MS in Norwegian on walrus bone or reindeer horn, Norway, ca. 15th c., 6 ff., 3x14 cm, single column, (2x14 cm), 1 line in runes of the younger futhark, 93 feastday symbols in a rather early primitive stage, including the 2 St. Olav axes.
Binding: Norway, ca. 15th c., walrus bone or reindeer horn covers, fastened with 2 leather straps through holes.
Commentary: The 2 St. Olav axes, 29 July and 3 August, represent the most conclusive evidence of Norwegian origin. Calendars in bookform on bone are of the utmost rarity. This is the only specimen in private hands. Runes are normally used for weekdays and golden numbers in Swedish calendars. In Norway they occur very rarely.”  (via)

medieval:

Calendar with weekdays, feastdays, and St. Olav Axes.

"MS in Norwegian on walrus bone or reindeer horn, Norway, ca. 15th c., 6 ff., 3x14 cm, single column, (2x14 cm), 1 line in runes of the younger futhark, 93 feastday symbols in a rather early primitive stage, including the 2 St. Olav axes.

Binding: Norway, ca. 15th c., walrus bone or reindeer horn covers, fastened with 2 leather straps through holes.

Commentary: The 2 St. Olav axes, 29 July and 3 August, represent the most conclusive evidence of Norwegian origin. Calendars in bookform on bone are of the utmost rarity. This is the only specimen in private hands. Runes are normally used for weekdays and golden numbers in Swedish calendars. In Norway they occur very rarely.”  (via)

Heure de Charles d’Angoulême. Horae ad usum Parisiensem. Latin 1173. 1485. (source: Bibliothèque nationale de France) (source)
View the whole manuscript here

Heure de Charles d’Angoulême. Horae ad usum Parisiensem. Latin 1173. 1485. (source: Bibliothèque nationale de France) (source)

View the whole manuscript here

Mylimoji by Egle Vismantaite
50 x 70cm, Acrylics and bronze powder on canvas

Mylimoji by Egle Vismantaite

50 x 70cm, Acrylics and bronze powder on canvas

khushushban:

National Marionette Theatre / Εθνικό Θέατρο Μαριονέτας

khushushban:

National Marionette Theatre / Εθνικό Θέατρο Μαριονέτας

khushushban:

“Two Deer Were Encountered” - published in 1980 in Moscow, the work of the incredible Russian Illustrator, Gennady Spirin.

by Ekaterina Shtanko
from ‘Norwegian Fairytales’
source

by Ekaterina Shtanko

from ‘Norwegian Fairytales’

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