The Spinning Sow (1673)

17th-century Dutch engraving showing a team of pigs spinning cotton, while in the corner a woman — who’d normally be associated with the work — sleeps….more

The City of Truth, or, Ethics (1609)

Images of imaginary utopias and dystopias used to illustrate an allegorical poem by Bartolomeo Del Bene (1515-1595) — a reworking of Aristotle’s Nichomachean Et…more

Rainbows in Art

Depictions spanning more than 800 years – in chronological order – of that most enigmatic of weather phenomena, the rainbow….more