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Arcimboldo-esque Composite Portraits of Trades (ca. 1800)

Adam Green - April 18, 2017 in arcimboldo, barber, florist, hieroglyphics, hieroglyphs, job, musician, Nicolas de Larmessin, profession, Trade, writer

Lovely aquatint print depicting four composite portraits for the professions of florist, writer, musician, and barber — their features made up entirely from the tools of their trades.

Athanasius Kircher and the Hieroglyphic Sphinx

Adam Green - May 16, 2013 in Art & Illustrations, Articles, athanasius kircher, Books, code, Culture & History, egypt, hieroglyphs, kircher, Religion, Myth & Legend

More than 170 years before Jean-François Champollion had the first real success i…