Today is the 380th anniversary of the baptism of Johannes Vermeer (his actual birth date is unknown). The 17th century Dutch artist is renowned for his exquisite handling of color and light in his genre paintings and landscapes. Explore more about the artist...
Posts on October 2012
Indiana University offers a collection of over 14,000 color images spanning the years 1938-1969: the Charles W. Cushman Photograph Collection. Cushman travelled across the United States and in several foreign countries, and his keen eye for the quotidian, the representative, and the surprisingly beautiful resulted in a remarkable set of images, valuable for their social documentation as well as their aesthetic.
Wellcome Images database is a great source for medical and science images, with a particular strength in modern imaging techniques and historical images from the Wellcome Library collection. A fascinating gallery within the collection to browse is the Wellcome Image Awards 2012, from which the photos illustrating this post are drawn.