Johan Christian Dahl - Moon Night Over Dresden, 1827
Joris Hoefnagel, illuminator & Georg Bocskay, scribe Dragonfly, Pear, Carnation, and Insect, 1562/96. Watercolors, gold and silver paint and ink on parchment. Via Getty Open Content.
Mira calligraphiae monumenta is a virtuoso model book of calligraphy written by Bocskay for the Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand I. Three decades later, at the request of Ferdinand’s grandson, Emperor Rudolf II, Hoefnagel illuminated the pages with colorful and witty representations of flowers, fruits, insects, and animals. Source
“If time is not real, then the dividing line between this world and eternity,
between suffering and bliss, between good and evil, is also an illusion.”