Tag Archives: Miniatures

1945: Hiroshima

Model of the atomic bomb impact on Hiroshima at the Peace Memorial Museum there.

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1986: Vehicle / Terrain

Gary Siebel: City Car (c. 1985) From Harold Blank’s Wild Wheels (1994)

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2011: Surface to Air

Thomas Doyle: Surface to Air (2011)

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1814: The Fairy Vessel Performed its Little Voyage

The poet Percy Bysshe Shelley loved paper boats: Shelley’s walks, when not determined elsewhere, often tended in the direction of a pond at no great distance from Primrose Hill, very proper for the delectable amusement of sailing paper boats; or … Continue reading

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1649: Descartes’s Wooden Daughter

When Descartes resided in Holland, with great labour and industry he made a female Automaton—which occasioned some wicked wits to publish that he had an illegitimate daughter, named Franchine—to prove demonstratively that beasts have no souls, and that they are … Continue reading

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1783: Stones and Broccoli

Thomas Gainsborough: Pastoral Landscape (c. 1783) Gainsborough made his living painting commissioned portraits, and thus could not indulge his passion for landscapes during the day in the open air; instead, he painted them at night by candlelight, arranging stones, broccoli, … Continue reading

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1660: Peepshow

Samuel van Hoogstraten: Peepshow with Views of the Interior of a Dutch House (c. 1655-60) (source)

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