Archive for July, 2011

Un Chien Andalou – Razor Scene

Posted in Art, Movies with tags , , , , , , , on July 23, 2011 by elgrayso

from the 1929 silent film by director Luis Buñuel and artist Salvador Dalí

Laurie Lipton

Posted in Art, Death with tags , , , , , on July 19, 2011 by elgrayso

Laurie Lipton

Senorita Meurte

Love Bite

Prime Time

Death and the Maiden

Queen of Bones

Asparagus

Posted in Animation with tags , , , , , , on July 18, 2011 by elgrayso

unfortunately I wasn’t able to find the whole video…

Codex Gigas

Posted in Satan on July 8, 2011 by elgrayso

The Codex Gigas is the largest extant medieval manuscript in the world. It is also known as the Devil’s Bible because of a large illustration of the devil on the inside and the legend surrounding its creation.

According to one version of a legend that is already recorded in the Middle Ages the scribe was a monk who broke his monastic vows and was sentenced to be walled up alive. In order to forbear this harsh penalty he promised to create in one single night a book to glorify the monastery forever, including all human knowledge. Near midnight he became sure that he could not complete this task alone, so he made a special prayer, not addressed to God but to the fallen angel Lucifer, asking him to help him finish the book in exchange for his soul. The devil completed the manuscript and the monk added the devil’s picture out of gratitude for his aid. In tests to recreate the work, it is estimated that in order to reproduce only the calligraphy, without the illustrations or embellishments, would have taken 5 years of non-stop writing. [from Wikipedia]

 

Lucifer

The Cameraman’s Revenge (1912)

Posted in Animals, Animation, Movies with tags , , , , , on July 7, 2011 by elgrayso

The Kaibo Zonshinzu Anatomy Scrolls

Posted in Science with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 1, 2011 by elgrayso

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