Roberto Santo. Diana (back). Bronze, 23 x 15 3/4 x 39 1/2.
“The Philosopher’s Stone is a term used by Cabalists to denote the Supreme Wisdom, the union of the divine consciousness or omniscient Solar Principle in man with the lower consciousness or personality, which union has been the goal of Initiates of all ages. Exoterically, the Philosopher’s Stone is the secret of the transmutation of the baser metals into gold.” —Comte de Gabalis, by the Abbe N. de Montfaucon de Villars, Paris, 1670;
Illustration by New York-based artist Todd James (aka R.E.A.S), who is currently showing his “World Domination” series at the Lazarides Gallery in London. Also check out his touches on the Opening Ceremony x Spring Breakers collection!
Sketches from Museum of Natural History, New York/New Jersey Warehouse, by Tommy Kane
(Source: Tommy Kane’s Blogspot)
Vilmos Aba-Novák (Hungarian, 1894-1941), Nudes in the Open, 1921, oil on cardboard, 52 x 38,5 cm, Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest