Astrology is the art of predicting events on earth as well as human character and disposition from the movements of the planets and fixed stars. Medieval astrology encompassed both general concepts of celestial influence, and the technical art of making predictions with horoscopes, symbolic maps of the heavens at particular moments and places constructed from astronomical information. The scientific foundations of the art were developed in ancient Greece, largely lost in early medieval Europe and recovered by the Latin West from Arabic sources in the 12th and 13th centuries. Late medieval astrological images were successfully Christianized and were adapted to particular contexts, acquired local meanings and changed over time....
Japanese, 18th century, male.
Born 1716, in the village of Kema, near Osaka; died 1783.
Painter, draughtsman, illustrator, decorative artist. Landscapes, animals. Screens.
Buson was one of the creators of the Nanga (literati) School. It was only at the beginning of the 17th century that the ...
Turkish, 20th century, male.
Born 1911 or 1913, in Trabzon; died 1975.
Painter, illustrator, decorative artist, poet. Genre scenes, landscapes. Wall decorations.
Bedri Eyuboglu studied painting in Istanbul and at the André Lhote academy in Paris. A distant follower of Matisse and Dufy, he was basically a modernist, although at the same time he was also heir to the tradition of ancient oriental miniaturists. He was a notable illustrator, and carried out several mural decorations in Turkey....
Work table used by Chinese literati painters and calligraphers. The most important items found on the scholar’s table are the wenfang si bao (four treasures of the scholar’s studio): the inkstone, inkstick, brush and paper (see