The AcdntlPoet

Miscellany from the mind of Jason O'Donnell

Aug 22


aplaceinthecountry: Montana 605 by Madison76 on Flickr (via Pinterest)

aplaceinthecountry: Montana 605 by Madison76 on Flickr (via Pinterest)

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Aug 21



destroyed-and-abandoned: Abandoned lighthouse near Bloody Point in the Chesapeake.
Source: Greenwing (reddit)

destroyed-and-abandoned: Abandoned lighthouse near Bloody Point in the Chesapeake.

Source: Greenwing (reddit)

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asylum-art:  Renaissance Metal Art - Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Etching, derived from an ancient Germanic word for ‘eat’, uses corrosive acids to bite designs into hard surfaces like metal. The background can either be eaten away so the design stands out in relief, or the design itself can be bitten into the surface. The technique creates a shallow relief making it possible to create highly decorated objects without compromising the structural integrity of the metal making it suitable for items like weapons, locks and tool. Between 1500 and 1750 production centred on southern Germany and northern Italy where etched armour was a speciality.

Padlock and Key, c 1580
Southern Germany, Steel

Helmet (Morion), c 1580
Northern Italy, Steel

Gauntlet, c 1580
Northern Italy, Steel

Thigh Defence (Cuisse), c 1515-1525
Augsburg, Southern Germany – Steel

Barrel-Maker’s Knife, 1702
Germany – Steel, brass

Casket, c 1570-1600
Germany, Steelcartwork.

Cranequin, c 1565-1574
Southern Germany, Steel-wood-rope

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