Earlier this month, I published a posting describing how I tried to instill in art students the idea that art history is not linear, and that the totality of art is a never-ending circle of inspiration. Then I showed paired examples that crossed time and cultures, which can be found here.
I couldn't help adding a few more, as I will continue to do.
|Marcantonio Raimondi, 1520 | Edouard Manet, 1863|
|Eskimo seal-hunting stool, 1850s* | Magis Gallery coffee table, 2011|
|Leonardo da Vinci, 1509 | Buckminster Fuller, 1967*|
|Lascaux cave painting, C. 15,000-10,000 B.C. | Utagawa Kuniyoshi, 1837|
|Antoni Gaudi, chimneys of Casa Mila, 1912 | Jonathan Adler ceramics, 2011|
|Leonardo da Vinci, 1499 | M. C. Escher, 1969|
* The photograph of the Eskimo stool is from
Crossroads of Siberia and Alaska,
by William W. Fitzhugh and Aron Crowell.
* The photograph of Buckminster Fuller's Montreal Biosphere
is by Ryan Mallard.