Max Beckmann (Leipzig 1884 - New York City 1950); Odysseus und Kalypso, 1943; oil on canvas, 115.5 x 150 cm; Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg
Nature comes up with surprises that far exceed those that the human imagination can generate.
—Lawrence Krauss, A Universe From Nothing (via whats-out-there)
Cupid and Psyche, Orazio Gentileschi, 17th century. Oil on canvas.
Perhaps the most wrenching by-product of the scientific revolution has been to render untenable many of our most cherished and comforting beliefs…But I see the emergence in our consciousness of a Universe of a magnificence, and an intricate, elegant order far beyond anything our ancestors imagined.
—Carl Sagan (via whats-out-there)
Pandora, 1871, Dante Gabriel Rossetti