Saturday, July 5, 2014

Praxinoscopes and Lover's eyes

"Action viewer" the Praxinoscope was an old animation device

a strip of pictures were placed around a spinning cylinder

what old world charm

and Lover's eyes (which I believe a more charming term than eye miniature as they were also known) were all the rage during Georgian times, miniature watercolour paintings of the eyes of loved ones worn an jewellery or used as pendants 

Some old world customs seem to make much more sense than some of the strange ones we have today

Hands with lover's eyes painting by Fatima Ronquillo

Pics from Pinterest


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