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Images Dated 8th February 2006

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A bird sits on a branch of a tree in Turin, Italy Featured 8 Feb 2006 Image

A bird sits on a branch of a tree in Turin, Italy

A bird sits on a branch of a tree in Turin, Italy February 8, 2006. Turin is the site of the 2006 Olympic Winter Games which begin February 10. REUTERS/Andy Clark Also see image: GF2DUCAOTCAA - RP3DSFDAHQAD

To My True Love, American Valentine card, c1910 Featured 8 Feb 2006 Image

To My True Love, American Valentine card, c1910

To My True Love, American Valentine card, c1910. Cupid dances on grass with naturalised Snowdrops and is playing a lyre of bluebells. Above him are red hearts symbolising love and four-leafed Shamrocks for luck. In the language of flowers the snowdrop (Galanthus nivalis) stands for consolation and the blueball (Scilla noscripta) for kindness. Shamrock or wood sorrel (Oxalis acetosella) is a symbol of Ireland. In Roman mythology Cupid was the son of Venus, goddess of love (Eros and Aphrodite in the Greek Pantheon). The identity of St Valentine is uncertain, the most popular candidates are Valentine, bishop of Terni (3rd century) or a Roman Christian convert martyred c270). St Valentine's Day, celebrated on 14 February, probably replaces the Roman pagan festival of Lupercalia

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Durers Nude Woman with Zodiac Featured 8 Feb 2006 Image

Durers Nude Woman with Zodiac

Durer's Nude Woman with Zodiac. Albrecht Durer (1471-1528) was a German artist. His skillful use of perspective and mathematical proportions made him one of the outstanding artistic figures of the early 16th century. This woodcut depicts the figure of a nude woman holding an armillary sphere. This is an astromical device that shows the circles of the celestial sphere surrounding the earth. One of these circles (the ecliptic) is marked with the signs of the zodiac. This woodcut was published with Stabius Prognisticon (1503- 4). Taken from Dr Willi Kurth's The Complete Woodcuts of Albrecht Durer (1936)

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