The Kick-About #23 ‘Museum Wormianum’

Some fascinating collections inspired by Ole Worm.

Red's Kingdom


Surely it was curiosity that drove Eugen von Ransonnet-Villez, the subject of our last Kick-About, to construct a submersible so he could paint what he found beneath the waves. Ole Worm, Danish physician, natural historian and collector, gathered the eclectic subjects of his curiosity into a remarkable museum, a wunderkammer, which is this week’s jumping-off point…


Phil Cooper

“What a mouthwatering prompt this week, such cabinets have always fascinated me. I think many of us curate our own little wunderkammers in our homes; on windowsills, mantelpieces and coffee tables; little collections of things we found on walks that sparked our interest and wanted to keep.The prompt brought up memories of early childhood for me, growing up in a rather dull South Yorkshire town where the local museum felt like a magical portal to a different world. It was a mysterious and beautiful world, but also a bit…

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16 responses to “The Kick-About #23 ‘Museum Wormianum’”

  1. philgomm says :

    Cheers Kerfe – and thank you for the turtles!

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  2. robertawrites235681907 says :

    A wonderful lot of contributions this month, Kerfe, and I loved your turtle theme.

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  3. Phil Cooper says :

    These turtle shells are so beautiful Kerfe, they are like gorgeous abstract paintings but so clearly turtle shells too – fab!

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  4. boundlessblessingsblog says :

    A nice post on turtles, Marta. I have a tortoise at home and it is nice and big.

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  5. D. Wallace Peach says :

    What an interesting prompt. And your turtle shells are beautiful. They are magical creatures if you ever get to swim beside them. Well done, Kerfe.

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  6. minametry84 says :

    Wonderful blog. I am following you, hope if you do the same i would be more than happy

    Like

  7. msjadeli says :

    Just now looking at this issue’s offerings. So many imaginative takes on the them. I love your poem to the sea the lovely artwork that goes with it.

    Like

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