Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec was a French painter and illustrator whose immersion in the colourful and theatrical life of Paris in the late 19th century allowed him to produce a collection of provocative images of the decadent life of those times. Among the well-known works that he painted for the Moulin Rouge and other Parisian nightclubs are depictions of the singer Yvette Guilbert, the outrageous La Goulue, and the dancer Jane Avril.
Bloom County is a comic strip by Berkeley Breathed which originally ran from December 8, 1980 to August 6, 1989. It examines events in politics and culture through the viewpoint of a fanciful small town in Middle America, where animals can talk and children often have the vocabularies of adults. It evolved from a comic strip known as The Academia Waltz that Breathed produced for a student newspaper while majoring in photojournalism at the University of Texas.
The subject matter of Leonardo da Vinci's Annunciation is drawn from Luke 1:26-39. It depicts the angel Gabriel, sent by God to announce to the virgin Mary that she will miraculously conceive and give birth to a son, Jesus, who will be called "the Son of God". The painting was begun by Andrea del Verrocchio who used lead-based paint and heavy brush strokes. He left a note for da Vinci, one of this students, to finish the background and the angel. Leonardo used light brush strokes and no lead. When the Annunciation was x-rayed, Verrocchio's work was evident while Leonardo's angel was invisible.