Caren Alpert takes amazing electron microscope images of food.
Above, is a fortune Cookie at 150x magnification.
Tiles depicting the story of Yusuf and Zulaikha
Iran, 2nd half of the 19th century, Qajar Period (1779 - 1925)
The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
These tiles come from two different sets depicting the story of Yusuf and Zulaikha. Based on the Sura Yusuf, the 12th sura of the Qur'an, it originally derives from the story of Joseph and Potiphar?s wife in the Old Testament.
In the Qur?anic version, Yusuf is a handsome slave in the service of an Egyptian man. His master?s wife, named Zulaikha in later literature, attempts to seduce him unsuccessfully.
These tiles depict the episode of Yusuf?s appearance before the women of Memphis. Overcome by his beauty, they faint or cut themselves with the knives they hold in their hands!
Rustic Figures & Animals, Shanghai province, 1985
By Cheng Shifa (1921 ? 2007), The Ashmolean Museum of Art & Archaeology, Oxford
Cheng Shifa (1921 ?2007) was a Chinese calligrapher, painter and cartoonist. He was born in a small Chinese village outside the city of Shanghai in 1921. He studied traditional Chinese painting at Shanghai Art Academy in the late 1930s, and subsequently earned a living through illustration. After visiting southwest China in the late 1950s he specialised in paintings of China?s national minorities. In 1956 he joined the Shanghai Chinese Painting Academy, of which he later became a director. During the 1970s his attention turned to bird and flower painting.
View of the High Street, Oxford, by Joseph Mallord William Turner, 1810, The Ashmolean Museum of Art & Archaeology, Oxford
Pebbly sculpture of flower sellers and sheep on London Fields, Hackney, London.