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Graphite Collection

"Exploring the Versatility of Graphite: From Artistic Masterpieces to Scientific Marvels" Graphite, a humble material with extraordinary potential

Background imageGraphite Collection: Persische Nachtigallen (Persian Nightingales), 1917. Creator: Paul Klee

Persische Nachtigallen (Persian Nightingales), 1917. Creator: Paul Klee
Persische Nachtigallen (Persian Nightingales), 1917

Background imageGraphite Collection: Graphene sheet, artwork C016 / 8274

Graphene sheet, artwork C016 / 8274
Graphene sheet. Computer artwork showing the molecular structure of a graphene sheet. Graphene is a single layer of graphite

Background imageGraphite Collection: Auguste Rodin, Figure Facing Forward, French, 1840 - 1917, graphite and watercolor

Auguste Rodin, Figure Facing Forward, French, 1840 - 1917, graphite and watercolor

Background imageGraphite Collection: Egon Schiele, Dancer (Die TaÔé¼nzerin), Austrian, 1890 - 1918, 1913, watercolor

Egon Schiele, Dancer (Die TaÔé¼nzerin), Austrian, 1890 - 1918, 1913, watercolor and gouache over graphite on wove paper

Background imageGraphite Collection: Edward Lear (British, 1812 - 1888), View of Ceriana, 1870, pen and brown ink over

Edward Lear (British, 1812 - 1888), View of Ceriana, 1870, pen and brown ink over graphite

Background imageGraphite Collection: Graphene

Graphene sheet. Graphene is a planar sheet of carbon atoms arranged in a hexagonal pattern. Stacked graphene sheets form the common material graphite, used in pencils and industry

Background imageGraphite Collection: Masonic Sign, c. 1941. Creator: Edward F. Engel

Masonic Sign, c. 1941. Creator: Edward F. Engel
Masonic Sign, c. 1941

Background imageGraphite Collection: The Terrace Bridge, Central Park, 1901. Creator: Maurice Brazil Prendergast

The Terrace Bridge, Central Park, 1901. Creator: Maurice Brazil Prendergast
The Terrace Bridge, Central Park, 1901

Background imageGraphite Collection: Ocean Life. Creators: James M. Sommerville, Christian Schussele

Ocean Life. Creators: James M. Sommerville, Christian Schussele
Ocean Life

Background imageGraphite Collection: Graphene

Graphene sheet. Graphene is a planar sheet of carbon atoms arranged in a hexagonal pattern. Stacked graphene sheets form the common material graphite, used in pencils and industry

Background imageGraphite Collection: Wildflowers, 1875. Creator: Ellen Robbins

Wildflowers, 1875. Creator: Ellen Robbins
Wildflowers, 1875

Background imageGraphite Collection: William Blake, British (1757-1827), The Last Judgment, c

William Blake, British (1757-1827), The Last Judgment, c. 1809, pen and ink with wash over graphite

Background imageGraphite Collection: Light micrograph of cast iron, DIC

Light micrograph of cast iron, DIC
Light micrograph of cast iron using differential interference contrast (DIC) lighting. Steel & cast iron are made by adding small amounts of carbon to iron

Background imageGraphite Collection: Rocks, Carbon

Rocks, Carbon
Various types of carbon including crystallised diamond, graphite, slate coal and peat

Background imageGraphite Collection: John Ruskin, Tree Study, British, 8 February 1819 - 20 January 1900, pen and black

John Ruskin, Tree Study, British, 8 February 1819 - 20 January 1900, pen and black ink with blue-gray and gray washes over graphite on wove paper

Background imageGraphite Collection: Chatsworth Conservatory 19th century Pen ink

Chatsworth Conservatory 19th century Pen ink
Artokoloro

Background imageGraphite Collection: Johann Baptist Enderle, German (1725-1798), Saint Ignatius Leaving Antioch, 1773

Johann Baptist Enderle, German (1725-1798), Saint Ignatius Leaving Antioch, 1773, pen and black ink with watercolor and gouache over graphite on laid paper

Background imageGraphite Collection: Hommage à Renoir XIII

Hommage à Renoir XIII
Ute Rathmann

Background imageGraphite Collection: Beek - 09-05-24

Beek - 09-05-24
Corné Akkers

Background imageGraphite Collection: Geesje Kwak - 04-09-21

Geesje Kwak - 04-09-21
Corné Akkers

Background imageGraphite Collection: Mariahoeve - 03-05-24

Mariahoeve - 03-05-24
Corné Akkers

Background imageGraphite Collection: Castle Campbell, Clackmannanshire, 1813. Creator: Hugh William Williams

Castle Campbell, Clackmannanshire, 1813. Creator: Hugh William Williams
Castle Campbell, Clackmannanshire, 1813

Background imageGraphite Collection: Newtown, Old Church, Isle Of Wight, c1790-98. Creator: Thomas Rowlandson

Newtown, Old Church, Isle Of Wight, c1790-98. Creator: Thomas Rowlandson
Newtown, Old Church, Isle Of Wight, c1790-98

Background imageGraphite Collection: A Sportsman With His Family Instructing Woodmen To Chop Up A Felled Tree, c1816

A Sportsman With His Family Instructing Woodmen To Chop Up A Felled Tree, c1816. Creator: Thomas Rowlandson
A Sportsman With His Family Instructing Woodmen To Chop Up A Felled Tree, c1816

Background imageGraphite Collection: A Review In Hyde Park, c1800. Creator: Thomas Rowlandson

A Review In Hyde Park, c1800. Creator: Thomas Rowlandson
A Review In Hyde Park, c1800

Background imageGraphite Collection: A River Valley And Distant Hill Seen Through Trees, c1800. Creator: Thomas Girtin

A River Valley And Distant Hill Seen Through Trees, c1800. Creator: Thomas Girtin
A River Valley And Distant Hill Seen Through Trees, c1800

Background imageGraphite Collection: Mountainous Landscape With Overshot Mill And Bridge, c1795. Creator: Thomas Girtin

Mountainous Landscape With Overshot Mill And Bridge, c1795. Creator: Thomas Girtin
Mountainous Landscape With Overshot Mill And Bridge, c1795

Background imageGraphite Collection: Windsor Castle, c1792. Creator: Thomas Girtin

Windsor Castle, c1792. Creator: Thomas Girtin
Windsor Castle, c1792

Background imageGraphite Collection: A Wooded Landscape, c1752. Creator: Thomas Girtin

A Wooded Landscape, c1752. Creator: Thomas Girtin
A Wooded Landscape, c1752

Background imageGraphite Collection: Melrose Abbey: The East Window, 1800. Creator: Thomas Girtin

Melrose Abbey: The East Window, 1800. Creator: Thomas Girtin
Melrose Abbey: The East Window, 1800

Background imageGraphite Collection: Lydford Castle, 1800. Creator: Thomas Girtin

Lydford Castle, 1800. Creator: Thomas Girtin
Lydford Castle, 1800

Background imageGraphite Collection: A View Of Winchester Abbey, 1793. Creator: Edward Dayes

A View Of Winchester Abbey, 1793. Creator: Edward Dayes
A View Of Winchester Abbey, 1793

Background imageGraphite Collection: Satan Surveying the Fallen Angels, 1833. Creator: George Romney

Satan Surveying the Fallen Angels, 1833. Creator: George Romney
Satan Surveying the Fallen Angels, 1833. Satan, an angel who rebelled against God and was therefore expelled from Heaven, sits wrapped in his wings after his fall from grace

Background imageGraphite Collection: Roundism - 07-09-18

Roundism - 07-09-18
Corné Akkers

Background imageGraphite Collection: Reclining Nude after Breitner - 27-04-24

Reclining Nude after Breitner - 27-04-24
Corné Akkers

Background imageGraphite Collection: Roundism - 07-04-18

Roundism - 07-04-18
Corné Akkers

Background imageGraphite Collection: Puiflijk 27–11 20 (2020)

Puiflijk 27–11 20 (2020)
Corné Akkers

Background imageGraphite Collection: Geesje Kwak - 08-10-21

Geesje Kwak - 08-10-21
Corné Akkers

Background imageGraphite Collection: Geesje Kwak - 29-08-21

Geesje Kwak - 29-08-21
Corné Akkers

Background imageGraphite Collection: Nina - 13-09-23

Nina - 13-09-23
Corné Akkers

Background imageGraphite Collection: Neo Deco - 20-09-23

Neo Deco - 20-09-23
Corné Akkers

Background imageGraphite Collection: St-Bavo in Haarlem - 03-10-23

St-Bavo in Haarlem - 03-10-23
Corné Akkers

Background imageGraphite Collection: Risque - 05-05-22

Risque - 05-05-22
Corné Akkers

Background imageGraphite Collection: Solarized Roundism - 01-07-22

Solarized Roundism - 01-07-22
Corné Akkers

Background imageGraphite Collection: Submarine, 1806

Submarine, 1806
1574420 Submarine, 1806; (add.info.: Diagram of a Submarine Vessel. Dated 1806); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageGraphite Collection: Roundism - 14-09-19

Roundism - 14-09-19
Corné Akkers

Background imageGraphite Collection: Roundism - 03-09-19

Roundism - 03-09-19
Corné Akkers

Background imageGraphite Collection: Submarine, 1806

Submarine, 1806
1574367 Submarine, 1806; (add.info.: Submarine Vessel, Submarine Bombs and Mode of Attack for the United States government. Vessel sighting mechanism details.); Universal History Archive/UIG



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"Exploring the Versatility of Graphite: From Artistic Masterpieces to Scientific Marvels" Graphite, a humble material with extraordinary potential, has left its mark in various realms of human creativity and scientific innovation. Artists like Auguste Rodin and Egon Schiele have harnessed the power to create captivating works that transcend time. In his masterpiece "Figure Facing Forward, " Rodin skillfully employed graphite and watercolor to capture the essence of human form. The delicate strokes bring life to the subject, showcasing Rodin's mastery over this medium. Similarly, Schiele's "Dancer" showcases his ability to evoke emotion through fluid lines and subtle shades created using watercolor. Beyond artistry, graphite finds itself at the forefront of scientific breakthroughs as well. Enter graphene - a single layer of carbon atoms arranged in a hexagonal lattice structure. This wonder material possesses remarkable properties such as strength, flexibility, and conductivity that have revolutionized fields ranging from electronics to medicine. The mesmerizing artwork "Graphene sheet" by James M. Sommerville and Christian Schussele captures the intricate beauty hidden within this groundbreaking substance. Its geometric patterns hint at endless possibilities for technological advancements yet to come. While artists explore their creative depths with graphite, nature also embraces its presence. Ellen Robbins' enchanting painting "Wildflowers" showcases how even delicate flora can be immortalized with simple pencil strokes on paper. But let us not forget that graphite extends beyond artistic expressions; it permeates our everyday lives too. From sleek vehicles like Triumph Daytona 675 utilizing lightweight carbon fiber components derived from graphite to microscopic images revealing its role in cast iron structures or rocks rich in carbon content - we encounter this versatile element more often than we realize. Finally, we delve into history where William Blake's visionary work "The Last Judgment" reminds us that even centuries ago, artists recognized the profound impact of carbon-based materials on human existence.