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Form Collection

"Form: A Multifaceted Expression of Beauty and Strength" From the majestic Waterloo Highlanders marching in perfect form to the delicate fossils from the Palaeozoic era

Background imageForm Collection: Waterloo - Highlanders

Waterloo - Highlanders
Battle of WATERLOO The Highlanders form a square to withstand the cavalry charge of the French cuirassiers

Background imageForm Collection: Whistle and I ll Come 2

Whistle and I ll Come 2
Oh, whistle, and I ll come to you ! The thing in Parkinss hotel room

Background imageForm Collection: Fossils from the palaeozoic era

Fossils from the palaeozoic era
Life forms of the palaeozoic era (for identification of individual items, refer to the book page 13-14)

Background imageForm Collection: Nude painting by Julio E Fossa-Calderon

Nude painting by Julio E Fossa-Calderon
Photograph of a painting by Chilean painter Julio E Fossa-Calderon (1874-1946) entitled Woman in a pink bathrobe". Date: circa 1940

Background imageForm Collection: Promotional Recruitment card for the U. S. Navy

Promotional Recruitment card for the U. S. Navy
Promotional Recruitment card for the U. S. Naval Training Station, Great Lakes, Illinois. 2200 recruits under training have formed a giant anchor, with Rear Admiral John Downes US Navy

Background imageForm Collection: Alice, c. 1918, by Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920)

Alice, c. 1918, by Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920)
Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920), Italian painter. Alice, c.1918. National Museum of Art. Copenhagen. Denmark

Background imageForm Collection: Paradiso, Canto 31 : The saintly throng form a rose in the empyrean (rose celeste)

Paradiso, Canto 31 : The saintly throng form a rose in the empyrean (rose celeste)
GIA745614 Paradiso, Canto 31 : The saintly throng form a rose in the empyrean (rose celeste), illustration from The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri, 1885 (digitally coloured engraving) by Dore

Background imageForm Collection: Leopard (Panthera pardus) black panther melanistic phase, adult, resting on log, captive

Leopard (Panthera pardus) black panther melanistic phase, adult, resting on log, captive

Background imageForm Collection: Sculpture of a Polar Bear by Francois Pompon

Sculpture of a Polar Bear by Francois Pompon
The work " Ours blanc", also known as " the White Bear" by Francois Pompon (1855-1933) - probably his most famous work - exhibited at the Salon d Automne of 1922 when Pompon was

Background imageForm Collection: Artistic Italian nude standing amid stylised watery backdrop

Artistic Italian nude standing amid stylised watery backdrop
draped drape sheer white cloth nudity nude model poses pose posing stylised artistic postcard erotic naked woman Italian backdrop studio photography photograph attractive form body Date: circa 1905

Background imageForm Collection: Fingerprint Sheet

Fingerprint Sheet
Fingerprints on a fingerprint record sheet from the New Scotland Yard criminal record office. Metropolitan Police

Background imageForm Collection: Oracle of Zeus, Dodona

Oracle of Zeus, Dodona
ZEUS / JUPITER DODONEUS whose oracle at Dodona was the oldest in Greece : the prophecies came from the sacred oak, which is depicted here as having human form

Background imageForm Collection: Roger Casement 1916

Roger Casement 1916
Sir Roger Casement tries unsuccessfully to recruit Irish prisoners in Germany to form an Irish Brigade to fight the English

Background imageForm Collection: Seven Champion Diving In LA

Seven Champion Diving In LA
Los Angeles, California: June, 1937. Champion divers preparing to participate in the National Aquatic Show to be held at the Olympic Swimming Stadium in LA

Background imageForm Collection: Nestor Makhno

Nestor Makhno
Anarchist leader who organised partisan groups to form the Revolutionary Insurrectionary Army of Ukraine which opposed both Bolsheviks and Whites : he will die in exile in Paris. Date: 1919

Background imageForm Collection: The tube railway form Charing Cross to Hampsted. Platform at

The tube railway form Charing Cross to Hampsted. Platform at
A view of the platform at Highgate during the running of experimental trains. The new tube railway from Charing Cross to Hampstead

Background imageForm Collection: British Square / Pollilur

British Square / Pollilur
British East India troops under Colonel Baille form a square, offering meagre resistance to assault by the Indian army of Tipu Sultan and Hyder Ali at Pollilur

Background imageForm Collection: Card Game - The Game of Suffragette

Card Game - The Game of Suffragette
The Game of Suffragette was devised and produced by the Kensington branch of the Womens Social & Political Union. It was announced in the November 1907 issue of the Unions publication

Background imageForm Collection: Steps up to Whitby Church

Steps up to Whitby Church
The 199 steps leading up to Whitby Church, Yorkshire

Background imageForm Collection: Mount Fuji, Japan - Shoji Hotel with Lake Shoji

Mount Fuji, Japan - Shoji Hotel with Lake Shoji Date: circa 1920s

Background imageForm Collection: Fair / Roller Coaster 1817

Fair / Roller Coaster 1817
An early form of roller coaster ( the Aerial Walk ) in the Beaujon Gardens, Paris

Background imageForm Collection: 19th century botanical colour print. Botanical illustration

19th century botanical colour print. Botanical illustration. Form, colour, and details of the plant as an art piece. From the Liszt Masterpieces of Botanical Illustration Collection

Background imageForm Collection: Starling flock and peregrine falcon. Immense flock of birds flying at dusk creating elaborate

Starling flock and peregrine falcon. Immense flock of birds flying at dusk creating elaborate formations as they swirl
ROY-241 Starling flock and peregrine falcon. Near Gretna, Scotland. UK Sturnus vulgaris Immense flock of birds flying at dusk creating elaborate formations as they swirl to avoid

Background imageForm Collection: 19th century botanical colour print. Botanical illustration

19th century botanical colour print. Botanical illustration. Form, colour, and details of the plant as an art piece. From the Liszt Masterpieces of Botanical Illustration Collection

Background imageForm Collection: Mahakali Miniature Painting on Paper

Mahakali Miniature Painting on Paper
3609815 Mahakali Miniature Painting on Paper by Indian School; Private Collection; Dinodia

Background imageForm Collection: Henri Matisse Woman #4

Henri Matisse Woman #4
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Background imageForm Collection: Boho Lines Series #6

Boho Lines Series #6
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Background imageForm Collection: The Divine Comedy (La Divina Commedia, La Divine Comedie), Paradiso

The Divine Comedy (La Divina Commedia, La Divine Comedie), Paradiso
XEE4145424 The Divine Comedy (La Divina Commedia, La Divine Comedie), Paradiso, Canto 12: The rings of glorified souls in the sun - by Dante Alighieri (1265-1321)

Background imageForm Collection: Fazakerley Cottage Homes Treat

Fazakerley Cottage Homes Treat
A treat - probably in the form of a country picnic - for boys from the Fazakerley Cottage Homes in Liverpool, accompanied by staff and other helpers

Background imageForm Collection: Picture No. 10890311

Picture No. 10890311
Axolotl - neotenous larval form showing external gills (Ambystoma mexicanum) Date:

Background imageForm Collection: Oracle of Jupiter-Ammon

Oracle of Jupiter-Ammon
ZEUS/JUPITER AMMON - the Libyan/Egyptian form of the god, who had a famous oracle at the oasis of Siwwa, Libya

Background imageForm Collection: Altocumulus undulatus clouds

Altocumulus undulatus clouds. This cloud formation consists of parallel bands of cumulus clouds. It occurs when a layer of altocumulus cloud is affected by wind shear

Background imageForm Collection: A very rare Dutch Delft blue and white rectangular plaque

A very rare Dutch Delft blue and white rectangular plaque
1766903 A very rare Dutch Delft blue and white rectangular plaque, depicting wayfarers on a road in a wooded landscape (porcelain) by Frijtom

Background imageForm Collection: Eugen Sandow, in classical ancient Greco-Roman pose, c. 1894 (b / w photo)

Eugen Sandow, in classical ancient Greco-Roman pose, c. 1894 (b / w photo)
DGC437487 Eugen Sandow, in classical ancient Greco-Roman pose, c.1894 (b/w photo) by Falk, Benjamin J. (1853-1925); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageForm Collection: Repeating Pattern - Skeletons

Repeating Pattern - Skeletons (white background). *PLEASE NOTE that the magnifying glass is solely to show the detail of the repeating pattern and will not feature on the final file.*

Background imageForm Collection: Fewer Falsies For Cleveland

Fewer Falsies For Cleveland
Cleveland, Ohio: July, 1949. X-ray testing for tuberculosis in six cities has revealed that the women of Cleveland use less synthetic torso curves than those of any of the other cities

Background imageForm Collection: Czech Republic - 8th All Sokol Rally in Prague

Czech Republic - 8th All Sokol Rally in Prague
8th All Sokol Rally in Prague. A rally to promoting public exercise as a way to stimulate national self importance (through organised gymnastic)

Background imageForm Collection: Friendly Colors2

Friendly Colors2
Ana Rut Bre

Background imageForm Collection: Bright Minimal Shapes Series #3

Bright Minimal Shapes Series #3
jay stanley

Background imageForm Collection: Geometric Expression #3

Geometric Expression #3
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Background imageForm Collection: Leo Belgicus, showing the Low Countries in the shape of a lion

Leo Belgicus, showing the Low Countries in the shape of a lion
985836 Leo Belgicus, showing the Low Countries in the shape of a lion, 1586 (hand-coloured engraving) by Austrian School, (16th century); 36.8x44.4 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Leo Belgicus)

Background imageForm Collection: Wheatsheaf Inn - National Childrens Home, Edgworth

Wheatsheaf Inn - National Childrens Home, Edgworth
Children stand outside the former Wheatsheaf Inn at Edgworth, Lancashire. In 1872, the building was converted to form the nucleus of a branch of the National Childrens Home. Date: early 1900s

Background imageForm Collection: Grafiti Wall, Belfast, 1973

Grafiti Wall, Belfast, 1973
?Graf?ti Wall?, Belfast, 1973 - Oil on board, by Ralph Lillford, 1973. Associated with Northern Ireland (1969-2007). During ?the Troubles

Background imageForm Collection: Fractal graphics, abstract

Fractal graphics, abstract

Background imageForm Collection: Mount Fuji, Japan - from Kawaibashi

Mount Fuji, Japan - from Kawaibashi Date: circa 1910s

Background imageForm Collection: A Nude study by James Abbott McNeill Whistler

A Nude study by James Abbott McNeill Whistler
A Nude study from a black and white drawing by James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834-1903). Date: 1905

Background imageForm Collection: Arctic Skua (Stercorarius parasiticus) pale phase, adult, standing on seaweed covered rocks, Noss

Arctic Skua (Stercorarius parasiticus) pale phase, adult, standing on seaweed covered rocks, Noss, Shetland Islands, Scotland, June

Background imageForm Collection: A Ballet Dancer En Pointe

A Ballet Dancer En Pointe
Chicago, Illinois: c. 1940. A ballet dancer performing en pointe



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"Form: A Multifaceted Expression of Beauty and Strength" From the majestic Waterloo Highlanders marching in perfect form to the delicate fossils from the Palaeozoic era, we witness the enduring power throughout history. Just as Dante's Paradiso depicts a saintly throng forming a celestial rose in Canto 31, art captures this essence too. Julio E Fossa-Calderon's nude painting evokes vulnerability and raw beauty, while "Whistle and I'll Come 2" beckons us with its mysterious forms. Even in recruitment cards for the U. S. Navy, form takes center stage, showcasing discipline and unity. Francois Pompon's sculpture of a polar bear reminds us that even nature embraces exquisite form. The melanistic phase of a leopard resting on a log displays an elegant yet fierce silhouette against its surroundings. But form is not limited to visual arts alone; it extends to our very identities. Fingerprint sheets tell unique stories etched upon our skin—each line representing an individual journey. Amedeo Modigliani's portrait "Alice" captures both her physical features and inner essence through his distinctive style. Intriguingly, artistic Italian nudes stand amidst stylized watery backdrops—a testament to how water molds itself around every curve and contour just as life shapes us all differently. Lastly, seven champion divers soaring through LA skies epitomize gracefulness personified by human bodies defying gravity with their flawless forms. Whether found in military precision or natural wonders captured by artists' hands, these glimpses into various forms remind us that beauty lies not only in what we see but also how it is presented—an eternal celebration of shape, structure, and expression across time and mediums alike.