Alchemical symbolism and imagery.
Imagery and symbolism are important facets of alchemy. There are the little graphic signs for alchemical substances and processes, the images of alchemical apparatus and laboratory equipment, and the beautiful and enigmatic emblems and series of emblems that adorn many alchemical books and manuscripts. There are also a number of paintings on alchemical themes, and some artists were influenced, however peripherally, by alchemy.
Graphic signs for alchemical substances, processes and equipment.
Images of alchemical apparatus and laboratory equipment.
Images of laboratories and pharmacies.
Alchemical emblematic imagery.
Adam McLean's Art Gallery of hand-coloured alchemical images [over 800 items]
Alchemy Emblems project
Searchable database of alchemical emblems [500 + images]
Database of alchemical iconography
Images from alchemical manuscripts
Emblematic material related to alchemy
Astronomical/astrological emblematic material related to alchemy
Emblematic Art site - prints and paintings
Adam McLean's Art Weblog
Artworks on alchemical themes
Alchemy in art - engravings, drawings and paintings showing alchemist's laboratories
Contemporary artists influenced by alchemy
Alchemical engravings handcoloured by Adam McLean
Portraits of alchemists and hermetic philosophers
Enochian, Rosicrucian or Elemental Chess
Alchemical music [from Atalanta fugiens]
Alchemical, astrological and
emblematic art prints
Alchemy and art
Art books Series
Study course on Bosch's
Garden of Earthly Delights
New Hieronymus Bosch Website