Angelus Silesius (Johannes Scheffler). Image courtesy of the website of the Stiftung Kulturwerk Schlesien, Würzburg. The portrait was published by Arno Lubos in the first volume of his Geschichte der Literatur Schlesiens (Munich: Bergstadtverlag Wilhelm Gottlob Korn, 1960).
Arman (Armand Pierre Fernandez), “Hommage à Yves Klein” (1992). Photograph courtesy of the website of the Galerie Omagh, Paris.
Brian Rogers and Madeline Best, Hot Box (2012). Image courtesy of the website of Performance Space New York.
Claude Lévi-Strauss. Photograph courtesy of Emmanuelle Loyer and the website of the Sciences Po, Université Sorbonne, Paris.
Edgard Varèse. The image is based upon a photograph of him in the studio. It is courtesy of the website of the WNYC radio station, New York.
Else Lasker-Schüler, Jerusalem, 1944. This, the last known photograph of her, was taken by Sonia Gidal. It is courtesy of the website of the Else Lasker-Schüler Archiv, Wuppertal.
Friedrich Hölderlin, 1792. The image is based upon a portrait in pastel by Franz Karl Hiemer, detail. Current location unknown.
Giuseppe Verdi, 1860. Photograph taken by Nadar (Gaspard-Félix Tournachon), Paris.
Hannah Arendt, October 28, 1964. The image is based upon a still from her television interview with Günter Gaus in the “Zur Person” series.
Henri Bergson, 1890s (?). Photograph by Michel Didier. Courtesy of the Archives Larbor.
Heraclitus. A bust, ca. 1700–25, attributed to Giacomo Antonio Ponsonelli. Image courtesy of the website of Sotheby’s.
Isak Dinesen (Karen Blixen). This photograph of the raconteuse at her typewriter, is courtesy of Richard Polt’s website, The Classic Typewriter Page.
Jasper Johns, 1955. Photograph by Walter Silver. Courtesy of the webpage of the Rudi Blesh Papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
John Quidor, “The Headless Horseman Pursuing Ichabod Crane” (1858). The image is courtesy of the website of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.
Jules Michelet, around 1842. Painting by Thomas Couture. Collection of the Musée Carnavalet, Paris.
Leo Ornstein. Some of the images are courtesy of the Leo Ornstein website and of the website Old Magazine Articles.
Léon Daudet, 1930. Photograph by Paul Nadar. Courtesy of the Médiathèque de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine, Charenton-le-Pont.
Ludwig Wittgenstein, 1950. Photograph by Knut Erik Tranøj, detail.
Malcolm de Chazal, in Curepipe, ca. 1950. Photograph in the collection of Robert Furlong.
Marina Abramović, The Life and Death of Marina Abramović. Photograph by Lucie Jansch, courtesy of the website of the Manchester International Festival.
New Order, “Bizarre Love Triangle” (1986), directed by Robert Longo. A well-known still image from the video.
Oscar Wilde, October 1878, at Ashford Castle. He stands at the right in this photograph.
Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, 1858. Photograph by Nadar, from the original glass negative. Collection of Michel François Braive, Paris. Printed in his book L’Age de la photographie: De Niépce à nos jours (Brussels: Éditions de la Connaissance, 1965).
Sir Philip Sidney. Portrait by an unknown artist (ca. 1576) courtesy of the website of the National Portrait Gallery, London.
Stendhal (Marie-Henri Beyle), 1807. Portrait by Louis Léopold Boilly. Private collection.
Vassily Kandinsky, “Autour du cercle” (May-August 1940). Image courtesy of the website of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.
Vincent van Gogh, “La Nuit étoilée” (1889), detail. Image courtesy of the website of the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
William Hazlitt. Portrait by John Hazlitt. Courtesy of the website of the Maidstone Museum & Bentlif Art Gallery, Maidstone.
William Shakespeare (?). A detail of the frontispiece of John Gerard’s work The Herball or Generall Historie of Plantes (London: John Norton, 1597), which may depict the playwright.
Władysław Starewicz. Image courtesy of the Culture.pl website.
Yves Klein, in his apartment, Paris, 1959. Photograph courtesy of the website of the Yves Klein Archives, Paris.
Yves Klein, “L’Accord bleu (RE 10)” (1960). Image courtesy of the website of the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.