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Here are two animated historical timelines that map geopolitical change over time. This one from the British National Archives , which maps the 20th century, proceeds by period; it gets a few colours wrong here and there, and I’m not sure that occupations are represented consistently.
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NY-based photographer Shinichi Maruyama created these lovely photographs using nearly 10,000 individual photographs of a nude dancer in motion. The abstract images remind me of Japanese ink wash painting, as if the figures were cread by the stroke of a thick brush, which is not unsuprising considering Maruyama’s previous work with water sculptures . Of the photos Shin says:
What would New York or Shanghai look like with a full sky of brilliant stars? Thierry Cohen, a French photographer, thinks he can show us by blending city scenes — shot and altered to eliminate lights and other distractions — and the night skies from less populated locations that fall on the same latitudes.
Every day at 5pm the Sifter posts the Picture of the Day . Below you will find a collection of the Sifter’s Top 50 from 2011.
With boxed wines becoming more common on store shelves these days (and wine on tap at bars, even), clearly the notions of how our favorite beverages come packaged are changing.
Usually, we admire that the artists can create characters vividly, while this time, we will introduce a different artist who turns living, breathing people into characters in oil painting.
This is all kinds of cool, and everything your mother told you not to do.
With an art career spanning more than three decades, Judith Ann Braun has tested the limits of her artistic musculature.
An old picture frame + paint chips = an inexpensive, reusable monthly (or weekly) calendar.