1. ”Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour…..” – Albert Einstein 2. ”When you can’t smoke” – Rory Sutherland 3. ”Death does not concern us…” – Epicurus 4. ”I think it’s better to have ideas.” – Chris Rock 5. ”You gotta be able to smile…” 6. ”Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle…” – Buddha
Imagen: Museo del Prado | The Art Newspaper El Museo del Prado, ubicado en la ciudad de Madrid en España, encontró entre sus archivos una impresionante réplica de “La Gioconda”de Leonardo Da Vinci, que pudo haber sido pintada por uno de sus discípulos al mismo tiempo que la obra original. El cuadro, que se encuentra en mejor estado que la clásica obra de Da Vinci alojada en el Museo Louvre, data del mismo periodo de elaboración (1503-1506), aunque no posee el mismo fondo, sino una espesa masa oscura, relató ElMundo.es .
Edge.org's annual question Every year John Brockman and the other folks behind pose a question to dozens of scientists, writers, artists, inventors, and thinkers of various stripes. Their responses are collected at and later published in a book. The question for 2012 is close to my heart and to the theme of this blog:
digg On March 10, 1869, railroad officials, political leaders and work gangs converged at Promontory Point, Utah, to drive in the last spike of the Pacific Railroad, the first of five transcontinental railroads built in the 19th century. The driving of the spike linked the Union Pacific line built from East to West with the Central Pacific, which had commenced construction in California. On January 28, 1986, after about 73 seconds into its launch, space shuttle Challenger exploded, leading to the deaths of its seven crew members, which included the first teacher in space. The first transcontinental telegraph line went into operation 149 years ago on October 24, 1861, when the gap between the country’s eastern and western networks was closed. The year before, Congress passed the Pacific Telegraph Act, subsidizing its construction and Hiram Sibley, president of the Western Union Telegraph Company, organized crews to build west from Omaha and East from Carson City to Salt Lake City.
How do ideas come to life? A deceptively simple question that has no concrete answer. In my work, inspiration comes in many different forms. It can be the shape of a tree sillouhetted against a setting sun, the way the light plays off the iridescence of the local magpies and ravens, the simple complexity of a fern or horsetail growing in the deep, cool boreal forest, or the flash of a predator's eyes as it stops for a refreshing drink. When creating something that only exists in one's imagination, it is important to keep at least part of the work grounded in reality. In the case of the painting "Troodon in the Rushes," I spent many hours researching not only the visual aspects of the work - art nouveau styles, iridescent bird feathers, and so on - but also the scientific aspects of paleoecology, paleobotany, and paleobiology.
Uprooted trees lying here and there might not interest anyone. But with a stroke of artistry, these can be transformed into fabulous works of art. Since it requires a lot of hard work to make them well turned out, the acceptable masterworks are vocal enough to express their agony, relief or derision for what they have been morphed into. Just scroll through the wonderful sculptures after the break and try to infer the seemingly melancholic message.
Lopadotemachoselachogaleokranioleipsanodrimhypotrimmatosilphioparaomelitokatakechymenokichlepikossyphophattoperisteralektryonoptekephalliokigklopeleiolagoiosiraiobaphetraganopterygon is a fictional dish mentioned in Aristophanes ' comedy Assemblywomen . [ 1 ] It is a transliteration of the Ancient Greek word λοπαδοτεμαχοσελαχογαλεοκρανιολειψανοδριμυποτριμματοσιλφιοκαραβομελιτοκατακεχυμενοκιχλεπικοσσυφοφαττοπεριστεραλεκτρυονοπτοκεφαλλιοκιγκλοπελειολαγῳοσιραιοβαφητραγανοπτερύγων . Liddell & Scott translate this as "name of a dish compounded of all kinds of dainties, fish, flesh, fowl, and sauces." [ 2 ] The Greek has 171 letters, and for centuries it was the longest word known. [ citation needed ] It is the longest word ever to appear in literature according to Guinness World Records (1990). [ 3 ]