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Sea serpent sighted in Victoria waters. The Okanagan Valley has Ogopogo.

Sea serpent sighted in Victoria waters

Québec’s Lake Memphremagog has Memphre. And Scotland has Nessie – the Monster of Loch Ness. Not to be outdone, Crescent Lake (Newfoundland) has ‘Cressie’. Lake Tahoe (California) has ‘Tahoe Tessie’. Lake Erie (Ohio) has ‘South Bay Bessie’. Isn’t it about time Victoria had a legendary sea serpent of our own? Well, now we do. What shall we call her? ERRATUM • Shortly after I published this post, a couple members of my cycling club pointed out that Victoria does have a mythical sea creature of its own. A couple factoids about this sea serpent, which I doodled with 71.1 kilometres of cycling: The Metropolitan Museum of Art Puts 400,000 High-Res Images Online & Makes Them Free to Use. On Friday, The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced that “more than 400,000 high-resolution digital images of public domain works in the Museum’s world-renowned collection may be downloaded directly from the Museum’s website for non-commercial use.”

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Puts 400,000 High-Res Images Online & Makes Them Free to Use

Even better, the images can be used at no charge (and without getting permission from the museum). In making this announcement, the Met joined other world-class museums in putting put large troves of digital art online. Witness the 87,000 images from the Getty in L.A., the 125,000 Dutch masterpieces from the Rijksmuseum, the 35,000 artistic images from the National Gallery, and the 57,000 works of art on Google Art Project. The Met’s online initiative is dubbed “Open Access for Scholarly Content,” and, while surfing the Met’s digital collections, you’ll know if a particular work is free to download if it bears the “OASC” acronym. In an FAQ, the Met provides these simple instructions. to save the image to your desktop or device. via Kottke. List of colors. Download Over 250 Free Art Books From the Getty Museum.

Yesterday, we wrote about the Wellcome Library’s opening up of its digital archives and making over 100,000 medical images freely available online.

Download Over 250 Free Art Books From the Getty Museum

If you’ve already made your way through this choice selection (or if the prospect of viewing a 19th century leg amputation doesn’t quite pique your curiosity) have no fear. Getty Publications just announced the launch of its Virtual Library, where readers can freely browse and download over 250 art books from the publisher’s backlist catalogue.

The Virtual Library consists of texts associated with several Getty institutions. Readers can view extensively researched exhibition catalogues from the J. Paul Getty Museum, including Paul Cézanne’s late-life watercolours, when the painter raised the still life to a high art (Cézanne in the Studio: Still Life in Watercolors, 2004), as well as the woefully underappreciated Flemish illustrations of the 15th and 16th centuries (Illuminating the Renaissance: The Triumph of Flemish Manuscript, 2003). Human Portraits Hidden in the Topography of Maps. Ink on original Michelin map of France Growing up, I've always thought the continent of Africa looked like a sideway face, but Ed Fairburn takes that imagination to a whole new level.

Human Portraits Hidden in the Topography of Maps

The Cardiff-based illustrator finds portraits of human faces hidden amongst the topographical features in various maps of the world. View more over at Ed's official website | Facebook page | Interview with Yatzer - via Juxtapose Lake Windermere in England Stafford lane, in collaboration with Bobbie-Jo Pencil on an original map of the Peak District, England North America Geological map of Pennsylvania Ink on reproduced military maps of the Western Front (World War II) Pencil on celestial star chart. Paper Art. Paper art can be traced back to Japan, where it originated over a thousand years ago.

Paper Art

From complex paper cutting to book carving, this is an ever expanding area of design that is hardly talked about. These intricate paper designs grace museums and exauhibitions throughout the world and is becoming yet another exciting medium of expression for many designers. Some of the artists featured here use simple materials, such as A4 printing papeel, while others resort to unexpected materials, such as actual books, as their prime materials.

In this article, we’ll take a look at 13 remarkable artists and showcase their truly amazing pieces of paper art. Peter Callesen Visit website Jen Stark Visit website Simon Schubert Visit website Brian Dettmer: Book Sculptures Visit website Sher Christopher Visit website Elsa Mora Visit website Yulia Brodskaya Visit Website Su Blackwell Visit website Richard Sweeney Visit website Jolis Paons. Paper Art by Yulia Brodskaya. Yulia Brodskaya est une artiste russe vivant en Angleterre.

Paper Art by Yulia Brodskaya

Cette talentueuse créatrice nous propose de découvrir des compositions typographiques faîtes de papier. Très détaillées, ses oeuvres ont fait d’elle une artiste aujourd’hui prisée par de nombreux annonceurs à travers le monde. Plus dans la suite.