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Classmill - Pre-Intermediate- Films and books. A brief history of graffiti - Kelly Wall. Studying graffiti can allow you to become conscious of what it means to make your mark over time.

A brief history of graffiti - Kelly Wall

Graffiti as an art form presents an unusual historical domain because we are left with questions about who made the mark, how and why? Graffiti is unlike the typical primary and secondary sources used by historians because authorship, messages and audience are less known to the reader -- we, as historians, have to reconstruct those moments. This kind of historical reconstruction presents an interesting space for us to understand how and for whom historical knowledge is constructed, thus enhancing a focus on historical consciousness and how knowledge becomes 'known' to others. Graffiti presents a view of past from the perspective of rare and lesser known, every day people. To learn more about graffiti in ancient Rome you can click here.

Stunning Work Of Art Or Photo? Ray Villafane Transforms World's Largest Pumpkins Into Spooky Masterpieces. With Halloween just around the corner, the frenzy to carve out the spookiest pumpkin has begun in earnest, all over the country.

Ray Villafane Transforms World's Largest Pumpkins Into Spooky Masterpieces

But very few people have the talent to transform the gnarly fruits into 3-D zombie masterpieces like pumpkin carver extraordinaire Ray Villafane, who showcased his superior skills last week, at New York Botanical Garden's Giant Pumpkin Carving Weekend. Ray's team, which includes up and coming gourd artist Chris Viera began on October 18th, with a demonstration at the city's Grand Central Station. HISTORY OF HOW THE JACK O' LANTERN CAME TO BE! People have been making jack o'lanterns at Halloween for ages and ages.

HISTORY OF HOW THE JACK O' LANTERN CAME TO BE!

The practice started from an old Irish myth about a man named "Stingy Jack". According to the story, Stingy Jack invited the Devil to have a drink with him. True to his name, Stingy Jack didn't want to pay for his drink, so he convinced the Devil to turn himself into a coin that Jack could use to buy the drinks. Once the Devil did so, Jack decided to keep the money and put it into his pocket next to a silver cross, which prevented the Devil from changing into his original form.

Jack eventually freed the Devil, under the condition that he would not bother Jack for one year and that, should Jack die, he would not claim his soul. Dark night with only a burning coal to light his way. What Would Life Be Without Artists And Musicians? Ever wondered what life would be like if we did not have artists or musicians? There would be no art galleries to stroll into on slow summer days or concerts to look forward to, on hot summer nights. While we all have our favorites, there are some that have garnered universal appeal, probably because they were all pioneers in their respective art forms.

Here are a handful that you have probably heard of, but may know very little about. Leonardo da Vinci Mention the name Leonardo da Vinci and the first thing that comes to mind is Mona Lisa, the painting of the mysterious woman who appears to be harboring a secret. Instead, the brilliant man spent a large amount of time dreaming up new inventions. And if that is not impressive enough, how about this? Claude Monet Today, Impressionist art, one in which the artist captures the image of an object as would be seen by a person who just got a glimpse, is a popular art category for which fans pay millions of dollars. Pablo Picasso.

Video Of The Week - Feathers Fly High On International Pillow Fight Day. By Meera Dolasia on April 8, 2013 CCSSGrades: K-3Word Search On Saturday April 6th, thousands of adults and children all over the world got together in predesignated locations in their respective cities with one purpose in mind - To have a good old-fashioned pillow fight with total strangers!

Video Of The Week - Feathers Fly High On International Pillow Fight Day

Now in its sixth year, the hour-long event is the brainchild of an organization called Urban Playground, whose organizers view the pillow fights as a harmless way for people to relieve stress and have some fun. 23rd Makeover Of Sweden's Ice Hotel Is Fabulous And Freezing! Most hotels are lucky if they go through one or two renovations during their lifetime.

23rd Makeover Of Sweden's Ice Hotel Is Fabulous And Freezing!

However this hotel in the tiny village of Jukkasjarvi, Sweden gets a complete makeover every year because believe it or not, it is carved entirely from Ice blocks lugged in from the nearby Torne River. What's even more stunning is that the hotel gets increasingly fabulous each year! Now in its 23rd year, the idea of building a frozen hotel came about quite accidently, after a local tourist company trying attract visitors during the severe winter months, hosted an art exhibition in a specially built igloo atop the frozen Torne River. Bolivia's New Jazz Sensation Is Just Seven Years Old And Blind. By Meera Dolasia on October 17, 2012 CCSSNCSS-10Word Search Jose Andre Montano Baina is taking the Bolivian and the world music scene by storm.

Bolivia's New Jazz Sensation Is Just Seven Years Old And Blind

Art Adventures. Ray Villafane - Pumpkin Carver Extraordinaire, Creates Spine-Chilling Zombie Exhibit. Last weekend, visitors to the New York Botanical Garden were in for a real treat.

Ray Villafane - Pumpkin Carver Extraordinaire, Creates Spine-Chilling Zombie Exhibit

Types of Paintings (Vocabulary) 20 American Paintings. Drama - Bleak House - Charles Dickens Animation.