Closer to Van Eyck The panels of the Ghent Altarpiece are coated with layers of varnish. Varnish serves as a protective coating for paint layers and has important optical functions, since it saturates a painting's colors and creates a more even surface. However, most varnishes gradually degrade over time, getting brittle and opaque, and becoming a darkened and yellowed layer that can dramatically impact the perception of a painting's colors and tonal values. Since a degraded varnish will make the dark areas appear lighter, it will also affect our perception of the rendering of volume and space. Applying a new layer of varnish over a degraded one can sometimes improve the situation for a time, but restorers routinely remove and replace old varnish layers.
Simon Palmer - JHW Fine Art SIMON PALMER is one of Britain’s leading artists working in the traditional medium of watercolour. His work has been shown across the UK since the late 1970s. Since 1995, he has held biennial exhibitions with JHW Fine Art, and since 2015 at Portland Gallery, London, who represent the artist in association with JHW Fine Art. He was born in south Yorkshire in 1956. Practical Pages Welcome! These pages are free! You may download them for your own personal use, but if you would like to share the files, I humbly ask that you please link back to my blog. The 16,000 Artworks the Nazis Censored and Labeled “Degenerate Art”: The Complete Historic Inventory Is Now Online The Nazis may not have known art, but they knew what they liked, and much more so what they didn't. We've previously featured here on Open Culture the “Degenerate Art Exhibition” of 1937, put on by Hitler's party four years after it rose to power. Following on a show of only Nazi-approved works — including many depictions of classically Germanic landscapes, robust soldiers in action, blonde nudes — it toured the country with the intent of revealing to the German people the "insult to German feeling" committed by Entartete Kunst (Degenerate art), a Nazi-defined category of art created by the likes of Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky, Max Beckmann, George Grosz, and others, a roster heavy on the abstract, the expressionistic, and the Jewish. Now, thanks to the Victoria and Albert Museum, we know exactly which works of art the Nazis condemned.
On A Dollar A Day Cookbooks We have quite a collection of cookbooks, but the ones listed below are the ones that we use the most frequently. Veganomicon: The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook by Isa Chandra Moskowitz & Terry Hope RomeroVegan with a Vengeance by Isa Chandra MoskowitzVegan Planet by Robin RobertsonVegan Soul Kitchen by Bryant TerryEat, Drink, and Be Vegan by Dreena Burton Recipes Here are a few of the recipes we used during our experimenting: Chana Masala Crazy Illustrations By Chow Hon Lam Chow Hon Lam is a t-shirt designer and a humorous illustrator from Malaysia. He has been completed this crazy project called Flying Mouse 365, which is create 1 design per day. I hope his illustrations can bring some smile and entertainment to the world.
Robert Mangold's Emotional Optics Robert Mangold has long worked with three elements: a drawn line, the shape of the canvas, and muted color, usually one per shape. For more than 50 years, the different and surprising visual dances he has established within this circumscribed vocabulary have engaged both the eye and mind. Accepting that a painting is a flat surface projecting slightly from the wall, Mangold has never turned his work into an object, as did many of his contemporaries, from Jo Baer and Robert Ryman to Frank Stella and Dorothea Rockburne. His work is also distinguished by his constant recognition that the painting needs a wall to be complete.
Sculpture Techniques Bronze casting Patinated bronze plaque, Solomon and the Queen of Sheba, Giuseppe Piamontini, about 1700-10. Museum no. A.32-1959, © Victoria and Albert Museum, London Bronze is an alloy of copper and tin, and often also contains lead or zinc. Julia Margaret Cameron: Complete Photographs According to one of Julia Margaret Cameron’s great-nieces, “we never knew what Aunt Julia was going to do next, nor did anyone else.” This is an accurate summation of the life of the British photographer (1815–1879), who took up the camera at age forty-eight and made more than twelve hundred images during a fourteen-year career. Living at the height of the Victorian era, Cameron was anything but conventional, experimenting with the relatively new medium of photography, promoting her own art though exhibition and sale, and pursuing the eminent personalities of her age—Alfred Tennyson, Charles Darwin, Thomas Carlyle, and others—as subjects for her lens. For the first time, all known images by Cameron, one of the most important nineteenth-century artists in any medium, are gathered together in a catalogue raisonné.
Upside-Down-Ternet My neighbours are stealing my wireless internet access. I could encrypt it or alternately I could have fun. I'm starting here by splitting the network into two parts, the trusted half and the untrusted half. The trusted half has one netblock, the untrusted a different netblock. We use the DHCP server to identify mac addresses to give out the relevant addresses. Corel Painter 12 Windows You will be downloading a 30-day, fully functional trial version of Painter X3. This trial is available in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions. If you are uncertain of whether your system is 32-bit or 64-bit, consult the documentation that was included with your computer or contact the hardware manufacturer. British Museum: Prints and Drawings - The Solution! Yesterday I highlighted the problems with accessing the Virtual Gallery of the Prints and Drawings held in the permanent collection of the British Museum. Today I have the solution This page provides the Collection search guide. It's one of those guides which provides a lot of information for what is obviously a really big database of images.
Exhibitions and displays From lapis lazuli to cobalt blue, to dazzling gold and silver – travel through the story of colour with the National Gallery. ‘Making Colour’, the first exhibition of its kind in the UK, invites you on an artistic and scientific voyage of discovery. From sparkling minerals to crushed insects, learn about the surprising materials used to create pigments and the incredible journeys made by artists in their pursuit of new hues. Span hundreds of years from the early Renaissance to the Impressionist movement as you take in displays of paintings, mineral specimens, textiles, ceramics and glass. Journey from lapis lazuli to cobalt blue, ancient vermilion to bright cadmium red, through yellow, orange, purple and verdigris to deep green viridian – in a series of colour-themed rooms.