Brooks Falls - Katmai National Park, Alaska - Bears This website would like to remind you: Your browser (Firefox 17) is out of date. Update your browser for more security, comfort and the best experience on this site. bears | brooks falls - katmai national park, alaska Snapshots The Real Banksy This was my Easter special, got very little awareness really. It’s a shame because I was particularly pleased with the way the layers came out. What do you lot think? 100 Ideas That Changed Art by Maria Popova From cave paintings to the internet, or how art and cultural ideology shape one another. On the heels of yesterday’s 100 Ideas That Changed Photography comes 100 Ideas That Changed Art (public library) — a succinct account of the most influential developments in the history of art, from cave paintings to the internet, compiled by art historian and broadcaster Michael Bird. From conceptual innovations like negative space (#98), color codes (#33), and street art (#94) to landmarks of communication like making books (#21), propaganda (#12), and handwriting (#24) to ideological developments like “less is more” (#30), protest (#79), and the body as surface (#9), each idea is contextualized in a 500-word essay with key visual examples.
Early Byzantine Art Early Byzantine Art As you know, Rome was the capitol of the Roman Empire until the era of Constantine. In 324, Constantine moved the capital from Rome to the Greek City of Byzantium and renamed it Constantinople. Things were fine for awhile, but by the 5th century of the common era, things began to change.The West was under attack by the barbarians and ultimately fell apart. The cities that were part of the Roman empire declined in population or simply died.
Building a Celtic Roundhouse The walls of roundhouses were either dry stone filled in with clay and straw, or a ring of support poles weaved with wattling and plastered in daub, or a mixture of both stone and wattling as being built here (left). Wattle and daub is one of the oldest building techniques dating back to the Bronze Age and beyond. Wattling is a way to build walls by weaving long flexible sticks in and out of upright posts. Hazel, which is pliable and grows naturally long, is a good species to use for wattle. It is also the preferred wood used by straw bale builders to pin bales together.
18 Really Amazing Computer Stations TwistedSifter The Best of the visual Web, sifted, sorted and summarized Jun 27, 2012 18 Really Amazing Computer Stations I recently came across a fascinating sub-reddit called ‘r/Battlestations‘. The Art Damien Hirst Stole Watch the video here. See press coverage and more info here. This article was published online by 3ammagazine.com and in print by The Jackdaw Sept/Oct 2010 issue. Read The Art Damien Hirst Stole Part 2 here Baroque art, an introduction – Smarthistory Gian Lorenzo Bernini, View to Cathedra Petri (or Chair of St. Peter), 1647-53, gilded bronze, gold, wood, stained glass (Apse of Saint Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City, Rome) (photo: Steven Zucker, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) Rome: From the “Whore of Babylon” to the resplendent bride of Christ When Martin Luther tacked his 95 theses to the doors of Wittenberg Cathedral in 1517 protesting the Catholic Church’s corruption, he initiated a movement that would transform the religious, political, and artistic landscape of Europe.
The Other Mystery of Easter Island Moai statues Easter Island is branded into popular consciousness as the home of the mysterious and towering moai statues, but these are not the only curiosity the South Pacific island holds. Where the moai are fascinating for their unknown purpose and mysterious craftsmen, the island's lost language of Rongorongo is equally perplexing. The unique written language seems to have appeared suddenly in the 1700s, but within just two centuries it was exiled to obscurity. Known as Rapa Nui to the island's inhabitants, Rongorongo is a writing system comprised of pictographs. It has been found carved into many oblong wooden tablets and other artifacts from the island's history.
Tiny Wind & Solar Powered Home Lets You Live Off The Grid Anywhere In The World Ecocapsules, designed by Bratislava-based Nice Architects, promise to let anyone live off the grid for up to a year. Each unit is equipped with solar panels, a retractable wind-turbine, and a design that captures rain water. Inside, you’ll find a kitchenette with running water, a flushing toilet, and hot shower. The Ecocapsule “is suitable for a wide range of applications,” write the designers, such as an “independent research station or a tourist lodge to an emergency housing or a humanitarian-action unit.” Those interested in buying one will be able to pre-order at the end of 2015, with delivery in the first half of 2016. A display unit will be show during the Pioneers festival in Vienna on the 28th-29th of May.
How to create a website with Adobe Muse Review the responsive website that you can build throughout this tutorial. Examine the web page and see how the responsive elements adapt when viewed across desktop, tablet, and phone browsers. If you want to re-create the responsive website, open the Responsive Web Design (Muse) Creative Cloud library. Click Save to Creative Cloud to create a copy of the library in your own account. EMPTY KINGDOM TOP 100 Artists of 2013 [Photo by: Shelbie Dimond] 939 is the magic number for EK in 2013. 939 only has 4 factors: 1, 3, 313, 939…which doesn’t really have any significant meaning relating to our TOP 100. AMD made a CPU called the Socket 939 back in June 2004…but we’re not sponsored by them nor any other computer tech company to supply us with the machines that we need to run EK. The year 939 in Roman numerals is CMXXXIX…which doesn’t mean crap since none of us use Roman numerals anymore. According to HistoryOrb.com, 4 major events took place in year 939 that were documented:July 8th (The Major Occultation, or Ghaybat el-Kubra of Muhammad al-Mahdi),August 6th (Battle at Simancas – Spain beats Moors),October 2nd (Battle at Andernach: King Otto & Hermann of Zwaben beat Eberhard of France & Giselbert of Lutherans),October 27th (Edmund I succeeds Athelstan as King of England)…which all has nothing to do with EK.
History of Western Art: Renaissance to Revolution, 1300 – 1800 Who was Leonardo da Vinci? Who were the great female artists of the Baroque? What role did art play in the French Revolution? This course will survey art and architecture made from the Late Gothic in Italy through the Enlightenment. We will focus on turning points in the historical narrative including the rise of Florence and Siena, the Reformation and its impact on Baroque art in Catholic and Protestant Europe, the scientific revolution, and the political revolutions of the 18th century. The art and architecture produced from the early 1300s to the end of the 1700s saw some of the most important art the world has ever produced and laid the foundation for the world we live in now. Resources for Primary Source Documents Primary sources are resources that were first-hand created in a given period of time and never undergone any kind of editing or distortion. These sources are multimodal and they come in different forms. They can be artifacts, documents, pictures, recordings, essays, photographs, maps...etc.