40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make a point resonate with readers and this collection aims to do just that. Hopefully some of these maps will surprise you and you’ll learn something new. A few are important to know, some interpret and display data in a beautiful or creative way, and a few may even make you chuckle or shake your head. If you enjoy this collection of maps, the Sifter highly recommends the r/MapPorn sub reddit. 1. 2. 3. 4. Pangea was a supercontinent that existed during the late Paleozoic and early Mesozoic eras, forming about 300 million years ago. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 37. 38. 39. 40. *Bonus* World Map Tattoo with Countries Visited Coloured
The Art of Alice X. Zhang Alice X. Zhang is a Designer and Illustrator based in the United States. Her creative fields of expertise are in Illustration, Drawing and Painting. Chek her at Tumblr Enjoy The Gallery Leave a Reply How to Understand Contemporary Art More often than not, understanding the art that hangs in a museum, can be quite the task. Understanding contemporary art may make your experience at an art museum more pleasurable. Advertisement How do you define contemporary art? Understanding Contemporary Art There is no foolproof method that will be able to help you understand contemporary art. One key characteristic is that it focuses on originality.
Pinturas surrealistas de Jacek Yerka Pinturas surrealistas de Jacek Yerka nos remeten a un mundo de ensueño, un universo paralelo que nos despierta una enorme curiosidad de conocer y luego pocas ganas de salir. Sus ilustraciones – que nacen de un dibujo de grafito, pasan por los lápices decoloresy un borrador pastel para terminar enpinturaacrílica – son en su mayoría paisajes meticulosamente magníficos,animalesraros con grande carisma y escenas que hacen parte de su memoria como la casa de su abuela y otros tantos recuerdos de los años 50. Nacido en Polonia, en 1952, ese artista se graduó en la Facultad de Bellas Artes de Torun – su ciudad natal – especializándose en grabado. El perro Brittany30-jul-2008‘Te amo’, nuevo single de Rihanna08-abr-2010Razas de perros agresivos (II)26-ago-2008 También te puede interesar
Tumblr home for Andrew Rutajit !!! I deeply appreciate your work! Hey thanks! Voynich manuscript The Voynich manuscript is an illustrated codex hand-written in an unknown writing system. The vellum on which it is written has been carbon-dated to the early 15th century (1404–1438), and may have been composed in Northern Italy during the Italian Renaissance. The manuscript is named after Wilfrid Voynich, a Polish book dealer who purchased it in 1912. Some of the pages are missing, but about 240 remain. The Voynich manuscript has been studied by many professional and amateur cryptographers, including American and British codebreakers from both World War I and World War II. No one has yet succeeded in deciphering the text, and it has become a famous case in the history of cryptography. The Voynich manuscript was donated by Hans P. Description Codicology The manuscript measures 23.5 by 16.2 by 5 centimetres (9.3 by 6.4 by 2.0 in), with hundreds of vellum pages collected into eighteen quires. Text A page showing characteristics of the text Illustrations
a series of lovely portraits from foshan-based street artist & painter HUA TUNAN (aka: 画图男) The below collection of energy packed marker works come from Foshan-based painter and graffiti artist Hua Tunan. If you’d like to collaborate with Hua Tunan, purchase any of his work, or view his full portfolio, please send us an email: EDGE@Neocha.com For more from Hua Tunan on NeochaEDGE, link here. /// TS More Creative Inspiration What is Contemporary Art? Question: What is Contemporary Art? Answer: This is an excellent question, and one that isn't asked often enough. Presumably, talking about contemporary art is another one of those art definitions we are all supposed to know -- because (heaven forbid) you wouldn't want to ask a "stupid" question at some art world function. (Well, you might, but I wouldn't. Anyway, the answer is divinely simple. Now, of course, if you are 96-years old and reading this (By the way, congratulations, if this describes you!) Modern Art: Art from the Impressionists (say, around 1880) up until the 1960s or '70s.Contemporary Art: Art from the 1960s or '70s up until this very minute. Here at About.com Art History, 1970 is the cut-off point for two reasons. Secondly, 1970 seems to be the last bastion of easily classified artistic movements. On a more serious note, while it may be hard to classify emergent movements, Contemporary art -- collectively -- is much more socially conscious than any previous era has been.
Chinese Manga Fan Creates Striking Perspective Art Where He's The Star Gaikuo-Captain, a student at Beijing Chemical Engineering University, originally just wanted to make a profile photo for himself and somehow ended up with stuff like the following photos below. He is definitely a manga and anime fan to say the least. He created a set of 21 images, posted them on the internet, and earned 10,000 views in one day. I think this Sai drawing is just so perfectly capturing how it would look if it was real! In an interview by a local newspaper, he said those characters he used in his art are the ones he dearly loves, that he considers them as a part of his life. Gaikuo-Captain Weibo Source with translation help from Yukie Photos from Hamusoku
Irina Vinnik Portfolio Mapas del mundo con los significados literales de los sitios Una de las cosas que siempre me han gustado es contemplar mapas de cualquier lugar o país, recorriendo los nombres de los sitios e intentando buscar significados lógicos, analogías, duplicados y curiosidades. Pero reconozco que muchas veces es dificil llegar a comprender lo que hay detrás de un nombre. Hace algún tiempo hablé aquí de un libro títulado Los Nombres de Europa, en el que Alberto Porlán proponía una arriesgada teoría sobre los nombres de la geografía europea, concluyendo que debió existir en tiempos remotos un sistema de asignación de nombres cuyo sentido y significado se olvidaron hace miles de años. No llegan tan allá los mapas del mundo diseñados por los cartógrafos Stephan Hormes y Silke Peust, pero sí que son una auténtica joya, una delicia para los aficionados a la cartografía. [related-posts] Claro que algunos son muy evidentes, como por ejemplo Florida.
Explosions of Color from a Chinese Artist Hua Tunan is a rising artist in China. Combining the traditional elements of Chinese art and culture with a modern twist, Hua brings about beautiful explosions on the canvas. Based out of Foshan, Hua (also known as 画图男) does performance and street art in addition to his paintings. His work has gathered the attention of companies such as Volvo, who flew him out to Zurich to do graffiti art on one of their blank cars for a performance. ↬ neochaEDGE This glass 'loaf' with detailed artwork is the most awesome thing we've seen all year This is amazing! Californian glassworker Loren Stump is a celebrated expert at manipulating the fickle and delicate medium of glass. Known especially for his work with murrine, over 40 years Stump has mastered the technique of layering coloured molten glass around a core and then stretching the whole thing into a rod. Once cooled and cut into, a cross-section of this rod reveals intricate patterns. Not only is Stump adept at making murrine that he can create figurative images within the cross-sections that are hidden until the rod is sliced, he is also able to combine the two-dimensional forms into three-dimensional objects. Some of his work is mind-boggling and it’s difficult to imagine how he even begins to create these classical pictures by mixing molten glass together. Each slice of this ‘loaf’ sold for $5000!