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  • Museum Asks People To Recreate Paintings At Home, Gets 30 New Impressive Photos

    05/23/2020 8:05:22 AM PDT · by Maceman · 15 replies
    Bored Panda ^ | 5/21/2020
    It appears that boredom lies behind the most creative ideas. That's why quarantine has produced some of the most entertaining activities. One of them is the Getty Museum challenge that so many of you have already seen in our previous article here. The challenge, which asks people to recreate famous works of art by using things they find around the home, has gained a lot of traction. Apparently, people love to dress up and compete with each other over who can recreate a well-known painting better. The art enthusiasts can't stop participating in this challenge, so scroll down below for...
  • What to say to your older liberal friend: TAKE THE RED PILL

    05/21/2020 2:20:40 PM PDT · by BEJ · 22 replies
    vanity | BEJ
    Usually liberals are inured and hardened to the truth and that, in great measure, accounts for their twisted world view. It's all about the narrative in an anything goes world. But try this experiment with the older liberals. Ask them to take the red pill so they might chance a different view of their life. Ask them to consider three things. 1. They play at being radical, play at being elitist without it being grounded in reality. They are usually quite conservative in real life: family, job, pay taxes, married, etc. They pretend at being the radical or belonging in...
  • Why Should Christians Read the Pagan Classics? Reason 9: THE HUMAN CONDITION

    05/20/2020 2:45:45 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 5 replies
    Memoria Press ^ | Summer 2014 | Cheryl Lowe
    Reason #9: HUMAN CONDITION When it comes to the human condition, we may think that Scripture is all we need. After all, Scripture does show us our true human condition in a way that the Greeks did not and could not: our relationship to God, that we are sinners, that we are a fallen race in need of redemption, that sin separates us from God, that God loves us and offers us grace and salvation. This is the good news that has been revealed by God in Scripture and in the person of Jesus Christ and nowhere else. Indeed, the...
  • A Visual Tribute to Art Deco

    05/20/2020 2:28:30 PM PDT · by NRx · 24 replies
    YouTube ^ | 11-29-2013 | Michael Pacciti
    Art Deco, sometimes referred to as Deco, is a style of visual arts, architecture and design that first appeared in France just before World War I. Art Deco influenced the design of buildings, furniture, jewelry, fashion, cars, movie theatres, trains, ocean liners, and everyday objects such as radios and vacuum cleaners. It took its name, short for Arts Décoratifs, from the Exposition internationale des arts décoratifs et industriels modernes (International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts) held in Paris in 1925. It combined modern styles with fine craftsmanship and rich materials. During its heyday, Art Deco represented luxury, glamour,...
  • Woman in Italy wins Picasso painting in charity raffle

    05/20/2020 2:25:17 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 18 replies
    AP ^ | 5/20/2020 | Staff
    PARIS — An Italian woman has been identified as the lucky winner of an oil painting by Pablo Picasso that was offered up in a charity raffle Wednesday. Raffle organizers identified her as Claudia Borgogno. Her winning ticket was picked out in an electronic draw at the auction house Christie’s in Paris. Organizers valued the painting, “Nature Morte,” or Still Life, as being worth 1 million euros ($1.1 million).
  • The Illuminated History of Akbar the Great – Northern Indian Art – Classical Sarangi Music

    05/20/2020 10:27:07 AM PDT · by mairdie · 14 replies
    YouTube ^ | 19 May 2020 | MVD
    The Akbarnama was commissioned by Akbar the Great, the third Mughal Emperor, reigning from 1556 to 1605, as a history of his reign. It was written in Persian and illustrated by 49 artists. The music is from Nand Kalyan (vilambit ektal), from Ustad Munir Khan’s Classical Sarangi Music.
  • The Art of Ustad Mansur, Northern India - Ustad Munir Khan, Classical Sarangi Music

    05/16/2020 11:51:38 AM PDT · by mairdie · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | 16 May 2020 | MVD
    Mansur was active from 1590-1624 in northern India, working under the sponsorship of the Mughal emperor Akbar, and then under his son, Jahangir. Many of the birds and animals that he painted were brought as gifts to the emperor, and Mansur memorialized them, something incredibly useful since the Dodo became extinct within the next century. Music is from Rageshri (vilambit ektal / drut teental), from Ustad Munir Khan's Classical Sarangi Music. End pieces are Wild Animals and the People Who Love Them and Secondhand News for Star Trek's Kirk and women.
  • Dancing Days (Count Vlad does Led Zeppelin)

    05/15/2020 4:20:58 PM PDT · by BEJ · 13 replies
    Count Vlad is doing his version of Led Zeppelin's "Dancing Days," with a part taken from another Led Zeppelin song, "Heartbreaker." He is dedicating it to a friend. If you like the music, please subscribe to his channel.
  • The Restoration of Mother Mary (video of art restoration)

    05/15/2020 9:46:32 AM PDT · by Salman
    YouTube ^ | Aug 28, 2018 | Julian Baumgartner
  • The Imaginative Art of Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1527-1593), to Espagnoletta from The Spirit of Florence

    05/13/2020 11:38:55 AM PDT · by mairdie · 17 replies
    YouTube ^ | 13 May 2020 | MVD
    Born into an artistic Italian family, Giuseppe Arcimboldo's work was forgotten for centuries before being rediscovered. A craftsman in the Italian Renaissance tradition, Arcimboldo brought imagination and humor to his art with portraits made from fauna and flora. Several were cleverly made to be able to be turned upside down. Music is Espagnoletta, from the Spirit of Florence album. The end videos are Cats to Segovia's Bach and Rory's World to Joseph Blanchard.
  • Howells in the Dark — William Dean, We Still Hardly Know Ye

    05/11/2020 11:50:29 AM PDT · by Borges · 7 replies
    ArtsFuse ^ | 5/11/2020 | Bill Marx
    William Dean Howells furnished the most comprehensive and faithful examination of middle-class life that can be found in our literature. William Dean Howells in a photo taken a hundred years ago, the year of his death. Photo: Wiki Commons. A hundred years ago today one of the most influential writers and editors in American history, William Dean Howells, died in Manhattan at the age of 83. His ashes are in Cambridge, MA, where he lived for a number of years. His good friend Henry James believed that Howells’ writing (his novels include The Rise of Silas Lapham, Indian Summer, A...
  • Supreme Court Overturns The Star Wars Sequel Trilogy

    05/10/2020 12:36:48 PM PDT · by xp38 · 27 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | May 8 2020 | The Babylon Bee
    WASHINGTON, D.C.—In a surprise ruling, the Supreme Court has overturned the entire Star Wars sequel trilogy, rendering episodes VII through IX non-canon. “The entire trilogy has been a travesty,” Chief Justice John Roberts wrote in the 9-0 majority opinion. “It nullifies many of the accomplishments of the original trilogy while being a thematic mess that adds nothing itself.” Ruth Bader Ginsburg was just as harsh in her concurring opinion. “You basically had two directors fighting each other over three movies. This can’t stand as the last word about the Skywalker saga.” One might have predicted the ruling from the Justices'...
  • Little Richard, Founding Father of Rock Who Broke Musical Barriers, Dead at 87

    05/09/2020 6:59:57 AM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | 5/09/20 | David Browne
    Little Richard, a founding father of rock and roll whose fervent shrieks, flamboyant garb, and joyful, gender-bending persona embodied the spirit and sound of that new art form, died Saturday. He was 87. The musician’s son, Danny Penniman, confirmed the pioneer’s death to Rolling Stone, but said the cause of death was unknown. Starting with “Tutti Frutti” in 1956, Little Richard cut a series of unstoppable hits – “Long Tall Sally” and “Rip It Up” that same year, “Lucille” in 1957, and “Good Golly Miss Molly” in 1958 – driven by his simple, pumping piano, gospel-influenced vocal exclamations and sexually...
  • The Art of Pompeii to the music of Neruda and Haydn

    05/08/2020 10:36:42 AM PDT · by mairdie · 24 replies
    YouTube ^ | 7 May 2020 | MVD
    An overview of the Art of Pompeii to the music of Alison Balsom playing Neruda's Trumpet Concerto in E Flat and Haydn's Trump Concerto in E Flat. A wide range of styles. Anyone else see surrealism and German expressionism? Surrealism - Villa Lobos - Joan Baez
  • Stunning, ‘clearest-ever’ photo of the moon took weeks to create

    05/07/2020 2:56:48 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 44 replies ^ | May 6, 2020 | Mark Jones
    Now, a California man has put a painstakingly amount of effort into creating the world’s clearest image of the moon’s craters. Astrophotographer Andrew McCarthy is the genius behind this masterpiece, which took two weeks to create. So, how did he do it? Here’s McCarthy describing the process: “This moon might look a little funny to you, and that’s because it is an impossible scene. From two weeks of images of the waxing moon, I took the section of the picture that has the most contrast (right before the lunar terminator where shadows are the longest), aligned and blended them to...
  • Why Christians Should Read the Pagan Classics Reason #1: Architecture

    05/06/2020 2:53:05 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 13 replies
    Memoria Press ^ | Summer 2012 | Cheryl Lowe
    REASON #1: ARCHITECTURE Of all of the points that I will make, this is the easiest to understand because it is so visible: we see its evidence every day. The power and beauty of classical architecture is everywhere, from grand buildings like our Supreme Court to our humble everyday homes. The Greeks discovered the proportions that are most pleasing to the human eye which, they tell us, are based on nature’s greatest work of art: the human body. Scale, mass, proportion, and symmetry—the principles of classical architecture—were worked out by the Greeks in great detail and built upon in succeeding...
  • The Art of Pompeii’s Temple of Isis

    05/06/2020 11:07:56 AM PDT · by mairdie · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | 5 May 2020 | MVD
    The art of Pompeii’s Temple of Isis. Music is “Roman Banquet,” an original composition for replica lyre in the ancient Hypophrygian Mode, by Michael Levy. I really like this one. It’s the strangest mix of image styles that makes me think of Medieval AND modern art. First announcement of a video since the channel went over a million views! Thank you. As always, the ads belong to the copyright owners, not to me.
  • Why Christians Should Read the Pagan Classics: Introduction

    05/05/2020 1:27:02 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 28 replies
    Memoria Press ^ | June 2012 | Cheryl Lowe
    The power of the word classic cannot be underestimated, communicating as it does the idea of excellence, truth, order, discipline, and beauty. The word “classic” brings to mind something that has withstood the test of time, and by virtue of this fact, participates in some way in the timeless and the eternal. And what is the only thing we know of with these attributes but God and His Eternal Word? When looked at this way, every Christian should want a classical education for their children: It has everything we instinctively want. But when we examine this word “classic,” we find...
  • Police Arrest Apex Tattoo Artist Who Opened In Defiance Of Order

    05/03/2020 11:05:35 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 16 replies
    Twitter ^ | 05/03/20 | Josh Shaffer
    The police are getting paid. The media that were tipped off filming this are getting paid. The Tattoo artist is being arrested for trying to get paid. The police are "law enforcement" that are arresting this man not even breaking the law.
  • The mosaics and sculptures from the House of the Faun in Pompeii to the music of Michael Levy

    05/02/2020 12:37:13 PM PDT · by mairdie · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2 May 2020 | MVD
    The mosaics and sculptures from the House of the Faun in Pompeii. Think of these as the ultimate jigsaw puzzles for archeologists. A selection of still lifes, aquatic life mosaics, as well as a complex battle scene between Alexander the Great and Darius. The artistry is truly astonishing. If you enjoy humor as well as beauty, I'd also recommend "Journal of Alexander the Great" by Henry Livingston (1793), which describes what REALLY went on in that very battle.