Category Archives: Art

Silver Swan

Just incredible, look at how the swan moves. Note the glass rods moving making the “ripples” in the pond. Simple facts: The Silver Swan is a life size automaton of a swan Dated: 18th Century Located: Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, … Continue reading

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“The Dying Gaul” Statue

some information I found while researching this statue… wanted to include a power statue in my book series so was examining various ones to find out what needs to be the center-point to draw in a group of people who … Continue reading

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Watson and the Shark by John Singleton Copley.

  Watson and the Shark  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watson_and_the_Shark John Singleton Copley, Watson and the Shark  http://smarthistory.org/copley-watson-and-the-shark/ Copley’s `Watson and the Shark’. Reflecting an American Puritan Sensibility  https://www.csmonitor.com/1989/0214/ushark.html Watson and the Shark 1778  https://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/Collection/highlights/highlight46471.html Watson and the Shark http://metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/10554 The Shark Attack that … Continue reading

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Euphronios, Sarpedon Krater

with the recent events surrounding the buying of looted artifacts by Hobby Lobby, I have seen many say it is okay becasue they were saving them!!!!! what!!!   It is never okay to buy stolen merchandise..NEVER. When a musuem does … Continue reading

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The Fallen 9000 (2013)

On September 21, 2013 (International Day of Peace) two U.K. sand artists (Jamie Wardley and Andy Moss) with hundreds of volunteers scrapped outlines into the sand. The outlines were representative of  soldiers who died on the Normandy beach at Arromanches. … Continue reading

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30,000 Getty Museum Images

From Getty The Getty today made available more than 30,000 images of objects in the Getty Museum collection using the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF), which allows researchers to bring together images from different institutional websites for comparison, manipulation and … Continue reading

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Colorization

Coloring old photos is amazing and complex…. here are some sources I came across.. enjoy the art Jordan J. Lloyd http://dynamichrome.com/ Marina Amaral   http://www.marinamaral.com/ Colorized History http://www.colorized-history.com/ History in Color http://www.danarkeller.com/ Imbued with Hues  https://imbuedwithhues.wordpress.com/

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