Ever wonder how to pronounce Delacroix properly? Or Ingres, or Klee, or Beuys? Mispronunciation can be embarrassing, and can lead to stress, sleeplessness, skin disorders and insanity (no, not really). So ArtSpace has published some helpful starter lists of pronunciations – study hard before your next art history class, museum trip or cocktail party:
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Tags: film, fun
Whether you’re doing research on the history of the film industry, or you just want to spend a few hours in a bygone era of film, the Media History Project’s Digital Library is your site. Included are fan magazines, cinema history periodicals, technical journals, and more. They recently made available extensive runs of Film Daily (1918-1948), Photoplay (1914-1943), Variety (1905-1926) and much more. The material is accessible via The Lantern, and can be read online or downloaded as full volumes (FAQ here). The Media History Project’s mission is to digitize classic media periodicals from the public domain and share them online. We salute that mission!
Chanel is nearly out! Chanel is a Titan Arum, better known as the Corpse Flower due to the rotting meat stench which attracts pollinating insects. These plants originate in Sumatra, Indonesia, and can take up to 10 years to bloom. You can see her progress on this page where the photo is refreshed every five minutes. Read more about Chanel here or visit the Facebook page here.
Well, not “mistaken for,” exactly. But a Michael Graves-designed kettle on a JC Penney billboard in Los Angeles bore enough of a resemblance to Hitler (if you squinted) that it suddenly became a hot item and sold out. People are so weird….
And just like that, the listing on JC Penney’s website is gone, as is the billboard.
Via The Atlantic
Tags: fun, sculpture
Giuseppe Arcimboldo’s 16th century paintings of actual people, or of representations of seasons or elements, are entirely unique. He constructed compositions of fruits, vegetables, trees, and other “ingredients” that somehow look like people – see Summer (1563) at left. His creations have been sampled by many, many artists.
The latest case of Arcimboldo inspiration is seen in the work of artist/filmmaker Philip Haas, who has created giant sculptures based on the paintings of the Seasons. At right is his version of Summer, which is made of fibreglass and is 15 feet tall. They are currently on display at the New York Botanical Garden, and previously were on view in Milan.
Read more and see other sculptures at the NPR site.
Tags: education, fun, technology
Tags: fun, photography
The Atlantic has posted 20 photos, some of paintings in the Museum of Modern Art, NY, and some taken from the International Space Station by photographer Chris Hadfield. See if you can figure out which is which (the answers are at the bottom).
Tags: fun, technology
you can now (sort of ) replicate the experience of slides, carousels and projectors – AND carry it in your pocket. There’s a daft new product called Projecteo! that projects Instagram photos (which have been transferred to a film reel). Get in on the ground floor of investment with this amazing technology now! (This itty bitty projector will be on the market soon.)