Felted Bacon Sizzles and Wooly Bread is Sliced in Breakfast-Themed Fiber Animations by Andrea Love

We’ve all heard that we should incorporate more fiber into our diets. But did our doctors mean… wool? Andrea Love is on the front lines of nutritionally dense animation with her fiber-based short films centered around breakfast foods. […]

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Nation Abandonment: the Catch Phrase for the 21st Century — Astute News

Future historians, if they exist, will look back in amazement at the leaders of three nations in particular. The leaders – Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, and US President Donald Trump – not only ignore, but criticized and question solid scientific data that the planet is in extreme environmental danger of […]

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6 Fascinating Facts About Post-Impressionist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec – My Modern Met

Some of the most famous artists of the Post-Impressionist movement include Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh, and Paul Cézanne, but there is another artist who helped pioneer it—Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. The French artist was a prominent painter, printmaker, draftsman, and illustrator (to name just a few of his trades). His artistic legacy, although connected to his creative peers, captured a different side of 19-century Parisian life, focusing instead on the theatrical characters which accompanied Toulouse-Lautrec’s bohemian lifestyle.

Although Toulouse-Lautrec’s graphic posters speak for themselves in their enduring energy and design, it is meaningful to know their heritage. Here, we present six essential facts about Toulouse-Lautrec’s fascinating yet tragically short life.

TOULOUSE-LAUTREC WAS A NOBLEMAN.

Toulouse-Lautrec is one of the few accomplished artists to come from aristocratic heritage, making him a rarity in western art history. His full name at birth was Henri Marie Raymond de Toulouse-Lautrec-Monfa, the eldest son of the Comte (or Count) de Toulouse-Lautrec-Monfa.

It was customary for aristocratic families to practice patronage of the arts rather than working with their hands. However, after the separation of his parents when he was eight years old, Toulouse-Lautrec stayed with his mother, who allowed him to practice drawing as he wanted.[…]

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Magazine – Sculptures by Michael Trpák in 2019 | Sculpture painting, Sculpture art, Art

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New Book—“Working Juju: Representations of the Caribbean Fantastic” — Repeating Islands

We send our warmest congratulations to Andrea Shaw Nevins for her new book Working Juju: Representations of the Caribbean Fantastic (UGA Press, 2019). Description: Working Juju examines how fantastical and unreal modes are deployed in portrayals of the Caribbean in popular and literary culture as well as in the visual arts. The Caribbean has historically been […]

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Mexican Artist Pedro Reyes Molds 1,527 Guns into Shovels Used to Plant Trees

Pedro Reyes  is showing how an object used for harm can be molded into one that promotes life in a project titled “Palas por Pistolas.” Reyes, who originally is from Mexico City, collected 1,527 guns from the Culiacán area in Mexico. The project offered those who gave up their weapons, which were steamrolled publicly and melted, an exchange for a coupon that allowed them to buy electronics and appliances. Reyes used materials from the weapons to create shovels that were then used for planting trees […]

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Manchester School of Samba at Manchester Day 2019

Manchester Day 2019

This is the front of our troupe Manchester School of Samba, parading along Deansgate to commemorate 10 years of an annual celebration of Manchester, it’s people and creativity, 23rd June 2019.  This superb image by Alida Cernogoraz.

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The World’s Largest Freshwater Lake Becomes a Magical Landscape in Photographs by Kristina Makeeva

Photographer Kristina Makeeva creates captivating scenes centered around Lake Baikal. The lake, located in Russia, is the largest freshwater lake in the world by volume, holding nearly a quarter of the world’s fresh surface water. Makeeva takes advantage of its vastness in forming otherworldly images that seem totally separate from the built environments most of us reside in. “The first time I visited Baikal, I had no expectations, and yet what I saw and felt kept me awake for the three days I was there, Makeeva tells Colossal. “I was exploding with inspiration. Now, having traveled to many countries around the world, I still think of Baikal as one of the most beautiful places.”

Makeeva uses Lake Baikal as both the stage and the star in her striking photographs. Often, a single figure centered in the image poses in a manner that draws attention to the surprisingly vibrant colors, shapes, and textures in the frozen landscape.[…]

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Our biological past and our technological future play out on a single human face – Aeon

In this animated self-portrait, the UK artist Emma Allen uses her face as a canvas for a remarkable, millennia-spanning stop-motion. With her features always visible but transformed […]

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Cooperation and evolution

In this papercut animation, Professor Rob Lue presents a whimsical take on the endosymbiotic theory of mitochondrial origin and its implications for the properties of mitochondria.

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