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Restoring Degraded Land To Benefit People and Planet

Nearly half of Earth’s forests have been cleared or degraded – but we have the power to change this! WRI’s Global Restoration Initiative works with governments and international partners to inspire, enable and mobilize action to restore vitality to degraded … Continue reading

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Alphabets of Europe Map

There are three different types of alphabets used in Europe: Latin, Cyrillic, and Greek. They all look somewhat similar and share several letters (which may be pronounced somewhat differently),[…] Read More: Alphabets of Europe Map

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Munch’s Scream

What evolution and nonverbal communication studies tell us about an iconic image   Edvard Munch’s extraordinary 1893 painting The Scream consistently places near the top of various lists of the most recognized and impactful works of art. It’s an iconic image, imitated … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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

Source: 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 … Continue reading

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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 […] Read More: https://aeon.co/videos/our-biological-past-and-our-technological-future-play-out-on-a-single-human-face

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SISTER: An Intimate Stop-Motion Short About a Family During China’s One-Child Policy

Animator Siqi Song explores the deeply personal implications of China’s One Child Policy in her powerful animated short, SISTER. The film uses felt stop-motion animation to tell the story of a family that conceived two children during the years—1979 to … Continue reading

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The Hoodie is a new exhibition that explores the many roles and stories behind the garment

Is the ‘Hoodie’ the most socio-political garment on the planet? A new exhibition at Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam, this December will explore its role. Its life started off innocently enough, with origins in Medieval Europe when monks had cowls … Continue reading

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Mystery Monday ~ dancing mania — Lotus Laura

Perhaps the strangest plague of them all is dancing mania, which mainly broke out in Europe between the 14th and 17th centuries. The outbreak has been documented and known to have affected thousands of people of all ages. Those who … Continue reading

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