viernes, 26 de febrero de 2016
Robert Battle grew up in one of Miami’s poorest neighborhoods wearing metal braces on his legs but dreaming of dance. Thirty years later, he runs the renowned Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater -- the very company that inspired him as a child. Battle joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss how dance can transform lives and his vision for the company’s future.
Celling of Hazrate-Masomeh’s mosque in Qom, Iran, courtesy of Mehrdad Rasoulifard (@m1rasoulifard)
Sheikh Lotfollah mosque in Esfahan,Iran, about 400 years old, courtesy of Mehrdad Rasoulifard (@m1rasoulifard)
Celling of Shahe-Cheragh’s mosque in Shiraz, Iran,courtesy of Mehrdad Rasoulifard (@m1rasoulifard)
martes, 16 de febrero de 2016
NASA's Voyager mission took advantage of a once-every-175-year alignment of the outer planets for a grand tour of the solar system. The twin spacecraft revealed details about Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune – using each planet's gravity to send them on to the next destination. Voyager set the stage for such ambitious orbiter missions as Galileo to Jupiter and Cassini to Saturn. Today both Voyager spacecraft continue to return valuable science from the far reaches of our solar system.
lunes, 15 de febrero de 2016
Taking pictures all the time or following all the best Instagram accounts doesn’t necessarily mean you know what you’re doing (or even looking at) half the time. Luckily the Museum of Modern Art is here to help. Seeing Through Photographs is the first online course open to the general public en masse.
Drawing on content from MoMA’s own collection, the aim of the course is to bridge the gap between seeing a photograph and actually understanding how it works by exposing participants to various perspectives on what photography is and how it’s used. And not just today but throughout history! The course also makes use of various media: short films, video conversations, and audio slideshows featuring artist interviews.
more information: www. coursera.org
domingo, 14 de febrero de 2016
A Trip by Air and Kayak Through Tham Khoun Xe, One of the Largest Active River Caves on Earth by Christopher Jobson
Beijing-based photographer Ryan Deboodt (previously) recently returned from a trip to Laos where he spent two days exploring Tham Khoun Xe, one of the largest active rivers caves in the world. Stretching nearly 4.5 miles (7km) underground, the cave system is extraordinarily remote and Deboodt was permitted to photograph and film beyond where tourists are normally allowed to visit. The immensity of the subterranean space is staggering, with an average ceiling of almost 200 feet (60m) and width of 250 feet (76m) it’s hardly imaginable a space like this could exist underground.
sábado, 13 de febrero de 2016
viernes, 12 de febrero de 2016
jueves, 11 de febrero de 2016
Jean Dubuffet: Mêle moments, 1976
La exposición “Jean Dubuffet – Metamorfosis del Paisaje”, del 31 de enero al 8 de mayo de 2016, incluye unas 100 obras del pintor y escultor francés.
by Christopher Jobson
Teaching art history online can be tough, despite a wealth of tools and technologies it’s difficult to create an environment that compares to a great teacher who can make artworks engaging to a live audience. However, this new interactive exhibit of Hieronymus Bosch’s famous Garden of Earthly Delights completely nails it. This is the internet we were promised.
The site was created by filmmakers, photographers and art historians as part of an upcoming documentary by Pieter van Huijstee titled Hieronymus Bosch, Touched by the Devil. The ‘interactive documentary’ not only lets you explore the painting in incredible detail down to the most minute brush strokes, it also includes sound design as you move through various sections of the painting and a series of audio essays describing over 40 areas of the painting! This might be the crowning example of how to educate the public about a masterwork painting online, I wish there was something like this for more artworks.
The documentary and interactive exhibit coincide with the 500th anniversary of the artist’s death, which is also being celebrated by the Noordbrabants Museum in the Netherlands that is currently exhibiting 20 paintings and 19 drawings by the “Devil’s Painter”—the vast majority of his surviving works.
To see more paintings in vivid detail you can also explore the Google Art Project (they beat us for a Webby a few years ago, but we’re not bitter). Also related: A new Bosch painting was identified in Kansas City last week. (via Metafilter)
ng was identified in Kansas City last week. (via Metafilter)
martes, 9 de febrero de 2016
British stately home Chatsworth House commissioned design studio Raw edges to create a piece inside its 19th century sculpture gallery as part of an exhibition of seat furniture named «Make Yourself Comfortable» at Chatsworth – A great opportunity to apply their Endgrain signature, by CYRIL FOIRET
jueves, 4 de febrero de 2016
A playful bottle packaging inspired by three Lithuanian festivities: Carnival, St. Casimir Day, and Easter.
miércoles, 3 de febrero de 2016
martes, 2 de febrero de 2016