Medieval Graffiti - not so rare after all
A project to record the graffiti, which began in Norfolk, has now been rolled out to other areas and is gradually spreading across England.
Armed with just a torch and a camera, a team of volunteers have recorded more than 28,000 images from churches in Norfolk alone and are a third of the way through searching Norwich Cathedral, where there are many more examples. Read on
«Ciao, Don Camillo!»
Avete amato le storie di Giovannino Guareschi, lettori? :)
Buzz Aldrin standing on the surface of the Moon - Sunday, July 20, 1969 -
Gustav Klimt, Judith (I), 1901. Oil on canvas. The Vienna Secession.
Planck’s New Dust Model
- Title: Planck 2013 results. XI. All-sky model of thermal dust emission
- Authors: The Planck Collaboration
Planck’s latest all-sky survey presents a model of the thermal dust emission. This new model provides an estimate of the temperature of dust throughout the sky and an improved estimate of the dust opacity.
The technical paper has a lot of interesting analyses and can be found here.
Image: A map of the dust optical depth. The Galactic center is towards the center of the map.
Photograph by Jason Bell.
Francesco Piranesi Engraver The God Mars From an antique sculpture in the Villa Ludovisi 1783
A New Cast of Characters for Toronto’s Neighborhood Watch Signs
To see more of Andrew’s creative Neighborhood Watch modifications, follow @dcmism on Instagram.
Where some may have seen only an old sign faded after years of sun exposure, Toronto artist Andrew Lamb (@dcmism) saw an opportunity. Since 2012, Andrew has treated his hometown’s weathered Neighborhood Watch signs as a blank canvas, adorning them with whimsical figures from pop culture.
"My work tends to deal with altering urban infrastructure in a playful manner," explains Andrew. In this case, it’s about repurposing municipal infrastructure to "invoke nostalgic happy memories" with the help of characters as diverse as Zelda, Bruce Lee and the Planeteers.
What are the keys to success when modifying a sign? “Use a laser printer, not an inkjet,” says Andrew, “and don’t fall off your ladder.”
Jean Baptiste Camille Corot (1796-1875), French
Baptism of Christ (Study for the painting in the church of St. Nicholas-du-Chardonnet), 1844-45
Oil on canvas
La Salle University Art Museum
“My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece,” said Claude Monet. Art in the Garden is this week’s Art Splash theme, featuring Monet’s masterpiece “The Japanese Footbridge and the Water Lily Pool, Giverny.”
”The Japanese Footbridge and the Water Lily Pool, Giverny," 1899, by Claude Monet
Beautiful moving shots. Brilliant.