Philip Scott Johnson’s “500 Years Of Female Portraits In Western Art” is intriguing in its ability to trace how representations of women have changed throughout art’s history. Watch as Johnson delicately weaves together famous portraits to show what traits and characterisitcs of the female figure have been deemed ‘ideal’ from epoch to epoch. See this list for all the paintings used in the video.
Source: The Huffington Post
Picture of the Day. Landscape photographer Mitch Dobrowner documents natures extremes. Here is a tornado he photographed in Regan, North Dakota this year. He says:
Words are inadequate to describe the experience of photographing this immense power and beauty.
In the news: The US National Weather Service published a report yesterday of findings on the factors related to the damage done by tornadoes in Joplin, MO, earlier this year in which 160 people died. The report identifies ways to improve disaster relief and disaster preparedness based on examinations of events in Joplin.
Photo Credit: Mitch Dobrowner. Via.
I’m sure she logged onto Facebook this morning and saw the changes. I mean, look at her expression.
Illustration by Coby Whitmore
Earl Macpherson 1942
Goes right along with the costume for Captain America (2011 version).
Painting by Fritz Willis
A wind turbine decorated with colorful lights spins in a starry sky near Hanover, Germany on Sept. 5. The 30 multicolored light were installed onto the wind turbine by French artist Patrick Raynaud.
Nature has been inspiring artists for centuries, and its beauty has been captured in paintings, sculptures, photographs and a variety of other mediums. But some artists take the relationship between art and the environment a step further, creating works from nature itself or producing artworks that make bold statements about the natural world and the imprint mankind has left on it.
14 artists with a green message