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Stanhope Forbes - part 1

Stanhope Forbes - part 1

1 day ago   |   Poul Webb

1891 Self-Portrait oil on canvas 33.5 x 29.2 cm Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museum, Scotland, UK Stanhope Alexander Forbes, RA (1857 - 1947) was a British artist and a founding...
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Instagram Adds Auto-Caption Feature to Stories, Will Soon Add to Reels

Instagram Adds Auto-Caption Feature to Stories, Will Soon Add to Reels

3 days ago   |   Peta Pixel

Instagram has announced that it is rolling out an auto-captioning feature to Stories that will allow English-speaking users to add auto-generated captions to videos via an...
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John McWhorter Takes a Serious Look at Profanity

4 days ago   |   NY Times

In “Nine Nasty Words,” McWhorter explains that offensive language depends on time, place and history.
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The High Arctic: The Best Photographic Experience of my Life

The High Arctic: The Best Photographic Experience of my Life

7 days ago   |   Peta Pixel

I have an irrational fear of ships based on 90-minute voyages on car ferries across the relative calm of the English Channel and yet I was sitting with my wife, Fre, listening...
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A Rare Toshiba Typewriter from the 1950s Operates with a Trilingual Index of Thousands of Characters

8 days ago   |   Colossal

 In the 1940s, Toshiba began producing index typewriters with massive, horizontal cylinders containing thousands of symbols. One edition, the BW-2112-watch the demonstration...
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It's That Woman Again

It's That Woman Again

13 days ago   |   The Fabuleous Fifties

Saturday Leftover Day. In Dutch we have a terrific word, 'bijvangst'. I just checked and saw it exists in English as well, although I have never seen it used metaphorically...
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Joseph Mallord William Turner. England's greatest painter

Joseph Mallord William Turner. England's greatest painter

14 days ago   |   Chez Namaste Nancy

Joseph Mallord William Turner, (born April 23, 1775, London , England-died December 19, 1851, London), perhaps this country's most celebrated painter was born in 1775 and thus...
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Set of World's Earliest Photos by Fox Talbot Sells for Staggering $1.96M

Set of World's Earliest Photos by Fox Talbot Sells for Staggering $1.96M

14 days ago   |   Peta Pixel

In a sale celebrating the 50th anniversary of Sotheby's photography auctions, a set of nearly 200 early photographs by William Henry Fox Talbott quadrupled its pre-auction high...
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Writing in Italian, Jhumpa Lahiri Found a New Voice

17 days ago   |   NY Times

In an unusual literary and linguistic feat, the Pulitzer-winning author of “Interpreter of Maladies” and “The Namesake” wrote her latest novel, “Whereabouts,” in Italian and...
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Selfie Culture: What Your Choice of Camera Angle Says About You

Selfie Culture: What Your Choice of Camera Angle Says About You

18 days ago   |   Peta Pixel

Over the past decade, selfies have become a mainstay of popular culture. If the selfie hashtag first appeared in 2004 , it was the release of the iPhone 4 in 2010 that saw the...
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Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott is one of forty sculptors selected for on form 18, a biennial exhibition of sculpture in stone at Asthall Manor in the Cotswolds. She joins world renowned and... Read more ...

"Beirut, after the Dust Settles" in Design and the City Podcast

"Beirut, after the Dust Settles" in Design and the City Podcast

© Rami Rizk For Design and the City's sixth episode - a podcast by reSITE on how to make cities more liveable, the team interviewed Christele Harrouk , Archdaily's Managing... Read more ...

Melting Glaciers Have Exposed Frozen Relics of World War I

Artifacts from the White War - a battle between Italian and Austro-Hungarian troops that took place in the forbidding heights of the Alps - are on their way to a museum. Read more ...

On The Sunny Side

On The Sunny Side

Saturday Leftover Day. Tom Sims was a comic strip writer who is known for little else than his stint as a writer on The Thimble Theater, the strip that was known for... Read more ...

"Green Roof"

"Green Roof"

This is my demo painting I did two days ago for my One-Day Zoom Workshop. It was another successful one. The feedbacks from my 3 Zoom workshops so far have approved that using... Read more ...

Gorgeous Sunset With Magical Statues Of Easter Island Chile Watercolor

Gorgeous Sunset With Magical Statues Of Easter Island Chile Watercolor

I was always fascinated by monumental statues of Easter Island, Chile. Here is the watercolor painting of a gorgeous sunset on Easter Island with their Moai Stones. This... Read more ...

The Art Party Circuit Comes Roaring Back at Frieze New York

But even Michael R. Bloomberg, whose name graces the building, got stuck outside the Shed until he provided the proper Covid documentation. Read more ...

Got Masks? Here's What to Do With Them

As more people are vaccinated and guidelines around mask wearing are easing, some are finding ways to preserve, repurpose and recycle their face coverings. Read more ...

Jake Tapper's Hero Is Embedded With the Rat Pack, Hoping to Catch a Rat

Tapper's new thriller, “The Devil May Dance,” plumbs the connections among Hollywood, the Mafia and the Kennedy administration. Read more ...

Trying to Imagine Post-Pandemic Life? Virginia Woolf and Toni Morrison Can Help

“To the Lighthouse” and “Beloved” suggest how to envision a world we might actually want to re-enter. Read more ...

Making a Collagraph from Mat Board with Acrylic Gloss Varnish

Making a Collagraph from Mat Board with Acrylic Gloss Varnish

This is a post from Belinda Del Pesco's Art Blog Belinda Del Pesco . Acrylic Gloss Varnish Sealer on Mat Board Collagraphs When you make a collagraph plate from mat board , the... Read more ...