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Small Wonders: 20 Winning Images Depict Life under the Microscope [Slide Show] - Scientific American

Friday, October 31, 2014
Category: Art

From www.scientificamerican.com

For the past four decades the Nikon Small World competition has placed photography under the microscope, with eye-catching results. This year’s 20 finalists, announced Thursday, are no exception, zooming in on microorganisms, minerals and even electronic circuitry to find beauty hidden from the naked eye.

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Intersections art installation by Anila Quayyum Agha uses laser-cut wood and a single light bulb to create giant architectural s

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Friday, October 24, 2014
Category: Art

From www.slate.com

Held annually since 2009 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, ArtPrize is a democratic art competition open to anyone in the world over age 18, with generous cash prizes awarded by both a jury of experts and popular vote.

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ArtAsiaPacific: Lingering Scars Farzana Hossen

Friday, October 24, 2014
Category: Art

From artasiapacific.com

From Dhaka, 32-year-old photographer Farzana Hossen has produced a harrowing document called “Lingering Scars” (2013), a series of photographs depicting women victims of acid attacks. Hossen is one of 13 photographers taking part in an exhibition called “Voice of Tacitness: Asian Women Photography,” currently running at the Hong Kong Arts Centre from October 19 until November 2.

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Fake Art Can Be Detected Because of Nuclear Bombs Detonated in 1945

Friday, October 17, 2014
Category: Art

From brokensecrets.com

Art forgers have become experts at creating the types of paints and canvases used during popular and valuable art periods, to the point that art experts may not be able to distinguish a fake from the real thing.

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The Thinker

Saturday, October 11, 2014
Category: Art

From www.musee-rodin.fr

When conceived in 1880 in its original size (approx. 70 cm) as the crowning element of The Gates of Hell , seated on the tympanum, The Thinker was entitled The Poet. He represented Dante, author of the Divine Comedy which had inspired The Gates, leaning forward to observe the circles of Hell, while meditating on his work.

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Nothing is Hidden

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Category: Art

From www.thesmartset.com

The man watering his lawn doesn’t notice the kink in the hose. The water pressure is building. The pressure in his neck builds, too. Suddenly, the man grabs his neck and falls to the ground. He is having a heart attack, or a stroke.

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Threepenny: Haas, Henry Cowell at San Quentin

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Category: Art

From www.threepennyreview.com

Sarah Cahill, whose piano playing is an ideal voice for many modern composers, is also an inspired combiner of music and physical settings. Every summer solstice she produces “Garden of Memory,” a festival where dozens of musicians play simultaneously in the halls and niches of an Oakland columbarium.

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The life and career of ′80s pop star Huey Lewis - Grantland

Friday, June 28, 2013
Category: Art

From www.grantland.com

Sports is the epitome of old-world musical broadness — it touches on new wave, ′60s soul, beer-commercial blues, and classic honky-tonk. One of the album′s most recognizable tracks, "I Want a New Drug," topped the dance charts.

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Was Chagall actually any good? - Telegraph

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Monday, June 10, 2013
Category: Art

From www.telegraph.co.uk

Chagall understood instinctively that to become a modern artist he had to abandon traditional perspective and assimilate the fractured geometrical planes of cubism into his work. But what he could not have known at that stage was that he was looking at feeble imitations of cubism, not the real thing.

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