Monthly Archives: January 2008

Loretta Lux

http://www.lorettalux.de/ It is called The Book, but nobody is looking at it in the photograph.We do though, because the former painter Loretta Lux cleverly placed her chosen objects in a triangle, with the book on the same line as the … Continue reading

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http://www.photographyforever.com/igor/2/htmls/0007.html The husband of the couple Svibilsky-Sergyeyeva ,Igor, also transforms his photographs; he makes them look as if they were found in some older encyclopedia. Doesn’t this image look like an engraving from pioneer’s time?

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http://www.photographyforever.com/olga/1/htmls/0004.html Olga Sergyeyeva and Igor Svibilsky are a team of husband/wife photographers who walks the same paths and come back with wholly personal recreated vision.This Cherry Blossom image could have been a classical painter’s work, with the same colouring and … Continue reading

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Math Matters Lecture – U.S. Premier Screening of the film “Achieving the Unachievable”with the films writer/director Jean Bergeron, November 1, 2007

http://www.ima.umn.edu/2007-2008/PUB11.1.07/ Here is a link to the trailer of “Achieving the Unachievable”,the video of Jean Bergeron about Escher’s “Print”; “the impossible barrier” about which the caption talks in this site would be the technical impossibility of painting the very small … Continue reading

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IMA Video Library

http://www.ima.umn.edu/videos/mobius.php A winner video in the 2007 Science and Vizualisation Challenge by 2 mathematicians of Minnesota U shows visually the beauty of Möbius equations . It apparently got a huge audience on YouTube. About links between art and math again, … Continue reading

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Escher and the Droste effect – Universiteit Leiden

http://escherdroste.math.leidenuniv.nl/index.php?menu=steps&sub=phase5&view=1 Mathematics and art working hand in hand again! The group of H. Lenstra (Leiden U,The Netherlands),managed to calculate how to fill in the blank centre of “Print”, a painting by Escher, the master of visual paradox.If you check further, … Continue reading

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sound chair data sculpture – information aesthetics

http://infosthetics.com/archives/2007/11/sound_chair_data_sculpture.html Leptonbill discovered this “data sculpture”, made from a sound crafted to look like a chair. It makes one’s mind reel :a mathematical model as an object of art; sound and sight in intimate synergy; and how fast the notion … Continue reading

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Various: Dmytro Dobrovolsky. Contemporary artist. Original oil paintings

http://www.ddobrovolsky.com/en/index.php?page=bigimg&id=220&cat=2 This is one of the more soberly coloured among Dmytro Dobrovolsky’s oil paintings.Imagine it without the gull:woudn’t it look a bit dull ? I think the diagonals created by the beak and the tail of the gull are leading … Continue reading

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Jean Fran&ois Millet le Printemps

http://www.picturalissime.com/millet_printemps.htm This is a copy of Jean-Francois Millet’s Le Printemps.The original is in Orsay Museum( Paris).I chose this copy because the reproductions of the original on the Web do not give the right and rare intensity of colours that fascinated … Continue reading

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http://www.adam-burton.co.uk/2639.htm Adam Burton transforms his photographs with a zest of drama . It gives a romantic flavour to some like this one (Elgol,Skye).

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http://www.uiowa.edu/~acadtech/phonetics/english/english_main.swf If you are curious about how sounds are pronounced, you can see and hear them on this site; there is even a step by step description.

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Index of phonetics articles: Information from Answers.com

http://www.answers.com/topic/list-of-phonetics-topics Everything you always wished to know about phonetics and were too lazy to look for in libraries! (This is a Wikipedia-like “Answers.com” list of phonetics topics to click on ).

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Paralanguage

http://www.esl-lab.com/para.htm An amusing quiz to check your understanding of english sounds that sometimes have no written form ( except in comics books perhaps).

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http://samorost2.net/plantage/plantage.swf Charmingly poetic and I love the music.

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Digital Apoptosis: Fungal Waterfall

http://www.digitalapoptosis.com/archives/canada/000295.html Digital Apoptosis takes photographs on almost any subject, from cancer cells to planes and inuit signposts to Ottawa’s giant spider.They are usually interestingly commented, and sometimes it proves necessary: no, this isn’t some kind of frozen waterfall, but a … Continue reading

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Youd See This Only In Russia Gallery

http://www.ebaumsworld.com/pictures/view/79306/ Definetely no comment; just look and think it over!

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http://www.aliyagallery.com/Pages/hillpag1.htm Ancient techniques for intimate landscapes and warm colours.The character usually in the centre of Scott Hill’s paintings seems to dissolve peacefully into his glorious surroundings .

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Painting Small Impressions

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http://www.reynoldsarts.com/paintings/solo_paintings-52.htm A friend of ours went biking in the tuscan hills; her narrative of the trip matches perfectly the impression given by the painter Reynold:hot colours,steep long roads and dreams of fresh water!

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http://www.bigactive.com/photography/erwan-frotin/menu-de-printemps- Grandmothers used to say:”don’t play with your food!”; but what if they sqashed budding artists’instincts?

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