Media is packed with shiny covers and airbrushed images of celebrities we love, but the candid behind-the-scenes images that capture the unpolished truths and honest emotions of these famous faces are what show someone we can actually relate to. Continue reading »
We’re entering the final week of the 2017 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year contest, and stunning entries continue to pour in from all over the world.
For the final gallery before the contest closes, our editors have selected incredible photos from the “Cities” category for online galleries. From aerial shots to iconic skylines, these photos feature both architectural marvels as well as the beauty of day-to-day life in the urban jungle.
The city library in Stuttgart. (Photo and caption by Norbert Fritz / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest) Continue reading »
Justin Cousson got tired of cleaning up after his roommate. So rather than constantly reminding him to tidy up, he created the “Passive-Aggressive Art Gallery”. Continue reading »
Not that long ago Polish Artist Leon Tarasewicz has made something unexpected by man. He completely covered the Polands National Gallery’s Great Hall Staircase in vibrant colors splattered all around by Kate Sierzputowski. The whole paint splattering fun turned into an art exhibition titled “Polish Painting of the 21st Century”. Continue reading »
Oleg Kotov was born on October 27, 1965, in Simferopol, Crimean oblast in the Ukrainian SSR. After a career as a physician assigned to the Soviet space program, he joined the Russian cosmonaut corps. He has flown two long duration spaceflights on the International Space Station logging just short of a year in space. Most recently, Kotov flew on the Soyuz TMA-10M/Expedition 37/Expedition 38 long duration spaceflight, from September 2013 until March 2014.
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A rare collection of pictures and handwritten notes from convicted persons, describing their physical appearances, criminal records and aliases, belonging to Inspector Robert Mather of the Manchester Police has been put for sale in London. The collection will be available for auction on 27 March.
The 57-page scrapbook contains details of 65 convicts and old-time crooks and will be auctioned by Bonhams. The details were reportedly collected between 1909 and 1912 and include some notorious names like “Safebreaker” Thomas Frieth, Michel Riley aka James Dolan and a “half-caste” criminal from Martinique Cuba called Jose Dias, aka Joseph Dejouru.
The book is expected to fetch around £1,000. Continue reading »
The Art of Science exhibition explores the interplay between science and art. These practices both involve the pursuit of those moments of discovery when what you perceive suddenly becomes more than the sum of its parts. Each piece in this exhibition is, in its own way, a record of such a moment.
This is the fifth Art of Science competition hosted by Princeton University. The 2011 competition drew 168 submissions from 20 departments. The exhibit includes work by undergraduates, faculty, research staff, graduate students, and alumni.
The 56 works chosen for the 2011 Art of Science exhibition represent this year’s theme of “intelligent design” which we interpret in the broadest sense. These extraordinary images are not art for art’s sake. Rather, they were produced during the course of scientific research. Entries were chosen for their aesthetic excellence as well as scientific or technical interest.
The magnetic field of the Earth has reversed its polarity several hundred times during the past 160 million years. Polarity reversals are known to be strongly irregular and chaotic, and the reversal durations are relatively short (typically a few thousand years) compared with the constant polarity intervals between reversals.
This image shows a simple deterministic model illustrating the geomagnetic reversals. The model is based on the non-linear interaction between two magnetic modes (dipole and quadrupole) and one velocity component of the Earth’s core flow, and the image shows typical trajectories in the 3D phase space. The corresponding strange attractor reproduces irregular reversals between two symmetrical states. (Christophe Gissinger / Dept. of Astrophysical Sciences/ Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory) Continue reading »
The Scottish National Portrait Gallery is ready for the public after undergoing renovation. It cost 17.6 million pounds to renovate the museum, which is located in Edinburgh, Reuters reported.
“The portrait gallery now occupies the whole building for the first time,” National Galleries director John Leighton told Reuters. “We have opened the upper floors to provide 60 percent more space.”
In the Ramsay Room at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. (Reuters / David Moir) Continue reading »
Purim is a Jewish holiday that commemorates the deliverance of the Jewish people in the ancient Persian Empire from destruction in the wake of a plot by Haman, a story recorded in the Biblical Book of Esther.
In Purim we took part as a Fashion and Art team in a representational art production that was documented in real time by a fashion photographer. Continue reading »
Started at 28th of March, held by Comedy Central and curated by Ron English. Featured artists: Ron English, Travis Louie, Colin Christian, Sas Christian, Beau Stanton, Kid Zoom, Dave White, KaNo, Kathie Olivas, Clark Fox, Greg Craola Simkins, Mark Dean Veca, Lindsey Way, Naoto Hattori и Tristan Eaton. Continue reading »
In the spirit of change and rebirth of patriotism, Staley-Wise presents this exhibition of black & white and color photographs reflecting the people and landscape of America. Entertainers, activists, athletes, authors, artists, politicans, poor folk and rich folk are shown at work and play by photographers who have captured their essence. Continue reading »
26 Gallery artist Michael Arick creates custom canvas art prints by changing the way we look at the letters of the alphabet. 26 Gallery allows you to order your own print that contains any letters or words you want but displays the letters in a way that makes each print look like an abstract or minimalist style work of art. Each design is quite literally a conversation piece!
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