Category Archives: Art

Dubai Window Washing

Courtesy of National Geographic: “A worker cleans windows at the 124th floor of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai—the tallest building in the world. Taken in February, the photograph illustrates the low-level winter clouds that gather at sunrise.” Stay Curious!

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Analyzing the language of color

Courtesy of MIT: “The human eye can perceive millions of different colors, but the number of categories human languages use to group those colors is much smaller. Some languages use as few as three color categories (words corresponding to black, … Continue reading

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Old Books Reborn as Art

Courtesy of ideas.TED.com: “To create new art, Brian Dettmer trashes old books. The painter-turned-sculptor (TED Talk: Old books reborn as art) takes outdated reference materials such as textbooks and encyclopedias, seals them with varnish, then carves away at their pages with an … Continue reading

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Abandoned States: Idyllic Postcards turn into Ruins

Courtesy of DCist.com: “I found the old matchbook lying on a desk. It was buried under some papers, beside a thick, water-logged book frozen solid in the January chill. I ran my fingers down its spine and read the title: … Continue reading

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Shimen International Kite Festival

Courtesy of the North Coast & Guanyinshan National Scenic Area: “Every year kite hobbyists from all over Taiwan and overseas flock to Shimen Kite Park for this major event on the international kite flying calendar. During the festival the sky … Continue reading

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Optical Illusion Can Tell If You Need Glasses

Courtesy of TechTimes.com: “A blurry picture of Marilyn Monroe superimposed with a finely detailed image of Albert Einstein could help you figure out if you need eyeglasses or contacts. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) developed the hybrid … Continue reading

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Sand Mandalas are meant to be destroyed

Courtesy of mandala-painting.com: “The making of a sand mandala comes from an ancient Tibetan Buddhist tradition involving ritual geometric patterns made from colored sand. The creation involves multiple persons, usually 4 monks, who each work on one side of the mandala. … Continue reading

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Free Comic Book Day! May 6th

Courtesy of freecomicbookday.org: “In 1992, the comic book world found itself in unprecedented territory when Art Spiegelman won the Pulitzer Prize for his stunning Holocaust survival story, Maus. Since that watershed event, the mainstream acceptance of comics and graphic novels … Continue reading

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CHOMP Purchases PGHS Student Artwork

The art curator from CHOMP, Amy Essick, was invited to view student art because she is in charge of all the displays for the hospital and its surrounding office buildings.  Amy selected thirty drawings, paintings and 2D design pieces and … Continue reading

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How the Japanese Art Of Paper Cutting Could Change The Future Of Electronics

Courtesy of Curiosity.com: “The ancient art of paper cutting doesn’t exactly sound like the futuristic technology that will revolutionize powering your portable electronics. Surprise: it just may be. Meet the self-charging paper device. For a few years, researchers have been … Continue reading

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