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yskz:

Violet-green swallow.  Beautiful color pattern and sweet appearance, this swallow lives only in America and nests in cavities in a tree or rock crevice. http://ift.tt/1FeYHSg

yskz:

Violet-green swallow. Beautiful color pattern and sweet appearance, this swallow lives only in America and nests in cavities in a tree or rock crevice. http://ift.tt/1FeYHSg

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yskz:

icy perch bird on iced winter branch   ………..click here to find out more  1.googydog.com http://ift.tt/1FeYL4B

yskz:

icy perch bird on iced winter branch ………..click here to find out more 1.googydog.com http://ift.tt/1FeYL4B

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asylum-art:

In focus Gallery is curating a double exhibition at Castle Kolvenburg - Billerbeck in the community Coesfeld.
Marilyn Monroe in the view of famous photographers and Abe Frajndlich - Masters of Light.

Marilyn Monroe was larger than life itself, and in a film career that lasted a mere twelve years, left an indelible mark that is clearly still with us, and will assuredly be for a long time to come. In this extensive photo exhibition at the Museum Kolvenburg Billerbeck, there are superb images that span the beginning of her career, when she was still the ingenue Norma Jean Baker right until the untimely end of her short life. Her incredible luminosity shines through in the photos by Andre de Dienes who was working with the 19 year old in 1945, and continues right on up to the photos by Bert Stern done in the “last session” in 1962. Among the other photographers represented in this show are, Eve Arnold, Elliott Erwitt, Sam Shaw, George Barris, Edward Clark, and Bruno Bernard.
 
This telegenic Hollywood icon could take no bad pictures, and from the evidence of her control of her image with the X’s in the photos by Stern, and the destruction of negatives made by Bruce Davidson during the shooting of The Misfits, which she did not want out in the world, using a paper punch to destroy negatives that were not up to her standards of herself, we see someone who was not only a superb actress, but who understood early the power of the photograph to propagate what would become a globally iconic image in an age of the photograph.
 
I use here a quote from the young Marilyn that tells us a great deal about her,
 
I used to think as I looked at
the Hollywood night, “There must be
thousands of girls sitting alone like me,
dreaming of becoming a movie star.
But I’m not going to worry about them.
I’m dreaming the hardest.”
 
Abe Frajndlich

(via asylum-art)

asylum-art:

Jane and Louise Wilson 303 Gallery

Oddments Room

Internationally acclaimed artists Jane and Louise Wilson are known for their film and photographic works, often exploring states of consciousness and the experience of place. This summer a series of large-scale photographs from their ongoing investigation into the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster premieres at the John Hansard Gallery. The exhibition also features a number of other works, many previously unseen in the UK.

Atomgrad (Nature Abhors a Vacuum), 2010 is a suite of eight photographic prints depicting deserted interiors from the abandoned town of Pripyat, situated within the 30km wide Exclusion Zone around the site of the disaster. Books remain on shelves and desks, bed frames remain intact and once-exquisite parquet flooring lies on the ground like rubble. A yardstick appears within each image and is a recurring motif throughout the exhibition. These objects of measurement – functional yet obsolete – act as a marker of scale and order, alluding to the tensions between association and analysis, memory and material fact.

(via asylum-art)

asylum-art:

Wooden Cityscapes Sculpted by James McNabb

Like other miniature cityscapes we’ve featured in the past, The City Series depicts tiny skyscrapers made out of unusual materials. But that’s where the likeness to other exhibits ends. McNabb describes his artistic process as “sketching with a band saw.” Each element of the exhibit displays intricate building-like forms shaped from woods of different light and dark tones. McNabb says his initial intent was not to build skylines, but individual wooden pieces which resembled tools or other strangely familiar objects. After he built nearly 250 of them in a day he noticed that they began to resemble a miniature city, and from there The City Series was born.

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asylum-art:

Henrique Oliveira

In the world of contemporary art, when you ask an artist about the messages that he/she is trying to convey, you are most likely to receive a pompous answer/just another boring cliché. This was not the case with Henrique Oliveira, the Brazilian emerging artist known for his spatial wooden pieces whose irregular forms devour large spaces which give you the sense that you are actually inhabiting someone’s body.  His answer had no unnecessary use of any conceptual lingo. ”I believe that the message is never art itself, but instead, the lack of a message is a characteristic that makes some creations interesting to me,” he says, adding ”my works may propose a spatial experience, an aesthetic feeling, a language development and many more nominations to refer to the relation it establishes with the viewer. But, any attempt to find a message would fail.”.

fer1972:

Sea Monster Creatures in Literature: Cake by Amanda Robinson

fer1972:

Sculptures made of Porcelain Shards by Zemer Peled

thingsondesk:

Charlie and the Bryophyte Factory

Charlie here has been working on this awesome project I totally stumbled upon while opening a lab for him recently.  He and Curator Dr. Matt Von Konrat have been working to try to bring bryophyte specimens back to life and so far it seems to be going well!

It all started when Canadian biologist Dr. Catherine La Farge published a study regarding the reviving of a 400 year old moss collected from Antarctica!
http://www.sci-news.com/biology/article01112-400-year-old-plants-moss.html
So Matt thought, why not try that with some of our specimens here!  If this proves to be a productive experiment, this could potentially mean that we could bring back some of our more important specimens and study them as living organisms and not as evidence of once living things.

Right now, Charlie is watering them with glass distilled water and they are being housed in a fancy temperature and light controlled environment to see if they can’t be maintained stable.  Hopefully in a few weeks, these guys can be moved onto a culture mediums to help them grow.

(via afro-dominicano)

(Source: armedskeeter, via petapeta)

yskz:

Violet-green swallow.  Beautiful color pattern and sweet appearance, this swallow lives only in America and nests in cavities in a tree or rock crevice. http://ift.tt/1FeYHSg

yskz:

Violet-green swallow. Beautiful color pattern and sweet appearance, this swallow lives only in America and nests in cavities in a tree or rock crevice. http://ift.tt/1FeYHSg

(via petapeta)

yskz:

icy perch bird on iced winter branch   ………..click here to find out more  1.googydog.com http://ift.tt/1FeYL4B

yskz:

icy perch bird on iced winter branch ………..click here to find out more 1.googydog.com http://ift.tt/1FeYL4B

(via petapeta)

asylum-art:

In focus Gallery is curating a double exhibition at Castle Kolvenburg - Billerbeck in the community Coesfeld.
Marilyn Monroe in the view of famous photographers and Abe Frajndlich - Masters of Light.

Marilyn Monroe was larger than life itself, and in a film career that lasted a mere twelve years, left an indelible mark that is clearly still with us, and will assuredly be for a long time to come. In this extensive photo exhibition at the Museum Kolvenburg Billerbeck, there are superb images that span the beginning of her career, when she was still the ingenue Norma Jean Baker right until the untimely end of her short life. Her incredible luminosity shines through in the photos by Andre de Dienes who was working with the 19 year old in 1945, and continues right on up to the photos by Bert Stern done in the “last session” in 1962. Among the other photographers represented in this show are, Eve Arnold, Elliott Erwitt, Sam Shaw, George Barris, Edward Clark, and Bruno Bernard.
 
This telegenic Hollywood icon could take no bad pictures, and from the evidence of her control of her image with the X’s in the photos by Stern, and the destruction of negatives made by Bruce Davidson during the shooting of The Misfits, which she did not want out in the world, using a paper punch to destroy negatives that were not up to her standards of herself, we see someone who was not only a superb actress, but who understood early the power of the photograph to propagate what would become a globally iconic image in an age of the photograph.
 
I use here a quote from the young Marilyn that tells us a great deal about her,
 
I used to think as I looked at
the Hollywood night, “There must be
thousands of girls sitting alone like me,
dreaming of becoming a movie star.
But I’m not going to worry about them.
I’m dreaming the hardest.”
 
Abe Frajndlich

(via asylum-art)

asylum-art:

Jane and Louise Wilson 303 Gallery

Oddments Room

Internationally acclaimed artists Jane and Louise Wilson are known for their film and photographic works, often exploring states of consciousness and the experience of place. This summer a series of large-scale photographs from their ongoing investigation into the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster premieres at the John Hansard Gallery. The exhibition also features a number of other works, many previously unseen in the UK.

Atomgrad (Nature Abhors a Vacuum), 2010 is a suite of eight photographic prints depicting deserted interiors from the abandoned town of Pripyat, situated within the 30km wide Exclusion Zone around the site of the disaster. Books remain on shelves and desks, bed frames remain intact and once-exquisite parquet flooring lies on the ground like rubble. A yardstick appears within each image and is a recurring motif throughout the exhibition. These objects of measurement – functional yet obsolete – act as a marker of scale and order, alluding to the tensions between association and analysis, memory and material fact.

(via asylum-art)

asylum-art:

Wooden Cityscapes Sculpted by James McNabb

Like other miniature cityscapes we’ve featured in the past, The City Series depicts tiny skyscrapers made out of unusual materials. But that’s where the likeness to other exhibits ends. McNabb describes his artistic process as “sketching with a band saw.” Each element of the exhibit displays intricate building-like forms shaped from woods of different light and dark tones. McNabb says his initial intent was not to build skylines, but individual wooden pieces which resembled tools or other strangely familiar objects. After he built nearly 250 of them in a day he noticed that they began to resemble a miniature city, and from there The City Series was born.

(via asylum-art)

asylum-art:

Henrique Oliveira

In the world of contemporary art, when you ask an artist about the messages that he/she is trying to convey, you are most likely to receive a pompous answer/just another boring cliché. This was not the case with Henrique Oliveira, the Brazilian emerging artist known for his spatial wooden pieces whose irregular forms devour large spaces which give you the sense that you are actually inhabiting someone’s body.  His answer had no unnecessary use of any conceptual lingo. ”I believe that the message is never art itself, but instead, the lack of a message is a characteristic that makes some creations interesting to me,” he says, adding ”my works may propose a spatial experience, an aesthetic feeling, a language development and many more nominations to refer to the relation it establishes with the viewer. But, any attempt to find a message would fail.”.

fer1972:

Sea Monster Creatures in Literature: Cake by Amanda Robinson

fer1972:

Sculptures made of Porcelain Shards by Zemer Peled

thingsondesk:

Charlie and the Bryophyte Factory

Charlie here has been working on this awesome project I totally stumbled upon while opening a lab for him recently.  He and Curator Dr. Matt Von Konrat have been working to try to bring bryophyte specimens back to life and so far it seems to be going well!

It all started when Canadian biologist Dr. Catherine La Farge published a study regarding the reviving of a 400 year old moss collected from Antarctica!
http://www.sci-news.com/biology/article01112-400-year-old-plants-moss.html
So Matt thought, why not try that with some of our specimens here!  If this proves to be a productive experiment, this could potentially mean that we could bring back some of our more important specimens and study them as living organisms and not as evidence of once living things.

Right now, Charlie is watering them with glass distilled water and they are being housed in a fancy temperature and light controlled environment to see if they can’t be maintained stable.  Hopefully in a few weeks, these guys can be moved onto a culture mediums to help them grow.

(via afro-dominicano)

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