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Classic Peanuts: "She must be kidding"

Prickly City: "Everything will be all right"

Mark Trail: interesting info about the black garden snake
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This incredible rainbow installation was created by artist Gabriel Dawe out of 60 miles (96.5 km) of thread

: Gabriel Dawe

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Image of the Day: Beautiful Bacteria

Artists paint with colorful microbes on agar palettes for the American Society for Microbiology's Agar Art Contest.

By The Scientist Staff | May 23, 2017

The artist, Ana Tsitsishvili from Tbilisi, Georgia, won third place with this arrangement of bacteria and fungi on brain-heart infusion agar. The common skin microbe, Staphylococcus epidermidis, is responsible for the white color; Rhodotorula mucilaginosa, common in milk, soil, and air, makes pink; Micrococcus luteus, frequently found in soil, water, air, and skin, is responsible for the lady's luscious yellow locks; Xanthomonas axonopodis, a pathogenic plant microbe, makes green. Combinations of these various microbes make up everything in between.


"Feed me!"

May. 30th, 2017 04:34 pm
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"Feed me!”/Artist credit: John Holcroft

(Source and a variety of satirical illustrations here
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This is regarding the Ides of Trump: Postcard Drive (mail Donald Trump a postcard on March 15th, expressing your views; more details in the link).

Originally posted by [ profile] browngirl at Art Post: Sociopolitical Stationery
I meant for this to be an organized set of finished images. But it's 4 aM on March 2, and I need to go with what I've got. SO, if you're inside the US and you'd like me to send you one of these (in an envelope) so you can send it to our non-esteemed president for The Ides of Trump Postal Mail Demonstration, drop me a PM (not a comment here). And of course you may print the ones of these I made and send them from anywhere in the world.

I drew one of these )
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For your amusement:

19 husbands who need it all spelled out

15 parents who have a perfect sense of humor (don't know about perfect, but some of them are quite funny)

Art and society:

Prepare to be amazed by these incredibly realistic sculptures

Beyond Objectification:
Norman Rockwell’s Depictions of Women for the Saturday Evening Post

No place for self-pity, no room for fear, by Toni Morrison, written in 2004, but just as relevant today, or at any other time:

"...None of this bodes well for the future. Still, I remember the shout of my friend that day after Christmas: No! This is precisely the time when artists go to work. There is no time for despair, no place for self-pity, no need for silence, no room for fear. We speak, we write, we do language. That is how civilizations heal.

I know the world is bruised and bleeding, and though it is important not to ignore its pain, it is also critical to refuse to succumb to its malevolence. Like failure, chaos contains information that can lead to knowledge—even wisdom. Like art."

Mental health:

An artist's depiction of what it's like to live with mental illness--the most striking one I've seen

Statistics: prevalence of mental illness among U.S. adults (17.9%, in other words, just slightly less than 1 in 5)


Jan. 18th, 2017 07:12 am
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(reposted from [ profile] mi3ch)
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[ profile] debriswoman--here you are :)

And I thought perhaps some other people here might like this story, I don't believe Krivin's work has been translated.

Let me know if you'd like to see more, I'll translate a few more of his sketches as time allows.

Жил на свете Художник.
Однажды, еще в детстве, он нарисовал портрет старика. Старика этого он выдумал, но на портрете старик получился совсем как живой. Маленький Художник никак не мог расстаться со своей работой: он все что-то добавлял, подмалевывал и так увлекся, что старику это надоело. Он сошел с портрета и сердито сказал:

— Довольно! Ты меня совсем замучаешь!

Once upon a time, there lived an Artist.

Once, when he was still a boy, he painted a portrait of an old man. The old man was his own invention, but the portrait came out extremely life-like. The young Artist just couldn’t bear to part with his handiwork: he kept adding a bit of paint here and there, retouching, and got so carried away that the old man had enough of it. He came out of the portrait and angrily said,

“Enough! You’re going to work me to death!”

Read more... )
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Originally posted by [ profile] kavery at Рождественские открытки знаменитого биолога
Ух ты, что я нашла!

Тому, кто изучал биологию наверняка известно имя Эрнста Геккеля, ученого-биолога.

Если очень коротко , то вот первая строка из Википедии

Эрнст Ге́нрих Фили́пп А́вгуст Ге́ккель (нем. Ernst Heinrich Philipp August Haeckel; 1834—1919) — немецкий естествоиспытатель и философ. Автор терминов питекантроп, филогенез, онтогенез и экология.
Далее идет подробная статья о всех его открытиях.

Но кроме того, что он был ученым, он был прекрасным художником. Широко известен его "Атласа Природных Форм" (Kunstformen der Natur, 1904).

Но как оказалось, рисовал он не только сугубо научные вещи. Ему принадлежат рисунки рождественских открыток, в которых он использовал рисунки всяких разных природных форм. В конце 19 века тематика рождественских открыток была весьма разнообразной, и в это "странное" время праздников вполне подходящими изображениями на открытках были всякие диковинки.
Как вам такая тематика?
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Links to free downloads (yes, they work as promised)--thought some people here might be interested, for themselves or to pass on to others :)

Harry Potter Houses coloring bookmarks

92-page holiday coloring book
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A Post-Impressionist

Peter Wilson, A.R.A.,
In his small atelier
Studied Continental Schools,
Drew by Academic rules.
So he made his bid for fame
But no golden answer came,
For the fashion of his day
Chanced to set the other way,
And decadent forms of Art
Drew the patrons of the mart.

Now this poor reward of merit
Rankled so in Peter's spirit,
It was more than he could bear ;
So one night in mad despair
He took his canvas for the year
('Isle of Wight from Southsea Pier'),
And he hurled it from his sight,
Hurled it blindly to the night,
Saw it fall diminuendo
From the open lattice window,
Till it landed with a flop
On the dust-bin's ashen top,
Where, 'mid damp and rain and grime.
It remained till morning time.
Then, when morning brought reflection/ He was shamed at his dejection... )
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Very cleverly done, isn't it?

"Art is Pointless" by Jasmine Kay Uy for her University of Texas at Austin Department of Art and Art History Digital Foundations class
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This moved us, so we thought it might move you, too!

Dallas native, Desmond Blair, was born with no hands, but that hasn't stopped him from being an extraordinary painter.

What started out as a disability has become an awesome talent that even most people with hands probably could never do. Blair has mastered the ability to paint incredible portraits.

Using both arms, Blair carefully creates shading on a canvas.

Read more in this article
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(Photo-montaged) topiary cats for your viewing pleasure :)

One more, larger, cat )

I've not been painting for a while because I have been concentrating on my #surrealist project 'The Topiary Cat'. This is just one from the growing series of photo-montaged images.
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A Microbiologist Recreated 'Starry Night' With Bacteria In A Petri Dish
And it's not too shabby.

Priscilla Frank
Arts Writer, The Huffington Post

Posted: 10/20/2015

by Melanie Sullivan of Missouri

First place: Mehmet Berkmen and Maria Penil, “Neurons,” composed of Nesterenkonia, Deinococcus and Sphingomonas bacteria.

See more amazing microbiological artworks and read about the contest in this article from The Huffington Post.
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3 Reasons why all the adults you know have started coloring again, from Upworthy

Free Coloring Pages for Adults, from Mum in the Madhouse

(some great pages, btw, do check them out, and I love the URL)

There's also a link to more coloring pages at the bottom of that page
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Quackwatch has posted the complete texts of two volumes of Nostrums and Quackery: Articles on the Nostrum Evil, Quackery and Allied Matters Affecting the Public Health; Reprinted, With or Without Modifications, from The Journal of the American Medical Association. Volume I was published in 1912. Volume II was published in 1921. The books, which total more than 1,500 pages, are no longer copyrighted.

Scientists have discovered a new state of matter, called the Jahn-Teller metals

Lack of education may be as deadly as smoking, study suggests

Teen alerts Bostom Museum of Science to error in decades-old math exhibit

His wife left him with nothing but an empty apartment and the dog, but what he did is amazing, take a look at the artwork!


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