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Art of the Day – 7/25/13 (The Castle of the Pyrenees, Rene Magritte)

Daily Artwork — “The Castle of the Pyrenees, Rene Magritte, 1959”

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1959 — The Castle of the Pyrenees. Oil on Canvas. Surrealism style. Rene Magritte (1898 – 1967). Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel.

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Posted by on July 25, 2013 in Daily Art

 

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Art of the Day – 7/19/13 (The Dream (The Bed), Frida Kahlo)

Daily Artwork — “The Dream (The Bed), Frida Kahlo, 1940”

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1940 — The Dream (The Bed). Oil on Canvas. Primitivism & Surrealism styles. Frida Kahlo (1907 – 1954). Collection of Selma and Nesuhi Ertegun New York, New York, U.S.A..

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Posted by on July 19, 2013 in Daily Art

 

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Art of the Day – 7/2/13 (Stoclet Frieze, Gustav Klimt)

Daily Artwork — “Stoclet Frieze, Gustav Klimt, 1905-1911”

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1905-11– Stoclet Frieze. Various materials (Mosaic). Art Nouveau style. Gustav Klimt (1862 – 1918). Austrian Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria

“A series of three mosaics created by Austrian painter Gustav Klimt for a 1905-1911 commission for the Palais Stoclet in Brussells. The panels depict swirling Tree of life|Trees of life, a standing female figure and an embracing couple. The mosaics are spread across three walls of the Palais’ dining room, with the two larger, figural sections set opposite each other on the longer walls of the room. A smaller, geometric panel occupies the short wall separating them. The designs are formed from a variety of luxury materials, including marble, ceramic, gilded tiles and enamel along with pearls and other semi-precious stones.” (Klimt Museum)
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Posted by on July 2, 2013 in Daily Art

 

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Art of the Day – 7/1/13 (The Lovers, Rene Magritte, 1928)

Daily Artwork — “The Lovers, 1928”

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1928 — The Lovers. Oil on canvas. Surrealism style. Rene Magritte (1898-1967). Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY, USA.

(Audio Interpretation, courtesy of MoMA)
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Posted by on July 1, 2013 in Daily Art

 

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Culture and Colors – Infographic

What Colors Mean to Different Cultures

Every culture expresses themselves differently, whether it be through words, signs, gestures, or symbols.  This is no different when it comes to color.  For example, in the US (and most western cultures) we associate the color red with danger, but for the Native Americans it’s yellow.  We get the blues when we’re unhappy, but the Japanese see black.  Today’s data packed infographic gives a fantastic insight into the ways that different cultures perceive their emotions through color. [VIA]

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Posted by on June 26, 2013 in Infographics

 

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Art of the Day – 6/10/13 (The Disintegration of the Persistence of Memory, Salvador Dali, 1952-54)

Daily Artwork — “The Disintegration of the Persistence of Memory, 1952-1954”

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1952-54– The Disintegration of the Persistence of Memory. Oil on Canvas. Surrealism style. Salvador Dali (1904 – 1989). Salvador Dali Museum, St. Petersburg, Florida, USA.

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Posted by on June 10, 2013 in Daily Art

 

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Art of the Day – 5/22/13 (Decalcomania, Rene Magritte, 1966)

Daily Artwork — “Decalcomania, 1966”

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1966 — Decalcomania. Oil on canvas. Surrealism style. Rene Magritte (1898-1967). Collection of Dr. Noémi Perelman Mattis and Dr. Daniel C. Mattis.

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Posted by on May 22, 2013 in Daily Art

 

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Artwork of the Day – 5/15/13 (The Lovers, 1906-1917, Akseli Gallen-Kallela)

Daily Artwork — “The Lovers, 1906-1917”

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1906-1917 — The Lovers. Oil on canvas. Realism and Symbolism style. Akseli Gallen-Kallela (1865-1931). Private Collection.

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Posted by on May 15, 2013 in Daily Art

 

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The Imagery of the One Dollar Bill – Infographic

Imagery of the One Dollar Bill

Have you ever really looked closely at the US One Dollar Bill?  If so, you would notice that it is full of symbolism and what some believe is mysterious imagery.  Some believe that these images and symbols are rooted in Freemasonry and are coded messages or information for groups such the Illuminati.  Others contend that these are all strictly American or long-standing ancient symbols.  Today’s infographic looks at some of the symbols and images on the dollar from both perspectives, allowing you to decide which interpretation you like the best.

The Mysterious Imagery of the Dollar Bill

 

 
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Posted by on April 17, 2013 in Infographics

 

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