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What’s old is new again…

German photographer and artist Dorothee Golz has turned her hand to “updating” a classic or two…  readers will find her digital mash-ups of figures from famous Renaissance (and some slightly later) paintings among her Digital Paintings.

[TotH to Laughing Squid]


As we contemplate time travel, we might send crisp, black-and-white birthday greetings to Margaret Bourke-White; she was born on this date in 1904.  A powerful documentary photographer, Bourke-White was the first foreign photographer permitted to take pictures of Soviet Industry, the first female war correspondent permitted to work in combat zones, and the first female photographer for Henry Luce’s Life magazine, where her work appeared on the first cover.

Bourke-White’s famous 1946 photo of Mohandas K. Gandhi



Written by LW

June 14, 2012 at 1:01 am

Rotten Tomatoes: the Epistemological Edition…

Special cinematic bonus from Doug and Savage Chicken:  All of Chewbacca’s dialogue from Star Wars on a large Post-It Note.

As we remark to ourselves that it’s all just so real, we might recall that it was on this date in 1498 that Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni was commissioned to carve a statue for the funeral monument of French cardinal Jean de Billheres, a representative in Rome.  We know the result, which was completed in 1499, as the Renaissance masterpiece “La Pietà.”

La Pietà

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