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60 Free Film Noir Movies – “The Most American Film Genre” from Open Culture

Re Posted from Open Culture * “During the 1940s and 50s, Hollywood entered a “noir” period, producing riveting films based on hard-boiled fiction. These films were set in dark locations and shot in a black & white aesthetic that fit like a glove. Hardened men wore fedoras and forever smoked cigarettes. Women played the femme […]

Photoshop Before Photoshop: Ansel Adams and James Dean

March 8, 2017 by Jack Dziamba. New Post Goes Up Every Wednesday.   Photoshop Before Photoshop Our post, ANSEL ADAMS, AND PHOTOGRAPHY BEFORE PHOTOSHOP ,(2013), has been a perennial favorite since its publication in February, 2013. The popularity of the post is epitomized by the Before and After prints of Adams’ iconic image, “Moonrise,” which […]

Is this our Chauvet Cave, is this our Lascaux? The Metropolitan Museum of Art Makes 375,000 Images of Fine Art Available Under a Creative Commons License

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Makes 375,000 Images of Fine Art Available Under a Creative Commons License* On February 7, 2017, The Met announced, “As of today, all images of public-domain works in The Met collection are available under Creative Commons Zero (CC0). So whether you’re an artist or a designer, an educator or a […]

500 Year Old Rare Book Recounts Journey to the East 100 Years Before Marco Polo

McMaster University Library “McMaster University Library,  has recently acquired the first Latin translation of The Travels of Benjamin Tudela, a travelogue originally written in Hebrew by Benjamin of Tudela, a Jewish merchant from Zaragoza in Andalus, now southern Spain.” 100 Years Before Marco Polo “The book recounts Benjamin’s 13-year journey which, from 1160 to 1173, took […]

E- Museums – JAPANOMANIA – Fine Art in the New Media at the NASJONALMUSET, OSLO

January 25, 2017.New Post Goes Up Every Wednesday by Jack Dziamba. FINE ART IN THE NEW MEDIA One of the purposes of this blog is to review the use of the New Media by Museums to fulfil the mission to make Art acceptable to everyone, everywhere. This week we look at  Nasjonalmuset, The Norwegian National […]

2017 – The Merger of Science and Art – The Universe and Beyond …

December 28, 2016 by Jack Dziamba. New Post Goes Up Every Wednesday. SCIENCE AND ART Often a false dichotomy serves as the basis for much of the debate in Economics, Politics, and even in Science, and Art. The false dichotomy wrongly assumes that the answer is either this or that – there are only two […]

The White Marble Sculptures of Ancient Greece

December 21, 2016 by Jack Dziamba. New Post Goes Up Every Wednesday The Colors of Ancient Greece Tracing the Colors of Ancient Sculpture- Science and Art – Getty Museum Using ultraviolet and raking light, archaeologist Vinzenz Brinkmann examines marble sculptures of Athena and Paris from the Temple of Aphaia, now in the Glyptothek in Munich. […]