Happy Birthday Shakespeare —(source)
Reblogged from Old News is Good News.
April 23, 2014, 3:34pm Comments
EXCERPTS >|< Stone Age Tools (1947)
A series of Animated GIFs excerpted from Stone Age Tools, a demonstration by M. Leon Coutier, archaeologist and former President of the Societe Prehistorique Francaise, of his technique for making replicas of Palaeolithic tools and weapons, including hand-axes, scrapers, gravers and flint arrowheads. Filmed at the former Institute of Archaeology, Regent’s Park, London in June 1947. An important archeological record.
We invite you to watch the full video HERE.
April 19, 2014, 8:00am Comments
A little table to how to get rid of all that negative self-talk. We have to learn look at the good in situations too, instead of dwelling on things we can’t change- because you know what? We may not be able to change what is happening but we CAN change how we view it!
yeah this is cheesy but it’s something really worth striving for.
Everything is the worst. : At least it can’t get any worse.
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April 18, 2014, 12:20am Comments
Donato Creti, Astronomical Observations, 1711, oil on canvas, Vatican Museum, Rome.
Creti was comissioned by Bolognese count Luigi Marsili to create a series of all the planets and the moon, which was ultimately presented to Pope Clement XI in an effort to demonstrate the importance of astronomical observations. Apparently it worked, because with the Pope’s support, the first public astronomical observatory opened in Bologna a short time later. Pictured above are Creti’s representations of the Moon, a comet, and Venus, but the entire series included the whole solar system as it was known in the 18th century: the Sun, the Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and a Comet. Uranus is missing because it was only discovered in 1781.
In a last-ditch effort to pass Astronomy and receive my English degree, I’ve started a tumblr for a semester project that looks at depictions of Astronomy, astronomers, and other astrological phenomena through the history of art. Check it out, and give it a follow if you feel so inclined.
November 26, 2013, 10:00am Comments