Beech, 1953, Zdenko Feyfar. Czech (1913 - 2001)
Iosif Krachkovsky (1854-1914), Spring in Crimea.
Picasso - The Cinema
We blew it all up, blew it all up
Blew it up, now we are alive
UCSB study shows where scene context happens in our brain
In a remote fishing community in Venezuela, a lone fisherman sits on a cliff overlooking the southern Caribbean Sea. This man –– the lookout –– is responsible for directing his comrades on the water, who are too close to their target to detect their next catch. Using abilities honed by years of scanning the water’s surface, he can tell by shadows, ripples, and even the behavior of seabirds, where the fish are schooling, and what kind of fish they might be, without actually seeing the fish. This, in turn, changes where the boats go, and how the men fish.
Though a seemingly simple and intuitive strategy, the lookout’s visual search function –– a process that takes mere seconds for the human brain –– is still something that a computer, despite technological advances, can’t do as accurately.
Landscape with Sunset, Odilon Redon
From Things We Lost In The Fire
Mumford & Sons - Tessellate (Alt-J Cover)
Till morning comes, let’s…
Neuburg Gates, Heidelberg, Wilhelm Trübner.
When Anne of Cleves heard that Henry VIII was trying to divorce her, she wrote this letter in reply. She took the news lightheartedly and wrote in almost an ironic, joking tone. When Libby Larsen composed this piece in the Try Me, Good King song cycle, she underlined this with a bouncy, clownish accompaniment in the piano and even wrote in a wink for the performer.
Portrait of Anne of Cleves (1539), by Hans Holbein the Younger.