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Worth a Thousand Words: Vase with Cornflowers and Poppies

Van Gogh, Vase with Cornflowers and Poppiesvia Arts Everyday Living Last year, I painted nothing but flowers to accustom myself to a a color other than grey, that’s to say pink, soft or bright green, light blue, violet, yellow, orange, glorious red. Show More Summary

Weekend Words: Cheat

2 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

On Wednesday, Reuters reported that hackers have threatened to expose the identities of thousands of users at the adultery website Ashley Madison, whose slogan is "Life is short. Have an affair” — a breach that “could be disastrous for one whose business model is based on complete confidentially.”

Worth a Thousand Words: Los Angeles Theater

Los Angeles TheaterIllustrator: Chris Turnham I love L.A. This illustration makes me wish I were there right now.

Worth a Thousand Words: Chagall

Chagallpainted by Karin Jurick I love Karin Jurick's paintings of people looking at art but this one hits me harder than the others which are usually in well-lit museums. This one is in a museum also but it feels like a chapel because of the lighting and ambiance.

CHART OF THE DAY: Why Australians go bonkers over the iron ore price

From the book of a picture speaking a thousand words comes this telling chart on Australia’s most valuable export item – iron ore. It shows the value of monthly Australian iron ore exports, without seasonal adjustments, as a percentage...Show More Summary

Worth a Thousand Words: Cinderella at the Kitchen Fire

Cinderella at the Kitchen Fire, Thomas Sully, 1843 I need to go see the original of this lovely, gentle painting. It's in the Dallas Museum of Art and was brought to my attention when sweet Hannah gave me a print of it after a visit there. I love the glimpse of the stepsisters primping in the background.

A Heavy Sleeper's Guide To Getting Up In The Morning

My problem with waking up started 17 years ago. I wish I could explain it to you in a way that doesn't make me sound insecure and sensitive beyond all imagination, but I can't. When I try, it takes three thousand words and lots of angst, and it's not really what I want to write about anyway. Show More Summary

Behind the Scenes at PhyloPic

Open science is about more than just tossing some publications and data notebooks into the digital ether. It’s all about communication–so, at this point I’m obligated to say that “A picture is worth a thousand words.” One of my favorite … Continue reading » The post Behind the Scenes at PhyloPic appeared first on The Integrative Paleontologists.

Lagniappe and Worth a Thousand Words: Chandler and Rembrandt

Rembrandt van Rijn, Self Portrait with Two Circles They had Rembrandt on the calendar that year, a rather smeary self-portrait due to imperfectly registered color plate. It showed him holding a smeared palette with a dirty thumb and wearing a tam-o’-shanter which wasn’t any too clean either. Show More Summary

FIFA corruption: Sepp Blatter gets his money shower

A picture is worth a thousand words. This prank was the genius of Lee Nelson who forced his way into FIFA headquarters. Sepp Blatter was heard shouting, “Where is my security?”

Wine Infographics Worth A Thousand Words

There's an infographic circulating on social media that describes the state of the wine industry at a glance. It's primarily a bar graph, and if you're a wine producing country, you do not want to be on the short end of it.

It Looks Like Link Finally Beat That Massive, Canine Boss Fight

You know how they say a picture is worth a thousand words? Well then, this one is worth two thousand, it is that awesome. Link took that thing out, no issue. [Via Imgur] The post It Looks Like Link Finally Beat That Massive, Canine Boss Fight appeared first on Geeks are Sexy Technology News.

Worth a Thousand Words: Fern Forest

Fern Foresttaken by http://blog.moment.ee/2015/07/sonajalamets-fern-forest.html There are so many wonderful photos at Remo Savisaar's blog right now that I had a hard time choosing. This just looks so peaceful and cool, doesn't it? And it is not at all what I'd expect to find in Estonia which I somehow imagine to be too chilly for ferns.

Jesse Eisenberg doesn’t like doing press. That’s fine. But Comic-Con is a different sort of beast.

Jesse Eisenberg has been called socially awkward, but his description of his experience at San Diego Comic-Con has people throwing another word around: jerk. “It is like being screamed at by thousands of people,” Eisenberg told the Associated Press Tuesday afternoon. “I don’t know what the experience is throughout history, probably some kind of genocide. I […]

A thousand words: Julian Plowden's 'year and some change'

Here’s the story behind last week’s cover image. It was shot by local street photographer Julian Plowden.…

Worth a Thousand Words: The Mirror

Robert Reid, The Mirror, c. 1910Via Arts Everyday Living

Worth a Thousand Words: Dama en la Exposición Universal de Paris

Luis Jiménez Aranda, Dama en la Exposición Universal de Paris (1889) This is another of the fine paintings we enjoyed last week on our date at the Meadows Museum. I found myself continually admiring Luis Aranda's paintings, as it turned out when I kept checking the plates next to various paintings.

Worth a Thousand Words: Portrait of a Knight of Santiago

Jusepe de Ribera, Portrait of a Knight of SantiagoThe Meadows Museum This is another of my favorite pieces from Dallas's best kept secret, The Meadows Museum.Guess why?Ok, it's true that I really like Ribera's work. Of course, it is the glasses. Show More Summary

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