Schumann's Tagesbar in Munichby Edward B. Gordon I've said many a time that I love paintings which include modern jobs. Photographs tell one sort of story but it will be lovely for future generations to have paintings which portray our modern age. No one does that better than Edward G. Gordon.
Quality control has become the buzz word in the housing industry and is what is ultimately causing thousands of borrowers to be declined for a mortgage. High credit scores and excessive financial requirements are becoming the norm of...Show More Summary
Fellas of the Baltic Seastaken by Remo Savisaar How does Remo Savisaar get these shots? He is a genius at nature photography.
Install (almost) any free Mac app by typing four words and hitting “Enter”. With Homebrew for Mac you can install thousands of programs with just a few keystrokes, and update them all with just a few more. If you’ve spent any time looking...Show More Summary
Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Young Girl with a Bouquet of Tulips, c. 1878via Arts Everyday Living Isn't it interesting that everything in this painting is fairly ethereal except the hat which is much more realistically drawn? And it is the hat that made me love this painting.
Decorated Alleyby Remo Savisaar Be sure to click through the link and look at this in full size. Simply superb.
One of my favorite examples of tax misinformation is the persistent claim that the Internal Revenue Code is a gargantuan multi-million word compilation that fills thousands of pages. Though the tax code surely is a monstrous thing, the monstrosity arises from the content. Show More Summary
Santa and The Print Collectorby Santa Classics We all remember Santa Classics don't we? Ed Wheeler, an artist and photographer, shows Santa entering into great artistic masterpieces. Somehow he pulls this off both with humor and reverence for the originals.
Hans Brinker or The Silver Skates. Mary Mapes Dodge. Illustrated by George Wharton Edwards.via Books and Art I've been reading the second chapter of Heidi's Alp for Forgotten Classics. They're in Holland and following Hans Brinker's trail. Having read so much about that story, I just couldn't resist this when I saw it pop up.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, what’s a painting worth? Judging from these images, it’s hard to say.
Max Kurzwell, Lady in Yellow Dress, 1899via Arts Everyday Living The look on this lady's face is interesting. Is she disgusted? Tired? Sad? Bored? Self satisfied?I liked this for that gorgeous yellow dress. But the look on her face is what I keep pondering.
A Cotton Office in New Orleans, Edgar Degas, 1873via Wikipedia Delayed during a trip to New Orleans, Degas decided to paint to pass the time. Circumstances led to this being one of his first sales to a museum. I've featured this painting before but I love it, and the story, every time I come across it.
We could write a thousand words about this photograph, but you know how the saying goes, a picture's worth...etc. etc. The photo was first published on Reddit and has quickly gone viral throughout social media. It is not the first time...Show More Summary
Staplehurst rail crash, 1865, Engraving in Illustrated London Newsvia Wikipedia Naturally, I found this picture captivating after reading more about Charles Dickens' experience. The poor man lost his voice for two weeks and his son said he never really recovered from the shock. Show More Summary
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then all the GIFs and memes on Imgur must be worth something to marketers. At least that's what the team at Imgur is hoping The popular photo sharing platform is in the process of hiring a proper...Show More Summary
If a picture's worth a thousand words, these photographs may as well be War and Peace While most of us are fretting over a selfie hitting the double digits in Instagram Likes, these photographers are making millions from their visionary,...Show More Summary
Nibblertaken by Valerie, ucumari photographySome rights reserved
If a picture is valued at a thousand words, how much is an interactive panorama worth? That's a question that you might just have to answer yourself when you check out this jaw-dropping gorgeous tableau of Naori Island from Skyforge....Show More Summary
Haystacks at Giverny, Claude Monet, 1884via Wikipedia I remember seeing a row of Monet's haystacks at the Chicago Art Institute. Standing far back gave the best vantage point. I was fascinated by the schoolchildren sitting before the paintings, sketching their own copies of the art. Show More Summary
Dewy Spider Webvia Wikipedia Considering today's quote, this image seemed du rigueur. I'm just pleased that such a gorgeous photo was so easy to find!