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Captured: America in Color from 1939-1943

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"These images, by photographers of the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information, are some of the only color photographs taken of the effects of the Depression on America’s rural and small town populations."

 

Pop! I love the gorgeous color in these images. The Depression may not have been a pretty time, but to my 21st-century eyes, these photographs resonate with a wistful beauty.

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Exotic Cosmic Locales Available as Space Tourism Posters

Exotic Cosmic Locales Available as Space Tourism Posters | Oh, you pretty things! | Scoop.it
Fourteen space travel posters of colorful, exotic cosmic settings are now available free for downloading and printing.
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271 Years Before Pantone, an Artist Mixed and Described Every Color Imaginable in an 800-Page Book

271 Years Before Pantone, an Artist Mixed and Described Every Color Imaginable in an 800-Page Book | Oh, you pretty things! | Scoop.it
In 1692 an artist known only as "A. Boogert" sat down to write a book in Dutch about mixing watercolors. Not only would he begin the book with a bit about the use of color in painting, but would go on to explain how to create certain hues and change the tone by adding one, two,

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The complete works - Caspar David Friedrich

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Caspar David Friedrich - The complete works.

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For sheer melancholy beauty, you just cannot beat Friedrich.

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A Compendium of Abandoned Greenhouses

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Today I opened my computer and typed in my chosen search words of the day: "abandoned greenhouse". Little did I know how many photographs I was about to scr
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Mexican Carpoolers: A Photographer's View Of Truck Bed Commuters

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In the backs of pickup trucks, construction workers lie among tools and blankets, headed to the city for a day's work. Alejandro Cartagena turned his camera on the carpoolers.
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From Focal Elements to Fibonacci: A 30-Minute In-Depth Study of Composition

From Focal Elements to Fibonacci: A 30-Minute In-Depth Study of Composition | Oh, you pretty things! | Scoop.it
There's more to composition than the rule of thirds. And Fibonacci's not an opera singer. (You're thinking of Pavarotti -- or of Bocelli -- or of no opera singers because why would you be?) The composition is the frame and the arrangement of the elements in that frame. What are the elements of a frame? The mise-en-scène -- everything in the frame that makes up the frame, including everything from the actors, to lighting, to props, to costumes, to composition.
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National Geographic Photo Contest 2014 - National Geographic Magazine

National Geographic Photo Contest 2014 - National Geographic Magazine | Oh, you pretty things! | Scoop.it
As a leader in capturing our world through brilliant imagery, National Geographic magazine sets the standard for photographic excellence. Now, we're inviting you to share your vision of the world.
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A Man Spent Years Taking Photos Of One Small Town. When You Look Closer, You'll See Why.

A Man Spent Years Taking Photos Of One Small Town. When You Look Closer, You'll See Why. | Oh, you pretty things! | Scoop.it
Whoa. Now it all makes sense.
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The Impoverished Connoisseurs

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There was a day when instinct and talent allowed hobbyists to find great buys for a song at art auctions, but times have changed.
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BROTRON The Art of Greg Brotherton

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The metal sculpture of artist Greg Brotherton...

 

[Thanks to The Macabre and the Beautifully Grotesque (https://www.facebook.com/grotesqMB) for the original discovery.]

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Redemption of a Sunflower Garden: New Works of Xu Jiang | ArtZineChina.com | 中国艺志

Redemption of a Sunflower Garden: New Works of Xu Jiang | ArtZineChina.com | 中国艺志 | Oh, you pretty things! | Scoop.it

"Xu Jiang was born in Fujian province in 1955. [...] Since 2003, Xu Jiang's woks has focused on sunflowers. They relate to his experience living in the countryside of Fujian province as a middle school teacher. Xu Jiang once said sunflowers are not always facing the sun, but 'stands to one direction, where the sun rises.'"

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The real Mona Lisa? Prado museum finds Leonardo da Vinci pupil's take

The real Mona Lisa? Prado museum finds Leonardo da Vinci pupil's take | Oh, you pretty things! | Scoop.it
Prado says pupil painted remarkable portrait alongside Leonardo da Vinci, affording insight into how Mona Lisa actually looked...
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Gallery of Charles Moore: Going Against the Grain

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A hot summer's day at Lovejoy Fountain, Portland. Image Courtesy of Charles Moore Archive

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The Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry (1416) - Online Library of Liberty

The Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry (1416) - Online Library of Liberty | Oh, you pretty things! | Scoop.it
betrothal in 1410 of Charles d'Orleans and Bonne d'Armagnac, the daughter of Bernard d'Armagnac and the grand-daughter of the Duc de Berry.
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Vincent Laforet's night aerials of New York – in pictures

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Vincent Laforet’s high altitude helicopter flight over New York at night
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This Traffic Jam Was Stuck In Belgian Forest For 70 Years

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These spooky apocalyptic images are not a scene from
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Julie Saul Gallery - The Last Book - Images

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The Julie Saul Gallery specializes in representing contemporary photographic based art, from traditional to avant-garde, recently also concentrating on works on paper, illustration and design.
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Little Penny Dreadful, Henry Peach Robinson, Little Riding Red Hood,...

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Henry Peach Robinson, Little Riding Red Hood, 1858
1.’Her Mother having only one day made some cakes, said to Little Red Riding Hood, ‘I hear your poor old Grandma has been ailing; so, prithee, go and...
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I love the way the story is condensed into just four short titles.

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Browse Palettes :: COLOURlovers

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I can't help it, I'm a sucker for color. I find that I can overlook many other factors if the colors sing for me, be it a dress a wall or a couch.

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Poupée Barbie - anniversaire 50 ans - 1959-2009

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Barbie through art history


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Museo Nacional del Prado: Interactive viewfinder: the work before and after restoration

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"La Gioconda was painted by a pupil or follower of the artist at the same time as the original. The importance of this discovery, which was made during the study and restoration of the painting at the Prado for its inclusion in the exhibition at the Louvre on Leonardo that opens on 29 March, lies in the fact that as a contemporary and perfectly preserved copy, it contributes important information on both the landscape background and on numerous details of the mysterious sitter. The latter include the shape of the chair, the ornamentation of the cloth covering her breast and the semi-transparent veil around her shoulders."

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