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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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Folio 1r - In principio...; the Creation - The Aberdeen Bestiary

Folio 1r - In principio...; the Creation - The Aberdeen Bestiary | Oh, you pretty things! | Scoop.it

TEXT: Genesis 1:1-5.

ILLUSTRATION: the Creation of Heaven and Earth. The first sentence of the book is incorporated into the illustration with the wording on alternating blue and pink ground.

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The Rooms They Left Behind

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After the deaths of these 10 notable people, The New York Times photographed their private spaces — as they left them.
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The first abstract artist? (And it's not Kandinsky) | Tate

The first abstract artist? (And it's not Kandinsky) | Tate | Oh, you pretty things! | Scoop.it
Wassily Kandinsky is generally regarded as the pioneer of abstract art. However, a Swedish woman called Hilma af Klint (1862–1944) might claim that title.
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Heath Robinson: a museum fit for the cobbled-together contraption king

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Wiggling ducts, jumbles of planks, coils of cable … William Heath Robinson’s peculiar genius has been given the perfect home
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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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Ventanas del mundo, un fotógrafo captura la esencia de varias ciudades a través de sus ventanas - Cultura Inquieta

Ventanas del mundo, un fotógrafo captura la esencia de varias ciudades a través de sus ventanas - Cultura Inquieta | Oh, you pretty things! | Scoop.it
Las ventanas son esos ojos al mundo desde las profundidades de los hogares y los rincones más íntimos, donde nos asomamos a la vida y tomamos e
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Beautiful Vintage Light Bulbs Feature Luminous Floral Filaments

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Vintage light bulb filaments offer a timeless beauty, like those produced by Aerolux Light Their artful bulbs featured filaments shaped like flowers.
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A Master Work, the Ghent Altarpiece, Reawakens Stroke by Stroke

A Master Work, the Ghent Altarpiece, Reawakens Stroke by Stroke | Oh, you pretty things! | Scoop.it
Restorers painstakingly removed varnish and overpainting from a 15th-century work, after new scanning technology revealed that what lay below was stunning.
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Pounce! Kittens caught mid-leap – in pictures

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California-based photographer Seth Casteel made his name taking photographs of dogs underwater, but before that, he was snapping cats on land
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On a moonlit night: witchcraft in rural Portugal – in pictures

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Portuguese photographer Tito Mouraz casts a spell with his series The House of the Seven Women, conjuring witches, mists and seductive mysteries
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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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