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How the visual language of comics could have its roots in the ice age

How the visual language of comics could have its roots in the ice age | Studio Art and Art History | Scoop.it
Cartoons have a sophisticated language all their own, argues psychologist and comics obsessive Neil Cohn. He breaks it down for David Robson
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The Colorful Stories of 5 Obsolete Art Pigments

The Colorful Stories of 5 Obsolete Art Pigments | Studio Art and Art History | Scoop.it

The colors of art change not just with trends, but availability as well. For reasons of being incredibly poisonous, expensive, or just involving way too many snails, here are five pigments that have disappeared from art.

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The Public Domain Review |

The Public Domain Review | | Studio Art and Art History | Scoop.it

The Public Domain Review is a not-for-profit project dedicated to showcasing the most interesting and unusual out-of-copyright works available online.

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2012 Photomicrography Competition | Nikon Small World

2012 Photomicrography Competition | Nikon Small World | Studio Art and Art History | Scoop.it

images from microscience

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Bacteria Portraits, Bacteriogoraphy

Bacteria Portraits, Bacteriogoraphy | Studio Art and Art History | Scoop.it

As a former microbiologist recently turned visual artist, I seek to create work that is less of an intersection of art and science and more of a genuine fusion of the two. 

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More Vibrant Tales of Obsolete Pigments

More Vibrant Tales of Obsolete Pigments | Studio Art and Art History | Scoop.it

Below are a few more pigments that have mostly gone out of favor, due to them being hazardous to the health of their manufacturers or artists, having a shortage of their weird material (antlers, for example), or just advances in technology replacing them with synthetics.

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75 Scientific Mysteries, Illustrated by Some of Today’s Hottest Artists

75 Scientific Mysteries, Illustrated by Some of Today’s Hottest Artists | Studio Art and Art History | Scoop.it

A beautiful celebration of the unknown at the intersection of art and science.

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Berenice Abbott’s Minimalist Black-and-White Science Imagery, 1958-1960

Berenice Abbott’s Minimalist Black-and-White Science Imagery, 1958-1960 | Studio Art and Art History | Scoop.it

Photographer Berenice Abbott(1898-1991)...was also intensely interested in science and in making the abstract elegance and beauty of science visible and concrete. In 1939, she began experimenting with scientific imagery and capturing the whimsy of physics, mathematics and chemistry in her minimalist yet dramatic black-and-white photos. Documenting Science collects the best of that work, which culminated with the Physical Science Study Project at MIT in 1958.

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Ocean Flowers: Anna Atkins's Cyanotypes of British Algae

Ocean Flowers: Anna Atkins's Cyanotypes of British Algae | Studio Art and Art History | Scoop.it

More than 200 images of algae specimens, title pages, contents lists, and other texts, in cyantoype (blueprint), plus inscriptions and parts' wrappers.

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heather dewey-hagborg creates 3D portrait sculptures using DNA samples

heather dewey-hagborg creates 3D portrait sculptures using DNA samples | Studio Art and Art History | Scoop.it
through an unusual DNA collection method, the artist creates portrait sculptures from the analysis of genetic material collected in public places.
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