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Science and Art merge in this magnificent medium…enjoy the wonder of micro-photography….

“Reality’s building blocks are too tiny to see, so modern scientists pursue the invisible. The Nikon Small World Competition — which celebrates the most beautiful and mesmerizing microphotography — allows the rest of us to look on in wonder.

This year, the grand prize went to an expressionistic rendering of diatoms (oceanic algae): The single-celled creatures look like glow sticks waving in the darkness. The rear legs of water boatmen — barely visible insects that lurk in ponds and streams — are equally beautiful. (An intense zoom reveals the thorny hairs that allow them to swim against strong currents.) Then there’s the so-called brainbow, which scientists created by genetically engineering neurons to emit nearly 90 different shades of fluorescent light. (The results have given researchers an unprecedented window into the highways and byways of the cortex.) These pictures may look like art, but they’re actually avant-garde science.” – – VSL

http://www.nikonsmallworld.com/gallery.php?grouping=year&year=2008&imagepos=1

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I took this cool Art Test and realized almost immediately that in many of the choices presented, I liked two equally.  So, I decided to do two tests.  I think it is pretty accurate, in that I am a good mixture of BOTH!!  🙂

Your result for What Your Taste in Art Says About You Test…

Extroverted, Progressive, and Intelligent

12 Cubist, -12 Islamic, -12 Ukiyo-e, 2 Impressionist, 8 Abstract and -25 Renaissance!

Cubism was a 20th century avant-garde movement, pioneered by Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque. It revolutionized European art and inspired changes in music and literature. The first branch of cubism, known as Analytic Cubism. It was both radical and influential as a short but highly significant art movement between 1908 and 1911 mainly in France. In its second phase, Synthetic Cubism, (using synthetic materials in the art) the movement spread and remained vital until around 1919.

People that chose Cubist paintings as their favorite art form tend to be very individualized people. They are more extroverted and less afraid of speaking their opinions then other people. They tend to be progressive and are very forward thinking. As the cubist painting is like looking into a shattered mirror where you can see different angles of the images, the people that prefer these paintings like looking at all angles of a problem. These people are intelligent and they are the transformers of our generation. They look beyond what is seen into what things could become. They are ready to leave the ideas of the past behind and look at what the future has to offer.

Take What Your Taste in Art Says About You Test at HelloQuizzy

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Your result for What Your Taste in Art Says About You Test…

Balanced, Secure, and Realistic.

29 Impressionist, 13 Islamic, 1 Ukiyo-e, -34 Cubist, -33 Abstract and 13 Renaissance!

Impressionism is a movement in French painting, sometimes called optical realism because of its almost scientific interest in the actual visual experience and effect of light and movement on appearance of objects. Impressionist paintings are balanced, use colored shadows, use pure color, broken brushstrokes, thick paint, and scenes from everyday life or nature.

People that like Impressionist paintings may not alway be what is deemed socially acceptable. They tend to move on their own path without always worrying that it may be offensive to others. They value friendships but because they also value honesty tend to have a few really good friends. They do not, however, like people that are rude and do not appreciate the ideas of others. They are secure enough in themselves that they can listen to the ideas of other people without it affecting their own final decisions. The world for them is not black and white but more in shades of grey and muted colors. They like things to be aestically pleasing, not stark and sharp. There are many ways to view things, and the impresssionist personality views the world from many different aspects. They enjoy life and try to keep a realistic viewpoint of things, but are not very open to new experiences. If they are content in their live they will be more than likely pleased to keep things just the way they are.

Take What Your Taste in Art Says About You Test at HelloQuizzy

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“A new flock of creatures has been spotted in the vicinity of Boston’s Charles River. But these are not Robert McCloskey’s beloved children’s-book ducklings, and adorable is not the word that comes to mind when you look at them. Creepy? Yes. Bizarre? Definitely. Awe-inspiring? Maybe. But certainly not cute.

The beasts are part of the Student Origami Competition, which is held each year at MIT and challenges undergrads to fashion the most whacked-out animals imaginable. It’s all in keeping with MIT’s illustrious history of fielding highly competitive tiddlywinks teams. (No, really!) Parents will just have to assume that this extracurricular activity is in no way interfering with their child’s studies. Otherwise, that $36,390 tuition check could be folded rather nicely into swans, dragons, or paper tigers of their own.” – – VSL

http://www.influks.com/post862.html

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“Melty Beads” or Perler Beads are small beads that you can assemble, iron (hence, the term “melty beads”) and they fuse together to make lovely art. 

I got all of these lovely patterns at the Perler Bead Website – – please go check out their; it is fantastic – – I just put some of them in PDF Format for convenience.  (I will continue to add to this collection as time goes on.)

Butterfly and Sea Life

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Art?  Is it in you?  Even if you are not an “artist” – – you can express yourself with the artpad at art.com.   

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Van Gogh Website

http://www.vangoghgallery.com/

http://www.iem.ac.ru/wm/paint/auth/gogh/

http://gardenofpraise.com/art19.htm

LOTS of ARTISTS

http://gardenofpraise.com/art.htm

I purchased 6 postcards from dover publications and will probably pruchase another book with (something like 24 postcards) when we begin our study of Van Gogh (January 2007).  What I am planning is a 6 week study on artists and composers.  We shall see if this is an adequate amount of time!  ; ) 

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