Posts Tagged ‘art’

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What is tattoo Tuesday about?

August 3, 2020

Inspired by a fascination with old, illustrated medical and other scientific textbooks, artist Michele Volpi turned his skills to the medium of tattooing.  Here are some examples of finely detailed designs.

From this is colossal

 

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What time is it?

August 3, 2020

 

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Some days I feel like that

July 29, 2020
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Who’s your daddy?

July 20, 2020

When told that he resembled his grandfather, photographer Drew Gardner launched into a project exploring families and history.

The photo above is of Hugo de Salis, the 4th great-grandson of Napoleon juxtaposed with the portrait of Napoleon by Jacques-Louis David. This ongoing project is titled, “The Descendants.”

Here are some more images from the series:

Helen Pankhurst, great grand-daughter of women’s rights activist, Emeline Pankhurst.

Frederick Douglass and Kenneth Morris, Douglass’s third great grand-son.

Irina Guicciardini Strozzi, the 15th great grand-daughter of Lisa del Giocondo. The Mona Lisa by Leonardo DaVinci.

Thomas Jefferson’s portrait by Rembrandt Peale and Shannon LaNier, Jefferson’s sixth great grand-son.

from This is Colossal

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What am I noting today?

July 14, 2020

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Today is National Nude Day, so if you decide to participate make sure you have sunscreen – or only go out at night like these folks.  Enjoy!

 

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Made me giggle

July 7, 2020

And speaking of statues . . .

These Guardians of Transportation attend the Hope Memorial Bridge connecting Cleveland’s east and west sides.  The scale of these monumental pylons make them difficult to photograph, but I remember being captivated by the detail and art deco loveliness when I was still a kid and we drove across the bridge.  The carved figures are on both sides of the four pylons.  The guardians each hold a symbol of transportation in their hands.

The Casual Observer - One of the sculpted towers of the ...

THE GUARDIANS OF TRAFFIC The Lorain-Carnegie Bridge ...

I would hate to see what these guys could do if they decided to strike back at the statue topplers.

 

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Happy tattoo Tuesday

May 26, 2020

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22 Quizzical Raccoon Tattoos | Tattoodo

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Where am I visiting?

May 21, 2020
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Tripping the light fantastic

May 13, 2020

ref: Colossal

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What is tattoo Tuesday about?

May 12, 2020

Although traditionally regarded as a symbol of  Eastern religions such as Tantric Buddhism, Shintoism, and Jainism,  mandalas (mandala = circle in Sanscrit) are found in many cultures, such as Mesoamerican, Native American, and Scandavian, among others.

In addition, mandalas have been adopted by some modern western people as a symbol of wholeness or the universe.

In his autobiography, psychologist Carl Jung wrote, “I sketched every morning in a notebook a small circular drawing, … which seemed to correspond to my inner situation at the time. … Only gradually did I discover what the mandala really is: … the Self, the wholeness of the personality, which if all goes well is harmonious.”

Mandalas can be beautiful and striking in design which, no doubt adds to their appeal.

Mayan compass – wikicommons

Navaho sand painting
Icelandic Helm of Awe
Carl Jung
Carl Jung mandala