(via A View from the Easel)
CHICAGO — The 72nd installment of a series in which artists send in a photo and a description of their workspace. Want to take part? Submit your studio — just check out the submission guidelines.
(via How a Turn-of-the-Century Painter Influenced Military Camouflage)
The newest exhibition at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York examines the influence of nature on military camouflage. One object included in Masters of Disguise: The World of Camouflage is Concealing-Coloration in the Animal Kingdom, a 1909 book by a father-son team, with the father being one of the early 20th century’s prominent American artists.
(via Archeologists Find Possible Ancient Cat Costume in Peru)
Archeologists in Peru have discovered the 1,500-year-old tomb of a Moche nobleman, which they say could shed further light on the pre-Inca civilization. Along with some things you might expect to find in an archeological dig — human remains, a copper scepter, gold earrings, brass instruments, and a mask — was a curious pair of metal feline paws with sharp claws.
(via Early High-Speed Photographs Offer Incredible Details of Motion)
Back in the 1930s, an electrical engineer from Nebraska, working at MIT, developed the first “strobe” flash for photography, changing the way motion is documented. Dr. Harold Edgerton took thousands of high-speed photographs during his career, and some from his estate are on public display for the first time at Michael Hoppen Gallery in London.
We love that EPA Project Space is blogging what is inspiring their resident artists.
(via Detroit Pensioners Approve “Grand Bargain”)
Detroit’s civilian and police-and-fire retirees overwhelmingly voted to approve cuts to their benefits in connection with the city’s bankruptcy “grand bargain,” the Detroit Free Press reported.
(via A Fictional Childhood, Filmed in Real Time)
The big bet pays off in Boyhood, much like the risks of early life: making friends, changing the way we think and look, the things we do. When director Richard Linklater pitched the now mythic idea of the film — to follow the same cast for 12 years, including, crucially, one boy from ages 6 to 18, to create a stretching fictive study of childhood
(via Spain’s Museo del Prado Missing 885 Artworks)
The Museo del Prado in Spain is missing 885 artworks, down from 926 in 2008, El País reported.