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Monday, July 16, 2012

Hilarious video! Personally I love "That Song" by Goyte...

A disturbingly accurate portrayal of what happens when Goyte's song starts playing in the car...

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Learn how to paint pictures with oils (video)

Learn how to paint on canvas, prepared paper, or panels using oils. Lesson one video.

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Monday, July 9, 2012

"He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother" by the Hollies..beautiful, meaningful (video)

The Hollies "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother" is a song that holds great meaning for many. If you have never heard it before, take the time to listen to this timeless classic song.

Monday, July 2, 2012

"Off Books" Documentary video...

Off Book is a PBS web series about cutting edge arts. It discusses: Seeing Beyond the Human Eye, The Evolution of 8-Bit Art, The Culture Of Reddit, Lego Art, Fan Art: An Explosion of Creativity, The Art of Film & TV Title Design, Tattoos: Pop Portraits, Japanese Traditional, American Eclectic, The Evolution of Music Online, Book Art, Product Design, Generative Art – Computers, Data, and Humanity, Video Games, Street Art, Light Painting, Typography, Hacking Art & Culture with F.A.T. Lab, etc.

Seeing Beyond the Human Eye. Technology defies the boundaries of human perception. From photomicrography to astrophotography, size and distance are no longer barriers, and through slow-mo and timelapse, we are allowed to see time and humanity in a new light. Through our curiosity and thirst for the unknown, the beauty of the universe can now be explored beyond the limits of the naked eye.

Lego Art. LEGO blocks are one of the most beloved toys in the world, playing a role in many a person’s childhood. But for some creators, LEGO has evolved from toy to art form. In this episode, we talk to three LEGO artists who have made beautiful mosaics, amazing stop-motion videos, thoughtful sculptures, and have turned these tiny building blocks into a true artistic medium.

Fan Art: An Explosion of Creativity. The fan art community is one of the most creative and active online. Taking pop culture stories and icons as its starting point, the fan community extends those characters into new adventures, unexpected relationships, bizarre remixes, and even as the source material for beautiful art. Limited only by the imagination of the artist, the fan art world is full of surprises and brilliance.

Probably a prickly topic for a documentary but worth viewing...

The Great Book Robbery documentary.

70,000 Palestinian books were systematically “collected” by the newly born state of Israel during the 1948 war. The story of the “collected” books is at the heart of this film.

Was the appropriation of Palestinian books and manuscripts in 1948 a case of cultural theft or preservation?

On May 15, Palestinians mark the anniversary of the “Nakba”, the systematic expulsion of the Palestinian people by Zionist militias that began in late 1947 and lasted through 1948 and beyond.

As well as land and properties, a lesser known aspect of that expulsion is that Israel looted Palestinian homes over their cultural treasures, among them books, manuscripts, personal papers, photographs and works of art.

PS Publisher GMP. Publishing of this documentary on this blog was not something I took lightly. I have friends who are both Muslim and Jewish, and I would like to see a world where everyone lived in harmony, but the subject of this film is fact, as was the Jewish Holocaust by the Nazis in the Second World War. Both are shameful acts of humans against humans and need to be lessons against similar inhumane behaviour in future. "Let Love Rule" between all nations and all people, because the alternative is just more of the same. Evolution dictates that we improve our behaviour or we cannot truly claim the title "civilized".

"The Human Spark : Becoming Us" Documentary video

In the caves and rock shelters of the Dordogne region of France, Alan Alda witnesses the spectacular paintings and carvings that date back some 30,000 years, artwork that archaeologists once thought to be the first record of people with minds like our own.

When this art was created, Europe had already been peopled for hundreds of thousands of years – and thousands of lifetimes – by humans we call Neanderthals.

Alan discovers, from visits to sites where Neanderthals once lived, that Neanderthals were tenacious and resourceful.

But they appear to have lived in and of the moment; certainly they produced no art, and employed a stone tool technology that changed little over millennia. The people who painted the caves, our ancestors, were strikingly different, possessed of what we are calling the Human Spark, capable not only of art but of innovative technology and symbolic communication.

The questions Alan explores: Where and when did the Human Spark first ignite? In these caves, as archeologists have long believed? Or at a much earlier time – and on another continent? What is the nature of human uniqueness? Where did The Human Spark ignite, and when? And perhaps most tantalizingly, why?

In this three-part series, Alan Alda takes these questions personally, visiting with dozens of scientists on three continents, and participating directly in many experiments – including the detailed examination of his own brain.

Bringing his trademark humor and curiosity to face-to-face conversations with leading researchers, he seeks The Human Spark – from archaeologists finding clues in the fossilized bones and tools of our ancestors; to primatologists studying our nearest living relatives to explore what we have in common and what sets us apart; to neuroscientists peering into his mind with the latest brain scanning technologies.