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Colibrí / Hummingbird

Light-Painting: We Travel Around The World To Create Fantasy Portraits

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 Kim and I have been traveling a lot recently with our light-painting tubes to create these visuals. We just released the behind-the-scenes video that shows exactly how we achieve creating those pictures.
Everything is lit by hand in one second. I stand behind Kim, and draw the light traces by hand using a 4′ tube.


  Botticelli

Sandro Botticelli (1445 - 1510) was an Italian Renaissance artist, remembered for the mythical Birth of Venus and Primavera (Spring). Botticelli was also was a very prolific painter of Christian and other biblical narratives. You might have seen some of his works hanging in many homes and offices. This is because the clarity of his beautiful works is breathtaking and his masterworks will always remain in style.


Venus and Mars
 


Spring (Primavera)
 
A great many of his noteworthy works, including the famous Birth of Venus and Primavera, are visible at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Botticelli's hometown.


Madonna and Child with an Angel
 

Madonna with Child, and Madonna and Child with an Angel
 


Adoration of the Magi
 


The Trials of Moses
 
Nowadays you can see many of his works housed in museums all around the world, but originally many of his commissioned works remained in the churches and villas for which they were painted.


Portrait of a Man with a Medal of Cosimo the Elder,
and Portrait of a Young Man Holding a Medallion
 

Portrait of a Philosopher with Red Cap, 
and Portrait of a Young Woman

 


Portrait of a Young Woman, and Portrait of a Young Man
 

Botticelli never married and it is popularly believed he held an unrequited love for a married noble lady, Simonetta Vespucci. She is considered the muse for the Birth of Venus and is seen recurring throughout his works. When he died, he asked to be buried at her feet in Florence’s Church of Ognissanti.


La Bella Simonetta, and Portrait of a Young Woman
 


Three Scenes from the Story of Esther


 


Madonna of the Pomegranate
 


Annunciation



Sandro Botticelli - Visions of violence and beauty

Documentary about Botticelli
Alessandro di Mariano di Vanni Filipepi, known as Sandro Botticelli, was an Italian painter of the Early Renaissance. 

Click here to watch this video


May 5: This hummingbird has a secret…

There’s at least one tiny egg in her nest

May 19: Two dark little bodies have appeared

May 22: They’re starting to get fuzzy

May 23: Tiny beaks are now visible

May 23: The beaks have turned a bright orange

May 28: The babies are getting big!

May 30: We’re HUNGRY!

Hurray, here’s Mama!

Yummy!

June 4: Proud Mama with her fast-growing family

June 5: It sure is getting crowded in this nest

June 6: One baby has now left the nest

June 6: Bye-bye, baby birdie!

June 7: The nest is now empty


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