Light-Painting: We Travel Around The World To Create Fantasy Portraits
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.
More info: signsoflight.ericpare.com
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
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
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
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.
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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!
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
Earlier this week, one resourceful Turkish shepherd was spotted using a solar panel carried on the back of a very cooperative donkey in order to charge his cellphone.
As bizarre as that scene surely seems to most people, the practice is actually nothing new in Turkey. Two years ago, Ser-Gün, a Turkish firm, made headlines with their donkey-mounted solar panels. And it’s such an important service that the Turkish government, at the time at least, covered half the cost.
Shepherds spend most of their working day outdoors with their flock, and don’t have the time or the opportunity to charge their electronics. However, they still need their phones to call relatives in case of emergency, or listen to music while they mind their animals. Thus we have the extraordinary solution above.