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aquariumdrunkard:




Broadcast :: Tender Buttons Demos
Tuesday marked the late Trish Keenan’s birthday, she would have turned 46. Her partner and bandmate, James Cargill, released two demos this week from the 2004 Tender Button sessions, via the band’s “Future Crayon” website, in her remembrance. That record is often referred to as “the minimal one” by fans — a more simplified-sounding collection compared to the blooming psychedelia of its predecessors; Ha Ha Sound and The Noise Made by People. These Tender Buttons demos, “Goodbye Girls” and “Tears in the Typing Pool”, do not sound far off from the album versions, but Keenan’s voice is somehow even more comforting in demo form.


Did not realize trish died

aquariumdrunkard:

Broadcast :: Tender Buttons Demos

Tuesday marked the late Trish Keenan’s birthday, she would have turned 46. Her partner and bandmate, James Cargill, released two demos this week from the 2004 Tender Button sessions, via the band’s “Future Crayon” website, in her remembrance. That record is often referred to as “the minimal one” by fans — a more simplified-sounding collection compared to the blooming psychedelia of its predecessors; Ha Ha Sound and The Noise Made by People. These Tender Buttons demos, “Goodbye Girls” and “Tears in the Typing Pool”, do not sound far off from the album versions, but Keenan’s voice is somehow even more comforting in demo form.

Did not realize trish died

kateoplis:

35,000 walrus gather on the shoreline near Point Lay, Alaska. 

"The plight of thousands of walruses forced to crowd on to an Alaska beach because of disappearing sea ice has set off an all-out response from the US government to avoid a catastrophic stampede. The FAA has re-routed flights, and local communities have called on bush pilots to keep their distance in an effort to avoid setting off a panic that could see scores of walruses trampled to death."

"The extraordinary sighting – the biggest known exodus of walruses to dry land ever observed in the Arctic under US control – arrived as the summer sea ice fell to its sixth lowest in the satellite record last month.

“Those animals have essentially run out of offshore sea ice, and have no other choice but to come ashore,” said Chadwick Jay, a research ecologist in Alaska with the US Geological Survey.”

US reroutes flights to avoid walrus stampede

kateoplis:

Alone together, Nigel Van Wieck

theparisreview:

“Consciousness is the original sin: consciousness of the inevitability of our death.”
This week’s staff picks, including David Cronenberg’s debut novel, using Sophocles to treat PTSD, and how Gary Hart’s downfall changed American politics.
Photo: Liz Macinnis.

theparisreview:

“Consciousness is the original sin: consciousness of the inevitability of our death.”

This week’s staff picks, including David Cronenberg’s debut novel, using Sophocles to treat PTSD, and how Gary Hart’s downfall changed American politics.

Photo: Liz Macinnis.


"Great God! this is an awful place"
Antarctica: 80°S 90°E

"Great God! this is an awful place"

Antarctica80°S 90°E

theparisreview:

“I feel about the document the way I do those signs in restaurant bathrooms. ‘All Employees Must Wash Hands,’ they say. And I always want to add, ‘But really, everyone should.’”
A 1919 insurance pamphlet asks, “Why Read?”

theparisreview:

“I feel about the document the way I do those signs in restaurant bathrooms. ‘All Employees Must Wash Hands,’ they say. And I always want to add, ‘But really, everyone should.’”

A 1919 insurance pamphlet asks, “Why Read?”

contemporaryelfinchild:

nowisthewinter:

peternyc:

Photo of a fight in the Ukranian Parliament or Renaissance painting? 

Slap them all in togas instead of suits and it would perfect

It also follows a pyramidal composition!

However, I would argue that this picture is more Baroque than Renaissance. Notable features of Baroque art are:
Images are direct, obvious, and dramatic.
Tries to draw the viewer in to participate in the scene.
Depictions feel physically and psychologically real. Emotionally intense.
Extravagant settings and ornamentation.
Dramatic use of color.
Dramatic contrasts between light and dark, light and shadow.
As opposed to Renaissance art with its clearly defined planes, with each figure placed in isolation from each other, Baroque art has continuous overlapping of figures and elements.
Common themes: grandiose visions, ecstasies and conversions, martyrdom and death, intense light, intense psychological moments.
In the baroque, artists strove to evoke aesthetic responses. Now I’m not talking about aesthetic as in “oh thats pretty” I’m talking about aesthetic like that punch in the gut reaction you get to something.
One of the ways this was done was through the depiction of intense emotion which we see in this photograph. compare to Bernini

The picture also displays a wonderful use of chiaroscuro (an effect of contrasted light and shadow created by light falling unevenly or from a particular direction on something) a style used extensively by Caravaggio and other Baroque artists.

 

contemporaryelfinchild:

nowisthewinter:

peternyc:

Photo of a fight in the Ukranian Parliament or Renaissance painting? 

Slap them all in togas instead of suits and it would perfect

It also follows a pyramidal composition!

However, I would argue that this picture is more Baroque than Renaissance. Notable features of Baroque art are:

  • Images are direct, obvious, and dramatic.
  • Tries to draw the viewer in to participate in the scene.
  • Depictions feel physically and psychologically real. Emotionally intense.
  • Extravagant settings and ornamentation.
  • Dramatic use of color.
  • Dramatic contrasts between light and dark, light and shadow.
  • As opposed to Renaissance art with its clearly defined planes, with each figure placed in isolation from each other, Baroque art has continuous overlapping of figures and elements.
  • Common themes: grandiose visions, ecstasies and conversions, martyrdom and death, intense light, intense psychological moments.

In the baroque, artists strove to evoke aesthetic responses. Now I’m not talking about aesthetic as in “oh thats pretty” I’m talking about aesthetic like that punch in the gut reaction you get to something.

One of the ways this was done was through the depiction of intense emotion which we see in this photograph. compare to Bernini

The picture also displays a wonderful use of chiaroscuro (an effect of contrasted light and shadow created by light falling unevenly or from a particular direction on something) a style used extensively by Caravaggio and other Baroque artists.

 

missioncycling:

Good morning, San Framcisco. #missioncycling #instagramisforbridges by thorpej http://ift.tt/1mFLDJW

missioncycling:

Good morning, San Framcisco. #missioncycling #instagramisforbridges by thorpej http://ift.tt/1mFLDJW

fineartsmuseumssf:

What did we look like almost 90 years ago? Aerial view of the M. H. de Young Museum, ca. 1925 #sf #goldengatepark

fineartsmuseumssf:

What did we look like almost 90 years ago? Aerial view of the M. H. de Young Museum, ca. 1925 #sf #goldengatepark