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The “New Media” Train has taken off from the station again. I have personally worked with computers for quite some time, and I believe that this is a very exciting new era for technology.
For instance, there is a new way of looking at art in today’s world. Instead of paper, the computer is executing work with code provided by developers programming for all types of communications. The developers have made it easier for people to manage most of their applications. These Apps will evolve with human needs, it adds a dimension of control. The “needle in a haystack” is actually manageable now. Some fantastic things are just ahead for man and his companion the computer.

By Glenn Greig

Old Adobe tutorial image, artist and photographer unknown

Solar Eclipse 2017


The 2017 Solar Eclipse was a spectacular display of how important and influential the moon and the sun is in our life. With our small existence in the universe, this event is a relatively mundane compared to a super nova, black hole or many other compelling enormous anomalies the cosmos displays. The 2017 Solar Eclipse is a local wonder for us the modern human. This solar event has been in our history passed on either by stories or written down on tablets is the instigator of great curiosity, spiritual awareness, invention, and war.
( How we arrived at this location for this GoPro video is another story, the above time-lapse was great fun and has a lot of interesting visual information. ) Enjoy!

Bauhaus, Rockets & The Atom Bomb

bauhaus-characterAsymmetry, elegance, beauty and practicality, this describes some of the Bauhaus design curricula. The school emphasized a teaching method that shifted the mindset from competition-focused to a focus on personal potential and universal purpose. Bauhaus-stage-charactersLead by Walter Gropius, Bauhaus was founded in 1919 in Weimar, Germany. The Bauhaus teaching style resembled a utopian artists’ guild. To set up a new way of living, the Bauhaus taught principles that instituted creative design and technical disciplines. Community living in a unified-designed environment can influence an individual to adopt a more creative design awareness. Design knowledge can add vitality to live a better life. The school moved to Dessau, Germany in 1924. By 1933, the Nazi political party had forced the school to close

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Consemueller_1926_bauhaus-chairteapotMarcel Breuer and Joseph Albers immigrated to the United States to take teaching positions at Yale. After Walter Gropius went to Harvard, Moholy-Nagy eventually established a New Bauhaus school.

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In 1922, Bauhaus principles were introduced in the United States with The Chicago Association of Arts and Industries. The association’s primary purpose was to open a school of design. Funding to initiate the New Bauhaus school was a major problem. Maholy-Nagy’s hard work and persistence eventually led to the opening of The School of Design in 1939. A few years later in 1944, a new board of directors dissolved The School of Design and formed the new Institute of Design. What started out as an artists’ guild and design school with a pedagogical teaching approach in Germany, evolved into one of the most prestigious industrial design graduate schools in the United States, the Illinois Institute of Technology – Institute of Design.

german-rocket-pioneersAs World War II progressed, the import of other highly regarded Germans was essential to the U.S. war effort. A secret project “Operation Paperclip” involved 88 German scientists and rocket technology production. Other German scientists provided necessary help developing the Atomic Bomb.

 

 

The video shows a quick fundamental review of the Bauhaus School’s history, philosophy and achievements.

Klee 9000

The Swiss-German Paul Klee (December 18, 1879 – June 29, 1940) taught in Weimar, Germany at the Bauhaus school of art, design and architecture with Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky. Klee’s lecture writings, “Paul Klee Notebooks,” on form and design theory became one of the most respected in the Modern art movement. Klee’s extensive work in color theory allowed the experimentation to express moods, beliefs, dry humor and his childlike perspective. In 1919, at the Academy of Art in Stuttgart, Klee created artworks influenced by Expressionism, Cubism, Futurism, Surrealism and Abstraction. The artwork produced is difficult to categorize because Klee combines and morphs the various art movement styles to create his own. He usually worked alone and analyzed art trends based on his own perspective. Klee used inventive methods and techniques to apply many types of media to different painting surfaces. Over the years, Klee created about 9000 artworks. The videos combined show just a small percentage of Klee’s artwork accompanied with music.

Future On Old (updated)

800px-France_in_XXI_Century._SchoolAround the year 1900, various French, German and Russian artists expressed their vision of the next century on small labels and cards. The art created was derived from the artists’ current environmental, social and technological viewpoint. Some of the artworks are very imaginative but departs from what we would think of as practical. The artists illustrated the idea of great and small public flying vehicles. The idea they expressed is not likely to happen at any time in near the future. The artists dreamed of automation and robotics that eliminated hard labor and personal chores to create a better lifestyle. The art shows technology that adds fun to a sport and other social events that take place on the ground, in water and the air.  Inventive scenarios of technology, science and industry seem to still have relevance today. It is apparent the artists did not consult fashion designers on what clothes would look like in the future. By today’s standards, the attire that is worn underwater is quite entertaining.

Past Futurism Now


Futurism became one of the most important Italian modern art movements of the early 20th century. Committed to new technology and mobility, its members wanted to change culture and demonstrate the advancements of modern life. The artists worked in traditional media such as painting and sculpture, in styles influenced by Post-Impressionism. They were interested in embracing popular social subjects, media and new technologies to communicate their ideas as many artists do today.

Renaissance Bloopers

There is a young Sir Michael Caine in this painting.
0018Sir-Michael-CaineSir Michael CBE, English actor and author is well known for his unique working class cockney accent. Caine has had a roll in over 115 films and is regarded as a British film icon. Now he is playing the baby Jesus in this painting by Jan van Eyck, Madonna of Chancellor Rolin c. 1435

 

 

 

WOW!
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I guess there had to be some heavy medication in the Renaissance. The baby in this painting appears to be premature and is sprouting something.

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There is nothing like having sideburns and a receding hairline at such an early age.
Painting by Duccio di Buoninsegna c. 1283-1284

 

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I do not guess Gravity nor table legs are an issue in this Renaissance workshop.
The Mérode Altarpiece c. 1425-30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Face it this painting is strange.
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Michael Pacher, The Devil Presenting St. Augustine with the Book of Vices c. 1475