Art & Design

Image The panda, also known as the giant panda to...

The panda, also known as the giant panda to distinguish it from the unrelated red panda, is a bear native to central-western and south western China (Wikipedia). Photo by Tim Flach | #photogrpahy #nature #animals #pandas

   

Image MacFarlane Hosts an Oscar Show for All Ages...

MacFarlane Hosts an Oscar Show for All Ages | It was a night of surprises and contradictions. Seth MacFarlane added some risky humor to Sunday’s Academy Awards, including “taking crude shots at Jews in Hollywood, women and even the Lincoln assassination,” writes Alessandra Stanley. #films #oscars #oscars2013 #art #entertainment

   

Image Masterpiece in the Attic - NYTimes.com | HAD...

Masterpiece in the Attic - NYTimes.com | HAD you been sharp-eyed at an American estate sale around seven years ago, you could have picked up a Leonardo da Vinci for a few thousand dollars. #art #design #culture

   

Image Tips | How to photograph the night sky |...

Tips | How to photograph the night sky | Shooting Stars: How to Photograph the Moon and Stars by Phil Hart is an 129 page well-reviewed resource for mastering night sky conditions. #photography #space

   

Image Pet Photography Tips | Take Your Animal...

Pet Photography Tips | Take Your Animal #Photography to the Next Level! #nature

   

Image Decorating with Bursts of Colour | Interior...

Decorating with Bursts of Colour | Interior designer Kay Douglass shares how she added color accents to an Atlanta home with a neutral palette. #interiordesign #decorating

   

Image #MixingPatterns - How to Mix Patterns |...

#MixingPatterns - How to Mix Patterns | Don't be afraid to try patterns to make a room pop. But how can you make sure your space isn't an eyesore? Here, #designers share their #decoratingtips for using patterns the right way. #interiordesign

   

Image Big design solutions for small spaces |...

Big design solutions for small spaces | #Livingspaces for many people are becoming smaller. This is especially the case for those of us that live in cities, where a lot of people live in studio flats. Our space can also be reduced by having more possessions than we actually need. The answer to this restricted way of life is to create storage areas and #design spaces that fulfill various functions. The important thing is have furniture and other objects that are suitable for smaller living spaces

   

Image The best colour to paint your living room |...

The best colour to paint your living room | Does your #livingroom need a facelift? No need to spend thousands of pounds on a new expensive furniture set -- just head on down to your local DIY outlet and grab yourself some #paint. Painting the walls is one of the easiest, least expensive ways to give any room a completely new look. #interiordesign #redecorate

   

Image Home Tours of Cool Spaces for Kids | Whether...

Home Tours of Cool Spaces for Kids | Whether you want to transform a whole room into a play area or decorate a #bedroom just for little ones, these great ideas will help guide your decision to make it a fun-filled space. #interiordesign #kidsbedrooms #style

   

Image Home Tours of Beautiful Bathrooms #bathrooms...

Home Tours of Beautiful Bathrooms #bathrooms #style #interiordesign

   

Image Home Tours of Gorgeous Kitchens | While...

Home Tours of Gorgeous Kitchens | While style usually succumbs to overall function in a busy #kitchen space, there is no reason -- as these homes prove -- that #style can't share a plate with storage. #interiordesign

   

Image Home Tours of Amazing Bedrooms | These home...

Home Tours of Amazing Bedrooms | These home #design ideas for #bedrooms offer inspiration for #redecorating your room. Whether the bedroom set is sleek and modern or rich and traditional, you'll love these perfectly curated spaces.

   

Image Planning a Scheme | Using a mood board will...

Planning a Scheme | Using a mood board will give you a direction for your creativity, somewhere to crystallise your thoughts and a way to share your ideas with others. Begin by choosing your main base colour from the colour wheel. This might be a colour you particularly like. Most people are always drawn to a certain colour. Look around you, what colour do you wear the most? Is there a colour that you'd love to wear but doesn't suit you that you'd love on your walls instead? #colourscheme

   

Image Tricks with Colour | Colour wheel. There...

Tricks with Colour | Colour wheel. There are plenty of tricks with #colour that can be used to enhance the size of rooms in a house. Careful use of colour can offer a simple, but effective, way of making a home feel more cosy. Follow these design rules to transform an existing living space into a dream home... #colourwheel #interiordesign

   

Image Psychology of Colour | Ever since man...

Psychology of Colour | Ever since man understood fiery red meant danger and those purple berries were poisonous, #colour has been associated with moods and feelings. Religious artists used colour as a form of shorthand - people looking at a stained glass window or a heraldic coat of arms would have instantly known blue equalled contemplative faith or green meant hope.Even saints were associated with different colours. The colours used to decorate rooms in a house can affect the occupants' #moods

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Image Abe Lincoln as You’ve Never Heard Him,...

Abe Lincoln as You’ve Never Heard Him, Daniel Day-Lewis on Playing Abraham Lincoln | Six years later Mr. Spielberg came back with a new script: by Tony Kushner, loosely based on Doris Kearns Goodwin’s book “Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln,” and covering just the last four months of Lincoln’s life. That’s when he pushed the 13th Amendment, abolishing slavery, through Congress. “I found it quite intriguing,” Mr. Day-Lewis said. #Films #Lincoln #art

   

Image Just testing the Knoow.it button! But also a...

Just testing the Knoow.it button! But also a nice clip about mixing skin tones.

   

Image Transparent ghost chair #homes #inspiring...

Transparent ghost chair #homes #inspiring #interiordesign #decor

   

Image Elin Kling home #homes #inspiring...

Elin Kling home #homes #inspiring #interiordesign #decor

   

Image Lonny Magazine Jan/Feb 2011 | Photography by...

Lonny Magazine Jan/Feb 2011 | Photography by Patrick Cline; Interior Design by Jarlath Mellett #homes #inspiring #interiordesign #decor

   

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#homes #inspiring #interiordesign #decor

   

Image all white bedroom #homes #inspiring...

all white bedroom #homes #inspiring #interiordesign #decor

   

Image therese sennerholt by Lisa martinis #homes...

therese sennerholt by Lisa martinis #homes #inspiring #interiordesign #decor

   

Image Habitually Chic®: Jenna Lyons Home: The...

Habitually Chic®: Jenna Lyons Home: The Complete View #jennalyons #homes #inspiring #interiordesign #decor

   

Image Habitually Chic®: Jenna Lyons Home: The...

Habitually Chic®: Jenna Lyons Home: The Complete View #jennalyons #homes #inspiring #interiordesign #decor

   

Image Habitually Chic®: Jenna Lyons Home: The...

Habitually Chic®: Jenna Lyons Home: The Complete View #jennalyons #homes #inspiring #interiordesign #decor

   

Image Habitually Chic®: Jenna Lyons Home: The...

Habitually Chic®: Jenna Lyons Home: The Complete View #jennalyons #homes #interiordesign #decor

   

Image #interiordecor #homes #interiordesign...

#interiordecor #homes #interiordesign #inspiring

   

Image You’ve Got Mail: Your Illustrious...

You’ve Got Mail: Your Illustrious Lordship’s Most Obliged Servant, Galileo Galilei | #Poetry The recipient of this 1601 Galileo letter is Giovanni Battista Strozzi, a member of a wealthy and powerful Florentine family, whose status is reflected in the flattery Galileo lavishes on a poem Strozzi has sent him. The very beautiful poem and the most pleasing letter from you, Sir, have given me double contentment, the latter giving proof of the good memory you retain of me...

   

Image THE WORLD GEOGRAPHY: 7 Amazing Inhabited...

THE WORLD GEOGRAPHY: 7 Amazing Inhabited Bridges | Ponte Vecchio, Italy, The inhabited bridge is a structure that in addition to its basic function of bridging physical obstacles, such as a body of water, valley, or road, can also perform residential and commercial functions. These bridges are rare in the world and for that reason are very popular among tourists. #photography #travel

   

Image Sistine Chapel, Gawk at Michelangelo’s...

Sistine Chapel, Gawk at Michelangelo’s masterpiece in this spectacular 360-degree panoramic view of the Sistine Chapel hosted by the #Vatican website. It even includes its own heavenly musical accompaniment. #photography #travel

   

Image 10 of the Most Breathtaking Panoramic Photos...

10 of the Most Breathtaking Panoramic Photos We’ve Ever Seen by Matthew Bower. Cour de Marbre by Jean-François Rauzier, Slate recently posted a series of Hyperphotos by Jean-François Rauzier, surreal panoramas of infinite regress, including this visually disorienting composition of La Cour de Marbre at the Palace of Versailles. #photography #travel

   

Image Painting portraits. Find out how to work on...

Painting portraits. Find out how to work on a self portrait using a photographic reference. #art

   

Image Preparing surfaces. Learn how to use gesso...

Preparing surfaces. Learn how to use gesso and sealer to prime canvas, MDF and wood. #Art

   

Image Brushes. Different brushes make different...

Brushes. Different brushes make different marks. Try household brushes as well as artist's brushes. #Art

   

Image Mixing skin tone. Learn how to mix a skin...

Mixing skin tone. Learn how to mix a skin tone colour to match a photographic reference. #Art

   

Image Colour mixing. Use the colour wheel to work...

Colour mixing. Use the colour wheel to work out complementary colours and how to mix your own black. #Art

   

Image Colour palette. Learn how to work with a...

Colour palette. Learn how to work with a limited palette of 2 reds, 2 yellows and 3 blues. #art #education

   

Image Literature (from Latin litterae (plural);...

Literature (from Latin litterae (plural); letter) is the art of written work and can, in some circumstances, refer exclusively to published sources. The word literature literally means "things made from letters" and the pars pro toto term "letters" is sometimes used to signify "literature," as in the figures of speech "arts and letters" and "man of letters." The two major classifications of literature are poetry and prose (which can be further su

   

Image Art. Art is a term that describes a diverse...

Art. Art is a term that describes a diverse range of human activities and the products of those activities, but here refers to the visual arts, which cover the creation of images or objects in fields including painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, and other visual media. Architecture is often included as one of the visual arts; however, like the decorative arts, it creates objects where the practical considerations of use are essential—in a way that they are usually not for a painting,

   

Image Visual arts. The visual arts are art forms...

Visual arts. The visual arts are art forms that create works that are primarily visual in nature, such as ceramics, drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, design, crafts, photography, video, filmmaking and architecture. These definitions should not be taken too strictly as many artistic disciplines (performing arts, conceptual art, textile arts) involve aspects of the visual arts as well as arts of other types. Also included within the visual arts are the applied arts such as industrial.

   

Image Culture. Culture (Latin: cultura, lit....

Culture. Culture (Latin: cultura, lit. "cultivation") is a modern concept based on a term first used in classical antiquity by the Roman orator, Cicero: "cultura animi". The term "culture" appeared first in its current sense in Europe in the 18th and 19th centuries, to connote a process of cultivation or improvement, as in agriculture or horticulture. In the 19th century, the term developed to refer first to the betterment or refinement of the individual, especially

   

Image The arts. The #arts are a vast subdivision...

The arts. The #arts are a vast subdivision of culture, composed of many endeavors (or artforms) united by their employment of the human creative impulse. The term implies a broader range of disciplines than "art", which in modern usage usually refers only to the visual arts. The other major constituents of the arts are the literary arts, more often called literature – including poetry, novels and short stories, among others – and the performing arts, among them music, dance, magic, the

   

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