23rd April 2014

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Vase in perspective
Paolo Uccello
Pen on paper
15th century.
source   Galleria degli Uffizi.

Vase in perspective

Paolo Uccello

Pen on paper

15th century.

source   Galleria degli Uffizi.

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23rd April 2014

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Sophia Loren attends the 1958 Venice Film Festival.

Sophia Loren attends the 1958 Venice Film Festival.

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22nd April 2014

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Today in history …

1915, Germany use Chlorine Gas for the first time.

On April 22nd 1915, between Steenstrate and Langemarck, in the area known as “The Ypres Salient”, the Germans use chlorine gas for the first time in modern warfare.

150 tons of chlorine gas are released from 6000 cylinders, directed against the French lines.

The Allies are forced to withdraw for several kilometres, but there is no breakthrough.

Thus began The Second Battle of Ypres.

photographs via  IWM.

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22nd April 2014

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Harvey Milk gets Post Office’s stamp of approval.
A photo of the slain San Francisco politician will be featured on stamps starting in May, making him the first openly gay elected official to be commemorated on a postage note.

Gay rights activist Harvey Milk is getting the Post Office’s stamp of approval.
A photo of the slain San Francisco politician will be featured on stamps starting in May, making him the first openly gay elected official to be commemorated on a postage note.
This week the Post Office unveiled the black-and-white stamp design that will be released on May 22, Harvey Milk Day.
Milk, the first openly gay politician in California, was shot and killed in Nov. 1978 at the age of 48 by a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.

source   New York Daily News.

Harvey Milk gets Post Office’s stamp of approval.

A photo of the slain San Francisco politician will be featured on stamps starting in May, making him the first openly gay elected official to be commemorated on a postage note.

Gay rights activist Harvey Milk is getting the Post Office’s stamp of approval.

A photo of the slain San Francisco politician will be featured on stamps starting in May, making him the first openly gay elected official to be commemorated on a postage note.

This week the Post Office unveiled the black-and-white stamp design that will be released on May 22, Harvey Milk Day.

Milk, the first openly gay politician in California, was shot and killed in Nov. 1978 at the age of 48 by a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.


source   New York Daily News.



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21st April 2014

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Claude Monet.
c1923
coloured by Dana Keller.

Claude Monet.

c1923

coloured by Dana Keller.

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21st April 2014

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David Hockney’s Yorkshire spring drawings …
Following a minor stroke, David Hockney almost gave up on his annual Spring drawings. But when he returned to the Yorkshire Wolds, he was as inspired by the landscape as ever.
Above, David Hockney’s Woldgate, 6 to 7 February 2013. 

I decided to do an arrival of spring in black and white (and greys) at the beginning of 2013. A change from the colour I had used in 2011 for my iPad prints shown at the Royal Academy in 2012. I almost gave up on the 2013 pictures a few times, but persevered and finished them around the end of May last year.

more at …..

David Hockney’s Yorkshire spring drawings …

Following a minor stroke, David Hockney almost gave up on his annual Spring drawings. But when he returned to the Yorkshire Wolds, he was as inspired by the landscape as ever.

Above, David Hockney’s Woldgate, 6 to 7 February 2013. 

I decided to do an arrival of spring in black and white (and greys) at the beginning of 2013. A change from the colour I had used in 2011 for my iPad prints shown at the Royal Academy in 2012. I almost gave up on the 2013 pictures a few times, but persevered and finished them around the end of May last year.

more at …..

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21st April 2014

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Queen Elizabeth II.
by David Bailey
released to mark her 88th birthday.

via The Independent.

Queen Elizabeth II.

by David Bailey

released to mark her 88th birthday.

via The Independent.

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18th April 2014

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Blood Moon over San Diego.
by Timothy Green

source   500px.com

Blood Moon over San Diego.

by Timothy Green

source   500px.com

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17th April 2014

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The true true size of Africa.
by Kai Krause,
source   Kai Subblue

The true true size of Africa.

by Kai Krause,

source   Kai Subblue

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17th April 2014

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Michael Caine and Richard Attenborough  on the set of “A Bridge Too Far” (1977).
source  BFI.

Michael Caine and Richard Attenborough  on the set of “A Bridge Too Far” (1977).

source  BFI.

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