Friday, October 31, 2008

Film: The Duchess

Impressed with the web site, and the historical data and how it is shown on the site. Gives a real taste of the styles, politics and history of the times and people. The politics of the times with the Whigs and Tories may have some insight into the fashions, socio-politics of the times. Much to learn from the movies or to entice you know more.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Bedazzled - 5000 Years of Jewelry

The Walters Art Museum is one of few museums in the world that can provide an array of exquisite jewelry from over 5,000 years of world history and from a vast spectrum of cultures. This exhibition of more than 200 highlights from the Walters’ collection-- many of them never displayed before-- presents the evolution of techniques and materials throughout the ages, and demonstrates the importance of jewelry as an expression of creativity, and often wealth and position. A special focus will be placed on finger rings throughout history, with important examples on loan from the distinguished collection of the New York gemologist Benjamin Zucker.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Newseum - Washington D.C.

You will need the Flash player to enjoy this page of their web site. This museum claims to be the...World's Most Interactive Museum....take a look. I was amused to see they are housed in a building offering apartments.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Picasso at the Grand Palais

The Grand Palais in Paris has an exhibit of paintings by many famous artists with Picasso's interpretation...this is a slide show made available by the Herald Tribune.
"The curators have pulled out all the stops for this impressive display which reads like a who's who of art, past and present. Using the paintings of Picasso as a guide, the exhibition takes in, among others, Greco, Vélasquez, Goya, Zurbarán, Ribera, Le Nain, Dubois, Chardin, David, Ingres, Delacroix, Manet, Courbet, Lautrec, Degas, Cézanne, Renoir, Gauguin, Titian, Rembrandt and Van Gogh"

TED - Technology, Education, Design

TED offers a great array of speakers about important topics that relate to our living on this earth, inspirational talks, achievements, and talks of understanding things, people and answers to the of my favorites is Sir Ken Robinson - Do Schools Kill Creativity - if you are interested in Education this is a must!