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The Cave Art Paintings of the Lascaux Cave

Lascaux is famous for its Palaeolithic cave paintings, found in a complex of caves in the Dordogne region of southwestern France, because of their exceptional quality, size, sophistication and antiquity. Estimated to be up to 20,000 years old, the paintings consist primarily of large animals, once native to the region. Lascaux is located in the Vézère Valley where many other decorated caves have been found since the beginning of the 20th century. Lascaux is a complex cave with several areas (Hall of the Bulls, Passage gallery) It was discovered on 12 September 1940 and given statutory historic monument protection in december of the same year. In 1979, several decorated caves of the Vézère Valley - including the Lascaux cave - were added to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list. But these hauntingly beautiful prehistoric cave paintings are in peril. Recently, in Paris, over 200 archaeologists, anthropologists and other scientists gathered for an unprecedented symposium to discuss the plight of the priceless treasures of Lascaux, and to find a solution to preserve them for the future.

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Rogelio Manzo illustrations

Rogelio Manzo. His journey as an artist began studying architecture, but the rigidity and formality of architectural practice led him to painting where he creates chaotic, dark and brooding, yet harmonious “portraits”.  His past in architecture is not lost though, as geometric elements sneak into his paintings that are made of resin panels, silk and other fabric. His subjects faces are draped in sweeping swatches of blue, orange and vivid white hues while hints of their personality seep through.

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秋葉舞子,Maico Akiba 

100 Years Later – A Japanese artist transforms everyday objects into relics of the past

With his project “100 Years Later“, the Japanese artist Maico Akiba transforms everyday objects into relics of the past… With meticulous aging process, Maico Akiba adds rust, moss, mold and traces of time  to our gadgets, transforming our iPhones, keyboard and mouse, iPod, calculators, shoes, watches, mobile phones, Polaroid cameras and so on, in objects from another time… (but still functional!)  

 

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SPENT is an online game about surviving poverty and homelessness. Players must make the difficult decisions necessary to live for one month on $1,000, often having to choose between equally disagreeable options. The game ends when players either run out of money before the end of the month or make it through with money left over.

PLAY SPENT HERE

PLAY SPENT HERE

PLAY SPENT HERE

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The Vibrant Portraits of Alvaro Tapias

Imbued with intensity, Chilean artist Alvaro Tapia brings vibrant, contrasting colors and geometric shapes to his illustrations. Despite his chaotic aesthetic, Tapia admits that the process behind his portraits is meticulous, slow and deliberate. First reducing the image to its contours, he finds method in his madness by using bold techniques that add to the original portrait until the image itself bursts with life.

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when an artist wants to show you their art

or a writer wants you to read what they’ve written

it’s quite often an expression of trust

because a poem or a story or a painting are often things that come from the heart

little pieces of the artists themselves

and if they’re willing to share it with you

you should appreciate it

(Source: fadical)

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Jeff Zimmerman

Jeff Zimmerman was born Kentucky in 1968. He spent his childhood at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass, Colorado, with his artist parents. In 1988, while pursuing a degree in anthropology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Zimmerman took his first glassblowing class. He received his BFA at the Appalachian Center for Craft in Tennessee. Summers were spent on staff at Pilchuck Glass School near Seattle, where Zimmerman was exposed to master Italian glassworkers Lino Tagliapietra and Pino Signoretto. Zimmerman’s training also includes working as a master glassblower at the International Center of Research on Glass and Visual Arts (CIRVA), in Marseille, France. more

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