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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Computer Animation: Oxygen Impacts Helium, Iron, Barium and Hydrogen

Computer Animation: Oxygen's Impact on Helium, Iron, Barium and Hydrogen

Computer animation major Michael Rutter, of Ringling College of Art & Design, brings life to the periodic table of elements in this short film about Oxygen and its impact on Helium, Iron, Barium and Hydrogen. This type of video presentation is a clever, witty, visually engaging way to teach about the periodic table of elements! I think you'll enjoy it! I did.

Friday, October 23, 2009

The Exquisite Abstract Art of Rom Lammar

The Magic of Abstract Art by Rom Lammar

Good day, Everyone! Today's post features the exquisite art of Rom Lammar.

Luxembourg artist Rom Lammar specializes in abstract paintings. "Although my creations are very intuitive and based on great spontaneity, I never forget the basic principles of a good abstract composition: right space division, unity, fineness of form, and a certain degree of mystery. In many ways, my paintings could be considered as inner landscapes."

Rom Lammar's love of traveling (he made a round-the-world trip in 1992-1994), combined to his interest in primitive cultures, have led the artist on a quest for the unusual and an increasing use of non-traditional elements in his work, such as sand, wood, rusted metal pieces, rope, and small stones.

Rom Lammar's recent paintings are influenced by sculptural forms and texture. The magic of his compositions is based on the way he uses depth, light, and shadow, to set the overall mood of the painting.

Be sure to turn on your speakers so that you can enjoy the sublime music accompanying this video!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The Sublime Abstract Art of Mary Lea Bradley

American Abstract Artist Mary Lea Bradley

Hello, Everyone! Today's post features the sublime abstract art of Mary Lea Bradley.

Mary Lea Bradley's art is immediately striking. Her abstract paintings are characterized by a sense of mystery that invites the viewer in. The paintings transport you from reality to a vibrant, mystical world where you are the story teller, creating and interpreting your own stories.

Excited about her newest work, yet unpretentious about her artistic flair and sophisticated eye, Bradley and her work are very approachable and accessible.

Monday, October 19, 2009

The Gorgeous Fine Art of Beverly Carrick

Almond Blossom Poster Print by Vincent van Gogh, 36x24
Almond Blossom Poster Print
by Vincent van Gogh, 36 x 24
The Beautiful Fine Art of Beverly Carrick

Hello, Everyone!  Today's post features the gorgeous art of Beverly Carrick.

Beverly Carrick was born in California and gravitated to art at a very early age. In 1963, Carrick began to paint professionally and became known as a seascape artist in Laguna Beach and in Los Angeles.
Hello, Everyone!  Today's post features the gorgeous art of Beverly Carrick.

Carrick is mostly self-taught but at the same time, sought the expertise of major artists, luminaries such as Lukits, Kerr, and Franks. The appeal of Carrick's work lies in its timelessness, beauty, and unique interpretation of the Sturm and Drang of nature.

Carrick is well-known for the famed purple deserts, as well as mountain-land-and-seascapes. Carrick also finds inspiration in Roman and Greek saga which carry over into fantasy work. Moreover, Carrick loves to paint Western art and can catch both the seriousness and the subtle aspects of the "human condition" as it relates to the cowboys and townsfolk, alike.

Be sure to turn on your speakers so that you can enjoy the blissful music accompanying this video!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Disney's The Princess and the Frog

The Princess and the Frog, an Animated Musical Comedy by Walt Disney Animation Studios

Hello, Everyone! Today's features are video trailers for the upcoming Disney animated movie, 'The Princess and the Frog'. Also, you'll enjoy a behind-the-scene video for this movie, featured on this blog 8/23/2009.

"Walt Disney Animation Studios presents the musical THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG, an animated comedy set in the great city of New Orleans. From the creators of "The Little Mermaid" and "Aladdin" comes a modern twist on a classic tale, featuring a beautiful girl named Tiana (ANIKA NONI ROSE), a frog prince who desperately wants to be human again, and a fateful kiss that leads them both on a hilarious adventure through the mystical bayous of Louisiana.

THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG marks the return to hand-drawn animation from the revered team of John Musker and Ron Clements, with music by Oscar®-winning composer Randy Newman." ~ Disney.Go.com

Video trailers via Trailer Addict.com

Saturday, October 17, 2009

The Divine Sculptures of Sterett-Gittings Kelsey

The Figure in Clay: Contemporary Sculpting Techniques by Master Artists (A Lark Ceramics Book)
The Figure in Clay:
Contemporary Sculpting
Techniques by Master
The Work of American Sculptor Sterett-Gittings Kelsey

Hello, Everyone! Today's post features the divine sculptures of Sterett-Gittings Kelsey.

Kelsey works primarily in bronze, with sculptures ranging from three inches to twenty two feet in height. She is the leading sculptor of dance in the world today.

The Kelsey bronzes are owned by major collectors and connoisseurs of " Investment-level Fine Art ". These masterworks in bronze can be found in more than 300 public and private collections worldwide.

The Kelsey sculptures are hand-made from start to finish. The transformation from Kelsey's clay original, into a masterpiece in bronze, is a long and expensive process. A new ceramic mold is handmade for each sculpture. This mold is used only once.... then... it is destroyed in the casting process. There are about thirty five steps which each work passes through on the way to becoming a completed work of art.

Each sculpture bears: the copyright symbol: The artist's logo: the artist's name: date of origin: foundry mark; and the edition number.

Be sure to turn on your speakers so that you can enjoy the blissful accompanying music!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Astro Boy, Metro City & 'Blue' Energy

Astro Boy! Breathtaking Computer Animation  

Good day, Everyone! Today's feature is the extraordinary animated movie Astro Boy, in theaters 10-23-2009.  Looks amazing!

Astro Boy summary: "Few characters have made as powerful or as lasting an impression on international, popular culture as Astro Boy. The little robot first appeared in 1951 as a character in the celebrated artist and animator Osamu Tezuka’s legendary manga (Japanese comic book) and became an instant icon. He was subsequently featured as the star of his own television series in both black-and-white and in color, eventually airing in over 40 countries. Astro Boy created the standard for a new form of animation that has become as world famous as anime.

Now, for the first time, Astro Boy will be brought to life on the big screen. Created with breathtaking computer animation from Imagi Studios, the film Astro Boy is a thrilling tale of a true hero.

Set in futuristic Metro City, Astro Boy is about a young robot with incredible powers created by a brilliant scientist named Dr. Tenma (Nicolas Cage). Powered by positive “blue” energy, Astro Boy (Freddie Highmore) is endowed with super strength, x-ray vision, unbelievable speed and the ability to fly. While embarking on a journey in search of acceptance, Astro Boy encounters many other colorful characters along the way. Through his adventures, he learns the joys and emotions of being human, and gains the strength to embrace his destiny. Ultimately, learning his friends and family are in danger, Astro Boy marshals his awesome super-powers and returns to Metro City in a valiant effort to save everything he cares about and to understand what it means to be a hero." ~ Trailer Addict

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The Beautiful Art of John Lautermilch

Fish Number Six Canvas Print / Canvas Art - Artist John Lautermilch
Fish Number Six Canvas Print
by John Lautermilch
Gorgeous Fine Art Paintings by John Lautermilch

Good day, Everyone! Today's post features the beautiful art of John Lautermilch.

John Lautermilch is a native of St. Louis, Missouri. His interest in art began in early childhood, and by the age of eight, he began painting. John won his first art show while still in elementary school, and by the time he was in high school, his art was being displayed and sold in local restaurants.

After high school, John attended the School of Fine Arts at Washington University on a scholarship. The year he graduated, his work was accepted by the St. Louis Art Museum for exhibit in their annual show.

Throughout his career, John has won numerous awards and prizes in various art shows. He has also done many commissioned works both for individual collectors and institutions, including a series of paintings for a Lutheran organization in St. Louis.

Be sure to turn on your speakers so that you can enjoy the lovely music accompanying this video!

View the art of other talented artists: DiscoveredArtists.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Snow White, A 1937 Classic

1937 Animation Classic, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Good day, Everyone! Today's post features the original trailer for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was the first, and perhaps, one of the most memorable full-length animated features from the Disney Studios. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is a simple story of a charming little princess saved from the evil deeds of her wicked step-mother, the queen, by a group of seven adorable dwarfs. This Disney movie made history when it was first released in December 1937 and has since become a screen classic.

Monday, October 12, 2009

MJ's 'This Is It!'

Michaela Jackson's 'This Is It!"

Today's post features Michael Jackson's 'This Is It' concert rehearsal footage.

'This Is It' offers Jackson fans and music lovers, worldwide, a rare behind-the-scenes look at the performer as he developed, created and rehearsed for his sold-out concerts that would have taken place beginning this summer 2009 in London's O2 Arena.

The film chronicles the months from April through June 2009, and is produced with the full support of the Estate of Michael Jackson and drawn from more than one hundred hours of behind-the-scenes footage, featuring Michael rehearsing a number of his songs for the show.

Audiences will be given a look at Jackson as he has never been seen before. In raw and candid detail, Michael Jackson's 'This Is It' captures the singer, dancer, filmmaker, architect, creative genius and great artist at work as he creates and perfects his final show.

Kenny Ortega, who was Michael Jackson's creative partner and the director of the stage show is also directing the film, which is being produced by Randy Phillips, Kenny Ortega and Paul Gongaware. The executive producers are John Branca and John McClain. The film will be distributed worldwide by Sony Pictures Releasing. Tickets for the limited two-week engagement of the film went on sale September 27, 2009. The release date is October 28, 2009.

Michael Jackson was an extraordinary talent and through his being & talents, a great gift.

We miss him!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Toy Story 3

Toy Story 3, Disney-Pixar Animation

Hello, Everyone! Today's feature is Disney~Pixar Toy Story 3 scheduled for theaters, June 18, 2010. 'Toy Story' lovers, there are only four (4) days left, as of October 11, 2009, to view the 3D Double Feature Event of Toy Story and Toy Story 2 in theaters!

You may view a trailer for Toy Story and Toy Story 2, via this post. All three of these Toy Story trailers are sure to make you smile and/or chuckle! They're delightful!

Toy Story: No Sign of Intelligent Life

Toy Story 2: Trailer

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Totally Tickled Toddler!

Good Day! Today's post features a toddler with an infectious giggle that I think you'll enjoy & be 'tickled' to laughter, too, especially when you see what makes him laugh so deeply!

Sunday, October 04, 2009

A Bug's Date - Thwarted!

A Bug's Life (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo)
A Bug's Life
(Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo)

Hello, Everyone! Today's video features the story of two small bugs which are desperately trying to have a date. To paraphrase William Shakespeare, 'the course of romance is not running smoothly' for these two bugs. View and you'll discover why it isn't.

Friday, October 02, 2009

Beautiful AFRICA!

Whatever You Do, Don't Run: True Tales of a Botswana Safari Guide
Whatever You Do, Don't
Run: True Tales of a
Botswana Safari Guide

Good day, Everyone! The following video features 'The Africa They Never Show You' by artist Loreen Nyambok. The imagery is gorgeous! The video, I must state, was enlightening for me!  I did not know that the continent of Africa is so modern in so many areas.

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Beauty in Nature

Hello, Everyone! Beauty is everywhere, in nature! The following presentations features more of the beauty found in nature; particularly in flowers!

Delight in the Lord

4Delight thyself also in the LORD: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Psalm 37:4, KJV
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