Category: HISTORY

Apr 20, 2017

21-Year-Old Artist Brings History to Life Through Color (18 photos)

21-Year-Old Artist Brings History to Life Through Color (18 photos)

Brazilian artist Marina Amaral believes that color has the power to bring life back to important moments in history

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Apr 11, 2017

Google Earth Timelapse Lets You Explore the Globe and Watch It Change Over a 32 Year Span

Google Earth Timelapse Lets You Explore the Globe and Watch It Change Over a 32 Year Span

Google Timelapse is a global, zoomable video that lets you see how the Earth has changed over the past 32 years

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Feb 27, 2017

In 1885 Wilson Bentley Took the First Ever Photographs of Snowflakes (23 Photos)

In 1885 Wilson Bentley Took the First Ever Photographs of Snowflakes (23 Photos)

He believed no two snowflakes were the same

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Feb 23, 2017

Picture of the Day: A Mug Shot of the Inventor of the Mug Shot (1912)

Picture of the Day: A Mug Shot of the Inventor of the Mug Shot (1912)

Alphonse Bertillon (24 April 1853 – 13 February 1914) was a French police officer, biometrics researcher, and inventor of the mug shot

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Feb 7, 2017

This Reading Room at the University of Oxford is One of the Oldest in Europe

This Reading Room at the University of Oxford is One of the Oldest in Europe

The Duke Humfrey’s Library contains rare titles such as a Shakespeare First Folio and 1 of 42 Gutenberg Bibles

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Feb 6, 2017

Picture of the Day: Early HDR Photo From 1856

Picture of the Day: Early HDR Photo From 1856

Early high-dynamic-range imaging sample created by exposing two monochromatic negative images (one for the sky, the other for the sea). The photo was taken by Gustave Le Gray (1820-1884), who has been called “the most important French photographer of the nineteenth century” because of his technical innovations

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Feb 6, 2017

Guy Takes Characters from Renaissance Paintings and Photoshops Them Into the Present

Guy Takes Characters from Renaissance Paintings and Photoshops Them Into the Present

In an ongoing series entitled, “Art History in Contemporary Life”, artist Alexey Kondakov skillfully photoshops characters from Renaissance paintings into present day photos he has taken around Europe. The juxtaposition between the two time periods in the digitally altered scenes creates for an interesting visual. You can find many more works from the ongoing…

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