Posts tagged wow
Posts tagged wow
“British artist Keira Rathbone uses typewriters, instead of brushes and pencils, to create amazing portraits and drawings.”
Fifty years ago, Jacqueline Kennedy went on a goodwill trip to India and Pakistan. Here’s the First Lady at the Taj Mahal, Agra, India. March 15, 1962.
The Dauphine’s (Marie Antoinette’s, before she became the Queen) bedchamber in Versailles Chateau. The bed is “a la polonaise” by Nicolas Heurtaut.
Top photo: Bedchamber in the light
Bottom photo: Bedchamber in the dark
source: 1st photo: chateauversailles.fr 2nd photo:my original photograph
Susan Sarandon (colors), portraying Bette Davis (black and white)
Dress (Ball Gown)
Mrs. Osborn Company (American)c. 1910
The Science of Why Adele’s ‘Someone Like You’ Makes Everyone Cry
Tension, resolution, and the ever important “buildy-ness” (which is a term I invented but is accurate), these are the characteristics behind the most extreme emotional reactions to songs:
Twenty years ago, the British psychologist John Sloboda conducted a simple experiment. He asked music lovers to identify passages of songs that reliably set off a physical reaction, such as tears or goose bumps. Participants identified 20 tear-triggering passages, and when Dr. Sloboda analyzed their properties, a trend emerged: 18 contained a musical device called an “appoggiatura.”
An appoggiatura is a type of ornamental note that clashes with the melody just enough to create a dissonant sound. “This generates tension in the listener,” said Martin Guhn, a psychologist at the University of British Columbia who co-wrote a 2007 study on the subject. “When the notes return to the anticipated melody, the tension resolves, and it feels good.”
Chills often descend on listeners at these moments of resolution. When several appoggiaturas occur next to each other in a melody, it generates a cycle of tension and release. This provokes an even stronger reaction, and that is when the tears start to flow.
There’s just about the most detailed scientific analysis of a Grammy-winning song ever at the link.
Making Of… The Artist [x]
I would most definitely not mind this
jsfbjos so cute :3
Rare photograph by Don Ornitz
(Source: , via joancrawfords)
Artist David Kracov was commissioned to create an award to be given in honor of, and named for, the late director of Chabad’s Children of Chernobyl.
Called the “Book Of Life,” it was inspired by the extraordinary life of Rabbi Yossi Raichik, a man who saved thousands of children’s lives from the devastating effects of the Chernobyl disaster. The metal sculpture has pages filled with words from those he touched, and also features a flurry of butterflies, each representing the 2,547 children he helped save and give new lives.
The Book of Life, by David Kracov.