Category Archives: art

‘Hacksaw Ridge’: Conviction vs Compromise

Via: christianitytoday

“The true story of Desmond Doss, the first conscientious objector to win the Medal of Honor, Hacksaw Ridge is about conflicts of many kinds: duty to God versus duty to country, individual freedom versus communal responsibility, healing versus killing, love versus hate, and so on. The film is also about an internal war, of course, as Doss (brilliantly played by Andrew Garfield) wrestles with maintaining his faith convictions amidst extraordinary pressures to compromise.

A devout Seventh-day Adventist, Doss joins the army during World War II in spite of his pacifist convictions and refusal to bear arms. He volunteers to be a medic, where he aspires to save lives rather than take them. Happy new year greetings His convictions make him unpopular in his unit. Fellow soldiers taunt him, beat him, and pressure him to quit, yet Doss is determined to serve his country as a medic, thrust into bloody battles without a weapon to defend himself.”

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Ben Garrison: Taking a Bite Out of Tyranny!

 

Ben Garrison is a libertarian political cartoon artist known for creating illustrations about United States political corruption  and conspiracies.

Ben Garrison quotes:

 “I am for freedom and the Constitution.

The harder I’ve worked, the more big government has taken…”

“The system is an inverted horn of plenty. Plenty of money is constantly shoveled in for politicians. They can never get enough. Not only will they never reign in their spending, they will continue to vote themselves raises, huge pay packages, benefits and pensions for life–far in excess of anything the average Joe will ever get. In essence, those who run the government have voted and elevated themselves to a form of nobility. They feather their own nests and the nests of those who get them elected in the first place–the major corporations and banks that constitute a crony capitalist shadow government. We are seeing a new form of serfdom developing. The vast majority of Americans will pay more taxes, face more government control and see freedoms dwindle as they get poorer. The benefits that are promised to us certainly won’t be there. It’s a mathematical impossibility.”

 

Rogue Cartoonist: Ben Garrison

Cartoons That Changed The World

The Government Can

Reality Bullseye archives: Satire

 

 

Can Dancing Holograms Teach You How To Play Piano?

Ever wanted to learn piano? Andante, which comes out of MIT’s Tangible Media Lab, is the program to help you learn keystrokes visually.

Andante from Tangible Media Group on Vimeo.

Andante: Walking Figures on the Piano Keyboard to Visualize Musical Motion

Popular Science: Animated figures walk, dance, and lumber across the  piano keyboard

 

 

Filippo Brunelleschi: I built that

Via: nationalgeographic.com

Soaring to a height of 374 feet, the dome of Santa Maria del Fiore is a wonder of ingenuity nearly six centuries after its construction. Its grandeur and artistry were meant to outshine those of any other structure in early Renaissance Italy, elevating Florence over rival cities. Though many believed it was too big and ambitious to build, architect Filippo Brunelleschi succeeded, using methods that experts don’t fully understand even today.

 

Brunelleschi: Studies of His Technology and Inventions

 

 

 

David Patrick Carter Questions The Ruling Elite

 

 

David Patrick Carter throws out some interesting questions on the topic of the ruling elite in England. He questions the validity of the Queen of England, he links his research to David Icke, Alex Jones and Joel Skousen from the World Affairs Brief. The global population is under attack from the air, the water and the food, we are controlled by the banks and we need to wake up before it is beyond our control.

 

 

 

 

 

Insane base jumping / bike parkour

 

Malvina Reynolds / Little Boxes

 

CSNY: What are their names?     Let’s impeach the President for lying

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’ve Got One That Can See:’They Live’ Star Roddy Piper

 

 “I’ve come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass and I’m all out of bubblegum.”  (Roddy Piper)

 

The Illuminati Metaphor of “They Live”

 

Rowdy Roddy Piper and Sean Stone joined Alex Jones for the 25th Anniversary of John Carpenter’s classic “They Live”. The film is just as relevant today as it was during the Reagan administration. Roddy and Sean break down the metaphor, preparing you to put your dark sunglasses on.

 

 

 

 

Put On Your ‘Reality Glasses’

 

 

Jan Huling: Beadist Creates Micro-Mosaic Sculptures

 

 

Via: youtube

Jan Huling describes herself as a product designer, childrens book author, and beadist. Tabletops, toys, guitars, and cigars are just some of the many items she has embellished with what have been called one of a kind micro-mosaics.

 

 

 

15 Astounding Sculptures Created Using Beads

 

 

 

 

OOPS! Is It Art or Is It Trash?

Missing Painting sold in HK for $3.7 million may have gone out with the trash

(Reuters) – A painting that was auctioned for HK$28.8 million ($3.7 million) two days ago has gone missing, police said, with media reports on Wednesday suggesting cleaners may have inadvertently thrown the artwork out.

The 2012 painting “Snowy Mountain”, by Chinese artist Cui Ruzhuo, was reported missing by Chinese auctioneers Poly Auction on Tuesday afternoon after the auction on Monday, police told Reuters.

Ming Pao newspaper reported that police had checked CCTV footage at the Grand Hyatt hotel, where the auction took place, which showed cleaners removing the painting. That raised fears that the painting had been sent out with the garbage to the city’s landfill.

Los Angeles Times: Painting may have been tossed in trash just after selling for millions 

 

$3.7M Painting Suspected to Be Mistakenly Trashed by GeoBeats

 

Huffington Post: Arthur Pinajian Art Worth $3o Million Found In Garage

Sometimes it pays to buy the former house of an obscure Armenian-American artist, a lesson recently learned by lucky new home owners Thomas Schultz and Lawrence Joseph.

According to News 12 in Long Island, New York, the duo purchased a massive collection of artworks by little-known painter Arthur Pinajian along with his old Bellport cottage. They bought the rare find for $2,500 in 2007, on top of the$300,000 cost of the house, and proceeded to restore, frame and appraise the paintings, drawings and journals found in the garage.

Well, it turns out their decision to buy Mr. Pinajian’s art stash along with the house was a good one, as the collection has now been valued at a remarkable $30 million, according to the Wall Street Journal.

 

 

The Guardian: Cleaner clears up Hirst’s ashtray art

Nobody told the cleaning lady it was art