Art & History
Art that moves me, and cool things about the past.
The Veiled Christ by Giuseppe Sanmartino
... of a Florence cityscape by romantic impressionist Steven Quartly
The Cafe Terrace on the Place du Forum, by Van Gogh.
In 1967, Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston marathon. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer Jock Semple went after Switzer shouting, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.” However, Switzer’s boyfriend and other male runners provided a protective shield during the entire marathon.The photographs taken of the incident made world headlines, and Kathrine later won the NYC marathon with a time of 3:07:29.
"We went out early one morning and tried to make giant soap bubbles. The sun was rising above the mountain behind us and I managed to capture the sunrise in the reflection of a bubble floating out the fjord. Captured in Viddal, Norway." Camera NIKON D90 Focal Length 62mm Shutter Speed 1/500 sec Aperture f/7.1 ISO/Film 200 © Odin Hole Standal
Morning light reflected in a soap bubble over the fjord by Odin Hole Standal, via 500px
Nov. 12, 1939: This photo, published shortly after the start of the Second World War, ran with this caption: “The Winged Victory of Samothrace, another great achievement of the ancient Greek sculptors, packed for removal in accordance with plans for its protection formulated far in advance of the war.” A 2009 exhibition at the Louvre showed photos documenting how art was relocated for safety during wartime. Photo: The New York Times
Nov. 12, 1939 - Art and war: “The Winged Victory of Samothrace, another great achievement of the ancient Greek sculptors, packed for removal in accordance with plans for its protection formulated far in advance of the war.” The Lively Morgue, NYT