Leonardo Davinchi

This is another artist I quite admire and not just for his paintings for his intelligence. The famous mona lisa “the creepy picture” where her eyes follow you where ever you are in the room. Quite a clever painting, her eyes are probably perceptive in some way that make it appear that she’s always starting at you. Her one side is known to be more feminine than the other. Curiosity rises then to why he painted her like that. Others say that the mona lisa is a version based on Davinchi himself.

The Davinchi code was a very good film I enjoyed very much and there are so many questions that arise from watching that film and probably more from the book itself. From what I’ve researched the Prior did exist and whether it doers today is a mystery, but I think it is a fact that is to be said that Davinchi was one of the masters of the Prior along with Sir Issac Newton.


 

Vincent Van Gogh

I have always admired Van Gogh’s work as it had his own perception of the world into his work. He would share through painting what he saw the world as. The most famous one that I knew throughout my childhood was the sun flowers and vase painting. The colours he chose specifically are a little dull and faded but bring out a sort of fresh look, and even though his paintings were not perfectly exact it they had a lot of character to them.

My favourite painting of all is starry night, another famous painting by old Vincent. He looked up to the sky and saw the stars glistening with light. Stars up close are technically like our sun and in this painting it’s quite a resemblance. Also our world spins on it’s axis and he obviously could see that and express it as the swirly patterns of star light shifts across the sky.

He also painted another star light one but it was more romantic and is another of my favourites called Starry night over the Rhone. If you look closer at the stars he has now seen that the light shines to a sharp point and sparkles. Also if you notice the stars in the middle that shine the brightest is the Ursa major constellation which we more commonly know as ‘The Plough’ or ‘ The sauce pan’. I love how the houses and the town lights are reflecting on the water tides. Such a beautiful painting.

How the universe came to life?

I have always been completely taken by our universe and have always been curious to how it all works and what is actually out there.
The Big bang theory is one of the main and famous of theories to how our world began, first by the universe being created.
I found this very good diagram on the net explaining how the big bang started. I thought it was quite interesting as it kinda looks like an info graphic piece but not quite. It has given me inspiration for my infograph, (Back on topic) . This image is clear and explains the stages of the universe when it began. As the huge explosion imploded it formed a brand new generation of stars and as they expanded out they formed galaxies, planets and worlds to the unknown. If I ever got an opportunity to see the stars and the universe I would most certainly take it 😀

The Hereford Mundi Map

The Hereford Mundi Map is one of the oldest European medieval map of worlds. Such a fascinating piece of graphics and illustration as the creatures and writing are very old. A map that doesn’t just contain knowledge of where towns and cities are but also it’s history of certain events that have happened in the past. There is no specific timeline or dating to these events so the map is past and present to that time. So much has been recorded on this treasured map, even a circle of life in religion as to who goes to heaven and hell.

I am hopefully going to visit this magnificent piece with the university soon and see it’s extraordinary detail. I shall upload photo’s ^^.

Documentary on Mappa mundi

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hetq6CDfUUE&feature=player_embedded&list=PL3A44AF196070EA26

A light spectrum FINALLY! :D

The light spectrum is a natural occurance. If seen with the naked eye it is proof of the different wave lengths and that white light is made up of all the colours of the spectrum.
I couldn’t really hope to wait for a rainbow to happen, even with the amount of rain we get in Wales haha! So I came up with a simple experiment that I could use from home without any expensive equipment. I used natural light coming from my bedroom window grabbed any old CD and bended the direct sunlight on to the CD and on to some black paper to create a light spectrum 🙂 Here are the photo’s let me know what you think and suggestions of the best ones ^^

Light Spectrum and Refraction

I have specifically chosen a theme, it is on the scientific rules of refraction. My magazine will be based on the scientific explanations on how light refracts through glass. Here are photo’s of the experiment I created at home.
I’m hoping to capture some photo’s of a natural light spectrum caused by light refracting through glass or a through a natural occurance such as a rainbow. I cannot be certain to capture such an even as it is a natural occurance. Therefore if this doesn’t go to plan I shall try to illustrate into the magazine 🙂
The last few shots I did manage to capture some of the light spectrum shining through, not sure how but I am glad either way 😀