This land Is your land
someone explained me about this song once, he said it’s about how travelling makes you humble
My Brother and Me, taking pictures of each other
“This exhibition focuses on a subject treasured by the Romantics: the view through an open window. German, French, Danish, and Russian artists first took up the theme in the second decade of the nineteenth century.
Juxtaposing near and far, the window is a metaphor for unfulfilled longing. Painters distilled this feeling in pictures of hushed, spare rooms with contemplative figures; studios with artists at work; and open windows as the sole motif. As the exhibition reveals, these pictures may shift markedly in tone, yet they share a distinct absence of the anecdote and narrative that characterized earlier genre painting.”
1. Peter Ilsted
2. Carl Holsøe
3. Léon Cogniet
4. Wilhelm Bendz
5. Alfred Broge
6. Caspar David Friedrich
7. Georg Friedrich Kersting
8. Jacobus Vrel
9. Johann Erdmann Hummel
10. Vilhelm Hammershøi
The mysterious sailing stones at Racetrack Playa
How does a big heavy rock move on its own across the desert? The reason is partially due to ice. Researchers have investigated this question since the 1940s, but no one has seen the process in action — until now.
Because the stones can sit for a decade or more without moving, the UC San Diego researchers did not originally expect to see motion in person. Instead, they decided to monitor the rocks remotely by installing a high-resolution weather station capable of measuring gusts to one-second intervals and fitting 15 rocks with custom-built, motion-activated GPS units.
The experiment was set up in winter 2011 with permission of the Park Service. Then — in what they called “the most boring experiment ever” — the team waited for something to happen.
But in December 2013, Norris and co-author and cousin Jim Norris arrived in Death Valley to discover that the playa was covered with a pond of water seven centimeters (three inches) deep. Shortly after, the rocks began moving.
Their observations show that moving the rocks requires a rare combination of events. First, the playa fills with water, which must be deep enough to form floating ice during cold winter nights but shallow enough to expose the rocks. As nighttime temperatures plummet, the pond freezes to form thin sheets of “windowpane” ice, which must be thin enough to move freely but thick enough to maintain strength. On sunny days, the ice begins to melt and break up into large floating panels, which light winds drive across the playa, pushing rocks in front of them and leaving trails in the soft mud below the surface.
It’s the look on the guy’s face in the second photo that gets me. “What the hell, rock. What the hell.”
Urs Fischer achieves the illusion of removing the gallery itself to create a feeling a emptiness. His 2007 installation, “You” invites the viewer into a field of loss, where a world has been torn down and left to rubble.
Een eerste ontmoeting
de buurman komt uit Lissabon, hij rookt zittend in zijn raamkozijn
in een fleecedeken eet ik avond, op mijn balkon
we verzuchten samen over de avondlucht
Joan rijmt op ‘wow’, zo moet ik het onthouden
Checking in on the latest theories on the world’s most mysterious piece of prehistoric architecture.
Wat is jullie geluks/lievelingsgetal?