No joke, this is bomb!
Experience Bosch’s piece through this “‘interactive documentary’ [that] not only lets you explore the painting in incredible detail down to the most minute brush strokes, it also includes sound design as you move through various sections of the painting and a series of audio essays describing over 40 areas of the painting!” (http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2016/02/interactive-bosch/)
Garden of Earthly Delights is a unique painting for its time and in the 15th century Northern Renaissance. In fact, besides Bosch’s landscape, Continue reading “Northern Renaissance Painting through Bosch”
The Mayas were an ancient Mesoamerican civilization who lived in northern Central America–namely modern day Mexico, Belize, and Guatemala. Their original mother language has not been fully interpreted yet, but many branching dialects and cultures are trying to survive in a globalizing world…
Published on Apr 27, 2010
Linguist : Nikte Sis Iboy Continue reading “Preserving Kaqchikel – A Mayan language”
Students at Brigham Young University recaptured the modern Native American spirit with their #RocYourMocs campaign this last November. Inviting their peers to wear moccasins during a week of Native American Appreciation month, this video had over 33K views and 450 shares–just on the club president’s, Michael Goedel, Facebook post.
Videography: Rebekah Williams and Shanoah Zendejas
Editing: Rebekah Williams
Michael posted, “You do not need to be Native American or First Nations to celebrate Native American heritage month! We invite all Continue reading “Tribe of Many Feathers – BYU”
Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa is claimed to be the world’s #1 most popular painting. But why? Is it that special? This priceless work of art rests in the Louvre Museum in Paris–where it was stolen in 1911!
With all her technique, mysterious smile, beloved painter, and origin theories, the Mona Lisa had fame since the 16th century, but the outbreak of newspapers all over the world searching for her in the early 20th-century made her the modern icon of art.
Mona Lisa was taken by an Italian handyman named Vincenzo Peruggia, who Continue reading “Mona Lisa – Why?”
‘Spun’ off of Raphael’s School of Athens, c. 1509-1511. Featuring Plato and Aristotle on the fresco wall (1 out of 4) representing Philosophy.
Which figure is Plato, and which is Aristotle?
Why is one gesturing upwards, and the other holding his hand out before him?
School of Athens & Stanza della Segnatura, Papal Palace, Vatican
Khan Academy – Explanation of School of Athens
This Tuesday, May 9th, the young and promising eclectic composer, Christopher Wiley, showcased his Senior Composition Recital at Brigham Young University – Hawaii. Twenty-four years old and from Bend, Oregon, Chris has evolved into a passionate and innovative musician who delivers refreshing originality. His concert showcased “a wide variety of original music…ranging in genres and styles from jazz, to experimental voice, to film scores, to Brazilian batucada, and more” (event bio). Christopher’s compositions, performed by BYU-Hawaii students and faculty of the Music Department, create such a distinct palette that the only correlation between the songs is a quickly evident and unmistakable atmosphere of intellectual reflection–“what did all these different sounds and emotions mean?” Clearly an appropriate name, “Food for Thought” riveted its audience through an introspective journey of feelings–a congratulatory feat for Chris who desires to advance his career towards story-telling and emotional film-scoring.
Continue reading “Food for Thought – Christopher Wiley”
BYU’s Virtual 3D Jerusalem
Recently available in Beta version since February 2017, Brigham Young University published their new FREE Virtual New Testament App that allows you to immerse yourself into ancient Jerusalem and explore the scriptures in a “detailed visual context” (“Visit Jesus’s Jerusalem with Virtual New Testament App”, http://www.lds.org).
Future updates have been said to include ancient Greece, Rome, Galilee, Bethlehem, Book of Mormon lands (ancient Americas), and more!
See the full-length article on LDS.org here.
Apple App Store Description
“Immerse yourself like never before into ancient Jerusalem. Walk the streets, climb the steps of the Temple, and overlook the beautiful city from the Antonia Fortress. Using your device’s gyroscope, choose from one of Continue reading “Virtual New Testament App”