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Satire & Media Literacy: A Small Analysis

You see this picture on Pinterest and what’s the first thing you think of?
Misty Copeland. By Henry Leutwyler.

Another “get the body you want” workout series? A “here is a ripped girl you want to look like, but let’s be honest…”? Sports brand ad? Maybe even lingerie–I don’t know you! Well, take another look because Continue reading “Satire & Media Literacy: A Small Analysis”

Northern Renaissance Painting through Bosch

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!” (

Hieronymus Bosch, The Garden of Earthly Delights, c. 1480-1505, oil on panel, 220 x 390 cm (Prado, Madrid)

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”

Preserving Kaqchikel – A Mayan language

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…


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Published on Apr 27, 2010
Linguist : Nikte Sis Iboy Continue reading “Preserving Kaqchikel – A Mayan language”

Tribe of Many Feathers – BYU

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.

#RocYourMocs Video

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”

Mona Lisa – Why?

cff24b41ba090185e967540c443b8880Leonardo 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?”

Art History Meme #2

d28a817f052e660409c2ac3bd26a1836‘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

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Food for Thought – Christopher Wiley

18077253_10212928196945808_7810636284854809826_oThis 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.
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Van Gogh – Fork Scrape Painting

Kid-friendly painting activity that gives you an opportunity to teach your kids about famous art! Check out this article on The Pinterested Parent and start mimicking DaVinci, Matisse, Picasso, Van Gogh, and other artists!

could also make a creative date idea!


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Virtual New Testament App

1200x630bb 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”,

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 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”


Cat-Pun Surrealist Mugs | $15.99 @

Get a little modern cat-humor and mid-twentieth century surrealism in your mornings.  “Frida Catlo” | “Salvador Pawli

Photo of Salvador Dali & Frida Kahlo – Surrealist Painters

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