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Bring a Loupe: An Attractive Omega Chronostop, A Fascinating Heuer Runner, And An Extraordinary IWC Da Vinci

You're bound to get your fix in this week's round-up of vintage watches from around the web.
Tags: Watches, Da Vinci


Waving to the Great Mapmaker in the Sky

All over the world, people are writing messages and symbols on the land that can only be seen from above.These messages are not for God, but for our fellow humans – pilots, balloonists, or an abstract Mapmaker in the Sky.Non-symbolic communication with the heavens can be traced back to a cartographic innovation by Da Vinci. Da Vinci's satellite map In Minnesota, there's a forest shaped like Minnesota. You wouldn't know it when you're near it, or even in it; you can only see it when you're fly...
Tags: Maps, England, Texas, Minnesota, Trees, Nasa, Austin, Innovation, Northern Ireland, Argentina, Houston, Derry, Nazca Lines, Mickey Mouse, Orlando Florida, Da Vinci


Art

Art is everywhere in Florence from sculptures outside to paintings in museums. I made a quick visit to the Uffizi Gallery to look at some art famous from the Renaissance period. This was outside the Uffizi. I took the photo because of the clouds. It didn’t look this vivid in person. I did some adjudtments afterwards. It is said Michelangelo stood in front of this statue and said it was a waste of a large piece of marble. It certainly lacks the magic of Michelangelo. One of the very l...
Tags: Travel, Photos, Art, Italy, Florence, Mary, Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Botticelli, Uffizi Gallery, Lippi, DaVinci, Medicis, Botticelli Venus


An Immaculate Copy of Leonardo’s The Last Supper Digitized by Google: View It in High Resolution Online

Romantic poets told us that great art is eternal and transcendent. They also told us everything made by human hands is bound to end in ruin and decay. Both themes were inspired by the rediscovery and renewed fascination for the arts of antiquity in Europe and Egypt. It was a time of renewed appreciation for monumental works of art, which happened to coincide with a period when they came under considerable threat from looters, vandals, and invading armies. One work of art that appeared on the it...
Tags: Google, Art, Europe, England, Milan, College, Egypt, Royal Academy of Arts, Brazil, Notre Dame, Napoleon, Facebook Twitter, Da Vinci, National Museum, Leonardo, Leonardo da Vinci


Unleash your inner da Vinci with these art and science drawing lessons

Masterpieces like the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper followed countless hours of anatomical studies.Leonardo da Vinci was fascinated by the human form.The Complete Creative Art & Science of Drawing Bundle teaches you how to draw human bodies, heads, and more. Fans of the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper are captivated by Leonardo da Vinci's exceptional eye for human forms. Those masterpieces followed countless hours of anatomical studies. Da Vinci was fascinated by the human form, most famously exp...
Tags: Art, Science, Painting, Culture, Animation, Innovation, Street Art, Da Vinci, Leonardo da Vinci, Science And Art, Vinci, Human body


CISOs And The Da Vinci Fallacy

As we continue to extend our research on the six types of CISOs, we’ve witnessed a common issue that plagues security leaders that I’ve termed “the Da Vinci fallacy,” defined as: The Da Vinci fallacy asserts that CISOs must be polymaths/experts possessing mastery of skills across domains of security, technology, strategy, marketing, finance, economics, people, […]
Tags: Marketing, Age Of The Customer, Da Vinci, CISO, Security & Risk, Cybersecurity Trends, Security Risk Management, 6 CISO Types, Future Of Ciso


West Wind Keen.

Back in 2018 the Paris Review published a piece by Anthony Madrid called Guy Davenport’s Translation of Mao that’s so irresistible I can barely resist quoting the whole thing. But I am strong, so I will just quote the start: In 1979, Guy Davenport’s second book of “stories” appeared: Da Vinci’s Bicycle. He was fifty-one. I put quotation marks around the word stories because almost nothing happens in any of them. When they’re good, they’re good for other reasons. Davenport was a disciple of Ezr...
Tags: Russia, Uncategorized, Linguistics, Madrid, James Joyce, Mao, Nixon, Alexander, Paris Review, Mao Zedong, Da Vinci, Davenport, Virgil, People 's Republic of China, Ezra Pound, Mayakovsky


First Look: ‘Poldark’ Star Aidan Turner as Leonardo da Vinci in Sony Drama from Euro Broadcasters

Here’s a first look at Irish “Poldark” star Aidan Turner as legendary artist Leonardo da Vinci in upcoming international co-production “Leonardo,” set to be released next year. The first glimpse of Turner as da Vinci shows him learning his craft as a young apprentice and then reaching for greatness with his commission to paint The […]
Tags: News, Global, Aidan Turner, Turner, Da Vinci, Leonardo, Leonardo da Vinci, RAI, Frank Spotnitz, Sony Drama


The Foot-Licking Demons & Other Strange Things in a 1921 Illustrated Manuscript from Iran

Few modern writers so remind me of the famous Virginia Woolf quote about fiction as a "spider's web" more than Argentinian fabulist Jorge Luis Borges. But the life to which Borges attaches his labyrinths is a librarian's life; the strands that anchor his fictions are the obscure scholarly references he weaves throughout his text. Borges brings this tendency to whimsical employ in his nonfiction Book of Imaginary Beings, a heterogenous compendium of creatures from ancient folk tale, myth, and de...
Tags: Google, Books, College, Religion, Iran, Dan Brown, Virginia Woolf, Michael, Bosch, Isfahan, Jorge Luis Borges, Facebook Twitter, Gabriel, Da Vinci, Near East, Persia


Starz Offering Streaming Titles Without Subscription

Starz offering streaming titles without subscription Fans looking for fresh streaming content while on cautionary lockdowns can rejoice as premium cable network Starz has announced that through the end of March, it will be offering access to a select number of titles through its streaming app without the need of a subscription, including the full first seasons of Black Sails and Vida! RELATED: Starz’s Groundbreaking Drama Vida Ending With Season 3 Those without subscriptions can also strea...
Tags: TV, Hollywood, Movies, TV News, Starz, Streaming, Da Vinci, TV Premiere


All the companies from Y Combinator’s W20 Demo Day, Part III: Hardware, Robots, AI and Developer Tools

Y Combinator’s Demo Day was a bit different this time around. As concerns grew over the spread of COVID-19, Y Combinator shifted the event format away from the two-day gathering in San Francisco we’ve gotten used to, instead opting to have its entire class debut to invited investors and media via YC’s Demo Day website. In a bit of a surprise twist, YC also moved Demo Day forward one week, citing accelerated pacing from investors. Alas, this meant switching up its plan for each company to have...
Tags: Google, Startups, TC, Lyft, Y Combinator, Spacex, NYC, Stanford, India, San Francisco, Tech, Department Of Defense, Nasa, Turing, Yc, Da Vinci


It’s 2 a.m. at the Louvre, and You’re Hanging With Leonardo

The Paris museum opened its doors around the clock to give more people the chance to see the blockbuster show about the Renaissance master in its final weekend.
Tags: Art, News, Paris, Louvre, Da Vinci, Leonardo, Louvre Museum, Paris (France


It’s 2 a.m. at the Louvre, and You’re Hanging With da Vinci

The Paris museum opened its doors around the clock to give more people the chance to see the blockbuster show about the Renaissance master in its final weekend.
Tags: Art, News, Paris, Louvre, Da Vinci, Leonardo, Louvre Museum, Paris (France


Philadelphia having existential meltdown after report of Phillie Phanatic's 'new look'

You don't see anybody clamoring for them to put lipstick on Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa. It's worth noting: da Vinci and Michelangelo aren't currently embattled in any legal issues that we know of at the moment. No franchise in the history of civilization has been more consistently disappointing than the Philadelphia Phillies.
Tags: News, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Phillies, Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Phillie Phanatic, Leonardo da Vinci


Master Your Relationship to Time

By Leo Babauta The truth is, most of us have a pretty adversarial relationship to time. There’s never enough. We’re always behind. It goes by too fast. We can’t do important things because we don’t have enough time. None of it is helpful. Most of it is bullshit. Let’s take the first one: there’s never enough time. This is powerful because there’s some truth to it: time is limited and precious. We will die, and while we don’t know how much time we have left in this life, we do know t...
Tags: Time, Inspiration, Tolstoy, Rosa Parks, Da Vinci, Gandhi, Curie, Leo Babauta, Resiliency & Change, Mindfulness & Mastery


Turbocharge Your Brain 

Life sure does require a lot of thinking. The heavy lifting includes solving problems, charting the right path to our goals, and making important decisions. Each requires us to rev up our thinking engines and put our brains into gear. And, just like with a car, you can boost the effectiveness of your thinking power with a brain turbocharger — easily .   To understand how turbocharged thinking works, you need to understand a little bit about the two sides (hemispheres) of the brain. The l...
Tags: Psychology, General, Neuroscience, Brain And Behavior, Da Vinci, Daniel Pink, Vinci, Ambidextrous, Cognitive Neuroscience, Leonardo da Vinci Because da Vinci, Lucia Capacchione, Capacchione


Die coolsten Mesh-Shirts für ungeduldige Frühlingsfans

Bis zum Frühlingsanfang dauert es noch 34 Tage – 34 Tage, an denen wir wahrscheinlich noch viele regnerische Nachmittage ertragen müssen (juhu...)! Auch wenn uns der Blick aus dem Fenster noch nicht wirklich in euphorische Frühlingsstimmung versetzt, ist es doch zumindest Zeit, dass wir uns nicht mehr von dem grauen Wetter die gute Laue verderben lassen. Und wie geht das besser, als mit neuen Lieblingen für den Kleiderschrank?Meine Empfehlung: Mesh-Shirts! In den letzten Jahren hat der durchsich...
Tags: Topshop, Fashion, Music, Cameron, Copenhagen, Asos, Da Vinci, Schwarz, Ding, Jahren, Dann, Blau, Stoff, Schnitt, Laue, Linien


CIF-SS boys soccer playoff pairings for all divisions

Support our high school sports coverage by becoming a digital subscriber. Subscribe now The CIF-SS boys soccer playoff pairings were released Saturday, Feb. 8. CIF-SS BOYS SOCCER PLAYOFFS Games start 3 p.m. or 5 p.m. DIVISION 1 First round, Wednesday, Feb. 12 Katella at San Clemente Irvine University at Mira Costa Corona del Mar at Servite Aliso Niguel at Paramount Harvard-Westlake at Santa Barbara Mater Dei at Fountain Valley Los Alamitos at Anaheim Capistrano Valley at Cathedral St. Francis ...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Glendale, Monrovia, Eisenhower, High School Sports, Tesoro, Miller, San Marcos, San Bernardino, Los Altos, Simi Valley, Da Vinci, Brentwood, St Margaret


Our top 10 Lighting Design Projects from the A’ Design Awards 2019

We’re kicking off 2020 with inspirational lighting designs to help ‘spark’ your imagination! Perhaps the most ‘lit’ amongst the A’ Design Award’s multiple categories, this list looks at winning designs from the past year, celebrating good design from the year gone by. The Italy-based A’ Design Awards and Competition has always tried to be more than an award, by creating a multi-disciplinary program that rewards designers while also creating an environment that helps designers grow their products...
Tags: Design, China, Awards, Italy, Lighting, Thorn, Product Design, Da Vinci, Estelle, Imperial Palace, RGB, A' Design Award and Competition, Luminaire, Foglia, A' Design 2019, Yilmaz Dogan


‘Salvator Mundi’ Is Not By Leonardo (Yes, It Is) (No, It Isn’t)

Art historian Charles Hope, in a review of three books about the world’s most expensive painting, lays out an extensive argument against the attribution of Salvator Mundi to da Vinci and suggests that the UK’s National Gallery, by including it in its 2011 Leonardo exhibition, helped (wittingly or not) pump up the work’s resale value. Both the New York dealer who had the painting at that time and the National Gallery’s then-director respond in letters, and Hope follows up with a counter-response...
Tags: Art, UK, New York, Hope, Visual, Da Vinci, Charles Hope, Salvator Mundi, 01.02.20


Leonardo da Vinci’s Inventions Come to Life as Museum-Quality, Workable Models: A Swing Bridge, Scythed Chariot, Perpetual Motion Machine & More

Perpetual motion is impossible. Even if we don't know much about physics, we all know that to be true — or at least we've heard it from credible enough sources that we might as well believe it. More accurately, we might say that nobody has yet figured out how to make a machine that keeps on going and going and going by itself, without any external energy source. But it hasn't been for lack of trying, and the effort has been on the part of not just crackpots but some of the most impressiv...
Tags: Google, Technology, College, History, Physics, Seoul, Facebook Twitter, Da Vinci, Leonardo, Leonardo da Vinci, Ivanov, Colin Marshall, Facebook Leonardo da Vinci, 21st Century Los Angeles, Valeriy Ivanov, Perpetual Motion Machine Based


Best LGBTQ destinations 2020

The world made landmark advancements regarding LGBTQ rights in 2019. Taiwan became the first Asian country to legalize same-sex marriage, India ended a colonial-era law criminalizing gay sex, and Sweden passed a law banning hate speech related to gender expression. Pride events around the globe honored the 50th anniversary of Stonewall, and a reported five million people attended New York City’s parade to celebrate the birthplace of the modern LGBTQ rights movement. But the year wasn’t all r...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, Hbo, UK, New York, Milan, Sweden, Greece, Lgbt, Berlin, India, New York City, Church, Toronto, Tel Aviv


Researchers Look into Strange Orb in Da Vinci Painting

Researchers think they have uncovered the story behind the strange orb in Da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi, noting that the object would be a hollow glass ball. “Our experiments show that an optically accurate rendering qualitatively matching that of the painting is indeed possible using materials, light sources, and scientific knowledge available to Leonardo da Vinci circa 1500,” the report […]
Tags: Art, News, Art News, Minipost, Da Vinci, Leonardo da Vinci, Salvator Mundi, Da Vinci Painting


Milan: Fashion, Culture and Science 

Milan might not be the first city that pops up in your mind when touring Italy but this city has its fair share of historic monuments and tourism spots. Milan is the work and business hub of Italy but that doesn’t mean it is not a good option for tourists. Many people arrange customized tours including shopping tours with personal shoppers when visiting Italy, and especially Milan.  The city is world-famous for Milan fashion week usually conducted in spring and fall. If you are touring Ita...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Fashion, Milan, Italy, Milan Fashion Week, Da Vinci, Leonardo, Leonardo da Vinci, Santa Maria delle Grazie, Vittorio Emanuele II, Cathedral of Santa Maria Nascente, Milan Fashion Week This, Deluxe Limo Italy


Podcast #571: The Voyage of Character

Good character is hard to define in the abstract, but easy to identify when it’s embodied in the lives of great individuals. In order to illuminate what worthy character looks like, my guest today has written a book which consists of profiles of 10 of history’s most notable admirals, marking out both their inspiring and flawed qualities, as well as how these qualities intersected with their ability to lead. His name is Admiral James Stavridis, he served as the commander of US Southern Command...
Tags: Europe, Podcast, Life, Nato, Squarespace, Lightbox, Tufts University, Da Vinci, Francis Drake, Grace Hopper, Fletcher School of Law, Zheng, James Stavridis, Stavridis, Horatio Nelson, US Southern Command US European Command


Mountain Dew Body Wash Exists, Has Science Gone Too Far?

Courtesy of Best Products No one soap should contain so much power Science and technology is constantly improving by leaps and bounds, we learn about incredible new innovations almost everyday, and today, dear readers, is no exception. We’ve come a long way, from the printing press to the Apollo 11, but the creations of the past have nothing on this latest marvel of human ingenuity. Wait — do you hear that knocking sound? The Future is here, and it brought a gift. Behold: Mountain Dew...
Tags: Mountain Dew, Humor, Da Vinci, Redditor, Adam Tierney, Sloane Hughes


This 21-year-old Bitcoin millionaire beamed cryptocurrency from space to a school in Ghana

Erik Finman bought $1,000 worth of bitcoin at the age of 12 in 2011, when each bitcoin was $10 to $12 — today he holds 446 bitcoin, worth $3.2 million according to Friday's price. Finman completed a "crypto space drop" to a school in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana on November 4, meaning he beamed cryptocurrency down from a constellation of satellites in outer space to an antenna at the school. Finman sees the crypto space drop having applications for delivering cryptocurrency to locations w...
Tags: Trends, Nasa, Ghana, Da Vinci, Greater Accra, Erik Finman, St Mary s School, Finman, Facebook Libra, Greater Accra Region of Ghana, Business Insider Finman, Korle Gonno, Kwame Larry Asante


This 20-year-old Bitcoin millionaire beamed cryptocurrency from space to a school in Ghana

Erik Finman bought $1,000 worth of bitcoin at the age of 12 in 2011, when each bitcoin was $10 to $12 — today he holds 446 bitcoin, worth $3.2 million according to Friday's price. Finman completed a "crypto space drop" to a school in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana on November 4, meaning he beamed cryptocurrency down from a constellation of satellites in outer space to an antenna at the school. Finman sees the crypto space drop having applications for delivering cryptocurrency to locations w...
Tags: Trends, Nasa, Ghana, Da Vinci, Greater Accra, Erik Finman, St Mary s School, Finman, Facebook Libra, Greater Accra Region of Ghana, Business Insider Finman, Korle Gonno, Kwame Larry Asante


Why conspiratorial thinking is peaking in America

The internet has allowed fringe groups founded on paranoid thinking to merge in ways we've never seen before. Part of modern political polarization in American is that we're becoming a people who believes in different realities, some of which are based on fears rather than facts. Many of these conspiracy theories are targeted on groups that we believe are plotting against us.There is a romanticization that we're going to somehow solve all of life's unknowns, Da Vinci Code-style. However, this ir...
Tags: Psychology, Movies, Entertainment, Internet, Government, America, Social Media, Society, Brain, Culture, United States, Sociology, Innovation, Fear, Mind, Da Vinci


Weird and Wonderful Milan

The Milan metropolitan region has a total population of around 7.5 million, which more than doubles every year with the influx of an estimated eight million overseas visitors. Transport access is convenient, with the city being served by three international passenger airports: Malpensa, Linate and Bergamo. If you’re flying into the region to visit destinations like Verona or Lake Como, you should really plan to stay in Milan for a bit. There are plenty of things to do in Milan, but here are just...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Milan, Wales, Rome, Italy, Switzerland, Michelin, Mark Twain, Ac Milan, Inter Milan, Verona, Sagrada Familia, Oscar Wilde, Greater London, Antoni Gaudí