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Medina Spirit wins over the horse racing world, including his record-setting trainer

Amid a hail of torn-up tickets at Churchill Downs Saturday, the skeptics came around. The last one was the toughest. “It was like he was telling me, ‘I’m better than you think I am,’’’ Bob Baffert said. “He was right. He is a hell of a lot better.” Not since Mr. Ed has a horse been so perceptive. Medina Spirit seized the lead early in the 147th Kentucky Derby and turned into the most obstinate bulldog that ever chewed a toy. More favored horses kept attacking and Medina Spirit kept running, and ...
Tags: California, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Dubai, Jordan, Horse racing, Ed, Bob, Spielberg, Kentucky Derby, Louisville, Ben Jones, Cox, Rosario, Bob Baffert

One Way to Reclaim Your Power

Is this you? Calvin. Says it all. Without saying a word. One of Bill Watterson's early creations was a copy of Michelangelo's “Creation of Adam” from the Sistine Chapel. It was the middle of his sophomore year at Kenyon. The idea just came to him. He decided to do it, figured out a way. He had to paint over it when the year was up. As he said in the Kenyon College commencement address in 1990: Despite the futility of the whole episode, my fondest memories of college are times like these, where t...
Tags: Marketing, Michelangelo, Bill Watterson, Kenyon, Kenyon College, Valeria Maltoni, Calvin Says

This website has 17,000 3Dcscans of famous sculptures and cultural artifacts

Scan the World has thousands of high-resolution scans of statues, sculptures, and other 3D museum pieces saved in the STL format. You can upload them to 3D modeling apps or print them on a 3D printer. To check it out, I uploaded the head of Michelangelo's David to Blender and threw a couple of colored spotlights on it. — Read the rest
Tags: Art, Post, News, David, Sculpture, 3D, Scans, Michelangelo

This website has 17,000 3D scans of famous sculptures and cultural artifacts

Scan the World has thousands of high-resolution scans of statues, sculptures, and other 3D museum pieces saved in the STL format. You can upload them to 3D modeling apps or print them on a 3D printer. To check it out, I uploaded the head of Michelangelo's David to Blender and threw a couple of colored spotlights on it. — Read the rest
Tags: Art, Post, News, David, Sculpture, 3D, Scans, Michelangelo

3D Print 18,000 Famous Sculptures, Statues & Artworks: Rodin’s Thinker, Michelangelo’s David & More

To recent news stories about 3D printed guns, prosthetics, and homes, you can add Scan the World’s push to create “an ecosystem of 3D printable objects of cultural significance.” Items that took the ancients untold hours to sculpt from marble and stone can be reproduced in considerably less time, provided you’ve got the technology and the know-how to use it. Since we last wrote about this free, open source initiative in 2017, Scan the World has added Google Arts and Culture to the many cult...
Tags: Google, Art, Photography, Technology, College, China, India, History, World, David, Austria, Vienna, Paris, Beethoven, Rodin, Facebook Twitter

"She wrote in her autobiography that Bob Dylan tried to seduce her by playing her his latest album, 'Bringing It All Back Home,' and explaining in detail what each track meant."

"(It didn’t work. 'I just found him so … daunting,' she wrote. 'As if some god had come down from Olympus and started to come onto me.') Jagger had more luck, and for a few seemingly glamorous years they were a generational It Couple. But there were tensions from the start, and Faithfull wasn’t sure she was cut out for the wifely muse role that, even in such bohemian circles, she was expected to play...." From (NYT). I was interested in that — "As if some god had come down from Olympus and ...
Tags: Law, Bob Dylan, Mick Jagger, Olympus, Jagger, Dylan, LEDA, Michelangelo, Marianne Faithfull, Faithfull, Ann Althouse, Lightweight Religion

Gianluigi Colalucci, Restorer Of Michelangelo’s Colors, Has Died At 91

In the 1980s, Colalucci led the team that restored the Sistine Chapel. “To paint the Sistine ceiling, Michelangelo labored atop a towering scaffolding, his neck craned skyward and paint dripping onto his face. In an enterprise that captivated the international art world, Mr. Colalucci assumed the same position for the delicate task of cleansing the chapel of the layers of filth that had accumulated during the intervening centuries.” – Washington Post
Tags: Art, People, Michelangelo, 04.09.21, Gianluigi Colalucci Restorer Of Michelangelo, Colalucci

Gianluigi Colalucci, Lead Restorer Of Sistine Chapel, Dead At 92

From 1980 to 1994, he led a team of workers who carefully washed away, frequently with plain soap and water, centuries’ worth of dust, smoke and other grime from Michelangelo’s work — revealing what were, to those who had been accustomed to the dim, grim aspect of the unrestored “Last Judgment” fresco, the astonishingly vivid colors the artist used. – Firstpost (AFP)
Tags: Art, People, Michelangelo, 03.30.21, Gianluigi Colalucci

‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ Writer Max Borenstein on How He Writes Monster Fights, the Status of His Space Mountain Movie, and More [Interview]

Legendary’s MonsterVerse has featured multiple directors and a myriad of creatures since its launch in 2014, but one person has been along for the ride on every movie in the franchise: Max Borenstein, whose most recent credit is as a writer on this month’s titanic culmination, Godzilla vs. Kong. We spoke with Borenstein about his involvement with the franchise on each movie, how he writes big monster fight sequences (“It’s not, ‘They fight on the water. Fill in the blanks.'”), how Legendary dif...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Interviews, Sci-fi, Disney, Features, Sequels, Jordan, Godzilla, Terry, Skull Island, Legendary Pictures, John C Reilly, Mike, Gareth, Kong

The Ingredients for Making Something that Lasts

In the Sixteenth Century, Michelangelo was more than a sculptor. Like Leonardo and his beloved Dante Alighieri, he did much more than his art. Director Andrey Konchalovskiy shows “Michelangelo working alongside the masons in a marble quarry, dangling over an abyss on ropes and designing systems for moving mammoth blocks of stone using nothing but muscle power and rudimentary machines such as pulleys.” Three creators, centuries apart. Their works inspired entire generations. Their work is the cul...
Tags: Marketing, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Dante Alighieri, Valeria Maltoni, Andrey Konchalovskiy

Erick Oh On His Oscar Contender Animated Short Film ‘Opera’

Director Erick Oh spent six years working as an animator at Pixar, working on titles such as “Finding Dory and “Inside Out” before joining Tonko House. His nine-minute long animated shortlist contender “Opera” is inspired by the great Renaissance artists such as Michelangelo and Botticelli. Oh was also inspired by society and humanity; Trump was […]
Tags: News, Awards, Opera, Pixar, Trump, Michelangelo, Erick, Tonko House, Erick Oh

Get into the virtual tour for The Getty Museum

Many of the fun and educational experiences we would typically visit are still temporarily closed in 2021. However, that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy the different virtual tours of the locations we wish we could go to. Thankfully, some great places like The Getty Center and Museum have a great website of resources for a virtual tour for you to learn everything about The Getty Center and all of the histories at art it is home to. Michelangelo: Mind of the Master How much do you know about Mic...
Tags: Greece, Sport, Soccer, Getty, Florence, Michelangelo, Michaelangelo, Sponsored Content, The TEA, The TEA - Arts, Getty Center and Museum, Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, Unsplash Chris Parmiter, Classroom School

Why 83-year-old Russian director Andrei Konchalovsky has two new films out now

Russian director Andrei Konchalovsky offers a bemused smile at how fate delivered his two new films to American audiences within weeks of each other. “Strange situation, yeah?” he says with a shrug during a Zoom call from his home in Moscow. It is, and yet at the same time, it’s fortuitous, too. “Sin,” an epic about the Italian Renaissance artist Michelangelo, arrived in mid-February. “Dear Comrades!” the true story of a Soviet-era massacre and coverup, debuted at the end of January, shortly bef...
Tags: England, Movies, Nbc, Sport, Fox, Things To Do, Soccer, Italy, Cameroon, Showtime, Long Beach, Moscow, Stalin, Soviet Union, KGB, Michelangelo

A 24-year-old who got laid off from Disney turned his art side hustle into a 6-figure income and is doing business almost entirely on Instagram

Isaac Pelayo Issac Pelayo Isaac Pelayo, 24, is a Los Angeles-based artist who made over six-figures last year.  After being laid off from Disney, he had to turn his artistic passion into a full career.  To Insider, he breaks down how he did it. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. When Isaac Pelayo was just two years old, his father gave him a Sharpie and some paper and told him to go draw. By age 11, Pelayo won first place in his school's art competition; his father hun...
Tags: Instagram, Disney, Los Angeles, Trends, David, Paris, Shepard Fairey, Nascar, Diddy, Hamilton, Caravaggio, Michelangelo, Antonio, Isaac, Leonardo da Vinci, Gunn

‘Sin’ Review: The Madness and Melancholy of Michelangelo

To say “Sin” is about Michelangelo is much too reductive. Rather than offering up a definitive portrait of the Italian artist, Russian director Andrei Konchalovsky has crafted instead He’s all those things and yet defined by none of them. It’s telling that “Sin” doesn’t actually spend much time with Michelangelo creating, less interested as it […]
Tags: Reviews, Sin, Michelangelo, Andrei Konchalovsky

CS Soapbox: Things We Want From The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Reboot

CS Soapbox: Things we want from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot Last summer brought the interesting announcement that a CG film reboot of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise was in the works from the all-star team of Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Jeff Rowe and Brendan O’Brien and while Rogen has offered that the film will offer more of an emphasis on the age of the characters, there’s still a lot of unknowns about what fans can expect from the next film. On a whim and a need for ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Michael Bay, Bradley Cooper, Andy Serkis, Seth Rogen, Raphael, Leo, Andrew Garfield, Patrick Stewart, Norman, Tmnt, Tobey Maguire, Laurence Fishburne, Paramount, Will Arnett

‘The Silence of the Lambs’ at 30: How the Influential Thriller Forged Empathy Through Clarice Starling’s Eyes

Last night, CBS viewers said hello to Clarice, a new network procedural that serves as a sequel to The Silence of the Lambs. Rebecca Breeds is the latest actress to embody Clarice Starling, the courageous FBI agent who faced off with two serial killers in one watershed 1991 thriller. One killer shall have to remain nameless. Clarice’s cousins, however, are numerous and known by plenty of other names. When Jodie Foster originated the role three decades ago, she inspired a whole generation of scr...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Minnesota, Nbc, Features, Fbi, Brian Cox, Gillian Anderson, Cbs, Morgan Freeman, Hannibal Lecter, Thomas Harris, Sigourney Weaver, Catherine, Laurence Fishburne, Hannibal

Podcast #683: How to Think Like a Renaissance Man

When we think about the Renaissance, we think of a great flowering in artistic creativity and intellectual innovation; we think about the beautiful paintings and sculptures of Michelangelo, the astute discoveries of Copernicus, the timeless plays of Shakespeare. Ironically though, this great creative flowering was spurred by men who were educated under a system that, by our modern lights, can seem rather rigid and rote.  My guest today unpacks this seeming paradox. His name is Scott Newstok, ...
Tags: Podcast, Life, Shakespeare, Personal Development, Scott, Michelangelo, Da Vinci Shakespeare, Scott Scott, A Man's Life, Scott Newstok, Benjamin Franklin Method

Creativity is the WFH casualty no one is talking about. Here's how to stay inspired while working remotely.

Bosses should avoid micromanaging remote workers to boost creativity. Manish Rajput/SOPA Images Creativity has taken a hit during the pandemic due to a decrease in remote employee collaboration. Ben Crudo, an ecommerce expert and CEO of Diff Agency, says bosses can step in to fix this issue. He says bosses can enable employee's creativity by supporting their needs and avoiding micromanaging. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. You know the feeling. It's already afternoo...
Tags: Time, Trends, Alps, Jeff Bezos, David Whyte, Michelangelo, Crudo, Ben Crudo, Diff Agency, Galileo Leonardo da Vinci

Five creative ideas for your kids on National Art Day

Happy National Art Day, where every work of art your kid makes deserves to be displayed around the house. It doesn’t matter if it’s a painting, a drawing, or a sculpture – it’s a work of art. Now that the kids are spending so much time at home, they should be exploring their creative side. Get out the paint, papers, and everything else they can use to make a masterpiece to decorate your home. Check out these videos to inspire your child to create their own work of art at home. How To Draw A Cut...
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Michelangelo, Sponsored Content, Baby Yoda, The TEA, The TEA - Arts, Grogu, Unsplash Bruno Kelzer, Simple Origami Boat Origami, Pexels Julia M Cameron

A brand-new blue may be the most eye-popping blue yet

Combine yttrium, indium, and manganese, then heat and serve.The new blue was synthesized by chemists at Oregon State University.YInMn Blue is the latest character in the weird history of the color blue. The color you're looking at in the unretouched photo above is a stunning new blue called "YInMn Blue." It's the first new inorganic blue pigment developed in hundreds of years. "YInMn Blue" is a contraction of Yttrium, Indium, and Manganese, and the pigment was invented by a team of chemists led...
Tags: Psychology, Art, Europe, Etsy, Color, Bbc, Rome, George Carlin, Chemistry, Egypt, Innovation, Invention, Epa, Npr, DuPont, Blue

Cool Stuff: ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Box Sets Bring Back Classic Playmates Action Figures

While NECA has been releasing waves of outstanding new figures inspired by the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series, Playmates Toys has been re-releasing the classic action figures that were on shelves back in the 1990s. For those who haven’t been keeping up with the TMNT collectibles racket, this year will give you a chance to get all the necessary action figures you need with two box sets featuring Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael, and Michelangelo, master Splinter, their nemesis Shredder...
Tags: Toys, Movies, Tmnt, Collectibles, Cool Stuff, Krang, Michelangelo, Neca, Comic Book/Superhero, Baxter Stockman, Teenage-Mutant-Ninja-Turtles, Playmates Toys, Toyark, Leonardo Donatello Raphael, Leonardo Donatello Michelangelo Raphael Shredder, Bebop Rocksteady Baxter Stockman Slash Krang

Alabama looking to win 6th title under Nick Saban in showdown with No. 3 Ohio State

MIAMI — Trying to figure out which of Nick Saban’s Alabama teams is best is akin to picking Michelangelo’s greatest work of art or Ernest Hemingway’s best novel. They are all excellent in their own way. The first to win a national championship came in 2009 and is still the only Alabama team to finish unbeaten under Saban in 14 seasons of unprecedented dominance. The 2011 national champions had maybe the greatest defense of college football’s modern era of high-powered offenses. The current Crims...
Tags: Minnesota, Sports, Alabama, LSU, NFL, Georgia, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, Miami, Miami Dolphins, College sports, SEC, Tigers, College Football, Ohio State

‘Now I’m Sounding Like One Of My Characters’ — Suzan-Lori Parks On Playwriting

“It’s like what ‘Michelangelo’ said, right? He’s working with the marble and taking away everything that’s not the sculpture. And let’s put Michelangelo in quotes, ’cause was he really the one who actually said that? But, anyway, the idea still holds. I feel that whatever I’m writing exists already. … Like I’m following something through the woods. Eyes open. Ears open. Heart open. And I’m following a path that is sometimes behind me.” A Q&A with fellow playwright and MacArthur Fellow Branden J...
Tags: Art, Theatre, Michelangelo, Suzan Lori Parks, Winter 2020

Best Markers for Adult Coloring Books

Adult coloring books have really hit it off recently and it has become somewhat of a meditative hobby for most of us to have a break from everyday life.If you look at the best sellers on Amazon in recent years adult coloring books have topped the charts multiple times. If you’re as into it as we’ve become then you’ll want to step up your coloring game from the happy meal coloring pencils you found at the bottom of your handbag.  Markers are a great way to bump up the quality of any of your ...
Tags: Amazon, Japan, Life, Walmart, Product Reviews, Spectrum, Van Gogh, Da Vinci, Michaels, Michelangelo, Copic, Caliart, Copic Super Brush Nib, Aenart, Spectrum Noir


"Your profession is not what brings home your weekly paycheck. Your profession is what you're put here on earth to do, with such passion and such intensity that it becomes spiritual in calling." - Vincent van Gogh "If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you." - Gospel of Thomas "Love your calling with passion. It is the meaning of your life." - Auguste Rodin "Vocation do...
Tags: Quotes, Stephen King, Innovation, Beethoven, Oprah Winfrey, Shakespeare, Don, Vincent Van Gogh, Annie Dillard, Michelangelo, Steven Pressfield, Emile Zola, Jim Harrison, Wallace Stevens, Kabir, Viktor Frankl

Renew Yourself With Lessons from the Renaissance

"Your Renaissance" by Maura Garau mines the lives, loves, and art of the Renaissance to help you live your best life.
Tags: Travel, Books, Raphael, Renaissance, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Renaissance Art, Books & Literary Travel, Maura Garau

"Successfully making art requires accepting yourself, in Mr. Koons’s philosophy, so that you can pursue your interests without shame."

"'Everything about your past is perfect,' he says. 'Everything up to this moment about you is spectacular.' ... I found myself mindlessly nodding along, as he compares an ashtray that he remembers loving as a child, with a reclining woman holding her legs aloft, to Michelangelo’s 'Pietà.' 'How can that be any less than this masterpiece by Michelangelo?' he says. 'It’s equal.'... He asks himself, 'What have I been pulled to? What have the interests been lately?' He believes this will work for you...
Tags: Art, Education, Writing, Law, Jeff Koons, David Sedaris, Koons, Michelangelo, Ann Althouse, Bobbie Brown, David Mamet Both Davids

LOL: ‘Middle-Aged Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Return in This Cut ‘SNL’ Animated Short

The final Saturday Night Live of 2020 was full of holiday hilarity thanks to the return of Kristen Wiig for the official Christmas episode. In fact, there were so many sketches that there was an entire animated short that didn’t make it to air. Middle-Aged Mutant Ninja Turtles is a hilariously depressing take on the classic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series that thrived in from the late 1980s through the mid 1990s. It finds the heroes in a half-shell living rather pathetic lives as t...
Tags: Comedy, New York, Movies, Nbc, Animation, Raphael, Snl, Lol, Kristen Wiig, Michelangelo, Donatello, Video Of The Day, Teenage-Mutant-Ninja-Turtles, Saturday-Night-Live, Middle-Aged Mutant Ninja Turtles

"Sachsalber... sought to literally find a needle hidden in a haystack by the museum’s curators, taking a common idiom at face value and enacting it as a work."

"In the end, Sachsalber was successful in locating the needle.... ... Sachsalber undertook a project called Hands, for which he and his father attempted to complete a 13,200-piece puzzle of Michelangelo’s Creation of Adam. ... Sachsalber produced 222 drawings based on Galerie Bruno Bischofberger ads that appeared on the back of Artforum. Other performances involved eating a poisonous mushroom and spending 24 hours in a room with a cow." From "Sven Sachsalber, Prankish Artist on the Verge of Fa...
Tags: Death, Law, Puzzles, Mushrooms, Performance art, Cows, Michelangelo, Artforum, Ann Althouse, Sachsalber, Adam Sachsalber, Galerie Bruno Bischofberger