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The Cross in Glen McCarthy’s “Nothing But The Blood”
Sometimes artists use visual techniques to bring the observer’s attention to particular portions of a creation. Visual artist Glenn McCarthy uses the techniques of illustrating various shades of gray, shapes, and lines to invite observers to view the art’s central image-the cross. While the cross has the most dominant presence on canvas, it is important to pinpoint the landscape and air particles that surround the cross. McCarthy is asserting the cross as holding a special significance that is not present in nature alone, but rather within the magnitude and redemptive power in association with the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus Christ.
The cross in “Nothing But The Blood” stands firmly on the ground above the water in a lake, and the environment around the structure is experiencing a reaction. The reflections in the water beneath the structure are immense, the solid lines pointing toward the cross symbolizes majesty and vigor, and the movement of the surrounding particles is a testament to the strength of the cross.
By naming the creation “Nothing But The Blood” the artist is stating that the blood of the crucifixion influences nature and humanity as we know it. Placing the cross at the center of the art challenges observers to examine nature in the context of resurrection, particularly how the blood of Christ influences the world today as Jesus’ death and resurrection serves as the basis for the passage “because Christ once went through pain for sins, the upright one taking the place of sinners, so that through him we might come back to God; being put to death in the flesh, but given life in the Spirit” (1 Peter…Continue
Posted by Online Art Gallery on April 20, 2014 at 12:00pm
Visit Saint Louis Art Museum 2014
The Saint Louis Art Museum attracts a significant number of exhibits to display for an audience of local residents and travelers to the Saint Louis area. Over a half million people each year find their way to the museum to observe paintings, sculpture and other artistic creations. The museum offers free admission to its visitors, and has an excellent reputation of bringing innovative forms of art to its gallery.
Museum curators recently found the opportunity to place a $1.2 million bid on a 650-year-old porcelain dish from China’s Yuan Dynasty at a New York auction house. They placed the bid in the hopes of acquiring the creation to display in an exhibit featuring Chinese ceramics at the museum. This exemplifies the museum’s willingness to attract rare, international works to provide its audience with a unique observational experience.
The museum is a three-story building in the heart of Forest Park. It had been constructed originally as the Palace of the Fine Arts for the 1904 World’s Fair by architect Cass Gilbert.
In 2005, after the first 100 hundred years of its existence, major expansions took place at the museum that will make it a stronger attraction for the future. Expansion efforts included underground parking, aboveground gallery space and restaurant space.…Continue
Posted by Gateway to Innovation on April 19, 2014 at 12:00pm
Google Releases Custom Smartphone in 2015
While Google is known for developing the largest online search engine on the internet, the company is rapidly investing in research for hardware devices including wearable technology and now smart phones. Google does not want to create an alternative version of the current line of smartphones available on the market, they desire to change the way smartphones provide applications to its users. The search engine giant is introducing Project Ara, a customizable smartphone model with multiple individual pieces users can swap-in or out.
Google had the opportunity to show off a model of the device at a developer event in Santa Clara, California this week. Even though the product is currently in the early stages of design, Google is committed to releasing the product in 2015.
The company plans to release the smart phone in three sizes, each running a version of the Android
mobile operating system. Each device will have a built-in frame, or Endo, which holds the removable
components together with magnets.
Google wants the user to have the ability to choose the types of features to include within their smartphones. For example, a smartphone user who desires to have a better camera on their device could simply pop out the old one and insert a camera of choice. If a user desires to…Continue
Posted by Technology & Innovation on April 18, 2014 at 12:00pm
Tribeca Film Festival 2014 Debuts in New York
The Tribeca Film Festival is finally underway for 2014. The 13th annual festival is currently presenting over 80 films in New York, and will also feature an “Innovation Week” to display the trending technology of South by Southwest.
“Well, it’s lasted all these years and that, we’re very happy about” actor Robert De Niro, festival co-founder, told CBS News. “It’s becoming part of the New York fabric and culture and will be, even more as the years go by, part of something that everybody looks forward to and participates in. It’s great.”
For the second consecutive year, the festival will feature “Storyscapes”, an exhibit using various types of multimedia to tell stories.
This year’s Tribeca festival runs through April 27.
“Our reality has changed,” says Jane Rosenthal, festival co-founder. “Ten years ago, there was no Twitter, no Facebook, no Google. You have to find different ways as an artist, as a filmmaker to collaborate and tell stories effectively.”
While Sundance and Cannes film festivals seem to attract producers who are known already, Tribeca is known for showcasing the works of these individuals and a large collection of actors, directors and producers making their debuts. The festival also uses outdoor screenings that give viewers a chance to experience films in traditional drive-in style. Tribeca certainly presents the most diverse collection of movies, including sports films and documentaries.
AT&T is sponsoring a free day of admission to the festival on April 25. Tribeca is hoping this will open the festival up…Continue
Posted by Online Film Studio on April 17, 2014 at 12:00pm
Who is Lady Gaga?
Lady Gaga, one of the most famous contemporary pop music artists, is known for musical successes as well her activism and fashion. She is an artist with a variety of talents both on and off stage. Gaga fearlessly shares these talents with the world, and has become immensely popular on social media for sharing her thoughts and passions with her fans around the world.
But who is Lady Gaga? Some people perceive her as a pop singer; others may find her to an excellent performer who takes a lot of risks in her performances and in music, and others view her as an icon. It is safe to say that Gaga means different things to different people, but that does not change who she truly is as an artist.
Yes, she is the total package of music, performance, dance and expression. Her style is edgy; she challenges the world’s perceptions of who we are and what we should be. However, inside the person is an artist with a passion to be the best and a desire to inspire the world.
Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, better known as Lady Gaga, shares her talents in a variety of areas: recording and performing music, fashion designing, acting, philanthropy, business and activism. She is a native of New York City who always had a fascination with the arts, and wanted to become involved within them to the best of her abilities.…Continue
Posted by Internet Music Radio on April 17, 2014 at 4:00pm
Google Develops Contact Lens Camera
After Google Glass, the revolutionary eye ware device that incorporates smart technologies becomes available on the market worldwide, the company plan to release a “contact lens camera”. The company will make contact lenses with cameras in them that give users the ability to take pictures by blinking in addition to helping them see more clearly.
Technical specifications have not yet been released for the device. It is unclear if this technology will cause the traditional contact lenses to increase in weight, thickness and length. With the Google Glass product, the company ran multiple tests with many user demographics to collect data on how to improve the user experience. Google will certainly test the contact lens camera on thousands of people before introducing it to the market, as the technology would command compatibility with people possessing different types of visionary problems (shortsightedness, nearsightedness, astigmatisms, etc.)
The primary feature of the technology is the ability to use a hands-free camera. The contact lens camera would be the first technological device that does not use buttons for snapping pictures. This would make the process of taking pictures more efficient as there would not be a need for tripods or for someone to hold a camera still in their hands to capture images. It would be simple to take high quality snapshots with the device because it removes the circumstances that cause people to take pictures with poor quality (redness, blurriness, floaters, etc).…Continue
Posted by Technology & Innovation on April 16, 2014 at 12:00pm
MTV movie Awards 2014: Complete List of Winners
Conan O’ Brien delivered an exceptional night of comedy at the 23rd annual MTV Movie Awards live in Los Angeles over the weekend. “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” won Movie of the Year in one of the most competitive categories at the event. MTV is known for providing the traditional categories found in the other award shows in entertainment, but also featuring ones that are exclusive to its audience. Several actors received special honors that can only be earned at the MTV live event. Below is a complete list of award winners.
Movie of the Year
“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”
"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" - WINNER
"12 Years a Slave"
“The Wolf of Wall Street”
Best Male Performance
Bradley Cooper, "American Hustle"
Leonardo DiCaprio "The Wolf of Wall Street"
Chiwetel Ejiofor, "12 Years a Slave"
Josh Hutcherson, "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" - WINNER
Matthew McConaughey, “Dallas Buyers Club”
Best Female Performance
Amy Adams, "American Hustle"
Jennifer Aniston, “We’re the Millers”
Sandra Bullock, "Gravity"
Jennifer Lawrence, "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" - WINNER
Lupita Nyong'o, "12 Years a…
Posted by Online Film Studio on April 15, 2014 at 6:20pm
Posted by Eva Fidjeland on April 15, 2014 at 5:32pm
Twitter Redesigns Social Media Platform
Everyone remembers the first time they made a Twitter account and signed into the service. There was simplicity about the experience that was not present in the other social media platforms. It would be easy for one to think, “That’s it?” after signing up for the original Twitter service. It was also refreshing to learn how simple it was to Tweet on the service.
All users had to do was type a few short words on a page, click post, and it would should show up on all of their followers’ pages on Twitter. The service has remained relatively unchanged since its online debut.
Until now-Twitter announced plans to redesign its website to make improvements to its functionality as a social network. The San Francisco based company aims to allow more customization and visualization of user tweets.
“The new web profile lets you use a larger profile photo, customize your header, show off your best Tweets,” the company announced on its blog. Twitter wants to give users the opportunity to organize their tweets for later reference. One of the most interactive aspects of the upgrade will allow users to see data about how their Tweets are connecting with followers and viewers around the world. It has also been confirmed that users can “pin” their favorite Tweets to the top of their profile pages for more visibility.
Twitter recently allowed for the ability to “tag” followers in pictures. This…Continue
Posted by Technology & Innovation on April 18, 2014 at 2:00pm
Final Divergent Book Becomes Two Films
Fans of the Divergent book trilogy are searching the internet in large number to discover information about how the third book will transition into a feature film. With confirmation coming from Michael Burns, vice chairman of Lionsgate, fans are now aware that the third and final book will be split into two movies.
Divergent is one of the most popular science fiction action films of 2014. It is based on the novel by Veronica Roth. The film stars Theo James, Shailene Woodley, Zoe Kravitz, Ansel Elgort, Mekhi Phifer, Maggie Q, Jai Courtney, Miles Teller and Kate Winslet.
The storyline takes place in Chicago after an apocalypse. Society’s authority separates remaining individuals into sub units according to their human virtues. The plot centers on the plight of an outcast, Beatrice Prior, who receives a proclamation that she is “Divergent” and will never gain acceptance from any of the sub sections of society. She learns that authority strives to create a “perfect” world, but is secretly implementing a plot that threatens the humanity’s integrity, and begins a quest to foil their plans to save the people.
After the late night screenings on March 20, the film grossed $4.9 million. It followed with $22.8 million…Continue
Posted by Online Film Studio on April 13, 2014 at 12:00pm
4/20 is almost here, and we've compiled a list of movies to help you sit back, chill out and expand
your mind following the massive late afternoon smoke-out.
Our list doesn't just include movies that involve marijuana. We also permitted films that are best enjoyed while "under the influence," not that we endorse that kind of thing.
We tried to omit sequels and sub-par movies that don't deserve a viewing in any state of mind, but we made some allowance for lousy flicks that have become stoner classics (i.e. "Half Baked").
(Disclaimer: Tastes vary, and we may have very well missed your favourites. Let us know what we're missing in the comments!)
And so we were introduced to the ticking time bomb of fury that is Mel Gibson, at least on screen, in "Mad Max."
"It's that rat circus out there, I'm beginning to enjoy it. Look, any longer out on that road and I'm one of them, a terminal psychotic, except that I've got this bronze badge that says that I'm one of the good guys."
"Nothing But The Blood"
an expression through pencil and ink, glorifying the magnitude of Christ's…
oils on canvas, emphasizing Jesus' communication with God through light and transcendence. …
a contemporary perspective of Jesus moments prior to the crucifixion, emphasizes Christ's…
a vibrant perspective of Jesus in watercolor and pencil, emphasizing Christ's human expression with the…
an abstract perspective of Jesus Christ as man and as the lion of Judah, a cosmic portrayal of Christ…