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Posts tagged art.
Observations on Fragmentation and Loss
this is ridiculous. and adorable.
Spring has sprung in this delightful macro photography by Hoang Hiep.
Earth as Art
In 1960, the United States put its first Earth-observing environmental satellite into orbit around the planet. Over the decades, these satellites have provided invaluable information, and the vantage point of space has provided new perspectives on Earth. The NASA e-book, Earth as Art, is free and celebrates Earth’s aesthetic beauty in the patterns, shapes, colors, and textures of the land, oceans, ice, and atmosphere. The book features 75 stunning images of Earth from the Terra, Landsat 5, Landsat 7, EO-1, and Aqua satellites. Sensors on these satellites can measure light outside of the visible range, so the images show more than what is visible to the naked eye. The images are intended for viewing enjoyment rather than scientific interpretation. The beauty of Earth is clear, and the artistry ranges from the surreal to the sublime. The book can be downloaded here.
- Lake District, England
- Great Salt Desert, Iran
- Erg Iguidi, Africa
- Yukon Delta, Canada
- Mississippi Delta, Mississippi
- Rocky Mountains, Canada
- Siberia, Russia
- Rub’ al Khali Desert, Saudi Arabia
- Sierra de Velasco Mountains, Argentina
- Okavango River, Botswana
Kobayashi Eitaku, Body of a Courtesan in 9 stages of Decomposition, c. 1870