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Blog For Intermediate Moving Images, Winter 2013

Jul 17

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likeafieldmouse:

Pablo Picasso - Still Life with Skull on an Armchair (1946) - Studies & finished painting

Jul 15

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Jul 15

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likeafieldmouse:

Galileo’s Moon Drawings

"Galileo Galilei did not invent the telescope. The honor is usually reserved for Hans Libbershey, a Dutch eyeglass maker, who was at least the first person to apply for a patent, in 1608. But Galileo was a very early adopter, and improver, of the instrument.

In 1609, he made the drawings above ‘from life,’ the very first realistic renderings of the Moon (now housed at the Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale in Florence). 

Prior to Galileo’s illustrations, virtually no one bothered to represent the Moon with its spots the way it actually appeared.

After his observations, Galileo planned the following year to create an entire series of illustrations, presumably ‘to show how the shadows of individual features changed with the illumination.’

This, however, became unnecessary since ‘even the Jesuit fathers in Rome were convinced that that the Moon’s surface was uneven.

He explained his observations of a coruscated, pitted, and mountainous Moon and included several additional drawings. (He also made scores of drawings of Jupiter and several constellations.) 

Like many scholars of his day, Galileo was also an accomplished draftsman, and like scholars still today, he was required to excel at the fine art of self-promotion, forced not only to compete with his contemporaries, but also to persuade his patrons as well as mollify the institutional authorities.”

Jun 27

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okkultmotionpictures:

EXCERPTS >|< Journey to the Center of a Triangle (1976)


 | Hosted at: Internet Archive
 | From: Academic Film Archive of North America
 | Download: Ogg | 512Kb MPEG4 | MPEG2
 | Digital Copy: not specified


A series of Animated GIFs excerpted from Journey to the Center of a Triangle (1977): another fabulous film by the Cornwells, created on the Tektronics 4051 Graphics Terminal. Presents a series of animated constructions that determine the center of a variety of triangles, including such centers as circumcenter, incenter, centroid and orthocenter. More on the Cornwells at http://www.afana.org/cornwell.htm

According to son Eric Cornwell, here’s how the film was made: The 4051 produced only black and green vector images, not even grey scale. The film’s scenes were divided into layers in the programming, one layer for each of the colors in the scene, and each was shot separately onto high-contrast fine-grained b&w film stock. The final scene in “Journey” had 5 layers: one for each of the four colored dots, plus one for the white triangle and line. 

These five clips were then multiple-exposed onto color film on an optical printer, using colored filters to add the desired color to each black&white layer as it was copied. The resulting color was much better than a film of an RGB display would have been because the color filters on the optical printer allowed access to the full range of the color negative film, allowing much more saturated colors. All of that color is pretty much lost now, between prints fading and/or transfers to the VHS, and then viewing them on a computer screen which has a much more limited color gamut. Please imagine it all in bright, brilliant colors. (from Internet Archive)

We invite you to watch the full video HERE.




EXCERPTS by OKKULT Motion Pictures: a collection of GIFs excerpted from out-of-copyright/historical/rare/controversial moving images. 
A digital curation project for the diffusion of open knowledge.

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blastedheath:

Francis Picabia (French, 1879-1953), Self-Portrait, c.1929-30. Gouache, pen and black ink, and black crayon on cream wove paper, 63 x 48.3 cm.
Jun 26

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blastedheath:

Francis Picabia (French, 1879-1953), Self-Portrait, c.1929-30. Gouache, pen and black ink, and black crayon on cream wove paper, 63 x 48.3 cm.

Jun 26

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sixtensason:

Brancusi working on a Colonne sans Fin, 1924
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Constantin Brancusi’s studio, Paris, 1946 (source: Magnum Photos, foto’s: Wayne Miller)

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Jay Isaac
Jun 23

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Jun 10

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recuperare:

Matisse phone backgrounds

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coreyolsen:

SUPER MARKET, 2014
Jun 10

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coreyolsen:

SUPER MARKET, 2014

Jun 09

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