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Anyone old enough to remember when ascii art was cool?
Well, here's a little retro piece I did for Chump and the trumpletons.
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Not that it's anything special. Or even good. But it's often the thought that counts. smiley
Feel free to copy and paste it into your anti Chump conversations.
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The Triadic Ballet is a Bauhaus masterpiece. Oskar Schlemmer was born September 4th, 1888 in Stuttgart, Germany. He was a painter, sculptor, designer and choreographer. He was also a professor at the BAUHAUS School.

This video dance piece of the "Triadic Ballet" is a reconstruction by Margarete Hastings in 1970. This was possible with support of Schlemmer students from Bauhaus School and also with Tut Schlemmer, his widow.
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Winning images from the annual photo competition produced by the Natural History Museum, London

Winners of Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2021 - The Atlantic

A striking photo showing the "otherworldly beauty" of spawning groupers has won the 2021 Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.

'Explosive' photo captures 'otherworldly beauty' of spawning fish during a full moon | Live Science

Stunning aerial footage from the Drone Photography Awards 2021 capture everything from a couple sunbathing on an iceberg to an eerie congregation of sheep. 

These Award-Winning Drone Photos Will Show You the World in New Ways

The Defining Masterpiece of Botticelli’s Late Career To Be Offered with an Estimate in Excess of $40 Million

One of the last great masterpieces remaining in private hands by renowned Renaissance artist Sandro Botticelli will star in Sotheby’s annual Masters Week sales series in New York in January 2022 with an estimate in excess of $40 million. Executed in the late 15th/early 16th century, The Man of Sorrows is a masterful late period work by the artist, when Botticelli was greatly influenced by the fanatical Dominican friar Girolamo Savonarola and adopted a style characterized by Christian symbolism and visionary spirituality. The portrait of the resurrected Christ reveals an important coda to Botticelli’s well-known earlier career, while also encapsulating the artist’s singular style with a stunningly modern and human portrayal of Christ.
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Sandro Botticelli's The Man of Sorrows to Star in Sotheby's January 2022 Masters Week Sale Series

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Dallas Divide in southwest Colorado

This is the Dallas Divide, but we're hundreds of miles from (and 8,500 feet above) North Texas. This saddle amid the southwestern Colorado Rockies cuts a swath just north of the San Juan Mountains. ...

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Sunrise at the South Pole is different. Usually a welcome sight, it follows months of darkness -- and begins months of sunshine. At Earth's poles, it can take weeks for the Sun to rise, in contrast with just minutes at any mid-latitude location. Sunrise at a pole is caused by the tilt of the Earth as it orbits the Sun, not by the rotation of the Earth. Although at a pole, an airless Earth would first see first Sun at an equinox, the lensing effect of the Earth's atmosphere and the size of the solar disk causes the top of the Sun to appear about two-weeks early. Pictured two weeks ago, the Sun peeks above the horizon of a vast frozen landscape at Earth's South Pole. The true South Pole is just a few meters to the left of the communications tower. This polar sunrise capture was particularly photogenic as the Sun appeared capped by a green flash.
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David Roy talks about his kinetic sculptures


Shown at the Documenta in Kassel in 1987. It was a public success.

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Tinguely is one of the main representatives of kinetic art. He parodied the machine age. He was driven by the ambition to always become "even more absurd, utopian and senseless".
His machines are synonyms for noisy, high-speed idling.
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In a forest near Paris you can find the kinetic sculpture of the Swiss artist Jean Tinguely, on which many other artists have collaborated.




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nullThe Stravinsky Fountain is a whimsical public fountain ornamented with sixteen works of sculpture, moving and spraying water, representing the works of composer Igor Stravinsky.
It was created in 1983 by sculptors Jean Tinguely and Niki de Saint Phalle, and is located on Place Stravinsky, next to the Centre Pompidou, in Paris.



The winning photographs for the 13th annual Astronomy Photographer of the Year awards have been announced, and the sun is the star of the show.

Solar eclipse looks otherworldly in 'Golden Ring' astrophotography shot | Live Science



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Sun Spot Hill

Is this giant orange ball about to roll down that tree-lined hill? No, because the giant orange ball is actually the Sun. Our Solar System's central star was captured rising beyond a hill on Earth twelve days ago complete with a delightfully detailed foreground. The Sun's disk showed five sunspots, quite a lot considering that during the solar minimum in solar activity of the past few years, most days showed no spots. A close look at the hill -- Sierra del Cid in Perter, Spain -- reveals not only silhouetted pine trees, but silhouetted people -- by coincidence three brothers of the photographer. The trees and brothers were about 3.5-kilometers away during the morning of the well-planned, single-exposure image. A dark filter muted the usually brilliant Sun and brought up great detail on the lower sunspots. Within a few minutes, the Sun rose far above the hill, while within a week, the sunspots rotated around the Sun, out of view. The captured scene, however, is now frozen in time for all to enjoy.

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