Category Archives: Arts

The Life and Work of Bridget Riley

Bridget Riley got a start as an illustrator working in an advertising agency, J.Walter Thompson.  She found her true calling when she visited the Whitechapel Gallery exhibition held by Jackson Pollock in 1958. Before discussing the impact she’s had in … Continue reading

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Popeye the Philosophy Man

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We are in a bit of a whimsical mood today, so we have modified this great Bud Sagandorf illustration of Popeye to give him a more Descartes feel. – Deskarati

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Neodymium Magnets – Will they blend?

Not everything in science has to be serious and so – meet Tom Dickson. Tom runs a very successful YouTube channel called ‘Will it Blend’. Every week he puts something different in his industrial strength blender. This week it’s neodymium … Continue reading

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1946 New York Subway Photographed By 17-Year-Old Stanley Kubrick

Before he went down in history as one of the greatest film directors of all time, 17-year-old Stanley Kubrick was known for something else – New York City subway photography. Over two weeks in 1946, Kubrick worked for LOOK magazine … Continue reading

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Amazing Worlds Within Our World

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Featured Artworks – Lady with a Ferret – Leonardo da Vinci

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Alan Mason tells us all about the lady with a ferret (or ermine) by Leonardo da Vinci Leonardo da Vinci is famous for a single female portrait, “La Gioconda” (The Smiling One) also known as “The Mona Lisa”, but he … Continue reading

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Featured Artworks – Unknown Designer and Embroiderers – The Bayeux Tapestry

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Thanks to Alan Mason for sending us this article for our featured artworks collection. Click here for a full picture of the Bayeux Tapestry. This artwork is probably the largest one that “deskarati” is ever likely to feature. It is 230 … Continue reading

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How far would you go to save your drone?

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Ignition Sequences

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Featured Artworks – Andrea Del Verrocchio, Completed by Alessandro Leopardi – Equestrian Statue of Bartolomeo Colleoni

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Thanks to Alan Mason for sending us this article for our featured artworks collection. There are many equestrian statues, from the time of Classical Greece and Rome onwards, but this one is in a class of its own; it stands … Continue reading

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Featured Artworks – Guiseppi Verdi – Bella Figlia Dell’Amore – Rigoletto Quartet

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Featured Artworks – Caravaggio – The Sacrifice of Isaac

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The painting shows the moment when Abraham, about to sacrifice his son Isaac in obedience to God’s command, is stayed by an angel who offers him a ram in Isaac’s place. The scene is lit with the dramatically enhanced chiaroscuro … Continue reading

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Bugatti Veyron vs Euro Fighter

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The mystery of Chopin’s death

When Polish composer Frederic Chopin died in 1849 he seemed to have suffered a classic Romantic death from tuberculosis. But doubts soon arose about the diagnosis, and a scientific examination of the heart earlier this year, while at first appearing … Continue reading

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Origin of the Eukaryotic cell

“The origin and evolution of eukaryotes” is a tale that has yet to be told. At this point in time, it exists only as the title of a fascinating new compendium that has just been produced by the Cold Spring … Continue reading

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Featured Artworks – Herbert Von Karajan’s Beethoven 9

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Spirograph

This will take you back. An online Spirograph. I have tested it on my PC and it works fine, you can zoom in and out using your mouse’s track wheel. If it doesn’t work in Deskarati click here Insporograph

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Albert Einstein’s Favourite Website

Albert Einsteins Favorite Website

It’s finally been proven, with this historical photograph we found. Albert Einstein was a genius!

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Can art and artist ever be separated?

In light of the decision by a cable TV station to pull Bill Cosby’s 1980s sitcom from its schedule following allegations of sexual assault against the actor – which his lawyers refute – the BBC’s arts editor Will Gompertz asks … Continue reading

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World’s Best Pie Chart

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