Creative Eye Makeup Illustrations by Tal Peleg
Max Juhasz - Manhattan
Max Juhasz was born in 1967 in the old Baroque town Vukovar, on the river Danube. He began photographing in 1991, during the war in Croatia. In his work he uses simple film-based cameras. He is the founding member of the photographic collective ‘Cadre 36’ and a member of the Croatian Association of Visual Artists (HDLU). He lives and works in Zagreb, Croatia.
Cassini spacecraft obtains best views of Saturn hexagon
Phys.org | 4 December 2013
This colorful view from NASA’s Cassini mission is the highest-resolution view of the unique six-sided jet stream at Saturn’s north pole known as “the hexagon.” This movie, made from images obtained by Cassini’s imaging cameras, is the first to show the hexagon in color filters, and the first movie to show a complete view from the north pole down to about 70 degrees north latitude.
Richard Armitage - close-up crop and master image - December 2, 2013, The hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Los Angeles Premiere - my photos images at the event [x]
Donato Creti, Astronomical Observations, 1711, oil on canvas, Vatican Museum, Rome.
Creti was comissioned by Bolognese count Luigi Marsili to create a series of all the planets and the moon, which was ultimately presented to Pope Clement XI in an effort to demonstrate the importance of astronomical observations. Apparently it worked, because with the Pope’s support, the first public astronomical observatory opened in Bologna a short time later. Pictured above are Creti’s representations of the Moon, a comet, and Venus, but the entire series included the whole solar system as it was known in the 18th century: the Sun, the Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and a Comet. Uranus is missing because it was only discovered in 1781.
In a last-ditch effort to pass Astronomy and receive my English degree, I’ve started a tumblr for a semester project that looks at depictions of Astronomy, astronomers, and other astrological phenomena through the history of art. Check it out, and give it a follow if you feel so inclined.