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2011-09-13 12:11:41

Its employment in Pompeii already pointed to human presence being the cause of much damage For the correct restoration of deteriorated works of cultural heritage, it helps to know what causes the degradation in the first place. There exist studies that characterise these types of damage in detail, but that rarely touch on the origin and development of the deterioration. Chemist Maite Maguregui has come up with an analytical methodology with the intention of filling this need: considering...

2011-08-31 14:28:04

Panoramas which used to be painted using xylography are recreated with the aid of serigraphy and computer graphics There was a time when, lacking skyscrapers from which to view great vistas, it was fashionable to paint panoramic murals. These were mural paintings on paper that represented anything from a city's monuments to countryside landscapes, including hunting scenes and other events. One of the decisive moments of this artistic expression took place in France in the first third of...

2011-08-12 07:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, August 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Solid Line Products, LLC today announced ArtCase(TM), a new line of iPad cases that features works of art by select artists. Starting with San Francisco mural art by Brian Barneclo, Solid Line will feature select works by a single artist for an entire month. The works are printed onto cases designed for the original iPad and the iPad 2. The patent-pending design enables the addition of a Bluetooth keyboard. (Photo:...

2011-03-14 11:41:00

PHILADELPHIA, March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Penitent Prisoner, an inmate-painted mural adorning the walls of Eastern State Penitentiary's Catholic Chaplain's Office, will be removed from the abandoned prison museum on Wednesday, March 16. Mural conservator Cassie Myers will take the painting to the Milner + Carr conservation studio in Philadelphia, where it will be restored before its April 2012 reinstallment. This mural is the iconic image painted by inmate Lester Smith in 1955 as...

2011-03-01 00:02:56

RMH recently partnered with Inductotherm a company that builds induction melting, holding, heating and pouring systems for virtually all metals. The idea was to create a wall mural using pictures depicting Inductotherm's products in action. Our team produced the wall wrap using a textured peel and stick wall paper which was printed using UV resistant inks. In total once installed this wall mural wrap was 1,104 inches wide by 82 inches in height 12 feet off the floor. Conshohocken, PA...

2010-10-05 12:59:00

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Rarely does a destination have the opportunity to announce a project that transcends geographic boundaries and cultural norms. With the completion of a 4,000 sq. ft. fresco inside the Torreon of the National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) in Albuquerque (www.ItsATrip.org), visitors are invited to experience an extraordinary work of art and labor of love. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101005/LA76953) (Photo:...

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2010-05-05 09:30:18

A team of researchers from the University of Barcelona (UB) has discovered remains of Egyptian blue in a Romanesque altarpiece in the church of Sant Pere de Terrassa (Barcelona). This blue pigment was used from the days of ancient Egypt until the end of the Roman Empire, but was not made after this time. So how could it turn up in a 12th Century church? Egyptian blue or Pompeian blue was a pigment frequently used by the ancient Egyptians and Romans to decorate objects and murals. Following...

2010-04-30 14:01:00

SANTA ANA, Calif., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- A 24hour Photo Mural-thon via UStream will be hosted live by the Art Miles Mural Project on Friday, May 14, 2010 in Santa Ana. The interactive event will share a constantly-growing collection of art that has promoted healing and peace worldwide. Circle of Cause, an NGO media consortium, will produce the Photo Mural-thon to cap the United Nations International Decade for a Culture of Peace. During the last ten years, Art Miles has championed...

2009-01-20 20:17:00

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The following statement is being issued today by artist Mike McNeilly - Councilman Jack Weiss, who represents West Los Angeles and Hollywood, stated the city should file charges against McNeilly. "People shouldn't be doing this. And the city attorney should go after them aggressively and throw the book at them," he said, according to David Zahniser in the Los Angeles Times, Jan. 1, 2009. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090120/LA60590) The...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.