Friday, May 29, 2009

Demonstration: Joseph Alber's Interaction of Color

Demonstration: Joseph Alber's Interaction of Color: "Color Interaction Demonstration I

Explanation: This program demonstrates how context influences our perception of colors. Adjust the 'inner color' sliders until the two interior colors appear to match. You can then compare the actual hues by selecting the 'show match' button. Often, colors which appear the same are in fact quite different. I have selected some presets which demonstrate this more or less dramatically (at least to my eye on my particular monitor). If you find any compelling combinations please contact me and I will add them to the presets.
This program was based on Plate VII-4 of the book Interaction of Color (q.v.) by Joseph Albers (who he?).

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The anatomy of an illusion -- and what it tells us about the visual system : Cognitive Daily

The anatomy of an illusion -- and what it tells us about the visual system : Cognitive Daily

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Thursday, May 21, 2009


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Friday, May 15, 2009

C.C.A. Christensen bio

C.C.A. Christensen

"The Hill Cumorah" by CCA Christensen

Tarring and feathering of Joseph Smith

In 1862 Christensen did stage painting for a theatre in Springville, Utah.[8]
The first major art work that Christensen undertook while in Utah was a commission from Dimick B. Huntington to do a collection of paintings from the Bible and Book of Mormon. This was done in collaboration with Dan Weggeland.[9]
Christensen is best known for his Mormon Panorama, a series of 23 large paintings that depict the history of the church. Christensen also painted scenes from the Book of Mormon such as Nephi and Zoram Return with the Record.[10] There was a shole series of Book of Mormon paintings. They were originally issued by the Sunday School for use in classrooms and were latter issued in lithography form.[11]
Christensen began touring with the Mormon panorama in 1878. The panorama was 175 feet (53 m) long. Christensen would transport it about Utah, Idaho and Wyoming, giving presentations along with the panorama. He did this during the winter when he was not busy working on his farm.[12] After Christensen's death the panorama was stored away. Many years latter it was discovered again and brought back to light, partly by the efforts of Boyd K. Packer. It would gain its fullest recognition almost a century latter when it would be showed at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City.[13]
Christensen also painted some of the murals in the Manti and St. George Temples.[14][15] Christensen also did paintings for the Manti Tabernacle.
Another theme of some of Christensen's paintings was Manti and its surroundings.[16][17]
Christensen often collaborated with Dan Weggeland in his work in Utah.

C.C.A. Christensen "Folk" Artist

Christensen, Carl C. Anthon(1831-1912)
Carl Christian Anton Christensen was born in Denmark in 1832. He studied painting and toy making at the Academy of Art in Copenhagen. In 1850, he became a member of the Latter-day Saint (LDS) Church and served an LDS mission to Vest-Sjelland, Denmark. After returning home, he joined an emigrant company that took him to England and eventually to New York. From New York, he and his wife, Elsie Scheel, traveled to Nauvoo, Illinois, where they purchased a handcart and traveled by foot to Utah. He arrived in Utah with the "Danish flag flying from his cart, his trousers flapping in tatters about his legs."
During his trek, Christensen made many sketches of the American scenery and the events that happened along the journey, but it was not until the 1860s that he had the opportunity to paint again. Little about C. C. A. Christensen's first years in Utah is known. Many years passed between his arrival in 1857 and any public exhibition of his paintings.
LDS pioneer and religious themes dominate Christensen's work. Perhaps his greatest achievement is Mormon Panorama, a monumental narrative that tells in twenty-two 8' x 12' scenes about the history of the LDS Church from Joseph Smith's vision in Palmyra, New York, to the arrival of the LDS pioneers in the Great Salt Lake Valley. To make transportation of the panorama easier, the scenes were attached in sequence as a continuous scroll on a roller, and the artist and panorama toured in Arizona, Idaho, Colorado, and Utah (1869-1890).
The pioneer experience was a favorite theme of Christensen's in smaller works as well. Typical are two paintings from the 1890s: Handcart Pioneer's First View of Salt Lake Valley (1890, SMA) and Winter Quarters (1891, SMA).
"C. C. A.," as he was called by historians in his later life and after his death, was one of the first artists employed to paint scenery for the Salt Lake Theater. He also worked on decoration for the St. George, Manti, and Logan LDS temples.
Christensen's work has a naive, or primitive, quality that stems from his simple treatment of anatomy and perspective, which he learned during his early artistic training in Denmark. A genre artist by nature, his paintings, or scenes from daily life, reflect great narrative skill that earns him respect as a visual historian of his people.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Restoration of the Aaronic Priesthood, May 15, 1829

On May 15, 1829, 180 years ago, John the Baptist appeared to the prophet Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdry and conferred the Aaronic priesthood upon them. This is a print by C. C. A. Christensen produced in February 13, 1888. Repository: Library of Congress.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

bountiful temple

Nate and Shauna, what a cute young couple!
Myrle and Lincoln, what a cute young couple !

Three precious, special, sweet, perfect, lovely young things!

Adam Dalton/ Amy Burrup marriage

Adam Dalton and Amy Burrup are married and sealed for a long, long, long time in the beautiful Bountiful, Utah Temple. They exit with a new perspective on life.

Three amigos

Josh and Jessica

Friday, May 8, 2009

The "Link Dawg" workout videos and supplements really work!!!

Linc and Cindy after 6 short weeks on the Linc Dawg workout with "special" supplements...It really works!!!!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

St. George, Utah--Where the summer sun spends the winter

Old highway 91 making its sweeping turn north past the Roadside market and on towards Santa Clara which seemed a hundred miles away.
Corner of boulevard and 300 East. Did the Atkins always own the Sugar loaf Cafe?


Dicks again

St. George city park power plant- Vernon Worthen Park looking towards the sunbowl

Greetings from St.George, Utah

Looking East down highway 91-main street
Penny postcards advertizing St. George
Were the Barlows living in the Liberty Hotel?

I remember "Green eyed Lady" playing on the juke box in the back of the cafe.

What year do you think this is?

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Lyman Smokey

A few weeks ago while driving out on old highway 91 toward Utah hill I pulled into the Shivwit cemetery to take a look and snoop around a little. The cemetery grounds are somewhat asymetrical, primitive, and seem a little neglected. However, I have seen people there caring for individual grave sites and leaving personal items on the red dirt mounds. As I walked between the chunks of sandstone, weathered wood, and contemporary markers I came upon the name of a person I new when I was in junior high school. The name is Lyman Smokey. Along with his name, date of birth and death, was engraved US army WWII. Woah! This set me back on my feet. The moment was quite emotional . All I new of Lyman Smokey was his alcoholism. To me as a boy he was a drunk. He would buy alcohol for kids at school if they gave him the money up front and if he could keep a bottle for himself. In time I had forgotten about Smokey, but I never forgot the rythmn of his name. I knew nothing of his life, his history, his family, his feelings, emotions, or personality. Today, I know he is dead, he was a veteran of WWII who served the United States of America as a soldier from southern Utah. From this accidental meeting I feel a need to know more clearly who this man really is.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Art works for Mothers day

"Wailing Women" Gretchen Gammell
"Four Women" Samira Alikhanzadeh

Julia Acquette

Some art work to enjoy in homage to mothers and women .