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Van Gogh’s Secrets: 10 True Tales Behind The Painter's Lesser-Known Masterpieces

<i>We have all heard tell of the ear, the mental instability, seen then snapped our annoyingly necessary selfies with</i> Starry Night<i>, but to better</i> …

Paul Gauguin

The Erotic Bard of Ancient Rome

“This bedspread, / Embroidered with the shapes of men / Who lived long ago, unveils the virtue of heroes / Through the miracle of art.” These lines, …

What’s the best way to organise and store my digital photos?

Jan is planning to buy a new laptop with an SSD that won’t have room for all her photos. How can she store them separately so that she and her husband can both view them?<p>I store my photos on a six-year-old MacBook Pro, which still has a traditional hard drive. My next laptop will probably have a …

Personal Organizing

Early 1900s color photos look like literal dreams

John Cimon Warburg's Autochromes<p>Dreamlike visions from the start of the 20th century<p>1909<p>Born into a wealthy family, John Cimon Warburg’s chronic …

New Editorial Illustrations Incorporating Cut Paper Textures and Shadows by Eiko Ojala | Colossal

<p>Estonian illustrator Eiko Ojala (previously) brings a fantastic sense of depth and texture into his editorial illustrations by using carefully …

Art

Fixing Harsh Lighting in Lightroom Where Light Modifiers Aren’t An Option

Dealing with mid-day sun can be the absolute worst when it comes to preserving tonality and color in your images. Here, we are breaking down exactly …

Tutorials

The Dutch Angle: Tilting the Camera for Dramatic Effect

The Dutch Angle (or Dutch Tilt) is a technique that involves tilting your camera to one side, resulting in a frame that isn’t level. Jacob T. Swinney …

Unseen photos of Europe after World War II

These color images, taken by photographer David Seymour in 1947, trace the route that the Allied forces took as they drove toward Berlin during World War II.

World War II

How the Philippines saved 1,200 Jews during the Holocaust

<b>(CNN) —</b> Even at the age of 7, Lotte Hershfield knew her world was crumbling.<p>She avoided the benches with the sign: No dogs or Jews allowed. She couldn't attend public schools. And the Nazis and their growling German shepherds raided her family's house, throwing their books into a fire.<p>As a child, …

Asia

The Secrets of Medieval Fonts

One of the fundamental things in a medieval book is letters – those symbols that fill up page after page and that make up meaning. Each one of us …

Photographer visits abandoned places of worship, in pictures

Snapshots of British eccentricity – in pictures

David Levenson’s photographs capture the UK at leisure, from royal pageantry and party tricks to sudden rain showers and the odd spot of civil disobedience

Prince Charles

Queen Elizabeth II owns every dolphin in Britain and doesn't need a driving license — here are the incredible powers you didn't know the monarchy has

Queen Elizabeth II is not like you and me.<p>Did you know she is immune from prosecution? That she has her own personal poet, paid in Sherry wine? Or that she holds dominion over British swans and can fire the entire Australian government?<p>It's true that her role as the British head of state is largely …

United Kingdom

The Royal Family's war years, in pictures - Telegraph

Archaeology

The World's Most Beautiful Historic Castles

They're literally fit for kings.<p>Built to protect and entertain royalty, ancient castles naturally possess a lasting beauty. But unlike the gated compounds of yesteryear, modern travelers can now step inside their historic gates.

Chilean and Antarctic Fossils Reveal the Last "Geologic Minutes" of the Age of Dinosaurs [Slide Show]

The geometric shapes of plateaus, peaks and outcrops of bare brown rock look over endless valleys of olive-yellow grasslands. Their austerity and …

Paleontology

More People Were Literate in Ancient Judah Than We Knew

When was the Hebrew Bible written? That question has long been the subject of heated debate, largely because of the fragmentary nature of the …

15 maps that will change the way you see the world

Telegraph Travel has mapped the world in many ways – here are some of the most eye-opening.<p>1. Life expectancy<p>This map shows the world according to life expectancy. The results are depressingly unsurprising. Africa is the only continent that contains nations where the average life expectancy is …

In with the in crowd: secret languages can confuse, exclude or empower

Argot sits in the forbidden corners of language, where creativity thrives, shrouded by a cloak of linguistic abandon<p>There are between 6,500 and 7,000 languages spoken worldwide. Include argots – the characteristic language of a particular group – and that number climbs ginormously.<p><i>Ginormous</i> itself …

Language

We Finally Know Why the North Pole Is Moving East

Something strange is happening to our planet. Around the year 2000, the North rotational pole started migrating eastward at a vigorous clip. Now, …

How A Color Designer Creates The Perfect Backdrop For Famous Art

At major museums around the world, the color experts at Farrow & Ball train their discerning eye on the walls behind the artwork.<p>White walls may reign supreme at art galleries, but at major art museums, colored walls are standard practice. And while you might be hard-pressed to remember what color …

Art
Ancient Rome

Wooden Jewels Featuring Tiny Scenes of Famous Fairy Tales

Artist Gemma Arnal Jericó launched her shop Etsy LaliBlue on which she sells creative necklaces in wood she handcrafts. Like a reminiscence of the …

Embroidery Patterns Translated Into Soothing Music

Inside every music box is a steel comb with tuned teeth (or lamellae) that make a single note when plucked. On some music boxes, a rotating cylinder covered in pins plucks the teeth, creating a tune. But other music boxes can be programmed with music sheets, perforated pieces of paper that, when …

Sewing

A stitch in time: Cornelia Parker's Magna Carta (An Embroidery) on display at the British Library

In light of increasingly commonplace violations of individual and civil liberties, it can feel wrong to support the Magna Carta’s status as a symbol of the preservation of fundamental freedoms.<p>But it's this continuing dialogue and debate that Cornelia Parker seeks to harness in her latest work,</i> …

bjork collaborator james merry's incredible embroidery creations

From a moth-goth mask for the Icelandic pop queen to a glacier flower embroidered on the Nike swoosh, the common thread within this artist’s work is transformation.<p>Last month, when Björk performed at the Governors Ball Music Festival in New York, she fluttered across the stage in a glittering …

Swimming Pools

Miniature Embroideries Reveal The Inner Imagination Of Artist Michelle Kingdom

What medium makes up the images in your imagination?<p>At first, I'd jump to photography or film to describe the memories, hopes, fears and in-betweens that live inside my skull. But those precise art forms, arguably developed to document the real, leave little wiggle room. The faithful images aren't …

Art

New Japanese Paper Notebooks Featuring Vintage Science Illustrations Merged with Hand-embroidery | Colossal

<p>Since we last checked out Athens-based Fabulous Cat Papers (previously) they’ve released a whole new series of notebooks that incorporate vintage …

Artist Beautifully Reimagines Van Gogh's "Starry Night" in Detailed Embroidery

Embroidery artist Lauren Spark used colorful cotton thread to faithfully recreate the iconic <i>Starry Night</i> by Vincent van Gogh. The endeavor took her almost 60 hours to complete, but the results are incredible. Spark mimicked the famous artist's thick, choppy brush strokes with the double-ply floss, …

Art