VA News – Jan 14, 2020

VA News – Jan 14, 2020

Webb: Hello everyone I’m Marine Corps Veteran Matt Webb this is VA News. VA recently awarded 14.8 million dollars in grants for adaptive sports programs. Adaptive sports benefit both Veterans with disabilities and disabled members of the armed forces. In all VA awarded 126 grants …

Latest news from Arts Access Australia – July 30 2018

Latest news from Arts Access Australia – July 30 2018

Hi, I’m speaking to you from my home in Perth Western Australia. Behind me is a beautiful dot painting of the Windjana spirit, a painting that I purchased on a visit to the Mowanjum community in the north of Western Australia. I’m looking forward to …

The white lie we’ve been told about Roman statues

This is Caesar Augustus. He was the first official emperor of the Roman Empire. And if you’ve ever had to study Roman history, You might be familiar with this little sculpture’s very famous original. It’s called the “Augustus of Prima Porta.” It was carved in …

The trick that made animation realistic

The trick that made animation realistic

This walrus didn’t get these dance moves on his own. They came from Cab Calloway, a 1930s jazz singer and band leader. Do you see it now? Cab was a source of endless inspiration for early animators, who transformed his dancing into that walrus, and …

Where the 1960s “psychedelic” look came from

Where the 1960s “psychedelic” look came from

If someone were to show you these album covers, or these posters… Even if you’ve never heard of the bands featured, you’d probably be able to guess what kind of music they play. This style has become synonymous with the psychedelic ’60s. But these abstract …

Why I’m Coming Out As Gay

Why I’m Coming Out As Gay

I’ve never been more emotionally stressed in my life I just worry about your sanity and ability to do it all You gotta think this is the most expensive coming out video ever. When I told my parents it was shocking. Everything’s closing in on …

The first movie with CGI

The first movie with CGI

Both of these images are groundbreaking. And connected. On the left, you’ve got the world through Yul Brynner’s eyes in Westworld, the 1973 movie where he plays a robot cowboy. This is not a spoiler. I mean, he’s a robot on the poster, and if …

The naked lady that changed the rules of art

The naked lady that changed the rules of art

In the 1800s, most paintings looked like this. Muted colors, complex scenes, and lots of mythological stuff. But in 1865 something came along that was so different, it caused shock and horror and outrage. “ the body’s putrefying color recalls the horror of the morgue.” …