Kilt appreciation post.
Sean Connery, Bruce Campbell, David Tennent, John Barrowman, Alan Rickman, Gerard Butler, Ewan McGregor, Kyle MacLachlan, Rory McCann
Reblogging because kilts are awesome. BUT BRUCE CAMPBELL AKJSAKSFKAG
…I just spent way too long staring at this post wondering if Bruce Campbell was Scottish.
Right. Prolific surname of Scottish origin. Second largest Scottish clan.
Implies Scottish descent. Thus the kilt in Campbell tartan.
Looots of Americans named Campbell.
…you would really think I would remember that, considering I’m one of them.
Out and About in Rome.
I know we’re all waiting for and speculating about the new episode this Sunday and its sneak peeks. Here is something to distract you from the wait. This is a graph displaying the screen time of Once Upon A Time characters from the Season 2 premiere to the winter finale (2x01-2x09).
This is fascinating. I really think Emma should be in the top 3 of screentime. But the top 5 are all right and what I’d expect. The final 5 crack me up.
This goes out to the people complaining that Regina gets no screen time. See? Now can’t we all just be happy that it’s a good show?
Remi and Oliver trying to get comfortable…the saga.
I took them out on campus today so we can enjoy the nice weather while I was studying :) Also got to meet compassionjunkie finally which was awesome!
Remi and Oliver refused to explore outside and instead did this. It doesn’t seem very comfy guys.
The common perception is that the great statues and buildings of ancient Greece and Rome were all pure unpainted stone or green tarnished bronze, but researchers have been arguing that this may not been what these classic monuments really looked like back in the era of their creation. That, in fact, these statues were quite alive and vibrant, full of color.
Gods in Color: Painted Sculpture of Classical Antiquity is a travelling exhibition of varying format and extent that has been shown in multiple cities worldwide. Its subject is ancient polychromy, i.e. the original, brightly painted, appearance of ancient sculpture and architecture. It features more than 20 full-size color reconstructions of Greek and Roman works, alongside 35 original statues and reliefs.
The color reconstructions are based on close examination of the originals and on scientific analysis of the scarce traces of paint remaining on them. Ultraviolet light, says Ebbinghaus, “brings out ‘paint ghosts,’ differences in the surface structure of the stone caused by different paints and by the weathering of the paints. It can often give you an idea of patterns, even if no pigments survive.” The paint on these reproductions of stone sculptures appears flat, lacking the depth of, say, oil. “We can identify the colorants—mostly minerals and some plants,” says Ebbinghaus, “but binding media are hard to identify. Egg has been used for the reconstructions. If the minerals were ground more finely, a different binding medium used, the paint polished or covered with a protective coating, the effect would be quite different.”
“We now assume that almost all Greek marble sculpture was painted,” she says. “These reconstructions can only be approximations,” but at least they dispel a popular misconception—that most statues of antiquity were plain old white. Plain would not be thought ideal until the Renaissance.
Researchers believe, particalurly Vinzenz Brinkmann who has been doing this research for the past 25 years, that artists used mineral and organic based colors and after centuries of deterioration any trace of pigment leftover when discovered, would have been taken off during any cleaning processes done before being put on display, washing the historical art clear of its true colors.
The findings of this research completley changes the commonly held modern ideas of the ancient world, and the way we view modern sculpture and art today, much of which was based on those classical Greek and Roman styles.
what i’ve gathered from the show so far
hannibal makes a friend: a heartwarming story of friendship, cannibalism, and murder