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“The Motherland Calls” One Huge Stone Russian Lady

The Motherland Calls, or Homeland-Mother is a whopper of a statue that stands proud in Mamayev Kurgan in Volgograd, Russia.

Max Ernst: A Legend Of Disorder

Max Ernst (1891 – 1976) was a German born artist and sculptor. He was one of the prime movers and shakers of the Dada and Surrealist movements.

Mandalas Are Stunning

My introduction to the Mandala concept was after watching a film called Samsara, made by the same guy that made Baraka.

Alva Noto And Ryuichui Sakamoto – A Bizarre Collaboration

Alva Noto is a German visual and audio artist. He makes what he calls ‘error music’, a technique that involves recording electronic audio errors and splicing them together.

Sebastian Pether: Moonlight & Poverty

Sebastian Pether’s paintings sell easily these days. His impressive milky moon light and his watery water needs no sales patter.

Michael Sittow: An Estonian Grand Master

Michael Sittow was born in Reval (now Tallinn) in Estonia in 1468 or 1469. He was the son of a wealthy artist and a Swedish speaking Finn.

The Mystery Of The Minoan Phaistos Disc

The ancient Minoans were the first civilisation in Europe. They flourished from 2600 to 1400 BC. Hundreds of years before Greece took the reigns.

Best Flag In The UNIVERSE: Zheleznogorsk’s Bear Wrestling An Atom

Starting a new job can be a daunting life event. All of a sudden there are a bunch of new people that you have to trick into liking you.

“We Will Rock You” – Mongolian Style

Recently I posted a video of a woman doing some Mongolian throat singing, otherwise known as polyphonic overtone singing.

The Oldest Civilisation In Europe: The Minoans

Despite both Greek and Roman societies being more well-known to most people, the Minoans easily predate them both.

Arvo Pärt & Tintinnabuli: Big Sounding Minimal Music

Arvo Pärt is a minimalist composer from Estonia who invented a composition style called Tintinnabuli. The style consists of two voices, or notes playing two separate melodies in time and in key with each other.

Drums And Shadows. Hypnotising Phonetics

In the 1930s, a group of workers on the Georgia Writers Project spent time interviewing elderly Negroes, living in the rural and archaic townships scattered around the outskirts of Savannah, Georgia.

Sun Ra Was One Cosmic Brother

Sun Ra was a Jazz band composer/bandleader from Alabama who claimed to be of the ‘Angel Race’ from Saturn.

Incredible Demonstration Of Polyphonic Overtone Singing

The following video features Anna-Maria Hefele, a self proclaimed polyphonic overtone singer. The clever lass.

The Strange, Strange Ocean Sunfish

The ocean sunfish is the heaviest known bony fish, weighing an average of between 247 and 1,000 kg (545–2,205 lb).

The Magnificent Hoopoe: From Ancient Adulation To CBeebies

The hoopoe is a wonderful looking bird with the most pleasing of Latin names: Upupa epops. But there is more to this guy than his snazzy hat and showy title.

Abandoned Finnish Bread Factory In Vyborg

This abandoned bread factory in Vyborg, Finland was originally constructed in the 1930’s. At the height of its efforts it was producing 55 tonnes of bread a day.

Saint Paraskevi Of Rome: Blood, Oil & Blindness

I don’t make much of a habit of writing about saints (pun very much intended, thanks for asking) but Paraskevi is worth a mention.

Berndnaut Smilde’s Lovely Indoor Micro Clouds

Berndnaut Smilde is a Dutch photographer who makes miniature clouds and then takes photos of them as they hang, jauntily in the mid-air.

Giuseppe Arcimboldo & His Fruity Faces

Giuseppe Arcimboldo is famous for making portraits out of fruits, vegetables or whatever took his fancy.