July 29th, 2011 by Vizarro
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which one do you like more? why? what are the differences?
It’s in the news that the Louvre (left painting) and the London’s National Gallery of Art (right painting) are going to reunite them for sometime for display. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/27/two-versions-of-leonardos_n_911275.html
This is a historic agreement between the two prestigious galleries. It’s also an epic time for Leonardo critics to see the two paintings side by side. We might get a better glimpse and meaning of the difference between these masterpieces done by the great Leonardo.
An excerpt and analysis from Leonardo’s notebooks on rocks and landscapes:
The colours of the shadows in mountains at a great distance take a most lovely blue, much purer than their illuminated portions. And from this it follows that when the rock of a mountain is reddish the illuminated portions are violet (?) and the more they are lighted the more they display their proper colour.
Probably, he was talking about what he applied on the painting on the right?
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May 6th, 2011 by Vizarro
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Have you ever wanted to find out who is behind the design, development of a website and wanted to find out who contributed what or even who funded the website? One initiative is pushing website owners to make their site ‘human’. In most cases, websites have robots.txt file in the root directory of the website that traverse the web and contains machine related information concerning the website and search engines use them to index pages.
According to humanstxt.org, the purpose is to know the people behind a website. It’s a TXT file that contains information about the different people who have contributed to building the website.
It’s a voluntary participation and easy to enable this txt file on a website.
Click here to create one. See the humans.txt for my website. See Google’s humans.txt, at http://www.google.com/humans.txt.
April 26th, 2011 by Vizarro
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Facebook announced today that they released a new button, the Send button to be used by itself or along with or in the context of the Like button.
During the time when Google is working on +1 for integration with websites, Facebook’s new effort in adding this button to their collection of plugins further strengthens Facebook’s presence across the web.
The Send button enables Facebook users to send links and recommendations only to specific friends, Facebook Groups that the user subscribed, even send to emails unlike the Like button which shares a link to all friends of the user.
Use the send button below to recommend this blog to your friends.
The send button simplifies the way to reach to specific friends on Facebook.
Further reference on the launch of the Send button,
Send button documentation on Facebook,
April 19th, 2011 by Vizarro
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Here’s my vision and wish of the discovery of La Battaille d’Anghiari put in a graphic form. I wish the best for Maurizio Seracini and his team.
April 6th, 2011 by Vizarro
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Facebook’s huge experience in making use of the existing open graph standards to enhance sharing of data over the web is really cool for Google to look into as it tries to climb up in the social space. Recently, with the introduction of +1, it makes it easier for Google to penetrate this. Although there is going to be a lot of work involved in integrating websites to be part of the social graph, I think it is a big start and I am excited to see how Google can come up with ways to do it.
March 30th, 2011 by Vizarro
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Google was late to understand the idea of relevant searches didn’t mean nothing unless they are socially interconnected through relationships. It later incorporated information from Flickr, Twitter and other sites so that users have a more relevant search result. Status update and sharing information among users was possible via Buzz.
That was just the beginning. Google was looking a better place to put related and relevant information in one place, a social platform. The Google profiles was meant to be a personal information platform. But Google started to infuse social form into it. The profiles section got revamped recently as part of their social strategy. The profiles page was not only to become a better user interface, but a future placeholder for personalized shared and related information and search results. Does the design looks familiar, something like Facebook? Yes, indeed.
With the introduction of +1, Google is taking relevancy to the next level, by enabling sharing recommendations to the world. Finally, all Google indexed information and data is getting a social form. Recommendations are now being part of the Google Profiles. Watch, the Google Profiles has already become a social platform in our eyes.
Do you think this going to be a Facebook killer? or at least matches Facebook in the long run? Add your thoughts in the comment section. What impact will it have in the whole social media arena?
I don’t have a +1 button yet for my blog 🙂
Start using +1. http://www.google.com/+1/button/
June 8th, 2010 by Vizarro
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Italian employee at the Louvre in France, Vincenzo Perrugia stole the Mona Lisa in August of 1911 only to be caught in 1913 and the Mona Lisa was returned to the Louvre. This is one of the most famous art theft in 20th century. No one knows why Vincenzo actually did it. There were two theories why he stole the Mona Lisa.
One theory says Vincenzo was patriotic he wanted to bring Mona Lisa back to Italy because Leonardo Da Vinci was Italian so Mona Lisa belongs to Italy. Even now, Vincenzo is celebrated for what he did by Italians. Le’ts think this theory is true.
And now, about Picasso.
Pablo Picasso was suspected of the theft as his poet friend, Guillaume Apollinaire implicated him but later he was exonerated. But why did Pablo Picasso bought a sculpture stolen from the Louvre a couple of months before the theft of thMona Lisa ? TIME puts it: “Four years earlier, he had bought from Pieret (a con man working for Guillaume Apollinaire) two of the pilfered sculptures, Roman-era Iberian heads whose thick features and wide eyes he would introduce into the great painting he was then just about to embark upon, Les Demoiselles d’Avignon.”
Then I probably think that Picasso may have in his mind if he has the Mona Lisa painting, he might use some features of the painting for inspiration of his art work. If so, is it fair that taking the Mona Lisa or other masterpieces and use them for your satisfaction? what do you think? throw ideas in this note if you have more information.
This newspaper below is one of the papers in Italy which told the finding of Mona Lisa in 1913.
La Joconde est retrouvée… Mona Lisa is back! the reading starts. Joconde or La Gioconda is another name for Mona Lisa.