Art and Empathy

Art and Empathy

“Empathy” is a word we hear pretty often these days, used to describe our ability to understand the experience of someone else, and in some way share in their feelings or plight. And art can be really good at stimulating empathy. For example, if you look at Francisco Goya’s The Third of May 1808, it’s[…]

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Why is Modern Art so Bad?

Why is Modern Art so Bad?

“The Mona Lisa”… “The Pieta”… “The Girl with a Pearl Earring.” For a score of centuries, artists enriched Western society with their works of astonishing beauty. “The Night Watch”… “The Thinker”… “The Rocky Mountains.” Master after master, from Leonardo, to Rembrandt, to Bierstadt, produced works that inspired, uplifted, and deepened us. And they did this[…]

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What’s new in Picasa 3.5

What’s new in Picasa 3.5

>>In addition to organizing, editing, and sharing your pictures, Picasa now lets you quickly and easily add name tags to your photos. Based on the same technology that powers face-tagging on Picasa web albums, Picasa creates group of photos organized by what matters most: people. When you first launch Picasa 3.5, it will automatically start[…]

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