Right now if you are lucky enough to be in Paris, here is an exhibition you may want to see.
While it has been quite natural for the female nude to be regularly
exhibited, the male nude has not been accorded the same treatment. It is
highly significant that until the show at the Leopold Museum in Vienna
in the autumn of 2012, no exhibition had opted to take a fresh approach,
over a long historical perspective, to the representation of the male
nude. However, male nudity was for a long time, from the 17th to 19th
centuries, the basis of traditional Academic art training and a key
element in Western creative art.
Se tiverem a sorte de estar ou ir a Paris até Janeiro de 2014, não percam.
Site oficial da exposição AQUI.
Alongside the carnage of Pakistan’s massive earthquake came a new
creation: a small island of mud, stone and bubbling gas pushed forth
from the seabed.
Experts say the island was formed by the massive movement of
the earth during the 7.7-magnitude quake that hit Pakistan’s Baluchistan
province on Tuesday, killing at least 285 people.
“That big shock beneath the earth causes a lot of disturbance,”
said Zahid Rafi, director of the National Seismic Monitoring Center.
The island appeared off the coast of Gwadar, a port about 533
kilometers from Pakistan’s largest city of Karachi and 120 kilometers
(Photos: BEHRAM BALOCH/AFP/Getty Images)
Recently renovated, the 18th Century, Jal Mahal (“Water Palace”) is
located in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake in Jaipur city, Rajasthan,
It long remained an abandoned dilapidated palace in the midst of the
sewage laden lake. With the urbanisation of Jaipur city and areas
surrounding the lake, the ecological system of the lake and its vicinity
A major clean up of the lake lasted 6 years and included re-alignment of city drains, de-silting and planting schemes.
More here and here. Photographs by Raj Gupta and here