Claudia Massie 6 July 2019 9:00 AM 6 July 2019 9:00 AM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp The art-history books will tell you that sometime around 1912, Picasso invented collage, or, actually, perhaps it was Braque. What they mean is that sometime around 1912 a man of sufficient standing took up a technique that had been quietly practised in largely domestic spheres by a largely female army of amateurs, and applied it in his own work. Cue the universal astonishment of observers who pretended they had never seen such a thing before. This narrative has been recycled ever since, assuring us that the collage techniques that shaped the language of dada, surrealism and all the other isms that made up modernism, as well as pop art and even today’s Photoshop-driven design, all emanated from that one original spark of paper-sticking cubist genius. So thank heavens that the National Galleries of Scotland’s new exhibition, Cut and Paste: 400 … [Read more...] about The women who invented collage – long before Picasso and co.
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In the 1820s, Augustin Fresnel invented a new kind of lens and installed it in France’s Cordouan lighthouse. Suddenly, one lamp could light the way for sailors many miles out to sea. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on WhatsApp Share on Google+ Share by Email Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on StumbleUpon Share on Google+ Share by Email By Adrienne Bernhard 21 June 2019 “Were I a Roman Catholic, perhaps I should on this occasion vow to build a chapel to some saint; but as I am not, if I were to vow at all, it should be to build a lighthouse.” — Benjamin Franklin, July 1757Since antiquity, lighted beacons have guided ships to port. The earliest lighthouses were controlled fires on hilltops that warned vessels that they were approaching land. Over time, these signals were powered by … [Read more...] about The invention that saved a million ships
Hull is responsible for some pretty amazing inventions. From an adored food product which is synonymous with the whole county, to technology which has become integral in everything from televisions to smartphones, the city can take credit for an impressive list of things. Many of the items in this list will be used by people across the country on an almost daily basis, but few even in Hull would know their origins all lie right here in the city. Take a look at the list below, and see how many of Hull's top inventions you have in your home or use. 1) The boiled sweet Enjoyed by millions of people across the world, the humble sugary treat was born right here in Hull. Sweet manufacturer Needlers, founded in the city in the 19th century, was the first to produce the confectionery, which can now be found on the shelves of stores all over the globe. Needlers produced boiled sweets and hundreds of other forms of confectionery, before the company was sold in 1986. 2) Dettol Dettol was launched … [Read more...] about 11 life-changing inventions you never knew were born in Hull
Ramūnas Bogdanas, EN.DELFI The first electrical lamp in Lithuania was lit on April 17, 1892 in the morning in Rietavas. Only 13 years had passed since it had been invented. Duke Bogdanas Oginskis was familiar with his fellow countrymen in Rietavas, thus the day was chosen so as to prevent the emergence of rumours about devil’s trickery, which could have ruined the electrification of the lumber mill. April 17 was Easter morning and the lamp was lit at church. With the help of God, the fear of the devil was shut out. Starting from a cow Another scientific achievement – vaccination – cannot boast of such easy adoption. Edward Jenner is viewed as its inventor, having presented a study to London’s Royal Society in 1796 how 13 individuals were safe from smallpox because they had earlier been infected by cow smallpox. Nowadays, E. Jenner would likely be jailed for his experiments, but back then no one condemned his actions. After noticing that a woman, who milked … [Read more...] about Fear of vaccination lives on since the 19th century
11:55, 19 March 2019 World 44 Trump’s latest insinuation of Russian innocence over the presidential election will likely further exasperate the U.S. intelligence community, the report says. REUTERS Donald Trump’s suggestion that Britain invented Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election has been branded “completely false” by the UK government. The U.S. president shared a tweet by William Craddick, the founder of right-wing conspiracy theory news outlet Disobedience Media, The Independent reported. “Russiagate was designed in part to help the UK counter Russian influence by baiting the United States into taking a hard line against them,” Craddick wrote. “Leaves us all with a more dangerous world as a consequence. Just another episode of the great game.” It is not clear what “Russian influence” in Britain Craddick was referring to, but “great game” is likely a reference to a long-running … [Read more...] about UK government hits out at Trump’s “completely false” suggestion Britain invented Russia’s 2016 election meddling