Friday, June 05, 2015

Arty Farty Friday ~ The Gemini Package

I set out to feature Spain's famous painter, Diego Velazquez but found his date of birth isn't available - only his date of baptism: 6 June 1599. Moved on to Paul Gauguin, born 7 June 1848 but remembered I'd been there done that, in 2010..
see HERE.

Alrighty then, how about a few bits and pieces to typify various facets of Gemini the zodiac sign?

Two arty representations of Gemini's duality? (Click on links) ~~

This one says....mutable:

This one says Air:

Finally, something Gemini does very well: talkin', and here's Clint - a Gemini Sun character doing what he doesn't do best, but doing it anyway:


mike said...

Well, those are fun! I've always had a fascination with 3D anything, particularly the 3D postcards. I've viewed a number of 3D movies over the years, with Andy Warhol's "Frankenstein" at the top of the list. The opening scene is shot through a fish tank in the foreground, then entrails come flying at ya on a spear...the entire audience shrieked and ducked away from the on-coming spear-o-guts...LOL. I only like blood & guts in 3D. On my to-do list before I leave Earth is to see Alfred Hitchcock's "Dial M for Murder" in its original 3D format. I've seen the regular, non-3D version several times, and it's said that if one watches closely, there are scenes that appear a tad spatially strange, but it's because the scenes were intended for 3D viewing. Did you ever have a stereo-scope or "Viewmaster"? I like those, too. 3D photography was big in the 1950s and 1960s, specially when the Nimslo camera was made very satisfactory 3D photos for the amateur photographer.

Bob said...

Up, up and away.

Benjamin L. Abruzzo (June 9, 1930 – February 11, 1985) was an American hot air balloonist and businessman. He helped increase the reputation of Albuquerque as a center of lighter-than-air and hot-air ballooning.[2]

Abruzzo, a Gemini, was born in Rockford, Illinois, where I live. Rockford is also the birth place of the Sock Monkey.

" In 1977 Abruzzo and fellow balloonist Maxie Anderson decided to attempt a crossing of the Atlantic Ocean in a helium filled gas balloon . . ."

"The team, this time with Maxie Anderson and Larry Newman, made a second attempt in the Double Eagle II in 1978. The team took off from Presque Isle, Maine on August 11 and made a successful landing in Miserey, France six days later. For their efforts, the team was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in 1979."

Twilight said...

mike ~ No, 3D hasn't grabbed me. We've seen a couple of fairly recent movies in 3D but both remained unimpressed - they charge more for 'em too. Many years ago I did see one of the first 3D movies available in Britain - I think it was "House of Wax" - but could be mistaken.
In those days the glasses were made of cardboard and cellophane, one lens red t'other green.

No, I don't recall ever having or using a "Viewmaster". Kind of connected - when stereo sound first became available on record payers and suchlike, I could never tell the difference between stereo and mono! I must be defective in depth recognition or something. ;-)

Twilight said...

Bob ~ What a very appropriate scenario for a Sun Gemini person!
It's a beautiful sight to see a group of balloons aloft - we've seen it just once, by chance, in Colorado. Not sure I'd appreciate a ride in one though, in spite of my own Airy Sun sign. :-/

Twilight said...

Catchpa is being very annoying today (to me too)....sorry!

Bob said...

Mike ~ I used a stereo-scope at the public library when I was a youngster and a Viewmaster in the high school library.

I am having my own Gemini event as it is time for the annual air show and some of the flight paths are right over the apartment complex. It is like living near a very busy airport as the planes are very low and frequent but thankfully only active during daylight.

For Catchpa when it is showing lettters I don't enter anything, click on Publish or Preview, then Publish, and the pictures show up.