Another take on changes in FACE

Video about the new life for a face transplant

Another way to consider  the change of face assignment. You can simply repost this link with your thoughts and comments on this video to satisfy the assignment.


Here is a link to explore to help you with completing the assignment of October 28th.

Here is a link to explore to help you with completing the assignment of October 28th.

The image above is of Medea. The artist Charles Coypel, (French 1694-1755)

Daumier Masks of 1831Exhibit About Face at the Metropolitan Museum of Art until December 13th


Henri Teatelin About Face 1616-1695
Henri Testelin (French, Paris 1616–1695 The Hague) Sentimens des plus Habiles Peintres sur la Pratique de la Peinture et Sculpture, mis en Tables de Preceptes, avec Plusieurs discours Accademiques, 1696 French, Plates: etching, woodcut; Overall: 15 3/4 x 11 7/16 in. (40 x 29 cm) The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Rogers Fund, 1968 (68.513.6)

As you can see facial expression are pretty much the same through human history.

Brazilian ecological catastrophe

Andrea, Thank you for posting this. Paris is now host to Global Meetings on Climate Change. What will come out of these meetings to prevent such devastation?



November 5th, the Brazilian coastline is now also affected by the pollution caused by the leakage of waste from mining.
The disaster first killed seven people and the five others disappeared. A town has been wiped off the map (Bento Rodrigues) in addition to the flooded villages.

And nearly 60 million liters of a mixture of earth, silica, iron residues, aluminum and manganese (the equivalent of 24 Olympic swimming pools, said the newspaper Folha de S. Paulo) spilled in the Rio Doce (freshwater river), the fifth largest river in Brazil. In few days, millions of fish died of asphyxiation and locals now call it on the river “Rio Morto” (Dead River). Surveys showed abnormally high levels of mercury a few kilometers from the disaster.Nowadays, more than 500,000 people are deprived of water for domestic and agricultural supplies, along the 850 km between Mariana and the Atlantic Ocean. In addition, nearly 600 people have…

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I am doing research on Collage Artists and wanted to share this aspect of Visual Culture with all of you.

This is a collage titled Nativity by Maria Berrio currently on exhibition at El Museo del Barrio will be ending on December 12th FYI.

Then there is Wangechi Mutu, born in Nairobi, Kenya she is one of  the most important contemporary African artists in the US today. She lives in Brooklyn. She has begun a project Africa’s Out!  Check out her website. She also had an exhibit at The Brooklyn Museum over a year ago