Thursday, August 3, 2017

Poetry Friday August 4

“MoMA Learning.” MoMA | Vincent Van Gogh. The Starry Night. 1889, Museum of Modern Art, www.moma.org/learn/moma_learning/vincent-van-gogh-the-starry-night-1889.

“Vincent Van Gogh. The Starry Night. Saint Rémy, June 1889 | MoMA.” The Museum of Modern Art, www.moma.org/collection/works/79802.

Whitman, Walt. “When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer by Walt Whitman.” Poetry Foundation, Poetry Foundation, www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/45479/when-i-heard-the-learnd-astronomer.
St.Claire, Natalya. “The Unexpected Math behind Van Gogh's ‘Starry Night’ - Natalya St. Clair.” TED-Ed, TED CONFERENCES, LLC, ed.ted.com/lessons/the-unexpected-math-behind-van-gogh-s-starry-night-natalya-st-clair.

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15 comments:

  1. TEDEd is new to me . . . and that lesson was way beyond my comprehension. But I like the animations! You might find this interesting -- a quilting friend of mine made a small art quilt inspired by Starry Night and also Van Gogh's Six Sunflowers. You can see it on her blog: https://juliagraber.blogspot.com/2017/07/starlit-sunflower.html

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  2. Well blended pieces gathered here! Loved the video!

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  3. Wow, the TedEd with the poem is wonderful, Linda. The illustration looks like a fine picture book cover.

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  4. That was eye opening your link for the TedEd talk Linda. I think the stars are a wonderful thing to ponder upon, and what a fun poem, I like Whitman's closing line, "looked up in perfect silence at the stars." Thanks!

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  5. Ooooo. How fascinating! What a wonderful bundle of goodies this is. I love TEDs and TEDEds. -- Christie @ https://wonderingandwondering.wordpress.com/

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  6. Four amazing bits on August FOURTH. I think I'll save your post and share it whole cloth with my students!

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  7. I'm starstruck by this collection of goodness... and van Gogh is a favorite. Much to love here. Thank you!

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  8. Beautiful! You can study something until your blue in the face, but there's absolutely nothing quite like experiencing it for yourself, especially when it comes to nature.

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  9. Fascinating talk!
    Poor Van Gogh; lucky us.

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  10. I'm going to share this with my students, too - thank you!

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  11. I love everything about this post, Linda! "The Starry Night" is sublime, and Whitman's poem reminds me of something Einstein said: "Not everything that counts can be counted and not everything that can be counted counts." Thanks so much for sharing!

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  12. The video was intriguing Linda as was the post on Van Gogh. Interesting that my husband and I went to MoMa PS1 the smaller museum in Long Island City last Monday. I was hoping to see a Van Gogh but there were many fascinating pieces of modern art there that we were thrilled with the exhibits. Thanks for your creative work here.

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  13. What a fascinating connecting of the dots you've done for us here, Linda, including Van Gogh's quote and Walt Whitman's poem. Great post!

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  14. Whoa. It's funny how things intersect. I've been working this summer on finding some calmer ways to be an intense, passionate (read anxious) person, a task which was made trickier by my discovery that now, when you take the Meyers-Briggs, there's an added measure of identity that ranges from "assertive" to "turbulent"! I have to go and investigate that 5/3 ratio now. Great contrast of Whitman and Van Gogh...

    https://www.16personalities.com/articles/identity-assertive-vs-turbulent

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  15. I'll look forward to watching the TED talk. Starry Night is one of my favorite paintings. I love that despite the fantasy feel of the swirling brushstrokes, the stars were in their correct places for the time and place Van Gogh painted it.

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