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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Saturday, August 13, 2011

History Lesson

AMAZING...absolutely AMAZING!! The "miracles" of computers!!

The painting itself is great but as you run your cursor over the people it tells you who they are .....

BUT DOUBLE click on a person) and you obtain their life history.
This is fascinating ..

CLICK HERE


"That's what learning is. You suddenly understand something you understood all your life, but in a new way."
~ Doris Lessing


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27 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i love how the artists put themselves looking in from the top corner. :)

Thisisme. said...

How brilliant is that my friend. Where on earth did you find that! Loved it and what a wonderful way to learn about people.

Raindrops and Daisies said...

I have just read all about Audrey Hepburn!

She was such a glamorous lady.

Thanks for that Chatty!


Fiona

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Love your quote today - so true!

Pat MacKenzie said...

Fascinating. I checked them all out. Some were noticably absent - Christ, Buddah, Muhammad, etc.

Ginny said...

I've seen this one before, it's very good!!

Sweet Tea said...

WOW! I've never aeen anything like this before.
I'm thinking this would be great to include in this years school lessons, as Princess is taking Art Apreciation.
Wonder if there are other paintings which have this feature.
????? Thanks for sharing!

Just Stuff From a Boomer said...

Computers are amazing. that was just too much fun. Thanks for sharing it.

Cheri said...

Very cool.

Annesphamily said...

This is so cool! You post the best stuff Sandie! You seem to always be working overtime! Love Anne

Jeanie said...

That will be fun to go back to again and again.

Sally said...

Loved seeing this again. I can hardly believe that Shirley Temple is 83! Going to bookmark!

Hope your weekend is going great!

Hugs!

Susan said...

Yup, that was very amazing, Sandie. Isn't Wikipedia something? Now WHO does all that research? Really incredible. Thanks for sharing. Susan

Michaele said...

This is very cool!

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

An interesting group picture. I wonder how they decided who to include? I enjoyed clicking and reading about the ones I didn't recognize or didn't know.

Knitty said...

You've outdone yourself with this link! I can't wait to spend more time but it is thundering and I am about to shut down the computer. I'll be in touch later with an unrelated question.

Crystal Mary said...

This was fabulous!! I only got six..
I have bookmarked it to show my granddaughter.
Yes I am finally home. I get around carefully hanging onto the furniture. But use crutches outside. I need to take a lot of care because I'm usually a fast person, so need to slow down. Good news, I lost some weight. The pain is shocking and its hard to sleep straight through. I am on good pain relief and love the heat pack. So far Ray has been helping. Much love Crystal xxx

Ann said...

That is a fabulous painting. How cool the way they did that. Quite a selection of people to learn about there

Angela said...

You always find the neatest things Sandie!

Have a Great Weekend!
Angela

The Brown Recluse said...

Wow! LOVE it!!! will be "studying" on this for days!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

You are always finding the most cools stuff! You must research a lot..
Your blog is so fun,, and this is fantastic
love
tweedles

Sush said...

I had to laugh when I clicked on the camel to see those who made it in spite of looking like a camel!

Hugs~

Rebecca said...

Very interesting indeed...amazing link!!!! LOVED IT!

Would have loved it more if there had been MORE WOMEN in the mix!

Bet a man painted it, huh?

xoRebecca

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Sweetie...
A gorgeous share this evening. I love this painting and love that they added the scroll over names to each of the people in the painting. So cool. You always find the neatest things to explore. I love that about coming here sweetie.

Thank you for sharing with me this evening. I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

Please stop by through August 18th and leave comments for the Miracle Makeover Weekend. You can leave as many as you want. Each one counts, so keep them coming.

Many hugs and much love sweet friend, Sherry

FishHawk said...

"Chatty Crone" has been included in this weeks A Sunday Drive. I hope this helps to attract even more new visitors.

http://asthecrackerheadcrumbles.blogspot.com/2011/08/sunday-drive_14.html

Sandra said...

this is unbelievable. the 3 artist that created it are super talented and then for someone to take the time to link each one. incredible. i dragged the mouse over each person and clicked on a couple to see what would happen. truly amazing.

Sharon said...

That was fun and informative! Two of my favorite things! I tried to click on the cockatoo - it didn't work. Now I'm going to spend the rest of the day wondering who he is and how he happened to land in that great crowd of famous people. Hmmm...