Friday, 2 December 2011

Colore verses disegno - The juxtaposition of the representation of nature in the Italian High Renaissance art

Disegno - derived from the Italian word to draw, a tradition of the Florentine School of art with its emphasis on drawing and design; and is rooted in the artists intellectual capacity to imagine and invent new compositions.

Colore - a word used to mark the Venetian School of painting during the Italian High Renaissance. Colore places an emphasis on the use of colour in a dominant manner, in order to enhance the tension, atmosphere and expressiveness of the overall composition. Colore,  as a result views colour as a fundamental part of a paintings composition.

The Romanesque era a minor Renaissance?

Was the Romanesque period a miniature Renaissance, comprised of a rebirth and renewal in the arts: painting, sculpture and architecture, but also in terms of illuminated manuscripts and metal work?

Remove Subscribe to Posts (Atom Feed) Blogger

This post will hopefully help you to remove the Subscribe posts (Atom Feed) at the bottom of your blogger page or post page.
  1. Go to dashboard --> template --> edit HTML
  2. Click the 'Expand Widgets Templates' box
  3. Find the following text:

<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType != "item"'> <!-- Blog feed links -->
<b:if cond='data:feedLinks'>
<div class='blog-feeds'>
<b:include data='feedLinks' name='feedLinksBody'/>

Now remove this line:

<b:include data='feedLinks' name='feedLinksBody'/>
This should have removed the Posts (Atom) at the bottom of your page. Remember to back up your template just in case anything ever goes wrong so that you can recover your blog.

Monday, 28 November 2011

Who are the figures in Raphael's 'The School of Athens'

An annotated version of Raphael's 'The school of athens' also known as 'The School of Philosophy' - 1509
Click to enlarge the image

The Figures in this monumental fresco are as follows:

1. Zeno of Citium

2. Federico II of Mantua

3. Epicurus

Limit the number of posts on Labels pages in Blogger

1. Changing the code for in-post and Labels widget.

  1. First, login to your Blogger account.
  2. Go to Dashboard --> Design --> Edit HTML.
  3. Remember to always back up your template, as a precaution.
  4. Tick the check box for  Expand Widget Templates on top left of the HTML window.
  5. Look for following line within your HTML code:


You may find more than one instance. Replace each one of them following:
expr:href='data:label.url + &quot;?max-results=5&quot;'

2. Further information, for if you want to change the code for labels menu tabs, in your pages bar at the top of your page
If you use the menu tabs to link to your label pages, you will need to append the links that you use to look like this:
in order to limit the number of posts shown when you click a labels link you will need to attach ?max-results=5 to the URL, like so:

The HTML code shown above will load up five results if your wish to show more or less simply change the number shown in yellow.

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