Michael Sittow: An Estonian Grand Master

On November 5, 2015 by Lazer Horse
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Michael Sittow was born in Reval (now Tallinn) in Estonia in 1468 or 1469. He was the son of a wealthy artist and a Swedish speaking Finn. His portraits, although very old indeed,...

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The Mystery Of The Minoan Phaistos Disc

On November 2, 2015 by Lazer Horse
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The ancient Minoans were the first civilisation in Europe. They flourished from 2600 to 1400 BC. Hundreds of years before Greece took the reigns. Minoan society all but vanished from history, probably due...

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The Minoans: The Oldest Civilisation In Europe

On October 31, 2015 by Lazer Horse
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Despite both Greek and Roman societies being more well-known, the Minoans easily predate them both. The Minoans are, in fact, the most ancient civilisation in Europe. Nowadays, it’s all about the Greeks and the Romans,...

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Drums And Shadows. Hypnotising Phonetics

On October 24, 2015 by Louis Falasha
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In the 1930s, a group of workers on the Georgia Writers Project spent time interviewing elderly Negroes, living in the rural and archaic townships scattered around the outskirts of Savannah, Georgia. Most interviewees...

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Saint Paraskevi Of Rome: Blood, Oil & Blindness

On October 20, 2015 by Lazer Horse
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I don’t make much of a habit of writing about saints (pun very much intended, thanks for asking) but Paraskevi is worth a mention. I came across Saint Paraskevi of Rome after staying...

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Giuseppe Arcimboldo & His Fruity Faces

On October 2, 2015 by Lazer Horse
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Giuseppe Arcimboldo is famous for making portraits out of fruits, vegetables or whatever took his fancy. As you will see from the standard of his art, he was a very talented chap. In these modern...

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Dominican Republic: Regional Flags

On September 26, 2015 by Lazer Horse
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Dominican Republic is the second largest Caribbean nation after Cuba. It harbours around 10 million people, and around 10% of the population live in the capital Santo Domingo. Dominican Republic is also home to...

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The Regional Flags Of Italy: A Glorious Collection

On September 26, 2015 by Lazer Horse
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If you’ve visited LAZERHORSE.ORG before, you may have noticed that we have more than a passing interest in flags. I’m certainly no flag expert, but I know a good flag when I see one. My favourite...

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RAD Photos From The California Skate Scene In The 70’s

On September 12, 2015 by Lazer Horse
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Exquisite 16th Century “Catacomb Saints” – Bones & Jewels

On September 5, 2015 by Lazer Horse
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Paul Koudounaris is an author and photographer from LA with a sly eye for the macabre and a PhD in Art History from UCLA. He has travelled extensively around Europe unearthing some of the most...

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