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Video: Demonstration of the Kurma Mudra from Dashavatara Dance
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Kurma, the Tortoise: The hands represent the head of the tortoise. The thumbs and two fingers represent the tortoise's legs. The dancer's head represents the tortoise's shell.
Video: Demonstration of the Kurma Mudra from Dashavatara Dance
Video: Ancient Glassmaking—The Free-Blown Technique
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Around 40 B.C. the ancient glass industry changed dramatically with the innovation of blowing glass. By blowing air through a long hollow tub, the glassmaker is able to manipulate the shape of a...
Video: Ancient Glassmaking—The Free-Blown Technique
Video: Imagining Meissen Colors
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Artist Yuki Nyhan demonstrates the intricate process of painting on porcelain. Using delicate brushstrokes and a steady hand, she demonstrates how the enamel colors are individually layered according...
Video: Imagining Meissen Colors
Video: Coin Production in the Ancient Greek World
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Coins were made of pieces of gold, silver, or bronze, known as blanks, which were cast or cut to specific weights. To make a coin, a blank was sandwiched between a pair of dies with engraved designs...
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Artwork Resource Packet: Bedcover Made from Cigar or Tobacco Rectangles Known as "Top Sheets" by Theresa Zett Smith
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This striking quilt was made with pieces of fabric called "top sheets" used to line cigar and tobacco boxes. These top sheets include 108 colorful designs and pictures, including flags from around...
Artwork Resource Packet: <em>Bedcover Made from Cigar or Tobacco Rectangles Known as "Top Sheets"</em> by Theresa Zett Smith
Video: Enameling Glass
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Enameled glass, which is created by painting and firing colored powders onto the surface of glass, was very common in German-speaking lands in the second half of the 17th century. Popular decorations...
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Artwork Resource Packet: Starry Night and the Astronauts by Alma Thomas
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This abstract painting evokes the excitement of the first space flights in the 1960s and 1970s. Inspired by the Apollo missions, Thomas's thickly painted patches of vivid color against a white ground...
Artwork Resource Packet: <em>Starry Night and the Astronauts</em> by Alma Thomas
Artwork Resource Packet: Three-Quarter Armor
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This suit of ceremonial armor includes more than 22 pieces that could be mixed for parade and sporting tournaments. Students will learn about the production and functions of armor and about the role...
Artwork Resource Packet: <em>Three-Quarter Armor</em>
Video: Demonstration of the Kalki Mudra from Dashavatara Dance
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Kalki: The left hand represents the horse and the right hand represents the scepter.
Video: Demonstration of the Kalki Mudra from Dashavatara Dance
Video: From Delft to Chicago
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In this video, two artists recreate the Art Institute's Delft vase by employing the same time-tested techniques artists used to create the original. The entire process is illustrated, from preparing...
Video: From Delft to Chicago
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