Masaccio

Masaccio, an Italian artist, was born Dec. 21, 1401. Masaccio is commemorated here because he painted the earliest surviving paintings that utilized the geometrical technique of linear perspective. The discovery of the rules of perspective was one of the great...

Lodovico Cigoli

Lodovico Cardi, an Italian painter usually known as Cigoli, was born Sep. 12, 1559 (see self-portrait, second image). Cigoli was a good friend of Galileo Galilei, both being members of the Accademia del Disegno, the artists’ guild in Florence. One of Cigoli’s...

George Wesley Bellows

George Wesley Bellows, an American painter, died Jan. 8, 1925, at age 43. Bellows was just 20 years old when Alexander Cassat, president of the Pennsylvania railroad (and brother of painter Mary Cassat), decided it was high time that his trains found a way to get into...

John Constable

John Constable, an English landscape artist, was born June 11, 1776. Constable was an almost exact contemporary of the other famous British landscape artist of the time, J.M.W. Turner. Interestingly, both are considered to be scientific artists, although of quite...

Next-Gen Paleontology: 3D Printed Dinosaurs

Dr. Kenneth Lacovara, Associate Professor, Department of Biodiversity, Earth & Environmental Science, Drexel University According to Dr. Kenneth Lacovara, “technology in paleontology hasn’t changed in about 150 years. We use shovels and pickaxes and burlap and...