Forty years ago, after seeing his first “magic lantern,” an early image projector invented in the 1600s, Balzer developed an obsession with optical toys. Description from notey.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images
Cena de rua - Jean Baptiste Debret coleção Jean Boghici - Rio de Janeiro Ao final do século XVIII, os descendentes dos portugueses, "filhos da terra", dominavam um vasto território com muitas riquezas. Durante várias décadas, essas elites expressavam um desejo de cortar a metrópole que "sugava o sangue." Um incidente vai precipitar o nascimento da nação brasileira: fugindo exércitos de Napoleão, o Príncipe Regente de Portugal se instala no Rio de Janeiro.
Gerhard Richter’s Atlas is a collection of photographs, newspaper cuttings and sketches that the artist has been assembling since the mid 1960s. A few years in, Richter started to arrange the materials on loose sheets of paper. "In the beginning I tried to accommodate everything there that was somewhere between art and garbage and that somehow seemed important to me and a pity to throw away." At present, Atlas consists of 802 sheets, spanning a period of almost four decades.