Peter Bossard 2015. 12 dams that changed the world Hydropower Environment blog http://www.theguardian.com/environment/blog/2015/jan/12/12-dams-that-changed-the-world-hoover-sardar-sarovar-three-gorges
Giorgione: The Tempest, c. 1505-10, oil on canvas, 2’7 x 2’5
There is much speculation about the meanings of Giorgione’s The Tempest., and some even believe that there is no meaning, but the Tempest marks a turning point in Venetian Renaissance painting in that it moves away from religious allegory to a philosophical naturalism. It relates to the Paduan humanist philosopher Pietro Pomponazzi . One could speculate that the so called gypsy or Madonna in today’s terms be simply a 14th century fringe dweller. The male Venetian merely glances at the naked figure indifferently, as our modern day society might glance at a homeless person or Aboriginal out caste. The columns and plinth, pictured in the central focus point could be the workings of the dammed river which deprived native villagers of their water sources, so had to become fringe dwellers of the cities in order to survive. The new intelligentsia of the time were recognizing a human reality. The gentleman could be contemplating the fringe dweller as we do today.
Dams Cause Climate Change, They Are Not Clean Energy http://ecowatch.com/2014/08/14/dams-not-clean-energy-climate-change/ Retrieved 12th of April 2016.
Three Gorges Dam: The Cost of Power
Date: Monday, October 20, 2008
The Wrong Climate for Damming Rivers
Patricia Smith, 2016. VSW31 Fine Art Studio Practice 2.