The painting "The First Real Target" was painted by English pop artist Peter Blake. As of 2014, it is on display at the Tate Gallery in the United Kingdom.Know More
"The First Real Target" was painted in 1961 and is a work of modern art that referenced the work of another artist, Jasper Johns. Johns took a target and executed the motif on canvas. Blake took the target inspiration further and purchased a paper target from a sports shop.
Since his work looked very realistic, Blake asked himself if it was the first real target. "The First Real Target," painted with enamel on canvas and paper on board, was purchased in 1982. Peter Blake is a well-known English pop artist known for co-creating the design for the Beatles album, "Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band."Learn more in Inventions
The earliest organized sports were most likely sprinting and wrestling. Both of these sports are depicted in cave paintings that date back more than 17,000 years. There is also evidence that competitive swimming, archery and horse racing were practiced more than 10,000 years ago.Full Answer >
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A German clockmaker named Peter Henlein created small, spring-powered clocks in 1510. These clocks were rarely accurate but were small enough to be portable. In the 17th century, pocket watches came into fashion and new springs were invented to make them more accurate.Full Answer >
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