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“along the trail” by George-B (oil-emergence-2)_FotoSketcher (my art collection)


along the trail by George-B (oil-emergence-2)_FotoSketcher

along the trail by George-B (oil-emergence-2)_FotoSketcher

today’s birthday: Rembrandt van Rijn (1606)


 

Rembrandt van Rijn (1606)

Rembrandt is considered one of the greatest European painters. Early on, he displayed an interest in the “spotlight effects” of light and shadow that dominate his later paintings and began the studies of his own face and the more formal self-portraits that make up much of his painted and etched work. After moving to Amsterdam around 1631, he quickly became the city’s most fashionable portrait painter and a popular teacher. However, he went bankrupt in 1656. What had happened to his money? More… Discuss

make music part of your life series: Aram Khachaturian: Spartacus – Ballet Suite No. 2


The monument of the composer Aram Khachaturian...

The monument of the composer Aram Khachaturian (1903 – 1978). http://www.armeniapedia.org/index.php?title=Aram_Khachaturian (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Aram Khachaturian: Spartacus – Ballet Suite No. 2

1. Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia
2. Entrance of Merchants, Dance of a Roman Courtesan, General Dance 8:52
3. Entrance of Spartacus, Quarrel, Harmodius’ Treachery 13:15
4. Dance of the Pirates 19:21

Scottish National Orchestra
Neeme Järvi – conductor

Gustave Dore: Engraving of Don Quixote and several other works (19th Century)


Gustave Dore engraving of Don Quixote19th Century

Gustave Dore engraving of Don Quixote19th Century

Gustave dore crusades miracles

Gustave dore crusades miracles (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Gustave Dore Enigma

Gustave Dore Enigma (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Français : Gustave Doré licence : source : htt...

Français : Gustave Doré licence : source : http://www.antiquemapsandprints.com/gustave-dore.htm (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Gustave Doré (French, 1832-1883), "Little...

Gustave Doré (French, 1832-1883), “Little Red Riding Hood” (Photo credit: sofi01)

Gustave Dore (1832-1883), "Les Fées (Scèn...

Gustave Dore (1832-1883), “Les Fées (Scène Tirée de Shakespeare)” (Photo credit: sofi01)

Gustave Dore Contes drolatiques cover

Gustave Dore Contes drolatiques cover (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The first ascent of the Matterhorn by Gustave Doré

The first ascent of the Matterhorn by Gustave Doré (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Gustave Dore Inferno23

Gustave Dore Inferno23 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Andromeda exposed to the sea-monster (1869) Gu...

Andromeda exposed to the sea-monster (1869) Gustave Doré. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Jonah Cast Forth By The Whale, by Gustave Doré.

Jonah Cast Forth By The Whale, by Gustave Doré. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Over London–by Rail from London: A Pilgrimage ...

Over London–by Rail from London: A Pilgrimage (1872) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

today’s birthday: Marc Chagall (1887)


Marc Chagall (1887)

Chagall was a Belarusian artist often considered a forerunner of the surrealist movement. He began studying painting in 1907 and soon blended elements of cubism into his expressionistic style. His Jewish heritage served as a source of great inspiration to him, and images of Jewish life and folklore and biblical themes frequently feature in his art. He explored a variety of mediums, including painting, printmaking, etching, tapestry, mosaic, and stained glass. Where can his work be seen? More… Discuss

The MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas (watch youtube video)


The MGM Grand Hotel

One of the largest hotels on Earth, the MGM Grand opened in Las Vegas, Nevada, in 1993. It had a very different look then than it does today, originally boasting an extensive Wizard of Oz theme that has since been scrapped in favor of an Art Deco motif. The complex also included a theme park, which was meant to make the Vegas Strip more family friendly, but it performed poorly and was closed in 2000. Why did many Chinese patrons avoid the MGM Grand’s main entrance prior to its redesign? More… Discuss

MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas

130520_185756 foto_FotoSketcher “Bamboo Heart – Pencil Sketch” (my art collection)


 

130520_185756 foto_FotoSketcher "Bamboo Heart" (my art collection)
130520_185756 foto_FotoSketcher “Bamboo Heart” (my art collection) (Click  to full size)

Mario Kart in Real Life (3D Chalk Art)


Mario Kart in Real Life (3D Chalk Art)

Published on Sep 3, 2013

This week Chris takes his chalk art into the streets with a live action rendering of Yoshi from Mario Kart.

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Photographer: Mike Larremore (http://www.mikelarremore.com)

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Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots 3D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5WLAX…

Donkey Kong 3D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71A6Rk…

Star Trek Bridge x Space Invaders 3D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuQHYZ…

Iron Man 3D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFxqva…

Minecraft Diamond Sword:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CQ8TJ…

Jurassic Park 3D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnFj6U…

Tetris 3D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0_lw5…

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130519_215256_FotoSketcher_DREAMOID OF NO ROTATION(©ALWAYS – MY ART COLLECTION)


130519_215256_FotoSketcher_DREAMOID OF NO ROTATION (MY ART COLLECTION)

130519_215256_FotoSketcher_DREAMOID OF NO ROTATION (MY ART COLLECTION)

 

Băile Herculane: a town in Romanian Banat, in Caraş-Severin County (the Romans bilt the several therapeutic bathes around the healing mineral water springs!


Băile Herculane

Băile Herculane
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  • Băile Herculane is a town in Romanian Banat, in Caraş-Severin County, situated in the valley of the Cerna River, between the Mehedinţi Mountains to the east and the Cerna Mountains to the west, elevation 168 meters. Its current population is approximately 6,000. The town administers one village, Pecinișca.
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  • Local time: 2:56 PM 6/18/2014
  • Population: 6,051 (2002)
  • Area: 2.32 sq miles (6 km²)

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article: The Baths of Bath


The Baths of Bath

Bath is a city in southwest England famous for its baths, which are fed by the only natural hot springs in the country and which some believe have curative properties. The Romans established the city as Aquae Sulis in the first century, building elaborate, lead-lined baths with heating and cooling systems. These were rediscovered in 1755, by which time Bath, as it had since become known, had revived as a spa and become a resort city for the wealthy. What was Jane Austen‘s connection to Bath? More… Discuss

The Forbidden City


The Forbidden City

At the heart of the ancient city of Beijing lies the Forbidden City, the vast palace complex that was occupied by Chinese emperors from 1421 to 1911, during the mid-Ming and Qing dynasties. Once closed to outsiders—hence its name—the Forbidden City now serves as a museum and is one of the world’s most popular tourist attractions. In 1987, it was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. The opulent complex consists of nearly 1,000 buildings with some 9,000 rooms. How long did it take to build? More… Discuss

today’s birthday: Frank Lloyd Wright (1867): Widely considered the greatest American architect


Frank Lloyd Wright (1867)

Widely considered the greatest American architect, Wright championed the use of open planning as well http://img.weburbanist.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/movie-houses-north-by-northwest-vandamm.jpgas “organic architecture,” a design philosophy that promotes harmony between building and environment. His masterpieces include New York City’s iconic Guggenheim Museum and “Fallingwater,” a breathtaking Pennsylvania house that is cantilevered over a waterfall, with its balconies and terraces seemingly suspended in midair. How many people were murdered at Wright’s home, Taliesin, in 1914? More… Discuss

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The Mona Lisa


The Mona Lisa

One of the most famous paintings in history, Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa can be seen at the Louvre museum in Paris, where it is on permanent display. The work’s name was not chosen by the artist; rather, it was derived from a posthumously published biography of da Vinci, which identifies the subject as Lisa, wife of a wealthy Florentine businessman. Still, her identity remains the subject of debate, and theories regarding the owner of the enigmatic smile abound. What are some of them? More… Discuss

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article: The Eames House


The Eames House

The Eames House is a landmark of modern architecture, designed and inhabited by famed husband-and-wife design pioneers Charles and Ray Eames, of Eames chair fame. Constructed in 1949, it was part of the Case Study House program, sponsored by Arts & Architecture magazine, which commissioned major architects of the day to design model homes that could meet the post-war housing needs of a modern American household. Who had originally partnered with Charles to design the house? More… Discuss

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THIS DAY IN HISTORY: Van Gogh’s Portrait of Doctor Gachet Sold for $82.5 Million (1990)


Van Gogh’s Portrait of Doctor Gachet Sold for $82.5 Million (1990)

In June 1890, shortly before his death, Vincent Van Gogh created two versions of a painting depicting his doctor, Paul Gachet. The paintings, called Portrait of Dr. Gachet, portray the doctor seated beside a foxglove plant, an extract of which is used to treat heart conditions. In 1990, 100 years after it was first painted, Japanese businessman Ryoei Saito purchased one version of the work for the record sum of $82.5 million. Why did he later say he would have the painting burned? More… Discuss

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TODAY’S BIRTHDAY: Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux (1827)


Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux (1827)

Carpeaux was a French sculptor and painter whose works demonstrate his interests in movement and baroque art. Initially a student under Francois Rude, Carpeaux won the Prix de Rome in 1854 and then studied the works of Michelangelo, Donatello, and Verrocchio in Rome. In 1861, he made a bust of Princess Mathilde, which brought him several commissions from Napoleon III, and became a favorite of the court. Why did La Danse, his sculpture on the facade of the Paris Opera, create a scandal? More… Discuss

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Michelangelo’s David Has an Achilles Heel


Michelangelo’s David Has an Achilles Heel

Well, technically, it is more like Achilles ankles. Experts say the Renaissance masterpiece is at risk of collapsing under its own weight because of the stress placed on the sculpture’s weak ankles. Micro-fractures and cracks are appearing in both of David‘s legs as well as the carved tree stump behind the figure’s right leg. Though it might escape the layman’s eye, the statue is carved of poor quality marble. This, compounded by the centuries-old statue’s great weight—upward of 6 tons—and off-center pose, means that an earthquake or even nearby roadwork could cause the figure to topple. More… Discuss

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15 Great Quotes From Voltaire – Listverse


1039 Image Voltaire
15 Great Quotes From Voltaire – Listverse.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY: LEONARDO DA VINCI (1452)


Leonardo da Vinci (1452)

Da Vinci was an Italian painter, sculptor, architect, musician, engineer, and scientist. His drawings depict subjects ranging from flying machines to caricatures

The Mona Lisa.

The Mona Lisa. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

and are rendered with scientific precision and consummate artistry. Included among his works are intricate anatomical studies of humans, animals, and plants. The richness and originality of intellect expressed in his notebooks reveal one of the greatest minds of all time. Why are most of his journals written in mirror-image cursive? More… Discuss

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NEWS: STOLEN MASTERPIECES FOUND IN UNLIKELY PLACE


Stolen Masterpieces Found in Unlikely Place

Nearly 40 years ago, an Italian factory worker bought two paintings at a lost-property auction for 45,000 lire (23.24 euros). He hung the works in his home, enjoying them but never knowing their true value until recently, when his son began probing their origins. The paintings in question are now believed to be a Paul Gauguin and a Pierre Bonnard that have a combined estimated value of between 10.6 million and 30.6 million euros. The works had been stolen from a London home in 1970 and then, for reasons that remain unknown, abandoned on a train in northern Italy. After no one stepped forward to claim the then-unidentified paintings, the state railway company put them up for auction. More… Discuss

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MAX ERNST (1891)


Max Ernst (1891)

Having served in World War I, German-born French painter and sculptor Max Ernst at first gravitated toward the Dada movement, but the former student of psychology and philosophy eventually became one of the founders of surrealism. Apart from the medium of collage, for which he is well known, Ernst developed other devices to express his fantastic vision, like frottage, in which a drawing tool is rubbed over paper laid on a textured surface, and grattage, a technique consisting of what? More… Discuss

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Bill Bonner: The Archivist of Photographic Memories | PROOF


 

Bill Bonner: The Archivist of Photographic Memories | PROOF.

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TODAY’S BIRTHDAY: Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848)


Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848)

Tiffany was an American artist and designer best known for his work in stained glass. He studied painting with George Inness and later established an interior-decorating firm that came to be known as Tiffany Studios. The firm specialized in favrile glass work, characterized by iridescent colors and natural forms in the Art Nouveau style. After 1900, Tiffany’s firm ventured into jewelry, pottery, and lamps, which became enormously popular in the 1960s and were widely imitated. Who was his father? More… Discuss

 

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Make Music Part of Your Life Series: Mozart / Divertimento in B-flat major, K. 137



Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

Divertimento in B-flat major for string quartet, K. 137/125b (1772)
00:00 - Andante
07:52 - Allegro di molto
11:17 - Allegro assai
(Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Ensemble (1986))

“Three early Mozart pieces, K. 137, 137 and 138, are labeled divertimentos on the manuscripts and are so listed in Grove. However, few Mozart scholars accept that tag as an accurate description of the works, and most doubt that the title came from Mozart. For one thing, a divertimento should have two minuets, and these three have none. At first glance they seem to be straightforward string quartets–yet many experts contend that they don’t sound at all like string quartets. 

So what are they? Mozart scholar Alfred Einstein fancies them as small symphonies for strings, to which the composer was prepared to add extra parts for winds; they are sometimes known as the ‘Salzburg symphonies.’ Musicologist Hans Keller has given them the curious designation of ‘orchestral quartets.’ Others insist that they are indeed string quartets even if they lack the serious temper of that rarefied form. Yet (to complete the confusion) they are universally referred to as divertimentos–the one thing everyone agrees they are not.

Whatever they’re called, they are fine examples of Mozart’s early essays in chamber music…Mozart composed them in 1772, when he was 16, not long before leaving Salzburg on his third (and, as it turned out, his last) trip to Italy. He was going to Milan to produce the opera ‘Lucio Silla‘ on a commission from Count Firmian, governor-general of that city. He probably expected, from previous experience, to need music to entertain the count’s court while he was at work on the opera. So it seems likely that these three works were composed to meet that need. Mozart may have planned to present them with a small orchestra, as Einstein surmises, but here they are played by the four instruments of a string quartet.

The Divertimento in B flat, K. 137…differs from [K. 136 & K. 138] by starting with a slow movement. This affecting ‘Andante’ is led by the first violin and is punctuated by dramatic responses from the accompanying strings. A spirited ‘Allegro di molto’ movement follows, leading to a delicate finale marked ‘Allegro assai’. This section, while not actually a minuet, has a courtly air that suggests a roomful of dancers bowing and curtsying under brilliant chandeliers.” – Harvey B. Loomis

Painting: Still Life (Morning Glories, Toad, & Insects), Otto Marseus van Schrieck

 

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Rie Sinclair Island of Loneliness Art – Painter: Ilia Efimovich Repin (1844-1930) Painting: Volga Boatmen (1870-1873)


 

 

 

 

 

Rie Sinclair – Island of Loneliness

 

 

 

Ilya Repin, Self-portrait, 1878

Ilya Repin, Self-portrait, 1878 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Art – Painter: Ilia Efimovich Repin (1844-1930)
Painting: Volga Boatmen (1870-1873)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barge Haulers wading. Oil on canvas. 62 × 97 c...

Barge Haulers wading. Oil on canvas. 62 × 97 cm. The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Ilya Repin. Apples and Leaves

Ilya Repin. Apples and Leaves (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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TODAY’S BIRTHDAY: IL GUERCINO (1591)


Il Guercino (1591)

Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, better known as Il Guercino(“The Squinter”), was an Italian painter whose work had a profound impact on the development of 17th-century Baroque decoration. One of the outstanding draftsmen of his age, he was known for his frescoes, altarpieces, oils, and drawings. When he was 30, he was called to Rome by Pope Gregory XV and spent a productive two years there. Later, he moved to Bologna and was its leading painter until his death. How did he get his nickname? More… Discuss

 

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New at euzicasa: Link-Widget_to_AllMusic: Try it now!


AllMusic (one click away)

AllMusic (one click away)

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Sistine : Michelangelo’s David and Goliath


Sistine : Michelangelo’s David and Goliath.

John Stricklin Sports Galleries…..(did you ever texted underwater?)


Texting UnderwaterJohn Stricklin Sports Galleries.

ROLLING HILLS_FotoSketcher_Emmergence 2-MYARTCOLLECTION


ROLLING HILLS_FotoSketcher-MYARTCOLLECTION

ROLLING HILLS_FotoSketcher-MYARTCOLLECTION

 

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ANOTHER WAY TO SAY YOU’RE MISSED – PHOTOSKETCHER- EMERGENCE 2 (MY ART COLLECTION)


ANOTHER WAY TO SAY YOU'RE MISSED - PHOTOSKETCHER- EMERGENCE 2 (MY ART COLLECTION)

ANOTHER WAY TO SAY YOU’RE MISSED – PHOTOSKETCHER- EMERGENCE 2 (MY ART COLLECTION)

 

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TODAY’S BIRTHDAY: JACKSON POLLOCK (1912)


After working on the Federal Art Project—a US program for the unemployed during the Great Depression—Pollock began developing the abstract, expressive style that made him a symbol of artistic revolt. Influenced by surrealism, Pollock energetically dripped paint in complicated linear patterns onto enormous canvases placed on the floor. Unlike most artists, Pollock was a celebrity during his lifetime, which was cut short by a car crash. Jackson was his middle name. What was his first name? More… Discuss

 

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Hilltops (my art collection)


Hilltops

Hilltops

Famous Blue Raincoat – Leonard Cohen



Lyrics
Its four in the morning, the end of december
Im writing you now just to see if youre better
New york is cold, but I like where Im living
Theres music on clinton street all through the evening.

I hear that youre building your little house deep in the desert
Youre living for nothing now, I hope youre keeping some kind of record.

Yes, and Jane came by with a lock of your hair
She said that you gave it to her
That night that you planned to go clear
Did you ever go clear?

Ah, the last time we saw you you looked so much older
Your famous blue raincoat was torn at the shoulder
Youd been to the station to meet every train
And you came home without lili marlene

And you treated my woman to a flake of your life
And when she came back she was nobodys wife.

Well I see you there with the rose in your teeth
One more thin gypsy thief
Well I see janes awake –

She sends her regards.
And what can I tell you my brother, my killer
What can I possibly say?
I guess that I miss you, I guess I forgive you
Im glad you stood in my way.

If you ever come by here, for Jane or for me
Your enemy is sleeping, and his woman is free.

Yes, and thanks, for the trouble you took from her eyes
I thought it was there for good so I never tried.

And Jane came by with a lock of your hair
She said that you gave it to her
That night that you planned to go clear

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Art Talk with George Eastman House



The Moving Image Collection at George Eastman House in Rochester, NY, is one of the major moving image archives in the United States. In this Art Talk, get a glimpse into the life of a film archivist as members of Eastman House’s Moving Image Department will be discussing the lesser known films of American cinema: films that exist but have fallen out of the public eye. Often called ‘orphan films,’ these films tend to be left out of the spotlight for more well-known titles made in Hollywood. What causes this to happen includes such factors as: studio closings, unknown copyright holders, non-famous actors, etc. Are films made today at risk to this type of obscurity? Using one film in particular to highlight this case: The Sign of the Cucumber (1917), they will explain what this film is about, who made it, the stars and what is being done to keep it in the public eye.

 

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‘Ultimate Masquerade’ – FotoSketcher Stylized emergence 2


'Ultimate Masquerade' - FotoSketcher Stylized emergence 2

‘Ultimate Masquerade’ – FotoSketcher Stylized emergence 2

 

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Surveying the Link Between Modernist Mexican Painting and Murals | Writing on the Wall | Departures Columns | KCET


Paisaje Mexicano_Scripps.jpgSurveying the Link Between Modernist Mexican Painting and Murals | Writing on the Wall | Departures Columns | KCET.

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‘Alexandra Leaving’ (FotoSketcher – Stylized Effect ‘Emergence 2′)


'Alexandra Leaving' (FotoSketcher - Stylized Effect 'Emergence 2')

‘Alexandra Leaving’ (FotoSketcher – Stylized Effect ‘Emergence 2′)

 

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Marin Marais (1656-1728) – Sonnerie de Sainte-Geneviève du Mont de Paris (1723)


 

 

 

 

 

 

Marin Marais (1656-1728), composer

Marin Marais (1656-1728), composer (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Marin Marais (1656-1728) – Sonnerie de Sainte-Geneviève du Mont de Paris [The Bells of St. Genevieve] from La Gamme et Autres Morceaux de Symphonie (1723)

New Comma Baroque – Matthew C. Cataldi, Baroque violin, Phillip W. Serna, viola da gamba & Emily J. Morlan, historical keyboards

 

Various Viols Nederlands: Diverse typen violas

Various Viols Nederlands: Diverse typen violas (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Recorded March 27th-28th, 2012 at Bethany Lutheran Church, Crystal Lake, IL 

All video content © 2012 New Comma Baroque -

 

Baroque !

Baroque ! (Photo credit: fred_v)

 

http://www.newcommabaroque.org/

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Sonnerie de Ste-Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris, “The Bells of St. Genevieve” in English, is a work by Marin Marais written in 1723 for violviolin and harpsichord withbasso continuo. It can be considered a passacaglia or a chaconne, with a repeating D, F, E bass line. Being a student of Monsieur de Sainte-Colombe, it is perhaps Marais’ most famous composition that explores the various techniques of the viol.

 

The work begins with 4 measures of the bass line played by the continuo and viol, then, on the 5th measure the violin takes over the melody. Throughout the piece, the violin and viol take turns with the melody.

 

The viol part is of great difficulty because of Marais’s mastery of that instrument. The centerpiece is not the melody, the violin, but the viol. His work can be thought of as something to showcase the violist’s skill, despite that it does not always have the melody.

 

The piece also exists in a version for solo double bass, having been arranged by Norman Ludwin for Ludwin Music. An electronic version on aFairlight synthesizer was used in the soundtrack of the 1982 film “Liquid Sky“.

 

 

 

 

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Inside the Classroom with Britannica School, Grade 7



Published on Aug 30, 2013
See how Britannica School supports differentiated learning, builds 21st century skills, and helps with research.

 

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ANOTHER MAGNUM EDUCATIONAL RESOURCE: Britannica Library (FOR ALL AGES!)


Published on Jan 7, 2014

One subscription to Britannica Library gives your library three sites in one: Children, Young Adults, and the Reference Center for older students and adults.

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From British Library: Miniature of the Pentecost, from the Huth Hours, Netherlands (Bruges or Ghent?), c. 1480


Miniature of the Pentecost, from the Huth Hours, Netherlands

Miniature of the Pentecost, from the Huth Hours, Netherlands (Bruges or Ghent?), c. 1480, Add MS 38126, f. 45v – See more at: http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/digitisedmanuscripts/2014/01/a-calendar-page-for-january-2014.html#sthash.P8kVCFXs.dpuf (click to access website)

British Library: Psalms in English verse (girdle book) )visit the library – widget)


Binding

Author John Croke (translator)
Title Psalms in English verse (girdle book)
Origin England, S. E. (London)
Date c. 1540
Language English
Script Gothic cursive
Decoration 1 miniature of Henry VIII, in colours and gold (f. 1v). Small initials plain in silver on red grounds or in gold on blue grounds.
Dimensions in mm 40 x 30 (30 x 20)
Official foliation ff. 104 (+ 1 original parchment double-leaf, glued together, at the beginning, and 1 at the end)
Form Parchment codex
Binding Pre-1600. Original worked gilt covers (metalwork) with clasp and girdle loops.
Provenance ? Anne Boleyn (born c. 1500, d. 1536), queen of England, second consort of Henry VIII: The volume corresponds with one described in George Wyat, Extracts from the Life of Queen Anne Boleigne: Written at the close of the XVIth century, and now first printed (London: [privately printed], 1817), p. 29; Wyat notes that it was traditionally said to have been given by Anne Boleyn, when on the scaffold, to one of her maids of honour, a lady of the family of Wyat. 
? George Wyat, 1817: see above, where he states that the described volume is in his possession.
Richard Temple-Nugent-Brydges-Chandos-Grenville (b. 1776, d. 1839), 1st duke of Buckingham and Chandos, of Stowe House, near Buckingham: inscribed with the press-mark ‘Appendix in vol. 1 … no. 27′ (f. ), corresponding to his catalogue (O’Conor 1818-1819).
Richard Plantagenet Temple-Nugent-Brydges-Chandos-Grenville (b. 1797, d. 1861), 2nd duke of Buckingham and Chandos; sold in 1849 to Lord Ashburnham.
Bertram Ashburnham (b. 1797, d. 1878), 4th earl of Ashburnham, of Ashburnham Place, Sussex.
Bertram Ashburnham (b. 1840, d. 1913), 5th earl of Ashburnham: purchased by the British Museum from him together with 1084 other Stowe manuscripts in 1883.

King Henry VIII

NEW WIDGET AT EUZICASA: THE BRITISH LIBRARY


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British Library Series: A splendid Carolingian copy of the Four Gospels


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(Click on the image for an enlarged view.)
On Christmas day 800 the Frankish king Charlemagne was crowned emperor by the pope in Rome. Charlemagne was not only a great political and military leader, but also a scholar and patron of the arts who invited the most learned men of the day to his court. Some particularly lavish books were produced in the Carolingian period—this image shows a jewelled ‘treasure’ binding surviving on a manuscript written at Tours probably in the 820s. Very few medieval manuscripts still have their original bindings, although it is clear from accounts in saints’ lives and other literature that illuminated books were often given valuable covers. This example contains the bones of saints set within its wooden binding boards, making it also a reliquary. Part of its decoration was reconstructed in the nineteenth century.

 

 

Vespasian Psalter at British Library (visit The British Library here)


Vespasian Psalter_ British Lybrary_25668_2

Vespasian Psalter_ British Library_25668_2 (click to access Website)

“In Anglo-Saxon EnglandJerome’s first translation of the Psalms, the Roman version, continued to be copied, and this is the earliest surviving example of it. An Old English translation was added in the ninth century above the Latin text; this addition is the oldest extant translation into English of any biblical text. This copy was made in Kent in the first half of the eighth century, perhaps at Canterbury. As in the Lindisfarne Gospels, the frame around the picture incorporates spirals of Celtic origin. On the right is the beginning of Psalm 27 (in modern numbering) with an initial D(ominus) (Lord) with an image David with Jonathan, the earliest surviving English biblical example of an initial with a narrative scene.”

Photographer Rosamond Purcell: Collection Obsession Yields Strange, Fascinating Photos



Crowded with bones and artifacts, the back rooms of natural history collections have become places of fascination for photographer Rosamond Purcell. Each of her remarkable images starts with a specimen “ready to have its picture taken.”

See a gallery of Purcell’s photographs:
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/ne…

 

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