Daily Archives: June 9, 2017

Watch “Ram Jam – Black Betty (1977) HQ” on YouTube

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“Le Moulin à Poivre” (Paris. April 1887) [F349]By Vincent van Gogh, (Dutch, 1853-1890)

“Le Moulin à Poivre” (Paris. April 1887) [F349]
By Vincent van Gogh, (Dutch, 1853-1890)

oil on canvas; 55 x 38.5 cm; 21 1/2 x 15 1/4 in.

© Sold through Dickinson Gallery, London. March 2014

In 1906, the year after the Amsterdam show at the Stedelijk Museum, Johanna gave the picture to the painter Isaac Israëls, the man who had been her lover following her husband’s death. He gave her a portrait in exchange. Following Israels’s death in 1934, the increasingly valuable painting passed through more than one collection before Charles Engelhard, the flamboyant president of the Engelhard Minerals and Chemicals Corporation, bought it in 1958.

In June 1886, Vincent and Theo moved to an apartment at 54, rue Lepic, which overlooked the three windmills of Montmartre. From west to east: the Moulin de Blute-Fin, the Moulin Radet, the Moulin à Poivre (also known as the Moulin Debray). 

The windmills were no longer functioning by then, and instead the area had been turned into a popular social hub, the famed Moulin de La Galette.

The only two remaining windmills today are the Radet and the Blute-Fin, the latter’s name from the verb ‘bluter’ which means “to sieve” or ‘to sift’. These windmills, together with gardens and farm, made up the Moulin de la Galette.

La Casa Albă

La Casa Albă

” Perseus with the Head of Medusa ” 1545 Artist: Benvenuto Cellini Period: Mannerism ( Late Renaissance )Location: Loggia dei Lanzi , Piazza della Signoria , Florence, Italy Type: Bronze sculpture Genre: Mythological

Tintoretto “The Virgin of the Stars” 1570 circa

Un blog care merită aprecierea noastră: vizitați-l şi voi! :)  Pictura zilei: „Şezătoare” de Aurel Băeşu

Source: Pictura zilei: „Şezătoare” de Aurel Băeşu

Madonna – 1442Fra’ Filippo Lippi ( 1406 – 1469)

Today’s Holiday:St. Columba’s Day

Today’s Holiday:
St. Columba’s Day

Along with St. Bridget and St. Patrick, St. Columba (c. 521-597) is a patron saint of Ireland. Although he led an exemplary life, traveling all over Ireland to set up churches, schools, and monasteries, he is chiefly remembered for his self-imposed exile to the island of Iona off the Scottish coast. He landed at Iona on the eve of Pentecost, and proceeded to found a monastery and school from which he and his disciples preached the gospel throughout Scotland. Although he had been forbidden to see his native country again, he returned several years later. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday:Cole Porter (1891)

Today’s Birthday:
Cole Porter (1891)

Though pushed by his grandfather to pursue law, Porter studied music at Harvard and in Paris. A gifted composer and witty lyricist, he wrote a dazzling series of successful film scores and Broadway musicals from the 1920s to the 1950s, including the musicals Anything Goes and Kiss Me, Kate. His most popular songs include “Night and Day” and “Let’s Do It.” A 1937 accident required him to undergo more than 30 operations, but he continued composing until 1958. Why did he stop? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History:Donald Duck Debuts in The Little Wise Hen (1934)

This Day in History:
Donald Duck Debuts in The Little Wise Hen (1934)

Clad in his signature sailor shirt and cap, the perennially pants-less cartoon character Donald Duck made his debut in Disney’s The Wise Little Hen. His comically short temper and distinct voice quickly endeared him to audiences, and he became a regular character in Mickey Mouse cartoons. Donald remains quite popular in Scandinavia, as evidenced by the Christmas Eve tradition of watching a TV special featuring him. What Academy Award-winning 1943 cartoon showed Donald saluting Hitler? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day:W. Somerset Maugham

Quote of the Day:
W. Somerset Maugham

Marriage is a very good thing, but I think it’s a mistake to make a habit of it. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day:Chelation Therapy

Article of the Day:
Chelation Therapy

Chelation therapy is the intravenous administration of chelating agents to remove heavy metals from the body. Chelating agents work by making chemical bonds with metal ions, resulting in a water-soluble complex that can enter the bloodstream and be harmlessly excreted. Introduced during World War I to treat soldiers exposed to poison gases, chelation therapy is now used to treat acute toxic metal poisoning. Some alternative medicine advocates claim it can also be used to treat what disorder? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day:give (someone) an out

Idiom of the Day:
give (someone) an out

To provide someone with an excuse or a means of escaping (from something). Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day:haggle

Word of the Day:

Definition: (verb) To bargain, as over the price of something; dicker.
Synonyms: chaffer, higgle, huckster
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Watch “EMMANUELLE SONG” on YouTube

Watch “Nikolai Rimsky Korsakov – Symphonic Suite Scheherazade Ballet Scheherazade, (op. 35.)” on YouTube

Watch “Bob Dylan – It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue” on YouTube

Do you remember?  Watch “Bernstein, The greatest 5 min. in music education” on YouTube

Wow Musical Series: Watch “Dvorak – String Quintet No 3 In E flat Major, Opus 97, B 180 “American”” on YouTube


Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564)”Crepusculo” Sculpture(1524-1531) 155×170cmMarbleSagrestia Nuova, Florence

Feeling blue…(magenta pencil sketch)

Feeling blue… (magenta pencil sketch)

Another beautiful day on planet Earth turns into night!

Another beautiful day on planet Earth turns into night!

Relaxing Piano Classical Piano Music for Relaxation YouTube-MP4 – 480p


Another beautiful day on planet Earth is about to turn to night 

Another beautiful day on planet Earth is about to turn to night

My birds on the wire today 

My birds on the wire today

My Chakra today 

My Chakra today

My Duck today 

My Duck today

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France 24 : Discovery of oldest Homo sapiens in Morocco rewrites human history

Discovery of oldest Homo sapiens in Morocco rewrites human history

How long has our species been around? New fossils from Morocco push the evidence back by about 100,000 years.


The bones, about 300,000 years old, were unearthed thousands of miles from the previous record-holder, found in fossil-rich eastern Africa. The new discovery reveals people from an early stage of our species’ evolution, with a mix of modern and more primitive traits.

“They are not just like us,” said Jean-Jacques Hublin, one of the scientists reporting the find. But they had “basically the face you could meet on the train in New York.”

Coupled with other evidence, the Moroccan fossils suggest that Homo sapiens may have reached its modern-day form in more than one place within Africa, said Hublin, of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, and the College of France in Paris.

Previously, the oldest known fossils clearly from Homo sapiens were from Ethiopia, at about 195,000 years old.

France 24: Japan clears way for popular 83-year-old emperor’s abdication

Japan clears way for popular 83-year-old emperor’s abdication

Japan’s parliament passed a law Friday that clears the way for its ageing Emperor Akihito to step down, in what would be the first imperial abdication in more than two centuries.


The popular 83-year-old monarch shocked the country last summer when he signalled his desire to take a back seat after nearly three decades on the Chrysanthemum Throne, citing his age and health problems.

The unexpected move presented a challenge since there was no law to deal with an emperor retiring from what is usually a job for life.

The one-off rule was passed in the last-stage upper house on Friday in a unanimous decision after the lower chamber gave its stamp of approval last week.

The abdication must take place within three years of the new law taking effect or it expires — and it only applies to Akihito.

Japanese media have said the government is eyeing the end of 2018 as a likely timeline for Akihito’s abdication.

The status of the emperor is sensitive in Japan given its 20th century history of war waged in the name of Akihito’s father Hirohito, who died in 1989.

Some scholars and politicians worried that changing the law to allow any emperor to abdicate could put Japan’s future monarchs at risk of being subject to political manipulation.

Akihito, who has been treated for prostate cancer and had heart surgery, is expected to step aside in favour of his eldest son, Crown Prince Naruhito.

There have been abdications in Japan’s long imperial history, but the last one was more than 200 years ago, so politicians had to craft new legislation to make it possible.