Daily Archives: June 29, 2017

Dinshaw Eduljee


Watch “Tucker: The real tragedy of Trump’s tweets about Mika” on YouTube

Moretto da Brescia Portrait of Tullia d’Aragona as Salomé  (1537)Oil on panel, 56 x 39 cmPinacoteca Tosio Martinengo, Brescia

Moretto da Brescia Portrait of Tullia d’Aragona as Salomé  (1537)

Oil on panel, 56 x 39 cm

Pinacoteca Tosio Martinengo, Brescia

If you say so…embossing sketch

If you say so…embossing sketch

Vals (Waltz), Pablo Neruda (SELECTED POEMS)

Today’s Holiday:Seychelles Independence Day

Today’s Holiday:
Seychelles Independence Day

Also known as Republic Day, Seychelles Independence Day is a national holiday that commemorates Seychelles’ transition to an independent republic on this day in 1976. It had been a British colony since 1903. Before that, it was a dependency of Mauritius, which was ruled by France. When Seychelles became independent, the people had a three-month-long party. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday:Giacomo Leopardi (1798)

Today’s Birthday:
Giacomo Leopardi (1798)

Leopardi was an Italian poet and scholar who suffered throughout his life from chronic physical ailments and dashed hopes. Despite these challenges, he was devoted to philosophy and the classics from early childhood and became one of the most formidable linguists and writers of his time. His pessimistic poetry is admired for its brilliance, intensity, and musicality. He is considered among the great Italian poets of the 19th century. What are some of his most famous works? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History:Algerian Leader Muhammad Boudiaf Assassinated (1992)

This Day in History:
Algerian Leader Muhammad Boudiaf Assassinated (1992)

Boudiaf was an Algerian political leader and a founder of the National Liberation Front, which directed the Algerian War of Independence (1954-1962) against France. Boudiaf was captured in 1956 and imprisoned. He was freed after Algeria gained independence, but his opposition to the new regime led to a 27-year exile. In 1992, he was invited back to head the government and deal with rising religious influence in politics. Months later, he was assassinated by a bodyguard while doing what? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day:Miguel de Cervantes

Quote of the Day:
Miguel de Cervantes

I know that everything beautiful attracts love, but I cannot see how, by reason of being loved, that which is loved for its beauty is bound to love that which loves it. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day:The History of Saffron

Article of the Day:
The History of Saffron

Spanning cultures, continents, and civilizations, the history of saffron in human cultivation and use reaches back more than 3,000 years. Saffron, a spice derived from the stigmas of saffron crocus plants, has been used as a seasoning, fragrance, dye, and medicine and has remained among the world’s costliest substances throughout history. After saffron spread to America in the 18th c, demand grew so much that its price on the Philadelphia commodities exchange matched that of what precious metal? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day:insofar as

Idiom of the Day:
insofar as

To such an extent that; to the degree that. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day:ungainly

Word of the Day:

Definition: (adjective) Lacking grace or ease of movement or form.
Synonyms: clumsy, clunky, gawky, unwieldy
Usage: He was a gawky lad with long ungainly legs, but she thought he was the most handsome boy she had ever seen.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

” Prudence ” C.1475Artist: Andrea Della Robbia

” Prudence ” C.1475

Artist: Andrea Della Robbia

Period : Early Renaissance 

Location: Metropolitan Museum of Art , New York , USA 

Medium: Glazed Terracotta

” Marriage of the Virgin ” 1523Location: San Lorenzo , Florence

” Marriage of the Virgin ” 1523

Location: San Lorenzo , Florence

” Leda e il Cigno ” 1535Artist: Bartolomeo Ammanati.Type: Marble Sculpture 

” Leda e il Cigno ” 1535

Artist: Bartolomeo Ammanati ( Attr )

Period: Mannerism ( Late Renaissance )

Type: Marble Sculpture 

This artwork was bought in Florence in 1865 by the British painter John Everett Millais . It was originally said to be by Michelangelo, however since its arrival in Britain , and Its acquisition by the V&A in 1937.  The attribution has been discussed at length without definite conclusion.

Tioga Pass is now OPEN for the summer!!!

Tioga Pass is now OPEN for the summer!!!

Giorgio VasariSt Luke Painting the Virginafter 1565, fresco,  Santissima Annunziata, Florence

Giorgio Vasari

St Luke Painting the Virgin

after 1565, fresco,  Santissima Annunziata, Florence

Watch “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring (Kay Chung, autoharp)” on YouTube