La pomul lăudat, embossing sketch
La pomul lăudat, embossing sketch
Cheile Dâmbovicioarei – jud. Argeș.
© imagine: Fotografia în viziunea lui COMŞA Bogdan
Death Valley National Park, California
De pe la Breaza Făgăraşului: o zi frumoasă de…toamnă!
My Chakra today
My birds on the wire today
My Duck today
I saw this on the BBC and thought you should see it:
North Korea crisis: US seeks Kim Jong-un asset freeze – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-41182541
What a gorgeous view
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Paintbrush were showing off at Saddlebag lake last weekend! (Yes, we still have wildflowers with Fall Colors around the corner!)
Photo by Sandra Pearce
https://www.facebook.com/MiaFeigelson – Van Gogh – Mia Feigelson Gallery
“Pine trees with setting sun” (Saint-Rémy. December 1889) [F652]
To his youngest sister, Wil. Saint-Rémy, 10 December 1889,
“… While writing this letter I got to my feet to go and give a few brushstrokes to a canvas in progress – specifically, it’s the one with the ravaged pines against a red, orange, yellow sky – yesterday it was very fresh – pure, dazzling tones – well while writing to you I don’t know what thoughts came to me, and upon looking at my canvas I told myself, that’s NOT it.
So I took a colour that appears as matt, dirty white on the palette, green and a little carmine, I slashed this green tone all over the sky, and there you are, from a distance it softens the tones by breaking them up. And yet it would seem that one spoils and dirties the canvas. Do misfortune and sickness not do this with us and our health, and are we NOT WORTH MORE just as we are, in fate, the great destiny that carries us away, than serene and well according to our own vague ideas and desires of possible happiness? I don’t know.
Some of my paintings, when I compare them to others, certainly do bear the trace that it’s a sick man who paints them, and I can assure you that I don’t do it deliberately. But despite myself, my calculations end up at broken tones.” – http://bit.ly/2gnJf2U
What is a BROKEN TONE? – In Vincent’s own words, Derived from Charles Blanc, ‘Les artistes de mon temps’ (Blanc 1876, pp. 64-66, 69). Vincent amended the text in several places for Theo:
“But — if one mixes together two complementaries in unequal proportions, they only partially destroy one another, and you’ll have A BROKEN TONE — which will be a variety of grey. That being so, new contrasts will emerge from the juxtaposition of two complementaries, one of which is pure and the other broken. The contest being unequal, one of these two colours triumphs, and the intensity of the dominant one doesn’t prevent there being harmony between the two.
Because if one now brings together similar colours in the pure state, but with differing degrees of energy, for example, dark blue and light blue, one will obtain a different effect, in which there will be a contrast by virtue of the difference in intensity, and harmony by virtue of the similarity.
Lastly, if two similar colours are juxtaposed, one in the pure state, the other broken — for example, pure blue with grey blue, the result will be another sort of contrast which will be tempered by the analogy between them. One can thus see that there exist several ways, different from each other, but equally infallible, of strengthening, supporting, attenuating or neutralizing the effect of a colour, and they involve working on what’s next to it — by touching what isn’t the colour itself.
In order to heighten and harmonize his colours, he uses the contrast between complementaries and agreement between analogues all together, in other words, the repetition of a vivid tone by the same broken tone.” –
Nuenen, 18 April 1885
“Pine trees with setting sun” (St-Rémy. December 1889) [F652]
By Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853-1890)
oil on canvas; 91.5 x 72 cm
© Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, Netherlands
To Theo. Saint-Rémy, 19 December 1889
“… I shake your hand warmly in thought, I’m going to work some more outside, the mistral’s blowing. It usually dies down by the time the sun’s about to set, then there are superb effects of pale citron skies, and desolate pines cast their silhouettes into relief against it with effects of exquisite black lace.
At other times the sky is red, at other times a tone that’s extremely delicate, neutral, still pale lemon but neutralized by delicate lilac.
I have an evening effect of a pine again against pink and green-yellow.” – http://bit.ly/2hgNHN9
Strawberries, strawberries and more…strawberries
Blue Lake, Kandersteg, Switzerland 😊💜
Cabana Caraiman (2025 m alt.) – masivul Bucegi.
© imagine: Fotografia în viziunea lui COMŞA Bogdan
Hans Baldung Grien (c. 1484 – 1545) – Three Ages of Man and Three Graces 1539, Museo del Prado, Madrid
Mars and Venus United by Love
Oil on canvas
The Metropolitan Museum of Art; New York
Israeli air strikes hit military facility in Hama province, Syrian army says
Syria’s army said Israel targeted one of its positions in Hama province early on Thursday, which a war monitor said was a branch of the government agency accused by the U.S. of producing chemical weapons.
The army statement said the airstrike killed two people and caused material damage near the town of Masyaf and warned against the “dangerous repercussions of this aggressive action to the security and stability of the region”.
The war monitor, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said the strikes hit a Scientific Studies and Research Centre facility, the agency the U.S. describes as Syria’schemical weapons manufacturer.
The Observatory also said that a military storage camp next to the centre was used to store ground-to-ground rockets and that personnel of Iran and its allied LebaneseHezbollah group had been seen there more than once.
It gave the total number of dead and wounded in the strike as seven.
Israeli officials have in the past admitted that Israel has attacked weapons shipments bound forLebanon’s Iran-backed Hezbollah group, an ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, without specifying which ones.
Amos Yadlin, a former head of Israeli military intelligence, tweeted that the reported attack was not routine and targeted a Syrian military scientific centre.
“The facility at Masyaf also produces chemical weapons and explosive barrels that have killed thousands of Syrian civilians,” Yadlin said in the tweet.
There was no independent confirmation that this was the target but the United Nations has said in the past that the Syrian government has carried out chemical weapons attacks, which Damascus denies.
Israeli officials have also previously said that Israel and Russia, another Assad ally, maintain regular contacts to coordinate military action in Syria.
Jets flying over Lebanon overnight broke the sound barrier and Lebanese media reported that some Israeli jets had breached Lebanese airspace.
Police discover bomb-making lab in Paris suburb raid
French police investigating a suspected bomb factory near Paris found more ingredients on Thursday which could have been used to make the explosive device known as TATP. Three suspects have been arrested.
The ingredients were found during a search of an enclosed parking space belonging to the owner of the flat in the Parisian suburb of Villejuif where police found bomb-making materials the day before.
On Wednesday police located gas canisters and electrical wiring, along with similar ingredients required for the TATP explosive, commonly used by the Islamic State (IS) group.
Police believe the men were preparing attacks and had made calls to Syria, a minister said Thursday.
Anti-terror police launched raids following a tip-off from a worker at the building who has been praised for his “citizen’s reflex” for reporting suspicious activity.
The Paris daily Le Parisien reported that the workman was a plumber working to fix a recurrent leak.
He was outside the building when he spotted chemicals on a balcony of the flat, then saw a soldering iron and a hot plate through the window, the paper reported, quoting a source close to the probe.
Links to Spain cell?
Interior Minister Gérard Collomb said the men in custody two were arrested on Wednesday and a third overnight “were involved in terrorism”.
“We’ve seen that there were calls exchanged” with someone in the war zone in Syria, Collomb said on FranceInfo radio.
The men have denied they were preparing attacks, claiming they were planning a string of robberies in which the explosives would be used to blow up bank cash machines, Collomb said.
The arrests raised questions about whether the suspects might be linked to a jihadist cell in Spain which carried out two vehicle attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils last month.
Some of the extremists behind the violence in Spain mostly Moroccan nationals who were also preparing bombs made with TATP visited Paris on August 11 and 12, about a week before their deadly rampage.
“It is possible there were links but honestly I don’t know,” Collomb said.
The Spain attackers stayed in a hotel in the Parisian suburb of Malakoff a short drive from where the suspected bomb factory was discovered on Wednesday in Villejuif.
After buying a camera and leaving their hotel, Collomb said the Spain jihadists “spent a long time in front of the Eiffel Tower… We have it all from their phone data”.
France has been under a state of emergency since IS group gunmen launched a series of simultaneous raids on bars, the national stadium and the Bataclan concert hall in Paris in November 2015, leaving 130 people dead.
Since those atrocities and a truck attack in Nice in July 2016 that killed 86 people, France has suffered a string of smaller assaults mainly targeting security forces.
(FRANCE 24 with AFP)
I saw this on the BBC and thought you should see it:
BBC reporter in Rakhine: ‘A Muslim village was burning’ – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-41189564
Today’s featured article: Galaxies in Corvus Galaxies in Corvus Corvus is a small constellation in the Southern Celestial Hemisphere. Its name means “raven” in Latin. In the Babylonian star catalogues dating from at least 1100 BCE, it was called the Babylonian Raven. One of the 48 constellations listed by the 2nd-century astronomer Ptolemy, it depicts a raven, a bird associated with stories about the god Apollo, perched on the back of Hydra the water snake. It is also bordered by the constellations Virgo and Crater. Its four brightest stars, Gamma, Delta, Epsilon, and Beta Corvi, form a distinctive quadrilateral in the night sky. With an apparent magnitude of 2.59, Gamma Corvi—also known as Gienah—is the brightest star in the constellation. It is an aging blue giant around four times as massive as the Sun. The young star Eta Corvi has been found to have two debris disks. Three star systems have exoplanets, and a fourth planetary system is unconfirmed. TV Corvi is a dwarf nova—a white dwarf and brown dwarf in very close orbit. (Full article…)
Toronto International Film Festival
Second in size only to the Cannes Film Festival in France, the Toronto International Film Festival is considered one of the world’s most prestigious artistic events; it features some of the year’s most anticipated films, attracts leading stars in the movie business, and serves as a networking and educational opportunity for industry professionals. Festival organizers pride themselves on creating a public festival, which means film submissions from all over are accepted and screenings are open to the public as well as to the media and the film industry. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch
Jacob Lawrence (1917)
Lawrence was a leading black artist who portrayed African-American life, experience, and history with vivid, stylized realism. He was only in his twenties when his series depicting the migration of African Americans from the rural South to the urban North thrust him into the national spotlight. His use of somber browns and black for shadows and outlines in an otherwise vibrant palette lends his work a distinctive overtone, as does his flat painting style. Where can one view his last public work? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch
This Day in History:
Tupac Shakur Is Shot (1996)
In 1996, Shakur, an American rap star and actor, was fatally wounded in a drive-by shooting while stopped at a red light on the Las Vegas strip. He died six days later. The 25-year-old Shakur had been involved in a violent rivalry between the East and West Coast rap scenes and had survived another shooting less than two years earlier. His killer has never been identified. However, some suspect that it was a man who had been in a public altercation with Shakur hours before the shooting—who? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch
Quote of the Day:
Anarchy is the sure consequence of tyranny; for no power that is not limited by laws can ever be protected by them. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch
Article of the Day:
The Amboyna Massacre
The Amboyna massacre involved the torture and killing of 20 men—including 10 British East India Company employees—by agents of the Dutch East India Company in 1623. The companies were intense rivals who competed for dominance in the Maluku Islands spice trade. When the Dutch at the Amboyna trading post began to suspect the British of planning an attack, they tortured several men until they obtained confessions and then beheaded the accused for treason. What torture methods did the Dutch employ? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch
Idiom of the Day:
laugh in (one’s) sleeve
To rejoice or be amused secretly and/or contemptuously, as at another’s mistakes or misfortunes. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch
Word of the Day:
Definition: (adjective) Coming next after the third and just before the fifth in position or time or degree or magnitude.
Usage: The quaternary period of geologic time extends from the end of the tertiary period to the present.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch