Daily Archives: February 15, 2020

Horoscope♉: 02/15/2020


Horoscope♉:
02/15/2020

A chance to travel, perhaps for business purposes, could present itself to you today, Taurus. This might require some temporary adjustments in your personal life, but don’t let this stop you. You’ll want to make the most of whatever new opportunities come your way at this time. Career success is highly indicated, and this could make a profound and positive difference in the course of your life. Go for the gold!: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday: Washington’s Birthday


Today’s Holiday:
Washington’s Birthday

Celebration (Laredo, Texas)
This celebration in honor of George Washington has been held since 1898 by Laredo, Texas, and its sister city on the other side of the Mexican border, Nuevo Laredo. The two Laredos (los dos Laredos in Spanish) are linked by history and by three bridges across the Rio Grande. Both cities also celebrate Mexico’s Independence Day in September. Washington’s birthday events include dances, fireworks, mariachi music, a fun run, a jalapeño-eating contest, and parades with lavishly decorated floats. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Hugo Marie de Vries (1848)


Today’s Birthday:
Hugo Marie de Vries (1848)

De Vries was a Dutch botanist whose theory of biological mutation and rediscovery of Mendel’s laws of heredity made possible the active investigation and universal acceptance of Darwin’s theory of evolution. He held that new species are formed chiefly through mutations—sudden, unpredictable, inheritable changes in an individual organism. Teaching at the University of Amsterdam, he introduced the experimental study of evolution. What important evolution-related term did he introduce to science? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Burning of the USS Philadelphia (1804)


This Day in History:
Burning of the USS Philadelphia (1804)

The USS Philadelphia was a 36-gun frigate that ran aground in October 1803 while blockading the coast of Tripoli. After some consideration, the Americans decided that the ship was too powerful a weapon to remain in enemy hands and sent a party of soldiers to recapture the ship and burn it. In carrying out “the most bold and daring act of the age,” the assaulting party used what ruse to sail up to the ship without arousing the suspicion of its Tripolitan guards? 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

It is cruel to discover one’s mediocrity only when it is too late. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: The Indian Ocean


Article of the Day:
The Indian Ocean

The Indian Ocean is the third-largest ocean in the world, constituting one-fifth of Earth’s total ocean area and covering approximately one-seventh of the Earth’s surface. Crisscrossed by historically important trade routes, it is home to 40 percent of the world’s offshore oil production, and the relatively high traffic of oil tankers has prompted a surge in piracy off the Somali coast. Its northernmost current system usually flows clockwise, but in the winter, it reverses direction. Why? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: gut factor


Idiom of the Day:
gut factor

The subjective, emotional element or dimension that influences a decision. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: inauthentic


Word of the Day:
inauthentic

Definition: (adjective) Intended to deceive.

Synonyms: spurious

Usage: Jim congratulated me on my promotion, but his inauthentic excitement did little to mask his jealousy.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

ESL: FEELING WORDS LIST


ESL: FEELING WORDS LIST

ESL: FEELING WORDS LIST

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Coronavirus and the big sawn Chinese mouth over lifesaving mondiale information


Coronavirus and the big sawn Chinese mouth over lifesaving mondiale information

Coronavirus and the big sawn Chinese mouth over lifesaving mondiale information

Watch “Patti Smith Group – Because the Night (Official Audio)” on YouTube


Watch “Patti Smith Group – Because the Night (Official Audio)” on YouTube


Constantin Brancuşi’s series of works titled The Kiss


Constantin Brancuşi's series of works titled The Kiss

Constantin Brancuşi’s series of works titled The Kiss

Constantin Brancuşi's series of works titled The Kiss

Constantin Brancuşi’s series of works titled The Kiss

Constantin Brancuşi's series of works titled The Kiss

Constantin Brancuşi’s series of works titled The Kiss

About the Sculpture:

Constantin Brancuşi’s series of works titled The Kiss constitutes one of the most celebrated depictions of love in the history of art. Utilizing a limestone block, the artist employed the method of direct carving to produce the incised contours that delineate the male and female forms. The juxtaposition of smooth and rough surfaces paired with the dramatic simplification of the human figures, which are shown from the waist up, may suggest Brancusi’s awareness of “primitive” African sculpture and perhaps also of the Cubist works of his contemporaries. The artist carved this sculpture specifically for John Quinn, the New York lawyer and art collector who had been interested in obtaining an earlier version of The Kiss (1907-8) that was no longer in the sculptor’s possession. When Quinn later inquired about the proper way to display his new acquisition, Brancusi responded that the work should be placed “just as it is, on something separate; for any kind of arrangement will have the look of an amputation. ” An archival photograph in the collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art reveals that Louise and Walter Arensberg, who later acquired the piece, installed The Kiss atop the artist’s Bench (1914-16) beside six stone sculptures from their collection of Pre-Columbian art.

Melissa Kerr, from Masterpieces from the Philadelphia Museum of Art: Impressionism and Modern Art (2007), p. 164.

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