Tag Archives: beauty

today’s birthday: Henri Poincaré (1854)


 

Henri Poincaré (1854)

One of the greatest mathematicians of his age, Poincaré made important contributions across the full range of mathematics, both pure and applied. He enlarged the field of mathematical physics through his work on the

English: Henri Poincaré's signature.

English: Henri Poincaré’s signature. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

theory of functions, did notable work in differential equations and celestial mechanics, and also wrote extensively on the philosophy of science. He was elected to the Academy of Sciences in 1887 and the Academie Française in 1909. How many hours a day did he devote to his work? More… Discuss

 

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today’s birthday: Claude Monet (1840)


Claude Monet (1840)

A French landscape painter, Monet helped found the Impressionist movement in the late 19th century. In fact, the term “Impressionism” is derived from the title of one of his paintings, Impression: Sunrise. His renowned plein air, or outdoor, paintings capture natural landscapes with accents of sunlight and vibrant colors. To show the effects of changes in light, he often painted the same subject repeatedly, at different times of day and in different seasons. What are some examples? More… Discuss

THIS DAY IN THE YESTERYEAR: Coco Chanel Introduces Chanel No. 5 (1921)


Coco Chanel Introduces Chanel No. 5 (1921)

Chanel No. 5—one of the best-known perfumes in the world—was the first fragrance from Parisian couturier Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel. It is rumored that five was Chanel’s lucky number, and that she liked option number five best when given numbered sample scents during the development of her iconic perfume. Created at a time when “respectable” women favored the pure scents of garden flowers, No. 5 provocatively blended jasmine and a glandular secretion harvested from what cat-like animal? More… Discuss

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ARTICLE: MAKEUP: FROM KOHL TO COSMECEUTICALS


Makeup: From Kohl to Cosmeceuticals

Cosmetics have been used for millennia to simulate or enhance the appearance of youthfulness, health, and beauty—eye makeup and scented creams were used by the ancient Egyptians as early as the 4th millennium BCE—but they have not always been viewed favorably. In the 19th century, for example, Queen Victoria publicly declared the use of makeup by anyone other than actors to be improper and vulgar. Today, however, the cosmetics industry is thriving. How much is spent on cosmetics each year? More…Discuss

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WORD: FRAGRANCY


fragrancy 

Definition: (noun) A pleasingly sweet olfactory property.
Synonyms: redolencebouquetsweetness
Usage: The fragrancy of her perfume seemed to attract every man in the room, drawing them to her like flies to honey. Discuss.

 

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“HAIR” – “AQUARIUS”



The opening number from the Milos Forman film of the Broadway play, “Hair.”

 


Hideous Blobfish Voted World’s Ugliest Animal

It is relatively easy to rally support for cute and cuddly endangered creatures like pandas, but what about those animals that are not quite so pleasant to look at? In an effort to bring attention to some of “Mother Nature’s more aesthetically challenged children,” the Ugly Animal Preservation Society hosted a contest to select the world’s ugliest creature. Despite stiff competition from the kakapo, axolotl, Titicaca water frog, and proboscis monkey, the aptly named blobfish—which bears some resemblance to the Star Wars character Jabba the Hutt—claimed the title. More…

 

Luigi Boccherini – String Quintet in E major, Op. 11, No. 5, G. 275 (arr. G. Haddock)



Jeno Jando (piano), Takako Nishizakii (violin)
Luigi Boccherini – String Quintet in E major, Op. 11, No. 5, G. 275 (arr. G. Haddock)

 

“Cacti” – oil painting (my Art collection)


"Cacti" - oil painting (my Art collection)

“Cacti” – oil painting (my Art collection) (Click to enlarge)

Hills and Mountains – oil Painting (my Art Collection)


Hills and Mountains -  oil Painting (my Art Collection)

Hills and Mountains – oil Painting (my Art Collection) (Click to enlarge)

Art Center- oil painting (My Art Collection)


Art Center- oil painting (My Art Collection)

Art Center- oil painting (My Art Collection) (Click to enlarge)

Ralph Waldo Emerson about first journeys discoveries, a fool’s paradise


Traveling is a fool’s paradise. Our first journeys discover to us the indifference of places.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) Discuss

 

SUPERMAX


Supermax

Supermax prisons provide long-term, segregated housing for the most dangerous criminals. An early supermax-style prison unit opened in Australia in 1975 but was shuttered after just two years due to human rights concerns. Since then, the supermax model has been adopted by many corrections systems around the globe despite continued criticism. “Unabomber” Theodore Kaczynski and 9-11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui are among the most infamous US supermax inmates. What is everyday life like for them? More… Discuss

 

Quotation: Ralph Waldo Emerson on gifts


Rings and other jewels are not gifts, but apologies for gifts. The only gift is a portion of thyself.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Hair – Good Morning Starshine


“ELECTRIFYING BEAUTY” (MY ART COLLECTION)


ELECTRIFYING BEAUTY (MY ART COLLECTION)

ELECTRIFYING BEAUTY (MY ART COLLECTION)

Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713): Concerto grosso Op.6 No.12 in F Major



Bohdan Warchal – Violin
Quido Hölbling – Violin
Juraj Alexander – Cello
Slovak Chamber Orchestra
1975

‘Trois-Quart’ Shades of Gray oil Painting (My Art Collection)


'Trois-Quart' Shades of Gray oil Painting (My Art Collection)

‘Trois-Quart’ Shades of Gray oil Painting (My Art Collection) (click to enlarge, in order to appreciate the digital painting)

Quotation: Ralph Waldo Emerson on the teaching of the years


“The years teach much which the days never know.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) Discuss

Franz von Suppe – Die Schone Galathee Overture (The Beautiful Galatea)


Huntington Beach – Surfing Championship- Oil Pastel Sketch (My Art Collection)


Huntington Beach -  Surfing Championship- Oil Pastel Sketch My Art Collection)

Huntington Beach – Surfing Championship- Oil Pastel Sketch My Art Collection)

“Seagull in Flight” Oil Color Pastel (My Art Collection)


Seagull in Flight_-_oil Color Pastel (My Art Collection)

“Seagull in Flight” Oil Color Pastel (My Art Collection)

Seagull in Flight_-_oil Color Pastel (My Art Collection)

White Clouds on Blue Skies_-_Oil Color Pastel (My Art Collection)


White Clouds on Blue Skies_-_Oil Color Pastel (My Art Collection)

White Clouds on Blue Skies_-_Oil Color Pastel (My Art Collection)

Despair (poetic thought by George-B)


Scream of the world (poetic thought by George-B)

The world is made of noisy silence-
a silence all so worldly-
Within the wavy textured void-
the padded silence-
Resides the deafening-silent-

Scream of the world.

Regina Spektor – Long brown hair


Published on Apr 12, 2012

regina spektor – Long Brown Hair (Live)

Recorded: 15th October 2004, Housing Works

Lyrics:

She had long brown hair
All down her breast
Made me think about my future
Made me think about my past
She was so pretty
As pretty as can be
And I thought:
“My god, why shouldn’t it be me?”

Her skin was tight, her manner was free
She gave me that look that seemed to say:
“Hey you, look at me!”
Her smile was crooked and good
As she sucked her Capri
And I thought:
“My god, why shouldn’t it be me?”

C’mon, c’mon, c’mon, c’mon god
Why shouldn’t it be me?

Her body was free!

Don’t tell me what’s proper
Anyone can see
I wasn’t even her first, so don’t blame it on me
She was so pretty, as pretty as can be
And I thought: 
“My god, why shouldn’t it be me?”

Oh c’mon, just this once, lord!
Why shouldn’t it be me?

Her body was free!

You know what the bible says?
I’ll tell you what it says
It says:
“Don’t put a stumbling block in front of someone who can’t see
Don’t put a beautiful body in front of someone who’s hungry,”

She was so pretty
As pretty as can be
And I thought:
“My god, why shouldn’t it be me?”

C’mon lord, why shouldn’t it be me?

Please visit http://www.reginaspektor.com

 

Topometric Portrait in Indigo (my Photo Collection) (The higher we rise, the larger the horizon!)


Topometric Portrait in Indigo(my Photo Collection)

Topometric Portrait in indigo(my Photo Collection)

Topometric Portrait in Indigo (my Photo Collection):

“The higher we rise,

the larger the Horizon!”

HAN CHINESE CLOTHING


Han Chinese Clothing

The traditional clothing of the Han Chinese people, also known ashanfu, is no longer used as everyday garb in China, but it is worn at festivals, special occasions, and cultural events. There is also a movement to revive hanfu for daily wear, in replacement of Western styles. Hanfu outfits typically consist of diagonally wrapped robes and may include several layers. How did formal hanfu garments differ for ordinary citizens, government officials, and royalty? More… Discuss


Wear our Han cloth, recover our true Chinese culture – Han culture.
This video explained in the modern time, Chinese young people remembered their own cultures, this culture is original Chinese culture, and it has been forgotten by Chinese for more than 300 years after the Mancu Qing Dynasty. (Manchu Qing Dynasty is not Chinese)
In Qing Dynasty Manchu forbit Chinese to wear their own cloth – Han cloth.
Called 剃发易服,不从者斩.—- “Chang your cloth and cut your hair, otherwise kill them “
Now, in our generation, we find back our tradition dress — Hanfu, and Han-Tang cultures.

The beauty of flowers


The beauty of flowers

The beauty of flowers