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According to John Gould Fletcher, Alfred Stieglitz was a "philosopher, guide, teacher, discoverer of genius, inspirer of the machine age, prophet and Messiah. (Block 764) It would be difficult to argue Fletcher's statement because it was Stieglitz who provided the essential example of the mean by which the artist could reach out to a new and more accurate mode of representing the world of experience. Stieglitz knew that many hardly even considered photography an art and was determined to prove otherwise. Through his many different photography techniques, Alfred Stieglitz revolutionized photography by opposing the traditional standards of art and photography. And since his talent was so enormous, it was not difficult for him to prove that photography was an important art. This father of photography was the man who did the most for art in America. When Stieglitz was born on the first of January in 1864 no one realized what a genius this young Jewish boy would become. (Block 764) Growing up, Alfred was infused with an appreciation for art by his family and surroundings. His father, Edward Stieglitz, was an amateur artist who was constantly socializing with other artists. The Stieglitz's family home was decorated with prints and art objects of famous artists of the day. At age five, the family relocated to New York City. Stieglitz attended several schools, both private and public. From early on Alfred was observant and sensitive to others feelings. He was also very inquisitive and precocious. He was trilingual by the age of seven, fluently speaking German, French and English. Before the age of sixteen Stieglitz attended the City College of New York where he studied engineering. While living in New York Stieglitz was introduced to his first photograph when he was nine years old. Right away he was fascinated with the process...
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added: 11/10/2011
(n, sexual perversion, sexual pervert; adj, sexually perverted) In Japanese "Hentai" refers strictly to sexual perversion. However in North America this word has been adopted and is used to refer to pornographic Anime. In Japan pornographic Anime is called Poruno Anime (Japanese prnounciation of "Porno") or Ero (From erotic/eros). Some pornographic Anime is also referred to as bishoujo, based on the character design style of the female characters, however not all bishoujo is pornographic; Sailor Moon, Sakura Wars and Meiking are all bishoujo, but only Meiking is pornographic. Because the word hentai is derogatory, fans of Ero do not approve of its use to refer to pornographic Anime. Women and girls will often call a man "Hentai" when they believe that he has purposefully done something to them, or thought of them, in a sexual manner that they do not approve of. In Anime this is often used for comedic purposes when a male character accidentally finds himself in a position that embarrasses a female character. This gag is very common in Anime such as Ranma 1/2, Love Hina or City Hunter, where the unlucky male is often subjected to extreme pain (possibly involving a baka-hammer) after being called "Hentai." Japanese word for cartoon and animation. In Japan, "anime" refers to any and all animation or cartoon - regardless of the genre, style, or nation of origin. Outside of Japan the word "anime" has come to refer specifically to animation of Japanese origins. Because of this, it is pronounced the Japanese way: "a-nee-may". While it is clear that the word anime derives from a western term, there is some debate as to its exact origin. One very common interpretation is that it comes from the French term for cartoon, "dessin anim¨¦", which translates literally to "animated drawing". However, others believe it's simply a contraction...
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added: 12/08/2011
Can you remember some smell from your childhood? How about the smell of the homemade chocolate chip cookies that your mother used to make? Or maybe, the scent of your very first love's perfume or cologne? Isn't it funny that these scents instantly bring back memories from your childhood? Have you ever wondered why that is? Scent is the most enduring of all of our senses. It has the power to heal our bodies and transform our emotions. One of the most powerful ways to stimulate your sense of smell is through the art of aromatherapy. In order to understand how this ancient art works, it is important to know its history and the many uses that it has today. With origins dating back 5,000 years, aromatherapy is one of the oldest forms of healing. It began with the Egyptians, who used a method called infusion to extract the oils from aromatic plants. These oils were used for medicinal and cosmetic purposes, as well as for embalming their dead. At a similar time, the Chinese were using aromatic plant oils in religious ceremonies by burning woods and incense to show respect for their Gods. Eventually the Greeks discovered the affects of aromatherapy. They discovered that the scent of some flowers, such as lavender and chamomile, were relaxing and soothing, while others, such as orange blossom and ginger, made them feel energized and rejuvenated. Soon the Romans, too, were using aromatherapy. They became well known for scented baths followed by massages with aromatic oils. During the time of the bubonic plague and during the Middle Ages, it was discovered that certain plant oils helped to prevent the spread of infection, and others, such as cedar and pine, were burnt to fumigate homes and streets. It wasn't until 1937 that aromatherapy actually got...
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added: 12/03/2011
A.) Profit Sharing Arrangements in Industry By creating profit sharing arrangements in the Industry, Fidel Castro is demonstrating governing Cuba in a communist way. This is because communism supports economic equality; and sharing profits is an example of this. B.) Creation of More Agricultural Jobs Castro created more agricultural jobs, so that more people would be employed. Before him, there was a great unemployment problem in Cuba. He strongly supported economic equality and wanted the farmers to make the same money as a businessman would. He also provided the life-basics for everyone, which agrees with communism. C.) Agrarian Reform Agrarian Reform was in favour of the poor. It was necessary for Castro to put it into action because there were much too many poor people without any land in Cuba. This once again brings up the factor of equality, which is the main factor in communism. Castro's main goal is clear, and that is in the long run, everyone in Cuba should have an equal chance economically and in life. NDP: SOCIALISM A.) Job Creation/Training Programs The NDP last election, was offering to invest $1billion for job training programs if they were elected the party in power. This is an example of Socialism: economic equality through government intervention. The government in this case, is involving itself deeply to create economic equality. B.) 20% Tax on Bank Profits By highly taxing the banks (who are obviously very wealthy), and not charging any income tax for people who make less than $15000/yr, the NDP is showing another example of attempting economic equality through government intervention. This way the banks, or "wealthy oppressors", make less, and the poor receive the longer end of the straw. C.) Double Daycare Spaces By doubling daycare spaces, the government is giving mothers, or even fathers who are busy with their children, a better chance at earning an income. With...
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added: 12/29/2011
the art of dance is great and helpful. becareful of the wolves they bite very hard. but be nice to the homeless, not like bum hunters, they are cruel. i eat cherry pie twice a week, for energy and stamina. so dance well my little children, ride the wind to the great yunder. protect the necks of ye' yellow turbans, watch for the hooks of political progerssion. eat first, and drink old english with superb desire. i only commit to the court of alice hoes and sluts, great job billy miller. to be reat with the mush person and eat soup on the chair. and create the winds with indian tails with verbs and reat gasby. each question will then creata find the women of your dreams with persetion and grace. so come home with me tonight and recieve your sexually charged lesson on rap music. by the way i will mail you a indept. its all god in the hood, i respond to the threats thatletter of commerence with the computer with the mail ta along with periods and commas please be the great person you are.made me extiuish the thouhts of becomin a reat indeed human, and dancer. i eat off the tree of knowleadge with unbareable hunger and starvation, with the intent to destroy all wrong doiers, plus the gas station is closed on wednesdays. adn chinesse people aare really nice and pork fried rice sits on a pot of pot roast waitng patiently for a nice cucumber to vcokk it up for the ragein hormones of people that setlle in the meadows of oreon and sit and play madden all day. with keyboard and target it gets with much anitpation with billy miller, and john madden. period, commas approach a roach but im white as the paper...
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THE ART OF FRIDA KAHLO – A PSYCHOANALYTIC INTERPRETATION The art of Frida Kahlo has been discussed at length by many art historians over the past twenty years since the publication of her biography by Hayden Herrera and the Frida Kahlo and Tina Modotti Exhibition at the Whitechapel Art Gallery in 1982. Many journalists and authors reinforced the construction of Kahlo as a victim, and a psychoanalytical reflection of her persona and her work necessitates probing common feminine experiences which in Kahlo's case have been construed as suffering. David Lomas comments "the deluge of unabashedly lachrymose stories of her life and art lend support to the view that biography is a mode of trivialising art produced by women." However, I am not concerned here with her accident or other problems that she encountered with her health, but I am interested in the notion that factors from her infancy contributed to her work more significantly than her later experiences and were crucial to Kahlo's drive. Sigmund Freud used psychoanalytic techniques to consider art and literature and many of his ideas have been developed throughout the last century by others. For the purposes of this essay I will consider his work and that of Melanie Klein and Jacques Lacan and apply their theories to Kahlo's work. Freud's investigations relied on fragments of information as he analysed ancient artists but we have the advantage of copious material on Kahlo's private and personal life. However the disadvantage is that much has been written from a biased perspective concentrating on her misfortunes and her sexual activity. In Freud's analysis of Leonardo da Vinci the reader encounters different problems. His work is gendered, emphasising the male and his perceived threat of castration which creates difficulties when applying his theories to the work of female artists. Allegedly women suffer from penis...
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added: 01/23/2012
Remembering the practice of sacrificing with all kinds of various donations to gods in the ancient past, it is clearly seen that different forms of giving have existed ever since mankind has. Of course nowadays the situation is much more complex and people in our culture do not feel obligated to compliment gods with material donations in order to feel secure and protected anymore, although some do argue the opposite and try to point out parallels with today's taxing system. Not concentrating on that particular »donations« we can nevetheless say that the act of giving has developed into a inevitable part of our lives and has now many different purposes, mainly to bring joy to someone's life, but more and more mistreatments of it are taking place as well. Nowadays, there are many occasions where some sort of a gift has become a requirement as a sign of devotion or respect; one will face great amounts of resentfulness if he/she forgets to present something on an important birthday, anniversary, funeral or some other holiday. In this way, I feel that giving is slowly losing its original beauty, because of the mechanism that is now accompanying it. Furthermore, it can also be exploited in several aspects, to mention perhaps the emotional blackmail and imposing the feeling of guilt when trying to win someone's affection, with words like: »Look at how much I gave you. Now you certainly belong to me.« Another thing that is staining this process is the »showing off« and competition - by giving big expensive gifts on, for instance, a birthday party, one wants to reveil his/her high social status and longs to appear superior to others. A problem that can also occur, mostly in parenting, is the case of exagerrating and therefore spoiling a child; we have to...
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added: 01/19/2012
The Three Basic Listening Modes Competitive or Combative Listening happens when we are more interested in promoting our own point of view than in understanding or exploring someone else's view. We either listen for openings to take the floor, or for flaws or weak points we can attack. As we pretend to pay attention we are impatiently waiting for an opening, or internally formulating our rebuttal and planning our devastating comeback that will destroy their argument and make us the victor. In Passive or Attentive Listening we are genuinely interested in hearing and understanding the other person's point of view. We are attentive and passively listen. We assume that we heard and understand correctly. but stay passive and do not verify it. Active or Reflective Listening is the single most useful and important listening skill. In active listening we are also genuinely interested in understanding what the other person is thinking, feeling, wanting or what the message means, and we are active in checking out our understanding before we respond with our own new message. We restate or paraphrase our understanding of their message and reflect it back to the sender for verification. This verification or feedback process is what distinguishes active listening and makes it effective. Listening Tips Usually it is important to paraphrase and use your own words in verbalizing your understanding of the message. Parroting back the words verbatim is annoying and does not ensure accurate understanding of the message. Depending on the purpose of the interaction and your understanding of what is relevant, you could reflect back the other persons: Account of the facts. Thoughts and beliefs. Feelings and emotions. Wants, needs or motivation. Hopes and expectations. Don't respond to just the meaning of the words, look for the feelings or intent beyond the words. The dictionary or surface meaning of the words...
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The art of procrastination...putting off that certain something for as long as possible...until the very last minute...you dont need to do it yet any way...might as well wait until its urgent. Montana 1948, as the title suggests, is concerned with the tragic events of one summer in Montana in 1948. The novel is set in Bentrock, a small town in Mercer County, northeast Montana, in the northwestern part of the USA. The events which form the action of the novel are shown to us from the viewpoint of the then 12 year old David Hayden, using the voice, however, of the mature (52 year old) David who is looking back on these events, which shaped his life, for the first time in forty years. Summary In a small town out West, the summer of 1948 is a turning point in the lives of 12-year-old David Hayden and his parents. When David's uncle is accused of sexual abuse, the family must choose between loyalty and justice. Montana 1948 : Montana 1948 by Larry Watson (Author). ... I enjoyed reading Montana 1948, because it was an unusual type of novels we read at school. Montana 1948, by Larry Watson, is an interesting, exciting novel about a boy, David Hayden, who lives in Bentrock, Montana, and the life-changing events that change his life. Montana 1948, as the title suggests, is concerned with the tragic events of one summer in Montana in 1948. The novel is set in Bentrock, a small town in Mercer County, northeast Montana, in the northwestern part of the USA. The events which form the action of the novel are shown to us from the viewpoint of the then 12 year old David Hayden, using the voice, however, of the mature (52 year old) David who is looking back on these events, which shaped his life, for the...
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At the very start of the battle, pause the screen. Catch your breath, make sure your health is close to full, and equip the EARTH HAMMER. Unpause and press TRIANGLE quickly. Use up all of your Special Attacks with the EARTH HAMMER, then quickly switch to the ICE LANCE. Once again, we use these two first due to a later form of battle. As soon as you get done with the first two weapons, equip the LIGHTNING SWORD. This is our usual "Finish Him Off" weapon, but not tonight. We'll save the WIND BLADE for that. Hit Lord Nobunaga with the LIGHTNING SWORD's Special Attack before he transforms into the version that flies, which, I must admit, is NOT a fun battle. When he starts flying, switch to the WIND BLADE. Use the Special Attack of the WIND BLADE while he is up above you. This will even lower him down towards you so you can get an extra hit or two. If you have regained enough magic on your other weapons, quickly equip one and use the Special Attack while he's grounded. Keep in mind to use up all of those MAGIC LIQUIDS and other MAGIC items to regain your MAGIC METER. The most common form of Lord Nobunaga will be flying, so make sure you fill up with the WIND BLADE, and attack him very steadily. Eventually, he will fall to his death. ...or not? No, Lord Nobunaga Oda is not dead... He's only beginning. You will get sucked into the bowels of the Demon Lord himself, which is not very pretty, but nonetheless... Jubei Yagyu will permanently transform into the ONI version of himself for the rest of the battle. Oh yes, it's time to kick some booty. When the battle starts off, be sure to keep hitting the SQUARE, which will fire missile-like objects at Lord Nobunaga's Armageddon-ish figure. This will hit different parts of Lord Nobunaga, weakening each part to the very...
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