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Stars put their, er, best face forward
http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/galleries/the_funny_faces_of_hollywoods_hottest_stars/the_funny_faces_of_hollywoods_hottest_stars.htmlStars put their, er, best face forward... more
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SECRETARY CLINTON, US Senator and House Member .
Secretary Michael Posner, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, (DHS) (IRFA), the United States Department of State. ACLU, United Nation, Government of Israel, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) International Religious Freedom Act (IRFA)
Request for safety and security and work for people like us who are American Citizen and living in fear because of our religious belief. We believe Human Faith is a religious of God (Rab) of humanity (Rabi). The definition of humanity (Rabi) in our faith is the quality of being humane and respectful for life. The Divine Affirmations of human faith are the commandment of God (Rab) of Humanity (Rabi). The crime against the Divine laws is blasphemy and great disrespect for our God (Rab) of humanity (Rabi). We would like to request for the department of State Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Federal, City, FBI, CIA to provide safety and security and a safe environment for us, so we can live and work peacefully .
We are afraid to travel to India, Pakistan and Middle East because of our faith and would like to request Government of India and Government of Pakistan for Religious Freedom for people like us who have Human faith in which being a human is wisdom of God (Rab) who created us. Soon we are planning to go to India and would like to request from the Government of Gujarat, India For Religious Freedom and safety.
Nirali J Shah
Adam MehdiTo, United State News Media and Democracy SECRETARY CLINTON, US Senator and House... more
Matt Held, a fine artist with a specialisation in portraiture, was blocked. After upping sticks from Seattle to NYC in his late thirties, young family in tow, as a last chance at 'making it', he became a stay at home Dad with the couple's new child. Nothing he did worked. Until, as an exercise in skintone, he painted his wife's facebook profile photo. Shortly after, the "I'll have my portrait painted by Matt Held" facebook group was born, and Matt was presented with no end of source material, inspiration, and an instant international network of influencers. Brooklyn Museum came calling, the blog posts spread and his numbers soared. We hang with Matt's family, and talk to No.16, No.33 and No.36 about why they were keen to be painted by someone they've never met, and what the project means to them.Matt Held, a fine artist with a specialisation in portraiture, was blocked. After... more
Discover William Mumler, learn about his role in the development of spirit photography and read about a scandal that rocked the nation in this latest article from you Nashville Ghost & Hauntings Examiner.Discover William Mumler, learn about his role in the development of spirit photography... more
Our blogger goes to an amazing art festival called The Pageantry of Masters in Laguna Beach where at and life mesh because humans become part of the painting. Laguna is spectacular showing off Plein Air art, the sea and a wonderful artists colony. But, our blogger worries that she might be getting framed into a canvas she might not like and being permanently painted into a life she doesn’t want. Is life imitating art too closely?
Blogger has an amazingly eclectic site with everything from beauty, fashion, diary style entries, poetry, life in the magazine world----this girl has everything. Already winner of the prestigious “Blog Of The Day Award” (some people take years to earn this—she’s only had her blog up 6 weeks!) and on top level blog rolls of awesome bloggers, this girl is amazing. A+++++Our blogger goes to an amazing art festival called The Pageantry of Masters in Laguna... more
“The Eternal Sands of Time” is a wonderfully elegant photograph by Christian Chaize, a renowned photographer based in Lyons, France. Christian Chaize has really mastered the art of capturing magical still-life portraits of subdued dramas in the details of everyday life. The subtleties of this stunning black and white photograph, its exquisitely marvelous sense of texture and shading, the wonderful use of delicate tone, the mix of quiet peacefulness with a subdued sense of pathos. There’s just so much to see here, so much to love. Amazing. Perfect.“The Eternal Sands of Time” is a wonderfully elegant photograph by... more
The Trolley Man is a light-hearted portrait of pensioner Ernest Smith, known throughout the London suburb of Enfield, as The Trolley Man. For the last 5 years Ernest has campaigned for the removal of abandoned supermarket trollies in his local areas.
However, not everyone is as interested in trollies as he is...
One of my graduation films from my degree in Documentary Film and Television at the International Film School of Wales.
www.dfmarquez.comThe Trolley Man is a light-hearted portrait of pensioner Ernest Smith, known... more
This photograph is an awe-inspiring tribute to a quiet passion for the generous art of caring. In its almost minimalist reflection of two hands gently entwined in the darkness, caring becomes the very aesthetics of everyday life. This image provides us with an almost silently unrevealed, yet at the same time solidly strong visual narrative of mutually reciprocal, unquenchable devotion between the older and the younger, the stronger and the more tender. It captures a magical portrait of a nuanced and richly caring sense of being compassionately human.This photograph is an awe-inspiring tribute to a quiet passion for the generous art of... more
With the end of the marriage comes the battle over who wants this beautiful portrait of the couple? Well it turns out that neither of them can have it as it's up for auction on saturday and its expected to reach 22 grand?
Isn't it lovely?With the end of the marriage comes the battle over who wants this beautiful portrait... more
"Italian art experts say they have discovered a portrait of Leonardo da Vinci, painted by an unknown artist.
The painting shows him as a middle-aged man, with serious eyes and long, flowing hair.
It was displayed at a news conference in Rome on Thursday and will be exhibited in the town of Vaglio from April 8 through Aug. 31
Medieval historian Nicola Barbatelli discovered it last December while studying the art collection of a family from southern Italy.
Barbatelli said carbon-14 analysis of the wood around the canvas dates the painting to the late 15th or early 16th century. Leonardo lived 1452 to 1519.
However, experts cautioned that more tests must be done as the age of the wood doesn't always correspond to when the portrait was painted.
The 60-by-45 cm painting shows Leonardo wearing dark robes and a black, feathered hat, but is damaged by scratches to the paint.
Alessandro Vezzosi, the director of a museum dedicated to Leonardo in his hometown of Vinci, said the image is consistent with a depiction of the artist found in a 17th-18th century portrait kept at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence.
Experts say it is unlikely that it is a self-portrait, but so far, the painter is unknown.""Italian art experts say they have discovered a portrait of Leonardo da Vinci,... more
"Was Shakespeare a hottie? Was Homer a hunk? John Milton: six-pack abs? Dante: hot or not?
You would think, from recent coverage of the portrait newly claimed to be of Shakespeare (a claim front-paged by the New York Times early last month) that these are valid literary questions rather than evidence that the culture of celebrity has irretrievably corrupted literature.
It has been odd to watch the media all aflutter when our supreme literary genius is revealed to be movie-star handsome and red-carpet ready. He's no longer the pudgy, balding figure we see in the so-called "Droeshout engraving" that appears on the cover of the First Folio, the engraving that most experts, drawing on quotations from those (like fellow poet Ben Jonson) who knew Shakespeare in the flesh, testify is his likeness.""Was Shakespeare a hottie? Was Homer a hunk? John Milton: six-pack abs? Dante:... more
"The two familiar portraits of Shakespeare—the Droeshout engraving from the First Folio and the Stratford bust at Holy Trinity Church, in his home town—are not “thought to be” portraits of Shakespeare or “widely accepted” as portraits of Shakespeare. They are portraits of Shakespeare. They were commissioned soon after he died, by people who knew him intimately, in order to give other people a sense of what he looked like while he was alive. Ben Jonson said that the First Folio engraving looked just like him, saying, “could he [Droeshout] but have drawn his wit as well in brass, as he hath hit his face/the print would then surpass/all that was ever writ in brass,” and Jonson knew him as well as anyone. The Shakespeare family put up and paid for the monument, sculpted by an artisan named Janssen, in Stratford right after their dad died—the Shakespeare scholar René Weis thinks the likeness was “almost certainly” made from a life mask taken not too long before the poet drew his last breath, in 1616—and though it makes him look like a Thurber husband, that must have been just how he looked, at least by the end.
Neither image is especially masterly, or even much good at all. To use an old distinction, they’re “conceptual” rather than “optical”—they show an assembled stack of features rather than a convincing illusion of a specific face—but the concepts are clearly articulated: he’s a bald guy with a short beard. Mrs. Shakespeare might have said, “Well, he was better-looking than that, dammit” (then again, given what she had put up with, she might not have), but she wouldn’t have said, “He didn’t look like that at all,” or she wouldn’t have let it happen. Any portrait of Shakespeare in his forties that doesn’t look like these portraits of Shakespeare isn’t a portrait of Shakespeare.""The two familiar portraits of Shakespeare—the Droeshout engraving from the... more
"There is a perfect symmetry in what remains of William Shakespeare: the immensity of his plays and the lack of biographical information about the man. From a canon as rich as his, and a documentary record as meager as his, you can infer almost anything. When it comes to privacy, Shakespeare out-Salingers Salinger and out-Pynchons Pynchon. Go looking for the man, and you will find only the person doing the looking.
The hunger for more is always there, which is why a portrait — a painting of a very well-dressed Elizabethan man — taken from the private collection of an aristocratic Anglo-Irish family, the Cobbes, has drawn so much attention. Physical evidence confirms the painting’s antiquity, and its provenance links it to Shakespeare’s only literary patron. But while provenance may be a good guide to ownership, it is a very weedy indicator of identity.
The most that can really be said is that the Cobbe portrait, which was revealed in London this week, was probably painted in Shakespeare’s lifetime and that it bears a likeness to other reputed Shakespeare portraits — that lengthy nose, those side-glancing eyes, the hairline beginning its retreat over the bedrock of that skull. But given the stylized conventions of Elizabethan portraiture, a police dragnet in London circa 1610 might have turned up many dozens of men with a resemblance to this image. What we have, as always with Shakespeare, is a trail that leads us back to the past and dissolves into uncertainty.""There is a perfect symmetry in what remains of William Shakespeare: the... more
Scholars studying Shakespeare have unveiled what is believed to be the only authentic portrait of the Bard painted during his lifetime.
It's pretty amazing that this may be the only authentic portrait of Shakespeare around. I guess I always assumed there were more--I wish I could go see this!Scholars studying Shakespeare have unveiled what is believed to be the only authentic... more
A portrait of collage artist Greg Hanson. His work can be found on Last Thursday, The Alberta Street Art Walk, in Portland,OR.
by Will Luers
www.taylorstreetstudio.comA portrait of collage artist Greg Hanson. His work can be found on Last Thursday, The... more
British artist Damien Hirst has paid an undisclosed amount for a portrait of US socialite Paris Hilton made from images taken from pornographic magazines. The collage - entitled Paris, 2008 - was the work of Jonathan Yeo, the son of former Conservative minister Tim. Yeo's previous subjects - all painted in more conventional fashion - include Rupert Murdoch and Andrew Lloyd Webber. A two-day auction of Hirst's art set a new record earlier this month for a sale dedicated to a single artist. Yeo's use of adult magazines began in 2004 after the White House cancelled a commission to paint President George Bush. The 38-year-old's painting of Tony Blair, the first official portrait of the former Prime Minister, was unveiled in January.
British artist Damien Hirst has paid an undisclosed amount for a portrait of US... more