If There Is Much In The Window There Should Be More In The Room

Sunday, December 26, 2010

See Through Deep Into

Make the connection between the items which are common to each piece and the point/theme the artist is trying to convey.

What literally connects the pieces together? It’s amazing how our minds automatically fill in the gap. The suitcase/briefcase/guitar case is part of the whole statement about what the sculptor is trying to express.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Book-A-Minute Classics

Book-A-Minute Classics

All kinds of great works of literature boiled down to their essence, extracting all the filler (and believe me, there's a lot of it sometimes), a collection of ultra-condensed books. Everything from Shakespeare to Steinbeck! See for yourself! In just one minute, you can read entire books and learn everything your teachers will expect you to know.


Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Massenet - Meditation de Thais - Sarah Chang & Placido Domingo - Waldbühne, 2001

Thaïs (Pronounced tah-eess / ta:'i:s) is an opera in three acts by Jules Massenet to a French libretto by Louis Gallet based on the novel Thaïs by Anatole France. It was first performed at the Opéra Garnier in Paris on 16 March 1894, starring the American soprano Sybil Sanderson, for whom Massenet had written the title role.

Thaïs takes place in Egypt during Byzantine rule, where a Cenobite monk, Athanaël, attempts to convert Thaïs, an Alexandrian courtesan and devotée of Venus, to Christianity, but discovers too late that his obsession with her is rooted in lust; while the courtesan's true purity of heart is revealed, so is the religious man's baser nature.

The work is often described as bearing a sort of religious eroticism, and has had many controversial productions. Its famous Méditation, the entr'acte for violin and orchestra played between the scenes of Act II, is an oft-performed concert music piece; it has been arranged for many different instruments.

Meditation de Thais, Sarah Chang & Placido Domingo - Waldbühne, 2001

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Lessons from a Dog - Patrick Moberg


IF A DOG WERE YOUR TEACHER You would learn stuff like these. And more....

When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.
Never pass up the opportunity to go for a ride.
Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure ecstasy.
When it's in your best interest -- practice obedience.
Let others know when they've invaded your territory.
Take naps and stretch before rising.
Run, romp, and play daily.
Thrive on attention and let people touch you.
Avoid biting, when a simple growl will do.
On warm days, stop to lie on your back on the grass.
On hot days, drink lots of water and lay under a shady tree.
When you're happy, dance around and wag your entire body.
No matter how often you're scolded, don't buy into the guilt thing and pout... run right back and make friends.
Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.
Eat with gusto and enthusiasm. Stop when you have had enough.
Be loyal.
Never pretend to be something you're not.
If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.
When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by and nuzzle them gently.