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No roads allowed! The village of Giethoorn in NetherlandsNo roads allowed! The village of Giethoorn in Netherlands
Как да отгледаме чери домати – ако някога сте слагали чери домат в устата си, прясно откъснат от вашата градина, докато е все още топъл от слънцето, знаете защо тези ароматни малки изкушения са едни от най-популярните зеленчуци напоследък. В последните години, чери доматите стават все по-популярни за все повече хора. Те си пасват изключително […]Как да отгледаме чери домати и как да се грижим за тях – съвети
Six Trio faits par George Philippe Telemann. Six Trio for violin, another instrument & basso continuo published in 1718. More details, here. | Plus de détails, ici. Membership means more… Join today! Abonnez-vous et faites des économies …New Early Music Facsimile Ready to Play on : Six Trio by GP Telemann (1718)
“The fact – and this will seem to many unbelievable – that his paintings by no means equaled his superb engravings did a lot to damage his reputation.” Constantijn Huygens, 1630
The term ‘virtuosity’ rarely fails to surface when discussing the graphic oeuvre of Dutch artist Hendrick Goltzius (1558-1617). Praised for his sheer technical brilliance, during his lifetime Goltzius was collected by royalty and those of wealth and influence. Rudolf II of Prague (1583–1612) even granted an imperial privilege that illegalized the copying of his engravings – a high honour indeed. Yet as the quote above indicates it was always his prints that attracted the highest praise, which regardless of their artistic brilliance could never achieve the same level of prestige associated with painting. Despite abandoning engraving after 1598 and dedicating his final years to painting and drawing, Goltzius was not to conquer painting in the same way…
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The present church of San Clemente was constructed to replace the Early Christian basilica from the 4th century. It was built by the cardinal and priest of San Clemente, Anastasius, who is documented between 1102 and 1125, and it rises above its predecessors’s centre and left side aisles.
The structure was completed and consecrated around 1118-19. The mosaic decoration of the apse is generally dated to this time. However, recent studies suggest a a considerably later date in the 1130s.
The mosaic in San Clemente was the first great apse mosaic to have been produced in Rome in roughly two hundred years. It incorporated any number of familiar motifs from Early Christian mosaics, but combined them with distinctly medieval pictorial elements to create a new synthesis.
The central motif in the apse mosaic…
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Catalogue essay for Caroline Rannersberger’s solo exhibition ILLUMINOUS, 19th July – 6th August 2016, Flinders Lane Gallery, 137 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, VIC Australia.
It must be difficult for visual artists who live in Tasmania to not be affected by the spectacular natural environment that surrounds them. Maybe its something in the air, or perhaps its carried on the wild roaring forties – westerly winds that travel around the globe at 40° south. There seems a freshness and originality in much of the art that has emerged in recent years from our southernmost state, and the work of Caroline Rannersberger is no exception.
Rannersberger lives on Bruny Island off the south east coast of Tasmania. Geologically Bruny is actually comprised of two landmasses, joined by a narrow sandy stretch of land called an isthmus. Rannersberger says that from the north-west facing windows of her studio, she can see out…
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