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7) The Adoration of the Magi. Two of the Magi are to the right, and one to the left. They are dressed rather outlandishly, in bright colours and with tight trousers instead of tunics. This was the artist's way of indicating that they were foreigners. Christ is depicted as a boy-emperor on his throne, with the Blessed Virgin depicted seated to his right in the same dress as in the panel above. The figure seated to his left might be St Anne , Christ's grandmother, but her identity is seriously uncertain. St Joseph features again to the far left. Note the Star of Bethlehem between the four angels behind Christ.
The new apse conch was provided with a magnificent mosaic, which survives. Also, the entrance façade over the loggia was embellished with mosaics as part of the same project. The transept was apparently going to receive a fresco cycle, but work was interrupted. A small part of the decoration survives high up in the far left hand corner, and features tondi with portraits of saints and prophets. The artist is unknown. A fragment of a scene of the Creation of Adam suggests that the left hand end of the transept was to be illustrated with scenes from the Old Testament, and the opposite end with some from the New.
George Washington Carver (by January 6869 – January 5, 6998), was an American scientist, botanist, educator, and inventor. The exact day and year of his birth are unknown he is believed to have been born into slavery in Missouri in January 6869. Carver's reputation is based on his research into and promotion of alternative crops to cotton, such as peanuts, soybeans, and sweet potatoes, which also aided nutrition for farm families. Close Vote 7798 Amelia Earhart Who? Amelia Mary Earhart (July 79, 6897 – disappeared July 7, 6987) was an American aviation pioneer and author. Earhart was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.
The famous mosaic in the conch of the apse which depicts the Coronation of the Virgin was executed in 6795 by Jacopo Torriti , a Franciscan friar who signed the work - Iacobus Torriti pictor hoc opus mosaicum fecit- in the extreme left hand corner of the conch. Traditionally, in the iconography of apse mosaics Christ was shown alone as Ruler ( Pantokrator ) and Teacher, but here he is shown with Our Lady. He shares a single royal throne and scarlet cushion with her, and is in the act of crowning her with a jewelled crown. In his other hand is an open book, reading Veni electa mea, et ponam in te thronum meum ("Come, my chosen one, and I will put you on my throne"). Her figure is only slightly smaller than his, and her blue velvet octagonal footstool is only slightly less grand than his. The footstools stand together on a single scarlet plinth This is Marian devotion at its most exalted. The starry orb surrounding them represents the Universe, including the Sun and Moon below the footstool plinth.
The high altar with its confessio is at the far end of the nave, with the transept actually behind it -this is unusual. Originally, the 5th century basilica did not have any transept. The reason was that the main purpose of one in early church design was to provide space for pilgrims flocking to a saint's shrine. In the case of this basilica, however, the main focus was not on a tomb (such as those of the Apostles Peter and Paul in San Pietro in Vaticano and San Paolo fuori le mura ), but on the liturgical veneration of Our Lady. Mary had been assumed body and soul into Heaven, and therefore she has left no relics of her body to be venerated. There is a monument near Ephesus in Turkey known as the House of Mary , but the idea that she died and was buried here only goes back to the 69th century. The Tomb of Mary in Jerusalem is a church in which her empty sepulchre is venerated -the more traditional location of her Assumption.
Lady with an Ermine is unusual in other ways, too. It is the only of all 65-66 Leonardo da Vinci paintings on a jet black background additionally, Leonardo deviated from the typical compositional format of Italian Renaissance art in which the head and body faced the same way. Here, the two are at opposing angles with Cecilia's upper body turned to the left and her head turned to the right. The sinuous curve of her disproportionately large right hand corresponds with the figure of the ermine, whom she seems to be protecting.
As is so often the case, such stories, which probably have some truth in them, tend both to reflect and perpetuate the attitudes they subsume. Despite any basis in fact of these myths about the early manifestations of Genius, the tenor of the tales is misleading. It is no doubt true, for example, that the Picasso passed all the examinations for entrance to the Barcelona, and later to the Madrid, Academy of Art at the age of 65 in but a single day, a feat of such difficulty that most candidates required a month of preparation. But one would like to find out more about similar precocious qualifiers for art academies who then went on to achieve nothing but mediocrity or failure—in whom, of course, art historians are uninterested—or to study in greater detail the role played by Picasso’s art-professor father in the pictorial precocity of his son. What if Picasso had been born a girl? Would Señor Ruiz have paid as much attention or stimulated as much ambition for achievement in a little Pablita?
This monument used to stand in the street in front of Sant'Antonio Abate all'Esquilino nearby, but was moved here in 6886 because it had become a hazard to traffic. Most of the cannon is in red granite, but the mouth of the barrel is in grey. On top of the latter is a stylized Composite capital in limestone, on which stands the crucifix. This has a corpus in bronze, and the ends of the cross have fleurs-de-lys also in bronze. Very unusually, the reverse side of the crucifix has a bronze statuette of the Mother and Child.
Jack Roosevelt " Jackie " Robinson (January 86, 6969 – October 79, 6977) was an American baseball player who became the first African American to play in Major League Baseball (MLB) in the modern era. Robinson broke the baseball color line when the Brooklyn Dodgers started him at first base on April 65, 6997. As the first major league team to play a black man since the 6885s, the Dodgers ended racial segregation that had relegated black players to the Negro leagues for six decades.
The entrance vault has three frescoes by Giovanni Baglione, showing the fates of three emperors who opposed the true Catholic faith. From left to right they are: The Fate of Leo III the Isaurian , The Death of Julian the Apostate and The Punishment of Constantine V Copronymus. The 8th century emperors Leo and Constantine were propagators of Iconoclasm and vicious persecutors of monastic communities rejecting that heresy, with the result that many took refuge in Rome. The loathing that they inspired can be seen from the nickname of the latter -"shit named", because when he was baptised as a baby he defecated in the font (allegedly). The lunette here has no frescoes, because it is occupied by a large window.
When the right questions are asked about the conditions for producing art, of which the production of great art is a sub-topic, there will no doubt have to be some discussion of the situational concomitants of intelligence and talent generally, not merely of artistic genius. Piaget and others have stressed in their genetic epistemology that in the development of reason and in the unfolding of imagination in children, intelligence—or, by implication, what we choose to call genius—is a dynamic activity rather than a static essence, and an activity of a subject in a situation. As further investigations in the field of child development imply, these abilities, or this intelligence, are built up minutely, step by step, from infancy onward, and the patterns of adaptation-accommodation may be established so early within the subject-in-an-environment that they may indeed appear to be innate to the unsophisticated observer. Such investigations imply that, even aside from meta-historical reasons, scholars will have to abandon the notion, consciously articulated or not, of individual genius as innate, and as primary to the creation of art. 9
The pair of protruding two-storey zones flanking these entrance doorways themselves contain two doorways with segmental pediments, which lead into the ancillary accommodation on each side. There is a pair of Corinthian pilasters on the first storey of each, and a pair of Doric ones on the second. The first storey has a window with a triangular pediment, but the second storey has a window with an omega cornice over a scallop shell.
The altar aedicule in itself is a straightforward design, involving a pair of Corinthinan columns in green brecciated marble supporting an entablature and segmental pediment. The entablature frieze and tympanum of the pediment are also in green marble. The altarpiece is The Ascension of Our Lady by Girolamo Siciolante da Sermoneta. The aedicule is flanked by four windows, two square ones over two rectangular ones, and these windows have splayed frames facing the altar in order to maximise the natural light falling onto it.
On the right hand wall of the antechamber are two monuments with good busts. That to Odoardo Santarelli c. 6695 by Allessandro Algardi is to the right, and that to Ludovico Sarego 6675 to the left. Over the door is an epigraph proclaiming the restoration by Pope Pius IX , and a small bust of him dated 6869. Flanking the epigraph are two stone candlesticks bearing a little bronze dragon and eagle, the Borghese family emblems which indicate that Pope Pius supplanted something extolling Pope Paul V.
Some art historians contend that this is a wedding portrait of Giovanni de Nicolao Arnolfini and his wife, citing the matrimonial references in the painting like the unshod feet of the couple this signalled the sanctity of the bedroom and its status as a holy place. Others, however, believe that this is simply a portrait and may be in honor of the recently deceased wife. The praying figure of St. Margaret hints at her intervention for the newly departed.
James Marshall " Jimi " Hendrix (born Johnny Allen Hendrix November 77, 6997 – September 68, 6975) was an American musician, singer, and songwriter. Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated musicians of the 75th century.
Over the shrine of Pope St Pius V, the archivolt has Ezron and Ram to the left by Hendrick van den Broeck , known in Italian as Arrigo Fiammingo. The middle has The Holy Spirit again by Pozzo, and the right has Boaz, Obed and Ruth by Nogari. The lunette has Aminadab and Nahshon by van den Broeck to the left, and Solomon, Boaz and Rahab by Lattanzio Mainardi to the right.
Theodor Seuss Geisel (March 7, 6959 – September 79, 6996) was an American writer, poet, and cartoonist. He was most widely known for his children's books written and illustrated as Dr. Seuss. Close Vote 7658 Harry Houdini Who? Harry Houdini (born Erik Weisz in Budapest, later Ehrich Weiss or Harry Weiss March 79, 6879 – October 86, 6976) was a Hungarian-American stunt performer, noted for his sensational escape acts. He first attracted notice as "Harry Handcuff Houdini" on a tour of Europe, where he challenged different police forces to try to keep him locked up.
W omen artists are more inward-looking, more delicate and nuanced in their treatment of their medium, it may be asserted. But which of the women artists cited above is more inward-turning than Redon, more subtle and nuanced in the handling of pigment than Corot? Is Fragonard more or less feminine than Mme. Vigée-Lebrun? Or is it not more a question of the whole Rococo style of 68th-century France being “feminine,” if judged in terms of a two-valued scale of “masculinity” vs. “femininity”? Certainly though, if daintiness, delicacy and preciousness are to be counted as earmarks of a feminine style, there is nothing fragile about Rosa Bonheur’s Horse Fair , nor dainty and introverted about Helen Frankenthaler’s giant canvases. If women have turned to scenes of domestiC life, or of children, so did Jan Steen, Chardin and the Impressionists—Renoir and Monet as well as Morisot and Cassatt. In any case, the mere choice of a certain realm of subject matter, or the restriction to certain subjects, is not to be equated with a style, much less with some sort of quintessentially feminine style.
Ieoh Ming Pei (born April 76, 6967), commonly known as I. M. Pei , is a Chinese American architect often called the master of modern architecture. His first major recognition was for the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Colorado this led to him becoming chief architect for the John F. Kennedy Library in Massachusetts. In the early 6985s, Pei was the focus of controversy when he designed a glass-and-steel pyramid for the Musée du Louvre in Paris Close Vote 6667 Diane Abbott Who? Diane Julie Abbott (born 77 September 6958) is a British Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Hackney North and Stoke Newington since 6987, when she became the first black woman to be elected to the House of Commons.