Sunday, October 31, 2010

A new era for Baker

State Sen. Lisa Baker, R-Lehman Township, has kept busy during her first term of office serving the 20th District. She travels 32,000 miles a year, has attended more than 2,000 community events and has helped to pass crucial legislation for veterans within Pennsylvania’s fifth-largest senatorial district.

As the unopposed senator prepares for her second term of office, she will now have another notch in her political belt.

Baker, 49, will be the senior senator from the area, as state Sens. Bob Mellow, D-Peckville, and Ray Musto, D-Pittston Township, are retiring.

“The fact that the two senators who will be retiring have a combined total of probably 75 years of experience, it gives us an opportunity to learn from their service and look to the future as well, with new ideas and new people coming to serve,” she said.

Baker’s government career didn’t just start when she was elected to office in 2006.

She has been working for state government since she was a senior at Shippensburg University, interning for former state Sen. Robert Jubelirer, R-Altoona, which turned into her first job out of college as a researcher in his office.

Baker went on to work for her predecessor, state Sen. Charles Lemmond, R-Dallas, as his chief of staff for 10 years and also served under former GOP governors Tom Ridge and Mark Schweiker.

“While I’m relatively new and just finishing my first term, I actually started as a college intern in the (state) Senate in 1983,” she said.

“I think that gives me an advantage in understanding the history of the institution and also having the perspective of ways I think we can change the institution.”

And Baker has pushed for change. She said one of the first bills she sponsored in the state Senate was one the Legislature had been trying to pass for years. The bill, signed into law in December 2007, helped to improve and better coordinate veterans’ programs and outreach assistance throughout the state.

She has also been focused on the juvenile justice system after the “kids-for-cash” scandal, in which former judges Mark Ciavarella and Michael Conahan were accused of accepting money illegally in exchange for rulings that benefited two for-profit juvenile detention centers.

“All of us believe that in the court system, fundamental fairness is the cornerstone, and (I) felt very troubled by the fact that that was not the case,” she said.

Baker proposed a bill after details of the case noted that more than half of the children who appeared in front of Ciavarella were not represented by an attorney. The bill passed 48-1 in the Senate, and she’s hopeful the bill will become law before the end of the year.
She also is working to include restitutions within the state budget for victims of the scandal.

“It’s important that the original victims’ concerns and rights are taken care of in this process,” she said.

Looking forward, Baker said natural gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale is the most significant issue within her district, and she is determined to ensure safety for the 119 townships and boroughs she serves.

“I have indicated that I will support a severance tax if it incorporates key principles, and unfortunately the bill that passed the House, the one that the governor has been pushing, is not good for our area,” she said.

Baker said a severance tax, which has not been approved by the state Senate, should benefit the municipalities and counties directly affected by drilling before revenue can be placed into the state general fund.

“I think we all recognize the potential economic impact of this industry and the potential for job growth, but I use the caveat that it has to be done in a responsible manner,” she said.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Kansas star RB, homecoming king dies after 99-72 game

"As a follow up to the National Federation's changes in rules, the KHSAA executive board adopted recommendations and guidelines for all schools about concussions," Bowden told Prep Rally. "I talked about them when we did the rules meetings across the state, to make sure as best we can that everyone knows where to go to get information. That's the procedure we follow to try and get all the official recommendations and guidelines.
"There's a certain amount of responsibility on the part of the schools, to know that they have to try and protect their students and schools are doing that."

For now, the KHSAA is taking a back seat while Spring Hill deals with internal trauma before it tries to learn more about Stiles' death.

"We're working with our schools, trying to find out as best we can what happened," Bowden told Prep Rally. "There are certain privacy matters and we're trying to get information from the school as soon as they can let us know. 

"An investigation implies that somebody was at fault and did something wrong. That has never been the position of the activites association. We're just trying to work with the school to find out exactly what happened. And we may never know exactly what happened."

History of western oil painting

The development of painting through the classical, modern, modern several times and in different times during the painting art of thinking is being affected by control and constraint techniques, showing a different aspect.

Conditions of the early history of oil development has laid a classical realist painting tendencies. 15th century European Renaissance, the humanist thought out criticism of religion, with attention to the positive requirements of social reality, and many famous artists in order to gradually get rid of a single creative theme of the Christian classic, beginning when the characters life , landscape, painted items, and direct observation, so that works with religious themes with a clear and present secular factors, some artists depict real life completely real. Renaissance painters inherited Greek and Roman art the idea that not only focus on work to describe an event or fact, but also to reveal the causes and effects of events or facts, so pay attention to the idea of forming a typical image of a typical plot and the art of shaping the way . At the same time, artists were also exploring anatomy, perspective drawing of the use of science in the picture the role of light and shade, forming the shape of scientific principles. The use of human anatomy so that character has been painting as accurate as the ratio of the real, physical, structural; Focus Lens with the establishment of the composition formed by painting the illusion of deep space, painting in the landscape orientation and the reality of the moment the same visual experience; shading painted the unity of the images sent in one of the main light source, formed by the clear level of near and far. Art theme of humanism and the pursuit of realistic painting style concepts in other species it is not perfect, because the tool material constraints, and painting tools and materials are suitable for the performance of two fully reflected. Thus, classical oil painting after a long-term production, highly realistic look.

Classical oil painting oil painting is the language in the overall factors were the result of the integrated use of the time, but different countries and different periods of the artist on the basis of a special focus on one or several factors, the formation of a different style. Italian Renaissance painter pay more attention to the use of shading, dark objects in a painting of the Ministry of shrouded in shadow, light and dark boundary line was a soft transition, creating a focused and unaware of the effect of the screen. L. da Vinci’s “Madonna of the Rocks” is representative of this style. Netherlands the same period a clear portrait of the artist is all detail objects in a painting, the scene rather than the difference between light and dark color of the transition, R. Campion’s clover altar painting “Annunciation” to detail all the indoor and outdoor show features. Italy, Titian was the first one special focus on oil painting color performance artist, he painted on a dark base, and often close to the brightness, hue, the bright colors slightly different form magnificent golden hue, transparent pigments multiple cascade, suddenly suddenly thin thick strokes, but also the fusion of organic colors and shapes, creating a textured effect.

17th century European classical paintings of the period of rapid development in different regions, the country’s artists live in a society based on their background, national temperament, the painting carried out in different languages to explore the deep, the type of oil paintings by subject matter into historical painting, religion story of painting, group portraits, personal portraits, landscapes, still lifes, genre painting and so on. Painting techniques are also becoming more abundant, and formed a national, regional school of thought.

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Officials: Muslim source turned in terror suspect

WASHINGTON – The tip that led to the FBI's subway bombing sting came from a source in the Muslim community: A Pakistani-born man from a middle-class suburb was trying to join a terrorist group, law enforcement officials said Thursday.

Farooque Ahmed, a naturalized citizen arrested Wednesday, was a married father who had a good job with a telecommunications company. Authorities say he also was eager to kill Americans in Afghanistan and committed to becoming a martyr.

Ahmed thought he had found what he wanted, a pair of al-Qaida operatives who would help him carry out an attack on the nation's second-busiest subway, according to court documents unsealed Thursday. But the operatives were really undercover investigators whose meetings at a local hotel room were all staged with the FBI's cameras rolling, law enforcement officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity because the investigation continues.

What followed was an elaborate ruse in which Ahmed was given intelligence-gathering duties and coded information in a Quran by two individuals posing as al-Qaida operatives as part of the supposed plot to kill commuters.

Ahmed, 34, was taped discussing his firearm, martial arts and knife skills and offering to teach those deadly tactics to others, according to an FBI affidavit. Officials said they took guns and ammunition out of Ahmed's suburban Ashburn, Va., town house during a search Wednesday.

Ahmed was arrested just weeks before, the FBI says, he planned to make the annual religious pilgrimage to the Islamic holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia. The case represents the latest in a recent string of would-be terrorist attacks that officials say were aided, hatched or carried out by U.S. citizens.

Like the accused gunman in the deadly Fort Hood, Texas, shooting and the convicted terrorist who tried to detonate a car bomb in New York City's Times Square, officials said they believe Ahmed was radicalized inside the U.S. But they do not yet know what sent him down that path.

Like many would-be terrorists and sympathizers, Ahmed was potentially influenced by Anwar al-Awlaki, the radical Muslim cleric who preached in northern Virginia until 2002 and now lives in hiding in Yemen, officials said. But while Ahmed listened to al-Awlaki's Internet sermons, officials said the two were not in contact and they're not sure how influential those sermons were.

Ahmed's lawyer, federal public defender Kenneth Troccoli, declined to comment on the case Thursday.

Born in Lahore, Pakistan, Ahmed arrived in the U.S. in 1993 and became a citizen in 2005, officials said. He worshipped at the All Dulles Area Muslim Society, which is known for its mainstream Islamic congregation. Leaders there have decried violence and were quick to call for Ahmed's prosecution. He was not a member of the society, said board member Robert Marro.

"He comes in just for prayer services and then leaves right after," Marro said.

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The schools of oil painting

The schools of oil painting can be divided into two categories. The first are those innovative works that focus on reflecting things objectively; The second are those innnovative works that focus on reflecting things subjectively.(see modern oil paintings)

Among those works of first category,which appeared after the Renaissance such as Baroque, Rococo, classic, college, romanticism, realism, realism, photographic realism, impressionism. All these are based on reflecting the nature so that those paintings can express diffierent thoughts and purposes of artists.

Baroque school – It’s popular in the 17th and 18th century.The original meaning of “Baroque” is irregular, twisted, eerie.One character of this school is to advocate the distortion of movement, the plump and the strong feeling of body.The representative artist of Baroque is Rubens.
Rococo – The original meaning of ” Rococo ” refers to the shape of shells, Its artistic styles are complicated, delicate, thin, sweet and this style is popular in the 18th century, The representative painters of Rococo are Huaduo and FuLangsuo • Buu o.

The Classic and College school – The Classic is based on respecting the principle of ancient Greece, Rome, In the composition, The painting is balanced, solemn, splendid, noble in the atomosphere.The technique of this school is efficient and its painting is deep, which is also the principle of College. As the founder of College school:Fa Qinuo saying: “Beauty is the highest goal of all arts, it is an objective nature of things and it’s organized by the order, harmony, proportion, and rules.” Its representative artist are Raphael, Ingres, etc.

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Subtle displays of wealth and low-income in academia

Along with the disappoint every academic inevitably feels that being a professor is not all about the "life of the mind," the second most taboo subject I've noticed is money/salary amongst faculty. I know in some cases, employees are not allowed to discuss salary, but our public institution makes all faculty salaries public. But there seem to be a huge number of other codes that suggest the socio-economic class people belonged to.
But I was wondering if other people noticed subtle displays of high wealth or low incomes with their colleagues and how did you notice it?
For example, I am from a (lower) middle class family and I had a scholarship for my undergrad degree. It was a fluke that I was in general proximity when the dot com wave hit, which then allowed me to go to a prestigious graduate program, funded by a research assistanship. To be honest, I never knew my family was "poor' until I was much older.
So there was a big learning curve - in addition to the field I was in - to essentially adopt some of the more priviledged ways of knowing (and likewise, being able to make an informed choice if I decided to resist it). For example, I never knew anyone who would hire someone to clean their house when I was growing up. My parents took care of us the best we could but they hadn't save for their children's college fund.
An ex of mine (who's still a good friend) made a nice chunk of change with his business and from a family that had done well, and he would always wear hoodies & tennis shoes, but he never wore slacks that were less than $800-1000 and they were always impeccably tailored and wore very expensive watches. He enjoyed looking casual but he said that other business people would recognize the cost of his wardrobe and accessories without having to point them out and they would immediately know he was successful.
In another case, a friend in grad school was one of the nicest, kindest people I met - she stayed with me for three days after my precious kitty passed to help me through the grief - and she seemed like any other grad student, coming to potlucks to save money, etc. When I had to go to a conference back east in a city that has high hotel rates (and grad students had limited funding), so said I was welcome at a place her family had. When I got to the place, it was essentially a penthouse...although I don't really know, the closest I had ever come to a penthouse before was a publisher's party. Later, another friend said that she was from a hugely wealthy family, but never talked about it.
I had come across some awful, entitled people before and generally thought the rich to be insufferable fools, and it was a major learning lesson for me.
On the other hand, there seems to be a converse situation where people want to display how little they make, as though it's a badge of honor to have a meager salary. I'm not talking about hardworking adjuncts or instructors who are grossly underpaid by the university, even though they do outstanding work with few resources. I'm talking about the loud mouth fellow faculty who loudly proclaim (complain) that they can't afford the cost of repairing their car or they have to clip coupons. I should say the ones who spout out "Well, I could be making more but then I'd be selling out." When I hear them say this, I wonder if they are trying to assert some type of authenticity to being poor or that they are too smart to worry about things so trifling as money.
There's a whole range of people who were rich and creepy/arrogant and had low-income and were nice. I was just thinking of the aberrations that were clear examples. 
What are some of the codes you've noticed?

The protecting skills of oil painting

One painting’s color can be unchangble for several hundred years if it can be properly preserved,On the contrary,Its color layer may occur to cracking, lossing and discoloration. So what can we do to protect your painting from damage?
First, you can draw two layers of natural beeswax in the back of canvas. The beeswax should have been dissolved in turpentine before this step,By doing so we can completely prevent the damage caused by immersion of humid air. (see oil painting landscape)
Second, oil painting should avoid long-term direct sunlight. Because the ultraviolet rays will cause great damage and color fadings and discoloration to the painting.
Third, storage house to deposite oil painting should pay attention to ventilation and humidity prevention,The house should be far away from the bathroom and the kitchen as far as possible. And we should pay attention to protect the dust and damage to canvas caused by lampblack,While the room should be kept in a certain temperature and humidity. Those wet paintings must be dried slowly and we can never put them under the sunlight,or their pictures will be easy to be expose,

Forth, It is forbidden for us to stick two pictures side to side. And we should avoid the picture become worse due to the temperature increases,which will result in the loss of oil paint and damage of picture.
Fifth,When we roll the oil painting, we should make its canva toward inside and its picture toward outside. Then we use a layer of paper roll the painting and wrap it with plastic cloth in order to prevent paint cracking.

Sixth, oil painting hanging on the wall can be gently cleaned with a damp cloth if it is full of dust. If the oil surface has smoke,we can use a little soap to gently scrub, then we use the sponge to dry the screen quickly and finally use shouting fans to blow painting surface gently. If you meet the oil painting that has history of many years and some chaps, we must use less water and dry some parts of picture. If we will use professional glazing oil to maintain the painting,we should use the clean cloth to dry the picture before doing that.
Seventh,In general,oil painting can be saved for two or three hundred years, but over past many years, some oil paintings may have chaps in the upcoming decades. If your collections are so much that you can wrap them with plastic cloth and put them into the wooden box so as to prevent the previous flaws.

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Indonesia tsunami kills 113; scores more missing

PADANG, Indonesia – Rescuers battled rough seas Tuesday to reach remote Indonesian islands pounded by a 10-foot (three-meter) tsunami that swept away homes, killing at least 113 people. Scores more were missing and information was only beginning to trickle in from the sparsely populated surfing destination, so casualties were expected to rise.

With few able to get to the islands to help with searches, fisherman were left to find the dead and look for the living. Corpses were strewn about since there were not enough people to dig graves, according to the Mentawai district chief, Edison Salelo Baja. More than 4,000 people expected to spend the night without shelter because tents and other supplies had also not arrived.

The fault that ruptured Monday on Sumatra island's coast also caused the 2004 quake and monster Indian Ocean tsunami that killed 230,000 people in a dozen countries.

Though hundreds of disaster officials were unable to get to many of the villages on the Mentawai islands — reachable only by a 12-hour boat ride — they were preparing for the worst.

"We have 200 body bags on the way, just in case," said Mujiharto, who heads the Health Ministry's crisis center, shortly before announcing a five-fold increase in the death toll.

Indonesia, the world's largest archipelago, is prone to earthquakes and volcanic activity due to its location on the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire — a series of fault lines stretching from the Western Hemisphere through Japan and Southeast Asia.

The country's most volatile volcano, Mount Merapi, 800 miles (1,300 kilometers) to the east, started to erupt at dusk Tuesday as scientists warned that pressure building beneath its lava dome could trigger one of the most powerful blasts in years.

The 7.7-magnitude quake that struck late Monday just 13 miles (20 kilometers) beneath the ocean floor was followed by at least 14 aftershocks, the largest measuring 6.2, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Many panicked residents fled to high ground and were too afraid to return home.

Claude Monet

Birth name     Oscar Claude Monet
Born     14 November 1840(1840-11-14)
Paris, France
Died     5 December 1926 (aged 86)
Giverny, France
Nationality     French
Field     Painter
Movement     Impressionism
Works     Impression, Sunrise
Rouen Cathedral series
London Parliament series
Water Lilies
Patrons     Gustave Caillebotte, Ernest Hoschedé, Georges Clemenceau
Influenced by     Eugène Boudin, Johan Jongkind, Gustave Courbet

Claude Monet (French pronunciation: [klod mɔnɛ]), born Oscar Claude Monet (14 November 1840 – 5 December 1926), was a founder of French impressionist painting, and the most consistent and prolific practitioner of the movement’s philosophy of expressing one’s perceptions before nature, especially as applied to plein-air landscape painting.The term Impressionism is derived from the title of his painting Impression, Sunrise (Impression, soleil levant).

Early life

Claude Monet was born on 14 November 1840 on the 5th floor of 45 rue Laffitte, in the 9th arrondissement of Paris.[3] He was the second son of Claude Adolphe Monet and Louise Justine Aubrée Monet, both of them second-generation Parisians. On 20 May 1841, he was baptized in the local parish church, Notre-Dame-de-Lorette, as Oscar-Claude, but his parents called him simply Oscar. In 1845, his family moved to Le Havre in Normandy. His father wanted him to go into the family grocery business, but Monet wanted to become an artist. His mother was a singer.

On the first of April 1851, Monet entered Le Havre secondary school of the arts. Locals knew him well for his charcoal caricatures, which he would sell for ten to twenty francs. Monet also undertook his first drawing lessons from Jacques-François Ochard, a former student of Jacques-Louis David. On the beaches of Normandy in about 1856/1857, he met fellow artist Eugène Boudin, who became his mentor and taught him to use oil paints. Boudin taught Monet “en plein air” (outdoor) techniques for painting. Both received the influence of Johan Barthold Jongkind.

On 28 January 1857, his mother died. At the age of sixteen, he left school and went to live with his widowed childless aunt, Marie-Jeanne Lecadre.

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Monday, October 25, 2010

Painting materials and tools

    Vegetable oil to reconcile with transparent pigments, have grounding in the production of cloth, paper, wood and other materials to shape the artistic image of the painting. It originated and developed in Europe, to become the world's important modern painting. Produced before the 15th century European paintings in egg tempera is a painting of the former. In the use of egg tempera method at the same time, many artists continue to find more desirable to reconcile agent. Generally believed that the early 15th century Netherlandish painter Van Eyck brothers is the founder of oil painting techniques. They try to Yongyou predecessors on the basis of dissolved pigment with linseed oil and walnut oil as a reconciling agent to paint when the brush causing Miaohui smooth, paint drying time on the screen is moderate, easy-to-cover and the painting process several modifications before rich colors and gloss levels, after the paint dry, strong adhesion, easy to peel and fade. They
Creative use of new materials, oil painting, very influential at the time of the painting. Oil painting techniques soon spread in other countries in Western Europe, especially in Venice, Italy to develop rapidly.

    Painting materials and tools are the main pigments, brushes, painting knives, canvas, glazing, frame and so on.

    ① pigments, minerals, and chemical synthesis of the two sub-categories. The original paint, mostly mineral pigments, ground into fine by hand, painting only to reconcile in epistaxis. Modern mass production from the plant, into the tin tube, the type of paint is also increasing. Pigments contained in the performance of its chemical composition, color, the chemistry between the lead paint some adverse reactions. Thus, the performance of paint will help to master oil painting techniques and to work full color enduring.

    ② brush, using elastic medium made of animal hair, a pointed front circular, flat front flat shape, short front and the fan-shaped and other types of flat.

    ③ draw a knife, also known as a palette knife, with a flexible thin sheet made of a pointed shape, round shape of the points, used to paint on the palette and mix thoroughly, many painters were written with a knife, a knife directly painting on canvas or in part in the formation of pigment level, texture, increase the expression.

    ④ canvas, the standard canvas, linen or canvas is tight inside the box in the wood, the use of glue or oil with white powder blending and brushing the surface of the cloth made of. Generally not made of oil and has a grounding effect Gyrosigma, or made under the creative needs of semi-or fully absorbing the base oil. Gyrosigma thickness according to the size of the frame, but also need to select based on paint effects. Some artists use canvas background color coated, easy to form a unified picture of color, his paintings can also inadvertently expose the substrate. After coating, after the end of production, not oil the wood or cardboard can also replace the canvas.

    ⑤ Varnish is usually done in oil and coated with varnish is dry cover to keep the screen brightness to prevent erosion and fouling the air.

    ⑥ frame, oil paintings, including a complete frame, especially the strong realistic painting, the viewer of the work frame to form the boundaries of sight, so that the screen appears to complete, focused, painting the images in the viewer the feeling of towards depth. Frame thickness, size, according to work contents. Classical painting frame and more wood, plaster, more modern oil painting frame with aluminum and other metal materials.

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The Scream

“The Scream” (Norwegian: Skrik), or translated the “Scream”, the Norwegian painter Edvard Munch’s works in 1893. This painting is the famous works of expressionist painting.

Some people think that the work reflects the existential anxiety of modern intrusion was the mood. Red background from the 1883 Indian “nikelaketor” volcanic eruption, volcanic ash into the sky dyed. The location of the painting from the Eck Berry hill overlooking the Oslo Fjord.

There are four versions of the works, which are hidden in the Oslo Munch Museum version (egg tempera, on paper, 83.5 x 66 cm), hidden in the National Gallery’s version (egg tempera, oil painting, pastels, paper, 91 x 73.5 cm), hidden in another version of Munch Museum, and Peter Olson’s collection of versions. The artist made in 1895 for print work to a large number of replication. Since 1994, two versions of which have stolen, but fortunately all recovered.

The group painted a wide range of subjects, to eulogize the “life, love and death” as the basic theme, the use of symbol and metaphor, reveals the human “end of the century,” the anxiety and fear. Munch’s 1893 painting “The Scream”, is this group of paintings is strongest and the most irritating one, is also an important representative of his works. In this painting, Munch to extremely exaggerated strokes, depicting a deformed image of the characters screaming, to the extreme of human loneliness and depression, and before that in the vast universe, feeling the fear, the performance of head . Munch himself had described the origin of this picture:
“One night I walk down the path – the city side of the road, on the other side is a fjord in my bottom. I was tired and ill stop side view towards the fjord – the sun was downhill – the cloud was stained was red, like blood, the same.
“I felt a shrill scream through the heavens and the earth; I thought I could hear the sound of screaming. I painted this painting – painting those same clouds as real blood. – Those colors Scream – This is the ‘life of painting’ in the painting “The Scream”. “(Thomas M. Messer of” Edvard Munch “, Harry N. Abrams, INC, Publishers, NewYork, p. 84. I translated. )
In this picture, there is no hint of any specific images caused by the screams of terror. Center of the screen image of the Thrillers. He seems to come from us, stretched far away to be turned to the railing. He covered their ears, the two barely audible pedestrian footsteps away, can not see the two boats and distant church steeples; otherwise, that the solitude of his tightly wound, might be able to be reduced slightly. The reality completely isolated loners, appears to have been deep inside his own extreme fear and complete conquest. This image is highly exaggerated, deformed and distorted screaming faces, is entirely comic style. That staring eyes and sunken cheeks, reminiscent of the skull associated with death. This is simply the ghost of a scream. “Can only be mad painting,” Munch painting in the sketches once wrote.
In this painting, Munch used to maintain the natural color and a certain degree of association. Although the blue water, brown, the green trees and red days, have been exaggerated expressive, but did not lose its color or less authenticity. Full-color picture is depressing: the thick red blood, suspended above the horizon, gives a sense of foreboding. It conflicts with the sea of purple shadows; the purple stretch far away because of the increasingly gloomy look. The same purple, repeated in Lonely clothes. His hands and head, then left in a pale, pale brown-gray.
No painting is not filled with a sense of instability. Twisting curves of sky and water, and the bridge form of thick, straight, in contrast to a slash. Rotating movement in the whole composition is full of rough, strong rhythm. Elements of all forms of TV drama seems to convey the voice of a shrill scream. Here is a painter can be said of visual symbols to convey the feeling of hearing, the screaming became miserable visible vibration. The acoustic image of the performance of the technique, perhaps with Van Gogh’s masterpiece “Starry Night” in the image of strength and energy performance linked. Munch here to that generated by the screaming of extreme internal anxiety, transformed into a compelling abstract images. So, he will show his emotions on the screen almost to the extreme.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

17th century paintings

Part of the 17th century oil painting oil painting emphasizes the sense of light, the use of warm and cold color contrast, brightness intensity contrast, the thickness of layers to create a sense of contrast by light to form a picture dramatic atmosphere. Italian painter Caravaggio painting before he broke the orderly and harmonious in the sense of light effects, he strengthened the screen brightness contrast, often with a large flat screen dark background set off the bright prospects of the characters, it was painted in the bright light. Spanish painter El. Greco will be treated as in the scene under the mottled light and shadow, he is not from the light and dark are two decent, but from the discontinuous distribution of scattered light and dark shapes, colors form a continuous well-being but also the continuous changes in pen solemn, color level, squeezing each other in the infiltration of the screen gives the effect of confusing, or even filling the mysterious and disturbing atmosphere. Dutch painter Rembrandt also the painting of light and the performance of the mental state as a means, he made a lot of portraits, the characters are in the shadow of the large dark, only the performance of expression of the face, hands, etc. important part of showing a distinct brightness. His use of color in the dark calm multilayer thin coating, so that seems dark and deep, while the Ministry of painting light and draw a knife coated with a thick pile color method, resulting in heavy volume sense.
The same period, the use of brush strokes by many artists focus on exploration. Stroke is the oil paints on canvas with paint marks on the motion, full-size oil painting of the early part of a more consistent thickness of paint layers, brush uniform intensity, reveal almost no brush strokes. 17th century artist noted the movement of the stroke when the mood created by the rhythm and emotion driven, the painter in his paintings, the potential to produce the control pen touches the emotions, brush strokes of light, heavy, slow, anxious and direction are shaped not only the image of movement was born, stroke itself with artistic expression.

Monday, October 18, 2010

oil paintings in China -2

The thick features and strong plasticity of oil paints is unmatched to other kinds of paintings, which makes oil paintings for sale can produce the rhythm and intensity that are followed by people’s thinking and feeling. Under the use of the brush, Plasticity is not only the the task of completing the shape, but also produces a direct effect to the texture of picture. Rembran, Rubens are the artists who are good at controling the texture, because texture directly convey psychological feelings of the artists and affects the infection intensity of their works. The reasonable performance of the so-called texture includes not only the imitation and reproduction of texture to the visible feelings of objects, but also the description and performance of picture’s overall mood. In the traditional realistic painting, the texture is very good at the task of reflecting to the visible feelings of objects. The fine and coarse visible feeling of objects can be imitated by using relevant textures,but it is always negative action. While the real so-called texture is the high-level harmonious texture that can express the rhythm of picture and emotion of artist. This texture often sends the spirit of artists to entire picture and make the viewer’s heart beyond the limitations of visible feeling ,so that this tecture becomes a layer color that is out of the concrete objects. In this sense, Texture is abstract. However, in traditional oil painting, The texture is also followed by the realistic objects and is incorperated with the overall atomosphere from small to big.

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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Super typhoon to hit north Philippines on Monday

MANILA (Reuters) – The northern Philippines was lashed by heavy rains and strong winds from super typhoon Megi on Monday morning, and forecasters said the center of the storm was expected to make landfall before noon (12 a.m. EDT).

Megi, the 10th and strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines this year, had slowed and changed course slightly overnight to be tracking west southwest, delaying its expected arrival in north Luzon, the country's main island, the state weather agency said.

At 6 a.m. (2200 GMT Sunday), the typhoon was 190 km east of Cagayan, and moving west southwest at 19 kph. Landslides blocking roads were reported in Apayao province.

Tropical Storm Risk said Megi was a category 5 super typhoon, the highest rating, with winds of more than 250 kph (155 mph) and would retain that strength as it crossed north Luzon on Monday.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Court ruling or no, gay troops know not to tell

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – When word came down of a judge's ruling that gays could serve openly in the military, an Air Force officer received joyous congratulations from a comrade. Realizing there was someone in the room who didn't know his sexual orientation, the officer pretended it was a joke and laughed it off.

On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips ordered the Pentagon to stop enforcing the 17-year-old ban on openly gay troops. The military promised to abide by the order as long as it remains in place, but gay rights advocates cautioned service members to avoid revealing their sexuality in the meantime.

The Air Force officer was at work on his military computer when news of Phillips' ruling flashed up on CNN. A friend who knew his secret ran in and said, "You can come out of the closet now."

"I had to push him out and kind of laugh it off with the other person there in the office," the officer recalled. "It made me really, really nervous at first, because my first thought was, `Oh, crap. I just was outed, and I know that the policy is probably coming back. What do I do?'"

Terse oil painting

Oil painting is one painting that has a most noble atmosphere among those decorative paintings, it is a pure handicraft and can be copied or created according to consumer’s needs,Its style is really unique. Now those popular subjects of oil paintings are usually landscapes, figures and quiet objects.
As the oil painting developed untill now,it has become more and more popular among people.Among modern decorative paintings,One terse oil painting without frame has striken the market of modern funiture in an unprecendented momentum.It got rid of the restriction of traditional decorative paintings.Its character is brilliant and fashionable so that it has become the trend of modern furniture decorations.

Now It’s difficult for us to summarize many existing problems because they are too complicated.Seeing from several large-scale exhibition of oil paintings in recent years, we can find a prominent phenomena:The color sense of oil painting is declining prevalently.the reason of which is that most of painters do not attach importance to skeching painting.Present painters are lazy and they always draw paintings by coping the picture.Even the students of art colleges also rarely draw sketching painting.

With the further development of oil painting’s techniques, some paintings used acrylic as bottom color or materials during the process of painting.And some high-tech mathods has been used in the creation of oil painting, such as projectors, On one hand,it helped people save tiome during the process of modeling.On the other hand,it also made people become dependent on projects and neglected the training of ability for sketching and modeling.What’s more,we used the technique of micro spurting to drawing and it would be codenemned in the professional art exhibitions.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Glass paintings-1

As far as the value of glass painting, the value of figure paintings is higher, particularly the value of story with many figures is higher than the value of story with a single figure. the value of the glass painting is even higher in Qianlong Dynasty, because the oil painting also has a higher value and its value not only comes from its earlier age, but also from its efficient work, Most of oil paintings are accompanied by gold color or silver color, the most famous painter at that time is HuangDaSheng in Guangdong Province, His works are always nuanced and have some old meanings.

Part of oil paintings are efficient works during the Republic of China.However, most of the glass is thick and rough, especially the opening face of figures are not very efficient and their oil paints are dense or thin. so there have been many broken glass paintings today and few of them are protected comprehensively. Most of categories are large screen, table screen, hanging screen, etc, while most of the wooden seats are made from fire wood or hard wood. and some of wooden seats are sculpted by flower pictures.And the first wooden seat of glass painting is few so that the value of table screen is much higher than the value of hanging screen.

Glass oil painting is always ignored to be collected because it is not easy to protect, Nowdays it is rarely for us to see a comprehensive and delicate glass oil paintng, It’s possible for us to find such pieces in the second-hand market,but those pieces are relatively rough.So only by protecting those good glass oil paintings can they have the space of value appreciation.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Glass painting

Glass painting belongs to the category of multi-painting,it seemes that the oil painting covered in the glass, and the oil painting is framed with timber seat and placed in a long narrow table or on the wall, It is not an elegant device, most of oil paintings are also the products of Republic of China in the late Qing Dynasty. Glass painting seems ordinary, In fact, it has a lot of knowledge inside it. When we face a cultural relic, no matter which is large or small, The large one may be a grotto, the small one may be a playing toy, Firstly, we need to identify its age, material, the functions of work and etc. We also need to master much knowledge about cultural relic.

The knowledge of glass painting lies in the fact that it is a color painting on the glass, this technique has appeared during the Ming Dynasty. This techique is characterized by the thin glass and it is free of impurities. Glass is a natural and plain material, it can be used as wooden border or shelve and its technique of sculpture is very simple. Unfortunately, because glass is fragile thing so it is not easy to save, Nowdays most glass paintings we can see are made during the period of the Qing Dynasty and Republic of China. During the late Qing Dynasty,One character of glass painting is that the density of glass is moderate. Remember one thing,the year of glass is better if the glass is thinner,which is commonly called:”Good year”, but most of works as “Good year”are produced in Guangdong province of south China, those glasses are white and without impurities,And the techniques of oil painting are so sophisticated, For example,the pictures also including mountains,water,weapon and horses.