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Twain about German [06 Dec 2006|08:31am]

Originally published at Nadya De Angelis. You can comment here or there.

“Whenever the literary German dives into a sentence, that is the last time you are going to see o him until he emerges on the other side of his Atlantic with his verb in his mouth”.

Mark Twain, “Connecticut Yankee in King’s Arthur’s Court”.

That’s why despite all my efforts, including living in Germany for 3 years, my German is still so-o-o-o-o-o poor.

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Twain about German [06 Dec 2006|08:31am]

“Whenever the literary German dives into a sentence, that is the last time you are going to see of him until he emerges on the other side of his Atlantic with his verb in his mouth”.

Mark Twain, “Connecticut Yankee in King’s Arthur’s Court”.

That’s why despite all my efforts, including living in Germany for 3 years, my German is still so-o-o-o-o-o poor.

Опубликовано в блоге Nadya De Angelis.

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how art are you? [06 Dec 2006|12:50pm]

Originally published at Nadya De Angelis. You can comment here or there.

Here is the list of 50 works of art that one should see before one dies, taken from Guardian blog, via kottke.org. SEEN means that I was in that place and I am pretty sure I have seen this piece of art, but I can’t remember how exactly it looks. YES!!! means that I can remember it very clearly.

Itaque:

  1. Piero della Francesca The Baptism of Christ (1450s), National Gallery, London SEEN
  2. Antony Gormley The Angel of the North (1998), Gateshead
  3. Masjid-i Shah (now Masjid-i Imam) Mosque (largely 1612-1630) Isfahan, Iran
  4. JMW Turner Rain, Steam and Speed - The Great Western Railway (exhibited 1844), National Gallery, London SEEN
  5. Claude Monet Nymphéas (1914-1926), Musée de l’Orangerie, Paris SEEN
  6. Robert Smithson Spiral Jetty (1970), Great Salt Lake, Utah
  7. Tikal (AD300-AD869), Late Classic Maya site, Guatemala
  8. Jackson Pollock One: Number 31, 1950, Museum of Modern Art, New York SEEN
  9. John Constable The Hay Wain (1821), National Gallery, London SEEN
  10. The Alhambra (mostly 14th century), Granada
  11. Mark Rothko The Rothko Chapel (paintings 1965-66; chapel opened 1971), Houston, Texas
  12. Matthias Grünewald The Isenheim Altarpiece (1509-1515), Musée Unterlinden, Colmar
  13. Masaccio The Expulsion of Adam and Eve from Paradise (c. 1427), Brancacci Chapel, Santa Maria del Carmine, Florence SEEN
  14. Edvard Munch The Scream (1893), National Gallery, Oslo
  15. Giotto Fresco cycle in the Scrovegni Chapel (1305-1306), Padua
  16. Vincent van Gogh The Starry Night (1889), Museum of Modern Art, New York SEEN
  17. Terracotta Army of the First Qin Emperor (c. 210BC), Shaanxi province, China
  18. Sandro Botticelli Primavera (1481-1482), Uffizi Gallery, Florence SEEN
  19. Stonehenge (2950BC-1600BC), Salisbury Plain, UK
  20. Limbourg brothers Les Très Riches Heurs du Duc de Berry (1413-1416), Musée Condé, Chantilly
  21. The Book of Kells (c. AD800), Trinity College Library, Dublin
  22. Ishtar Gate (c. 575BC), Pergamon Museum, Berlin YES!!!
  23. Pieter Pauwel Rubens Descent from the Cross (1611-1614), Antwerp Cathedral
  24. Hieronymous Bosch The Garden of Earthly Delights (1505-1510), Prado, Madrid YES!!!
  25. Jan van Eyck The Madonna of Chancellor Rolin (c. 1435), Musée du Louvre, Paris SEEN
  26. Jan Vermeer View of Delft (c. 1660-1661), Mauritshuis, the Hague
  27. Caravaggio The Burial of St Lucy (1608), Museo di Palazzo Bellomo, Syracuse, Sicily
  28. Rembrandt Aristotle with a Bust of Homer (1654), Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York SEEN
  29. Francisco Goya The Third of May 1808 (1814), Prado, Madrid SEEN
  30. Edouard Manet The Dead Torero (1864), National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
  31. Paul Cézanne Mont Sainte-Victoire from Les Lauves (1904-1906), Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow SEEN
  32. Michelangelo Sistine Chapel ceiling and altar wall frescoes (1508-1541), Rome YES!!!
  33. Leonardo da Vinci The Adoration of the Magi (c. 1481), Uffizi Gallery, Florence SEEN
  34. Pablo Picasso, Guernica (1937), Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid SEEN
  35. Titian Danaë (1544-1546), Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte, Naples
  36. Raphael The School of Athens (1510-1511), Stanza della Signatura, Vatican Palace, Rome SEEN
  37. Parthenon Sculptures (Elgin Marbles) (c. 444BC), British Museum, London SEEN
  38. Henri Matisse The Dance (1910), Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg YES!!!
  39. Théodore Géricault The Raft of the Medusa (1819), Louvre, Paris SEEN
  40. Katsushika Hokusai Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji (1829-1833), series of woodblock prints, copies in major museums worldwide
  41. Pieter Bruegel the Elder Hunters in the Snow (1565), Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna YES!!!
  42. Ice Age paintings (about 30,000 years old) in the Chauvet Cave, Ardèche
  43. Richard Serra Torqued Ellipses (1996), includes works on permanent view at the Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao
  44. Jasper Johns Flag (1954-1955), Museum of Modern Art, New York SEEN
  45. Simone Martini and Lippo Memmi The Annunciation (1335), Uffizi Gallery, Florence SEEN
  46. Jean-Antoine Watteau Gilles (1718-1719), Louvre, Paris SEEN
  47. Hans Holbein, The Dead Christ (1521-1522), Kunstmuseum, Basel
  48. Diego Velázquez Las Meninas (1656), Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid YES!!!
  49. Funerary Mask of Tutankhamun (1333BC-1323BC), Egyptian Museum, Cairo
  50. San Rock Art, South African National Museum, Cape Town, and at open air sites.

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26 of 50 seen, but only 6 left a trace in my mind.

A very doubtful list.

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how art are you? [06 Dec 2006|12:50pm]

Here is the list of 50 works of art that one should see before one dies, taken from Guardian blog, via kottke.org. SEEN means that I was in that place and I am pretty sure I have seen this piece of art, but I can’t remember how exactly it looks. YES!!! means that I can remember it very clearly.

Itaque:

  1. Piero della Francesca The Baptism of Christ (1450s), National Gallery, London SEEN
  2. Antony Gormley The Angel of the North (1998), Gateshead
  3. Masjid-i Shah (now Masjid-i Imam) Mosque (largely 1612-1630) Isfahan, Iran
  4. JMW Turner Rain, Steam and Speed - The Great Western Railway (exhibited 1844), National Gallery, London SEEN
  5. Claude Monet Nymphéas (1914-1926), Musée de l’Orangerie, Paris SEEN
  6. Robert Smithson Spiral Jetty (1970), Great Salt Lake, Utah
  7. Tikal (AD300-AD869), Late Classic Maya site, Guatemala
  8. Jackson Pollock One: Number 31, 1950, Museum of Modern Art, New York SEEN
  9. John Constable The Hay Wain (1821), National Gallery, London SEEN
  10. The Alhambra (mostly 14th century), Granada
  11. Mark Rothko The Rothko Chapel (paintings 1965-66; chapel opened 1971), Houston, Texas
  12. Matthias Grünewald The Isenheim Altarpiece (1509-1515), Musée Unterlinden, Colmar
  13. Masaccio The Expulsion of Adam and Eve from Paradise (c. 1427), Brancacci Chapel, Santa Maria del Carmine, Florence SEEN
  14. Edvard Munch The Scream (1893), National Gallery, Oslo
  15. Giotto Fresco cycle in the Scrovegni Chapel (1305-1306), Padua
  16. Vincent van Gogh The Starry Night (1889), Museum of Modern Art, New York SEEN
  17. Terracotta Army of the First Qin Emperor (c. 210BC), Shaanxi province, China
  18. Sandro Botticelli Primavera (1481-1482), Uffizi Gallery, Florence SEEN
  19. Stonehenge (2950BC-1600BC), Salisbury Plain, UK
  20. Limbourg brothers Les Très Riches Heurs du Duc de Berry (1413-1416), Musée Condé, Chantilly
  21. The Book of Kells (c. AD800), Trinity College Library, Dublin
  22. Ishtar Gate (c. 575BC), Pergamon Museum, Berlin YES!!!
  23. Pieter Pauwel Rubens Descent from the Cross (1611-1614), Antwerp Cathedral
  24. Hieronymous Bosch The Garden of Earthly Delights (1505-1510), Prado, Madrid YES!!!
  25. Jan van Eyck The Madonna of Chancellor Rolin (c. 1435), Musée du Louvre, Paris SEEN
  26. Jan Vermeer View of Delft (c. 1660-1661), Mauritshuis, the Hague
  27. Caravaggio The Burial of St Lucy (1608), Museo di Palazzo Bellomo, Syracuse, Sicily
  28. Rembrandt Aristotle with a Bust of Homer (1654), Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York SEEN
  29. Francisco Goya The Third of May 1808 (1814), Prado, Madrid SEEN
  30. Edouard Manet The Dead Torero (1864), National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
  31. Paul Cézanne Mont Sainte-Victoire from Les Lauves (1904-1906), Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow SEEN
  32. Michelangelo Sistine Chapel ceiling and altar wall frescoes (1508-1541), Rome YES!!!
  33. Leonardo da Vinci The Adoration of the Magi (c. 1481), Uffizi Gallery, Florence SEEN
  34. Pablo Picasso, Guernica (1937), Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid SEEN
  35. Titian Danaë (1544-1546), Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte, Naples
  36. Raphael The School of Athens (1510-1511), Stanza della Signatura, Vatican Palace, Rome SEEN
  37. Parthenon Sculptures (Elgin Marbles) (c. 444BC), British Museum, London SEEN
  38. Henri Matisse The Dance (1910), Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg YES!!!
  39. Théodore Géricault The Raft of the Medusa (1819), Louvre, Paris SEEN
  40. Katsushika Hokusai Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji (1829-1833), series of woodblock prints, copies in major museums worldwide
  41. Pieter Bruegel the Elder Hunters in the Snow (1565), Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna YES!!!
  42. Ice Age paintings (about 30,000 years old) in the Chauvet Cave, Ardèche
  43. Richard Serra Torqued Ellipses (1996), includes works on permanent view at the Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao
  44. Jasper Johns Flag (1954-1955), Museum of Modern Art, New York SEEN
  45. Simone Martini and Lippo Memmi The Annunciation (1335), Uffizi Gallery, Florence SEEN
  46. Jean-Antoine Watteau Gilles (1718-1719), Louvre, Paris SEEN
  47. Hans Holbein, The Dead Christ (1521-1522), Kunstmuseum, Basel
  48. Diego Velázquez Las Meninas (1656), Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid YES!!!
  49. Funerary Mask of Tutankhamun (1333BC-1323BC), Egyptian Museum, Cairo
  50. San Rock Art, South African National Museum, Cape Town, and at open air sites.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

26 of 50 seen, but only 6 left a trace in my mind.

A very doubtful list.

Опубликовано в блоге Nadya De Angelis.

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+++XXX+++XXX+++XXX+++XXX+++XXX+++XXX [06 Dec 2006|08:26pm]
Нередко в результате чисто психологической ошибки я чувствую себя как окурок не в своей пепельнице: край моря, Невская губа, стул, снег, ресницы, лампа, а там, за ними, около фонарей, кружится снег. Нравственные системы различны, но все они до единой предписывают правила поведения, которых сторонники их не выполняют.
Йог верит, что оконные рамы будто вырезаны из белой бумаги. Йог не боится смерти, зная, что со временем всем придет конец: он продолжит фаллический культ. Он презрел и опасность и боль; он знает, что тело постоянно изменяется и зависимо от детства, юности, старости: “Что ни скажи - сформулируешь альтернативу тому, что говорят остальные с поросячьим хвостом на конце”. Тот, кто этот девиз написал, будет кружиться, пока на земле вбирает луч в себя звезда.
Претензия эта так ужасна, так нелепа и чудовищна, что на нее могут быть лишь две точки зрения: или мы хотим счастья любой ценой тем, кто нам безразличен, или смерть - пизда. Третьего не дано.
Если другие свидетельства о нем не дают вам склониться к первой точке зрения, вы обязаны принять вторую. Но эта позиция и самая проигрышная: получив ее, мы оказываемся не в состоянии породить какой-либо смысл, который бы не был порожден до нас: влагалище - и вход, и влага, а твердые законы, причинно-следственные связи, весь природный порядок - это и рамки, в которые вписана жизнь наших душ, и непременные условия этой жизни. В туннель вползают поезда, и потому все люди живут в ощущении вины.

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