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Petersburg Valery Ilyushkina

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Valery was born June 18, 1939 in the town of Dimitrovgrad, Ulyanovsk region. 40 years ago, graduated from the Leningrad Higher Art and Industrial School. VI Fly. Since 1972, she teaches activities. Since 1998, a member of the Union of Artists of the Russian Federation. What is he, Petersburg Valery Ilyushkina? This is a warm and joyous city, rich in bright clean colors. There are no dull St.

Petersburg "greyness". On the contrary, much of the sun and in the southern blue sky. Landscapes almost deserted: only some of them "animated" small figures. Despite this, in St. Petersburg on the canvases of the artist is amazingly friendly, proportionate to the person.

This is not a modern metropolis living in a mad rhythm, and cozy town whose life takes a measured and degrees. All is full of harmony and tranquility, colored with bright colors of life. On examination master paintings have a feeling the same style, a kind of "handwriting" of the artist: decorative, bright colors, the lack of detail, substantial "weight" of the form. Valery – a true artist. Color in His canvases clearly dominates the other painting. It seems that the artist perceives the world primarily through color. Very interesting sketches for paintings. It is these quick sketches by looking at the world through the eyes of an artist: to see a slushy winter Petersburg pink and pale shades of salad or enjoy the sunlight playing on the wall high-rises. Probably, many passed by Avtovo circus without paying much attention to his dusty tent. And, suddenly, in his study of Valery Ilyushkina he appears unexpectedly meaningful and attractive. In the artist's works are beautiful not only picturesque corners of the historic center St. Petersburg, but also ordinary buildings "sleeping" areas. In addition to landscapes, still lifes, Valery Ilyushkin writes. They are made so juicy and "delicious", it becomes clear that, with what pleasure the artist wrote them. Especially I want to note filled with joy and spring mood, "Still Life with Tulips" and "etching machine," which could easily be called "Portrait of etching machine," so it looks inspired by picture.

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Great Tenor Placido Domingo

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The great Spanish tenor Placido Domingo was born January 21, 1941 in Madrid Zarzuela performers in the family. "When I was fourteen years old … in front of parents, the question arose whether to prepare me for career musician – wrote Domingo. – Finally, they decided to send me to the , where students studied and music, and general subjects. At first, I was there difficult.

I loved Barajas, got used to it and for a long time adjusting to his new teacher. But I believe in la fona del destino, in Providence, everything that happened in my life, usually turns to the better. In fact, if my teacher was still alive, I could not get into the conservatory and my life would not have happened that coup, which occurred in a short time on this new path of life. Staying at Barajas, I most likely would seek to become a concert pianist. And while playing the piano was given to easy – well, I've read from a sheet, had a natural musicality – I doubt that because I would have made a great pianist. Finally, if there were no new circumstances, I never would have started singing as soon as it happened.

" Graduated Conservatory in Mexico City, and in 1961 he made his debut on the operatic stage in Monterrey, where he sang Alfredo. The first major tenor role – Arthur in the opera "Lucia de Lamermur 'Donizetti (1961). In 1965, after four years at the Israeli Opera, debuted at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, where he sang the role of Maurice in 'Adriana Lecouvreur' Cilea. Domingo became a leading soloist with the New York theater. In 1971 he appeared at Covent Garden and La Scala. He has toured in Moscow. In repertoire of more than 100 parties. Among them: Radames, Canio, Faust, Pinkerton, Khalaf, L. et al Placido Domingo has recorded numerous solo CDs. With the participation of the singer's films have been created 'La Traviata', 'Othello' Franco Zeffirelli and 'Carmen' F. Rossi (1983). Since 1991, engaged in directing the activities. He was awarded the French Legion of Honor, the title 'Chevalier of Arts and Literature', the title 'Chamber singer' in Hamburg, Munich and Vienna, Spanish Order of Isabella the Catholic, the title of Honorary Doctor of the University of Madrid, and others wrote a book of memoirs "My first forty years." 'Opera – an immortal art, it has always existed, – says Domingo. – And it will live as long as people care about genuine feelings, romance … Music can uplift us almost to perfection, can heal us. One of the greatest joys of my life – to get letters from people who my art has helped to restore health. With each passing day more and more convinced that music ennobles, and helps in communication between people. Music teaches us harmony and brings peace. I believe that this is its main mission. "

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New York Journal

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for various reasons. This is mainly explained by an active civic and social position Twain. Some works that might offend the religious feelings people, Twain did not publish at the request of his family. For example, the "Mysterious Stranger" has remained unpublished until 1916. But the most controversial work of Mark Twain, perhaps, was a humorous lecture at the Paris Club, published under the title "Reflections on the science of onanism." The central idea of the lecture was: "If I have to risk their lives on the sexual front, do not masturbate too much." It was published only in 1943 limited edition of 50 copies. A few more anti-religious works were not printed until 1940. Later years, Mark Twain's success began to fade smoothly.

Until his death in 1910 he suffered the loss of three of the four children, died, and lovely wife Olivia. In his later years, Twain was in deep depression, but was still able to joke. In response to the erroneous obituary in New York Journal he uttered his famous words: "Rumors of my death greatly exaggerated. " Twain's financial position also deteriorated, his publishing company went bankrupt, and he put a lot of money into a new model of the printing press, which never was put into production; plagiarists steal rights to several of his books. In 1893, Twain was represented by oil magnate Henry Rogers, one of the directors of the company Standard Oil.

Rogers helped Twain advantageous to reorganize the financial affairs, and they became close friends. Twain often visited with Rogers, they drank and played poker. for knowledge. We can say that even Mark Twain was for Rogers, a family member. The sudden death of Rogers in 1909 deeply shocked Twain. Although Mark Twain repeatedly publicly thanked for Rogers rescue from financial collapse, it became clear that their friendship was mutually beneficial. Apparently, Twain made a significant impact on mitigating the steep temper oil tycoon, who had the nickname "Cerberus Rogers." After the death of Rogers his paper has shown that friendship with famed writer did in this merciless miser benefactor and philanthropist. During a friendship with Twain Rogers began to actively support education, organized educational programs, especially for blacks and talented people with disabilities. The house-museum of Mark Twain in Hartford, Twain himself died April 21, 1910 from angina pectoris. A year before his death, he said, "I came in 1835 with Comet Halley, a year later she arrives again, and I expect to leave with her. " And so it happened. In the town of Hannibal, Missouri, kept the house in which a boy was playing Sam Clemens, and caves, which he studied as a child, and who were later described in his famous "Adventures of Tom Sawyer," there now come the tourists. Mark Twain House in Hartford, turned in his personal museum in the United States and declared a national historic domain.

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Entertainment

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What is cinema? This is entertainment or an art? The cinema has a great influence on our lives. In many countries film industry put on a grand scale and is largely a country's economy. Movies we can see in cinemas, on television or on video (tape or disk). How does its infancy cinema? The world's first movie was filmed and shown 1895goda December 28. This case put their efforts two brothers, a Frenchman – Augusta Lumiere and Louis Jean. With his invention in 1896godu brothers made the world tour: visited Bombay, New York, London. Cinema has come to Russia in January 1894 when the Congress in Moscow doctors were shown moving and the riders Throwers copies.

This video was filmed using a movie camera designed by Freidenberg which used Skachkov mechanism I. Timchenko. What kind of a movie in the beginning? An entire era in world cinema – a silent movie. Some videos only appeared in 1920. The first feature film "Road to Life" was filmed with sound and shows the American company 'Warner Brothers' in 1931.

But this does not mean that the movie did not develop before time. The unique style of communication with the audience, using gestures and facial expressions developed in the silent movie. Express their feelings by some silent film actors are not surpassed even today. But the silent movie in the truest sense can not be called in cinemas for showing these films were the soundtrack in the form of piano, such people were called 'pianist'.

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New York City

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My family knows I love . So when they brought me closer to the middle of an open book, I was not surprised, began to read: “New York is real. He calls the museum did not thrill. It was created for life, work, entertainment and death. Historical monuments are absent. Past, present and future are drawn in the same harness.

Revolution happen – there will be nothing to storm. There is no sense of place. There is a sense of the ship, stuffed with millions of passengers. This city is so diverse that you know – there is a corner for you. ” Not having read through, I realized that it Dovlatov. On the cover he is looking somewhere else for us over the head and the words “Craft.” You have already understood that passage, as well as the entire book – autobiographical. But most importantly to a friend! If you pick up the book, see the note just to the site, I realized – that is so necessary to write in his blog. “Craft” – is essentially a “blog” Dovlatov.

Off is not possible. It seems to me Every blogger wants to on his blog could not tear myself away. How do I do? Read Dovlatov. Now note Dovlatov called “The Island” is fully Island ‘Three cities have passed through my life. The first was Leningrad. Without work and effort was given Leningrad posture of the capital. Water and stone determined its horizontal pompous style. Generosity is as common as unhealthy complexion, debt and perpetual self-irony. Leningrad has painful complex spiritual center, somewhat deprived of its administrative rights. The combination of inferiority and superiority makes him a very sarcastic gentleman. Such cities have in any decent country. (In Italy – Milan. In France – Lyon. In the United States – Boston.) Leningrad called the capital of the Russian provinces. I think it’s the least the city soviet Russia … Next was Tallinn. Some consider it too tiny, confectionery, cloying. I know that these cakes – with stuffing. Tallinn – the city is vertical, introverted. Looking at the Gothic tower and think – about yourself. This is the least Soviet Baltic city. Penalty transfer between East and West. My life has flowed for years from East to West. The third city in this life became a New York City. New York – a chameleon. A broad smile on his face, easily replaced by a contemptuous grimace. New York relaxing serene and deadly. Sweeping generous and painfully stingy. Ready to bestow you, but is able to destroy, and without a moment’s hesitation. Its architecture resembles a bunch of toys. It is a nightmare so that achieves a certain harmony. His aesthetics in harmony with the train accident. It violates the laws of school geometry. Mocks gravity. Refreshes the memory of third-Cubist canvases. New York real. He did not cause the museum trepidation. It was created for life, work, entertainment and death. Historical monuments are absent. Past, present and future are drawn in the same harness. Revolution happen – there will be nothing to storm. There is no sense of place. There is a sense of the ship, stuffed with millions of passengers. This city is so diverse that you know – there is a corner for you. I think that New York City – my last, decisive, final city.

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Mexico City

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Need to resolve the transport needs of your small or medium business? You don’t have enough budget to buy a small fleet of trucks? You can resort to the rental of trucks or vans, as you require. Rental prices vary, but in general will help you to solve your problem of transportation while you save to buy your own truck. What to do to rent a cargo van? The first step is finding a company that stands out for his service and for the quality of their rental cars. To this work can do an Internet search with the words car rental or rent a car Mexico City, although you can also clear search Morelia car rental, etc., according to the place where you require the service. Look very well, because there are no two equal companies. Some offer more focused services to individuals, while others are focused on service to companies and others offer both. Either of the last two options will be of great help in the efficiency and profitability of your business, only have to monitor very well that the company is serious and excellent reputation. Lila Snyders opinions are not widely known. Ask for references! Or take a look at the section of testimonials from the website of the company.

The second step is to evaluate the prices of income and how much budget you have. You can make a comparison between the costs of each several companies and ask if they have special packages or some type of discount to companies. An important point is that you look very well in it that include costs, longer times that seem cheap, but in practice they are not. Also notice if company car rental branches are close to your company, so you easier going by rental truck. She asked if the truck you want to rent has full-time assistance; i.e.

24/7 If you’re on the road. Some companies let you rent plans for days or months and include different additional services. The maintenance of the truck can be carried out by the company’s rental car, which also is responsible for an inspection before the income to monitor that the pickup is functioning well. Once rented the van you can transport your products quickly and easily, without interrupting your productivity times.

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Russian Folk Tales

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and died of old age. Moral: the success of any project depends on thoroughly thought-out plan. 2. Grandmother of Dedkov granddaughter for grandmother, granddaughter of the beetle, a cat for bugs, mouse over cat, pull-pull – pulled! A turnip-then pulled only by a mouse – well, how could a mouse to dream that she will give plenty of both, with impunity, shabby cat’s tail! Moral: the success of any project depends on effective motivation system.

3. Prince Ivan shot from a bow. Arrow flew into the swamp and got straight into a frog. Yes, – thought Prince Ivan – that bestiality, necrophilia that … Moral: the success of any business depends on the proper use of resources.

4 .- Gingerbread-loaf, I’ll eat you! – Do not eat me, Lisa, I’ll sing a song! – Sing, Gingerbread Man! – The fox said, and thought – So it turns out, what – the restaurant: first, the music, and then a snack! Moral: always important to interpret the situation. 5. Flies, Prince Ivan on the Grey Wolf over the fields, over the woods. Wolf Lake past the eye passes, the blue mountains tail swings. For a long time even after finding out that the king Berendey – who has delivered on Ancient Rus marijuana? Moral: there is no morality – amoral tale! 6. “If by magic in my desire, let me bake herself lucky!”. Stove went out of the house, and on it Emelya. Emelya sits on the stove and oven going – people diva given. Emelya rides on the oven village, the village, the town of the city – and listen to his oven. And the day went, and night. And in this time in the house without the oven frozen, his entire family. Moral: every PR campaign must comply resources and take account of local climatic conditions.

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Bastet Egypt

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The Egyptians were afraid to injure or kill a sacred animal and surrendered. Cambyses conquered Egypt and founded the 27th dynasty 10. Egyptian plastic left us with many wonderful Figurines beautiful cats. Egypt has always been famous art depicting animals. Greater development of animalistic plastitka Egypt reached in saissky period (663 – 525 years BC. E..) In the 7th century BC.

Oe. Egypt were united under the authority of Pharaoh, who founded the dynasty 26. Capital of an independent state became the city of Sais. For the culture of this era was characterized by an appeal to the traditions of the Old Kingdom, the desire to idealize the past. Saisskie master the ancient art canons borrowing, have created a unique style, cool and elegant, have reached a high technical excellence.

The museums of our country among the various genres and types of Egyptian art shows and animalistic sculpture. Bronze statuettes of cats saisskogo period exhibited in many museums, the Hermitage, Pushkin Museum Pushkin Museum of Oriental Art and other bronze statues Cats differ in the finest and volume of the surface. Soft contours emphasize the plasticity of the body, a graceful silhouette. Masterfully natural, and graceful animal. Figures are usually richly ukashalis. We figurines Hermitage of the necklace around his neck, scarabs on the crown and the eyes are inlaid with gold. Made with love, these figurines are exquisite and at the same time, they discreetly aloof, even strict. As if to remind everyone that Bastet – a gracious hypostasis fearsome lion-headed goddess Sekhmet, the daughter of the sun god Ra, Maat support – the universal harmony – and punishing those who violate it. Usually, the ancient Egyptian things, little is known in our time. Sarcophagus for mummies and in the form of a cat – esponat near Moscow Museum-Estate "Arkhangelsk" – is a happy exception. On a wooden pedestal, manufactured for the statues in the XIX century, was preserved with the metal plate inscription that bronze figurine of a cat, which is located inside mummified head of a cat was found in the "pyramids of Saqqara in Lower Egypt, near Memphis and brought to Russia in 1850 (Figure 3.30). Bronze cat more than two Millennium covered with noble patina – a thin layer of degenerated metal that partially preserves the surface against corrosion. Still, the metal corroded. In the not visible to the eye microvoids, cracks, defects gradually accumulated salts of chlorine, causing the process. Variations in temperature and humidity led to the outbreak of the disease: peel off the patina, the appearance on the surface of bronze knobs. Restovratora problem – to suspend the process failure of the metal, remove the already damaged areas, without affecting the healthy surfaces. Were carefully removed from the statues of tubercles. Underneath the crater – unprotected areas of metal, a loophole for hazardous substances. The surface was treated with a special inhibitor – corrosion inhibitor. Mass, consisting of powder of malachite, copper oxides, the dark pigment and synthetic resin, zapechatoli loss. According to the chemical composition of this mixture is similar on the patina, it is durable and reliable. On the surface coated with a patina bronze statues, these make up almost not visible. Bronze sarcophagus – a remarkable monument of ancient Egypt animalistic sculpture back on display Moscow Region Museum 11.

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Hands, Which Were Built America

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"The earth rotates, but we do not notice," "America was born on the streets of" New York, 1846 … North leads a brutal war with the South, and from Ireland are coming more and more new ships, filled with people fleeing from the British yoke. A young "Amsterdam" (Leonardo DiCaprio) desires to avenge his father's murderer, who heads a gang of "local" and hold down the entire New York area and Five Corners Cutting Bill the butcher. "Gangs of New York" – is not only story of the settling of scores and the problem of moral choice between duty to the person you brought up, and devotion to the extremely charismatic villain, who seemed not so bad, just the truth he has another. This is an epic story of the birth of American democracy. There was confusion all: opposition to "true" Americans and the nativists, Irish Catholics and Protestants, local acceptance of people of color, the feud with the legitimate government at war with the South and drove people into the army, and finally, personal vendettas and devotion to his convictions.

This is the story of a time when the offer to speak the language of democracy, in New York could get the ax in the back and the streets were turned into slaughterhouses and soldiers marching over the corpses to their ankles in blood. And the story of personal revenge, "Amsterdam" Uellota butcher-Bill (Daniel Day-Lewis) in his eyes turned to the other, is not private in American history, completes a magnificent music of Howard Shore ("Lord of the Rings," "The Departed") and U2 with the final composition The Hands That Built America (The hands that built America"). Remember the covenant of the Holy Father Uellota – the blood must remain on the cutting edge? Why – because, as a knight – not a butcher, and the blade, as well as conscience should be clean? Because remembering her shame, and taking it for granted, you can find the strength to go on. Become a better can only be mindful of their mistakes. And it does not only to members of the brotherhood "of dead birds." This is a general message of the film, directed to understanding the historical heritage. No need to deny their past, as it happens. To accept, interpret and move on. But never forget …

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Luc Besson And Laura Bow 2 The Dagger Of Amon Ra

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In this note a strange background. The film "The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele" I looked for a reason. I wanted to make a splash – such as exposure of the film "Home" to copy the idea of "DuckTales." Wanted Tell the world that Luc Besson does not himself invented his Adele. Later I learned that the film is the comic strip Jacques Tardy, but still – fueled hope that these comics and they carried off the idea from somewhere. I wanted to find the source.

It seemed to me that I found it. This is a series of games about a certain Laura Palmer Bow, which is, um, just like Adele and recently graduated from college. It is engaged in fiction writing (Laura writes articles for the newspaper New York Daily Tribune, and Adele writes popular fiction) and has a gift engage in all sorts of questionable activities. First of all, I was hooked shot from pterodactyls. Here's what I understood – I stumbled on something important.

He looked more screenshots of the game Laura Bow: The Dagger of Amon Ra and realized it was all in the advertising trailer for the new film by Luc Besson. About the movie itself is told. Impressions after a positive but modest, much underpaid. Compensate for the failure decided by the game, make a bunch of screenshots, some dragged out Internet. I realized – the movie "The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele" – literally copy the game on many points. Well would be if they were two, I would not have noticed but a lot of them. I will try to show it. To appreciate my work from you need dash of fantasy. For example, a room Anji is the same as in the game, but it shows us a different perspective. If we are in your mind will be able to cast it from above, we see a complete similarity. PS: As you know, not sensationalism happened. It turns out, Jacques Tardy and his comic strip ahead of the game found me as much as 20 years. The first story is about Adele went to the French comic book Pilote in 1972, the year. A game about Laura Bow appeared in 1992. And now, almost a fifth part of the century, the film was released. Perhaps Monsieur Besson and playing with Laura, but the film is removed after all of the comic strip. Alas, I did not stir. PS 2: I once again admire the site Game-nostalgia. I was able to find it all that is scattered on the internet.