Toulouse Lautrec Sketches Fake Or Fortune
In post-World War Two America, cool took on a new meaning, especially when its ideas were translated to white popular culture. It symbolised an individual’s rebellion, and new icons of cool emerged onto which people projected their deepest desires and fears. King Cnut the Great started life as a young Viking warrior, but quickly became one of the most successful kings in Anglo-Saxon history, reigning over a huge empire covering England, Denmark and Norway in the early 11th Century. For some, he was the perfect Christian king; for others, he was a ruthless warlord. Today in popular culture his name is associated with the tale of King Cnut and the waves – the legend of an arrogant king who believed he could stop the tide. King Cnut the Great started life as a young Viking warrior, but quickly became one of the most successful kings in Anglo-Saxon history, reigning over a huge empire covering England, Denmark and Norway in the early 11th century.
As navies modernise, what has traditionally been an exclusively male service is now opening up to women in some countries. Salt has, in some ways, been as geopolitically important as oil or water. Tim Marlow talks about different aspects of salt with four expert guests. The Russian Civil war was a struggle for power at every level – from the villages to the imperial centre, with more than 11 foreign powers involved as well as nationalists, from Ukraine, Poland and the Baltic states, fighting for independence.
It can be a tremendously important document, especially for a new business. By having a code of practice you demonstrate professionalism and good command of your subject, and business, and this gives customers confidence in you. A good code of practice is also helpful if any confusions or misunderstandings or disputes arise, which can happens due to nobody’s fault – just the way that people naturally make assumptions. A code of practice keeps things clear and transparent, and avoids areas of doubt and uncertainty, which otherwise can cause misunderstandings. Establish and publicise the purposes and aims of your dance class or school. If you want to use a brand-name that you think of yourself, then you must check that this is free/available to be used.
The Cabaret genre has in more recent times been embraced and developed substantially and tremendously enjoyably and entertainingly by the transgender communities across Europe and beyond. The word cabaret emerged in France c.1650, meaning a ‘small inn’, from Middle Dutch/Old Picard language camberet, little room. Can-can – The can-can is an energetic and physically challenging show dance which peaked in French music hall dancing in the 1840s. In the French language ‘can-can’ may be translated to mean scandal, or scandalous gossip – and in its early years the Can-can was certainly scandalous, as dancers wore open-crotched pantalettes (long-legged knickers). The Can-can remains popular in cabaret-style shows in France, and to a lesser extent internationally . The Can-can was originally danced by men and women, and then by prostitutes, until the entertainment attracted bigger fee-paying audiences, upon which the Can-can became the familiar modern ‘chorus line’ of highly skilled professional female dancers.
The popularity of the Golden Legend ended with the Reformation but not completely as is clear from the continuance of some of the stories in paintings of the 17th and 18th centuries. Renaissance scholars tended to attack it for being inaccurate and untrue, particularly following the Council of Trent in the middle of the 16th century. Some attempt was made in the 19th century to reawaken interest in the work, notably by William Morris, who published a limited edition of the Caxton text in 1892. Particularly relevant to the depiction of the Nativity is the general reality and domesticity but also the introduction of the two midwives, whom Joseph goes to find to assist with the birth of Christ. Of the two, one of them believes the baby is the Son of God, upon finding the Virgin Mary still a virgin, but the other refutes this and her arm which touched the baby withers immediately.
In the Eastern Church there are variations and traditions with Byzantine artists sometimes showing the Virgin on a proper bed, attended by midwives, and with the Christ child being washed. The Book of James describes one of the two midwives, Mary Salome, denying that the Virgin could remain an intact virgin and examined her for proof, whereupon her arm, which had touched Mary, shrivelled but was made whole again when she picked up the Child. Zara concluded this fascinating talk by reminding us of Bhutan’s very proud people, striking architecture and strong Buddhism – I think we had all seen this through her talk. Bhutan is also understandably proud of its bio diversity and is the only country in the world that is carbon negative. Bhutan was facing external problems from China and internal problems largely brought on by the TV and media.
He had pet projects like building a mansion and theatre, he had countless mistresses and he frequently found himself in legal disputes and on the run from debt collectors. Aesop, with his tales of tortoises and hares, foxes and grapes, and wolves in sheep’s clothing has been a part of world literature for over two thousand years. Since the time of the Ancient Greeks successive generations have drawn moral lessons from his fables, and over history his animals’ exploits have been used to support differing ideals.
Bridget Kendall talks all things Gothic with David Gwynn, historian at Royal Holloway, University of London and author of Goths, the Lost Civilisation. Also on the panel, Janina Ramirez, cultural historian, broadcaster and author who focuses on the Middle Ages, based at the University of Oxford, and Mischa Meier, professor of ancient history at the University of Tubingen in Germany. The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov, which tells the fantastical story of a visit of the devil to the Soviet Union, is considered to be one of the most successful Russian novels of the 20th Century. This programme explores the novel and its cultural influence, and also asks how it reflects Bulgakov’s often traumatic experience as a writer in Stalinist Russia.
They might normally shy away from the dance floor and would not imagine joining a dance class. Dancing for disabled people, and people howsoever challenged or impaired physically or mentally, is an aspect of dancing that offers unlimited potential for good – for societies and communities everywhere. Much of this potential has yet to be identified, and new ideas and methods are emerging all the time.
I suppose part of the reason I thought everyone could draw was that my mother occasionally made a competent copy of a postcard scene she’d admired, and my father had once tried his hand at water-colours, with some admirable results. He stopped painting, however, to take up carpentry in his spare time. It was thrilling to find a box of half-used water-colours in a jumble sale one Saturday afternoon, in the church hall. And I remember once being given a set of poster-paints at Christmas.
But I cannot pursue too many art ‘avenues’ at once, and have no plans to do further modelling. It was always enjoyable to use a drawing pen or a pencil, on holiday, if I had a spare minute, or at concerts. I once sat in our High Street sketching for an hour when a troupe of Morris dancers performed outside a local pub. I have hundreds of sketches, from such occasions; but two things held me back from doing more. The children were older, but I was very unwell for long periods of time, and could not walk very far, by this stage of my life, in my forties.
She got herself to San Francisco, where she booked a room in a Travelodge and phoned Glück, and then Viegener. She wanted to go to the Gerson juice-and-colonics place in Tijuana, but she was so ill it wouldn’t take her. She married her second husband, the composer and musician Peter Gordon, ‘in the throes’ of this first scare, in an attempt to get coverage from his medical insurance, but the lump turned out to be benign.
Physical contact is constantly simulated to enhance the reality of the event and intimacy of friendship. Joi lights K’s cigarette with her finger, one assumes, like the holographic meal overlaid onto a real bowl of protein noodles, the lighting and the burning is holographic, a 3D image on the end of an unlit cigarette, complete with holographic smoke. Joi blinks and instantly changes outfits, a pink skirt and white top become black trousers and black crop top, at the same time she changes her auburn hair. Joi reaches for a real book on the side table, Vladimir Nabokov’s Pale Fire, a book about life, death and afterlife. Joi takes a virtual copy of the book and asks K if he wants to read.
As Joi materialises, she is carrying her own holographic meal, an aesthetic meal, a hologram she has concocted that she then sits over the real meal. An aesthetic enhancement, visual spice, although there was very little to marinate in steak chips and salad, it beats the look of a bowl of protein slime. The concept of touch is reinforced as Joi the hologram bends forward to kiss K on the cheek, again here the tactile is only visual and would need to be mapped in real time perfectly in 3D space time. A virtual friend will always leave one feeling alone as we have a deep-down need for touch and sensorial companionship.