In a contemporary context, photographic technology is an integral part of 21st century visual experience, and therefore many painters explore the relationship between photography and painting. Rather than focus on the more prominent figures within this field, such as Gerhard Richter and Luc Tuymans, I have chosen to base my research on painters who have directly influenced my studio processes: Peter Doig, Mamma Andersson and David Hockney, who specifically navigate a relationship with photography by exploring spatial ambiguity and a painterly approach to surface. Andersson and Hockney are also highly significant as they examine the instability of human vision and memory through painting and photo-collage. Digital technology makes snapshot photography infinitely manipulable in comparison to vernacular photographs of the past. With image manipulation computer software or applications on smart devices, photographs can be easily filtered, duplicated, cropped and perfected. Digital devices also allow for vast numbers of photographs to be taken, processed, stored and shared almost instantaneously. This constant glut of imagery, condensed by the camera lens, has become the dominant way that we see the world, with our own human binocular system of vision marginalised by the camera’s monocularity. In my research I explore how this rationalised system of monocular photographic vision can be explored and challenged through the perceptual, physical and material qualities of painting.
The sitting and the standing poses are also to be found among Qajar portraits. Fath ‘Ali Shah Seated on a Chair Throne (fig. 96), attributed to Mihr ‘Ali 223 , circa 1800- 1806, was intended as a gift to Emperor Napoleon. Oddly enough, this painting has no calligraphic inscriptions. The work is one of the three life-size paintings showing the ruler seated in a jewel-encrusted and enameled chair throne, as stated by Diba. In conformity with the function of a state image intended for public display and designed to inspire a sense of awe in the viewer, Mihr ‘Ali depicted Fath ‘Ali Shah as impassive, rigidly posed, and ablaze with jewels. The image epitomizes poetic descriptions of the rulers’ imperial aura and sunlike splendour, to which the sun- shaped roundel surmounting the throne back alludes. 224 In addition to the throne, each element of the rulers’ attire symbolizes his imperial nature. The severity of this iconic image is skillfully counterbalanced by the grace of the ruler’s features and the delicacy of his tiny feet, shod in floral-patterned hose and upturned slippers, combine to create an elegant image with just a touch of humanity. Notice that in all these portraits of Fath ‘Ali Shah, he is invariably depicted looking to the front with a slight tilt to the left. Prince Muhammad ‘Ali Mirza, Dawlatshah, signed by Ja‘far and dated 1820 (fig. 53), is also an example of the seated pose used in Qajar painting portraiture from 1800 onwards. In addition to the throne, each element of the ruler’s attire symbolizes his imperial nature: the crown surmounted by an exquisitely fashioned aigrette with black heron feathers; the sword of state covered in priceless pearls and hard stone gems; the royal armbands set with diamonds and the long belt typically associated with the Qajar tribe. Portrait of Fath ‘Ali Shah Standing, signed
All over the world people are engaged in place-making activities. Homeowners redecorate, build additions, and manicure the lawn. Neighbourhood organizations put pressure on people to tidy their yards; city governments legislate for new public buildings to express the spirit of particular places. Nations project themselves to the rest of the world through postage stamps, money, parliament buildings, national stadia, tourist brochures, etc. Within nation-states oppressed groups attempt to assert their own identities. Just as the new student climbs on the bed to put the poster on the wall so the Kosovan Muslim flies a new flag, erects a new monument and redraws the map. Graffiti artists write their tags in flowing script on the walls of the city. This is their place too…What makes them all places and not simply a room, a garden, a town, a world city, a new nation and an inhabited planet? One answer is that they are all spaces which people have made meaningful. They are all spaces people are attached to in some way or another. This is the most straightforward and common definition of place – a meaningful location (Cresswell, 2004, pp. 6-7).
Emerson seems to use the great definite interests of humanity to express the greater, indefinite, spiritual values—to fulfill what he can in his realms of revelation. Thus, it seems that so close a relation exists between his content and expression, his substance and manner, that if he were more definite in the latter he would lose power in the former,—perhaps some of those occasional flashes would have been unexpressed— flashes that have gone down through the world and will flame on through the ages—flashes that approach as near the Divine as Beethoven in his most inspired moments—flashes of transcendent beauty, of such universal import, that they may bring, of a sudden, some intimate personal experience, and produce the same indescribable effect that comes in rare instances, to men, from some common sensation. In the early morning of a Memorial Day, a boy is awaked by martial music--a village band is marching down the street--and as the strains of Reeves’ majestic Seventh Regiment March come nearer and nearer--he seems of a sudden translated--a moment of vivid power comes, a consciousness of material nobility--an exultant something gleaming with the possibilities of this life--an assurance that nothing is impossible, and that the whole world lies at his feet. But, as the band turns the corner, at the soldier's monument, and the march steps of the Grand Army become fainter and fainter, the boy's vision slowly vanishes-his 'world' becomes less and less probable-but the experience ever lies within him in its reality. (Essays)
us on our way. They can rescue us from a particular block, get us back on our feet, can teach us to accept ourselves so that we can be on the move. But they cannot answer for us (nor would them best of them want to) those burning questions concerning the purpose and meaning for which we long. The spiritual guide cannot answer them either, but there is within the world of spiritual direction a conscious commitment to faith in God.” Other authors like
When you start to learn china painting, it’s best to limit yourself to a small number of colors. Most colors may be mixed together, but there are exceptions, which you should keep in mind as you lay out your palette. For example, the gold-based colors sometimes will not mix with some of the iron-based colors. However, some particular com- binations will mix well, and gorgeous rosy reds
Today the youth is very much dependent on technology and this can also be a reason for them to prefer the videos over print material. Those who said that they regularly read photography magazines were very few. The youth today are more inclined towards the new media, and are dependent on the internet for almost everything. Be it any subject they are more interested in studying online articles than referring to books from library. This may not be always a good thing as we cannot say with surety that how authentic is the data on the internet, whereas the content of the text book can be said to be 95% authentic. But just like every other thing text book culture is also ending. Thus, it can be said the photography magazines are not helping much in the skill development as most of the students do not prefer them much.
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This understanding of the voice has given me vocal liberation and has resulted in a voice more beautiful and free than any that I could have fabricated on my own. Spiritually, aren’t these virtues similarly sought after? I suppose, in a very important sense, that it involves a surrender of our will to the divine Will to accomplish either. What “system of thought” could I develop that could compare to the one that already lies outside my control? Complete and superior to my imagination is a way of communication and expression that I cannot fathom. Interestingly, I find in this realization that words are useless. I know that I will reflect and develop these ideas for many years to come, but for now the knowledge of allowing this surrender is enough to help me remove impediments, and therefore grow in voice and spirit.
The Rev. R. J. Tyser, Rector of St. Paul's Church, Pretoria. In order to understand the history of the Church of England in South Africa one must fit it into its original setting and see it as part of the Church that goes back to the time of the Reformation. There we will find the true spirit in which the Church of England was formed, and the atmosphere which surrounded the martyrs is the anvil on which the Prayer Book and thirty-nine Articles was forged. In the compilation of the Prayer Book and thirty-nine Articles we have a link with the Church in Holland and consequently with the Dutch Reformed Churches in South Africa which will help to bind us very closely together as we see the influence which the Continental Reformers had upon the Church of England. In this connection we would pay particular tribute to the Reformer Erasmus of Rotterdam. Erasmus was first invited to come to England by Henry VIII, during whose reign it was that the Church of England broke irrevocably from the Papacy. Henry himself
One of the ways in which the senses of polysemous words can be linked to one another is via the cognitive framework of a cosmology, where they may form part of a larger integrated concept or idea. For example, in the theology of Heliopolis (in ancient Egypt), the physical manifestations of the gods Shu and Tefnut were dry air and moist air, respectively. The Egyptians therefore made no sharp distinction between these gods and the air or wind – a form of pantheism (Botterweck, Ringgren & Fabry 2004:371). Viewed from the ancient Egyptian perspective (cosmology) the words ‘Shu’ and ‘Tefnut’ would therefore be a case of polysemy, because these words would never refer to either the air or the gods, but always to both (i.e. both senses are activated). However, if this inseparable link between air and gods was unknown to us, because of our modern cosmology, we may incorrectly have assumed they are homonyms (rather than a case of polysemy). We may then incorrectly have regarded the two senses as alternative senses, referring either to the air or to the gods, depending on the context. This example begs the question if the OT term םיהלא חור may be a similar case of polysemy, but may not have been recognised as such because within our modern cosmology we would make an absolute distinction between wind, breath and spirit (and may hence incorrectly assume no logical link exist between them) – see later.