• 21Mar

    Among the criticism levied against modern education is the alarming decrease in historical literacy. The need to understand history demands us to recall George Santayanas often quoted, Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. President Harry Truman, considered the best read president, said similarly, The only thing new under the sun is the history that you have not read.

    Finding creative and effective methods to restore historical literacy is paramount to regaining an understanding of the cause and effects of social movements and recognizing landmark dates and eras that have shaped human events and portend the future.

    As a significant body of research finds that the juxtaposition of imagery and language significantly increases the command and recall of information, the vast treasury of fine art offers a dynamic tool to enhance historical knowledge. To illustrate the potential of art to both instill and enliven history, consider how the powerfully affecting painting by J.M.W. Turner, The Slave Ship, formerly titled Slavers Throwing Overboard the Dead and DyingTyphon Coming On, 1840, offers a visual narrative that symbolizes the historical opposition to slavery.

    Turner portrays a ship in the background of his work, pitching through a ferocious sea of stormy water. Chained human forms toss and struggle in the wild currents, sinking below the violent waves in the paintings foreground. Turners quick, frenzied brush strokes capture the intensity of the event. In measuring the personal effect of this iconic work, Mark Twain observed, to see the natural effects in the lurid explosion of mixed smoke and flame and crimson sunset recoils me. The floating iron chains of manacled hands and arms nakedly exposed the horrors of the slave trade.

    Turners painting was inspired by a horrific incident in 1781, when the captain of a slave ship ordered 133 slaves thrown into the churning ocean to gain the insurance funds awarded when slaves, considered property, where lost at sea. Although slavery in Britain had been abolished in 1833, it was still globally widespread, including in the United States. Turners powerful rhetorical image was aimed at stopping this persisting global travesty.

    History possesses organic and consequential visual narratives that express the story of humankind. Fresh perspectives are urgently needed to enliven history. Great images vividly capture and boldly imprint impactful events that present telling views of the history that has shaped us.

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  • 21Mar

    A graphic designer is a skilled individual who is see working on websites, advertisements, logos and much more. Youngsters can fulfill the required amount of education for various careers by completing the degree in graphic design. Various instructions are available at multiple levels allowing various students to enter the program right for their preferred career.

    Graphic design is undoubtedly an excellent career choice, yet jobs here are not too easy to find nowadays because of the current economic slump but it becomes crucial to mention that jobs are always available for talented graphic designers. Graphic jobs are the top paying and friendly jobs for youngsters.

    A graphic designers job requires a bachelors degree to start with; therefore of youre still busy with family commitments, a full time job or anything similar to this then look through these questions and figure out whether a graphic arts school/college available online should be the right choice for you.

    Before the start of the graphic arts- multimedia course, students should be able to decide the course structure that they are interested in. Instructions that can be entered at multiple levels include some of the following:

    Certificate program
    Diploma Programs
    Associates Degrees
    Bachelors Degrees
    Masters Degrees

    The course has been designed to train in four main areas of the Graphic arts and Multimedia sectors in the market:

    Graphics (pre-press)
    Web Design

    The modern Graphic artist is able to understand and apply skills across the many social media available today, along with real skills in design, creation of design and concept art with vector skills to put together design components. The Diploma offers all of these skills and areas of media to expand employability options available to a graduate.

    The most important question that comes up on this note is what are the types of graphic design courses that are available for candidates?

    The answer to which is simple and here: Candidates who are pursuing Graphic Design and Multimedia courses can either choose to work as freelancers or work for just one company or organization. Both jobs pay well but the regular jobs offer more job security while freelance work offers more freedom and flexibility.

    The various instructions that are given to you are in view of making a successful career in graphic design and multimedia and once everything is followed in the right manner, it will eventually lead to ultimate success.

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  • 19Mar

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  • 16Mar

    September 15, 2009, Coral Springs, FL The Art of Living with Marilu Henner has entered into a strategic partnership with OneMedPlace to provide a multi-platform distribution pipeline for quality, educational television programming featuring the latest developments in the world of health, science and medicine.
    “As our viewers already know, The Art of Living is much more than just a venue for ‘feel good’ stories. One of the defining goals of the program is to create public awareness of the ever-growing number of scientific breakthroughs that carry the potential to change human lives.” said Jim Nicholas, Vice President of Production for The Art of Living. “If ever there were an organization with a parallel purpose, OneMedPlace is it.”
    “Our mission at OneMedPlace has always been to leverage the global communication reach of the Internet to foster dialogue between emerging healthcare companies and the resources that can contribute to their success,” said Justin Schreiber, Vice President of Business Development, and OneMedPlace. “Engaging a recognized leader in educational programming will only help fulfill our commitment to bringing ground-breaking scientific achievements to the organizations that can help make them life-changing realities.”

    About The Art of Living with Marilu Henner
    The Art of Living with Marilu Henner is a preeminent lifestyle show, covering health, travel, dining, fashion, interior design and family life, among other topics. The show is dedicated to keeping all members of the family well-informed, and airs on a variety of national and regional networks. For more information, please visit www.watchartofliving.com.

    About OneMedPlace

    OneMedPlace (OMP) is a virtual community for those involved in bringing innovation to the market. It is one place to find the latest innovations in health and medicine and a portal to access the best information available for strategic and financial investors.

    Anchored by a database of over 7,000 companies, OMP provides an integrated set of research and multi-media communications tools which facilitate communications among those building the companies shaping the future of health and medicine.

    For Investors & Strategic Partners, OMP delivers deal flow and due diligence. Speed to knowledge on little known firms and technologies.

    For Emerging Companies & Technologies, OMP offers access to potential partners, investors, and resources critical to success. For more information, visit www.onemedplace.com.

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  • 11Mar

    Cycladic art refers to an ancient artistic style of figures and decorations that were produced on the Cyclades, a collection of thirty tiny islands in the Aegan Sea near Greece. The Cycladic culture flourished during the early Bronze age. The art work of this ancient culture was vastly different than anything else produced during the same era. These island dwellers incorporated artistic motifs into many everyday objects, but it was their interpretation of the human body and in particular, the female form, that defined “Cycladic art.”

    Fine, white marble was readily available on the Cyclade islands. This afforded the Cycladic people with an exceptional medium with which to create figures and statues. The most popular source of inspiration was the nude female form. Cycladic sculptures recovered from burial sites are nearly always sculptures of a woman’s body. The exceptions tend to preserve images of men performing culturally important roles such as story teller, hunter, warrior or musician. Figurines of animals and livestock were also common.

    Yet it was the female form that garnered the most attention and a discovery of Cycladic Art will like be of a female 19 times out of 20. As the Cycladic culture was pre-literate, no writings exist to shed more light on the purpose or use of the idol figures. Theories range from the believe that they were used in prayer (as the figures heads are slightly tilted toward the sky) to the belief that they represented a “mother goddess” or “fertility goddess.”

    Cycladic art reached its zenith in the period from 2800-2300 BC, known as the Early Cycladic II period. This period defined the “canonical Cycladic art” characterized by the nude female figures, arms folded across the abdomen with flat, slanted heads and knees slightly bent. A Cycladic figure could range from figurines tiny enough to fit in the palm of the hand to monuments slightly larger than a man. Remnants of azurite and cinnabar suggest that painint the idols was a common practice.

    Cycladic art has been a source of inspiration for many modern artists who appreciated the restraint and refinement found in the simple lines and geometry. The influence can be seen in the work of Modigliani, especially his sculpture Female Head Statue, along with other modern artists including Picasso. However, time robbed these modern artists of the truth. The Cyladic artists used paint and pigments to add jewelery, facial features, body paint and other decoration to their works in an attempt to more accurately approximate “real life.” Time has worn away those artistic flourishes, leaving behind only the simple beauty of the Cycladic idols and the illusion of abstract simplicity.

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  • 11Mar

    Baguazhang is a chinese internal martial art form and is believed by the chinese to be created by dong hai chuan around 1813. Previously, it was known as zhuan zhang (palm turning) but in later course it was given the name of ba gua meaning eight trigrams. With later course of time this martial art had taken different shape and adopted varied forms of martial arts making it an exemplary style of martial art which travelled from its roots in china to thailand, indonesia and other south asian and even western countries.

    Preparing for this martial art form

    Baguazhang training starts with solitary developments which create bound together power. Thereafter, the student advances to holding different postures while strolling around. Here, once more, the basic role of these activities is to prepare the body to keep up an adjusted solidarity in movement. Once the fundamental developments have been beaten and the pupil can walk the circle to finish the eight essential palm changes with bound together body control, the vital foundation has been laid for military application.

    The baguazhang experts made the single palm change. The single palm change incorporates all the fundamental energies and footwork utilized as a part of baguazhang as a military craftsmanship. The single palm change, twofold palm change and eight mother palm changes are not battling strategies in themselves, but instead routines for growing entire body force to be utilized as a part of partitioned battling methods made around these essential sorts of force.

    The martial art course includes

    There are number of benefits of this internal martial art form ranging from health benefits like qigong, meditation and breathing. Its popularity have scattered around making it very popular in thailand. If you are a resident of thailand, bangkok and want to learn this internal martial art form then you have to enlist yourself in one such course. There are ample of online entities who offer baguazhang in thailand. If you want to carry the baguazhang training in thailand then the course curriculum includes, learning the theory of baguazhang, its basics like, meridian opening, activities which includes palms, techniques, walking in circles, combats, defense mechanism, qigong and other related weaponry. This martial art form helps in an all-round development of the body and is a great self-defense mechanism.

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  • 10Mar

    Every artist or writer at any age needs to create a workspace with storage for their particular art supplies. If budget doesnt allow you to purchase any number of styles of art tables, or you are creative enough to want to build your own, here are a few different instructions for an almost free and ecologically responsible (using recycled or used materials) art table.

    Your first must make the decision on the size. How big do you want it? How much weight is it going to hold? Will it be holding a computer or art canvases and supplies? Most likely, you will need adequate built-in storage space for supplies, reference books, notebooks, etc.

    Here are a few bare bones instructions for several styles of art tables:

    The Corner Desk – This is a good style for a computer-user. It has the most surface space and storage, and clearly, fits into a corner. Materials needed:
    Two core doors.
    Three two-drawer filing cabinets.
    Glue that works on wood and metal.
    Two inch board that is the length of the filing cabinets.

    First, set one filing cabinet into a corner. Then set the other two on both sides of the first one, against opposite walls. Take one core door and glue it to the top of the corner file cabinet and the file cabinet to your left. Line the table edge up against the wall. Then, glue your 2″ board to the top of the cabinet on the right. Then glue the second core door to the surface of the corner cabinet and the cabinet to the right.

    The Crate Desk – This is the simplest table to build, yet it has good storage. Materials needed:
    Four milk crates or Yaffa blocks.
    One core door or board that is 6 long.
    Glue (proper kind).

    Simply stack one milk crate on another, creating two stacks. Be sure the two stacks are far enough apart to support the board. Place the board on top, up against the wall and even with the edges of the milk crates. If you have the proper glue, glue the board down.

    Cheap and Quick Art Table – This is the cheapest and fastest table to construct. Materials needed:
    Eight cinder blocks.
    One core door (or board).
    Glue (proper).

    Stack the cinder boards, lengthwise with the open holes facing out. Stack four blocks on each side, placing stacks far enough apart to support the core door. Place the board or core door on top. If you have the proper glue, glue the board down.

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  • 09Mar

    Self-discipline is perhaps one of the most difficult traits to cultivate not just in others but especially in ones self. Children naturally find it harder to learn self-discipline because they lack the experience and maturity to fully understand its value. But if you enroll your child in a martial arts school, self-discipline and a lot more positive traits are his to conquer in no time!

    Why Its Important for Kids to Learn Self-Discipline and Self-Control Early
    While it is certainly your duty as a parent to teach your children how to differentiate right from wrong, its also important to train them early to make such decisions for themselves. If you allow your child to grow up depending on your authority and other external factors to determine the proper thing to do, he shall find himself helpless and incapable of doing whats right even as an adult, much less care about the consequences of his actions.

    When you teach your child self-discipline early, they take their first steps to growing up and taking responsibility of their actions. They begin to understand about the things they have to do not just because theyre told but because its right. They will understand, for instance, that homework, house chores, and even eating broccoli, are things they have to do, even if its somewhat unpleasant.

    Self-control is naturally intertwined with self-discipline. It is impossible for one to exist without the other. Whereas self-discipline governs ones ability to make decisions, self-control governs ones control over his mind and body.

    With self-control, your child learns early that its not right to let their angers rule their thoughts. They also to learn to exercise their will and use mind over matter.

    The Benefits of Having Self-Discipline
    Once your child attains self-discipline through martial arts, youll be surprised at positive impact it can have in his life.

    More Self-Confidence
    Greater self-discipline is equivalent to greater progress in martial kids. And with kids, their self-confidence tends to grow every time they move another level and the color of their belt changes.

    Better Health
    Youll find self-disciplined kids easier to guide when it comes to proper nutrition, too. Your kids will be more willing to listen and obey once you explaining to them the benefits of eating lots of greens and avoiding too much junk food.

    If they are struggling with weight problems, youll also find it easier to maintain the proper diet and exercise regime for them. Their martial arts sessions will naturally help in keeping them physically fit as well.

    Improved Social Interaction Skills
    Self-discipline also helps children develop positive social interaction traits. They become friendlier and although they may become more competitive, they also understand the importance of sportsmanship, teamwork, and equality. They also become more understanding of other childrens differences with them and avoid bullying or ostracizing other kids because of those differences.

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  • 09Mar

    Latte art is basically the ability to draw on coffee or more specifically the most common coffee used for latte art – espresso, because of its density. The drawing happens in two ways. You can either pour milk in the cup of espresso thus creating a pattern form, special design or a portrait on the top espresso layer which is mainly foam. The other latte art style is named etching and it is done by using a plastic stick. However for a good latte art to be created you need a good espresso machine and a barista who knows what he is doing and possesses some talent. Latte art has been around us for centuries, but it has become more popular in the last years and you can even go to classes which educate you to be a barista. Barista is basically the formal name of the artist who creates the latte art.

    Latte art has been developing independently in every country, but it gained developing speed since the inventing of the espresso coffee and the progress in the research of micro foam. Of course as every other art, latte art also has a birth place and for such it is considered that Italy has been the country that gave birth to latte art. In the latte art there are two main ingredients – coffee, usually espresso and a mixture of crema and foam. Foam is buffed up milk and it is done by using air. But that mixture dissipates quite fast so the latte art can be enjoyed for just several minutes.

    The most important ingredient for a successful latte art creation is the espresso itself. It needs to have a cream like surface which is called crema. When the espresso is well prepared the barista starts pouring milk into the espresso while moving the pitcher. This way he creates various forms and shapes which appear on the top layer of the crema. Of course to do that you will need some practice and a really steady hand. The use of etching is much harder, but it results in clearer and definitely more attractive designs.

    Due to the lack of precision when pouring milk you can only create simple shapes and forms like the most used ones which are hearts and various flowers. While if you use the etching technique you can even create portraits of people and objects. Of course to create such things you must be very experienced and well trained.

    Latte art is a beautiful way to change the way your beverage looks like. Despite the fact that you can order a specially drawn espresso you can also learn the latte art yourself just by practicing or visiting special classes. And the best part of latte art is that you can learn it in your home just by practicing on your morning coffee without having to buy any extra stuff, but however the mixture between ordinary coffee and foam will result in more translucent forms, but still visible.

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  • 25Feb

    October 11, 2010 San Francisco, CA –

    Quantum Art announces a new market focus on Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provisioning of its proven .NET Web CMS Platform.

    Quantum Art designs, develops and manages on-demand business solutions utilizing its SaaS CMS platform. Trends in the industry reveal a growing interest in what Quantum Art previously marketed as QP7.Subscribe — a Software-as-a-Service version of QP7, their .NET-based web content management solution. Organizations are increasingly prepared to trust their vital processes and data to SaaS because of this provisioning models advantages. These include a significantly lower up-front capital cost, instant scalability, and multi-tenant efficiencies.

    “There are thousands of CMS companies, but only dozens of them that are enterprise-class with a mid-market price, and only three of those are SaaS. We are the only one of those three that would be classified as a Platform (vs. a Product) by the leading industry analyst,” writes Mark McGee, the Managing Director of Global Operations at Quantum Art.

    The Real Story Group classifies both of Quantum Art’s competitors in the SaaS CMS space as “Mid-Range Products,” whereas Quantum Art’s CMS would be classified as a “Mid-Range Platform” according to their criteriaand is unique in that category because of the SaaS provisioning model.

    According to John Austin of The CMS Insider’s Blog, a platform is a “better fit” for organizations with complex needs than a productespecially if they expect the solution to have a long life-cycle. In a ‘productized’ CMS, many important decisions have been made in advance to simplify the solution design process, eliminating the crucial flexibility that a platform like Quantum Art’s can provide.

    Since 2005, Cities, Counties, NPOs, and businesses have been running public and private sites and web applications on QP7.Subscribe, one of the earliest SaaS CMS options in the market.

    Recently, Goodwill Industries of San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin Counties launched a new site on the Quantum Art SaaS Platform. Features include an interactive donation and store locator, links to the eBay and Amazon sites, a donation module, a job board and more — helping the community with online tools. For more information about the Goodwill Industries site and others are using Quantum Arts platform to achieve their goals, visit the Case Studies section of the site.


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