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George Freedman

George Freedman (Brooklyn, New York, USA, 6 March 1936 – Sydney, NSW, Australia, 21 July 2016) was Australia’s leading Interior Designer/ Interior Architect from 1970 until a younger generation became prominent in Sydney during the 1990s. Born in New York, where he studied architecture at Syracuse University, Freedman arrived in…

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Socialist realism

Socialist realism is a style of idealized realistic art that was developed in the Soviet Union and was the official style in that country between 1932 and 1988, as well as in other socialist countries after World War II. Socialist realism is characterized by the glorified depiction of communist values,…

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Early medieval European dress

The clothing of the Middle Ages in the West was determined to some extent by the phenomenon of Christianity and its taboos, innovations in clothing provided by the barbarian invasions of peoples and Muslims, and the evolution of the Byzantine and Roman dress. Early medieval European dress changed very gradually…

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Schinkel school

The Schinkel school (Schinkelschule) was a German architectural style active from 1840 to the end of the 19th century. Several generations of Berlin architects were grouped together between 1840 and the end of the nineteenth century under the term Schinkelschule . Among them are partly direct students and employees of…

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Wanderlust

Wanderlust is a strong desire for or impulse to wander or travel and explore the world. Etymology The first documented use of the term in English occurred in 1902 as a reflection of what was then seen as a characteristically German predilection for wandering that may be traced back to…

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Energy in Armenia

Energy in Armenia describes energy and electricity production, import and consumption in Armenia. Armenia has no proven reserves of oil or natural gas and currently imports nearly all gas it from Russia. The Iran-Armenia Natural Gas Pipeline has the capacity to provide twice the country’s 2008 natural gas consumption and…

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Choir of the Nuns, Santa Giulia museum

The choir allowed the cloistered nuns to attend the religious services held in the church of San Salvatore. The walls were covered in frescoes – with an iconographic theme inspired by the concept of salvation – painted by various artists between the 1520s and 1550s. A splendid frescoed chamber where…

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Philosophy of artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence has close connections with philosophy because both share several concepts and these include intelligence, action, consciousness, epistemology, and even free will. Furthermore, the technology is concerned with the creation of artificial animals or artificial people (or, at least, artificial creatures) so the discipline is of considerable interest to…

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Jacob Adriaensz Backer

Jacob Adriaensz Backer (1609 – Aug 27, 1651) was a Dutch Golden Age painter He produced about 140 paintings in twenty years, including portraits, religious subjects, and mythological paintings In his style he was influenced by Wybrand de Geest, Rubens and Abraham Bloemaert He is also noted for his drawings…

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Origins of Civilization, Syrian Pavilion, Venice Biennale 2015

The Syrian Arab Republic Pavilion takes part to the 56th International Art Exhibition, la Biennale di Venezia with the exhibition Origins of Civilization curated by Duccio Trombadori. Taking on this theme, the Syrian Arab Republic Pavilion, now presenting its fifth exhibition, confirms the premises that have characterized it from the…

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All-over painting

All-over painting refers to the non-differential treatment of the surface of a work of two-dimensional art, for instance a painting. This concept is most popularly thought of as emerging in relation to the so-called “drip” paintings of Jackson Pollock and the “automatic writing” or “abstract calligraphy” of Mark Tobey in…

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State Library of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia

The State Library of South Australia, or SLSA, formerly known as the Public Library of South Australia, located on North Terrace, Adelaide, is the official library of the Australian state of South Australia. It is the largest public research library in the state, with a collection focus on South Australian…

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Sickness bag

A sickness bag (also known as a sick sack, airsick bag, airsickness bag, emesis bag, sick bag, barf bag, vomit bag, disposal bag, waste bag or motion sickness bag) is a small bag commonly provided to passengers on board airplanes and boats to collect and contain vomit in the event…

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rg chromaticity

The rg chromaticity space, two dimensions of the normalized RGB, or rgb, space, is a chromaticity space, a two-dimensional color space in which there is no intensity information. In the RGB color space a pixel is identified by the intensity of red, green, and blue primary colors. Therefore, a bright…

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Taxation in the Philippines

The policy of taxation in the Philippines is governed chiefly by the Constitution of the Philippines and three Republic Acts. Constitution: Article VI, Section 28 of the Constitution states that “the rule of taxation shall be uniform and equitable” and that “Congress shall evolve a progressive system of taxation.” national…

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Modern and contemporary art of Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona’s cultural legacy is immense. The city has a past closely linked to cultural and artistic production that has served as an inspiration to present-day generations. The 20th century was a time of profound social, political, economic, technological and cultural transformations. Catalonia lived through the dramatic events of the Spanish…

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Francis Alÿs

Francis Alÿs (born 1959, Antwerp) is a Belgian-born, Mexico-based artist. His work emerges in the interdisciplinary space of art, architecture, and social practice. After leaving behind his formal training as an architect and relocating to Mexico City, he has created a diverse body of artwork and performance art that explores…

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Capitoline Picture Gallery, Palazzo dei Conservatori

The second floor of the Palazzo dei Conservatori houses an important collection of paintings, which also includes many works of decorative and applied art. The Capitoline Picture Gallery is the oldest public collection of paintings. It was built on the Capitoline hill between 1748 and 1750, with the purchase of…

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Alex Face

Patcharapon Tangruen, born 1981 in Thailand has been an influential graffiti artist in Bangkok and Chiang mai since 2006. He has had several solo and group shows in Thai and foreign galleries and numerous wall projects often in collaboration with Thai artist BON. He studied art in Faculty of Architecture…

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Olafur Eliasson

Olafur Eliasson (Icelandic: Ólafur Elíasson; born 1967) is a Danish-Icelandic artist known for sculptures and large-scale installation art employing elemental materials such as light, water, and air temperature to enhance the viewer’s experience In 1995 he established Studio Olafur Eliasson in Berlin, a laboratory for spatial research Olafur represented Denmark…

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Shades of gray

Variations of gray or grey include achromatic grayscale shades, which lie exactly between white and black, and nearby colors with low colorfulness. A selection of a number of these various colors is shown below. Chart of computer web color grays Below is a chart showing the computer web color grays.…

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Hong Kong Book Fair 2013, China

The 24th Hong Kong Book Fair, as a significant cultural event in the Asia-Pacific region, last from July 16-22 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) in Wan Chai. This year’s fair welcomes 560 exhibitors from 30 countries and regions present books on a wide range of topics…

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National Archaeological Museum, Florence, Italy

The National Archaeological Museum of Florence is an archaeological museum in Florence, Italy. It is located at 1 piazza Santissima Annunziata, in the Palazzo della Crocetta. The museum collects the best of excavations throughout Tuscany, with important Etruscan and Roman finds, as well as collections of other civilizations, such as…

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Architecture of Portland

Portland architecture includes a number of notable buildings, a wide range of styles, and a few notable pioneering architects. The scale of many projects is relatively small, as a result of the relatively small size of downtown-Portland blocks (200 feet by 200 feet) and strict height restrictions enacted to protect…

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