Tamara Łempicka, commonly known as #Tamara De Lempicka (16 May 1898 – 18 March 1980), was a #Polish #Art Deco #painter and “the first woman artist to be a glamour star”. Influenced by #Cubism, #Lempicka became the leading representative of the Art Deco style across two continents, a favorite artist of many Hollywood stars, referred to as ‘the baroness with a brush’.
She was the most fashionable #portrait #painter of her generation among the aristocracy, painting duchesses and grand dukes and socialites. Through her network of friends, she was also able to display her paintings in the most elite salons of the era.
Lempicka was criticized as well as admired for her ‘perverse Ingrism’, referring to her modern restatement of the master Jean Auguste Dominique #Ingres, as displayed in her work Group of Four Nudes (1925) among other studies. Source: Wikipedia.
From The River Liffey. Posted by Bogdan Migulski on 10/12/2016 (5 items)
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This quadriga on top of the Brandenburg Gate is much more impressive as the night moves in, making the cloudy sky a beautiful mix of blues and pinks. Also, that is when the lights pointing at the work of art are turned on, creating a nice glow. Behind the Gate is the famous Tiergarten of Berlin—an expansive park excellent for walks and biking.
A quadriga (Latin quadri-, four, and iugum, yoke) is a car or chariot drawn by four horses abreast (the Roman Empire’s equivalent of Ancient Greek tethrippon). It was raced in the Ancient Olympic Games and other contests. It is represented in profile as the chariot of gods and heroes on Greek vases and in bas-relief. The quadriga was adopted in ancient Roman chariot racing.
They were emblems of triumph; Victory and Fame often are depicted as the triumphant woman driving it. In classical mythology, the quadriga is the chariot of the gods; Apollo was depicted driving his quadriga across the heavens, delivering daylight and dispersing the night. Source: Wikipedia.
Nations that grant birthright citizenship:
Antigua and Barbuda
St. Kitts and Nevis
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago
Nations that do not grant birthright citizenship:
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Central African Republic
Papua New Guinea
Sao Tome and Principe
United Arab Emirates
Source: Numbers USA via Breitbart.
|Parliament building, Budapest (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
|Toji pagoda in Kyoto, Japan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
|Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh in Scotland, Great Britain (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
|Sarego street, Krakow, Poland (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
|Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney, Australia. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
|Auckland (New Zealand) CBD view from the Sky Tower. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
|The roofs of Bruges (Belgium) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
|Queenstown Mall, New Zealand (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Top 10 Friendliest Cities in the World:
1. Sydney, Australia
2. Dublin, Ireland
3. Queenstown, New Zealand
4. Krakow, Poland
5. Bruges, Belgium
6. Edinburgh, Scotland
7. Kyoto, Japan
8. Budapest, Hungary
9. Auckland, New Zealand
10. Reykjavik, Iceland
Conde Nast Traveler
I bet a lot of people would have guessed Dublin would be number one, based on its reputation.