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    Paul Blanca And His Shocking Art Photography

    Paul Blanca (1954/58), official name Paul Vlaswinkel, is a Dutch artist (art photographer) who had a breakthrough in the early 80s of the last century with his confrontational violent self-portraits influenced by the American photographers Robert Mapplethorpe (1946-1989) and Andres Serrano (1950). The self-taught Blanca came into touch with the artscene when he met Eva Veldhoen, the daughter of the well-known Dutch painter Aat Veldhoen (1934). The acquaintance with this artistic environment was a real eye-opener for Blanca and shortly after he started photographing, first in color with a small screen camera but very soon after shooting in B&W using a Hasselblad camera (6 X 6 cm).

    In 1980 he was introduced to the world-famous choreographer Hans van Manen (1932), who is a meritorious photographer himself and had a photo studio. Besides their mutual interest in photography, Van Manen also used Blanca in one of his dance choreographies called Pose in which Blanca performed as a kick-boxer, he was a practitioner of this full-contact sport from the age of 16, surrounded by ballerina’s.

    Robert Mapplethorpe (1946-1989) who was a close friend of Van Manen was very impressed by Blanca’s self-portraits and later introduced him to New York’s high society (like Keith Haring, Willem de Kooning, Japser Johns, Grace Jones…etc.) stating ‘Paul Blanca is my only competitor’. The art collector Bill Katz says in Anthony Haden Guest’s True Colors – The Real Life of the Art World on Blanca: “…he reaches a kind of poetry few artists have”.

    Most of Blanca’s self-portraits deal with strong emotions and violent themes like fear, sadness, pain, agression and sexuality exploring his inner demons. Diametrically against this harsh work, there are the sensitive and gentle pictures like the one called Mother and Son (Mapplethorpe’s favourite) depicting himself in a tender embrace with his mother, both fully naked, or the portrait holding his newborn son in the air called Father and Son.

    In 1986 Blanca worked on a book called Timing (edition of 1000) which featured the upcoming Dutch artists of the eighties and his photographs were accompanied by poems of Koos Dalstra (1950). For his touching series Par la Pluie des Femmes (1989) he asked his female models to think of their most traumatic experiences. Together with Hans Gieles and Francis Boeske of the gallery Vous Etes Ici he produced the magnificent Sangre de Toro series in 1991 (see ‘Blood of the Bull’ below).

    During this time Blanca also started as a research-journalist for the Amsterdam weekly, Nieuwe Revu and the newspaper Het Parool. He wrote about crack and again exploring his own boundaries he started to use it himself, resulting in an addiction. His article for Nieuwe Revu on weapons was the starting point of a downward spiral with him being a suspect in the assault on Rob Scholte in 1995 because of his “knowledge” of grenades. There was a long silence but in 2008 Blanca returned with a project called Mi Mattes in which he photographed gangmembers hanging around his studio.

    Self-portraits

    Over the years there seems to be an increasing will-power in Blanca’s self-portraits. In 1982 he photographed himself With Eelsholding six living eels in his mouth (in his perception a disgusting animal), he looks into the world (at the viewer) with a resigned facial expression like he’s thinking “that’s how it really goes” with the scavengers fulfilling his wish to immortalization. In Blanca’s Selfportrait, Back with Mickey Mouse, the large depiction on his back inflicted with a sharp knife (razor blade) by a befriended tattoo-artist, of Mickey Mouse with his thumbs up and a big smile, like he’s saying: “Keep up the good work”, is a sceptical statement because the mouse is crying. In his Selfportrait Bull (1982) Blanca becomes, with his painted body disguished as a bull and his agressive facial expression, a disturbed figure. With his erected penis in his left hand and his right hand in a clenched grip, he’s looking for an exertion disarming the poetic image. The excessive nature of Blanca’s self-portraits serve as a purification and therefore he has to subvert all boundaries and norms.

    Blood of the Bull

    Blanca who had lived and worked in Spain for two years (in the early 90s), had, while there, become obsessed by bullfighting and kept up with all the ferias (local seasonal festivities) to take photographs. To challenge himself emotionally Blanca also participated in a bullfight, not with real bulls but with dangerous vacas(cows) of 850 pounds. It intrigued him that when the corrida (bullfight) was at an end, the bull’s meat was served in restaurants but nothing was done with the blood- it is the fluid of life, after all. Blanca investigated whether blood could be used as silk-screen printing-ink. The treated blood was used for the Sangre de Toro port-folio, based on Blanca’s photos. Pressing the ink through the screen only once produced no more than a light pink colour, and in the end 35 ‘pulls’ were needed to achieve the darkest tone in the pictures, creating a visible relief. The series forms a high point on the periphery of Blanca’s photographic work. For the affecionades(devotees) it is a must, for opponents of bullfighting it is also a monument of beauty.

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    Construction photography uses of photography in real estate

    What is construction photography? Is it just taking pictures of the real estate projects or is it something different? It is different. It is not regular photos of a hotel or resort. In this style, pictures are taken from a height like 2000 feet above the ground level. Of course, the cameraman rides an aircraft to achieve that height.Real estate projects seen from the above fulfill a purpose that is keeping a close eye on the developments. Considering the number of men and machines involved in completing a project, it is mandatory for the developer to keep a close watch to determine the speed of development. The developer can view the entire project from a height. He can see the number of men and machines working at any given time. The developer can get the aerial pictures clicked from a professional cameraman.

    Construction photography is an ideal way to keep an eye over the ongoing development work. Images taken in intervals can show the milestones achieved in a given period. Such images can be used in yearly reports, business presentations and to satisfy the investors. The images would help the developer determine how many men and machines are actually working, whether building material creating obstructions and are the vehicles parked at right place.Aerial pictures can be used to locate a specific machine or an important part of the project. For instance take surrounding garden. The pictures would show how the garden is maintained and whether it needs improvement or not. Similarly the pictures can be used to keep track of movement of building material so that nothing goes waste or lost.

    Tons of building material is supplied to a big real estate project site and it is learnt that a lot of material goes waste due to strange reasons. Construction photography can locate the lost material on the site. In reality trucks carrying the material unload the material wherever they find space. In this way it becomes difficult for the contractors to keep track of the full material. But with aerial pictures they can find a convenient place for unloading expensive building material.Construction photography is an expensive art but it saves developers thousands of dollars and also helps them promote their projects. The pictures are taken at a set time and the photographer uses closes airport for riding an aircraft. This photography is taken as part of the real estate project.

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    Perform The World 3 Top Places For A Drama School Trip

    The humble stage, whether it is made of wooden beams, carved from stone, or set in the open air, has long been a kind of time travel machine. For cultures across the globe and for many centuries, thespians, sets and costumes have transformed the small spaces into new worlds from the past, present, future and from the wildest reaches of the imagination. Audiences have willingly suspended their disbelief to be taken on a journey without once leaving their seat.

    Possessed as they are with this muse and magical ability, drama students on a school trip can likewise benefit by taking themselves on a journey – not for the audience’s sake, but for their own benefit. Some places around the globe are havens for artistic inspiration and dramatic tradition that will feed the art and nourish the growth of the students as thespians. Here are just three.

    West Coast USA

    Any school trip to the West Coast of the USA, and in particular California, is a thrill for students. But it carries a special tantalisation for the drama student, since for many it represents the starry final frontier of the most notoriously fanciful, yet somehow realizable, dream in an actor’s career that of “making it” in Hollywood. Students can not only be inspired by seeing the famous celebrity-stamped places around Beverly Hills, Los Angeles and San Francisco, but they can also engage in tailor-made acting and drama classes with some of the most seasoned professional teachers that the American industry has to offer – and just maybe get a taste of what it would be like to be a star.

    Krakow

    Poland has long inspired sober questions of the more sombre corners of the human psyche, through the dramatic portrayals of the horrors of World War Two and the Holocaust. Those on a drama school trip will also be touched by this often-necessary artistic education in real tragedy. Yet the continued development of the nation, since the fall of communism, has likewise been shaping the boom in the dramatic arts in Krakow and other cultural centres across the country. Students can engage in traditional and modern skills of drama with expert teachers.

    Paris

    Few places on earth rival Paris for its place in the worldwide artistic milieu. Often represented amongst many great artists as the key chamber of the creative heart in the West, pumping inspiration and vitality into the veins of the artists who visit, Paris will always stir drama students on a school trip to a renewed understanding of how what they do may be construed as art. Students can hone their craft near the refuges and haunts of great writers, thespians and philosophers of art like Rabelais and Moliere and Satre, and drink in a sense that what they do within their classroom walls can really connect to a grand tradition.

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    Glasgow Royal Concert Hall – Cultural Exchanges via Performance Arts

    Glasgow Royal Concert Hall is an arts venue in Scotland that is the centre of cultural activity in Glasgow and the region that showcases everything from the classics to modern music, theater and concerts whilst embracing a variety of music genres. The theater was intended as a replacement for the one that burned down in the 1960s. Construction was started in 1980 and took ten years to complete, finally opening in 1990 when Glasgow was declared the European Union’s City of Culture that year. The opening of the concert hall marked a turning point in the fortunes of a city that had gone through a period of neglect and urban decay. The event spaces of the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall comprise the main auditorium that is its largest performance space, with the capacity to seat an audience of 3,000; the 500-seat Strathclyde Suite; and a 300 seat exhibition hall. In addition, the complex boasts the Buchanan Suite and the Clyde Foyers, the Strathclyde Bar, the VIP room, and other bars and restaurants. >

    The concert hall is the home of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. It has played host and continues to do so to several orchestras of international repute, famous jazz ensembles, famous divas, opera and ballet performances, rock, pop and country music shows and comedy shows, among other intellectual and entertainment pursuits. The hall’s annual seasonal fare usually features an eclectic collection of famous artistes, trail blazers, orchestras, ensembles, choirs and groups and up-and-coming Scottish performers. One of its most memorable events is the Celtic Connections, which is billed as the world’s largest winter music festival. An 18-day extravaganza of music, talks, art exhibitions, workshops and free events held every January/February that is a celebration of the arts, with participants from all over the world.

    With a range of diverse and some of the most outstanding venues in the city, the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall is well-equipped and able to handle a range of events not only of the musical kind but conferences, club nights, product launches, banquets and weddings among small and large events. Annually, the concerts hall stages 400 concerts and 1,000 other events. Its location at one of Glasgow’s busiest intersections definitely has something to do with it. Operating well known four star UK hotels in several of the country’s important cities, Millennium & Copthorne Hotels UK offers central locations, comfortable accommodation and modern amenities and facilities expected by many of its leisure and business clients. Take advantage of UK hotel specials offered by the group to enjoy a much-needed break or to celebrate a special event.

    Pushpitha Wijesinghe is an experienced independent freelance writer. He specializes in providing a wide variety of content and articles related to the travel hospitality industry.

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    Digital Pressure Gauge And Its Relevance To Pressure Gauge Instrument Industry

    The digital pressure gauge is in huge demand recently as it can be used in numerous applications. This includes test and measurement to permanent mount process applications in a variety of industry sectors. Let us handle its function in some of the respective sectors one by one.
    In Refineries: In refineries, the digital pressure gauge is ideal instrument to measure temperature as in these areas there are wide variations in ambient temperatures. It can even deal with issues like corrosive atmospheres, corrosive media, pressure pulsation, and vibration.
    Food processing: Digital pressure gauge is also very important in the food processing industry, as it helps in finding the right pressure for food preservation. This is specially helpful in food canning, to prevent high risk of food borne illnesses.
    Pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries: the digital pressure gauge is used in sanitary fluid process applications in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. These industries depend upon the variation of the flow and are necessary to be indicated or controlled. Hence, the need of digital pressure gauge in these industries.
    HVAC: Heating, Ventilation, and Air-Conditioning or in short HVAC system help to maintain good indoor air quality through adequate ventilation with filtration and provide thermal comfort. Here too, the digital pressure gauge comes handy to check the pressure which is essential for maintenance of filters.
    Semiconductor:

    In the semiconductor industry, a digital pressure gauge display outstanding performance even under in-conducive atmosphere like measuring highly-corrosive fluid and also in a corrosive atmosphere. It is also suitable for application even in fluids of a high degree of purity that includes semiconductor process.
    Conclusion:

    The digital pressure gauge is indeed a very important instrument for measuring pressure in all industry sectors. Hence, it is very essential that you get the very best when it comes to ordering one for yourself. Try buying online, for all smart buyers shop online to save time and money.

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    Catch Happy Tree Friends Tv Show To Appreciate The Humor In Death

    It all began with a little drawing on a rough piece of paper, with Resistance Is Futile written underneath it. Thus came into existence a yellow rabbit that was to grow to become the famous Cuddles. Utilizing the full potential of flash animation and his own skills, Rhode Montijo gave birth to an idea that was to revolutionize the idea of entertainment on internet. And thus came into being, a large cast of cute characters that also had something horribly wrong with themselves.
    Each of the is a half an hour affair that basically comprises of three seven minute long segments. While the host of cute looking critters on Happy Tree Friends may give an idea that the show is just about humor, a closer examination would reveal an atypical truth. The episodes often depict death or dismemberment of the characters in a variety of ways, ranging from a quick trip to heaven to brutal executions. However, the show is such that it can be easily be enjoyed by kids, teenagers and of course adults, who would be able to appreciate the darkly comic nature of the situations.
    Created by Rhode Montijo, Ken Navarro and Aubrey Ankrum, Happy Tree Friends TV show became an undisputed hit after it debuted on the internet in 2000. Today, the show can be seen across the world, from Russia to America, and from Philippines to Europe. The characters of Happy Tree Friends are basically anthropomorphic mammals, implying they are mammals that behave like human beings. However, these characters mostly speak gibberish and the episodes have hardly any dialogues. Most of the characters have pink, heart shaped noses. While in the earlier episodes, most of the characters were children, who also behaved like them, this concept was dropped after the series gained in popularity.
    The episodes of can be understood as a morality tale. Every episode of this brilliant show begins harmlessly enough, showing the characters engaged in everyday activities. However, the events escalate soon enough, often resulting in bloodshed and extreme violence. The thrilling sequence of events that follows causes the death of one or more characters, which sometimes goes unnoticed by the other characters in the TV show. But what follows death? It isnt the afterlife, heaven or hell, but reincarnation in the next episode that awaits the cuddly creatures.
    While the graphic content of the show has often resulted in the show getting mired into controversies, the brilliance of the dark absurdities that arise out of everyday situations, is undeniable. to catch up on those brilliant episodes of animated brilliance that you missed at the time of their original airing. The malware free content provided by the subscription based websites are enough to lift the dark clouds hovering over your gloomy days.

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    Brief Information About Tamil Actress, Bollywood Actress And Hollywood Actress

    The demand for quality entertainment has grown rapidly in recent years. The film industry has proliferated and morphed in response to this growing demand of the public. This proliferation of the film industry also brought about its classification. Hollywood began to get popular within the Western World while Bollywood and Kollywood began to gain popularity in the Eastern world, especially in India where these two film industries were based. Today, all three types of film industries are immensely popular within the public. There are several features which help to distinguish between these three film industries.

    The primary feature which helps to distinguish between these three filming industries, are the actors and actresses who act in these films. Any Hollywood actress or actor can be vaguely classified as a Western actor. They behave and act (both in the real world and when filming) in typical western style. Their dress code can also be classified as Western. Hollywood films are transferred in the English language. Therefore the native language of these actors is English. Arguably, these actors and actresses have gained the most popularity in the world. Even though Hollywood is centered in California (USA), this filming industry has spread all over the world, together with the American culture. Hollywood actors and actresses are known to earn large amounts of money.

    In comparison to Hollywood, Bollywood and Kollywood filming sectors are largely based in India. Bollywood is arguably more famous than Kollywood. Any Bollywood actress or actor can be easily distinguished from those in Kollywood and Hollywood because Bollywood actors mainly speak in the Hindi language (even though recent trends have shown a growing use of the English language). Bollywood actors and actresses can be vaguely classified as Indian (though there are actors from other countries such as Sri Lanka). Bollywood actresses commonly wear the traditional sari in India, but recent trends in cinema have also introduced Western clothing into Bollywood. Bollywood films are immensely popular in India and this popularity is also spreading to other countries around the world.

    The Kollywood filming industry has its own uniqueness. A Tamil actress or actor can be easily distinguished not only from the language, but also from the dress-code. Specially, Tamil actresses wear saris in an unique Tamil style and is usually adorned with a large amount of gold jewelry. Kollywood actors and actresses help to portray to the world the uniqueness of the Tamil culture. The Kollywood filming industry has grown in popularity over the years, in India and is now also spreading to the rest of the world.

    This article only gives an introduction to Hollywood, Kollywood and Bollywood. The internet is able to provide a vast amount of additional information about these three filming industries and their respective actors and actresses.

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    The Wyvern Mystery Great Horror Classic At Cheap Price

    THE WYVERN MYSTERY is masterpiece that comes from a well-known Irish author Sheridan Le Fanu who has written dozen of horror books which are quite thrilling and are selling well in the market. The Writer in this fascinating love story has managed to keep reader guessing by incorporating a rich combination of mystery and horror. This is why it is more popular than other cheap horror books available in the market. .

    The WYVERN MYSTERY is among the best cheap books with a thrilling romantic story. It tells you the story of a helpless girl who is brought up by a Squire who hastened the murder of her late father. Anyway, she grows up and gains the love of Squire and his squire’s elder son, Charles. When Squire turns a hindrance in this blossoming relationship between his son and this girl, they just run away from home and take shelter in Carwell Grange. Here, thing become suspicious for the girl, Alice when she comes to know about strange behavior of Charles and secret conversations between his brother, Harry and him. The situation becomes out of her control now and as result she one day stabs Charles. After this murder, she is separated from her husband and newly born baby.

    To know more about this entire story, go through this exciting thriller and experience real horror and mystery. If you are looking for cheap books, do consider the WYVERN MYSTERY that is readily available with many online bookstores in the world. Buying online is more beneficial to people as the buyers can compare prices of various retailers and find a book at best possible price. However, if you can buy other horror classics, children’s books and other readable materials at affordable rates from these websites. In fact, websites offer books with heavy discounts and lucrative offers, this is why the online book shopping has become highly popular in various parts of the world.

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    Peter Steinhauer Photography In Hanoi Vietnam

    Steinhauer, who was born in 1966 in Colorado, gave an evidence of his own artistic skills early, when in 1991 he got a degree at the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design in Denver and then in 1993, when he got the Associate Degree of Photography at the Colorado Institute of Art in Denver. The Institute of Art, furthermore, awarded him the Alumni of Eloquence prize in 1994, and this was only the first of many prizes. For his works Steinhauer has already received the Award of Excellence in Photography in 1996, the “Mamiya Photo Education Awards of Excellence” in 2000, the Alumni Hall of Fame Award, which was awarded to him by the Art Institute of Colorado, and the Ford Foundation Grant for Work in Vietnam, in 2004.

    The strong connection between the artist and Vietnam dates back to the 1993, when he moves to Hanoi to create his black and white photographs book about Vietnam. In 1997 he moves to another city in Vietnam, Saigon, then he lives also in Singapore, Washington and Hong King, where he is currently living, but he has always been very bound to Vietnam, and an evidence of this is given by his works, publications and exhibitions. Among his publications, for example, books like “Vietnam: Portraits and Landscapes and Enduring Spirit of Vietnam have been particularly successful, and the latter, which was published in 2006, has also been awarded a price as the best photography book of the year by Photo District News. Enduring Spirit of Vietnam is also the title of one of Steinhauers solo exhibitions, which was hosted by the Art Vietnam Gallery in 2006.

    Apart from solo exhibitions, Steinhauers works have played an important role also in some group exhibitions, which have taken place all around the world, like The Ten Courts of the Kings of Hell – Vietnam Past and Present (London, 2005), Vietnamese Lacquer Painters, A New Age, an exhibition that was hosted between 2000 and 2001 in various countries all over the world, A Winding River. The Journey of Contemporary Art in Vietnam, which was organised in the United States, Passage to Vietnam, in 1994, and Vietnam: a decade in Images, which included works realised by Steinhauer and by the Vietnamese artist Nguyen Hoai Linh. This exhibition was organised in 2005 to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of normalization of diplomatic relations between the United States and Vietnam. Those who appreciate the wonderful pictures realised by the American artist will find his works also in many museums, galleries and private collections all around the world, and in all of his works they will certainly appreciate his main stylistic features, which have made him famous both in the United Stares and in Asia: with his sensitivity and precision he has realised black and white photos depicting Vietnams life and landscapes, and he has succeeded in documenting their changes in time.

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    Four Types Of Cornet Instruments

    The use of cornet instruments is slowly fading in the musical scene due to new developed instruments such as trumpets. However, other musicians are still using the cornet for this instrument greatly earns their trust and respect. Cornets are still widely used by the British and European brass bands these days. There are many instruments that produce sounds similar to the Cornet and this is the reason why it is slowly fading. Presented below are four types of cornets and the distinct feature of each.

    Alto Cornets – Cornet instruments alto looks like and plays like a usual cornet. It has a slender tube and a flared ball. What makes alto cornet unique is its wider bore. It produces lower tone sound compared to the standard treble cornet. This specific type of instrument is commonly used in ensembles and grand musical events.

    Tenor Cornets – The tenor instrument is also referred to as the lizard. This one is really popular during the Baroque and the Renaissance Period for most musicians in the periods found it good. When described physically, the tenor or lizard has a range of two and a half octaves. It is tuned at C key and the lowest note it can produce is the A C. Professional users of the tenors usually push the instrument in order to achieve higher octaves.

    Bass Cornets – These cornet instruments produce sounds and tones similar to other wind instruments. However, the bass is continually replaced by the serpent and trombone. It plays an octave lower than the standard ones and can create low lying parts in the tenor clef C.

    Mute Cornets – If the alto contains a wider bore, the mute cornet instruments have a thin bore with a conic shaped mouthpiece located at the top. It has a number of holes in the body and has a tapered and straight design. It creates soft sounds and is used together with flutes, recorder and viols.