Showing posts with label art posters. Show all posts
Showing posts with label art posters. Show all posts

05 November 2016

Classic Literature: Francois-Marie Arouet (1694 - 1778) aka Voltaire

Francois-Marie Arouet (1694 - 1778), who later took the name of Voltaire, was once hailed as “the wittiest writer in an age of great wits”, and Candide (or Optimism) was considered “his wittiest novel”. The topic he chose to exercise his wit upon in this novel was the problem of human suffering.


Candide (or Optimism) was written in 1758. At that time, Voltaire was 64 years old. Most consider this his most important work — representative of The Enlightenment (1650-1800). The personal suffering he had endured in his own lifetime, and his study of history convinced him that there is no such thing as Divine Providence directing all human affairs.

Brief Bio of Voltaire and Intro to Candide - HUBPages.com

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Interesting Link:
Long-lost letters reveal the young Voltaire | The Cotton Boll Conspiracy :  More than a dozen letters penned by French Enlightenment figure Voltaire nearly 300 years ago have been uncovered recently and are now being studied by a British professor …



24 July 2015

Inspiring Biographies

Like to read autobiographies or biographies? Reading about the lives of other people has always been a source of inspiration for me and no doubt it is the same way for other people too. In fact, if a person is suffering from depression one of the suggested activities to uplift their spirit and pull them out of the dark black hole is reading life stories. Not trying to sound corny but we are all ordinary people and it is encouraging to know that the majority of us endure the same trials and tribulations and most of us overcome or rise above our difficulties and get on with our lives.

But clearly you do not have to be depressed to draw motivation from reading about the achievements of someone else. For one of my friends it was the life of Malcolm X. The first biography which influenced my life was about Sammy Davis Jr. It was titled Yes I Can. (I could just kick myself for not keeping the book as it is now considered a collectible. He also published a sequel called Why Me?) The first autobiography written by Mr. Davis is also the book that peaked my curiosity and got me interested in reading more and more biographies about anybody – celebrities, men and women in history, people in political circles, etc. Turned this fascination into a hobby and created a Pinterest board called BIO-Snapshots, a collection of trivia, information and articles about people. Some of my most recent pins link to mini-bios of: Nora Baker, Robert Smalls, and Huma Abedin.


Do you get inspired by reading
biographical accounts or personal memoirs?

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Featured Image Credit

The Pack – Art Print Poster

David Cowles

Available at AllPosters.com
and Amazon.com
  • David Cowles is a full-time freelance illustrator whose work has appeared in such publications as: Rolling Stone, Newsweek, Fortune, The Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, and The New York Times. One does not have to convince others that this guy has tremendous talent. If you see an art piece like “The Pack”, you know want to go see some of his other stuff!

David Cowles – Art Posters and Prints

http://astore.amazon.com/cns05-mvdc-20/detail/B005F3PA02

 

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13 July 2015

Artists I Fancy: Bernard Stanley Hoyes

Bernard Hoyes hails from Kingston, Jamaica.
This quote extracted from his interview is RE-quote worthy:

“It's kinda hard to deny what you know.”




Velvet Spirit


Velvet Spirit – Bernard Stanley Hoyes


If you fancy the artwork of Bernard Stanley Hoyes, you might also like these artists.



Monica Stewart

Dance of the Summer Solstice
Dance of the Summer Solstice

Laverne Ross - Tribute

Tribute






Artists I Fancy: Alfred Gockel

Alfred Alexander Gockel may have many moods, but I like his "shades".

I Alfred Gockel Shades of Love.

Shades of Love: Lavender
Shades of Love: Lavender



Shades of Love: Cherry


Shades of Love: Chocolate
Shades of Love: Chocolate




31 December 2014

My Favorite Power Quote 12 (Last One for 2014)

In 2014 started collecting “My Favorite Power Quotes”. Wanted to end the year with a dozen quotes. The last power quote for my year ending 2014 is a word that's full of power!! No matter what language you say it in, it still means the same. It can move mountains.  Hope it inspires you! :)



Love in 44 Languages
Love in 44 Languages
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Apologies for the strike through.  My Tumblr account was terminated during the year and the quotes got deleted.





Collected these quotes on my own, but if you're looking for a compilation as ready reference:

Power Quotes From Visible Ink Press



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