His Most Famous Painting (Bride of the Wind) – Oskar Kokoschka

‘Expressionist’ Austrian painter, poet, and playwright of Czech origin, Oskar Kokoschka was known for his highly dramatized portrayals. One of his most incredible and extraordinary creation is “The Tempest (Bride of the Wind), an oil on canvas painting, measuring 5’11” x 7’3″, created in 1914. Oskar Kokoschka made “The Tempest” using the muted color tones of pastel green and pink, with a prominent use of dark blue and grey, composing the background too. Kokoschka’s use of dull color scheme adds to the mystical aspect of the illustration. He painted “The Tempest” in the mourning of his failed intense and passionate love affair with his muse Alma Mahler (a Viennese socialite who was a widow of composer Gustav Mahler). The bizarre painting was a tribute to her.

“The Tempest (Bride of the Wind)” depicts Alma and Oskar himself lying naked until the waist, entwined on a shell like vessel, floating o

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5 Tips for If You Get Nervous When Doing Pro Magic Tricks

Pro Magic Tricks are very amazing to watch and perform for audiences. Every magician and performer can get nervous. This is a very uncomfortable thing. There are many solutions to it. This article will teach you the solutions.

Nervous means easily agitated or alarmed; tending to be anxious; highly strung.

“a sensitive, nervous person”

The opposite of nervous is relaxed:

defined as: To make or become less tense or anxious.

TIP #1 – Cover your Mistakes

“A good Magician is also judged by how well he can deal with mistakes”: – Robert Houdin, Dai Vernon, etc.

A good way to cover the mistake or problem of the spectator says the wrong card is to carry an invisible deck on you,

Also you can say I don’t have a 5 of hearts in here as you quickly Hofzinser/Marlo Prayer cull the card and do The Allan Ackerman sideways prayer cull to full bottom palm and then produce the card from your pocket or wal

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Publishing Poetry in Newspapers: Where to Submit

According to Dana Gioia, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, “Daily newspapers no longer review poetry. There is, in fact, little coverage of poetry or poets in the general press”. (Can Poetry Matter, Dana Gioia, 1991).

John Timpane, Philadelphia Inquirer Commentary page editor, adds: “Today, in my opinion, most newspaper people are afraid of poetry. They’re afraid readers won’t understand it, especially poetry they (these newspaper people) find “hard” or “experimental.” It amounts to a fear of the verbal. (Kelly Writers House, 1999).

One could argue Gioia and Timpane’s claims today, as print media seemingly loses ground, with technological advancements in communications, and as the art of poetry and its society becomes increasingly associated with academia, thereby making it less user-friendly to the general public.

However, there is, even today, life in the press. This article addresses t

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Sex and Scientific Philosophy – Why Women Live Longer Than Men

It is an acknowledged fact that women live longer than men. The reasons are manifold. An attempt is made here to describe briefly some of the factors identified in published studies and to suggest new directions for further research.

It is believed that those studies may lead to the discovery of new factors explaining the discrepancy in lifespan between women and men. One such is the area of foetal microchimerism, which is the persistence of certain numbers of foetal cells in the mother after pregnancy. Another may be found in further studies about the system involved in enhancing a mother’s immune system, during and after pregnancy.

Further studies may find that women who give birth live longer than those who do not. In addition, those women who live to be over 100 may have special genes that slow down the ageing process and reduce the probability of heart disease, stroke, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.

The X chromosome may be another influential f

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Why Facebook Boost Posts Are Terrible For Promoting Your Music

A lot of musicians are literally throwing their money down the drain.

I’m not talking about that awesome new guitar pedal you just bought… instead I’m talking about Facebook boost posts.

I know that Facebook boost posts are popular and a lot of musicians are using them but they’re actually not the best way for you to promote your music.

And your actually wasting your money and not getting everything that you pay for.

There’s 2 reasons why you want to use a Facebook ad to promote your music.

The first is obviously to get yourself in front of as many people as possible.

But the second reason is to start collecting data and statistics about how your ads are doing. You also want to start making your own custom lists inside of Facebook of people who are interacting with your ads and could be potential fans.

When you use a boost post you don’t get those options to create custom lists and see the in depth

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Learn Advanced Auto Spray Painting Techniques and Car Spray Paint Patterns

One thing is for sure if you are going to be a paint technician then how good you are at it will all depend on how well you learn to operate your spray guns. They are the tools of the trade and can mean the difference in your being an excellent paint technician or a poor one. Not only must one learn the various techniques involved with the spray guns there is also a must have knowledge to be gained in how to maintain the spray guns to keep them in their optimum working condition. You can have all the techniques mastered but if your gun is not operating properly then in won’t matter about your techniques.

You have to visualize what the spray gun is doing when in operation such as taking tiny droplets of paints then breaking these droplets down into thousands of small particles. What gives the spray gun its ability to do this is its nozzle set. This is the air cap, paint needle and the fluid tip. There are variables that determine the size of those thousands of droplets o

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What Is a Turkish Costume?

The Turkish costume is a two piece costume which exposes the abdominal area of a belly dancer. There are many interpretations, beliefs, and myths as to why this area of the body is exposed.

Use your imagination and visualize a tent located in a desert thousands of years ago. The dancers’ clothing is made from cotton and wool. As the dancers performed their bodies got hot and for relief part of their clothing was removed in order to cool off. They also did not wear bras in those years. And so the breasts and the abdominal areas were exposed through a thin layer of cotton fabric.

It seems reasonable to me that this practical solution to cooling down may have started the concept of a two piece garment. With the passage of years, fabric availability, fashion trends, and women’s interests this costume has made many changes.

Old photos of these costumes appear to be everyday clothing and do not compare to the glittery and glamorous costumes of today.


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Philosophy Of Plato

Plato is renowned as one of the world’s greatest philosophers. Born in 429 BC around the time of the death of Pericles, he lived for nearly eighty years up until the period that began with the birth of Alexander the Great. He belonged to an aristocratic Athenian family who were by the standards of those days relatively rich. A large number of Plato’s relatives played an active role in Athenian politics, but this was an activity that Plato himself shied away from.

During his youth he became fascinated by the teachings and thoughts of Socrates, so much so that he attended the academy that Socrates set up. Plato was only thirty years old when Socrates was killed in prison for committing crimes against the gods.

Though incredibly distressed by the death of Socrates, Plato set about writing down the conversations he had held with his teacher. Today, most of what we know about Socrates, the man and his thinking, comes from the texts created by Plato.


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Cloistered Poetry In the Abyss of Dreams ((The Old Tramp) (Poetic Prose))

He, the old tramp, had found a lost continent.

He dreamed a new world.

And he had stepped into it, -so long now had he drifted back and forth from it, he had forgotten who he had been.

But he mumbled often-to whom might have been listening-“Too many people around, too indifferent, self-absorbed.”

And so I write of this old man, brief as it is, a tramp I met, and I shall fill in the gaps of his life, which was more his dream world than, what we consider reality.

For the old tramp, his dream became reality for him.

The more he dreamed, the more it took on an enraged realism.

Outside of this dream world, the world to him was ugliness, and foul.

“Where truth was, was what people wanted it to be at any given time, and never revealed fully,” so he’d mumble.

“And pretense was worshiped, like Baal,” so he muttered.

Consequently, in this nebulous

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Why Business Cards Are Useful To Musicians

Why Musicians Should Use Business Cards

Business cards, we’ve all had them. Some of us swear by them, others say “neh” and do away with them. Whatever type you are, I’m sure someone’s handed you one at some point. And you probably thought, “what the hell am I supposed to do with this?” Or maybe you were like “sweet dude, I’m gonna call you right away.” Either way, it probably got you thinking. You may have thought, “wow this person really comes prepared.” I seriously doubt you thought, “heh, look this guy, what a dinosaur, still uses business cards.”

In this article, we’re going to take a look at a few things you can do with business cards to stand out amongst the sea of musicians out there, and why business cards for musicians still can be used today.


Okay, it’s kind of interesting that in 2018 we’re still ta

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