Tampa exhibit examines narrative role of visual art July 25, 2006Posted by grhomeboy in Museums.
The adventures of mythic heroes and heroines, naturalistically painted on ancient Greek vases, are among the earliest uses in the Western world of a literary tradition transposed into visual art at the Tampa exhibit examines narrative role of visual art
Sculpture, painting, photography and, most recently, some installation and conceptual art have their origins in this Greek insistence on mimesis (imitation) as the highest virtue of artistic creation.
The 56 works featured in “What Does This Mean? The Narrative Tradition” at the Tampa Museum of Art is an opportunity to engage this issue of the relationship between art and literature.
The thematic premise of the narrative tradition in art is presented with outstanding examples, including a Greek black-figure lekythos (an oil flask) of circa 540 B.C.; a wonderful Alexander Calder watercolor-and-ink piece, “Untitled (Circus Performers)” of the 1930s; and a Kenny Scharf two-color, psychedelic line etching and aquatint print on paper titled “Galaxiverse” (1998).
Interested? > What Does This Mean? The Narrative Tradition
On display through Oct. 1 at the Tampa Museum of Art, 600 N. Ashley Drive. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday; third Thursday of the month, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, $3 for students and free for children under 6. (Free admission for all from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday and 5 to 8 p.m. every third Thursday of the month.) Call (813) 274-8130 or access www.tampamuseum.com.
5 beauties who have it all but Mr. Right July 25, 2006Posted by grhomeboy in Entertainment.
They’re deliriously rich, totally hot and super available. So why can’t they hold onto a decent man? Who are they?
In this article 5 beauties who have it all but Mr. Right Heather Locklear, Teri Hatcher, Carmen Electra, Halle Berry and, now, supermodel Christie Brinkley have bet on everlasting love and lost. Their romance scorecard plays out like something between a Greek tragedy and a cheesy Venezuelan soap opera: five women, 12 weddings, and not a single success story. If the most beautiful women in the world can’t hold onto a man, who can?
We predict someone will come forward. If it’s you, here’s an unbiased look at the romance resumes of five leading ladies.
Do fairies exist? July 25, 2006Posted by grhomeboy in Lifestyle.
Fairies – supernatural beings with magical powers – have existed in literature from Greek and Roman mythology to medieval legends to modern American bedtime stories. Although fairies look human, they are typically able to fly, cast spells (as with Tinkerbell’s pixie dust) and they can sometimes foretell the future.
So, ‘Do fairies exist?’ The fairies we are most familiar with are young, dainty, good-natured and female with a pair of gossamer wings. This has not always been the case. Before the 1800s most fairies were tall and a bit frightening, with a tendency toward evil.
In European Folklore, house elves, also called brownies, help with chores. The Arabic genie possesses supernatural powers and can change size or shape. Greek nymphs are young, lovely, loving and musical. The English pixie relishes fooling travelers into getting lost.
What digital giants can learn from Greek mythology July 25, 2006Posted by grhomeboy in Internet.
Microsoft’s choice of Argo as the development name for its eagerly awaited digital media player has got us thinking about how other mighty digital brands might (or might not) want to draw on Greek mythology for inspiration.
The Argo was Jason’s warship when he went in search of the Golden Fleece with his fellow Argonauts.
In this article What digital giants can learn from Greek mythology you will learn all about Hermes - God of riches, trade and good fortune. Ebay? Or maybe Amazon? The Medusa - Sorry News Corp, but MySpace springs to mind again. Critics say this is a website so ugly that millions of users have turned to stone before they have had time to customise their pages.
And many more!