Million Dollars Less

This portrait shows one of the muses and lovers of the painter from Malaga, Marie-Therese Walter, represented as a sculptural bust. For other opinions and approaches, find out what Chris Shumway has to say. Picasso made a series of sculptures in plaster in which recreated to Walter, and shortly thereafter was devoted to transfer these creations to his paintings. Malaga had known Walter in 1927, when she was 17 years old, and they began a clandestine romance. The box of Pablo Picasso Nature morte aux tulipes, which represents one of the mistresses of the painter, was sold Thursday at a price of Hammer of 37 million dollars (29 million euros) at an auction held in New York by Sotheby s House fall season. This portrait shows one of the muses and lovers of the Malaga painter (1881-1973), Marie-Therese Walter, who became an important flow of inspiration for his genius and that, in this case, is depicted as a bust sculptural. This young woman, with her Greek profile, was the model for the most outstanding achievements of Picasso on several supports, and Nature morte aux tulipes is one example of this, since the artist first made a sculpture of Marie-Therese, who then he painted as a still life with a high sexual charge, explained the director of the Department of Sotheby s, Simon Shaw of impressionism.

Throughout 1931, Picasso began performing a series of sculptures in plaster in which recreated to Walter, and shortly thereafter was devoted to transfer these creations to his paintings, among them Nature morte aux tulipes, which formed part of a major retrospective of the artist organized in Paris and Zurich in 1932. Malaga had known Walter in 1927, when she was 17 years old, and they began a clandestine affair, since at that time Picasso was still married to Olga Khokhlova, and devoted himself to paint on a study that was purchased in 1930, in Boisgeloup, where hiding all evidence of their relationship. This painting He had come to auction in 2000, when it was sold for $ 28.6 million, and tonight, with a price of Hammer of 37 million dollars and 41.5 million coupled with the commissions and fees from the auction house, stayed away from expectations, since it was valued at up to $ 50 million. See more: A portrait of Picasso is auctioned in New York by 37 million dollars, less than expected.

Metropolitan Daniel

Covered hut torch, which inserted in a crevice or metal baking Svetets. In wealthy bred tallow candles with candlesticks, wooden or metal, which stood on the tables. Educate yourself even more with thoughts from Hershey School. Sometimes met silver "candlesticks", the same candlesticks, lamps, or with vegetable oil. Princes, nobles, merchants, went in long, ankle-length dresses with embroidery and precious stones, the poor – in a simple shirt with belt, short dress – made of homespun cloth, bleached canvas. In winter, the common people was of a bear fur coat ("netut trouble walking and even in Medvedin," according to Niphont, Bishop of Novgorod), his shoes – sandals from the bast. Rich – coats of expensive furs, sheaths opashni, odnoryadki for men, and those fur coats and opashni and Cortelyou, annuals, telogrei-women, all of it – from foreign satin, velvet, damask, cloth, decorated them sables, stones, pearls. By rich clothes and fed monks addiction.

In one last will and testament (1479) spoke of their "Life of the unrighteous," forbidden "or the German card is, or with down coats is." Metropolitan Daniel (first half of XVI century). Rebukes the young nobles, who cut their hair short, shaved or pluck mustache and beard, painted cheeks and lips, as women, and thus violate the customs of Russian antiquity. However – with clothes and shoes, too, in his view, luxury and also inconvenient (from the red boots, very tight, showing off those have to "endure great hardship.") Under the clothes they enclose a piece of wood so as to appear taller. A woman steps over whitewashed and painted face, "black eyes", her eyebrows plucked and paste others' vyspr (up) vozvodyasche "; head under ubrusom give (placing the appropriate hair) round shape. The common people ate mainly rye bread, the rich – from wheat.

Ate millet (millet), peas, oats (porridge made from them, jelly), vegetable – cabbage, turnips, carrots, cucumbers, radishes, beets, onions, garlic, etc. The meat was more to the rich man's table, the poor – the fish. Were used dairy products, vegetable and animal oil. Salt was expensive. Home produced beverages – kvass, beer, honey. How sweet, "for snacks," ate apples, pears, cherries, plums, currants, hazelnuts. The rich, nobles ate more varied and plentiful. Besides, what is called above, you can add the game, rare in the diet poor; it – cranes, geese, quail, swans. Among the dishes great princes of Moscow refers to the "swan", "goose" dishes. The same Metropolitan Daniel speaks of "the manifold meals," "sweet snyadyah" the rich people "Cunning" (skills) of their chefs. At feasts, in addition to its drinks, wine savored the rich "overseas".


Whatever you say, but the planet Earth, will still be a long time to get rid of 'disease' called alcohol. Roar and rush out of this problem is all tired, but laugh at our brothers 'vsraku crawling', that is, to raise themselves nastorenie is always possible! Here are a few anecdotes on this subject: There is much in the morning a drunk guy home and think: 'Now I come home, my wife will see that drunk again, yelling will. We must think of something … Aha! I get home, take book and will read quietly. She did not guess that I was drunk.

And the smell of garlic sobyu … 'It did. I came home, quietly entered the room, took the greatest book in leather, sat on the floor and read. Here comes my wife and asked: – What are you doing? – Do not you see that if a fool uneducated, read a book, you derevenschina uncouth! – Idiot! Put that suitcase and go to sleep! – What would happen if Russia suddenly disappear from all the vodka? – In nature, nothing disappears without a trace. If Russia suddenly disappear vodka, it means that somewhere it will appear. That's where it appears there will be Russia …

Pompous arrogant Texan collapses in an Irish pub and says, 'I hear you Irish, whale lay on the side of the collar. But here I argue and put on a bet 500 bucks that none of you would drink 10 cups of not coming off the Guinness. Everyone is silent and no one wants to communicate with the Texan. Only one of the visitors quietly slips in the door – and back in half an hour, with a wink Texan: 'Well, the argument still valid? " Texan confirmed, and the bartender pours, and builds on a rack 10 mugs of foaming dark Guinness. A guy dries them in one sitting. Beer on the ears, and a Texan in a daze staring at the Irishman and gives him five hundred pieces of paper: 'You do not have to answer, but where you roamed these half-hour? " Irish jams: 'Yes … Yes, I went to a nearby bar to practice, if it will have


Local engagement of many writers who specialize in the adventures of supermen, led to howl with delight, this is a true story. And it happened with our chief director of vodka, at that time still the main and another young director. But even then revealed his human utmost originality and creativity! In the summer evening, in which I am talking about, accompanied by vodka train former classmates and has per capita more than it could bear Even this body, like vodka, adding heroic, yet without the extra fat. In general, he was dead tired and wanted to be as soon as possible at home, and before that – quickly celebrate a natural need. Being in the shower intelligent man, the director did not go behind a bush, and moved to the coveted house. A related site: UPS mentions similar findings.

In the house two doors led. For a really settled down a toilet, for the other – the police station. At the door, "Especially for dull, "hung a plaque once an appropriate inscription, while some malicious prankster are not erased from her all the letters except" M ". So vodka is not a wrong door drunk, and a misunderstanding. True, his eyes are all were thoroughly flooded, and the desire to relieve so great that, on the verge of opening his jeans, he immediately sent a stream of deep space. And almost knocked her down was there at the sergeant. The sergeant, even though he was a simple village small, encountered such rudeness from the first time, and for a moment, it paralyzed him.

Empire State Building

For the most part, as you know, the public response to the epidemic was Warhol’s fear, even when dying, his friends and lovers. The only picture of Warhol, in which he addresses this issue – it’s ‘AIDS / Jeep / Bike’ that during the life of Warhol was not present (perhaps because it was incomplete or was the initial phase of the project group). The uniqueness of the picture is that it does not contain any treatment, nor those of any control mechanism gap between what is embodied, and that is abstracted. Instead, there is only absence. On a bicycle and a Jeep no one goes.

This is the most melancholy picture of Warhol at the depressed sense of the word, it displays the failed attempt to grief, inability to assign any form of publicity, which could arrange it. Warhol & TV. Warhol – one of the few filmmakers of the American underground scene, whose name is known to the general public. In his early films such as ‘Dream’ (1963) and ‘Empire’ (1964), the principle of repetition becomes almost hypnotic effect. The only way – a night view of the Empire State Building or a sleeping man – is projected on the screen during many hours with little or no change in the total absence of sound. Although in later films, created in the mid-1960s, there is a scene (often erotic), the author’s position as an impartial Observer will continue throughout the work. In 1969, Warhol created the first feature film, ‘flesh’, followed by ‘Garbage’ (1970). And in the films themselves, and in the process of creation present a significant element of parody commercial cinema.

In the period from 1966 to 1968 Warhol shot some movies with a group of ‘Velvet Underground’. In 1980, Warhol decided to organize their own TV. He drafted a new cable channel (Andy Warhol’s TV) and became its director. Andy Uorhel was, without doubt, a prominent artist of his generation. He was endlessly in love with contemporary culture in all its banality and outright consumerism. He was fascinated by the idea of art and business, noticing that “Success in business – the most interesting art form.” He turned over on its head and turned inside out, and it had worked. In his paintings can not be said that they were painted by human hand, not to mention the traditional receptions. His sculpture is reminiscent of the box, which brought a messenger boy. He rented movies, where there was virtually no movement … As far as artistic originality of work, it just was not thinking about it … As far as recognition, which is usually crowned by a high art, if successful, it also did not attach any importance to this and said that he would like to fifteen minutes everyone in the world has become famous.