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Alfred Sisley ( French: [al.fʁɛd sis.lɛ] ) (30 October 1839 – 29 January 1899) was an Impressionist landscape painter who was born and spent most of his life in France , but retained British citizenship. He was the most consistent of the Impressionists in his dedication to painting landscape en plein air (i.e., outdoors). He never deviated into figure painting and, unlike Renoir and Pissarro , never found that Impressionism did not fulfill his artistic needs.
Few of rock & roll's great misanthropes were as talented, as charming, or as committed to their cynicism as Warren Zevon . A singer and songwriter whose music often dealt with outlaws, mercenaries, sociopaths, and villains of all stripes, Zevon 's lyrics displayed a keen and ready wit despite their often uncomfortable narrative circumstances, and while he could write of love and gentler emotions, he did so with the firm conviction that such stories rarely end happily. Though he frequently worked with luminaries of the Los Angeles soft rock scene, Zevon was always the odd man out, someone who shared their exacting musical standards but not their smugly satisfied view of the world around them, and he remained a cheerful pessimist right up to the moment he met a fate that could have visited one of his own characters. Warren William Zevon was born in Chicago, Illinois on January 24, 1947, and the facts of his early life read like a picaresque novel.
The Bloomsbury Group — or Bloomsbury Set — was an enormously influential group of associated English writers, intellectuals, philosophers and artists, [ 1 ] the best known members of which included Virginia Woolf , John Maynard Keynes , E. M. Forster and Lytton Strachey . This loose collective of friends and relatives lived, worked or studied together near Bloomsbury , London , during the first half of the 20th century.
James Arlington Wright (December 13, 1927 – March 25, 1980) was an American poet . Wright first emerged on the literary scene in 1956 with The Green Wall , a collection of formalist verse that was awarded the prestigious Yale Younger Poets Prize . But by the early 1960s, Wright, increasingly influenced by the Spanish language surrealists, had dropped fixed meters. His transformation achieved its maximum expression with the publication of the seminal The Branch Will Not Break (1963), which positioned Wright as curious counterpoint to the Beats and New York Schools , which predominated on the American coasts. This transformation had not come by accident, as Wright had been working for years with his friend Robert Bly , collaborating on the translation of world poets in the influential magazine The Fifties (later The Sixties ).
Henri-Louis Bergson ( French: [bɛʁksɔn] 18 October 1859 – 4 January 1941) was a major French philosopher , influential especially in the first half of the 20th century. Bergson convinced many thinkers that immediate experience and intuition are more significant than rationalism and science for understanding reality . He was awarded the 1927 Nobel Prize in Literature "in recognition of his rich and vitalizing ideas and the brilliant skill with which they have been presented". [ 2 ] In 1930, France awarded him its highest honour, the Grand-Croix de la Legion d'honneur .
Filippo Tommaso Emilio Marinetti (22 December 1876 – 2 December 1944) was an Italian poet and editor, the founder of the Futurist movement. [ edit ] Childhood and adolescence Emilio Angelo Carlo Marinetti (some documents give his name as "Filippo Achille Emilio Marinetti") spent the first years of his life in Alexandria , Egypt , where his father (Enrico Marinetti) and his mother (Amalia Grolli) lived together more uxorio (as if married). His love for literature developed during the school years.
Andrey Nikolaevich Kolmogorov ( Russian : Андре́й Никола́евич Колмого́ров ) (25 April 1903 – 20 October 1987) [ 2 ] [ 3 ] was a Soviet mathematician , preeminent in the 20th century, who advanced various scientific fields, among them probability theory , topology , intuitionistic logic , turbulence , classical mechanics , algorithmic information theory and computational complexity . [ edit ] Biography [ edit ] Early life Andrey Kolmogorov was born in Tambov , about 500 kilometers south-southeast of Moscow , in 1903. His unmarried mother, Maria Y.
Percy Wyndham Lewis (18 November 1882 – 7 March 1957) was an English painter and author (he dropped the name 'Percy', which he disliked). He was a co-founder of the Vorticist movement in art, and edited the literary magazine of the Vorticists, BLAST . His novels include his pre-World War I-era novel Tarr (set in Paris), and The Human Age , a trilogy comprising The Childermass (1928), Monstre Gai and Malign Fiesta (both 1955), set in the afterworld. A fourth volume of The Human Age , The Trial of Man, was begun by Lewis but left in a fragmentary state at the time of his death. He also wrote two autobiographical volumes, Blasting and Bombardiering (1937) and Rude Assignment: A Narrative of my Career Up-to-Date (1950). [ edit ] Early life
James Stanley Brakhage ( pron.: / ˈ b r æ k ʌ dʒ / BRAK -əj ; January 14, 1933 – March 9, 2003), better known as Stan Brakhage , was an American non-narrative filmmaker . He is considered to be one of the most important figures in 20th-century experimental film . Over the course of five decades, Brakhage created a large and diverse body of work , exploring a variety of formats, approaches and techniques that included handheld camerawork , painting directly onto celluloid , fast cutting , in-camera editing , scratching on film, collage film and the use of multiple exposures . Interested in mythology and inspired by music, poetry, and visual phenomena, Brakhage sought to reveal the universal in the particular, exploring themes of birth, mortality, [ 3 ] sexuality, [ 4 ] and innocence. [ 4 ] Brakhage's films are often noted for their expressiveness [ 4 ] [ 5 ] and lyricism. [ 4 ] [ 6 ]
Robert Doisneau ( French: [ʁɔbɛʁ dwano] ; 14 April 1912 – 1 April 1994) [ 1 ] was a French photographer . In the 1930s he used a Leica on the streets of Paris. He and Henri Cartier-Bresson were pioneers of photojournalism . [ 2 ] He is renowned for his 1950 image Le baiser de l'hôtel de ville ( Kiss by the Town Hall ), a photograph of a couple kissing in the busy streets of Paris . Doisneau was appointed a Chevalier (Knight) of the Legion of Honour in 1984. [ 1 ] [ edit ] Photographic career
Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Pour les articles homonymes, voir Giraud . Robert Giraud est un poète , journaliste , écrivain et lexicologue français, né le 21 novembre 1921 à Nantiat (Haute-Vienne) et mort le 17 janvier 1997 à Nanterre . Biographie [ modifier ] Enfance [ modifier ]
Timothy Brock (born 1963) is an American composer and conductor , specializing in concert works of the early 20th century and in music for silent film . His original works include Nine Ball Suite (1986), Requiem for the Old St. Nicholas Church (1989), three symphonies, six string quartets, four concertos (piano, clarinet, viola, and violoncello), and the operas Billy (1995) and Mudhoney (1998), both in collaboration with librettist Bryan Willis. Brock wrote or restored original orchestral scores to nearly 20 silent films including G.W.
Henry Joseph Darger, Jr. ( / ˈ d ɑr dʒ ər / ; ca. April 12, 1892 – April 13, 1973) was a reclusive American writer and artist who worked as a custodian in Chicago, Illinois . [ 1 ] He has become famous for his posthumously-discovered 15,145-page, single-spaced fantasy manuscript called The Story of the Vivian Girls, in What is known as the Realms of the Unreal, of the Glandeco-Angelinian War Storm, Caused by the Child Slave Rebellion , along with several hundred drawings and watercolor paintings illustrating the story. [ 2 ] Darger's work has become one of the most celebrated examples of outsider art . [ edit ] Life
By Stephen Prokopoff Henry Darger was one of those people hardly anyone notices, who, seemingly, move through life as shadows. Born in 1892, possibly in Brazil or in Germany by his various accounts and perhaps bearing the surname, Dargarius, young Henry lived with his father- "a tailor and a kind and easygoing man" in Chicago until 1900. In that year the elder and crippled Darger had to be taken to live in a Catholic Mission and his son was placed in a Catholic boys' home. Darger Sr. died in 1905 and his son was institutionalized as feeble-minded, apparently on the basis of a doctor's diagnosis that "Little Henry's heart is not in the right place."
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