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Memento mori

Memento mori
Earthly Vanity and Divine Salvation by Hans Memling. This triptych contrasts earthly beauty and luxury with the prospect of death and hell. The outer panels of Rogier van der Weyden's Braque Triptych shows the skull of the patron displayed in the inner panels. Memento mori (Latin: "remember (that you have) to die"[2]) is the medieval Latin theory and practice of reflection on mortality, especially as a means of considering the vanity of earthly life and the transient nature of all earthly goods and pursuits. In art, memento mori are artistic or symbolic reminders of mortality.[2] In the European Christian art context, "the expression... developed with the growth of Christianity, which emphasized Heaven, Hell, and salvation of the soul in the afterlife Historic usage[edit] Classical[edit] Plato's Phaedo, where the death of Socrates is recounted, introduces the idea that the proper practice of philosophy is "about nothing else but dying and being dead Europe — Medieval through Victorian[edit] Related:  Wikipedia A

Peter Pan Origin[edit] Cover of 1915 edition of J. M. Barrie's novel, first published in 1911, illustrated by F. D. Bedford. Peter Pan first appeared in a section of The Little White Bird, a 1902 novel written by J.M Barrie for adults. The character's best-known adventure first appeared on 27 December 1904, in the form of a stage play entitled Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up. Following the success of the 1904 play, Barrie's publishers, Hodder and Stoughton, extracted chapters 13–18 of The Little White Bird and republished them in 1906 under the title Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, with the addition of illustrations by Arthur Rackham.[1] Physical appearance[edit] In Peter Pan in Scarlet (released internationally in 2006), Geraldine McCaughrean adds to the description of his appearance, mentioning his blue eyes, and saying his hair is light (or at least any colour lighter than black). Age[edit] The notion of a boy who would never grow up was based on J.M. Personality[edit] Abilities[edit]

Artist Feature - Hans Memling Gotta love him. German then Flemish painter of the 15th century, he painted mostly religious and biblical scenes, like many of his peers. He was perhaps a tad bit more creepy though. From HansMemling.org: "Hans Memling (Memlinc) (c. 1430 - 11 August 1494) was an Early Netherlandish painter, born in Seligenstadt/Germany, who was the last major fifteenth century artist in the Low Countries, the successor to Jan van Eyck and Rogier van der Weyden, whose tradition he continued with little innovation.[citation needed] Born in Seligenstadt, near Frankfurt in the Middle Rhein region, it is believed that Memling served his apprenticeship at Mainz or Cologne, and later worked in the Netherlands under Rogier van der Weyden (c. 1455-1460). Triptych of the Last Judgment A common subject for painters of this era, which allowed many delightfully creepy Triptych of the Last Judgment - Detail (Right Panel) Triptych of the Earthly Vanity and Divine Salvation (Front) c. 1485 c. 1485 Man of Sorrows c. 1480-1490

Mottainai Mottainai (もったいない?, [mottainai]) is a Japanese term conveying a sense of regret concerning waste.[1] The expression "Mottainai!" can be uttered alone as an exclamation when something useful, such as food or time, is wasted, meaning roughly "what a waste!" or "Don't waste."[2] In addition to its primary sense of "wasteful", the word is also used to mean "impious; irreverent" or "more than one deserves".[3] Mottainai is an old Buddhist word, which has ties "with the Shinto idea that objects have souls Usage and translation[edit] Mottainai in Japanese refers to more than just physical waste (resources). As an exclamation ("mottainai!") History[edit] Origins[edit] In ancient Japanese, mottainai had various meanings, including a sense of gratitude mixed with shame for receiving greater favor from a superior than is properly merited by one's station in life.[1] One of the earliest appearances of the word mottainai is in the book Genpei Jōsuiki (A Record of the Genpei War, ca. 1247).[8]

Latin mottos - Generator of custom Latin phrases! Short Latin sayings have been traditionally used in heraldry as slogans and mottos (life mottos, family mottos, state mottos, senior class mottos etc.). Hence Semper fidelis, the Marine Corps motto, Carpe diem, a life motto for Casanova types and Memento mori, a stern reminder to all. If you desire to make your own Latin motto, but don't want to go back to school and take a Latin course, don't feel like learning Latin independently, and have no intention to employ professional translation services -- this set of scripts is designed to offer some help. Share 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Although this Latin motto generator is primarily intended for educational purpuses, you are welcome to become inspired by some cool life mottos you create here. You will quickly recognize the patterns used in this generator - they are the same as in many popular mottos. Additional patterns will gradually become available, as I come up with ideas for additional patterns. // Looking for a "Lorem ipsum" generator?

Kitchener's Army The New Army, often referred to as Kitchener's Army or, disparagingly, Kitchener's Mob,[a] was an (initially) all-volunteer army formed in the United Kingdom following the outbreak of hostilities in the First World War. It was created on the recommendation of Horatio Kitchener, then Secretary of State for War. Origins[edit] 1914 poster describing terms of enlistment Contrary to the popular belief that the war would be over by Christmas 1914, Kitchener predicted a long and brutal war. Those recruited into the New Army were used to form complete Battalions under existing British Army Regiments. Recruitment[edit] All five of the full army groups (meaning a group of divisions similar in size to an army, not a group of armies) were made up of volunteer recruits, which included the famous Pals' Battalions. By the beginning of 1916, the queues were not so long anymore. Training[edit] The Regiments also suffered from a lack of officers to train them. Later developments[edit] Structure[edit] [edit]

art – Excommunicate.Net A museum with specimens of dragons and demons The most peculiar and amazing artistic specimens of the surreal captured in miniature form by artist Emoto Hajime. Glancing at these pages one will find the surreal and fantastic renderings of dragons, demons, and the just plain odd. Stanislav Szukalski March 31, 2007 – 11:02 am I wish I could say this man needed no introduction but his work has gone virtually unnoticed for several decades. Luke Rudolph Interview Luke is by far the youngest person we have ever interviewed. JackDirt: Why donât you start by telling us a little bit about your family, and area you are growing up in? LukeRudolph: I was born in Madison Wisconsin, and after a few years my family moved to Wausau. Kris Kuksi Interview We here at Excommunicate.Net are proud to present an extremely talented artist.

Wabi-sabi A Japanese tea house which reflects the wabi-sabi aesthetic in Kenroku-en (兼六園) Garden Wabi-sabi (侘寂?) represents a comprehensive Japanese world view or aesthetic centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is "imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete".[1] It is a concept derived from the Buddhist teaching of the three marks of existence (三法印, sanbōin?), specifically impermanence (無常, mujō?) Description[edit] "Wabi-sabi is the most conspicuous and characteristic feature of traditional Japanese beauty and it occupies roughly the same position in the Japanese pantheon of aesthetic values as do the Greek ideals of beauty and perfection in the West".[1] "If an object or expression can bring about, within us, a sense of serene melancholy and a spiritual longing, then that object could be said to be wabi-sabi The words wabi and sabi do not translate easily. Modern tea vessel made in the wabi-sabi style Western use[edit]

Cult of the Supreme Being The Cult of the Supreme Being (French: Culte de l'Être suprême)a was a form of deism established in France by Maximilien Robespierre during the French Revolution.[1] It was intended to become the state religion of the new French Republic.[2] Origins[edit] The French Revolution had given birth to many radical changes in France, but one of the most fundamental for the hitherto Catholic nation was the official rejection of religion. This rejection of all godhead appalled the rectitudinous Robespierre. Inscription on the typanum of the Cathedral of Clermont-Ferrand, saying: "The French people recognize the Supreme Being and the immortality of the soul". Religious tenets[edit] Robespierre believed that reason is only a means to an end, and the singular end is virtue. Revolutionary impact[edit] Festival of the Supreme Being[edit] Legacy[edit] See also[edit] Notes[edit] References[edit] Bibliography[edit] Further reading[edit] External links[edit] The Supreme Being, by Maximilien Robespierre.

Disney Princesses As Tattooed Pinup Girls One would think that the “Disney Princesses Reimagined” collections have reached the end of their run, but artists like Tim Shumate continue to prove that there is still more to be done with the iconic characters in his Disney Princesses as Tattooed Pinup Girls. In his latest series, the talented artist digitally painted a handful of our favorite princesses from the world of Disney as tattooed pinup girls. They also happen to be done in a tattoo like format for those of you that want a little piece of Disney history permanently stamped on your body. The series includes the likes of Belle, Cinderella, Pocahontas, Tiana, Tinker Bell, and a few others.

Agoge The agōgē (Greek: ἀγωγή in Attic Greek, or ἀγωγά, agōgá in Doric Greek) was the rigorous education and training regimen mandated for all male Spartan citizens, except for the firstborn son in the ruling houses, Eurypontid and Agiad. The training involved learning stealth, cultivating loyalty to the Spartan group, military training (e.g. pain tolerance), hunting, dancing, singing and social (communicating) preparation.[1] The word "agoge" meant in ancient Greek, rearing, but in this context generally meant leading, guidance or training.[2] The agoge was prestigious throughout the Greek world, and many aristocratic families from other cities vied to send their sons to Sparta to participate in the agoge for varying periods of time. The Spartans were very selective in which young men they would permit to enroll. Structure[edit] When a boy was born, it was washed with wine in the belief that this would make it strong. The boys lived in groups (agélai, "herds") under an older man. References

John Monash Early life[edit] First World War[edit] Gallipoli[edit] Monash during the First World War Western Front[edit] Lieutenant General Sir John Monash later described the recapture of the town of Villers-Bretonneux on 25 April 1918 after the Germans had overrun the 8th British Division under General William Heneker as the turning-point of the war. Commander of the Australian Corps[edit] Monash, despite not being a professionally trained officer, was a noted advocate of the co-ordinated use of infantry, aircraft, artillery and tanks. By the end of the war Monash had acquired an outstanding reputation for intellect, personal magnetism, management and ingenuity. Impact[edit] Monash's impact on Australian military thinking was significant in three areas. After the war[edit] Soon after the conclusion of hostilities Monash was appointed Director-General of Repatriation and Demobilisation, heading a newly created department to carry out the repatriation of the Australian troops from Britain and Europe.

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