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Monday, February 04, 2008

Photography 101

Although I am not a professional photographer; I do enjoy taking pictures, would like to share my little photography knowledge. Photography is a great hobby for a person of any age, background or ability. With Today's technology, all you need to get started is a basic digital camera. Although I would recommend a minimum of 6 mega pixels.

After purchasing your camera it is important to thoroughly read the enclosed manual as many times you needed and understand the basic controls and the camera's capabilities, very important to learn your cam's controls. Now, you are to start taking pictures.

First step as a photographer should be to check camera settings. Next, decide on your subject matter. start visualizing your composition. Figure out how to bring all the components together to take a good picture.

Photographers specialize in several different areas; such as landscapes, marinescapes, wildlife and portrait work. The lighting and camera controls will be slightly different for each of these. First I would recommend playing with composition. There are several rules in taking a good picture.

Basic camera controls

A brief overview of all the major digital camera controls,
recommendations about which settings to use in various shooting scenarios. May want to have your camera manual handy so that you can confirm whether your camera offers a particular option, and if so, how you activate that feature.

Image Resolution

The resolution control determines the number of pixels that your camera uses to produce a picture. Some digicams offer tree or more options.
The term megapixel means one million pixels. if you multiply 2288×1712 pixels, you get roughly 3.9 million pixels, or 3.9 megapixels which can round up to 4 megapixels.

Compression is a bit of software manipulation done to reduce the file size of a digital image.
Compression enables you to fit more pictures into your available camera memory. Be aware, however, that the more compression you apply, the more you sacrifice image quality.
As is the case with a low-resolution image, a highly compressed image may appear only slightly degraded if printed at a small size and on uncoated paper stock.

Creative Impact
With film imagine, you know that the larger the film negative, the more you can enlarge the photo without losing sharpness and detail.
You can make a similar connection between pixel count and print size. The more pixels you capture, the larger you can print your photo without a noticeable loss of quality.

Manual exposure controls.
When you take a picture, three camera components affect exposure:

The aperture is an iris in the lens that can be adjusted in size to control how muh light enters through the lens. Aperture size is represented by f-numbers and written with the letter f followed by a slash and the f-number–for example, f/2.8 The higher the f-number, the smaller the aperture size. The aperture settings themselves are referred to as f-stops.

Shutter speed,:
The shutter is like a window shade behind the camera lens. When you take a picture, the shutter opens briefly to allow light to enter through the lens and strike the camera’s image sensor. Shutter speed refers to how long the shutter remains open. The slower the shutter speed, the more light the sensor soaks up.

ISO rating:
ISO ratings are used to indicate the light sensitivity of the image sensor. The higher the ISO number, the greater the light sensitivity, and the less light is required to expose the image.


Saturday, December 29, 2007

The Winter Sky: Planets, Stars and Cool Shapes

The Cold sky

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

New York's Architecture Series:

International Plaza

International Plaza:
A World Class Office Tower
Premier Location, Located steps from Park Avenue in Manhattan's Plaza District.

International Plaza is an outstanding world-class office and retail tower designed by world renowned architect Helmut Jahn. Situated across the street from Bloomingdales and Bloomberg's new world headquarters, International Plaza is steps away from a vast number of world class points of interest, hotels, restaurants, and elegant shops.

The main lobby, entered on East 59th Street, is a powerful composition of glass, marble and granite. Staffed by round-the-clock security personnel, it is a striking 30' high area, topped by a backlit atrium. 8 elevators serve the 31 floors.

Offering unparalleled security, state-of-the-art mechanical systems, and all of the first-class amenities imaginable, International Plaza is a rare business environment in a class by itself.


Sunday, October 21, 2007

New York Architecture' Series:

Astor Place Tower

Pictures and a brieg history of some of buildings in New York City. There are many interesting buildings in the city. These are some of the ones i really like. I would like to continue with
The Astor Place Tower

This residential condominium tower is one of the most distinctive in the city.
Built in 2006
39 Apartments
21 Floors

Located in the heart of one of downtown's most eclectic and culturally enriched neighborhoods, amid landmarks that include The Public Theater and The Cooper Union, Astor Place at 445 Lafayette Street is an unprecedented Sculpture for Living designed by two of America's most renowned modern architects, Charles Gwathmey and Robert Siegel.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Urban life in 1st century Roman cities

Two thousand years ago, at the dawn of the first century, the world was ruled from Rome.
From England to Africa and from Syria to Spain, one in every four people on earth lived and died under Roman law.

Roman cities Roman city is basically composed by a number of identical components, were planned with two major streets running East –West and North-South intersecting at the forum, which was the center of commerce in the city
The forum was made with two Insular put together. There are a few temples in the Forum. They are the temples of Jupiter, Juno and Minerva. The other side of the forum was a place to meet for people.
Urban design of Roman cities The Romans achieved originality in building very late in their existence; for the whole of the republican period, Roman architecture was a nearly exact copy of that of Greece, aside from the Etruscan contribution of the arch, and its later three-dimensional counterpart, the dome Many European cities still bear reminders of the power of ancient Rome, and throughout the western world the influence of Roman power is still manifest. Architecture was crucial to the success of Rome.


Saturday, September 08, 2007

New York's Architecture Series:

Flatiron Building

Pictures and a brief history of some of buildings in New York City. There are many interesting buildings in the city. These are some of the ones i really like. I would like to start with The Fuller Building known as Flatiron Building
Will try to post good pics.

Flatiron Building

The Fuller Building or as it is better known, the Flatiron Building, is in the borough of Manhattan, and was one of the tallest buildings in New York City upon its completion in 1902. The building, at 175 Fifth Avenue, sits on a triangular island block at 23rd Street, Fifth Avenue, and Broadway, facing Madison Square.

Sunday, July 08, 2007

New "Wonders Of The World"

Interesting enough, we have New Wonders of the world...The Great Wall of China, Petra in Jordan and Brazil's statue of Christ the Redeemer are among the modern-day seven wonders of the world chosen in a poll of 100 million online voters, organizers said on Saturday.

Enjoy the Photo gallary

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Access 2.0 Accesible Digital Life

I found a blog may be helpfull to you. Check it out?
Is your digital life limited by bad web access? Gizmos, gadgets, toys and bad interne experience tinclusivity Paul Crichton has a blog you need to see it for yourself.
Gizmos, Gadgets and toys

On the same note, i have found other sites can be useful to you, worth while to visit them:

Box of Chocalates

Neutron Stars Spew Like Black Holes

Wow, very interesting finding! Read more about Neutron Stars
Image: NASA/CXC/U. of Wisc/S. Heinz et al.

Friday, June 08, 2007

Physics promises wireless power

Here is something, really caught my attention.
The tangle of cables and plugs I've in my work station, it is way to messy, I really fix up every week. Somehow it must be done every week. All my machinery wouldn't work with out all these cables and plugs needed to recharge today's electronic gadgets that i have in my station. Could soon be a thing of the past. It would very awesome!
Read more

Friday, May 11, 2007

Maximizing Survival Time Inside the Event Horizon of a Black Hole

image credit to NASA
Think about it


Friday, February 02, 2007

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Chinese space technology is threatening United States space superiority.
Here it is another interesting article about space
Who will win?


Thursday, January 25, 2007

What We Don't Know

Very interesting what it is that we don't know?
What We Don't Know

Monday, January 08, 2007

Astronomers Create 3D Map of Dark Matter

As you know one of my favorite subjects is the universe. This new advance exploration of the universe had accomplished the mapping of the black matter. It is very intriguing
Astronomers have mapped the positions of vast, invisible isles of dark matter in the sky, within which normal "bright" matter galaxies are embedded like glittering gems. The three-dimensional map[image] spans not only space, but also time, and stretches back to when the universe was only about half its present age.
Learn more


Saturday, July 15, 2006

Will space save the race?

A follow up story of professor Hawking, Professor Hawking sparks debate on humans' future on Earth.


Professor Hawking


Sunday, June 25, 2006

Pluto's Newest Moons Named Hydra and Nix

-- Pluto's Newest Moons
Hydra and Nix

Hydra and Nix

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Human Colonization of Other Planets...

Professor Hawking " The survival of the human race depends on its ability to find new homes elsewhere in the universe". Wow, what a statement, very interesting for Stephen Hawking to say we need to find housing on other planets such Mars, not to memtioned next door The Moon.

Stephen Hawking


Friday, June 09, 2006

No Tolls on The Internet

I don't know exactly this ranks on the ultimate scale of importance, but to me, it ranks VERY high. Read it now. Contact your senator.

No Tolls on The Internet

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Hitching a Ride Out of a Gluttonous Black Hole

Are you facinate about black hole. Here is a very Interesting Article

Watch a video onadvances technology
Spinning Black Hole. Illustration: NASA/CXC/M.Weiss

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Black Hole Puts Dent In Space-time

As you know, friends of the blog. I'm interested on Black holes and its discoveries. Her we have the latest news about this amazing phenomenal

by hobar_blakhole
A spinning black hole in the constellation Scorpius has created a stable dent in the fabric of spacetime, scientists say.


dg_blakhole -- Black Hole Puts Dent In Space-time

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

History of oil painting

The history of oil paint.
I think first of all, we, need to learn about oil paint to be able to understand the process of oil painting
The oldest Mediterranean civilization, Greek, Roman or Egyptian have extensively used painting techniques based on mixtures of encaustic (probably rich in bee wax), mineral pigments (iron, copper, manganese oxides) and tempera. Vegetal oils, such as flax, walnut or poppyseed oil were known to ancient Egyptians, Greeks or Romans, but no precise indication of their use in painting may be found. Learn and read more about oils



Oil paints are one of the great classic media. Although the technique of oil painting, as it is used today (with some modifications), was brought to life in Europe in the 15th century by Jan van Eyck, the art of mixing oils and pigment was around during the Greek civilization. Da Vinci, Titian and then Ruben continued to hone the recipe, each bringing improvements to the technique and formula, with each generation of painters adding to its richness. Learn more about art

A Brief History of Oil Painting

Paintings are the products of a certain time and certain place, and art history naturally attempts to place these works in their larger setting. Anyone studying western art, for example, will learn to recognize the styles of the Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Modern periods, and to understand the complex interplay of thought, patronage, society and economic issues that the paintings represent. It is to such an understanding that art critics refer when they insist that art today must engage with contemporary issues.source

Learn more about Oil painting Techniques

The History, Definitions, and Techniques
of Oil Painting
Interested on oil painting want to lear more about oil painting hrere are some useful links...

Wanna learn more?
Free art lessons

Monday, November 21, 2005

Modern Art in New York

Living in New York City, I have the opportunity to visit a few Art Museums. I like modern Art.
Modern Art Modern art is a general term, used for most of the artistic production from the late 19th century until approximately the 1970s. (Recent art production is more often called Contemporary art or Postmodern art). Modern art refers to the then new approach to art where it was no longer important to represent a subject realistically — the invention of photography had made this function of art obsolete. Instead, artists started experimenting with new ways of seeing, with fresh ideas about the nature, materials and functions of art, often moving further towards abstraction.
The notion of modern art is closely related to Modernism...

If you ever visit New York City. Here are few of the museums, you should try to visit:


Friday, November 04, 2005

Photography appreciation. ( China's country side)

I do appreciate the arts as well photography, I'm very fun of good picture taken. A good friend of mine have shared these beautiful pictures from her native China. Her country has gorgeous country side. Hope you can appreciate these scenery great shots. You will see how beautiful China's country side is. Thanks to my friend you have the opportunity to see pictures you will rarely see posted on the internet (American's websites). Jiuzhaigou's Delightful scenery, China's fairyland... Enjoy!!!





-----------------------------Jiuzhaigou of Dreams--------------

Jiuzhaigou is a deep valley of stunning natural beauty located in north Sichuan that covers about 620 square kilometers and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1992. The name Jiuzhaigou refers to the 9 Tibetan villages that are situated here. The valley has a wide variety of inspiring scenery that includes lakes, waterfalls, snowy mountains and lush green forests. The lakes, of which there are more than 100, vary in size and shape and sparkle with color in the brilliant sunlight.

Five Colors Pond





Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Arts for Transit, MTA New York City!

I have been living in New York City for the last eight years. I haven't really appreciated much the Art there is available on the tunnel of the NYC Subway system. Where noisy trains go fast, where people seen to crowded, every time I go to take the train. I guess the reason I haven't appreciated the Art is 'cause I've paid to much attention to the negative things, I don't like about the subway system in New York City. There are beautiful Art on many trains stations. Just to mention a couple The one on 42th and 86th streets. I like these two, they are petty good. You will find display of the Arts all over the tunnels that make the Subway here in NYC. There are awesome displays, you will enjoy...

42th St Art

86th St art


Arts for Transit .presents changing exhibits of photographs in the MTA Network in New York City. eThe photographs are exhibited in four exhibition centers throughout the year.
Grand Central Station.


Artist — Ellen Jaffe

MTA Arts for Transit presents Trainscape, by Ellen Jaffe, an exhibit of photographs taken from the windows of a train.
Source MTA

Sunday, July 31, 2005

What love is?

After chatting with my beautiful friend about these subjects I realized it would be nice to review the meaning of these intriguing subjects. She is very interested on these subjects. Sure why not? I'm posting these entries because of her. Thank you beautiful!

What love is?Definition of love: The word Love is from Old English lufu, connected with Sanskrit lubh, 'to desire' and Latin lubere, 'to please'.


Dictionary's definition of love:
Love is a strong liking for someone. It's a strong passionate affection for another person.



Biblical definition of love: 1 Corithians
Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful; it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right. Love bears all things; believes all things; hopes all things; endures all things.



Love has many meanings in English, from something that gives a little pleasure ("I loved that food") to something one would die for (patriotism, pairbonding). It can describe an intense feeling of affection, an emotion or an emotional
state. In ordinary use, it usually refers to interpersonal love. Probably due to its large psychological relevance, love is one of the most common themes in art. The majority of modern movies have a love story and most pop music is about love.



Monday, July 11, 2005

What nature is?

Dedicated to an Austrian princess! Should we talk philosophy? Sure, why not? I have few subjects, I will like to discuss by approaching them from a philosophical perspective...

What Nature is?
Also called the material world, the material universe, the natural world, and the natural universe... is all matter and energy Energy, especially in its essential form. Nature is the subject of scientific study. In scale, "nature" includes everything from the universal to the subatomic. This includes all things animal, plant, and mineral all natural resources and events (hurricanes , tornadoes, earthquakes) It also includes the behaviour of living animals and processes associated with inanimate objects





I would like to share some quotes about nature:

The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature.
Anne Frank:

The richness I achieve comes from Nature, the source of my inspiration
Claude Monet:

Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.
Frank Lloyd Wright:


Saturday, June 25, 2005

What Digital Art is?

Today, I was chatting with a nice young lady, I just met. Out of curiosity " What Digital Art is?" She said, I shared my definition. This is the result of this interesting meeting, then, I said to myself, Wow! What a "brilliant idea" for entry blog. Many may be intersting on learning a bit more about Digital Art. This is an interesting subject, besides I'm familiar with it, Why not post an entry to discuss What Digital Art is? This is the general definition I found online:
What Digital Art is?
Branch of the electronic arts that takes place or it is assisted by digital means, like digital painting, digital or digitized photography, modeling, digital video, animation, interactive programs and web pages

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Specially I'd like to discuss Digital Painting

Digital Painting; Digital Painting is created on a computer in digital form. The followings are examples of art computer generated as well the use of various software graphic applications were used to create these pieces





Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Wormholes unlikely to allow time travel

I'm fascinated with Black Holes. they do real exist on my world.
The idea of the existence of Wormholes it is fascinating, I hope they do exist. It will be awesome to learn more about them.
Researchers are saying, the idea of using Wormholes to travel from one place in the galaxy to another, It is a star trek idea whose time may never come. I truly hope so these guys are wrong.

I put much attention to professor Hawking latest news. On this article he is making news; "Wormholes unlikely to allow time travel".

. I found a very interesting a definition of what wormhole is Wormholes:

A wormhole is a pathway from one part of space and time to another more distant location. You might think of it as a shortcut through space that saves you from having to travel the normal distance between two points.

A worm hole is a mathematical solution to Einstein's relativistic equation for gravity in which two parts of space-time may be joined together. Unlike black holes, they have no singularities at least in the 'vacuum solution', but certain rotating 'Kerr-Nordstrom' black holes may serve the same worm hole-like function.

Many science fiction authors like to use them to allow spacecraft to travel quickly from place to place in our universe. But all of these ideas are based on 'pure math' descriptions of how they might work, and as you know, nature is often much messier than any idealistic, abstract rendering of it. There are no perfectly straight lines in the universe, and there are not likely to be wormholes either.
Here is another definition of wormholes this one make more sense to me. I really hope wormholes exist.

Warmholes! (by Andrew Trapp)

Wormholes are essentially gateways between different parts of the universe and are made by linking a pair of black holes.According to this definitions it probable they exist

These astronomical phenomenon are awesome!

Tuesday, March 29, 2005

History of Modern painting in New York City

I would try to give a brief introduction to the history of Modern painting in New York.
For more than two centuries, artist have captured New York's harbors,skylines,festivities streets scenes, and buildings in paintings that shed brilliant light on aspects of the city's history.
In 1804 New York was a prosperous little city of about seventy thousand people. It extended two miles north from the battery to Houston Street.

In 1930, at age eighteen, Pollock moved from Los Angeles to New York City, settling in Greenwich Village. He immediately enrolled at the Art Students League, where he studied drawing and painting for five semesters with the American Regionalist painter Thomas Hart Benton, who soon became his mentor and friend.



In 1936 Pollock joined the Mexican muralist David Alfaro Siqueiros's Experimental Workshop, in New York, where he became aware of unorthodox mediums and techniques that he later adapted in his large drip paintings. In the late 1930s Pollock worked for the Easel Division of the Federal Art Project of the Works Progress Administration.



By bringing together emerging artists from Mexico City and New York City, the series of show "Cambio," curated by Kenny Schachter, introduced the work of several artists into new contexts. For those of us in New York, the artists from Mexico City

Fortunately for them, New York has had an ongoing fascination with Mexican art since the late 1920s. While artists should be aware that the interest in contemporary Mexican art

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Black Holes do not exist???

Acording to an article poeted it on the first weekend of April an article Black Scientists are saying. Holes do not exist??
Scientists from California are challenging Stephen Hawking theory of the existence of Black Holes. My personal opinion is: Yes, Black Holes exist and they're very real they may sound like Science fiction 'cause of its fenmenal existence. Here is the statement rom this article:Black holes are staples of science fiction and many think astronomers have observed them indirectly. But according to a physicist at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California, these awesome breaches in space-time do not and indeed can not exist. Read
Black Holes do not exist


J. McClintock, the author of this article, does not buy this reasoning. Among the observations that hint at the reality of black holes are the X-ray binaries. In a typical X-ray binary, prodigious, flickering fluxes of X-rays reveal the presence of an ultradense star and an orbiting companion. The rapid orbital motion of the companion star tells us that the central X-ray star has a mass of more than three suns. General Relativity assures us that such a star can only collapse further to form a black hole. Therefore, black holes must exist.



Do, Black Hole exist
Yes. You can't see a black hole directly, of course, since light can't get past the horizon. That means that we have to rely on indirect evidence that black holes exist.

Suppose you have found a region of space where you think there might be a black hole. How can you check whether there is one or not? The first thing you'd like to do is measure how much mass there is in that region. If you've found a large mass concentrated in a small volume, and if the mass is dark, then it's a good guess that there's a black hole there. There are two kinds of systems in which astronomers have found such compact, massive, dark objects: the centers of galaxies (including perhaps our own Milky Way Galaxy), and X-ray-emitting binary systems in our own Galaxy.



Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Ancient and Medieval Architecture

Architecture is the art of building. Sometimes people build small buildings like sheds or their own houses. Other times people build very large buildings. These are sometimes temples or churches for the gods, or tombs for important kings or heroes, or palaces for kings and queens, or public buildings like theaters or sports stadiums.

ancient housing

The first houses were built around 7000 BC in West Asia, but the first big buildings were built much later, around 3000 BC. In West Asia the first big buildings were the ziggurats, and in Africa, in Egypt they were the Pyramids.


A little later on, about 1800 BC, both the Egyptians and the Babylonians began to build big royal palaces, richly decorated. Soon the people of Crete and Greece began to imitate these palaces for their own kings and queens. In Egypt, the Pharaohs also built big temples for their gods.

egyptian temple

Thursday, November 04, 2004

Is interior design for you?

Interior designers need to be creative, imaginative and artistic. They also need to be disciplined, organized and skilled business people. Combining aesthetic vision with practical skills and knowledge, interior designers work with clients to develop design solutions that are "aesthetically appealing, technically sophisticated and pragmatically satisfying"



Areas of Design Specialization

Designers work in a wide range of settings, both commercial and residential. Surveys indicate that a majority of designers practice at least part of the time in both the residential and commercial areas, although they tend to favor one or the other. Because commercial designers must be knowledgeable about their clients' business needs, most concentrate within design specialties, such as designing for the hospitality or health care industries. Some restrict themselves to particular subspecialties, for example, designing restaurants or residential kitchens and baths. A few work in highly specialized fields, like designing interiors for airplanes or yachts, or doing historic conservation or restoration.



Skills for Success

As members of a service profession, interior designers' fortunes depend on their ability to satisfy clients. Thus, they must possess three important skill sets-artistic and technical skills, interpersonal skills and management skills

* Designers must know how to plan a space and how to render that plan visually, so that it can be conveyed to the client.
* Designers must be comfortable meeting and dealing with many kinds of people. They must communicate clearly and effectively, as well as be attentive listeners
* Designers must have excellent time and project management skills, since they frequently work on more than one project at a time, under demanding deadlines, while looking for new projects or clients.
* Designers must be able to develop and execute business plans in order to protect and grow their practices. They need to know


Thursday, October 14, 2004

What is a Black Hole?

What is a Black Hole and can I see one in the sky? You may see one on the sky if you've Xray vision. No, you can't see one in the sky. Black Hole is the
result of the death of a star several times the mass of our sun.
The center of the star collapses and suddenly releases a tremendous
amount of energy. This release of energy causes the outer part of
the star to be blown into space in what is called a supernova explosion..
This explosions release so much energy that a supernova in a distance
galaxy can out shine the billions of star in the galaxy .

Stellar- Black Hole

Chandra Black Hole

The very center of the star collapses into what can only be described
as something smaller than a point with no dimensions. A region called
an event surrounds this dimensionless singularity. The singularity diesters
the space around it so much that anything that falls into the black hole's
events horizon because the escape velocity is greater than the 186,000 miles
per second speed of light. Since the speed of light is the fastest speed than
anything can travel, not even light can escape a black hole. That's why a
black hole is black.

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Sunday, October 03, 2004

Interior Design as a Career

Interior designers need to be creative, imaginative and artistic. They also need to be disciplined, organized and skilled business people. Combining aesthetic vision with practical skills and knowledge, interior designers work with clients to develop design solutions that are "aesthetically appealing, technically sophisticated and pragmatically satisfying."

Room layout

as a career

Why red makes people hungry?. Interior designers make a room. They transform it with color, furniture placement, accessories — and generally work their magic. They are also specialists in combining form and function. Restaurants can be designed to be austere and upscale or regal and formal. Beautiful upholstered chairs here. A wall of red to enhance the appetite and create visual interest there.

Red interior design

Red interior design01

At the School of design you'll gain a strrong foundation in the basics. includingdrawing perpective proportion and color computer aid drawing (CAD)aids you in planning recsidencial and comercial spaces. The Study of architecture ergonomics, fabrics and other materials are also are also part of your cousework.
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Friday, September 17, 2004

Interior Design...

Interior design is
the art or practice of planning and supervising the design and execution of architectural interiors and their furnishings as well I can say in a simple another simple way:planning and design of man-made spaces, a part of environmental design and closely related to architecture.
What is interior design?
the total creative solution for a programmed interior. It encompasses the conceptual planning aesthetic and technical solutions applied to achieve the desired result. A "programmed interior" means intended purpose or use of the built environment.

Think"Modular" Modulares are best for people who live in condos and other places where space might be an issue, a modular piece will. Instead of wasting a corner space, it can tie elements together and give you that extra space you need storage feature and stablishing a focal point for the room, are two ways to make the most of a small living space"plce saving"

Thek house House boat, Designer Louis Shuster, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, bought a fifteen year old houseboat "in a deplorable condition" over a year ago and decided to convert it into studios and offices for their practice on the lower level, with a home for Shuster on the upper level. The result is a unique composite of the firm's office, domestic and nautical design skills.

interior design

interior design

Many factors come to play in formulating the design solotion. There is space itself-its dimentions and construction-with its potential and its limitations, There is how the space will be used -for work or leisure, entertainment or worship, healing or learning. Therre is the meraning of space, what it signifies-be it power, authority, security, windom, access, amount of light acoustics, seating and places to store or set things down . There are health and safety considerations, attention to special needs and more.
Interior Design: Funtion Mood and hormony

Thursday, September 09, 2004

Modern Art:(Paul Cezanne)

Some call him the father of Modern Art. After fifty years of the most radical change in art from images to free abstraction, Cezanne's paintings, wich looks old-fasioned today in its attachments to nuture,mantains itself fresh and stimulating to young painters of our time. He has produced no school, buthe has given and impulse directly or indirectly to almost every new movement since he died. His power to excite artist of different tendency and temperanment os due, I think, to the fact that he realized with equal fullness so many different size of his art.It has often been true leading modern painters that they developed a single idea with great force.


May I repeat what I have told you here:
treat nature by means of the cylinder, the sphere, the cone, everything brought into proper perspective so that each side of an object or a plane is directed towards a central point. Lines parallel to the horizon give breadth... lines perpendicular to this horizon give depth. But nature for us men is more depth than surface, whence the need to introduce into our light vibrations, represented by the reds and yellows, a sufficient amount of blueness to give the feel of air."

Paul Cézanne to Emile Bernard, 15 April,1904
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Tuesday, August 10, 2004


Abstract Expressionism: Centered in New York from 1946 through the 1960's, is a form of art in which the artist expresses himself purely through the use of form and color. However great a disaster World War II was, at least something important happened. In leaving Europe for the safety of the USA, artists such as: Piet Mondrian, Max Ernst, greatly extended their artistic influence.

Piet Mondrian

Max Ernst
In the 1940s and 50s, for the first time, American artists became internationally important with their new vision and new artistic vocabulary known as Abstract Expressionism.
Now considered to be the first American artistic movement of world wide importance, this movement put New York in the forefront, replacing Paris as the center of the art world. The term was originally used to describe the work of Archille Gorky and Jackson Pollock.



The painters who came to be called"Abstract Expressionists" shared a similarity of outlook rather than style--an outlook characterized by a spirit of revolt and a belief in freedom of expression. The main exponents of the genre were Pollock, De Kooning, and Rothko, but other artists include Philip Guston, Franz Kline, Newman and Still. The Term Abstract Expressionism was first used by Robert Coates in the March issue of The New Yorker in 1936. The movement was hugely successful, partly due to the efforts of the critics Harold Rosenberg and Clement Greenberg, who also originated the terms Action Painting and American Style.


Franz Kline


Sunday, August 01, 2004

"Eagle Nebula"

Eagle Nebula
From afar, the whole thing looks like an Eagle. A closer look at the Eagle Nebula, however, shows the bright region is actually a window into the center of a larger dark shell of dust. Through this window, a brightly-lit workshop appears where a whole open cluster of stars is being formed. In this cavity tall pillarsand round globules of dark dust and cold molecular gas remain where stars are still forming. Already visible are several young bright blue stars whose light and winds are burning away and pushing back the remaining filaments and walls of gas and dust. The Eagle emission nebula, tagged M16, lies about 6500 .gov/docs/Starlight years away, spans about 20 light-years, and is visible with binoculars toward the constellation of Serpens. The above picture combines three specific emitted colors and was taken with the 0.9-meter telescope on Kitt Peak, Arizona, USA.

Monday, July 26, 2004

Sugar my beautiful 2 years old Shih Tzu

Sugar, is my sweet precious pet. A year old Shih-TZu, her noble Chinese ancestry as a hightly value, prized companion and palace pet. She is a delightful puppy to have and to care for.Sugar is a sturdy, lively, alert puppy by nature. She is my best friend!

The silky Sugar is sweet and playful puppy, she also get her little spunk now and then. She is not afraid to stand up for herself though she usually behave well, she as well get along with strangers after a while of her first contact.

Finally, She is has a distinctively arrogant carriage with head well up and tail curved over her back. She is also capable to be a good watch dog. This breed was first recognize by AKC in 1969.

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Saturday, June 05, 2004

Scientists, cosmologists, astrophysicists, see the universe as a world of stellar beauty full of wonders. They've more questions then are answers. The universe is a stunning, and puzzling in its beauty of divine power of heavenly creation, I would say mostly everyone, and scholars alike have questions about what they see in the sky. The answers may vary depending on the philosophical, and creative knowledge of the individual.

When I see a pictures have been taken by Hubble, seeing these breathtaking photographs of the universe, always amazed me. The Hubble
telescope is one of the most powerful of its kind, and is needed to appreciate the hidden beauty the universe offers.


I find these galaxies photograpgs are in the heaven so incredibly beautiful. Even though some of these galaxies are million , and millions of light years away from our galaxy, are counter-part of this milky way galaxy.


Young galaxy Furthermore there are some galaxies they haven't been discovered yet never the less exist. When I see these heavenly bodies incredible images. I always think about Professor Hawking's statement that goes something like this: "My goal is simple, it is a complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is and why it exits at all"

Photos by NASA.

Saturday, May 29, 2004

History of Modern Art

The history of Modern Paintingpart II, if you have read the previous entries in this blog you already know it has been discussed -- Cubism and Futurism two different periods of Modern painting lead to --
The reunion of conscious and unconscious realms of experience so complete that the world of dream and fantasy be joined to the everyday rational world. It Flourished in Europe between World Wars I and II. Sigmund Freud one of the most influential thinkers of the 20th century has the theory that an absolute world of reality, a surreality, will joined together in everyday life, from which Andre Breton, French poet, critic, leader of Surrealism movement, saw the unconscious as wellspring of the imagination. He defined genius in terms of accessibility to this normally untapped realm which he believed could be attained by poets and artist alike. Here are some of the painters of the Surrealism movement:

Jean Arp
Rene Magritte,
Andre Masson,


yves Tanguy,

Paul Delvaux

Joan Miro

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Thursday, May 20, 2004

Futurism: Modern Art movement that follows Cubism movement. Its first manifesto took place in Italy in the beginning of the 1900s by the Italian, Felippo tommaso Marinetti. It didn't appear until the end of World war I. Visual art, music, and literature marked the efforts that would give its formal expression and mechanical processes to futurism painting. This painter was concerned with expressing movement in his paintings. This idea was taken up by Marcel Duchamp that

Posted by Hello along with others painters: Giacomo Bella; Umberto Boccioni Carlo Carra; Gino Severini, they thought that art was a machine on motion

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Saturday, May 15, 2004

Introduction to Modern Painting...

Modern Art, painting, sculpture, and other forms of 20th-century art. Although scholars disagree as to precisely when the modern period began, they mostly use the term modern art to refer to art of the 20th century in Europe and the Americas, as well as in other regions under Western influence. The modern period has been a particularly innovative one. Among the 20th century’s most important contributions to the history of art are the invention of abstraction (art that does not imitate the appearance of things), the introduction of a wide range of new artistic techniques and materials, and even the redefinition of the boundaries of art itself.

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Comprehensive and readable by far a good introduction to Modern Painting from its roots in the work of Cezannethrough; Cubism, Futurism, and Surrealism and the early decades of 20th century and on to Abstract Expressionism in the 1950's through out this period this movement has develops in the world of art.

Thursday, May 13, 2004

Paintings by *Art.

Here are some of my work hope you like it,
I work with oils, acrylic, the truth is I work with different mediums.oils, acrylic
I like to paint abstract compsitions.
Paintings by *Art.





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Wednesday, May 05, 2004

Modern Art Movement (Cubism)

Cubism is an important movement of the history of Modern Art it began on the early 19th century.


Picasso introduced to us a new style called Cubism. The painting Les Demoiselles D' Avignon was the first example of this new style. Many other artists: Georges Braque; Albert Gleizes; Juan Gris; Fernand Leger; Jean Metziger, and sculptors Alexander Archipenko; Henri Laurenns contributed to the Cubism movement. Picasso and Braque were the pioneers to this period in the history of Modern Art.

I would like to suggest to go to this excellent sites and Cubism image Bank to learn more about it.

"We all know the Art is not truth. Art is a lie that make us realize the truth, at least the truth is given to us to understand" (Pablo Picasso)

Sunday, April 18, 2004

Modern Painting

I would like to educate you just a bit in Modern Painting and its origins. I'm not a scholar, nor a historian, just a simple man who loves art and does art as habit (you may call me an artist)... I would like to share some personal knowledge about the world of Modern Painting The movement of Modern Painting, modernpainting
its history began with the various ways in which man has seen the world. The way we want to see it, and the way we actually see it, is determined by the desire to discover a credible world. To appreciate it, you must begin to understand the artist's perception, and expression. The artist is simply the man who has the ability and the desire to transform his visual perception into a material form . I don't think it is possible to say the Modern Painting has ended its development. This philosophy of art defines art a very positive and decisive manner.

There was not Mystery about this world for the French painter Paul Cezanne: who wished to see the world objectively as was contemplating an object with any intervention from nature, while others saw subjectively, which is product of various points of view.
The impressionists: Claude Monet and Camille Pissarro: have seen the world , as we know it."Realization"(realisation) and Modulation (modulation):"Realiser" Means to bring into being, "Moduler" means to adjust a material (in this case paint) to a certain pitch or intensity that the motif... "Salient thematic element, a dominant idea"Cezanne: felt he couldn't realize his vision with out of an organizations of lines and colours that give stability and clarity to the image transferred to the canvas. If you wish to learn some more I would like to invite you to visit these two sites: Musee Mormottan, Paris; The Museum of Modern Art; Fine Art Museum of San Francisco; Musee D' Orsay.

I also would like to share some of my favorite artists. Henri Matisse; Salvador Dali;
: Georges Braque
, and check out some of his work: as well as Edmondo Bucci: Pierre Soulages, and Alberto Magneli. My favorite of all time is Leonardo Da Vinci.

Saturday, March 20, 2004

My kind of music! Sweet tunes for the soul...

Recently, some of the new artists in the music industry. Have gotten my attention. Artists: Such as Leona Naess; Michelle Branch; Nora Jones;
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are awesome beautiful women as well Howie Day, Jason Mraz these two guys are alright! All this new music come from good song writing this genre is characterized as an Adult alternative. I must say, It's great new music from this age of time. They are pretty good artists, though, My preferences have been always Classic Rock and would be untill the of time. My all time favor is the greatest band ever be

Led Zeppelin
As long as I can remember I have been always a Zepp fan, and I always will. I have other favorite bands that I like such as
The Who
, Rush to Pink Floyd, and all the great bands from the same era. I love all of them. I would also mention other fabulous artists from Lynyrd Skynyrd, to Neil Young and never the less the poet Joni Mitchell, and many other great musicians of the same category. This is my personal opinion of what define a great Classic Rock.
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In my mellow moods I would take Alternative Adult as my second choice. I really like the very attractive females artists and their talented song writing suit my taste, they sing well, they have some good catchy tunes!

Monday, March 08, 2004

I'm a fine artist Art is an important part of my life. I have concluded that an artist as my self in order to survive needs to learn Commercial Art even though my passion is fine art "abstract art"
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I must learn Photoshop"photo editing"
This software is pretty neat It's about photo editing creating virtual art and digital photography.
In order to make a living as a Graphic Artist
I'm studying Computer Graphics which include the following graphics software CorelDraw and Desktop Publishing.

The three dimensional World of Virtual Art is new to me; I will be trading my brushes and paints for a click of the mouse, and my canvas for a computer screen; sometimes I don't know how I'd approach it. In time, I would like to be very proficient, so I can meet the demands in the field of This demanding Career of virtual comercial Art.

Saturday, February 07, 2004

Continuing in the same note let's talk about beauty. Beauty: the characteristic feature of things that arouse pleasure or delight, especially to the senses of a human observer. Thus, "beauty" is the most general term of
aesthetic appreciation. Whether judgments about beauty are objective or subjective has been a matter of serious philosophical dispute. To mention only two of many people who have written about philosophies of art and beauty are James Kirwan, and Hug Bredin

Sunday, January 25, 2004

As much I like Art, I also enjoy Philosophy, I would like to discuss Reasoning. Do you know what "Reasoning" is? Its the power of comprehending, referring or thinking specially in orderly rational ways. (MW dictionary): Practical reasoning is a rapidly changing area of study. This has shaped up over the 1980s and 190s. The current debate in practical reasoning focuses on the question: What inference patterns are legitimate methods of arriving at decisions or intentions to act or other characteristically practical processors of actions such as evaluations, plants, policies, and judgments about what one ought to do? The spectrum of competing theories ranges from the very minimal, allowing only one form of inference ( or even none), to maximally permissive views that"let a thousand flowers bloom" the remainer of this entry surveys the most prominent positions on this spectrum. Other important questions in the field include: What mental states and processes are involved in practical reasoning?

According to Rick Garlikov Here is one of many ideas that philosophers use as example a about what reasoning is and about what is to be reasonable.
If a little children are playing with chess pieces and a chess board, but are making arbitrary moves in what they think is emulation of adults they have seen playing chess, it is not just that they are playing chess badly It is that they are not playing chess at all, regardless of what they think they are doing or what they call it.

There are some thingsthat are difficult to distinguish between wheather they are being done badly or wheather they are not being done at all. It is crucial to understand the difference.

Most people do not know what is to be logical or reasonable; and I think that like children moving chess pieces or studentsmerely using algebraic ling with out understanding. So before one can improve their reasoning skills, one has to show them what reasoning is, what counts as reasoning and what is and it's point is