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Sur Generis

famous human beings in the world history, art, science, music,etc.; unique personalities, genii, extraordinaries, people with special talents, skills, charisma , passions, temperaments, identity ,originality, style, eccentricity, magnetism, charm, spirit. Sui Generis is a Latin term, meaning "of its own kind", i.e. unique and individual, in its own class.
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Yuri Knorozov - a man who deciphered Maya language - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki...
Yuriy Valentinovich Knorozov (alternatively Knorosov; Russian: Ю́рий Валенти́нович Кноро́зов; November 19, 1922 – March 31, 1999) was a Soviet linguist,[1] epigrapher and ethnographer, who is particularly renowned for the pivotal role his research played in the decipherment of the Maya script, the writing system used by the pre-Columbian Maya civilization of Mesoamerica. - Ksana from Bookmarklet
Also watch this wonderful documentary about this brilliant scientist: https://www.youtube.com/watch... - Ksana
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Maximilian Voloshin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki...
Maximilian Voloshin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Maximilian Voloshin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Maximilian Alexandrovich Kirienko-Voloshin (Russian: Максимилиа́н Алекса́ндрович Кирие́нко-Воло́шин), commonly known as Max Voloshin (May 28, 1877 - November 8, 1932), was a Ukrainian-born Russian poet. He was one of the significant representatives of the Symbolist movement in Russian culture and literature. He became famous as a poet and a critic of literature and the arts, being published in many contemporary magazines of the early 20th century, including Vesy, Zolotoye runo ('The Golden Fleece'), and Apollon. He was known for his brilliant translations of a number of French poetic and prose works into Russian. He was also known as a Freemason. - Ksana from Bookmarklet
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Акварели Максимилиана Волошина/Maximilian Voloshin: beautiful watercolors! - http://lingua.russianplanet.ru/library...
Акварели Максимилиана Волошина/Maximilian Voloshin: beautiful watercolors!
Акварели Максимилиана Волошина/Maximilian Voloshin: beautiful watercolors!
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Alfred Stieglitz (January 1, 1864 – July 13, 1946) was an American photographer and modern art promoter who was instrumental over his fifty-year career in making photography an accepted art form. In addition to his photography, Stieglitz is known for the New York art galleries that he ran in the early part of the 20th century, where he introduced many avant-garde European artists to the U.S - Ksana from Bookmarklet
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Fwd: 501 Great Writers: A Comprehensive Guide to the Giants of Literature by Julian Patrick - http://www.alibris.com/501-Gre... (via http://friendfeed.com/book-gr...)
Fwd: 501 Great Writers: A Comprehensive Guide to the Giants of Literature by Julian Patrick - http://www.alibris.com/501-Great-Writers-A-Comprehensive-Guide-to-the-Giants-of-Literature/book/10827188 (via http://ff.im/1knSCS)
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Fwd: Istanbul - Ara Güler - beautiful photography! - http://books.google.com/books... (via http://friendfeed.com/book-gr...)
Fwd: Istanbul - Ara Güler - beautiful photography! - http://books.google.com/books/about/Istanbul.html?id=cYZ3PgAACAAJ (via http://ff.im/1knSAz)
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Fwd: Lydia Delectorskaya Russian Muse of Matisse - - http://viola.bz/lydia-d... (via http://friendfeed.com/book-gr...)
Fwd: Lydia Delectorskaya Russian Muse of Matisse - - http://viola.bz/lydia-delectorskaya-russian-muse-of-matisse/ (via http://ff.im/1knSL8)
Fwd: Lydia Delectorskaya Russian Muse of Matisse - - http://viola.bz/lydia-delectorskaya-russian-muse-of-matisse/ (via http://ff.im/1knSL8)
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Fwd: Georgia O'Keeffe (TV Movie 2009) - with Joan Allen as O'keeffee and Jeremy Irons as Alfred Stieglitz - http://www.imdb.com/title... (via http://friendfeed.com/cinema-...)
Fwd: Georgia O'Keeffe (TV Movie 2009) - with Joan Allen as O'keeffee and Jeremy Irons as Alfred Stieglitz - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1320286/ (via http://ff.im/1knSYI)
Fwd: Georgia O'Keeffe (TV Movie 2009) - with Joan Allen as O'keeffee and Jeremy Irons as Alfred Stieglitz - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1320286/ (via http://ff.im/1knSYI)
Fwd: Georgia O'Keeffe (TV Movie 2009) - with Joan Allen as O'keeffee and Jeremy Irons as Alfred Stieglitz - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1320286/ (via http://ff.im/1knSYI)
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"Paris 1913. Coco Chanel is infatuated with the rich and handsome Boy Capel, but she is also compelled by her work. Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring is about to be performed." Stars: Anna Mouglalis, Mads Mikkelsen, Elena Morozova - Ksana from Bookmarklet
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Kenneth McKenzie Clark, Baron Clark, OM, CH, KCB, FBA (13 July 1903 – 21 May 1983) was a British author, museum director, broadcaster, and one of the best-known art historians and aestheticians of his generation, writing a series of books that appealed to a wide public while remaining a serious scholar. In 1969, he achieved international fame as the writer, producer and presenter of the BBC Television series, Civilisation, which pioneered television documentary series combining expert personalized narration with lavish photography on location. - Ksana from Bookmarklet
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Rudolf Joseph Lorenz Steiner (25/27 February 1861 – 30 March 1925) was an Austrian philosopher, social reformer, architect, and esotericist. Steiner gained initial recognition as a literary critic and cultural philosopher. At the beginning of the twentieth century, he founded a spiritual movement, anthroposophy, as an esoteric philosophy with roots in German idealist philosophy and theosophy. - Ksana from Bookmarklet
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Roberto Gastone Zeffiro Rossellini (8 May 1906 – 3 June 1977) was an Italian film director and screenwriter. Rossellini was one of the prominent directors of the Italian neorealist cinema. - Ksana from Bookmarklet
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Akira KUROSAWA :: “Man is a genius when he is dreaming.” [filmography, bibliography, Donald Richie's 1975 article] - http://www.filmreference.com/Directo...
Akira KUROSAWA :: “Man is a genius when he is dreaming.” [filmography, bibliography, Donald Richie's 1975 article]
That quote is attributed to Kurosawa; source: http://www.criterion.com/current... - Adriano from Bookmarklet
The great Genius of the Cinema - Художник Сергей Парфенюк
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George Ivanovich Gurdjieff (Armenian: Գեորգի Իվանովիչ Գյուրջիև, (Georgian: გიორგი გურჯიევი, Greek: Γεώργιος Γεωργιάδης, Russian: Гео́ргий Ива́нович Гюрджи́ев, January 14, 1866? – October 29, 1949) was an influential spiritual teacher of the early twentieth century. He called his discipline "The Work" (connoting "work on oneself") according to Gurdjieff's principles and instructions, or (originally) the "Fourth Way." At one point he described his teaching as "esoteric Christianity." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki... - Ksana from Bookmarklet
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"Ever-newer waters flow on those who step into the same rivers ." "All entities move and nothing remains still". "Everything changes and nothing remains still... and... you cannot step twice into the same stream"."We both step and do not step in the same rivers. We are and are not." - Ksana from Bookmarklet
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Hypatia (b. ca. AD 350–370, d. March 415) (play /haɪˈpeɪʃə/ hy-pay-shə; Greek: Ὑπατία Hypatía) was a Greek scholar from Alexandria, Egypt, who is considered the first notable female mathematician; she also taught philosophy and astronomy. As a Neoplatonist philosopher, she belonged to the mathematic tradition of the Academy of Athens, as represented by Eudoxus of Cnidus; she was of the intellectual school of the 3rd century thinker Plotinus, which encouraged logic and mathematical study in place of empirical enquiry. Hypatia lived in Roman Egypt, and was assassinated by a Christian mob who accused her of causing religious turmoil. Kathleen Wilder proposes that the murder of Hypatia marked the end of Classical antiquity, while Maria Dzielska and Christian Wildberg note that Hellenistic philosophy continued to flourish in the 5th and 6th centuries, and perhaps until the age of Justinian. - Ksana from Bookmarklet
Hypatia was believed to be the cause of strained relations between Orestes, the Imperial Roman Prefect, and the Patriarch Cyril, thus she attracted the hatred of the Christians of Alexandria, who wanted the politician and the priest to reconcile. One day, in March AD 415, during Lent, a Christian mob of Nitrian monks led by "Peter the Reader," waylaid Hypatia's chariot as she travelled... more... - Ksana
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David Naylor :: The Art of Stanley KUBRICK . [14-min video] - http://www.youtube.com/watch...
David Naylor :: The Art of Stanley KUBRICK . [14-min video]
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insightful regarding the influence of his first career as photographer on his films. \\ see also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki... for filmography and details. - Adriano from Bookmarklet
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Giovanni BELLINI :: St. Francis in the Desert (1480) . [Frick Collection, "the most profound and spiritual picture ever painted in the Renaissance"] - http://online.wsj.com/article...
Giovanni BELLINI :: St. Francis in the Desert (1480) . [Frick Collection, "the most profound and spiritual picture ever painted in the Renaissance"]
"In 1224 during a solitary retreat, St. Francis is believed to have been the first person to receive the stigmata, or the imprint of the five primary wounds of Christ's crucifixion. Bellini does not highlight the stigmatization -- he depicts St. Francis by himself, the primary allusion to the painting's subject being his upward gaze and outward-facing palms. The picture's elastic space pulls faraway objects forward and rises vertically as much as it recedes, creating the sense of transformation and an ever-opening world. Bellini conveys the sense that we are experiencing a vision ourselves... hit by the wave-like force of the painting's otherworldly light. And like a lightning rod he absorbs and disseminates it into the landscape. Bellini's picture is an empathetic, physical manifestation of the mystical." Zoomable image at Frick: http://collections.frick.org/Obj360$... - Adriano from Bookmarklet
even better, see it up close through Google's Art Project http://www.googleartproject.com/museums... -- then "walk-through" the museum galleries as in streetview maps! See http://m.friendfeed-media.com/8412886... for a detail image which is digitally enhanced to bring out that forementioned "otherworldly light." - Adriano
It is wonderful to "walk through" the picture. :-) - Maitani
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Baudelaire :: photographié par Carjat (1862) et Nadar (1854) - http://passouline.blog.lemonde.fr/2011...
Baudelaire :: photographié par Carjat (1862) et Nadar (1854)
Baudelaire :: photographié par Carjat (1862) et Nadar (1854)
wondering if there is a backstory on the similarity of the angular tilt of the head... was there a cultural code behind the pose? Other writers of that period usually are depicted facially upright, body facing southwest. \\ « un exceptionnel moment d’inventivité littéraire où, de façon anarchique, brouillonne et contestataire, la poésie s’est nourrie de l’écume du quotidien » - Adriano
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Peter Abelard (Latin: Petrus Abaelardus or Abailard; French: Pierre Abélard) (1079 – April 21, 1142) was a medieval French scholastic philosopher, theologian and preeminent logician. The story of his affair with and love for Héloïse has become legendary. The Chambers Biographical Dictionary describes him as "the keenest thinker and boldest theologian of the 12th Century".[1] - Ksana from Bookmarklet
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