Director Kim Ki Duk passed away because of COVID-19

According to Korean media, Kim Ki Duk, a South Korean director famous for many award-winning films, passed away due to complications of COVID-19 in Latvia. Mr. Kim’s family has confirmed the incident.

Information about director Kim Ki Duk’s death was announced by many English and Russian newspapers on the evening of December 11. According to South Korea’s Korea Herald, the veteran Korean director passed away just days after being hospitalized with COVID-19.

It is not clear how the director’s end of life is, but according to the Russian newspaper, Kim Ki Duk lives in Latvia with the help of many friends in the Latvian film industry.

The 60-year-old director is believed to have died from a complicated complication caused by COVID-19 at a hospital in Latvia on December 11 (local time), according to Lithuania’s LRT site.

The Chosun Ilbo newspaper, citing a source from the Korean Foreign Ministry, said director Kim Ki Duk’s family had just confirmed that the director had passed away in Latvia. Mr. Kim Ki Duk entered Latvia on November 20 to buy real estate in the Jurmala area, located in the country’s coastal location.

Earlier, a source from the Korean Foreign Ministry shared about the incident. Due to the hospital’s strict information protection law, they have yet to give an official confirmation of the death of director Kim Ki Duk.

Accordingly, the source said that the diplomatic missions have also received bad information regarding director Kim and are still trying to confirm official information from the Latvian local government.

Director Kim’s family has not yet spoken, but according to the Straits Times, many reputable sources in the film industry have confirmed that the information is completely real.

The 60-year-old director is believed to have died from a complicated complication caused by COVID-19 at a hospital in Latvia on December 11 (local time), according to Lithuania’s LRT site.

Previously, the director’s colleagues had expressed concern when he was not present in scheduled meetings and began looking for him in the hospital. However, director Kim passed away after just two days in hospital.

Kim Ki Duk, born in 1960, is a famous director of Korea and the world. He is the only Korean director to receive all three of the prestigious film awards, Cannes, Venice and Berlin.

Kim Ki Duk won the Golden Lion award at the 2012 Venice Film Festival with Pieta also with a brain-stretching script and many images, messages just for mature audiences. In addition, he also played with Samaritan Girl and Un Certain Regard at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival with Arirang.

Admiring the Mona Lisa of Leonardo Da Vinci without spending any ticket to visit Louvre

Not an art person, perhaps you have also heard the famous painting Mona Lisa, also known as La Gioconde, by Leonardo da Vinci. This painting has many world records. One of the numbers that makes us dumbfounded is … the time to wait and wait to see it with our own eyes.

To see it, you must purchase a ticket to the Louvre in Paris. Then wait a long time to line up. When you reach the picture, you only have… 30 seconds to see it before you are pushed away, making room for the next group of visitors.

Not to mention, the Mona Lisa painting is tiny, protected in a thick bulletproof glass cage. If it is not viewed from the front, the glass can reflect light, making you dazzle and unable to see clearly.

If you love this picture, now, you are not too hard. The Google Arts & Culture project has copied it to its digital library. Sitting at home, you can leisurely watch the pictures without being bothered.

Why is the Mona Lisa a famous painting?

Mona Lisa is one of the most expensive paintings in the world. According to the Guinness Book of Records, its stolen insurance was worth US $ 100 million in 1962 – equivalent to $ 700 million now. Why is it so appreciated?

First is its history.
Born in the first decade of the 1500s, it is one of the paintings of the Phuc Hung period, which is still quite intact and perfect. Their value lies in allowing us to understand old culture.

For example, the Mona Lisa has no eyebrows. Many historians claim that it was because in ancient times, women pulled out their eyebrows because they thought it was not clean. But then, in 2007, engineer Pascal Cotte said: The scan shows that in fact Mona Lisa has enough eyebrows. But these slim lines have faded over time, making people call her the eyebrowless woman!

Second, because it is a work of Leonardo da Vinci.
He is considered a genius, the most famous painter in the Renaissance period. Leonardo da Vinci invented a way to paint portraits on a landscape background, instead of in a dark house. This idea of ​​his created a new way of Renaissance painting, separate from the previous Baroque period.

In the end, maybe because it was… stolen.
In fact, it was not until the 1860s that intellectuals began to pay attention to this painting, praising it as a pinnacle work of Renaissance painting style. And the public only knew it started in 1911 because of the theft.
Because of this theft, the painting became famous. The day the Louvre received it, the Mona Lisa became an icon of this museum. And become one of the world’s most recognizable pictures.

The art of management by Tim Cook and Jeff Bezos

Tim Cook and Jeff Bezos have different leadership mindsets, but they both embrace the rule of awkward silence.

The rule of awkward silence is very simple. When you encounter a difficult question, you don’t immediately answer, but pause and think about how to answer it. The pauses can last 10-20 seconds or longer, ensuring that the respondent understands the problem before responding.

This has been applied by Tim Cook at Apple for many years. Cook is notorious for long silences that make others uncomfortable in meetings when the only sound he makes is the sound of tearing off the candy.

At Amazon, Bezos applies the same rules, but in a more orderly way. It is time to spend up to 30 minutes at the beginning of each meeting silently reading notes printed on paper. This allows meeting attendees to research, think about the meeting content, and write down ideas without being disturbed.

It was a very strange experience for the new employees. They are not used to sitting quietly and studying with the leaders in the same room. Such quiet initiations ensure wholeheartedly for meeting attendees, especially when they may not be able to review the content in the memorandum prior to the meeting.

Cook and Bezos aren’t the only tech leaders to adopt this rule. Elon Musk usually spends 5 – 15 seconds thinking before answering questions in interviews. Steve Jobs spent 20 seconds before giving the perfect response to a personal criticism of him.

Shy silence is a valuable tool because it allows the respondent to balance thoughts and emotions, instead of reacting entirely based on emotions. This has become even more important in the context of the developed world in the past 10 years, leading to the need to have an immediate response to every question and time being the most luxurious thing in the world.

Artistic in music and popular music (part 2)

Use specificity of melodies

The basis for musicians to successfully build artistic images in their musical works is to use specific melodies. Rímskicorxacop used folk tunes of Arab and Indian to paint a vivid picture of strange and mysterious Eastern lands (Serbian Symphony Orchestra).

The characteristic of the melody which is broadly said is the folk and ethnicity of the melody, which is a favorable prerequisite for building the artistic image of musical works. World music history has recorded the names and great careers of senior musicians, whose writing path is always associated with folk music, folk dance and folk arts.

Skillful art of mixing

The art of mixing will make the artistic image in the musical work stand out with strong inspiration and persuasion. We all know the huge volume of sound and the timbre of orchestral instruments are capable of creating rich, varied effects. And the greatest thing of the art of orchestration to the construction of an art form in musical works is to simultaneously speak up the great, profound and synthesized content.

Build authenticity in works

The basic characteristic of the art of music is to give listeners a common sense about the atmosphere and context of reality.

However, not so that the art of music leaves its function of reflection on reality. Even music without lyrics, listeners can also feel the content of the work.

Le Nin when listening to the No.23 – Apasionata of musician Beethoven had to say that he was always proud of being able to be naive thinking that people can do miracles. Because in this work, Beethoven has reflected the portrait of the hero of the time and the atmosphere of the boiling struggle of the European population in the late period of 18th century to the first half of the 19th century.

Artistic in music and popular music (part 1)

Composing a musical piece is difficult, but making it both appealing to the audience and ensuring the art is even more difficult. Because of that, nowadays, not every music product is born is considered authentic works of art in which something called ‘popular music’ appears.

Popular music and artistry

Popular music is an emerging name in the music industry. And a sad fact is that music experts say that in the music market today popular music is dominant. So what is popular music?

Popular music is a type of music that is less artistic, born merely to satisfy the taste of the music player at a certain point and then immediately forgotten as if it never appeared. Market music does not require a high level of listeners, everyone can hear and memorize, the lyrics just turn around boring love content. This music line is not picky with singers, market songs are relatively easy to sing, even so-called singers do not need a relatively complete knowledge of music. Market song composers do not need to wait for ideas but just compose quickly according to their tastes.

Artistic or bullshit in popular music

Popular music tends to dominate music life. The person who knows the tastes of the audience is that he wins. Music activities gradually turned into a place to compete for opportunities, a place to win market share and sometimes a war for the influence of young singers. They are the stars that are fully supported by a powerful fan base.

Music market develops strongly because it meets the taste of listening to music of most young people, not because of the art in the works.

Build authentic art in music

In literature, art image is built by vivid and typical intuition, in music, art image is built by vivid and abstract senses. Therefore, the musician must grasp the expressive characteristics of music. In which, the musician’s imagination must be really rich, along with the relative comparison between the objective reality and the image that the musician wants to create in his musical works.

Van Gogh’s Sunflowers Series

Sunflowers (Tournesols) are the names of two still life series painted by Vincent van Gogh. The first series of paintings, performed in Paris in 1887, depicted the flowers lying on the ground. In the second series, which was made a year later at Arles, he painted a bouquet of sunflowers in a vase. In the artist’s mind, both sets are connected to the name of friend-artist Paul Gauguin, who bought two versions of the painting in Paris. About eight months later, Van Gogh hoped to welcome and impress Gauguin once again with Sunflowers. They are now part of the Gold House décor that he prepares for the living room of his house in Arles, where Gauguin will stay. After Gauguin left, Van Gogh imagined two versions of the wings decorated for Berceuse Triptych. And he eventually included them in his Les XX Bruxelles exhibition.

Sunflowers in Paris

We do not know much about Van Gogh‘s activities during the two years he lived with his younger brother in Paris (1886-1888). In fact, his drawing of sunflowers was only revealed in the spring of 1889 when Gauguin announced the exchange of one of the sunflower versions in Arles for the research he had left after leaving Arles to Paris. . Van Gogh felt uneasy and replied that Gauguin had absolutely no right to make this request.

On the 2 sunflower paintings that Van Gogh still wondered, each picture painted two flowers. One of them was started by a small study and a fourth large painting combined the two compositions. These are Van Gogh’s first paintings that “nothing but sunflowers.

Sunflowers in Arles

Ignoring the first two versions, all the Sunflower paintings in Arles were painted on canvas of size 30

These paintings are nothing like the detailed description of the series on canvas size 15 as shown by Van Gogh. The remaining paintings have a different number of flowers than Van Gogh described. The second version is obviously enlarged and changed the original by adding two flowers located at the front, center and right. Neither the third nor the fourth versions show either ten or fourteen flowers as indicated by the artist, but actually more: fifteen or sixteen. These changes are made by wet-on-wet technique and are therefore considered to be his own drawing. Even more so when they were copied into copies in January 1889. There are no traces of later edits, at least in this respect.

Ong Seong Woo: A Multi-Talented Rookie in Korean Entertainment Industry (part 2)

Talent recognized

After WANNA ONE disbanded, Ong Seong Woo followed the solo artist path as an actor. Through his first lead role in At Eighteen, the singer removed the stereotype about idol actors when praised by experts for his natural acting ability. During the time the drama aired, Ong Seong Woo’s name was always at the top of the famous Korean actors’ chart.

After the success of his debut role, Ong Seong Woo continued to be invited to participate in the first movie in his career called Life is Beautiful. He starred with senior actors Ryu Seung Ryong and Yeom Jung Ah, and the finished product is scheduled for release in late 2020.

At the same time, he continued to be starred in a TV series called Chances of Going from Friends to Lovers with JYP beauty Shin Ye Eun. Their drama is scheduled to air on JTBC in the second half of 2020.

With an eye-catching appearance, Ong Seong Woo is also the favorite face of a variety of brands from fashion to household products, and appeared in prestigious magazines.

In March 2019, Ong Seong Woo was appointed as the Public Relations Ambassador of Incheon City Education Office for the term that will last until the end of December 2019 thanks to his profound influence on young people.

Ong Seong Woo also showed his outstanding entertainment skills when he showed his humorous personality, ability to speak, and behave acutely through the MCs of many programs and music events, as well as being a guest. on variety shows like Radio Star, Master in the House, Running Man, etc.

After a year of hard work as an actor and model, Ong Seong Woo has just returned to music through his debut mini-album LAYERS on March 25. As for the product, in addition to being a singer, he is also known as a music producer. All 6 songs in the album are composed and composed by him himself.

With the aspects shown, fans expect Ong Seong Woo to reap even more success in the future, as a versatile artist.

Entertainment Stars Almost Became Footballers

For various reasons, many stars have had to give up the dream with the ball. However, if they follow the football career, there is no guarantee that they will become famous as they are now.

Rod Stewart

The famous British rocker was born into a soccer-loving family in north London. His football career began with playing for the Middlesex boys’ school team as a center-back. Rod Stewart’s dream of becoming a professional footballer at that time was strongly supported by his father.

In the summer of 1960, Stewart was then on trial at the Brentford Club. However, this team was not very impressed with the young player from London and refused to accept him. Giving up on this dream, Rod Stewart focused on his passion for music and achieved countless successes. Many people still joke that, if this rocker was accepted by Brentford to the team, he would not have won the Grammy, named on the Hollywood Avenue of Stars and honored in the Rock & Roll Hall.

Sean Connery
Unlike Rod Stewart, actor Sean Connery has received an offer to join Manchester United from Sir Matt Busby. At the time, he was on trial at Scotland’s East Fife team.

However, Connery declined the offer to move to Manchester City. He decided to challenge Saturday’s art and become the actor who played the most successful James Bond agent in the history of this popular film series.

Luciano Pavarotti

Luciano Pavarotti was born into a poor family whose father was a baker and his mother was a worker. As a child, the Italian tenor was very passionate about football and was a key member of the Modena youth team.

After unsuccessful trials for big teams, Pavarotti was persuaded by his mother to give up the dream of becoming a goalkeeper to study pedagogy. However, after winning the first prize in an international singing competition held in Wales, he decided to focus on his music career to become a professional opera singer.

Nicky Byrne

Before becoming famous with Westlife, Nicky’s only passion was playing football. He used to be a promising goalkeeper of the famous Leeds United training center.

Find other artwork under Picasso’s paintings

By performing a series of spectroscopy scans on La Misrereuse accroupie, experts discovered new details and provided insight into the creative process of the artist ahead of time – Picasso.

In 1957, when Pablo Picasso was in his teens, he thought that X-ray technology could one day discover a lost work beneath one of his first paintings. Today, that prediction has come true – although the technology now far exceeds conventional X-rays.

Using ultra-modern tools to study one of Picasso’s Blue Period paintings, the researchers not only discovered new details hidden in the work of art, but also went into the process. creation of famous artist. This investigation in many ways focused on the painting La Misrereuse accroupie, also known as Crouching Woman. This work was drawn in 1902 and is currently owned by the Art Gallery of Ontario. La Misrereuse accroupie shows that this radical artist was inspired by the essential lines of a basic landscape painting painted by an unknown artist.

The analysis also showed that many of the incremental changes to the woman’s posture are depicted in the picture. The research team said the results of their analysis today at a meeting of the Association for the Advancement of American Science in Austin, Texas 2018: “We often look at an image in the way that it was. shaped from the beginning. But with these analytical images, we can better understand the artist and the creative process, ”said Marc Walton, professor of material science and engineering studies at Northwestern University.

To investigate, John Delaney from the National Gallery of Art performed a series of spectroscopy scans on La Misrereuse accroupie. Delaney’s optical reflection spectrum scans the image at different wavelengths, from near-infrared to infrared. These devices helped reveal the exact pigments that Picasso used.

A team of Northwestern engineers and materials scientists conducted additional scans with portable X-ray fluorescence equipment, stimulating the elements of each layer of pigment in the picture. The results have produced detailed grayscale maps so that we can see the incremental changes that Picasso has made for his inner work.

The overall work has uncovered a landscape previously known and unrelated to the topic of Picasso’s painting, with particularly novel details. It shows the sudden presence of a hand in a rather awkward position holding a plate: “We can see that he is cleaning the drawing and fixing the position of the fingers” – Mr. Walton , who helped develop the X-ray scanner, adds.

Ong Seong Woo: A Multi-Talented Rookie in Korean Entertainment Industry (part 1)

After the success of his debut role, former WANNA ONE member showed a variety of talents when he continued his debut as a solo singer through a self-composed mini-album.

Difficult start

Officially becoming a trainee of Lion Media after winning the first prize in the Youth Song Festival in September 2008. Song, Ong Seong Woo struggled right from the start when the company was caught in a series of scandals, which caused the artists to leave. He received an offer from a major entertainment company, but because of the 10-year contract with Lion Media, he missed the opportunity.

Carrying his dream of debuting, in 2011, Ong Seong Woo decided to attend the Department of Dance Practice at Hanlim Art High School. At the same time, he took popping dance classes at Winners Dance School, and regularly participated in dance competitions organized by the club.

In 2014, Ong Seong Woo passed Dong Seoul University with a major in acting. Although studying acting, he continued to learn dance at 20th Century B-Boys. In addition, the male idol struggled to earn more as a cafe employee, a model for many shopping centers, or appeared in a number of advertising projects for artists.

Prosperous career

2016 opened a new page in the career of Dong Seoul University student. Seong Woo decided to audition for Fantagio’s acting talent contest at the recommendation of a professor in the department, and was selected to become a trainee actor of the company.

During his training at Fantagio, he not only excelled in all aspects, he was also commented by the teacher as a trainee with a good personality when he always cares for and helps people around him.

At the end of 2016, Ong Seong Woo received an offer to become a representative for Fantagio to participate in the survival program Produce 101 season 2. Joined the contest when he was only a trainee for 7 months, but Seong Woo impressed. for the advisory board, as well as the producers from the first episode. At the end of the program, the male singer born in 1995 ranked 5th overall, and became one of 11 members of the national group WANNA ONE.

From here, his dream of becoming a singer came true after 10 years of cherishing. In August 2017, Ong Seong Woo and WANNA ONE members. Despite being only active for 20 months, Ong Seong Woo has joined WANNA ONE with many remarkable achievements.