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.

What are the games with Celebrities from Animated Animal Movies? (part 2)

1. Kung Fu Panda: Po’s Jumping Adventure

In this game, Po doesn’t need to fight against anyone. His mission is jumping and collecting eggs. The graphics of this game look exactly like in the movie with bamboo, ancient Chinese buildings, etc. Po will jump up on various wooden bars. And, you have to control his directions because these bars aren’t organized in the same line. Along the way, you also need to help him collect eggs because he needs them to make noodles. Use your left/ right arrow keys to control the character. You should stay focus because Po will increase his speed, and if you make him fall, you lose.

Bottom line: You should stay focus because Po will increase his speed, and if you make him fall, you lose.

2. Ratatouille: Grab the Grub

Ratatouille is an animated movie released by Walt Disney Picture in 2007. The story in this movie takes place in Paris – the City of Lights. That’s why the title of this movie is “Ratatouille”, which is a French dish. Also, it’s a play word about the protagonist – a mouse. Remy is a rat who was separated from his family. Different from other rats, he is ambitious and has a good sense of taste. And, he wants to become a chef like his idol – Auguste Gusteau. His adventure starts when he meets Alfredo Linguini, who is a garbage boy of Gusteau’s restaurant. Remy helps Linguini to tamper with the soup by pulling Linguini’s hair. Then, they become friends and together create amazing dishes.

In Grab the Grub, Remy needs to collect enough ingredients for his dishes without being caught by Chef Skinner. He has to run in a maze, so he needs your help. Use four arrow keys to control Remy. You have to collect all the ingredients in a limited time. So, it would be best if you were fast and careful because Chef Skinner is looking for you.

What are the games with Celebrities from Animated Animal Movies? (part 1)

Different from cartoons, animated movies receive a considerable amount of investment, and most of them come to the viewers at the cinema. So, these movies are accessible to both children and adults. Like the cartoon, animated movies depict a fantasy world where the magic exists. However, they have a more detailed and complicated plot. The animated animal movie is one of the most popular genres in which animals can act and talk like a human. We are all familiar with Lion King, Kung Fu Panda, Madagascar, etc. These characters not only appear in the advertisement but also are favorite toys of kids.

Also, they appear in various online games. With available characters, game developers can write a different story for their games or only need to modify the existed plot. It can be said that animated animal movies are an endless source of inspiration for new online games. Let’s take a look at our list of these titles to see how these familiar characters are in gaming.

1. Kung Fu Panda: Po’s Jumping Adventure

Kung Fu Panda is an American animated action-comedy movie. It was first released in 2008 and has become lots of people’s favorite. After that, various parts came out years later. This film depicts the Valley of Peace – an imaginary land in ancient China. The habitats of this land are animals. The protagonist is Po Ping – a giant panda and his team, including Tigress, Mantis, Crane, Monkey, and Viper. Po’s dream is becoming a master of Kung Fu. But, he can’t pursue his dream because he has to help his father with the noodle restaurant. However, for some reasons, he has various enemies who he needs to defeat. And, of course, this character appears in lots of online games. One of them is Po’s Jumping Adventure.

The Best Music You Should Listen to While Gaming

Below you have highlighted some types of music that gamers may love to listen to while gaming.

It’s common to listen to music while multitasking – for example, while studying, using public transport, eating, and taking a bath. Gamers also often listen to music while gaming. Still, many of them don’t know what type of music they should enjoy during their gaming sessions. There are, indeed, certain kinds of music you should listen to when you play games.

1. Hype music – Hype songs will help charge up your energy.

Have you been waiting for a long time to play your favorite gaming session? The best way to get you started with it is enjoy hype music – for example, rock music and electronic dance music. The songs will help you energize yourself, warm up your mood, kill the dull aura around you, make your body move to the music, and keep you awake.

2. In-game sounds

Many people prefer listening to in-game sounds while playing. They are necessary sounds and background sound effects synchronized with the game. Whether they’re gunshots, people talking in different accents, footsteps crowd cheer, these sounds set the mood, create authenticity, provide clues to surroundings, and enhance entertainment value.

3. Positive music – Listen to positive music when your motivation is lost.

It’s normal to be engaged in a game from the start and lose motivation along the way. Try listening to some motivational songs. They will lift your mood, make you feel courageous, inspire you to take actions, and help you simplify the things considered to be tough. They will motivate you to reach your utmost best while still having fun. Some songs of this type that may get you pumped are “Eye of the Tiger” – Survivor, “The Final Countdown” – Europe, “Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix)” – Omi, “Don’t Stop Believin’” – Journey, and “Wake Me Up When September Ends” – Green Day. 

Valentine’s Day Films to Watch (part 3)

8. 50 First Dates (in 2004)

We are pretty sure that you will be hard-pressed to think of a more likable couple than Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler. In 50 First Dates, the two of them are in Hawaii. After the encounter, Henry Roth (Sandler) changes from one playboy to one devoted boyfriend—the only matter is the girl experience some problem with the memory; that is why she relives a similar day over and over. The movie brings laughs, yet it’s also one sappy romance film as only Sandler is capable of doing. It’s one chick flick anyone may enjoy.

9. Slumdog Millionaire (in 2008)

One testament to just how far one man will go to get the woman he loves. The film portrays a poor man who is tortured by the police for getting suspiciously great at WWTBAM (Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?). Here, Dev Patel plays a lovable character.

The compelling movie won no fewer than up to eight Oscars as well as garnering a lot of critical acclaims. Here, the mixture of violence, love, as well as socioeconomic messages, makes for one great date night screening. This film is an excellent pick to watch with those who appreciate good films as well as with whom you desire to share one intelligent conversation.

10. The Amazing Spider-Man (in 2012)

Here, Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) suffers problems all the time — the media does not like him; the police do not like him. Not all, other superheroes hate him. Also, he’s always struggling with the love life due to it. No matter how you feel about these Spider-Man series, they created the right move that drops Mary Jane for Gwen Stacy. The romance is among the most memorable in the comic book history. Enjoy watching this film!

Valentine’s Day Films to Watch (part 2)

4. Love and Basketball (in 2000)

A lot of romance movies are hard for men to watch, but Love & Basketball helps out a lot with drawing male viewers into such a “chick flick” genre owing to its underlying sports theme. Monica (Sanaa Lathan) and Quincy (Omar Epps) meet on the basketball court when being kids. Their hate/ love relationship develops since their lives continually intersect – both of them are pursuing their dreams of involving in pro ball.

Overall, if you are young, crave passion, or enjoy sports, this film is for you.

5. Cactus Flower (in 1969)

Mom of Kate Hudson, Goldie Hawn, won one Oscar for the portrayal of Toni Simmons, one confused 21-year woman in one relationship with one older man (Walter Matthau). It appears like one Austin Powers film, but Hawn’s charm and wit allow you to get into it.

Here, the complicated love story has to do with the various lies one dentist tells to keep one relationship. Interestingly enough, it was appropriated in Just Go With It by Adam Sandler in 2011.

6. Lost in Translation (in 2004)


On the one hand, it is among the bleak comedies. On the other hand, Lost in Translation delivers a fantastic romance at its heart. Charlotte (Scarlett Johansson) and Bob Harris (Bill Murray) do capture what it should feel like to become traveling somewhere altogether not familiar and wanting one connection. Anna Farris’ brief moments spoofing Cameron Diaz manages to add the proper amount of laughs to tide you over – it is until the moment that Bob whispers something in the ear of Charlotte, and they say goodbye.

7. When in Rome (in 2010)

Here, Bell plays Beth, one ambitious New Yorker stealing some coins from one famous love fountain during the wedding of her sister. It is a funny movie.