Hi I’m Lauren from Texas. My favorite Pop Artist is Wayne Thiebaud. I love that almost everything he paints looks realistically delicious, the combination of magnified and muted colors, linear order, and defined shadows. I come from a school that boasts several bakesales so we can all relate to his love of pastries and baked goods. I also have recently painted a recreation of his works in the form of a simple, but in my opinion, elegant pastel-colored cupcake with a cherry on top. This picture below is definitely my favorite of his.
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This is a monument to Soviet Army, which is located in Bulgaria’s capital city Sofia. There is a large park around the statue and the surrounding areas. It is a popular place where many young people gather. It represents a soldier from the Soviet Army, surrounded by a woman and a man from Bulgaria. There are other, secondary sculptural compositions part of the memorial complex around the main monument. The monument was built in 1954. But on June 17, 2011 the monument was painted overnight by unknown artists, who “dressed” the Soviet Army soldiers as american comics characters: Superman, Joker, Robin, Captain America, Ronald McDonald, Santa Claus, Wolverine, The Mask, and Wonder Woman. After this action a lot of people said that they like the new look of the monument and that now it looks modern. The monument was cleaned in the late hours of June 20, 2011. With this post I want to show you the vandalism wich pop art can make.
Good background article about food and gender and their interactions. Its interesting that this stuff involves everyday life but we take it for granted. For me its interesting food for thought- pun intended!
Across many cultures and epochs, people have constituted, expressed, and bridged gender differences through foodways—the beliefs and behaviors surrounding the production, distribution, and consumption of food. Through the division of labor, alimentary exchanges, access to food, and the meanings surrounding eating, men and women have enacted their identity, roles, and power.
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I would add that the understanding of our culture and of the cultures of other people, as well as the depth at which any culture is rooted is fundamental to many aspects of life. It is vital for the whole country, in order to make enligthened decisions in both internal and foreign policy.
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This one’s great! …Air Berlin is considering asking its flight attendants to make some announcements in regional German dialects after a YouTube video of one of its attendants speaking Swabian became a web sensation. Instead of standard High German, flight attendant Michaela Bahnmüller, decided several weeks ago to speak in dialect after her plane landed in Baden-Wurttemberg’s capital of Stuttgart, where Swabian is proudly spoken. The industrious southwestern state’s motto is even: “We can do everything - except speak High German.” If you understand Swabian, here’s the Youtube clip. Can you believe someone recorded it?! A million views too!