Wednesday 8th of July 2020

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venus, cleopatra, judith, salome, susanna, herself in oils... and more beauty...

venus

Today, Google celebrates the birth of Artemisia Lomi or Artemisia Gentileschi — an Italian Baroque painter, now considered one of the most accomplished seventeenth-century artists working in the dramatic style of Caravaggio.

Born: 8 July 1593, Rome, Italy

 

See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artemisia_Gentileschi

misunderstanding china as a backward country for the last 40 years...

dreaming

China Versus the World

An Emboldened Beijing Seeks to Consolidate Its Power


Beijing is ruthlessly expanding its power. But resistance is growing around the world -- and Germany will soon play a key role.


a new logo failure for a loony country...

logo

Australia’s new wattle logo is a design, storytelling and timing failure

Last week, Australia's new logo was revealed: a golden wattle flower that many were quick to point out bears an uncanny resemblance to COVID-19. As Ash Ivory argues, it wasn't just a design failure, but also a failure to communicate the story behind the logo, and time its launch correctly.

 

Read more:

https://mumbrella.com.au/australias-new-wattle-logo-is-a-design-storytelling-and-timing-failure-633611

scud missiles in eden-monaro…

scumscuds   For the ones who are too young to remember, Scud missiles were Saddam’s attack system that were powerful enough but direction-lacking. These missiles were an upgrade of the Soviet made Scud to achieve a longer range. The weapons were widely used by the Iraqi Army during the Iran–Iraq War and the Gulf War of 1991. 

when racism was more civilised and had less anger...

black humour

How Netflix Beat Hollywood to a Generation of Black Content

The company didn’t set out to build a big library of Black programming, but now it’s the envy of its rivals.

The Black documentarian Stanley Nelson says his phone has been “ringing off the hook” as America is looking again at racism and the Black experience. Justin Simien, the creator of “Dear White People,” says the reactions to his pitches have grown warmer. And the director Ava DuVernay reports a flood of calls to “me and every other Black person that’s ever picked up a camera.”


letambour explains poetry, french poetry and untamed eyebrows...

eyebrowsMy name is Jules Letambour posting on Gus Leonisky’s blog — and eyebrows have been raised.

scomo is buying missiles while frydenberg is not smiling about you, bludgers...

smiles not all around...

If the bleaker, bolder and more bellicose outlook on security in our region triggers instant pangs of anxiety and alarm among Australians, there is probably a perverse benefit to the discomfort.

"a natural leader..."

geniuses

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia's Central Election Commission estimates that 75,99 percent of voters approve of amendments to the constitution, with 42 percent of ballots counted.

a mea culpa? more like a "sold out"...

after the last day...An article on RT, pushes once more the idea that "climate alarmists" are cooking the sauce too much, and introduces the case of a repentant climate change pusher's mea culpa... It's a sad flip-flop...

horrible choice versus shocking result...

truth isIN AN ARTICLE PUBLISHED IN THE GUARDIAN, Robert Reich is a bit glib, disingenuous or naive in introducing his 25 steps on how Trump will fudge the system to be reelected. I don’t believe a word from Robert Reich. 
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