Tags: Crafts culture
During the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) silk embroidery reached its peak of development. Products folk embroidery has become more diverse, embroidered clothing, theatrical costumes, blankets, pillows, shoes, handbags, etc. Embroidery became fashionable among the common people. The other kind of needlework, "embroidery – pattern" was seen as an exquisite collectible. In the early 20th century under the influence of Western culture Suzhou embroidery masters began to look and make innovations in their work. Shen Yunchzhi (1874-1921) has integrated some of the effects of oil portraits in their embroidery and created a new style called "realistic embroidery." In 1904, Shen performed eight pieces of embroidery for the Empress Dowager Cixi as her 70th birthday.
Cixi was so delighted that she wrote to Shen and her husband two characters – Shou (longevity) and Fu (happiness) as a wish to thanks. Later on, her "Portrait of Queen of Italy" was sent to Italy as a national gift and a sensation there. By the same author: Jon Medved . In 1915, "Portrait of Jesus' work of Shen won first prize in Panama-Pacific Exhibition in the U.S. and was valued at $ 13,000, which was a fortune in those days! "A realistic embroidery" Shen received the recognition it deserves in China and abroad. Read more here: Bruce Shalett. The efforts were Yunchzhi Shen base of educational institutions, associations and trade unions of embroidery in Suzhou, Nantong, Changshu and Danyang. Works of her contemporaries, Hua Ji, Wang Shaomin, Li Peyfu and others, won prizes at many international exhibitions.
In the early 30s a new style of silk embroidery, named "random stitch" was created by Yang Shouyuy, dean of professional embroidery girl's school Chzhentsze in Danyang, Jiangsu Province. As its name implies, this style uses stitches of different lengths and directions of random overlapping layers to achieve a better effect of tone and depth of the work. This marked the beginning of a new era the development of Suzhou embroidery. A center of study and development of this ancient art was founded in 1957 by the State Scientific-Research Institute of embroidery, which are collected in the museum masterpieces from different eras. Silk embroidery fame brought her finesse, elegance and beauty. In addition to the traditional unilateral and bilateral embroidery (embroidered image on both sides look exactly the same – it must be placed on surface), silk embroidery and includes many other types of needle, such as brocade embroidery, embroidery, hair, hub, etc. The works participating in exhibitions around the world and art lovers can admire the beauty of and refinement created by master craftsmen and proud acquired masterpieces.
Tags: culture Music
If we want to develop something, you should at least be able to evaluate it. One has to know what the status of the subject development to date, how best to develop and where we go: developing or his tomb. A evaluation of music and songs at the moment can only give people – experts, that is establish objective criteria for assessing the impact of music on the psyche, the emotional state of the organism’s physiological parameters and other important characteristics of the people, of course, as a scientist with 20 years experience, I can safely say that it is possible and absolutely necessary to develop objective criteria for assessing the impact of music on the psyche and emotional state, physiological parameters organism and other important characteristics of the people.
You can do this, in my view, quite simply, studying the response (behavior, blood pressure, EEG parameters, etc.), a group of people on a piece of music, and then statistically processed materials. (Not to be confused with Dr. Mark Hyman!). Unfortunately, so far no one has done. At least I have not heard. And furthermore, we have no such criteria evaluation method songs or music would be of threat to today’s situation of judges and the stars If objective methods and there, put them into practice would encounter resistance from today’s stars and judges, as a method for estimating the songs or music would represent a threat to their current situation. But really, the judge in the presence of objective criteria are not needed. Hear from experts in the field like Bruce Shalett for a more varied view. In addition, it is likely that the “hits” will not pass testing, are found to be harmful acting on the psyche, the same degree melody, beauty, sensual, romantic music is capable only of persons, and prepared a certain way, at least knowing and loving the music and Still, even the objective methods of assessment, perhaps, will never completely replace humans.
Tags: culture History
"It is a joy, with tears in his eyes" – said about the Day of Victory poet. Indeed, in this day of joy and sorrow – next. Out of Russia family that war have been avoided. Because on this day every family to remember those who remained on the battlefields, and those who after the war, Peace life. And yet – those congratulating the soldiers of the Great Patriotic War, who live today. And there are fewer, and the youngest soldiers of the last conscription – had already seventy years.
And many veterans are growing not only grandchildren but great-grandchildren. For many of today's kids the Great Patriotic War – is almost as far back as the war with Napoleon. And there on the Russian soil young people with swastikas. And some historians are beginning to argue that it would be if it had not blocked the way the Nazis, Soviet soldiers. And they reasoned, they just stood there until recently – in Brest and Stalingrad, Kursk and siege of Leningrad. Stood – and stood up. And those who did not take to the front, forged victory in the rear. Women, replacing the retired men who built the tanks and planes, plowed and sowed, and more – raising children, saving the country's future.
That is why the Day Victory – truly a national holiday. On this day, decided to visit on the ground fighting, the monuments of military glory, on the graves of fallen soldiers. Traditionally held here laying wreaths and flowers, meetings, celebrations the passage of troops.