Author Archives: Roland_Keates

The Head of Medusa

The Head of Medusa

In Greek mythology, the Gorgons were female, monstrous and perverse beings. Medusa was one of three Gorgon sisters, and according to most versions, Medusa was the only mortal among them. Medusa was not always perverse and bestial, it tells the mythology that used to be beautiful until one day, Poseidón raped her in the temple of Athena Nike. Read more

Amedeo Modigliani

Amedeo Modigliani

Throughout Amedeo Modigliani’s pictorial production, the protagonist of his paintings is the human figure. Although, from 1916 it is totally dominated by the female nude. Something that caused him serious problems and that which he lived and created in the Parisian district of Montparnasse where there was a certain sexual freedom, however when he made his first and only individual exhibition, the show was closed by the police, because his nudes were labeled as immoral and with a heavy load of Erotic, too realistic.

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Theory of Literature

Theory of Literature

What makes a text literary? The literary ability confers the way of narrating and ordering events. In the Prague Circle [1] the concept of literaryness arose for the first time; R. Jakobson affirmed that the “literary thing is not in the ornaments of the text, but in the revaluation of the same, because the purpose of the author is aesthetic.” Read more

Judith and Holofernes by Caravaggio

Judith and Holofernes by Caravaggio

Judith and Holofernes is a pictorial work by the artist Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, better known as Caravaggio (1571-1610), circa 1589. Caravaggio is undoubtedly one of the most relevant figures in the whole artistic world. The painter par excellence of the Baroque period and the introducer of a new light treatment “the tenebrismo” that would greatly influence in the art world much beyond the life or surroundings of the artist. Read more

Tadeusz Gorecki

Tadeusz Gorecki

Gorecki Means “a person from Górka, Poland”.
Górka is a town in Poland whose name was ultimately derived from the Slavic gora “mountain”

I’ve been researching my grandfather (Tadeusz Gorecki) war history since 2005 and as off today 30th May 2015, my research had dried up considerably. What I knew about my grandfather and his war record was very limited in the first place, he never spoke of the war, had no visible signs of the war. So whats so special about my grandfather?

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Judith and Holopherne statues

Judith and Holopherne statues

During the Italian Renaissance, Judith was constantly invoked in the arts to ward off a double threat: that of the Turks on the outside and that of the tyrant within. Thus, at the end of the 15th century, the tomb of the Doge Andrea Sellmin, realized by Tullio Lombardo, is adorned with a triumphant Judith holding the head of Holopherne. [figure 1] Judith and Holopherne statues are born.

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Samson and Delilah

Samson and Delilah, painted by Rubens

The painting of Samson and Delilah tells the biblical episode in which Samson, feared Israeli warrior for his enormous strength, is overcome by the beautiful philistine Dalila, who he fell in love with. she found out that his strength lay in his hair, which then cut, took all his strength away. No doubt a symbol about the weakness that can cause infatuation. Read more

Brueghel

Brueghel “the old man” “The triumph of death”

The Other Face Behind Death

Brueghel, a man who saw in the life of the peasants, a social character that passed the reality to more burlesque and satirical terms, now, showed in his work “The triumph of the death”, a rhetoric, between the irony and the mockery To humans, when trying to escape something that is not alien to life, death. But the deformities and human degradations are not only evident, but also, the surrealist management with which it is permissive in the personages and the landscapes mounted there. Read more

use of personal space

The use of personal space

How do we manage the space around us at work, to make it our own?

Is there any indication of why we put personal objects in a particular space, or order, or is everything sporadic? How we manage the space around us at work, are these small details an afterthought; or is it an integral part of the way we think, plan and behave. Read more

personalisation in the workspace

Personalisation in the Workspace

Having worked in an office environment before, I’ve noticed some company policies don’t allow much evidence of “real normal” people working in their offices. They prohibit any signs of their employees’ private lives – like family photographs, plants, artwork or memorabilia, keeping the appearance of that of a work environment of impersonal and sterile workplace? Read more

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