Monthly Archives: October 2012

The Idols of Your Child

Every child tries to take cue from somebody since the earliest periods of childhood. That’s why the most part of modern children have their idols. The idol of your kid is not necessarily the particular person with his or her own experience but the collective image of the certain time. If your child is fond of this or that celebrity that doesn’t mean that it is the life plans. But the parents still have to control this situation in order not to allow the imaginary image or a pop star or a movie actor to become the center of the universe for their child.

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Scaring Art – Cursed Paintings

Art is beautiful in all its forms, however, the works of some painters make the audience fear of the picture rather than admire it. Some paintings are connected with strange and even mystic stories which can not be logically explained. The power of art can create miracles, but there are cases when these miracles are pretty scary ones.

The picture with the worst reputation is, probably, “Crying Boy” by Giovanni Bragolin. It presents a portrait of the painter’s son whom the artist made cry by holding burning matches in front of his face. The kid was afraid of fire and cried out of fear. A few weeks after the picture was finished the boy died from pneumonia, and Bragolin burnt alive in his house during a sudden conflagration. Then a series of conflagrations was reported in the Northern England – in all cases the houses were burnt to ashes except for the reproduction of “Crying Boy”. In result, the reproductions of this picture were declared cursed and the owners were told to get rid of them. The original “Crying Boy”, however, is still not found…

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Are You ‘Spring’ or ‘Summer’?

Many girls and women follow the fashion and make-up trends but not all of them may be aware of the fact if this or that color shade matches their complexion. The theory of four types of appearance will be helpful for those who want to know their ideal color scheme of clothes, make-up and accessories. All the possible types of appearance are divided into four groups which are named after the four seasons. The reason for that division is the existence of a number of common features that make the one appearance type differ from the three rest ones. Consider what features are typical of you to make sure that you are a mild and delicate “spring” or a bright elegant “winter”.

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Michelangelo Pistoletto

Michelangelo Pistoletto is an Italian artist regarded as a leading figure of Arte Povera movement. Many of his works are socially oriented. Thus his famous installation The Third Paradise refers to the idea of creation a perfect place where people would live in harmony with nature. The work was presented for the first time in 2005 during the 51st Venice Biennale. Why it has such a name? According to Pistoletto the third paradise combines features of the first and second paradises. The first one refers to the paradise where “humans were fully integrated into nature”. As for the second one then it is an artificially created place “developed by humans through a process that has now reached globalizing proportions. This paradise is made of artificial needs, artificial products, artificial comforts, artificial pleasures, and every other form of artifice”. What about the third paradise? Pistoletto sees it as “the passage to a new level of planetary civilization, essential to ensure the human race’s survival. The Third Paradise is the new myth that leads everyone to take personal responsibility at this momentous juncture”.

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When Women Are Too Much in Love

There is one good old axiom originated from the Greek philosophy which sounds like “nothing too much” and can be applied to different spheres of life, love and relations included. When it is too good it can easily turn out bad. In relations, like in any other system, there is a principle of conservation of energy which means a constant pursuit of balance. “Too much” of any kind is bad because it leads the system out of balance.

For example, some girls do not distinguish between the form and content. They think that to love is to show their affection in all possible ways. These girls call there partners all possible tender names, use “I love you” like an interjection when there is a necessity to fill in the pause in the conversation. They hug their men too often, show their feelings too openly. Of all the other sits they prefer their men’s knees. You can catch them drawing the hearts with their fingers on the men’s foreheads or sending sms every five minutes to remind of their feelings. The unprepared man can run away scared seeing such passion. The prepared one can get extremely annoyed and run away as well. So, to avoid this sad result, use the rule of “three to one” – allow yourself one sign of attention for every three signs from a man. It will keep him interested and save some mystery in your relations.

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Werther Syndrome

This syndrome has received its name from the novel by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe “The Sorrows of Young Werther” published in 1774. the main character of the novel, a young man named Werther falls in love with Charlotte, who is engaged to Albert. Albert is 11 years older than Charlotte and Werther understands that he has no chance to marry Charlotte. Finally he makes a decision to travel to Weimar. After Werther has returned to his native town he founds Charlotte married to Albert. Werther is aware of the fact that the future life is impossible and the one from them is to die. He can’t find enough courage to kill Albert or Charlotte and commits a suicide. He leaves the death note bu neither Albert no Charlotte attend his funeral.

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