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Marfa, Texas
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Marfa, Texas
— City —
Location of Marfa, Texas
Coordinates: 30°18?43?N 104°1?29?W? / ?30.31194°N 104.02472°W? / 30.31194; -104.02472Coordinates: 30°18?43?N 104°1?29?W? / ?30.31194°N 104.02472°W? / 30.31194; -104.02472
Country United States
State Texas
County Presidio
Area
– Total 1.6 sq mi (4.1 km2)
– Land 1.6 sq mi (4.1 km2)
– Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 4,685 ft (1,428 m)
Population (2000)
– Total 2,121
– Density 1,354.6/sq mi (523.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
– Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 79843
Area code(s) 432
FIPS code 48-46620[1]
GNIS feature ID 1340942[2]

Marfa is a town in the high desert of far West Texas in the Southwestern United States. Located between the Davis Mountains and Big Bend National Park, it is also the county seat of Presidio County. The population was 2,121 at the 2000 census.

Marfa was founded in the early 1880s as a railroad water stop, and grew quickly through the 1920s. Marfa Army Airfield (Fort D.A. Russell) was located east of the town during World War II and trained several thousand pilots before closing in 1945 (the abandoned site is still visible ten miles (16 km) east of the city). The base was also used as the training ground for many of the U.S. Army’s Chemical mortar battalions.

Despite its small size, today Marfa is a tourist destination. Attractions include the historical architecture and classic Texas town square, modern art at the Chinati Foundation and in galleries around town, and the Marfa lights.

Amateur etymologist Barry Popik has shown[where?] that Marfa is named after Marfa Strogoff, a character in the Jules Verne novel Michael Strogoff and its theatrical adaptation; the origin was reported in the Galveston Daily News on December 17, 1882, after the Marfa railroad station was established but before Marfa received a post office in 1883.

The Handbook of Texas states that the wife of a railroad executive reportedly suggested the name "Marfa" after reading the name in the Fyodor Dostoevsky novel The Brothers Karamazov.[

Marfa is in the Chihuahuan Desert

Marfa is located at 30°18?43?N 104°1?29?W? / ?30.31194°N 104.02472°W? / 30.31194; -104.02472 (30.311863, -104.024779)[4]. According to the United States Census Bureau, Marfa has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.1 km²), all of it land, the city is located in the Chihuahuan Desert, a notably underdeveloped region of about 140,000 square miles (~362,600 km²). There is less than one person per square mile in the area.[citation needed]
[edit] Modern art and minimalism
Hotel Paisano and the Presidio County courthouse

In 1971, Donald Judd, the renowned minimalist artist, moved to Marfa from New York City. After renting summer houses for a couple of years he bought two large hangars, some smaller buildings and started to permanently install his art. While this started with his building in New York, the buildings in Marfa (now The Block, Judd Foundation) allowed him to install his works on a larger scale. In 1976 he bought the first of two ranches that would become his primary places of residence, continuing a long love affair with the desert landscape surrounding Marfa. Later, with assistance from the Dia Art Foundation in New York, Judd acquired decommissioned Fort D.A. Russell, and began transforming the fort’s buildings into art spaces in 1979. Judd’s vision was to house large collections of individual artists’ work on permanent display, as a sort of anti-museum. Judd believed that the prevailing model of a museum, where art is shown for short periods of time, does not allow the viewer an understanding of the artist or their work as they intended.

Since Judd’s death in 1994, two foundations have been working to maintain his legacy: the Chinati Foundation and Judd Foundation. Every year The Chinati Foundation holds an Open House event where artists, collectors, and enthusiasts come from around the world to visit Marfa’s art. Since 1997 Open House has been co-sponsored by both foundations and attracts thousands of visitors from around the world.

The Chinati Foundation now occupies more than 10 buildings at the site and has on permanent exhibit work by Carl Andre, Ingólfur Arnarson, John Chamberlain, Dan Flavin, Roni Horn, Ilya Kabakov, Richard Long, Claes Oldenburg, Coosje van Bruggen, John Wesley, and David Rabinowitch.

In recent years, a new wave of artists has moved to Marfa to live and work. As a result, new gallery spaces have opened in the downtown area. Furthermore, The Lannan Foundation has established a writers-in-residency program, a Marfa theater group has formed, and a multi-functional art space called Ballroom Marfa has begun to show art films, host musical performances, and exhibit other art installations.
[edit] Marfa lights
Main article: Marfa lights
Official viewing platform, east of Marfa

Outside of Donald Judd and modern art, Marfa may be most famous for the Marfa lights, visible on clear nights between Marfa and the Paisano Pass when one is facing southwest (toward the Chinati Mountains). According to the Handbook of Texas Online, "…at times they appear colored as they twinkle in the distance. They move about, split apart, melt together, disappear, and reappear. Presidio County residents have watched the lights for over a hundred years. The first historical record of them recalls that in 1883 a young cowhand, Robert Reed Ellison, saw a flickering light while he was driving cattle through Paisano Pass and wondered if it was the campfire of Apache Indians. He was told by other settlers that they often saw the lights, but when they investigated they found no ashes or other evidence of a campsite.[5]

Presidio County has built a viewing station nine miles east of town on U.S. 67 near the site of the old air base. Each year, enthusiasts gather for the annual Marfa Lights Festival.

These objects have been featured and mentioned in various media, including the television show Unsolved Mysteries and an episode of King of the Hill ("Of Mice and Little Green Men") and in an episode of Disney Channel Original Series So Weird, however the producers/writers had made the countryside of Marfa as a forest area instead of a desert area which Marfa is actually located in. A fictional book by David Morrell, 2009’s "The Shimmer", is inspired by the lights. The metalcore group Between the Buried and Me make a reference in the song "Obfuscation" (2009).
[edit] Filming of Giant and other films
Marker of Marfa

The famous 1956 Warner Bros. film Giant, starring Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean, Sal Mineo, Carroll Baker and Dennis Hopper, was filmed in Marfa for two months. Director George Stevens did not have a closed set and actively encouraged the townspeople to come by, either to watch the shooting, or visit with the cast and crew, or take part as extras, dialect coaches, bit players and stagehands.

In August 2006, two movie production units used locations in and around Marfa: the film There Will Be Blood, an adaptation of the Upton Sinclair novel Oil!, directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, and the Coen Brothers’ adaptation of the Cormac McCarthy novel No Country for Old Men.[6][7]

The 1976 play Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean, and its 1982 film adaptation, were set in and around Marfa. The film, however, was not shot there.

In 2008, Marfa held the first annual Marfa Film Festival, which lasted from May 1–5.

The music video of ‘Home’ by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros ends in Marfa with a sign reading ‘GOODBYE MARFA, TX!!’

The music video of ‘Obfuscation’ by Between the Buried and Me is set in Marfa.
[edit] Demographics
Downtown view of Marfa from atop the Courthouse

According to the latest U.S. census[1] of 2000, there were 2,121 people, 863 households, and 555 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,354.6 people per square mile (521.6/km²). There were 1,126 housing units at an average density of 719.1 per square mile (276.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 91% White, 0.28% African American, 0.38% Native American, 0.05% Asian, 7.50% from other races, and 0.75% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 69.9% of the population.

There were 863 households out of which 29.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.4% were married couples living together, 13.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.6% were non-families. 31.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.9% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 24.2% from 25 to 44, 24.5% from 45 to 64, and 18.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 101.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was ,712, and the median income for a family was ,328. Males had a median income of ,804 versus ,382 for females. The per capita income for the city was ,636. About 15.7% of families and 20.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.6% of those under age 18 and 26.9% of those age 65 or over.
[edit] Education
Marfa High School

Marfa is served by the Marfa Independent School District. Marfa Elementary School and Marfa Junior/Senior High School, a part of the district, serve the city.
[edit] Law enforcement

As of October 1, 2009 the city no longer has a local police department. The Presidio County Sheriff patrols the city as well as the county as a whole.
[edit] Media

Marfa is home to NPR-affiliated station KRTS.

Marfa Magazine is a yearly publication distributed out of Marfa Texas, founded and operated by Johnny Calderon, Jr. Marfa Magazine focuses on current issues and general information about Marfa, Alpine, and Fort Davis.
[edit] Transportation

Marfa operates the Marfa Municipal Airport, located north of the city in unincorporated Presidio County and serving general aviation. Commercial air service is available at either Midland International Airport, 180 miles (290 km) northeast, or El Paso International Airport, 190 miles (310 km) northwest.

Greyhound Lines operates an intercity bus service from the Western Union office.[8]

The Amtrak Sunset Limited passes through the city, but does not stop. The nearest stop is located in nearby Alpine.

Houston: Space Center Houston – Lunar Exploration
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Space Center Houston is the official visitor center of NASA Johnson Space Center and a Smithsonian Affiliate Museum owned and operated by the nonprofit Manned Spaceflight Education Foundation. The center opened in 1992 and hosts more than 1 million visitors annually in its 250,000-square-foot educational complex with over 400 space artifacts, permanent and traveling exhibits, attractions, live shows and theaters dedicated to preserving the history of America’s human spaceflight program.

The Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center (JSC) is the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Manned Spacecraft Center, where human spaceflight training, research, and flight control are conducted. Construction of the center, designed by Charles Luckman, began in 1962 and the 1,620-acre facility officially opened for business in September 1963. The center is home to NASA’s astronaut corps, and is responsible for training astronauts from both the U.S. and its international partners. It has become popularly known for its flight control function, identified as "Mission Control" during the Gemini, Apollo, Skylab, Apollo–Soyuz, and Space Shuttle program flights. It is also the site of the former Lunar Receiving Laboratory, where the first astronauts returning from the Moon were quarantined, and where the majority of lunar samples are stored.

HONK! Fest 2010: Band performances & other fun in Harvard Square
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Quoting from the HONK! Festival 2010 – Press Release, including Participants & Schedule of Events (as of 9/10/2010)

HONK! FESTIVAL 2010

FIFTH ANNUAL

this year featuring
[subject to revision]

What Cheer? Brigade (Providence, RI)
Veveritse (Brooklyn, NY)
Titanium Sporkestra (Seattle, WA)
Springville All Star Marching Band (Springville, NY)
Seed and Feed Marching Abominables (Atlanta, GA)
Rude Mechanical Orchestra (Brooklyn, NY)
Minor Mishap Marching Band (Austin, TX)
Leftist Marching Band (Portsmouth, NH)
Himalayas (NY, NY)
Extraordinary Rendition Band (Providence, RI)
Environmental Encroachment (Chicago, IL)
DJA-Rara (Brooklyn, NY)
Detroit Party Marching Band (Detroit, MI)
Bread and Puppet Circus Band (Glover, VT)
Brass Liberation Orchestra (Oakland, CA)
Black Bear Combo (Chicago, IL)
Barrage Band Orchestra (Baltimore, MD)

with locals
[subject to revision]

AfroBrazil
AMP (Activist Music for the People) Radical Marching Band
Bahamas Junkanoo Jumpers
Dirty Water Brass Band
Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band
Expandable Brass Band
Factory Seconds
and
Second Line Social Aid & Pleasure Society Brass Band

October 8-10

based
in
Davis Square, Somerville
&
Harvard Square, Cambridge

ALL
[EXCEPT FOR ONE VERY AFFORDABLE EVENT]
FREE AND OPEN TO ALL

(Somerville & Cambridge, MA) Born out of a need for street bands to celebrate their social activist side, the increasingly popular HONK! Festival is back for a 5 year with opportunities galore for participants and festival goers to enjoy themselves immensely. Rain or shine on Columbus Day weekend, October 8-10, the streets primarily in and around Davis Sq. and spilling out into Harvard Square will be teeming with bands raising a good time ruckus.

The confirmed HONK! band count is currently at 25, with one to two new ones being added weekly. But when the final count is in, this year up to 30, there’ll still be no stopping individuals who suddenly feel the need to jump in at the last minute. In today’s parlance, HONK! 2010 already has an app for that! Opportunities abound not only for festival invitees but for the spur of the moment merry maker, including a chance to play music with the October 10th impromptu “community band” made up of individual musicians, who are not affiliated with any of this year’s HONK! bands, but are interested in participating in the gigantic HONK! Parade to Reclaim the Streets for Horns, Bikes and Feet.

Festival updates can be found at www.honkfest.org, twitter.com/honkfest/, and www.facebook.com/honkfestival, or by calling 617-383-HONK (4665). Listed on the next few pages is the festival schedule as it now stands:

2010 WEEKEND SCHEDULE:

Friday, October 8, 1-5 pm
HONK! In The Neighborhoods
Visiting HONK! bands will team up with their local counterparts to perform and interact at several Boston-area Boys and Girls Clubs, as well as at other non-profit venues or gatherings. At this writing the following clubs and organizations who will be participating are:
Yawkey Club of Roxbury, 115 Warren St., Roxbury; Charlestown Club, 15 Green Street, Charlestown; Blue Hill Club, 15 Talbot Ave., Dorchester; South Boston Club, 230 West Sixth Street, South Boston; Union Square Main Streets, Union Square, Somerville; Zumix, 260 Summer St., East Boston; and the Food Not Bombs gathering at Park St. on the Boston Common.
Many of these events are free and open to all.
For information: 617-383-HONK (4665), info@honkfest.org

Saturday, October 9, 12:30 pm-9 pm
HONK! On Davis Square
Up to 30 activist street bands, from near and far, will perform outdoors for free. An Opening Ceremony to be held at 12:30 pm in 7 Hills Park, Davis Square, Somerville. At this writing the following bands will be participating, listed in alphabetical order: AfroBrazil, AMP (Activist Music for the People) Radical Marching Band, Bahamas Junkanoo Jumpers, Barrage Band Orchestra, Black Bear Combo, Brass Liberation Orchestra, Bread and Puppet Circus Band, Detroit Party Marching Band, Dirty Water Brass Band, DJA-Rara, Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band, Environmental Encroachment, Expandable Brass Band, Extraordinary Rendition Band, Factory Seconds, Himalayas, Leftist Marching Band, Minor Mishap Marching Band, Rude Mechanical Orchestra, Second Line Social Aid & Pleasure Society Brass Band, Seed and Feed Marching Abominables, Springville All Star Marching Band, Titanium Sporkestra, Veveritse, and What Cheer? Brigade.
Davis Square, Somerville
[Conveniently located near the Davis Square stop on the Red Line and several MBTA bus connections.]
Free and open to all; rain or shine.
For information: 617-383-HONK (4665), info@honkfest.org

Sunday, October 10, noon-2 pm
HONK! Parade to Reclaim the Streets for Horns, Bikes and Feet
Led by the Mayors of Somerville and Cambridge, the parade will feature all the HONK! bands, plus the Bread & Puppet Theater, the impromptu “community band,” and many local arts and community organizations, such as Green Streets Initiative, Bikes Not Bombs, 350.org, Open Air Circus, Puppeteers Cooperative, Livable Streets, and Sprout. The parade assembles at 11 am, and the route starts in Davis Square, Somerville, at noon, making its way to Harvard Square’s Oktoberfest celebration in Cambridge. To participate in the parade or to volunteer as a parade facilitator, contact parade@honkfest.org.
[Conveniently located near the Davis, Porter, and Harvard Square stops on the Red Line and several MBTA bus
connections.]
Free and open to all; rain or shine.
For information: 617-383-HONK (4665), info@honkfest.org

Sunday, October 10, 2-6 pm
HONK! at Oktoberfest
Several HONK! bands will be featured in Harvard Square’s Oktoberfest.
[Conveniently located near the Harvard Square stop on the Red Line and several MBTA bus connections.]
Free and open to all; rain or shine.
For information, visit www.harvardsquare.com, 617-491-3434, hsba@harvardsquare.com

Sunday, October 10, 8 pm-midnight
HONK! Blow-Out
Featuring all the HONK! bands, performing up to 10 minute sets each. At this writing the following bands will be participating, listed in alphabetical order: AfroBrazil, AMP (Activist Music for the People) Radical Marching Band, Bahamas Junkanoo Jumpers, Barrage Band Orchestra, Black Bear Combo, Brass Liberation Orchestra, Bread and Puppet Circus Band, Detroit Party Marching Band, Dirty Water Brass Band, DJA- Rara, Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band, Environmental Encroachment, Expandable Brass Band, Extraordinary Rendition Band, Factory Seconds, Himalayas, Leftist Marching Band, Minor Mishap Marching Band, Rude Mechanical Orchestra, Second Line Social Aid & Pleasure Society Brass Band, Seed and Feed Marching Abominables, Springville All Star Marching Band, Titanium Sporkestra, Veveritse, and What Cheer? Brigade.
Somerville Theatre
55 Davis Square, Somerville
[Conveniently located near the Davis Square stop on the Red Line and several MBTA bus connections.]
Ticket: general admission.
For tickets and information: (617) 625-5700, http://feitheatres.com/somerville-theatre/

Leading up to this year’s Columbus Day weekend events, there are several preliminary events worth noting:

Through Thursday, September 30, 2010:
HONK! Photo Exhibit
Features 7 photographers: Greg Cook, Tiffany Knight, Mark Dannenhauer, Jesse Edsell-Vetter, Benjamin Greenberg, Chris Yeager & Akos Szilvasi. Their photos are inspired by HONK! Festival 2009.
The Inside-Outside Gallery (aka the CVS windows)
CVS Pharmacy
1 Davis Square, Somerville
[Conveniently located near the Davis Square stop on the Red Line and several MBTA bus connections.]
Free and open to all.
For more information, photoshow@honkfest.org.

Monday, September 13, 7-8:30 pm:
We Love HONK! Volunteers Meeting
Sign-up gathering to help in all the ways that make HONK! possible. Individuals and groups interested in participating in the parade, to be held from noon-2 pm on October 10th, are also encouraged to attend. Fun is guaranteed!
Somerville Public Library (West Branch)
40 College Ave., Somerville
[Conveniently located near the Davis Square stop on the Red Line and several MBTA bus connections.]
For more information, contact volunteers@honkfest.org.

Tuesday, September 21, 10 am-11 pm:
Flatbread Pizza For HONK! Benefit
All day, with a special 7:30 pm performance by the Second Line Social Aid & Pleasure Society Brass Band. Flatbread in Somerville is donating a portion of the cost of every pizza pie purchased during the day to the HONK! Festival.
Flatbread Company
45 Day Street, Somerville
[Conveniently located near the Davis Square stop on the Red Line and several MBTA bus connections.]
For more information, contact benefit@honkfest.org.

The HONK! Festival is a good idea coming to fruition. A need had been identified, not only on the part of musicians — of a particular persuasion — who have a penchant for gathering to raise a awareness about issues that need attention. But also a need is there on the part of the audience — not necessarily of any persuasion — to bask in the glow of this unusual phenomenon.

As often as bands congregate to HONK in protest, they also perform to celebrate the causes and institutions they support: multicultural festivals, peace conferences, social forums, artists’ collectives, community gardens, block parties, neighborhood fundraisers, relief benefits and homeless shelters. In every case, the HONKers’ ultimate goal is to have fun, to relish the art of making fun as a form of individual and collective transcendence, and to encourage others to see and do the same.

The HONK! Festival Committee would like to give special thanks to the following for their support of this year’s
HONK! Festival: City of Somerville, the Somerville Arts Council, RESIST, Harvard Square Business Association, Davis Square businesses, and last but not least, the local Davis Square community, whose support in terms of in-kind donations of food and public services, housing for upwards of 300 musicians, and cash contributions, is vital to keeping the HONK! effort going.

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IMG_4040 Peder Severin Krøyer 1851-1909. Copenhague, Paris, Skagen. Le Comité pour l’exposition de l’art français à Copenhague en 1888 The Committee for the exhibition of French art in Copenhagen in 1888 Copenhague Collection Hirschsprung
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Peder Severin Krøyer 1851-1909. Copenhague, Paris, Skagen.
Le Comité pour l’exposition de l’art français à Copenhague en 1888
The Committee for the exhibition of French art in Copenhagen in 1888
Copenhague Collection Hirschsprung

LA RUPTURE IMPRESSIONNISTE

Une partie des peintres de Skagen s’inspire des impressionnistes français et leur voyages à Paris furent fréquents.
L’impressionnisme n’a pas été facilement accepté en France. Les techniques impressionnistes, l’esquisse et le tachisme, heurtaient les habitudes antérieures.
L’esquisse a toujours existée. Elle permettait de conclure un contrat avec les commanditaires en leur donnant une idée du tableau, et de la manière dont le peintre envisageait de traiter le sujet. L’esquisse était nécessaire pour avoir le droit de se présenter à l’Académie. Mais les commanditaires exigeaient, au final, une oeuvre achevée, au dessin rigoureux, fini, précis. Un peintre n’était pas reçu à l’Académie sur une esquisse.
L’impressionnisme prenait le contre-pied de cette esthétique classique en faisant de l’esquisse et du tachisme un système.
D’un point de vue classique un tableau impressionniste n’est pas achevé.
Les impressionnistes, systématisaient l’Art du Flou.
Parmi les techniques développées au cours du 19è siècle l’Esquisse a été une des meilleures expressions de l’Art du Flou.
L’Art du Flou a été pratiqué de manière géniale par Léonard de Vinci. Le "Sfumato" est, dans le cadre d’une peinture très figurative et parfaitement finie, comme la Joconde, les Vierges au rocher, ou Saint Jean Baptiste, une ébauche d’art du flou.
L’Esquisse a été dans l’histoire de la peinture un projet, une étude préparatoire, qui permettait à l’artiste de s’assurer de la cohérence et de l’équilibre de son tableau fini. Dans ce cas, le plus souvent, le flou n’est qu’une approximation, un brouillon, le témoin d’un art incomplet qui demande à être achevé.
Mais de nombreux artistes, au cours des siècles passés, ont parfaitement compris que l’esquisse pouvait, parfois, exceptionnellement, être une oeuvre achevée.
C’est à dire une oeuvre dont une grande majorité de spectateurs, experts ou non, ressentaient impérieusement que RIEN ne devait lui être ajoutée. Ce n’est pas une définition mathématique, mais c’est la meilleure.
L’esquisse n’est une oeuvre achevée que lorsqu’elle est créatrice d’une atmosphère singulière, particulièrement suggestive, porteuse d’une poésie qui lui est propre, unique. Quand il apparaît de manière évidente que plus de précision dans le dessin fermerait les portes à l’imaginaire, au mystère, et détruirait un équilibre subtile entre le rêve et la réalité.
Le dessin trop précis peut en effet fermer les portes à l’imaginaire, alors que le flou qui caractérise l’esquisse peut les ouvrir. Les photographes le savent bien aussi : Le flou peut être simplement flou, mais il peut aussi être une invitation à ressentir un mystère et à participer à une énigme. Le spectateur est invité à meubler par son imagination le flou qui lui est proposé.
Mais c’est une alchimie dont seuls les grands artistes, peuvent, exceptionnellement, pénétrer le secret.
Le grand maître de cette technique, et celui qui, le plus précocement, l’a poussé le plus loin, a été William Turner (1775-1851).
Delacroix a été aussi, un peu après Turner, un des grands précurseurs de l’art de l’esquisse, et comme lui de l’Art Moderne. Par exemple dans la "mort de Sadarnapale" mais aussi dans bien d’autres tableaux. Mais Delacroix est aussi un exemple des limites de cette technique. Toutes les techniques rencontrent, à un moment ou à un autre, leurs limites.
L’Art de l’esquisse est redoutablement difficile, car il ne suffit pas de dessiner schématiquement un sujet pour faire une belle oeuvre. De même qu’en photographie de nos jours, il ne suffit pas de dessiner et de peindre flou pour créer une oeuvre d’art.
Le flou peut n’être qu’une approximation, bâclée, dont finalement la valeur marchande ne tient qu’à la signature d’un grand nom, et surtout à un marché dont les buts ne sont aucunement artistiques.
Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres (1780-1867) l’adversaire de Eugène Delacroix disait " le dessin est la probité de l’art". Il faut comprendre que le dessin, exact et précis, est une exigence et un préalable à tout art de la peinture. Il n’avait pas totalement raison, mais il n’avait pas non plus totalement tort.

Il ne faut pas exagérer les résistances à l’impressionnisme et surtout ne pas confondre, comme on le fait trop souvent, ces résistances avec la situation de l’art contemporain officiel qui s’est imposé dans les musées européens à partir des années 1950 et suivantes. A l’origine de l’impressionnisme sont des peintres populaires en rupture avec l’esthétique officielle prônée par l’Académie de peinture de Paris qui contrôlait notamment l’accès au Salon annuel. Cette résistance, et celle d’une certaine critique, a été tournée très vite avec les Salons des refusés, dès 1863, le dernier salon des refusés ayant eut lieu en 1886. En réalité la résistance des peintres de l’Académie a été brisée dès 1881. Les artistes impressionnistes français ont connu la célébrité de leur vivant et fait immédiatement école dans toute l’Europe. Aussi bien auprès des élites que des populations.
Absolument à l’opposé de l’impressionnisme à ses débuts, l’art contemporain est un art tout à fait officiel, faussement révolutionnaire, mais totalement académique, imposé par les élites idéologiques et politiques occidentales qui ont construit pour lui des musées particuliers conçus par les plus grands architectes du temps. La peinture contemporaine constitue effectivement un art en rupture totale avec l’art antérieur par sa consécration du laid et de l’absurde. Mais cette rupture n’a aucune origine populaire, c’est une "révolution" totalement organisée d’en haut par une poignée "d’éclairés" disposant du pouvoir, et de beaucoup d’argent. L’art contemporain a été dès son origine, aux Etats Unis entre les deux guerres, puis en Europe à partir de la seconde guerre mondiale un art au service des pouvoirs, et en rien un art populaire et résistant. Par contre ce sont les peuples qui ont déserté et continuent de déserter les salles d’art contemporain. Ce qui n’a jamais été le cas pour les impressionnistes. Manet a été célèbre dès le salon des Refusés de 1863.
Une comparaison entre la situation des impressionnistes avec celle des artistes de l’art des rues né dans le courant des années 1960, serait bien plus pertinente. Si on ne la fait pas, c’est une fois de plus la démonstration que l’art est un des hauts lieux de la manipulation idéologique et politique des peuples. Cela a été le cas en Europe de l’art catholique à l’époque médiévale, de l’art orthodoxe, des choix esthétiques des protestants, bien sûr de l’art baroque et classique, des arts communistes, nationaux-socialistes, et de l’art contemporain. La seule période où l’art européen a été multiforme et s’est inventé en dehors des idéologies et des cercles politiques au pouvoir c’est précisément la période de l’art moderne de 1850 à 1950. Parce qu’à cette époque il existait des idéologies concurrentes et qu’aucune ne disposait entièrement du pouvoir d’imposer l’art qui lui convenait. Et si notre époque connaît effectivement une peinture qui vit en dehors des cadres officiels, ou même en rupture avec eux, c’est dans l’art privé, l’art commercial et l’art des rues qu’il faut le chercher. Pas dans les collection permanentes des musées d’art contemporain.

THE IMPRESSIONIST RUPTURE

Some of Skagen’s painters were inspired by French impressionists and their trips to Paris were frequent.

The Impressionism was not easily accepted in France. The Impressionist techniques, the sketch and the tachism were contrary to previous habits. The sketch has always existed. It allowed to conclude a contract with sponsors. The sketch gave them an overview of the table, and how the painter was planning to address the issue. The sketch was necessary to have the right to appear at the Academy. But the sponsors demanded a finished work, the rigorous drawing, finished, accurate. We were not admitted to the Academy on a sketch.
The Impressionism was taking against the foot of this classic aesthetics by making the sketch and tachisme a system.
From a classical point of view an impressionist painting is not completed.
The Impressionists, systematized the Art of Blur.

Among the techniques developed during the 19th century, the sketch was one of the best expressions of the Art of Blur.
The Art of Blur has been practiced ingeniously by Leonardo da Vinci. The "Sfumato" is in the context of a very figurative and perfectly finished painting, like the Mona Lisa, the Virgin on the rock, or John the Baptist, a draft of art of blur..
The sketch was in the history of painting, a project, a preparatory study, which allowed the artist to ensure the coherence and balance of the finished table. In this case, usually, the blur is only an approximation, a preform, a draft, witnessed an incomplete art which needs to be completed.
But many artists, over the centuries, have understood perfectly that the sketch was sometimes, exceptionally, be a finished work.
That is to say a work, of which a large majority of spectators, experts or not, imperiously felt that NOTHING was to be added to it. This is not a mathematical definition, but this is the best.
The sketch is a finished work, only when it is creative, from a singular atmosphere, particularly suggestive, carrying a single poetry. When he appears, with evidence, that more precision in drawing, closes the doors to the imagination, of the mystery, and destroy a subtle balance between dream and reality.
The tto precise drawing can, in fact, close the doors to the imagination. While the blur, characteristic of the sketch, can open these doors. The photographers also know well: The blur can be simply fuzzy, but it can also be an invitation to feel a mystery and to participate in an enigma. The viewer is invited to furnish the blur proposed to him, through his imagination.
But it is an alchemy that only great artists have exceptionally found the secret.
The great master of this technique that the earliest, pushed him, foremost, was William Turner (1775-1851).
Delacroix was also a little after Turner, one of the major precursors of the art of the sketch and like him of Modern Art. For example in the "death of Sadarnapale" but also in many other paintings. But Delacroix is also an example of the limitations of this technique. All techniques meet, at one time or another, their limits.
The Art of the sketch is terribly difficult, because it is not enough to draw schematically a subject to make a beautiful work. It is not enough to draw and paint blur, or photographing blur, to create a work of art.
The Blur can only be an approximation, botched, whose market value stands only in the signature of a great name, and especially to a market, whose goals are in no way artistic.
Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres (1780-1867), the opponent of Eugène Delacroix, said: "Drawing is the probity of art". Understand that drawing, accurate and precise, is a requirement and a prerequisite for any art of painting. He was not totally right, but he was not completely wrong.

The resistance to Impressionism should not be exaggerated and, above all, it should not be confused, as is too often the case, with the situation of official contemporary art which has been imposed in European museums from the years 1950 and onwards. At the origin of Impressionism are popular painters who broke with the official aesthetics of the Paris Academy of Painting, which controlled access to the annual Salon. This resistance, and that of a certain criticism, was bypassed very quickly with the salons of the refused, since 1863, the last salon of the refused having taken place in 1886. In reality the resistance of the painters of the Academy was broken as soon as 1881. French impressionist artists were famous during their lifetime and immediately influenced all European painting. Among both elites and populations.
Absolutely the opposite of early Impressionism, contemporary art is an entirely official, falsely revolutionary, but totally academic art imposed by Western ideological and political elites who have built for them special museums designed by the greatest architects of the time. Contemporary painting is indeed an art in complete rupture with the prior art by its consecration of milk and absurd. But this break has no popular origin, it is a "revolution" totally organized from above by a handful of "enlightened" people with power and a lot of money. Contemporary art has been afterwards the beginning, in the United States between the two wars, then in Europe after the second world war an art in the service of the powers, and in no way a popular and resistant art. On the other hand, it is the peoples who have deserted and continue to desert the rooms of contemporary art. Which has never been the case for the Impressionists. Manet was famous at the Salon des Refusés of 1863.
A comparison between the situation of the impressionists and that of the artists of the street art, born in the course of the 1960s, would be much more relevant. If we do not do it, it is once again the demonstration that art is one of the high places of the ideological and political manipulation of peoples. This was the case in Europe of medievalCatholic art, Orthodox art, aesthetic choices of Protestants, of course Baroque and Classical art, Communist arts, National Socialist arts and of the contemporary art. The only period when European art has been multiform and invented outside the ideologies and political circles in power is precisely the period of modern art from 1850 to 1950. Because at that time there existed competing ideologies and none of them had the power to impose the art that she wanted. And if our time actually knows a painting that lives outside official frameworks, or even breaks with them, it is rather in private art, commercial art and street art that we must look for it. Not in the permanent collections of Contemporary Art museums.

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Shenzhen and Hong Kong

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Dipl. Arch. ETH Hans Drexler M. Arch.
Walter-Kolb-Strasse 22
D-60594 Frankfurt am Main
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Shenzhen field trip and workshop
Schematic Schedule 30.08 – 05.09 2012
THU 30.08
Arrival at HK International Airport at 21.50 local time.
Shuttle bus pick-up driving you directly to the hostel in SZ.
FRI 31.08
10-12 // workshop @ Urbanus (OCT Loft. about Shenzhen’s development
12-14 // lunch @ OCT Loft
14-17 // workshop + roundtable @ Urbanus (OCT Loft. about SZ Creative City
17-18 // OCT Loft site visit
18-20 // informal cocktails hour @ OCT Loft
SAT 01.09
a.m. // departure by bus to Guangzhou, guided visit to the Opera House by Zaha Hadid
p.m. // Urban Tulou visit in Guangzhou, coming back to SZ for dinner or after having dinner in GZ
SUN 02.09
a.m. // Outdoor Creative Market and shopping in OCT Loft
p.m. // site visit of Dafen Village in Shenzhen with Urbanus
MON 03.09
a.m. // Visit at Planning Bureau, guided visit and lecture from Social Housing Dept.
p.m. // visit and lecture @ Harbin Institute of Technology or first site inspection
TUE 04.09
a.m. // visit of ShuiWei Urban Village in Futian, Shenzhen
p.m. // site analysis of ShuiWei Urban Village in Futian, Shenzhen
WED 05.09
a.m. // optional site visit of Horizontal Skyscraper in Da Mei Sha by Steven Holl
p.m. // according to individual schedules

Shenzhen and Hong Kong

All rights reverved:

Hans Drexler

www.dgj.eu

Drexler Guinand Jauslin Architekten GmbH
Dipl. Arch. ETH Hans Drexler M. Arch.
Walter-Kolb-Strasse 22
D-60594 Frankfurt am Main
www.dgj.eu

Shenzhen and Hong Kong

All rights reverved:

Hans Drexler

www.dgj.eu

Drexler Guinand Jauslin Architekten GmbH
Dipl. Arch. ETH Hans Drexler M. Arch.
Walter-Kolb-Strasse 22
D-60594 Frankfurt am Main
www.dgj.eu

Shenzhen field trip and workshop
Schematic Schedule 30.08 – 05.09 2012
THU 30.08
Arrival at HK International Airport at 21.50 local time.
Shuttle bus pick-up driving you directly to the hostel in SZ.
FRI 31.08
10-12 // workshop @ Urbanus (OCT Loft. about Shenzhen’s development
12-14 // lunch @ OCT Loft
14-17 // workshop + roundtable @ Urbanus (OCT Loft. about SZ Creative City
17-18 // OCT Loft site visit
18-20 // informal cocktails hour @ OCT Loft
SAT 01.09
a.m. // departure by bus to Guangzhou, guided visit to the Opera House by Zaha Hadid
p.m. // Urban Tulou visit in Guangzhou, coming back to SZ for dinner or after having dinner in GZ
SUN 02.09
a.m. // Outdoor Creative Market and shopping in OCT Loft
p.m. // site visit of Dafen Village in Shenzhen with Urbanus
MON 03.09
a.m. // Visit at Planning Bureau, guided visit and lecture from Social Housing Dept.
p.m. // visit and lecture @ Harbin Institute of Technology or first site inspection
TUE 04.09
a.m. // visit of ShuiWei Urban Village in Futian, Shenzhen
p.m. // site analysis of ShuiWei Urban Village in Futian, Shenzhen
WED 05.09
a.m. // optional site visit of Horizontal Skyscraper in Da Mei Sha by Steven Holl
p.m. // according to individual schedules

All rights reverved:

Hans Drexler

www.dgj.eu

Drexler Guinand Jauslin Architekten GmbH
Dipl. Arch. ETH Hans Drexler M. Arch.
Walter-Kolb-Strasse 22
D-60594 Frankfurt am Main
www.dgj.eu

Shenzhen and Hong Kong

All rights reverved:

Hans Drexler

www.dgj.eu

Drexler Guinand Jauslin Architekten GmbH
Dipl. Arch. ETH Hans Drexler M. Arch.
Walter-Kolb-Strasse 22
D-60594 Frankfurt am Main
www.dgj.eu

Shenzhen field trip and workshop
Schematic Schedule 30.08 – 05.09 2012
THU 30.08
Arrival at HK International Airport at 21.50 local time.
Shuttle bus pick-up driving you directly to the hostel in SZ.
FRI 31.08
10-12 // workshop @ Urbanus (OCT Loft. about Shenzhen’s development
12-14 // lunch @ OCT Loft
14-17 // workshop + roundtable @ Urbanus (OCT Loft. about SZ Creative City
17-18 // OCT Loft site visit
18-20 // informal cocktails hour @ OCT Loft
SAT 01.09
a.m. // departure by bus to Guangzhou, guided visit to the Opera House by Zaha Hadid
p.m. // Urban Tulou visit in Guangzhou, coming back to SZ for dinner or after having dinner in GZ
SUN 02.09
a.m. // Outdoor Creative Market and shopping in OCT Loft
p.m. // site visit of Dafen Village in Shenzhen with Urbanus
MON 03.09
a.m. // Visit at Planning Bureau, guided visit and lecture from Social Housing Dept.
p.m. // visit and lecture @ Harbin Institute of Technology or first site inspection
TUE 04.09
a.m. // visit of ShuiWei Urban Village in Futian, Shenzhen
p.m. // site analysis of ShuiWei Urban Village in Futian, Shenzhen
WED 05.09
a.m. // optional site visit of Horizontal Skyscraper in Da Mei Sha by Steven Holl
p.m. // according to individual schedules

Shenzhen and Hong Kong

All rights reverved:

Hans Drexler

www.dgj.eu

Drexler Guinand Jauslin Architekten GmbH
Dipl. Arch. ETH Hans Drexler M. Arch.
Walter-Kolb-Strasse 22
D-60594 Frankfurt am Main
www.dgj.eu

Shenzhen and Hong Kong

All rights reverved:

Hans Drexler

www.dgj.eu

Drexler Guinand Jauslin Architekten GmbH
Dipl. Arch. ETH Hans Drexler M. Arch.
Walter-Kolb-Strasse 22
D-60594 Frankfurt am Main
www.dgj.eu

Shenzhen field trip and workshop
Schematic Schedule 30.08 – 05.09 2012
THU 30.08
Arrival at HK International Airport at 21.50 local time.
Shuttle bus pick-up driving you directly to the hostel in SZ.
FRI 31.08
10-12 // workshop @ Urbanus (OCT Loft. about Shenzhen’s development
12-14 // lunch @ OCT Loft
14-17 // workshop + roundtable @ Urbanus (OCT Loft. about SZ Creative City
17-18 // OCT Loft site visit
18-20 // informal cocktails hour @ OCT Loft
SAT 01.09
a.m. // departure by bus to Guangzhou, guided visit to the Opera House by Zaha Hadid
p.m. // Urban Tulou visit in Guangzhou, coming back to SZ for dinner or after having dinner in GZ
SUN 02.09
a.m. // Outdoor Creative Market and shopping in OCT Loft
p.m. // site visit of Dafen Village in Shenzhen with Urbanus
MON 03.09
a.m. // Visit at Planning Bureau, guided visit and lecture from Social Housing Dept.
p.m. // visit and lecture @ Harbin Institute of Technology or first site inspection
TUE 04.09
a.m. // visit of ShuiWei Urban Village in Futian, Shenzhen
p.m. // site analysis of ShuiWei Urban Village in Futian, Shenzhen
WED 05.09
a.m. // optional site visit of Horizontal Skyscraper in Da Mei Sha by Steven Holl
p.m. // according to individual schedules

2012 Shenzhen and Hong Kong
market analysis
Image by hdx.rm

All rights reverved:

Hans Drexler

www.dgj.eu

Drexler Guinand Jauslin Architekten GmbH
Dipl. Arch. ETH Hans Drexler M. Arch.
Walter-Kolb-Strasse 22
D-60594 Frankfurt am Main
www.dgj.eu

Shenzhen and Hong Kong

All rights reverved:

Hans Drexler

www.dgj.eu

Drexler Guinand Jauslin Architekten GmbH
Dipl. Arch. ETH Hans Drexler M. Arch.
Walter-Kolb-Strasse 22
D-60594 Frankfurt am Main
www.dgj.eu

Shenzhen field trip and workshop
Schematic Schedule 30.08 – 05.09 2012
THU 30.08
Arrival at HK International Airport at 21.50 local time.
Shuttle bus pick-up driving you directly to the hostel in SZ.
FRI 31.08
10-12 // workshop @ Urbanus (OCT Loft. about Shenzhen’s development
12-14 // lunch @ OCT Loft
14-17 // workshop + roundtable @ Urbanus (OCT Loft. about SZ Creative City
17-18 // OCT Loft site visit
18-20 // informal cocktails hour @ OCT Loft
SAT 01.09
a.m. // departure by bus to Guangzhou, guided visit to the Opera House by Zaha Hadid
p.m. // Urban Tulou visit in Guangzhou, coming back to SZ for dinner or after having dinner in GZ
SUN 02.09
a.m. // Outdoor Creative Market and shopping in OCT Loft
p.m. // site visit of Dafen Village in Shenzhen with Urbanus
MON 03.09
a.m. // Visit at Planning Bureau, guided visit and lecture from Social Housing Dept.
p.m. // visit and lecture @ Harbin Institute of Technology or first site inspection
TUE 04.09
a.m. // visit of ShuiWei Urban Village in Futian, Shenzhen
p.m. // site analysis of ShuiWei Urban Village in Futian, Shenzhen
WED 05.09
a.m. // optional site visit of Horizontal Skyscraper in Da Mei Sha by Steven Holl
p.m. // according to individual schedules

Shenzhen and Hong Kong

All rights reverved:

Hans Drexler

www.dgj.eu

Drexler Guinand Jauslin Architekten GmbH
Dipl. Arch. ETH Hans Drexler M. Arch.
Walter-Kolb-Strasse 22
D-60594 Frankfurt am Main
www.dgj.eu

Shenzhen and Hong Kong

All rights reverved:

Hans Drexler

www.dgj.eu

Drexler Guinand Jauslin Architekten GmbH
Dipl. Arch. ETH Hans Drexler M. Arch.
Walter-Kolb-Strasse 22
D-60594 Frankfurt am Main
www.dgj.eu

Shenzhen field trip and workshop
Schematic Schedule 30.08 – 05.09 2012
THU 30.08
Arrival at HK International Airport at 21.50 local time.
Shuttle bus pick-up driving you directly to the hostel in SZ.
FRI 31.08
10-12 // workshop @ Urbanus (OCT Loft. about Shenzhen’s development
12-14 // lunch @ OCT Loft
14-17 // workshop + roundtable @ Urbanus (OCT Loft. about SZ Creative City
17-18 // OCT Loft site visit
18-20 // informal cocktails hour @ OCT Loft
SAT 01.09
a.m. // departure by bus to Guangzhou, guided visit to the Opera House by Zaha Hadid
p.m. // Urban Tulou visit in Guangzhou, coming back to SZ for dinner or after having dinner in GZ
SUN 02.09
a.m. // Outdoor Creative Market and shopping in OCT Loft
p.m. // site visit of Dafen Village in Shenzhen with Urbanus
MON 03.09
a.m. // Visit at Planning Bureau, guided visit and lecture from Social Housing Dept.
p.m. // visit and lecture @ Harbin Institute of Technology or first site inspection
TUE 04.09
a.m. // visit of ShuiWei Urban Village in Futian, Shenzhen
p.m. // site analysis of ShuiWei Urban Village in Futian, Shenzhen
WED 05.09
a.m. // optional site visit of Horizontal Skyscraper in Da Mei Sha by Steven Holl
p.m. // according to individual schedules

All rights reverved:

Hans Drexler

www.dgj.eu

Drexler Guinand Jauslin Architekten GmbH
Dipl. Arch. ETH Hans Drexler M. Arch.
Walter-Kolb-Strasse 22
D-60594 Frankfurt am Main
www.dgj.eu

Shenzhen and Hong Kong

All rights reverved:

Hans Drexler

www.dgj.eu

Drexler Guinand Jauslin Architekten GmbH
Dipl. Arch. ETH Hans Drexler M. Arch.
Walter-Kolb-Strasse 22
D-60594 Frankfurt am Main
www.dgj.eu

Shenzhen field trip and workshop
Schematic Schedule 30.08 – 05.09 2012
THU 30.08
Arrival at HK International Airport at 21.50 local time.
Shuttle bus pick-up driving you directly to the hostel in SZ.
FRI 31.08
10-12 // workshop @ Urbanus (OCT Loft. about Shenzhen’s development
12-14 // lunch @ OCT Loft
14-17 // workshop + roundtable @ Urbanus (OCT Loft. about SZ Creative City
17-18 // OCT Loft site visit
18-20 // informal cocktails hour @ OCT Loft
SAT 01.09
a.m. // departure by bus to Guangzhou, guided visit to the Opera House by Zaha Hadid
p.m. // Urban Tulou visit in Guangzhou, coming back to SZ for dinner or after having dinner in GZ
SUN 02.09
a.m. // Outdoor Creative Market and shopping in OCT Loft
p.m. // site visit of Dafen Village in Shenzhen with Urbanus
MON 03.09
a.m. // Visit at Planning Bureau, guided visit and lecture from Social Housing Dept.
p.m. // visit and lecture @ Harbin Institute of Technology or first site inspection
TUE 04.09
a.m. // visit of ShuiWei Urban Village in Futian, Shenzhen
p.m. // site analysis of ShuiWei Urban Village in Futian, Shenzhen
WED 05.09
a.m. // optional site visit of Horizontal Skyscraper in Da Mei Sha by Steven Holl
p.m. // according to individual schedules

Shenzhen and Hong Kong

All rights reverved:

Hans Drexler

www.dgj.eu

Drexler Guinand Jauslin Architekten GmbH
Dipl. Arch. ETH Hans Drexler M. Arch.
Walter-Kolb-Strasse 22
D-60594 Frankfurt am Main
www.dgj.eu

Shenzhen and Hong Kong

All rights reverved:

Hans Drexler

www.dgj.eu

Drexler Guinand Jauslin Architekten GmbH
Dipl. Arch. ETH Hans Drexler M. Arch.
Walter-Kolb-Strasse 22
D-60594 Frankfurt am Main
www.dgj.eu

Shenzhen field trip and workshop
Schematic Schedule 30.08 – 05.09 2012
THU 30.08
Arrival at HK International Airport at 21.50 local time.
Shuttle bus pick-up driving you directly to the hostel in SZ.
FRI 31.08
10-12 // workshop @ Urbanus (OCT Loft. about Shenzhen’s development
12-14 // lunch @ OCT Loft
14-17 // workshop + roundtable @ Urbanus (OCT Loft. about SZ Creative City
17-18 // OCT Loft site visit
18-20 // informal cocktails hour @ OCT Loft
SAT 01.09
a.m. // departure by bus to Guangzhou, guided visit to the Opera House by Zaha Hadid
p.m. // Urban Tulou visit in Guangzhou, coming back to SZ for dinner or after having dinner in GZ
SUN 02.09
a.m. // Outdoor Creative Market and shopping in OCT Loft
p.m. // site visit of Dafen Village in Shenzhen with Urbanus
MON 03.09
a.m. // Visit at Planning Bureau, guided visit and lecture from Social Housing Dept.
p.m. // visit and lecture @ Harbin Institute of Technology or first site inspection
TUE 04.09
a.m. // visit of ShuiWei Urban Village in Futian, Shenzhen
p.m. // site analysis of ShuiWei Urban Village in Futian, Shenzhen
WED 05.09
a.m. // optional site visit of Horizontal Skyscraper in Da Mei Sha by Steven Holl
p.m. // according to individual schedules

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Wonder Woman Theresa Ivancik FBB In Mike’s Apple Ale Commercial Theresa Ivancik, female bodybuilder out of Butler PA, is making a celebrity name for herself. First, she was in BEST, the British Tabloid Magazine, then in the local Butler Eagle, and earlier this year, the Wonder Woman was featured in a commercial for Mike’s Apple Ale. all of this in 2014. Theresa Ivancik is the first FBB to actually use this blogger’s 10 year old guidelines to achieve a "Paris Hilton" level of celebrity. Here’s that list from 2005: 1) Development of a website and/or blog (a blog is cheaper to start as one can go to — to use one example — www.blogger.com and start one for free. The result, instant website, but more on this later) 2) Exchanging links with other webmasters to increase the popularity of the webpages, and therefore the total site, with search engines. 3) Add Google AdSense, and affiliate marketing links permitting visitors to buy related items like clothes and books on the website, thus "monetizing" the website. In this way, it makes money for the woman bodybuilder while she’s off at the gym. Why? Because when visitors come to a site, they will click on whatever’s of interest to them that can be clicked. All the better to induce impulse shopping in the website by having links to products and services. 4) Have at least 250 business cards with their email and website address. 5) Offer photos to see on the site, but not for sale. Why? Because Google has a provision such that some images can be downloaded right from their site. To see this, go to www.google.com, type Jody May, then click on "images." (And read SBS’s interview with Jody May with a click here) This is less true for Amanda Dunbar, as her site has frames. Google has a harder time reading frame-based websites. But then, such sites are also not well ranked in search engines. 6) Offer a members section with just a few photos. If a person pays to be a part of the section, the number of members can make up for the fact that the photos will be out in the Internet domain and available for free. 7) Offer a calendar for sale with more photos. You can do this for free at ift.tt/1v3fXqz This is a better way than just spraying the site with photos, as they’re protected from Internet exposure, thus because of the "scarcity" of the photos available online, the calendar is more in demand. 8) Join a website group or get on a message board. 9) Offer T-shirts for sale online. The woman bodybuilder can use CafePress at www.cafepress.com to make her own shirts for free, and for purchase by others. That’s right, there’s no up front cost to do this. 10) Send out press releases using PRWEB (Tell your company story to thousands!) and about any little thing the woman bodybuilder does. Starting a new members section of a website? Write a press release. Got a new trainer? Write a press release. Taking on personal training clients? Write a press release. This, again, can be done for free. 11) Send an email to, then call the local sports editor. The woman bodybuilder can pitch herself as a local sports interest story. Or, the person enjoys writing, they can pen four example columns of 600 words each, and send them in as an email attachment. Oh, and place them on the website, too. 12) For each week of working out toward a contest, the female bodybuilder should write a press release updating the World about their progress. 13) The woman bodybuilder that’s in a contest should have a special event for her fans. Again, setting aside a part of a local restaurant and inviting fans on the website to come to a "meet and greet" before the contest builds support that will lead to a fan base in the stands at the contest, influencing judges. "This costs money," you say? It doesn’t have to. The woman bodybuilder can just ask their fans to buy one appetizer or one drink. The establishment wins by having a group of buyers of its food product. 14) Finally, the woman bodybuilder should get out and about. To A-list local parties. To charity benefit dinners. More public exposure in these settings builds celebrity. ift.tt/1sewwyC

Meet Market at Affiliate Summit East 2013
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Sessions at at Affiliate Summit West 2017
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Affiliate Summit West 2017 took place January 15-17 at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel in Las Vegas.

This three day conference included networking with affiliates, affiliate managers, advertisers, OPMs/agencies, solution providers, and networks. Plus dozens of educational sessions covering the latest trends and information from marketing experts.

And most importantly there were thousands of marketers to meet and do business with at the conference.

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Nice Business Plan photos

Some cool business plan images:

STUDIO BOAT ! – Three Maritime Geisha in Old Japan
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Image by Okinawa Soba (Rob)
RHYME OF THE ANCIENT GEISHA

Day after day, day after day,
They were stuck, no breath or motion;
The Geisha floated in one spot, Applying sun screen lotion;
Their brains as idle as painted ships
Upon a painted ocean.

Water, water, every where,
Yet all the boards did shrink;
The Geisha without deodorant, all soon began to stink.
Water, water, every where,
And not a drop to drink.

— Samuel "Soba" Taylor (1797-2014)

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All around the world, from the 1880s through to the 1930s, it would have been hard to find either a town or a tourist attraction that didn’t have at least one studio with a painted ship on a painted ocean…or a painted lake, river, or pond.

Of course, this was just a flat prop that folks could stand or sit behind. There were even those where you could stand on the deck, and cling to the mast.

There were also similar props of Cars and Airplanes. In fact, once these Geisha make it back to dry land, they will be flying to America with THESE GUYS :

? www.flickr.com/photos/15693951@N00/11888118115/

In the meantime, along with this fine 1890s view of Geisha stranded in their studio boat (and getting sea-sick by the minute), I am tossing up a few other examples of their sea-faring studio friends from around the world.

Although I have no plans to go crazy collecting examples of this genre from every country on the planet, there is nothing to stop YOU from doing it. GOOD LUCK, and BON VOYAGE ~ !

A quick sampling :

? RUSSIA : www.flickr.com/photos/okinawa-soba/15402244555/

? FRANCE : www.flickr.com/photos/okinawa-soba/15379219556/

? USA : www.flickr.com/photos/okinawa-soba/15399062321/

? SWEDEN : www.flickr.com/photos/okinawa-soba/15215493509/

? CANADA ??? : www.flickr.com/photos/okinawa-soba/15215587330/

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Finally, from the spiritually and religiously ship-wrecked carcass of a human being that is old Okinawa Soba, I offer the following for those whose faith is still intact :

"……THEY THAT GO DOWN TO THE SEA IN SHIPS,

that do business in great waters;

These see the works of the LORD, and his wonders in the deep.

For he commandeth, and raiseth the stormy wind, which lifteth up the waves thereof.

They mount up to the heaven, they go down again to the depths: their soul is melted because of trouble.

They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wits’ end.

Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, and he bringeth them out of their distresses.

He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still.

Then are they glad because they be quiet; so he bringeth them unto their desired haven…."

—- Psalms, 107:23-3

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? PHOTO NOTE : Large, circa 1890s hand-colored albumen print. In-photo number and title is A 149 – LIFE ON OCEAN WAVE. Original photo was scanned and cropped down for Flickr. Photographer and Studio unknown to me.

Treasury Building (Department of the Treasury)
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The present Treasury Building was built over a period of 33 years between 1836 and 1869. The east and center wings, designed by Robert Mills, architect of the Washington Monument and the Patent Office Building, comprise the first part of the building constructed between 1836 to 1842. The most architecturally impressive feature of the Mills design is the east colonnade running the length of the building. Each of the 30 columns is 36 feet tall and is carved out of a single piece of granite. The interior design of the east and center wings is classically austere, in keeping with the Greek Revival style.

Later additions were made to the original wings, beginning with the construction of the south wing from 1855 to 1860 and the west wing from 1855- 1864. The preliminary design of the wings was provided by Thomas Ustick Walter, architect of the Capitol dome, but architects Ammi B. Young and Isaiah Rogers refined the plans, designed the interior details, and supervised construction. While the exterior of the building was executed along the lines of the original Mills wings, the interiors of the later wings reflect changes in both building technology and aesthetic tastes. Iron columns and beams reinforced the building’s brick vaults; the architectural detailing became much more ornate, following mid-nineteenth century fashion. The final addition to the Treasury Building was the north wing, built from 1867 to 1869. Its architect was Alfred B. Mullett. Similar in construction and decor to the south and west wings, the north wing is unique as the site of the Cash Room — a two-story marble hall in which the daily financial business of the U.S. Government was transacted. The room opened in 1869 as the site of President Grant’s inaugural reception

The Treasury Building is the oldest departmental building in Washington and has had a great impact on the design of other governmental buildings. At the time of its completion, it was one of the largest office buildings in the world. It served as a barracks for soldiers during the Civil War and as the temporary White House for President Andrew Johnson following the assassination of President Lincoln in 1865. The Treasury Building is unquestionably a monument of continuing architectural and historical significance. In acknowledgment of the building’s significance, Treasury was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1972.

Guided tours of the building are available free of charge. The tour features restored spaces such as the 1864 Burglar-Proof Vault and the marble Cash Room. Also on the tour is the restored office of Salmon P. Chase, Secretary of the Treasury during the Civil War and the temporary office used by President Andrew Johnson following Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, which has been restored to its 1860s appearance.

www.nps.gov/history/nr/travel/wash/dc35.htm

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Nice Product Marketing photos

A few nice product marketing images I found:

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Nice Online Marketing Agency photos

Some cool online marketing agency images:

Image from page 168 of “In pine-tree jungles : a handbook for sportsmen and campers in the great Maine woods” (1902)
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Title: In pine-tree jungles : a handbook for sportsmen and campers in the great Maine woods
Year: 1902 (1900s)
Authors: Bangor and Aroostook Railroad Company Clifford, Fred H
Subjects: Outdoor life — Maine Maine — Description and travel
Publisher: Bangor : Bangor & Aroostook Railroad Company
Contributing Library: New York Public Library
Digitizing Sponsor: MSN

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Bangor, Me. Mention B. i^ A. Guide in Writing Advertisers. 156 AMMUNITION. ETC. I AMMUNITION BRANDED US .GIVES Superior Results IN \mmmm. ^ WITH THIS MARK ^5 AGENCIES: ^ New YorK, 122 worm St. Gun, Rifle,Revolver. MANUFACTURED BY United States CaPtFidge Co., g ^ San Francisco, La]„ 114-116 Market St. LOWELL, MASS. ^ WPI. SELLERS & CO., INCORPORATED. Thomas W. Burr, BANGOR, ME. MODERN MACHINE BILL TOOLS, Improved Injectors, Superior Shafting,TURN-TABLES, Etc. POSTING, Tacking, andDistributing. —0— —0— PHiladelpHia, Pa. Owns all Billboards in Bangforand BrowtT, Me. Cooing Compounds, Ois, and Gieases,.!?!!;,^llE- ^ O – r V/ \A ;^i^.;^^y y,,i;k City. Mention B. cr A. Guide in VViitins^ Advertisers. SPORTSMENS SUPPLIES. 157

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Repeaters are the original solidtop and side ejectors.This feature forms asohd sliicld of metalbetween the shootershead and the cartridsreat all times, throws tlieempties away from himinstead of into liis face,prevents smoke andgases from entering hiseyes and lungs, andkeeps the line of sightunobstructed. TheMARLIN actionworks easily andsmoothly, making verylittle noise. Our newautomatic recoil-oper-ating locking devicemakes the Rlarlin thesafest breech-loadinggun ever built. 120-page catalogue, 300 il-histrations, cover innine colors, mailed fortliree stamps.The Marlin FireArms Co.New Haven, Conn. MaineWoods is the name of a .veeklynewspaper which hasbecome the shooting andfishing authority of allNorth Maine. AddressPHillips, Me., for a copy. .00 a year. CANOES We offer a line of Canvas-covered Canoes that includes models for D/\ A TC all-around canoeing, and for the use of guides and sportsmen. Our Hlf/\ I ^ workmen have had years of experience. All canoes are thoroughly _^^^^^^^^

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Image from page 45 of “Trolley trips through New England ..” (1900)
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Title: Trolley trips through New England ..
Year: 1900 (1900s)
Authors:
Subjects: New England — Description and travel. [from old catalog] Hudson River Valley (N.Y. and N.J.) — Description and travel
Publisher: Hartford, Conn., Guyde publishing co.
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: Sloan Foundation

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LAFAYETTE GIFT SHOP ART EMBROIDERY JEWELRY Stamped Goods Solid Gold and Handwrought Wools and Cottons Maine Tourmalines Novelties and Gifts Arts and Crafts Greeting Cards Colored Views 646 CONGRESS STREET, PORTLAND, MAINE HOTEL TEMPLE JOHN A. CLARITY, Vru^.20 and 22 TEMPLE ST., PORTLAND, MAINE One Bloek From Xew City Hall EVERY ATTENTION AND COURTESY ACCORDEDOUR GUESTS EUROPEAX PLAXRates 50c., 75c., .00 and .50 With Private Bath GREENS DRUG STORE NO. 1, MARKET SQUARE, PORTSMOUTH, N. H. KODAK AGENCY, Printing and Developing. Full Line of Photographic Material, Drugs, Toilet Articles, Fancy Goods, Candy, Cigars or Soda Water PROMPT SERVICE AND LOW PRICES All trolleys stop on square, directly in front of our store. 44 Trolley Trips Through New England 5<P0u<fwat«r (Jorhom S w. r«iham_ R( WORTMrRM MAINE Tavmo-th

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CA>f ELIZABETH Cape Cotto^e S. P^vtlatid Boston New TorK Again boarding the car, transfer at Monument Sq. to theS*pring St. car, leaving same at Bowdoin Street and walking toWestern Promenade, where another superb panorama revealsitself. Another interesting short trolley ride is by the Steamerscar to Grand Trunk Station. Alighting, walk east one block.Here are birthplaces of Poet Longfellow and Speaker Reed,Portlands two most famous sons. The Longfellow Homestead at Monument Sq. has mostintimate and interesting relics of the poet (25c.).

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Nice Affiliate Marketing photos

A few nice affiliate marketing images I found:

City Island – large murals
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania USA • Seen on City Island, a mile-long island in the Susquehanna River between Harrisburg and Wormleysburg, Pennsylvania in the United States. It is used mainly for leisure and sports activities. Its previous names have included Turkey Island, Maclay’s Island, Forster’s Island and Hargast Island.

The island contains archaeological treasures of the Susquehannocks and the Iroquois tribes, who at one time established settlements here. During the initial development of Harrisburg, the island was only able to be reached by boat, until 1817 when the Camelback Bridge, site of the present-day Market Street Bridge, was completed. – From Wikipedia.

? Visitors can swim in a beautiful setting at City Island Beach, FREE. Signs are posted for lifeguard hours. …

Serious boaters can find summer-long docking space May through mid-October at any of City Island’s three marinas, located north of the Walnut St. Bridge and south of the Market St. Bridge. Watercraft rentals are also available at select marinas. …

The Harrisburg Senators AA affiliate of the Washington Nationals carries on a sports tradition begun in 1901. This pro baseball team entertains hundred’s of thousands of eager fans on warm summer evenings at the Commerce Bank Park each season. Since their formation in 1987, they have sent up more than 200 players to the Major Leagues and are the first team in league history to win four Eastern League titles. The Senators’ season begins April and runs thru September. …

Great food and a great view await you at City Island’s RiverSide Village Park. Overlooking the Susquehanna River and the Harrisburg skyline, RiverSide Village Park features seven rustic concession stands offering anything from roast beef, fish sandwiches, crab cakes to sausages, hamburgers, hotdogs and french fries. Lemonade and ice cream are also available. Weekends only from April thru Mid-May; Everyday from Memorial Day thru Labor Day, weather permitting. …

City Island visitors can check out the historic replica of the John Harris Trading Post near the marina and take their children to Harbortown Playground. Also featured are Sand Volleyball Courts, an Outdoor Fitness Area and Skyline Picnic Pavilion. Observation areas and pavilions north of RiverSide Village Park offer a panoramic view of the River and Harrisburg’s skyline. … – From the City’s website.

More Info: GeoHack: 40.2550894°N 76.8880291°W.

Niche Affiliate Marketing System (NAMS) Workshop 4
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This photo was taken at the Niche Affiliate Marketing System Workshop on 20-22 August 2010 in Atlanta, GA. Go to www.NAMSExperience.com to learn more about the workshop.

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