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Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga - 1000 years ago, Viking mariners set out from their fledgling colony in Greenland and became the first Europeans to discover and explore North America. They called the land Vinland the Good . . . . . . " (Presented at the Artic Studies Center, produced by the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History


Art Project - "Museums from over 40 countries around the globe have contributed tens of thousands high-resolution images of works ranging from oil on canvas to sculpture and furniture. Some paintings are available in 'gigapixel' format, allowing you to zoom in at brushstroke level to examine incredible detail. Use Google Street View to explore the interiors of landmarks such as the Palace of Versailles . . . . " - (Powered by the Google Cultural Institute) NOTE: Explore the World Wonders Project. . . . And explore: A Guide to Digitized Natural History Collections


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QUOTE: - "Through genius the real foundation of human nature speaks to human feeling. The genius operates by providing in his imagination what Kant calls an aesthetic idea, i.e., a representation of the imagintion that arouses much thought but cannot be encompassed by any body of concepts." - (According to Kant - Hofstadter, Albert, and Richard Kuhns, eds. Philosophies of Art and Beauty, Selected Readings In Aesthetics From Plato to Heidegger. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1964. pp. 277 - )


NOTES: - "The traditional assumption that permanence is better than change, Being superior to Becoming, eternity more real than time, is often set aside, questioned, or even reversed in modern thought. . . . . " (On Cultural History in 'The Modern Tradition' - Ellmann and Feidelson)


THE WORK FEATURED ABOVE: 'Descent', 2001. Odili Donald Odita - Acrylic on canvas, 84" x 104". Mr. Odita's work was a part of Dak'Art, the Biennial of African Contemporary Art. . . . . MUSIC: - "Takada Drumming MIDI File is an advanced level example of the takada drumming of the Eve people of the island town of Anyako off the coast of Southeastern Ghana. From Chapter 1, Exercise VII B, page 39."


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