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Delacroix’s High Performance | The New Yorker
"Primary colors blaze. Black resounds. It’s a dazzling picture, but Delacroix’s open competition with Rubens, who was denied a riposte by virtue of being two centuries deceased, gives it the air of an elephantine bagatelle. It advertises what Delacroix can do, pending something worth doing. I expect honest disagreement here from other art lovers, who may find a frolic in the painterly surf exhilarating. But I have trouble with artists—Rubens very much included—who seem driven mainly to be admired."
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2 days ago by edmadrid
Rising Star: Danny Schwartz | Muddy Colors
Boredom is one of the best environments for complete wildcard creativity,

There is no great rule or cheat for a great composition, because the best compositions need to feel alive. That can happen behind the scenes in a structured way, or organically as you play around with your shapes. So I like to start by just throwing some really rough shapes down in some boxes, and see where that takes me. The hardest part of any project is the sketching in the beginning, and if I loosen up, I can set a great, fun vibe for the whole rest of the piece. It’s about embracing a spirit of play.

Mastering concepts – character design, composition, balancing value against color and telling the difference between the two – is a career-long pursuit, and I’m still working. I’ve gradually embraced that I’m a constant work in progress, and I found once I had done that, I became more comfortable making decisions when I work. So I continue to paint. Progress comes in starts and stops, and sometimes it can be years before you really feel as if you’ve made any concrete steps forward. And unfortunately, the one reliable way to keep making progress is to try and try and fail a whole bunch of times along the way. I always think I’ll be the best version of myself three or four paintings from now – but I’ve learned to appreciate that journey more over time, wherever it may take me.
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3 days ago by bradleyrturner
God - Wikipedia
The reconstructed Proto-Indo-European form * ǵhu-tó-m was likely based on the root * ǵhau(ə)-, which meant either "to call" or "to invoke.
3 days ago by prrd
Words to live by… – OnMyOm: Om‘s Blog
Life is like a book: one has to know when to turn the page. - Hubert de Givenchy

Givenchy, the man behind the namesake fashion atelier passed away at the age of 91. This one quote has helped me with my own life and career transitions.
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4 days ago by rgl7194
Bengt Alsterlind 12/8
Värmländskan är som norska, vi har en uppåtgående satsmelodi. Vi låter gladare än vad vi är. Sen är ju humorn viktig i Värmland. Vi har väldigt lätt att komma i kontakt med göteborgare medan det är svårare med skåningar. De har ett helt annat känslomässigt språk och är svåra att kommunicera med.
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4 days ago by mikael
Do We Worship Complexity? | Hacker News

When talking about software complexity I'm always reminded of the old quote by German general Kurt von Hammerstein-Equord but attributed to various military leaders:
I divide my officers into four groups. There are clever, diligent,
stupid, and lazy officers. Usually two characteristics are combined. Some
are clever and diligent – their place is the General Staff. The next lot
are stupid and lazy – they make up 90 percent of every army and are
suited to routine duties. Anyone who is both clever and lazy is qualified
for the highest leadership duties, because he possesses the intellectual
clarity and the composure necessary for difficult decisions. One must
beware of anyone who is stupid and diligent – he must not be entrusted
with any responsibility because he will always cause only mischief.
Clever and diligent developers devise complex solutions to complex problems, which may often be good enough.
Stupid and lazy developers can be entrusted to come up with simple solutions to simple problems.
Clever and lazy developers are able to find simple solutions to complex problems, a very desirable trait.
But stupid and diligent developers, given the chance, manage to implement complex solutions to simple problems!
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5 days ago by WimLeers
Terry Pratchett - Wikipedia
“Chaos always defeats order, because it is better organised”
— Terry Pratchett
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7 days ago by JohnDrake
comb.io - Hurricane Neddy
Short answer-- yes, with an "if." Long answer-- no, with a "but."
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7 days ago by noahsussman
There’s a Sucker Born Every Minute
In conclusion, the two expressions “there’s a fool born every minute” and “there’s a sucker born every minute” both had anonymous attributions initially. Over time they were reassigned to prominent individuals of the time period. However, only the fame of P. T. Barnum has endured.
7 days ago by carlesbellver
6 High-Powered Women Share Their Secrets for Success
Stacy Musi, a black belt in karate, lives by one of her favorite sayings: “Seven times down, eight times up.” As Managing Director of Chadick Ellig Executive Search Firm, her commitment to this mantra of focus, tenacity, and persistence has been the secret to her success.
7 days ago by Black_Earth
John Kenneth Galbraith - Wikiquote
"The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness."
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7 days ago by rubenerd

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