Aroma Wheel for Wines
Establish the key accents of a wine when selecting a bottle. Need the proper wine-snob vocabulary to express your tongue’s palette ? This chart- perfect.

Aroma Wheel for Wines


Establish the key accents of a wine when selecting a bottle. Need the proper wine-snob vocabulary to express your tongue’s palette ? This chart- perfect.


Best lines from her ladyship, the Dowager Countess of Grantham. (Downton Abbey).

In her role as Lady Grantham, Maggie Smith has as much flair for hats as she does for biting aristocratic opinions. If you’re going to engage in a verbal brawl, make sure your words are of a sophisticated caliber. Cheers.


Keep Calm and Carry On: Origins and History
I’ve noticed a lot of young tumblrites posting and reblogging the trendy “Keep Calm and Carry On” message… or whatever variations they’ve created to suit their fancies. But how many of them actually know what it represents? Believe it or not, the popular blog icon has a history worth knowing. 
In 1939, on the eve before the onset of the war, the British government designed the slogan along with a series of other reassurance posters in hopes of settling the nerves of the public. However, at the start of the war, the Ministry of Information opted to publicize a different poster- Your Courage, Your Cheerfulness, Your Resolution Will Bring Us Victory. The political propoganda continued with the release of another poster- Freedom Is In Peril, Defend It With All Your Might' Our beloved meme, however, never made it to the streets. Although printed and readily available, it was no longer needed by the close of the war. 
Today, the original prints are kept by British National Archives. 

Keep Calm and Carry On: Origins and History

I’ve noticed a lot of young tumblrites posting and reblogging the trendy “Keep Calm and Carry On” message… or whatever variations they’ve created to suit their fancies. But how many of them actually know what it represents? Believe it or not, the popular blog icon has a history worth knowing. 

In 1939, on the eve before the onset of the war, the British government designed the slogan along with a series of other reassurance posters in hopes of settling the nerves of the public. However, at the start of the war, the Ministry of Information opted to publicize a different poster- Your Courage, Your Cheerfulness, Your Resolution Will Bring Us Victory. The political propoganda continued with the release of another poster- Freedom Is In Peril, Defend It With All Your Might' Our beloved meme, however, never made it to the streets. Although printed and readily available, it was no longer needed by the close of the war. 

Today, the original prints are kept by British National Archives. 


Art History for Dummies Timeline

Great timeline that covers the basics of what movement, when, who, and what else happened. Made by Jesse Bryant Wilder for Art History for Dummies.


BACKGROUND

The 19th century French art movement was counter response to the one which preceded it- Impressionism (duh). Unlike Impressionism, Post-Impressionism sought to break free from the natural observed world by defining a more expressive and symbolic character derived from within. Noted styles of post-impressionist painters were the use of short brushstrokes and intense colors. The ideas embodied by Post-Imressionism would later inspire other offshoots such as Cubism and Fauvism

ARTISTS

Paul Cezanne (1839-1906), was born in Axe-en-Provence, the southeastern coast of France. He can be regarded more as an architect of the canvas, using brushstrokes to “construct” images instead of “paint” them. Each object was painted in the manner that it had been observed and studied from several different angels. His style can be recognized in his emphasis of structural appearance of still-life objects by using color as tone. This revolutionary concept would come to greatly influence Picasso’s more exaggerated cubist stylings. Recognized works of his include: Apples and Oranges, The Great Bathers. 


George Seurat (1859-1891), the Parisian painter, is probably most famous for his work-   Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte. For those of you just dipping your pinky toe in the art world pool- you may have remembered seeing it during Ferris Bueller’s trip to the museum. Seurat was known for working mainly with conte crayon on paper. Common subjects in his work included the Parisian metropolis, abstract figures, spaces and structures. His style embraced pointilism and is characterized by a heavy contrast between light and shadow.

OTHER ARTISTS:

  • Henri de Toulouse
  • Vincent Van Gogh
  • Lautrec

The Vary Many Varieties of Beer 
This glory of all posters can be found, printed, and purchased here.

The Vary Many Varieties of Beer 

This glory of all posters can be found, printed, and purchased here.


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Dale Carnegie


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