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Anartia amathea

Anartia amathea, the brown peacock or scarlet peacock, is a species of nymphalid butterfly, found in South America. This butterfly is similar to the banded peacock or Anartia fatima, which exists north of the range of Anartia amathea; the type locality is Suriname, the species is found from Panama to Argentina. It consumes nectar, it is reported as common in Argentina, Uruguay, the Brazilian highlands, the eastern Amazon, the Guianas and Panama, as well as Trinidad and other Caribbean islands. North American records refer to strays. Larval host plants are undetermined, but these include the families Acanthaceae and Labiatae. Uniprot Taxonomy

Uppsala–DLR Asteroid Survey

The Uppsala–DLR Asteroid Survey is an astronomical survey, dedicated for the search and follow–up characterization of asteroids and comets. UDAS puts a special emphasis on near-Earth objects in co-operation and support of global efforts in NEO-research, initiated by the Working Group on Near-Earth Objects of the International Astronomical Union, the Spaceguard Foundation. UDAS began regular observations in September 1999, with some test runs during 1998. Discoveries of NEOs are reported to the Minor Planet Center, it is a kind of follow-on programme to ODAS, which had to close due to lack of further financial support. It should not be confused with the Uppsala–DLR Trojan Survey, conducted a few years before UDAS was launched. UAO stands for Uppsala Astronomical Observatory, Sweden. DLR stands for the Deutschen Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, the German Aerospace Center; the founder of Lap Power Claes Wellton-Persson has contributed to the project. The MPC credits the Uppsala–DLR Asteroid Survey with the discovery of the following numbered minor planets during 1999–2005.

List of asteroid-discovering observatories List of minor planet discoverers § Discovering dedicated institutions Uppsala–ESO Survey of Asteroids and Comets, UESAC Official site MPC: Discovery Circumstances of Numbered Minor Planets

Michele Giambono

Michele Taddeo di Giovanni Bono, known as Giambono was an Italian painter, whose work reflected the International Gothic style with a Venetian influence. He designed the mosaics of the Birth of the Presentation in the Temple, his best known paintings are the Man of the St. Peter. Michele Taddeo di Giovanni Bono, known as Giambono was born in Venice c. 1400. His grandfather and father were painters, he was married in 1420. There is no known portrait of Giambono and little is known of his personal life, he was an artist of the International Gothic style of art prevalent in Europe during the last half of the 14th century and the early years of the 15th century and decorated frames and wood in gold and polychromy. Known for his mosaic designs located in the Mascoli Chapel, San Marco, Venice, he is now recognized as an accomplished panel painter. Giambono died in Venice in 1462; the International Gothic style is characterized by elegant and graceful figures with noble men and women wearing elaborate jewelry and richly embroidered clothes, featuring masses of curled hair and complex head pieces.

“Landscapes and architectural settings were miniaturize. Artwork of the period is typified by the use of light, bright colors gold used in “manuscripts and panel paintings and polychromed sculpture”. Giambono was active as an artist between 1420 and 1462 and was a follower of Jacobello del Fiore, Gentile da Fabriano Pisanello. Birth of the Virgin Mascoli Chapel, San Marco, Venice On the left vault in the Mascoli Chapel are two mosaics depicting the life of the Virgin, the Birth and the Presentation; the Birth panel shows “fanciful architecture, obliquely placed” similar to the backgrounds found in art work by Gentile da Fabriano. A group of people surround the infant child; the mosaic has elaborate decorative elements that give the appearance of "complexity and detailed observation". The Visitation Mascoli Chapel, San Marco, Venice On the opposite side of the vault in Mascoli Chapel the life cycle of the Virgin is continued with the Visitation and Dornition of the Virgin; the style of these two panels differs from that used in the Presentation.

As seen in the Visitation the building has several classical triangular shaped construction elements above horizontal structures with rounded arches and Corinthian capitals associated with the Florentine Renaissance style. The facades are centrally placed and symmetrical and the three-dimensional structure is realistic. St. Chrysogonus on Horseback San Trovaso, Venice In a painting representative of the International Gothic style, a youthful St. Chrysogonus wears a suit of armor and a cloak embroidered with a raised black and gold pattern while mounted on a richly-caparisoned horse; the posture and color of the white horse is highlighted by the dark green trees that serve as a background in the lower half of the picture. Above the trees, the sky is represented by gold; the emblems on the shield and the presence of angels in the top corners of the painting generates a Christian theme with the Saint in a protective role. The "tense pose of the Saint", suggested movement of the horse, the flowing shape of the pennant and cloak provides an emotional force, not seen in comparable paintings of this time period.

Virgin and Child Galleria Franchetti, Ca' d'Oro, Venice The figures are dressed in solid colors and are silhouetted against the brocaded textile in the background. The Virgin's angular facial features and serious expression contrast with the rounded features of the Christ-Child; the child is holding a goldfinch that represents a “premonition of the Passion". The richly decorated velvet background features pomegranates, a fruit “associated with blood and resurrection”. Textiles featuring pomegranate fruit in the pattern were adopted by Italians and are found in ecclesiastical and courtly depictions. Giambono was among the first Italian artists to use the iconographic meaning of these textiles in a Christian context. Portrait of a Man Palazzo Rosso, Genoa Movement: Renaissance, Theme: Portrait, Technique: Tempera and silver on wood, Size: 53 x 40 cm The painting is important as one of the few surviving examples of a Venetian portrait from the early 15th century; the unknown subject is dressed in an ornately decorated velvet robe with the neck opening lined with fur.

The man wears a doublet with a high collar worn under the robe. The dress and facial features of the man suggest the subject is not Italian, but rather a northern European, living in Venice; the portrait has been attributed to Gentile de Fabriano and Pisanello, but the generalized facial characteristics set “against a uniform bluish background are typical of Giambono's work". Polyptych of St. James Gallerie dell’Accademia, Venice The polyptych has five panels each featuring a religious saint. St. James the Greater occupies the larger central panel with St John the Evangelist and St Filippo Benizzi situated to the left, is St Michael the Archangel and St Louis of Toulouse are to the right of the central panel; the detailed figures provide a “slow semicircular rhythm” to the polyptych. Each figure is painted in bold solid colors contrasting against a gold background; the depiction of the Archangel Michael in his heavy armor decorated with gold, his pale face and mass of curls reflects the strong

Upper Teesdale

Upper Teesdale is a Site of Special Scientific Interest in the Teesdale district of west County Durham, England. It encompasses an extensive upland area that includes the headwaters of the River Tees and the surrounding catchment area upstream of the village of Langdon Beck; the site has a diverse mix of habitats dry heath, with wet heath and blanket mire in areas that are poorly drained. The SSSI is one of the most important botanical sites in Britain; the area supports internationally important populations of some wading birds and is home to several rare invertebrates. Within the SSSI are several locations that are of national importance geologically, including one of only two known outcrops of'sugar' limestone in Britain; the southern part of the SSSI coincides with the eastern portion of the Moor House-Upper Teesdale National Nature Reserve, designated a'Biosphere Reserve' by UNESCO. The entire area falls within the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Much of Upper Teesdale SSSI was designated as Upper Teesdale and Appleby Fells SSSI.

Following a substantial revision in 1990, most of the site was divided between two new SSSIs, Upper Teesdale in Durham and Appleby Fells in Cumbria. A small part was amalgamated with Moor House NNR to form a third SSSI, Moorhouse and Cross Fell, contiguous with the other two. At the same time, two further SSSIs, Mill Beck Wood and Moking Hurth Cave, were incorporated into Upper Teesdale SSSI and ceased to exist as separate entities

Dunakeszi District

Dunakeszi is a district in central-northern part of Pest County. Dunakeszi is the name of the town where the district seat is found; the district is located in the Central Hungary Statistical Region. Dunakeszi District borders with Vác District to the north, Gödöllő District to the east, Budapest to the south, Szentendre District to the west; the number of the inhabited places in Dunakeszi District is 4. The district has 1 village; the bolded municipalities are cities. In 2011, it had a population of 78,634 and the population density was 763/km². Besides Hungarian majority, the main minorities are the German, Slovak and Russian. Total population: 78,634 Ethnic groups: Identified themselves: 70,028 persons: Hungarians: 66,372 Germans: 804 Others and indefinable: 2,852 Approx. 8,500 persons in Dunakeszi District did not declare their ethnic group at the 2011 census. Religious adherence in the county according to 2011 census: Catholic – 23,404. List of cities and towns in Hungary Postal codes of the Dunakeszi District