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Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Gabriel Charles Dante Rossetti known as Dante Gabriel Rossetti, was an English poet, illustrator and translator, a member of the Rossetti family. He founded the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood in 1848 with John Everett Millais. Rossetti was to be the main inspiration for a second generation of artists and writers influenced by the movement, most notably William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones, his work influenced the European Symbolists and was a major precursor of the Aesthetic movement. Rossetti's art was characterised by its medieval revivalism, his early poetry was influenced by John Keats. His poetry was characterised by the complex interlinking of thought and feeling in his sonnet sequence, The House of Life. Poetry and image are entwined in Rossetti's work, he wrote sonnets to accompany his pictures, spanning from The Girlhood of Mary Virgin and Astarte Syriaca, while creating art to illustrate poems such as Goblin Market by the celebrated poet Christina Rossetti, his sister. Rossetti's personal life was linked to his work his relationships with his models and muses Elizabeth Siddal, Fanny Cornforth and Jane Morris.

The son of émigré Italian scholar Gabriele Pasquale Giuseppe Rossetti and his wife Frances Mary Lavinia Polidori, Gabriel Charles Dante Rossetti was born in London, on 12 May 1828. His family and friends called him Gabriel, but in publications he put the name Dante first in honour of Dante Alighieri, he was the brother of poet Christina Rossetti, critic William Michael Rossetti, author Maria Francesca Rossetti. His father was a Roman Catholic, at least prior to his marriage, his mother was an Anglican. John William Polidori, who had died seven years before his birth, was Rossetti's maternal uncle. During his childhood, Rossetti was home educated and attended King's College School, read the Bible, along with the works of Shakespeare, Sir Walter Scott, Lord Byron; the youthful Rossetti is described as "self-possessed, articulate and charismatic" but "ardent and feckless". Like all his siblings, he aspired to be a poet and attended King's College School, in its original location near the Strand in London.

He wished to be a painter, having shown a great interest in Medieval Italian art. He studied at Henry Sass' Drawing Academy from 1841 to 1845, when he enrolled in the Antique School of the Royal Academy, which he left in 1848. After leaving the Royal Academy, Rossetti studied under Ford Madox Brown, with whom he retained a close relationship throughout his life. Following the exhibition of William Holman Hunt's painting The Eve of St. Agnes, Rossetti sought out Hunt's friendship; the painting illustrated a poem by John Keats. Rossetti's own poem, "The Blessed Damozel", was an imitation of Keats, he believed Hunt might share his artistic and literary ideals. Together they developed the philosophy of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood which they founded along with John Everett Millais; the group's intention was to reform English art by rejecting what they considered to be the mechanistic approach first adopted by the Mannerist artists who succeeded Raphael and Michelangelo and the formal training regime introduced by Sir Joshua Reynolds.

Their approach was to return to the abundant detail, intense colours, complex compositions of Quattrocento Italian and Flemish art. The eminent critic John Ruskin wrote: Every Pre-Raphaelite landscape background is painted to the last touch, in the open air, from the thing itself; every Pre-Raphaelite figure, however studied in expression, is a true portrait of some living person. For the first issue of the brotherhood's magazine, The Germ, published early in 1850, Rossetti contributed a poem, "The Blessed Damozel", a story about a fictional early Italian artist inspired by a vision of a woman who bids him combine the human and the divine in his art. Rossetti was always more interested in the medieval than in the modern side of the movement, working on translations of Dante and other medieval Italian poets, adopting the stylistic characteristics of the early Italians. Rossetti's first major paintings in oil display the realist qualities of the early Pre-Raphaelite movement, his Girlhood of Mary Virgin and Ecce Ancilla Domini portray Mary as a teenage girl.

William Bell Scott saw Girlhood in progress in Hunt's studio and remarked on young Rossetti's technique: He was painting in oils with water-colour brushes, as thinly as in water-colour, on canvas which he had primed with white till the surface was a smooth as cardboard, every tint remained transparent. I saw at once that he was not an orthodox boy; the mixture of genius and dilettantism of both men shut me up for the moment, whetted my curiosity. Stung by criticism of his second major painting, Ecce Ancilla Domini, exhibited in 1850, the "increasingly hysterical critical reaction that greeted Pre-Raphaelitism" that year, Rossetti turned to watercolours, which could be sold privately. Although his work subsequently won support from John Ruskin, Rossetti only exhibited thereafter. In 1850, Rossetti met an important model for the Pre-Raphaelite painters. Over the next decade, she became his muse, his pupil, his passion, they were married in 1860. Rossetti's incomplete picture Found, begun in 1853 and unfinished at his death, was his only major modern-life subject.

It depicted a prostitute, lifted from the street by a country drover who recognises his old sweetheart. However, Rossetti preferred symbolic and mythological images to realistic on

RIH

RIH is a Dutch bicycle manufacturer. The company is one of the last private bicycle builders in the Netherlands. RIH has its origins in three companies: RIH Sport in Amsterdam, Fongers from Groningen and Cové from Limburg. RIH was founded in 1921 by Willem and Joop Bustraan at Westerstraat 150 situated in the working-class neighborhood Jordaan, Amsterdam. In 1928, Willem Bustraan Jr. joined the business with his uncle. The two brothers handed over the business to Willem Jr. in 1948. He teamed up with Wim van der Kaaij who had learned the trade from an early age always helping in the shop as an apprentice, he was the sole owner of the business and still built frames until into his 70s track bikes. He died in 2014. Through the 1960s Fongers built lightweights in series under the RIH name, but this cooperation ended when Batavus-Intercycle acquired Fongers in 1970. About that time, in 1972, RIH started a collaboration with the Cové Fietsfabriek from Venlo. Cové acquired the right to sell normal bicycles under the brand name RIH on the market.

The company was the first Dutch frame builder. In 2014, the firm moved to Gedempt Hamerkanaal 1021KP HL Amsterdam. RIH's first championship was in 1924 when Jan Hijzelendoorn rode a Bustraan brothers' frame to the sprint and 1 kilometer titles in the Dutch National Championship; when during the 1950s large sponsored cycling teams entered the stage, RIH's successes deteriorated because henceforth the sponsors decided which material was used. This was a major change. However, when RIH became material sponsor for the Dutch national cycling federation Royal Dutch Cycling Union between 1989 and 1996, the company was able to build on past successes. In 1990 Leontien van Moorsel won her first world title in the individual pursuit. Ingrid Haringa was world champion 1991 in sprint and 1991, 1993 and 1994 world champion in the points race, it is estimated that RIH frames have been ridden to 63 world and Olympic titles. All in all, RIH bikes were ridden 350 national championships and 63 world championships and Olympic gold medals in both road and track events.

Among RIH's customers was Gerrit Schulte, pursuit world champion in 1948, Arie van Vliet, Jan Derksen and Jan Pronk. During his professional career, Peter Post only rode on frames built by Willem Bustraan; when riding for Willem II-Gazelle and Flandria, the RIH-built frames were painted in the team colors of his sponsor, rebranded into Flandria or Gazelle. It has been suggested. However, one of the founders noted in an interview that RIH was named after Kara Ben Nemsi's horse, a character from the books of Karl May; the intertwined "GB" in the company's logo stands for "Brothers Bustraan". List of bicycle brands and manufacturing companies RIH Sport Amsterdam Building a RIH Bike - Part 1 Building a RIH Bike - Part 2 RIH-Covè, Venlo RIH-Sport, Amsterdam

MySky MS One

The MySky MS One is an American light-sport aircraft and produced by MySky Aircraft of Port Orange, Florida. The aircraft was introduced at AirVenture in 2009; the MS One is supplied as a complete ready-to-fly-aircraft. The aircraft was designed to comply with the US light-sport aircraft rules, it features a cantilever low-wing, a two-seats-in-tandem enclosed cockpit under a bubble canopy, fixed tricycle landing gear and a single engine in tractor configuration. The MS One is made from composites, its 30 ft span wing has an area of flaps. The standard engine available is the 120 hp Jabiru 3300 four-stroke powerplant, although engines of up to 250 hp can be fitted; the airframe was engineered for +/-10g. The original intention was to have the design as an accepted LSA in 2010, but plans were delayed by the economic situation; as of February 2017, the design does not appear on the Federal Aviation Administration's list of approved special light-sport aircraft. Data from BayerlGeneral characteristics Crew: one Capacity: one passenger Wingspan: 30 ft 0 in Wing area: 125 sq ft Empty weight: 710 lb Gross weight: 1,323 lb Fuel capacity: 24 U.

S. gallons Powerplant: 1 × Jabiru 3300 six cylinder, air-cooled, four stroke aircraft engine, 120 hp Propellers: 2-bladed Sensenich compositePerformance Maximum speed: 140 mph Cruise speed: 120 mph Stall speed: 52 mph Wing loading: 10.6 lb/sq ft Official website