Francis Cotes was an English painter, one of the pioneers of English pastel painting, a founding member of the Royal Academy in 1768. He was born in the eldest son of Robert Cotes, an apothecary. Cotes trained with portrait painter George Knapton before setting up his own business in his father's business premises in London's Cork Street—learning, much about chemistry to inform his making of pastels. An admirer of the pastel drawings of Rosalba Carriera, Cotes concentrated on works in pastel and crayon. After pushing crayon to its limit as a medium—although he was never to abandon it entirely—Cotes turned to oil painting as a means of developing his style in larger-scale works. In his most successful paintings those of the early 1760s, the oil paint is thinly applied, in imitation of his pastel technique, imbued with charm, inviting comparisons with Allan Ramsay and Sir Joshua Reynolds, they warmth and possess a remarkable attention to costume. In 1763, he bought a large house in Cavendish Square.
He painted The Young Cricketer. After 1746 the costumes in his pictures were executed by the specialist drapery painter Peter Toms. One of the most fashionable portrait painters of his day, Cotes helped found the Society of Artists of Great Britain and became its director in 1765. At the peak of his powers, Cotes was invited to become one of the first members of the Royal Academy, but died just two years aged 44, in Richmond, he taught pastel skills to John Russell, who described Cotes' techniques in his book The Elements of Painting with Crayon. Neil Jeffares. Francis Cotes 60 paintings by or after Francis Cotes at the Art UK site Francis Cotes online
Nor Fazly bin Alias is a Malaysian professional footballer who plays for Felda United in the Malaysia Premier League. He plays as a centre-back but he can play as a left back. Nor Fazly began his career at his hometown team Terengganu, he played there for 7 seasons, before departing for Pahang at the end of 2007 season, he only played with Pahang for a season, before returned to Terengganu and played for T–Team during 2009 season. Nor Fazly has represented the Malaysia senior team seven times including one Non-FIFA match and was in Malaysia's 2004 Tiger Cup squad; as of 27 July 2018. As of 22 March 2017 Felda United Malaysia Premier League: 2018 Nor Fazly Alias at National-Football-Teams.com Nor Fazly Alias at Soccerway
Noam Enbar is a singer, music teacher and founder of artistic collectives. He is the founder of the Israeli theatrical post-rock band Habiluim, Oy Division and the Great Gehenna Choir. In 1996 Enbar started the group Habiluim, together with guitarist Yami Weissler; the two wrote the lyrics and composed music for all of the groups songs, some together and some apart. Enbar was the lead base guitar player; the group put out three studio albums between the years 2003–2013. Though the band stopped being active after its last album it has never disbanded. In 2006 Enbar joined a group of friends to put together the Klezmer ensamble Oy Division. Enbar was the lead vocalist and composed songs to Yiddish texts; the ensamble performed at festivals worldwide. Between 2007 and 2016 Enbar collaborated with the director Avi Mugrabi on three films: "z32" which tells the real life story of a soldier sent to act out a revenge. "Once I entered a Garden" which tells the story of the teacher Ali Al-Azhari from the village Sepphoris.
"Between Fences", about a theatre workshop, held in joint with asylum seekers from Eritrea and Sudan while being held at the detention camp "Holot" in southern Israel. Enbar took part in the production and script writing. Enbar's collaboration with Mugrabi brought "The Details", a sound-video exhibition; the work was put up as part of the debut at the Berlin Film Festival in 2012 and at the "White Nights" in Paris in 2013 and at the Open City Doc Fest in London in 2014. In 2017 at the Berlinale Forum Expanded Enbar presented his work "Pana Hageshem"; this structured-improvisatory composition devised by Enbar was performed in collaboration with the workshop participants from "Between Fences". It takes a famous Israeli agricultural song, associated with the Kibbutz movement, turning it into an expressive polyphonic chant. Enbar took part in two pieces for stage art with the poet and playwright Yonatan Levi: "The general and the Sea", a momentous piece for a choir and single actor which tells the story of Rafael Eitan, "Giants", a grim trilogy spanning three decades of Israeli cultural history.
In 2012 Enbar put on the show "Sleep Inducement" at the Israel Museum. Audience members where reclined on mattresses and lulled with dream-inducing surreal songs in Hebrew, Yiddish, Polish and Armenian. "Sleep Inducement" was premiered in 2012 at the Israeli Museum, followed by the 2013 "Home Festival", Jerusalem. In 2014 as part of the Jerusalem Season of Culture Enbar put on the show "Psychomysticism!" Together with Guitarist Adam Shaflan and Drummer Ariel Armoni. In "Psychomysticism!" Enbar melded classic Jewish Hazanut music. He incorporated pieces by Pierre Pinchik. In 2015, together with director Nir Shauluf, Enbar produced "GHOM! A Gibberish Cantata" at Techtonics Festival in Tel Aviv. "GHOM! A Gibberish Cantata" is a liturgic piece for an 11-year-old solo singer; the gibberish texts were put together by the poet Yonatan Levi. In 2015 Enbar founded "The Great Gehenna Choir", dedicated to experimenting with egalitarian, democratic forms of artistic practice, as joined decision-making and changing conductors from within the choir itself.
The choir put together singers from different backgrounds. Enbar composed the music for the choir from texts by poets such as Lewis Carroll, Aharon Shabtai, Yonatan Levi. After two years of performing the choir became a cooperative collective. In 2017 Enbar opened his solo exhibition "Preaching to the Choir" at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art; the exhibition contained works for singers and participatory events. In this project Enbar cooperated with Eurovision Song Contest winner Netta Barzilai. In 2017, Enbar put on his piece "Ra'am" for ensemble of drummers commissioned by Basis Academy of the Arts, Herzliya; this was a site specific, durational piece, created in collaboration with light-designer Omer Shezaf, embedding itself in the tower-like architecture of Basis Academy. In 2018 and 2019, Enbar's piece for a large choir "Blindshigt" was presented at Mekudeshet festival in Jerusalem. Music of Israel