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Jacopo Amigoni

Jacopo Amigoni named Giacomo Amiconi, was an Italian painter of the late-Baroque or Rococo period, who began his career in Venice, but traveled and was prolific throughout Europe, where his sumptuous portraits were much in demand. He was born in Venice. Amigoni painted both mythological and religious scenes, his style influenced Giuseppe Nogari. Among his pupils were Charles Joseph Flipart, Michelangelo Morlaiter, Pietro Antonio Novelli, Joseph Wagner, Antonio Zucchi. Starting in 1717, he is documented as working in Bavaria in the Castle of Nymphenburg, he returned to Venice in 1726. His Arraignment of Paris hangs in the Villa Pisani at Stra. From 1730 to 1739 he worked in England, in Pown House, Moor Park Wolterton Hall and in the theatre of Covent Garden. From there, he helped convince Canaletto to travel to England by telling him of the ample patronage available. In London or during a trip to Paris in 1736, he met the celebrated castrato Farinelli, whose portrait he painted twice in 1735 and again in 1752.

Amigoni encountered the painting of François Lemoyne and François Boucher. In 1739 he returned to Italy to Naples and to Montecassino, in whose Abbey existed two canvases, he travelled to Venice to paint for Sigismund Streit, for the Casa Savoia and other buildings of the city. In 1747 he left Italy for Madrid, encouraged by Farinelli, he became court painter to Ferdinand VI of Spain and director of the Royal Academy of Saint Fernando. He painted a group portrait that included himself, Metastasio, Teresa Castellini, an unidentified young man; the young man may have been the Habsburg heir to the throne. Amigoni died in Madrid. Amigoni was the father of the pastellist Caterina Amigoni Castellini, the sister of the artist Carlotta Amigoni. Consul Marcus Curius Dentatus prefers turnips to the Samnites' gifts Caroline Wilhelmina of Brandenburg-Ansbach Print after Amigoni of Princess Amelia Sophia Eleanora Prints after portraits by Amigoni. Venus disarming cupid. Venus and Adonis 23 paintings by or after Jacopo Amigoni at the Art UK site

Paintbrush Canyon

Paintbrush Canyon is located in Grand Teton National Park, in the U. S. state of Wyoming. The canyon was formed by glaciers which retreated at the end of the last glacial maximum 15,000 years ago; the canyon lies between Rockchuck Peak and Mount Saint John to the south and Mount Woodring to the north. Leigh Lake is at the base of the canyon to the east and the alpine Holly Lake is located mid canyon. Popular with hikers, the canyon is part of a popular circuit hike of 19.2 miles, rated as strenuous and includes a total elevation change of 3,845 feet due to the ascent to Paintbrush Divide 10,720 feet. Views from Paintbrush Divide include Lake Solitude and of Mount Moran to the north and the Cathedral Group including Grand Teton to the south. An ice axe may be necessary for hikes in the early summer; the Paintbrush Canyon Trail is part of the Teton Crest Trail, which spans the southern section of the Teton Range from Teton Pass along Wyoming Highway 22 to String Lake, a total distance of 39 miles.

Canyons of the Teton Range Geology of the Grand Teton area

León Zuckert

León Zuckert was a Canadian composer, arranger, violinist and radio pioneer of Ukrainian descent. He was married to the poet Ella Bobrow. Zuckert was born in Ukraine into a Jewish family. From 1916 to 1918, Zuckert studied the violin under Boris Brodsky at the Imperial Music Society School in Poltava. During the Russian Revolution, his father was died in prison; as a young man in Poland, Zuckert worked in a lumberyard, as a violist, playing first in cafes and in a military orchestra. He moved to Argentina, where he lived for six years, playing music for movie theatres. as well as in a symphony orchestra. He immigrated to Canada in 1929, joining family in Toronto, where he played violin in a radio orchestra for a short time. Zuckert moved to Winnipeg, where he played in the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and in the 1930s hosted a radio show of violin and piano music, "To a Wild Rose", for the CBC, he organized a 16-piece ensemble, Los Pamperos, which he conducted on the show, arranging much of the music himself.

Zuckert toured with a number of orchestras, stage companies and dance bands in Canada and the United States, played with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra from 1951 to 1956. From 1963-1965 and 1967–1969, he was the assistant conductor and principal violinist of the Halifax Symphony Orchestra. In 1974 he was commissioned by the CBC to compose "Fantasia of Ukrainian Themes", premiered as part of the Winnipeg Centennial Festival, he was commissioned to create an orchestra arrangement of Tevye's Hodel, to be played by an ensemble from the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. After moving about for much of his life, Zuckert retired to Toronto, where he died 29 May 1992. "Quintette de la Luna de Mar" "The Quetico" - symphonic suite film soundtrack Along Gypsy Trails "Fantasia on Ukrainian Themes" "In the Gleam of Northern Lights" Zuckert WorldCat Indentity:Zuckert, León 1904-1992 Canadian Music Centre biography


Wadowice is a city in southern Poland, 50 kilometres southwest of Kraków with 19,200 inhabitants, situated on the Skawa river, confluence of Vistula, in the eastern part of Silesian Foothills. Wadowice is best known for being the birthplace of Karol Wojtyła Pope John Paul II; the first permanent settlement in the area of today's Wadowice was founded in the late 10th century or early 11th century. According to a local legend, the town was founded by a certain Wad or Wład, a short form for the Slavic name of Ladislaus; the town was first mentioned as Wadowicze in St. Peter penny register in the years 1325–1327. In 1327 it is mentioned in a fief registry sent from prince John I Scholastyk of Oświęcim to Bohemian king John I, Count of Luxemburg. At this time it was a trading settlement belonging to the Dukes of Silesia of the Piast Dynasty, according to some historians it was a municipality. In 1430 a great fire destroyed the town, it was soon rebuilt and granted city rights, along with a city charter and a self-government, based on the then-popular Kulm law.

The privileges, granted by Prince Kazimierz I of Oświęcim led to a period of fast reconstruction and growth. The administrative division of the region in the times of regional division was complicated. Between 1313/1317 and 1445, Wadowice belonged to the Silesian Duchy of Oświęcim and after 1445 to the Duchy of Zator. In 1482 Władysław I of Zator inherited only half of his father's lands and created a separate Duchy of Wadowice, which lasted until his death in 1493; the following year his brother and successor, Jan V of Zator abdicated. At the same time the land was subject to Bohemian overlordship, which lasted until the following year, when the Duchy was bought by the Kings of Poland and incorporated as a Silesian County; the County was incorporated into the Kraków Voivodeship in 1564. In the 16th–17th centuries Wadowice was a regional centre of crafts and trade. Among the most notable sons of the town was Marcin Wadowita, a theologian, philosopher and a deacon of the Kraków Academy, he was the founder of a hospital and a basic school in Wadowice.

However, several plagues and fires halted the prosperity and the town's growth was halted as well. In the effect of the 1st Partition of Poland, Wadowice was annexed by Austria, incorporated into the newly established Kingdom of Galicia, under direct Austrian rule, renamed Frauenstadt; the town's growth started soon afterwards. The town became a seat of since 1867 -- a county site. Small industries were developing during the 19th century. New inhabitants settled in the area, attracted by the industry, new military barracks and various administrative institutions. In addition, a new hospital and a regional court were erected in the town centre. In the last 25 years of the 19th century partial liberalisation of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy led to creation of various Polish cultural and scientific societies. After World War I and the dissolution of the monarchy, Wadowice became part of the newly-reborn Poland; the seat of a powiat remained in the town and in 1919 the inhabitants of the area formed the 12th Infantry Regiment that took part in the Polish-Bolshevik War of 1919–1920.

In 1920 Karol Wojtyła was born in Wadowice. After the Polish Defensive War of 1939, Germany occupied the area and on 26 October Wadowice was annexed by Nazi Germany. On 29 December of the same year the town was renamed to Wadowitz; the Polish intelligentsia was targeted by harsh German racial and cultural policies and hundreds of people from the area, most notably priests and artists, were murdered in mass executions. Hundreds more were expelled and resettled to the General Government in order to make place for German settlers. Between 1941 and 1943 a ghetto was established in the city; the entire local Jewish population was exterminated in the nearby Auschwitz concentration camp. In addition, the Germans set up a POW camp for Allied soldiers and a penal camp that served as a transfer camp for various German concentration camps. Despite German terror, the Home Army units were active in the area, most notably in the town itself and in the Beskid mountains to the south of it. After the war, in 1945 Wadowice retained its powiat town status and until 1975 served as a notable centre of commerce and transport in the Kraków Voivodeship.

After that the town was transferred to the newly created Bielsko-Biała Voivodeship. After the peaceful transformation of the political and economical system in Poland, most of the local industry was found inefficient and went bankrupt. However, the ecological and historical heritage of the area as well as its status as the birthplace of Pope John Paul II led to fast growth of tourism. More than 200,000 people visit Wadowice every year and this number is rising. Wadowice is today a centre for tourism and sightseeing, but a place for small industries such as the production of machines and construction materials. There is the headquarters of the biggest juice-maker of Poland and the shoe producer Badura. Days of Wadowice are held every May–June; the feast starts every 18 May to commemorate the birth of Karol Wojtyła. Museum of the Holy Father Family Home in the family home of Pope John Paul II collects objects that belonged to Karol Wojtyła and his family. Parochial church – the Virgin Mary's Offertory minor basilica–15th century, rebuilt in the 18th century.

Kościelna 4 street, an 18th-century house. Neo-Classica

Supriya Aiman

Supriya Aiman is an Indian model and beauty pageant titleholder. She was crowned Glamanand Miss India International 2015 and she represented India at Miss International 2015 pageant held in Tokyo, Japan, she was awarded Panasonic Beauty Ambassador for the year 2015 award by the Panasonic organisation and Miss Visit Japan Tourism Ambassador by the Japan Tourism and International Cultural association at Miss International pageant. Supriya Aiman was awareded Asia Star Model award in South Korea, Seoul in the year of 2018 may in Asia Model Festival irrespective of her contribution in The modelling industry, she is an Aeronautical Engineer and holding a Bachelor Honours Degree in Physics. Aiman was born in the capital of Bihar state, she attended Vidya Mandir School after that she moved to Kolkata and joined Institution of Engineers to pursue Mechanical engineering she studied Aircraft Maintenance Engineering at Indian Institute of Aeronautics. Besides her modelling career and beauty pageants, she was all India entrance topper in CWJC exam held in 2008.

She has a Bachelor Honours degree in Physics. Aiman has done diploma degree in the Kathak dance, as she is one of the finest Kathak dancer in India, she has been modelling since the year 2012 and has walked the Runway for Lakme Fashion Week, Madame Style Week, Blenders Pride Bangalore Fashion Week, Chennai International Fashion Week, Volvo Coimbatore Fashion Week and for the Gitanjali Group. She has been a part of Kingfisher Ultra Fashion Tour, International Gems and Jewellery Show, Runway Showcase, Femina Showcase, Times Wedding Fashion Fiesta, Galani Fashion Show, INIFD, Lakhotia Institute of Fashion & Design, Kash Fashion Show, IDT and Technotex, she has worked with designers Agnimitra Paul, AD Singh, Rocky Star, Gavin Miguel, Anita Dongre, James Ferreira and Tejas, Hari Anand, Mumtaz Khan, Manoviraj Khosla, Sumit Das Gupta, Anitha Reddy, Abhishek Dutta, Mayur Galani, Jaya Mishra to name a few. In October 2014, she was chosen by the Glamanand Supermodel India to represent India at Miss International 2015 held in Tokyo, Japan.

She succeeded Jhataleka Malhotra as Miss International India. She represented India at the Miss International 2015 pageant held Tokyo, Japan from 16 October to 5 November and was awarded as Panasonic Beauty Ambassador of the year 2015 by Panasonic and Visit Japan Tourism Ambassador by Japan Tourism. Glamanand Supermodel India Official Website Glamanand Supermodel Official Facebook

José Alves Correia da Silva

Dom José Alves Correia da Silva was a Portuguese priest. He was Bishop of Leiria from 1920 until his death in 1957, he is best remembered for his part in the story of Our Lady of Fátima, not least for his dealings with Sister Lúcia Santos in connection with the Three Secrets of Fátima. José Alves Correia da Silva was born at São Pedro de Fins. After training for the priesthood he was ordained a priest on 5 August 1894, at the age of twenty-two, began his service to the church at Oporto. On 15 May 1920, he was appointed Bishop of Leiria, on 25 July was consecrated by Bishop António Barbosa Leão, Bishop of Oporto, on 5 August was formally installed, he continued until his death. In 1917, the Virgin Mary is said to have appeared several times to three children of Silva's diocese and to have entrusted them with three secrets, in connection with which there was much confusion. On 13 October 1930, Dom José announced in a pastoral letter that he was giving official approval to the authenticity of the apparitions.

He wrote. In 1941, Dom José asked the only survivor of the three children, now a nun, to clarify the secrets, to assist with the publication of a new edition of a book about her cousin Jacinta, another of the three children, who had died in 1920. At his request, Sister Lúcia wrote a document detailing two of the secrets, passed to higher authorities. In 1943 he asked Lucia to reveal the third secret, she declined, on the grounds that she was "not yet convinced that God had authorized her to act". In October 1943, when she was ill and there were fears for her life, Dom José pressed her again, ordering her to put the third secret in writing. Lúcia obeyed, but sealed her statement into an envelope, not to be opened until 1960 or until after her death, if earlier. Dom José Alves Correia da Silva died on 4 December 1957. A statue of Dom José by Joaquim Correia was erected in the main square at Fátima, near another by Correia of Pope Pius XII. A street in the town has been named "Avenida Dom José Alves Correia da Silva" in his memory and contains the town's bus station