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Kees van Dongen

Cornelis Theodorus Maria'Kees' van Dongen was a Dutch-French painter, one of the leading Fauves. Van Dongen's early work was influenced by the Hague School and symbolism and it evolved into a rough pointillist style. From 1905 onwards – when he took part at the controversial 1905 Salon d'Automne exhibition – his style became more and more radical in its use of form and colour; the paintings he made in the period of 1905–1910 are considered by some to be his most important works. The themes of his work from that period are predominantly centered around the nightlife. Van Dongen gained a reputation for his sensuous – at times garish – portraits of women. Kees van Dongen was born in Delfshaven on the outskirts, today a borough, of Rotterdam, he was the second of four children in a middle-class family. In 1892, at age 16, Kees van Dongen started his studies at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Rotterdam, working with J. Striening and J. G. Heyberg. During this period, Van Dongen frequented the Red Quarter seaport area, where he drew scenes of sailors and prostitutes.

He met Augusta Preitinger at a fellow painter. In 1897, Van Dongen lived in Paris for several months. In December 1899, he returned from Rotterdam to Paris, where Preitinger had moved before him and found work, he returned to join Augusta Preitinger. They married on 11 July 1901, they had two children together: a son died a couple of days after birth in December 1901. Around that time, Van Dongen produced a painting of Fernande Olivier, the reason why — according to Gertrude Stein in The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas — he broke into notoriety. According to Stein: Van Dongen did not admit that this picture was a portrait of Fernande, although she had sat for it and there was in consequence much bitterness. Van Dongen in these days was poor, he had a dutch wife, a vegetarian and they lived on spinach. Van Dongen escaped from the spinach to a joint in Montmartre where the girls paid for his dinner and his drinks. Guus took Dolly to see their families in Rotterdam in the summer of 1914, where they were caught by the outbreak of World War I.

They were not able to return to Paris until 1918. Preitinger and Van Dongen divorced in 1921. In 1917, Van Dongen had become involved with a married socialite, the fashion director Léa Alvin known as Jasmy Jacob, their relationship lasted until 1927. Van Dongen began to exhibit in Paris, participated in the controversial 1905 Salon d'Automne exhibition along with Henri Matisse, André Derain, Albert Marquet, Maurice de Vlaminck, Charles Camoin, Jean Puy; the bright colours of this group of artists led to them being called Fauves by art critic Louis Vauxcelles. Van Dongen was briefly a member of the German Expressionist group Die Brücke. In these years, he was part of an avant-garde wave of painters, including Maurice de Vlaminck, Othon Friesz, Henri Rousseau, Robert Delaunay, Albert Marquet, Édouard Vuillard, who aspired to a renewal of painting which they thought was stuck in neo-impressionism. In 1906, Preitinger and Van Dongen moved to the Bateau Lavoir at 13 rue Ravignan in Montmartre, where they were friends with the circle surrounding Pablo Picasso and his girlfriend Fernande Olivier.

He taught at the Académie Vitti in 1912. In addition to selling his paintings, Van Dongen gained an income by selling satirical sketches to the newspaper Revue Blanche, he organised successful costume balls in Montparnasse, to which people paid admission, to gain extra income. After the First World War, under the influence of his companion, the fashion director Lea Alvin, among others, Van Dongen developed the lush colours of his Fauvist style; this earned him a solid reputation with the French bourgeoisie and upper class, where he was in demand for his portraits. As a fashionable portraitist, he was commissioned for subjects including Arletty, Louis Barthou, Sacha Guitry, Leopold III of Belgium, Anna de Noailles, Madame Grès and Maurice Chevalier. With a playful cynicism he remarked of his popularity as a portraitist with high society women, "The essential thing is to elongate the women and to make them slim. After that it just remains to enlarge their jewels, they are ravished." This remark is reminiscent of another of his sayings: "Painting is the most beautiful of lies".

The social and commercial appeal of his work did not match the artistic promise or the bohemian eroticism of his first three decades of work. From 1959, Kees van Dongen lived in Monaco, he died in his home in Monte Carlo in 1968. An extensive collection of van Dongen's work is held by the New National Museum of Monaco. 1926, Knight of the Legion of Honour 1927, Order of the Crown of Belgium 1929, the French government awarded him citizenship 1954, Officer of the Legion of Honour References SourcesEngers, Rudolf. Het kleurrijke leven van Kees van Dongen. ISBN 978-90-5594-266-4. Gaston, Diehl. Van Dongen. New York, NY: Crown Publishers, Inc. des Courières, Edmond. Van Dongen. Henri Floury. OCLC 603680934. Juffermans, Jan. Kees van Dongen: The Graphic Work. Lund Humphries Publishers. ISBN 0-85331-876-X. Kees van Dongen's Cats Kees van Dongen on Artnet All Eyes on Kees van Dongen, video at Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam Kees van Dongen videos at Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam

Santa Marina (São Paulo Metro)

Santa Marina will be one of the future stations of São Paulo Metro and will belong to Line 6-Orange, which construction is paralyzed. In its first phase, with 15.9 km of extension, Line 6 should connect Brasilândia, in the North Side, to São Joaquim station of Line 1-Blue. The line should connect Rodovia dos Bandeirantes to the borough of Cidade Líder, in the East Side; the station will be located in the confluence between Avenida Miguel Conejo, Rua Bonifácio Cubas and Travessa da Mona Lisa. The construction of the station began in 2016, when the opening date was estimated to mid-2020. Governor Geraldo Alckmin promised the opening of the first phase of the line to 2020, time, discarded due to a year of delay in the financing of the Federal Savings Bank, which would be used for the expropriations. In June 2016, the opening of the line was estimated for 2021, time kept in October 2017, when the resume of the construction was announced for the beginning of 2018; the construction is suspended, due to the involvement of the construction companies of the Move São Paulo consortium in Operation Car Wash, which caused them to not get the financing of R$5.5 billions with the Brazilian Development Bank for the continuity of the construction.

The State Government of São Paulo is in negotiations with international companies, including Spanish Acciona and Chinese China Railway Construction Corporation. Buried station with side platforms, structure in apparent concrete and support rooms at-grade, it will have access for people with disabilities. Official website of Move São Paulo Official website with expropriations data

1982 King Cup

The 1982 King Cup was the 24th season of the knockout competition since its establishment in 1956. Al-Nassr were the defending champions but they were eliminated by Al-Shabab in the Round of 16. Al-Hilal won their 4th title after defeating Al-Ittihad 3–1 in the final. Source: Al-Jazirah The matches of the Round of 32 were played on 11, 12 and 13 April 1982; the Round of 16 matches were held on 15 and 16 April 1982. The Quarter-final matches were held on 22 and 23 April 1982; the four winners of the quarter-finals progressed to the semi-finals. The semi-finals were played on 29 and 30 April 1982. All times are local, AST; the final was played between Al-Ittihad and Al-Hilal in the Youth Welfare Stadium in Al-Malaz, Riyadh


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Bofflens is a municipality in the district of Jura-Nord Vaudois in the canton of Vaud in Switzerland. Bofflens is first mentioned in 1007 as in curte Bofflenis. In 1011 it was mentioned as Boflinges. Bofflens has an area, as of 2009, of 4.2 square kilometers. Of this area, 3.01 km2 or 71.3% is used for agricultural purposes, while 0.96 km2 or 22.7% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 0.24 km2 or 5.7% is settled. Of the built up area and buildings made up 2.1% and transportation infrastructure made up 2.1%. Power and water infrastructure as well as other special developed areas made up 1.4% of the area Out of the forested land, all of the forested land area is covered with heavy forests. Of the agricultural land, 57.8% is used for growing crops and 13.0% is pastures. The municipality was part of the Orbe District until it was dissolved on 31 August 2006, Bofflens became part of the new district of Jura-Nord Vaudois; the municipality is located between the foothills of the Jura Mountains. The blazon of the municipal coat of arms is Per pale Argent and Gules, overall an ox head Sable annelled Or and langued of the second.

Bofflens has a population of 196. As of 2008, 8.7% of the population are resident foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has changed at a rate of 6.8%. It has changed at a rate of -3.7 % due to births and deaths. Most of the population speaks French, with German being second most English being third; the age distribution, as of 2009, in Bofflens is. Of the adult population, 13 people or 7.5 % of the population are between 29 years old. 25 people or 14.5% are between 30 and 39, 35 people or 20.2% are between 40 and 49, 30 people or 17.3% are between 50 and 59. The senior population distribution is 19 people or 11.0% of the population are between 60 and 69 years old, 4 people or 2.3% are between 70 and 79, there are 9 people or 5.2% who are between 80 and 89. As of 2000, there were 65 people who never married in the municipality. There were 7 individuals who are divorced; as of 2000, there were 63 private households in the municipality, an average of 2.5 persons per household. There were 19 households that consist of 6 households with five or more people.

Out of a total of 63 households that answered this question, 30.2% were households made up of just one person and there was 1 adult who lived with their parents. Of the rest of the households, there are 16 married couples without children, 27 married couples with childrenIn 2000 there were 30 single family homes out of a total of 57 inhabited buildings. There were 8 multi-family buildings, along with 13 multi-purpose buildings that were used for housing and 6 other use buildings that had some housing. In 2000, a total of 61 apartments were permanently occupied, while 5 apartments were seasonally occupied and 7 apartments were empty; as of 2009, the construction rate of new housing units was 0 new units per 1000 residents. The vacancy rate for the municipality, in 2010, was 0%; the historical population is given in the following chart: The entire village of Bofflens is designated as part of the Inventory of Swiss Heritage Sites In the 2007 federal election the most popular party was the SVP which received 31.43% of the vote.

The next three most popular parties were the FDP and the Green Party. In the federal election, a total of 50 votes were cast, the voter turnout was 39.7%. As of 2010, Bofflens had an unemployment rate of 2.5%. As of 2008, there were 29 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 10 businesses involved in this sector. 9 people were employed in the secondary sector and there were 3 businesses in this sector. 21 people were employed with 4 businesses in this sector. There were 86 residents of the municipality who were employed in some capacity, of which females made up 41.9% of the workforce. In 2008 the total number of full-time equivalent jobs was 47; the number of jobs in the primary sector was 20. The number of jobs in the secondary sector was 8 of which 1 was in manufacturing and 7 were in construction; the number of jobs in the tertiary sector was 19. In the tertiary sector. In 2000, there were 4 workers who commuted into 55 workers who commuted away; the municipality is a net exporter of workers, with about 13.8 workers leaving the municipality for every one entering.

Of the working population, 4.7% used public transportation to get to work, 65.1% used a private car. From the 2000 census, 9 or 5.7% were Roman Catholic, while 114 or 72.6% belonged to the Swiss Reformed Church. Of the rest of the population, there was 1 member of an Orthodox church. 23 belonged to no church, are agnostic or atheist, 10 individuals did not answer the question. In Bofflens about 68 or of the population have completed non-mandatory upper secondary education, 6 or have completed additional higher education. Of the 6 who completed tertiary schooling, 50.0% were Swiss men, 50.0% were Swiss women. In the 2009/2010 school


Recco is a comune in the Metropolitan City of Genoa, region of Liguria, Italy. It is known for its focaccia al formaggio, made with stracchino; the consortium that dictates the official recipe of the focaccia the result of a Saracen attack in the 13th century, has obtained the European Union PGI status for the recipe. Recco is home to the September 8 fireworks festival honoring the Virgin Mary; the town is known for its successful waterpolo team, Pro Recco. During World War II Recco's railway was bombed by the Allies, it was rebuilt in early 1950s. The city is famous for its local water polo team: Pro Recco, militant in the Italian Serie A1 and winner of 31 championships, 12 Italian Cups, 8 LEN Champions League Cups and 6 LEN Super Cups, is the only Italian team to have won the grand slam. Ponte di Legno, Italy