Louis Comfort Tiffany

Louis Comfort Tiffany was an American artist and designer who worked in the decorative arts and is best known for his work in stained glass. He is the American artist most associated with the Art Aesthetic movements, he was affiliated with a prestigious collaborative of designers known as the Associated Artists, which included Lockwood de Forest, Candace Wheeler, Samuel Colman. Tiffany designed stained glass windows and lamps, glass mosaics, blown glass, jewelry and metalwork, he was the first Design Director at his family company, Tiffany & Co. founded by his father Charles Lewis Tiffany. Louis Comfort Tiffany was born in New York City, the son of Charles Lewis Tiffany, founder of Tiffany and Company, Harriet Olivia Avery Young, he attended school at Pennsylvania Military Academy in West Chester and Eagleswood Military Academy in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. His first artistic training was as a painter, studying under George Inness in Eagleswood, New Jersey and Samuel Colman in Irvington, New York.

He studied at the National Academy of Design in New York City in 1866–67 and with salon painter Leon-Adolphe-Auguste Belly in 1868–69. Belly's landscape paintings had a great influence on Tiffany. Tiffany started out as a painter, but became interested in glassmaking from about 1875 and worked at several glasshouses in Brooklyn between and 1878. In 1879 he joined with Candace Wheeler, Samuel Colman, Lockwood de Forest to form Louis Comfort Tiffany and Associated American Artists; the business was short-lived. The group made designs for wallpaper and textiles, he opened his own glass factory in Corona, New York, determined to provide designs that improved the quality of contemporary glass. Tiffany's leadership and talent, as well as his father's money and connections, led this business to thrive. In 1881 Tiffany did the interior design of the Mark Twain House in Hartford, which still remains, but the new firm's most notable work came in 1882 when President Chester Alan Arthur refused to move into the White House until it had been redecorated.

He commissioned Tiffany, who had begun to make a name for himself in New York society for the firm's interior design work, to redo the state rooms, which Arthur found charmless. Tiffany worked on the East Room, the Blue Room, the Red Room, the State Dining Room, the Entrance Hall, repainting in decorative patterns, installing newly designed mantelpieces, changing to wallpaper with dense patterns, and, of course, adding Tiffany glass to gaslight fixtures and windows and adding an opalescent floor-to-ceiling glass screen in the Entrance Hall; the Tiffany screen and other Victorian additions were all removed in the Roosevelt renovations of 1902, which restored the White House interiors to Federal style in keeping with its architecture. A desire to concentrate on art in glass led to the breakup of the firm in 1885 when Tiffany chose to establish his own glassmaking firm that same year; the first Tiffany Glass Company was incorporated December 1, 1885, in 1902 became known as the Tiffany Studios.

In the beginning of his career, Tiffany used cheap jelly jars and bottles because they had the mineral impurities that finer glass lacked. When he was unable to convince fine glassmakers to leave the impurities in, he began making his own glass. Tiffany used opalescent glass in a variety of colors and textures to create a unique style of stained glass. Tiffany acquired Stanford Bray's patent for the "copper foil" technique, which, by edging each piece of cut glass in copper foil and soldering the whole together to create his windows and lamps, made possible a level of detail unknown; this can be contrasted with the method of painting in enamels or glass paint on colorless glass, setting the glass pieces in lead channels, the dominant method of creating stained glass for hundreds of years in Europe. The First Presbyterian Church building of 1905 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is said to be unique in that it uses Tiffany windows that make use of painted glass. Use of the colored glass itself to create stained glass pictures was motivated by the ideals of the Arts and Crafts movement and its leader William Morris in England.

Fellow artists and glassmakers Oliver Kimberly and Frank Duffner, founders of the Duffner and Kimberly Company and John La Farge were Tiffany's chief competitors in this new American style of stained glass. Tiffany and Kimberly, along with La Farge, had learned their craft at the same glasshouses in Brooklyn in the late 1870s. In 1889 at the Paris Exposition, Tiffany was said to have been "overwhelmed" by the glass work of Émile Gallé, French Art Nouveau artisan, he met artist Alphonse Mucha. In 1893, Tiffany built a new factory called the Stourbridge Glass Company called Tiffany Glass Furnaces, located in Corona, New York, hiring the Englishman Arthur J. Nash to oversee it. In 1893, his company introduced the term Favrile in conjunction with his first production of blown glass at his new glass factory; some early examples of his lamps were exhibited in the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago. At the Exposition Universelle in Paris, he won a gold medal with his stained glass windows The Four Seasons He trademarked Favrile on November 13, 1894.

He used this word to apply to all of his glass and pottery. Tiffany's first commercially produced lamps date from around 1895. Much of his company's production was in making stained glass windows and Tiffany lamps, but his company designed a complete range of interior decorations. At its peak, his factory employed more than 300 artisans. Recent s

Sekhar (choreographer)

Sekhar Master is an Indian dance choreographer who has choreographed Telugu and Kannada songs, in a wide range of dancing styles. He was born on 6 November 1979 in Andhra Pradesh, he went for a crash course at a institute in Vijayawada. He got his membership card as a background dancer in 1996, he worked as a background dancer for six years and an assistant for eight years before becoming a Movie Choreographer. As Dance choreographer 1. Kung Fu Kumari – Bruce Lee - The Fighter 2. Janatha Garage – Pakka Local 3. Love Me AgainNannaku Prematho 4. BlockbusterSarrainodu 5. Topu Lesi Poddi – Iddarammayilatho 6. Naan Yada Pudithe Neeketannay- Julayi 7. Sairo Sairo, Banthipula – Baadshah 8. Super Machi – Son of Satyamurthy 9. Gunde Jaari Gallanthayyinde – Gunde Jaari Gallanthayyinde 10. Idhi Nijame – Shiva Manasulo Shruti 11. Choopichandey – Heart Attack 12. Pimple Dimple – Yevadu 13. Pilla Neekosame – Pilla Nuvvu Leni Jeevitham 14. Sakku Bai – Damarukam 15. Ammadu lets do kummudu – Khaidi No. 150 16. You and Me – Khaidi No. 150 17.

Vachinde – Fidaa 18. Seeti MaarDuvvada Jagannadham 19. Next Enti – Nenu Local 20. Swing ZaraJai Lava Kusa 21. Pedda PuliChal Mohan Ranga 22. Yentha Sakkagunnave – Rangasthalam 23. Ninnu road medha chusi – Savyasachi 24. Naa BC centerlu – Winner 25. All Songs – Paperboy 26. Ek baarVinaya Vidheya Rama 27. Keeda – Action Jackson 28. All songs – Dohchay 29. All songs – Oka Laila Kosam 30. ISmart Shankar – Dimakh karab 31. Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo – Ramuloo Ramulaa 32. Arjun Suravaram - Kanne Kanne 33. Sarileru Neekevvaru - Daang Daang 34. Baava - Naa Rama Chilaka 35. Mantra - Oohallona 36. Alludu Seenu 37. Prema Katha Chitram 38. Chinnadana Nee Kosam 39. Pandaga Chesko 40. Temper 41. Akhil 42. MCA 43. Sailaja Reddy Alludu 44. Devadas 45. Hello Guru Prema Kosame 46. F2 – Fun and Frustration 47. Mr. Majnu 48. Sarileru Neekevvaru - Mind Block 49. Raja the Great-Allabe Allabe 50. Tholi Prema-Vinnane Vinnane,Ninnila Ninnila 51. Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy-Title Song Sekhar on Facebook

Kalakpa Game Production Reserve

Kalakpa Game Production Reserve is a 32,020 hectare forest reserve in Ghana. The reserve is located in the southeastern part of the Country, about 120 kilometers northeast of the capital Accra and about 30 kilometers south from the Volta Regional capital, Ho; the protected area was founded in 1975 by the Ghanaian government, located on the foothills of the Togo Mountains in the Ho Municipal Area. Before this area became an animal reserve, it served as preferred hunting area for expatriates in Ghana. In this animal reserve you can find, apart from elephants. Among other animals there is a variety of buffaloes, antelopes and smaller mammals in the reserve; the bird world is worth seeing here. The reserve boasts many butterfly species. In 2009, there were reports of encroachments on the Kalakpa Resource Reserve. In 2016 there were reports of illegal logging at the Kalakpa Resource Reserve in the Volta Region, with the risks of the Reserve losing most of its trees. In 2018 the Regional Minister said.

About 28 communities with a population of about 2,000, from the four districts hosting the reserve.