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Marcel Duchamp

Henri-Robert-Marcel Duchamp was a French-American painter, chess player, writer whose work is associated with Cubism and conceptual art. He was not directly associated with Dada groups. Duchamp is regarded, along with Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse, as one of the three artists who helped to define the revolutionary developments in the plastic arts in the opening decades of the 20th century, responsible for significant developments in painting and sculpture. Duchamp has had an immense impact on twentieth-century and twenty first-century art, he had a seminal influence on the development of conceptual art. By World War I, he had rejected the work of many of his fellow artists as "retinal" art, intended only to please the eye. Instead, Duchamp wanted to use art to serve the mind. Marcel Duchamp was born at Blainville-Crevon in Normandy and grew up in a family that enjoyed cultural activities; the art of painter and engraver Émile Frédéric Nicolle, his maternal grandfather, filled the house, the family liked to play chess, read books and make music together.

Of Eugene and Lucie Duchamp's seven children, one died as an infant and four became successful artists. Marcel Duchamp was the brother of: Jacques Villon, printmaker Raymond Duchamp-Villon, sculptor Suzanne Duchamp-Crotti, painter; as a child, with his two elder brothers away from home at school in Rouen, Duchamp was closer to his sister Suzanne, a willing accomplice in games and activities conjured by his fertile imagination. At eight years old, Duchamp followed in his brothers' footsteps when he left home and began schooling at the Lycée Pierre-Corneille, in Rouen. Two other students in his class became well-known artists and lasting friends: Robert Antoine Pinchon and Pierre Dumont. For the next eight years, he was locked into an educational regime which focused on intellectual development. Though he was not an outstanding student, his best subject was mathematics and he won two mathematics prizes at the school, he won a prize for drawing in 1903, at his commencement in 1904 he won a coveted first prize, validating his recent decision to become an artist.

He learned academic drawing from a teacher who unsuccessfully attempted to "protect" his students from Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, other avant-garde influences. However, Duchamp's true artistic mentor at the time was his brother Jacques Villon, whose fluid and incisive style he sought to imitate. At 14, his first serious art attempts were drawings and watercolors depicting his sister Suzanne in various poses and activities; that summer he painted landscapes in an Impressionist style using oils. Duchamp's early art works align with Post-Impressionist styles, he experimented with classical subjects. When he was asked about what had influenced him at the time, Duchamp cited the work of Symbolist painter Odilon Redon, whose approach to art was not outwardly anti-academic, but individual, he studied art at the Académie Julian from 1904 to 1905, but preferred playing billiards to attending classes. During this time Duchamp sold cartoons which reflected his ribald humor. Many of the drawings use visual puns, or both.

Such play with words and symbols engaged his imagination for the rest of his life. In 1905, he began his compulsory military service with the 39th Infantry Regiment, working for a printer in Rouen. There he learned typography and printing processes—skills he would use in his work. Owing to his eldest brother Jacques' membership in the prestigious Académie royale de peinture et de sculpture Duchamp's work was exhibited in the 1908 Salon d'Automne, the following year in the Salon des Indépendants. Fauves and Paul Cézanne's proto-Cubism influenced his paintings, although the critic Guillaume Apollinaire—who was to become a friend—criticized what he called "Duchamp's ugly nudes". Duchamp became lifelong friends with exuberant artist Francis Picabia after meeting him at the 1911 Salon d'Automne, Picabia proceeded to introduce him to a lifestyle of fast cars and "high" living. In 1911, at Jacques' home in Puteaux, the brothers hosted a regular discussion group with Cubist artists including Picabia, Robert Delaunay, Fernand Léger, Roger de La Fresnaye, Albert Gleizes, Jean Metzinger, Juan Gris, Alexander Archipenko.

Poets and writers participated. The group came to be known as the Section d'Or. Uninterested in the Cubists' seriousness, or in their focus on visual matters, Duchamp did not join in discussions of Cubist theory and gained a reputation of being shy. However, that same year he painted in a Cubist style and added an impression of motion by using repetitive imagery. During this period Duchamp's fascination with transition, change and distance became manifest, as many artists of the time, he was intrigued with the concept of depicting the fourth dimension in art, his painting Sad Young Man on a Train embodies this concern: First, there's the idea of the movement of the train, that of the sad young man, in a corridor and, moving about. There is the distortion of the young man—I had called this elementary parallelism, it was a formal decomposition. The object is stretched out, as if elastic; the lines follow each other in parallels, while changing subtly to form the movement, or the form of the young man in question

Bryce Marlatt

Anthony Bryce Marlatt is an American Republican politician who served in the Oklahoma Senate from 2009 until his resignation in 2017. Marlatt was born in Oklahoma, he graduated from Northwestern Oklahoma State University in 2003. Marlatt worked as a staff member for Representative Frank Lucas and Senator Jim Inhofe. In 2004, he unsuccessfully ran for the Oklahoma House of Representatives, losing in the Republican primary, he won. In 2013, Marlatt was named the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association's "Legislator of the Year". Marlatt was elected Majority Caucus Chair in 2014, he was elected Assistant Majority Floor Leader in 2016. In December 2014, Marlatt was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. In June 2015, he pleaded no contest and was sentenced to probation, along with a one-year deferred sentence. In July 2017, Marlatt was accused of "forcefully grabbing an Uber driver and kissing her neck on June 26 while she drove him to a hotel". In September 2017, Marlatt was charged with felony sexual battery.

After being charged, he resigned from the Senate. At trial, he pled guilty. In a plea bargain, was sentenced to 90 days probation, fined $500, paid $50 to the victims compensation fund plus court costs. Marlatt and his wife, have 3 children

Zora sourit

"Zora sourit" is the first single from Celine Dion's album, S'il suffisait d'aimer. It was released on 14 September 1998 in Francophone countries; the song written by his brother J. Kapler. "Zora sourit" music video was directed by Yannick Saillet in Miami and Aubervilliers, Paris and released in September 1998. It was included on Dion's On ne change pas DVD. In Quebec, "Zora sourit" entered the chart on 15 August 1998, topped it for five weeks and spent thirty-three weeks there in total; the single was released commercially in selected European countries, reaching number 12 in Belgium Wallonia, number 20 in France and number 25 in Switzerland. It was certified gold in silver in France. Dion performed "Zora sourit" live during early dates of her Let's Talk About Love Tour and her French concerts in 2017; the recording of "Zora sourit" was included as a bonus on the Au cœur du stade DVD. The song became a part of the On ne change pas greatest hits compilation. European CD single "Zora sourit" – 3:51 "Sur le même bateau" – 4:25European CD and 12-inch maxi single "Zora sourit" – 3:51 "Sur le même bateau" – 4:25 "Pour que tu m'aimes encore" – 4:14 "Zora sourit" on YouTube Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics