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Peter Nicolai Arbo

Peter Nicolai Arbo was a Norwegian historical painter, who specialized in painting motifs from Norwegian history and images from Norse mythology. He is most noted for The Wild Hunt of Odin, a dramatic motif based on the Wild Hunt legend and Valkyrie, which depicts a female figure from Norse mythology. Peter Nicolai Arbo grew up at Gulskogen Manor in a borough in Drammen, Norway, he was his wife Marie Christiane von Rosen. His brother Carl Oscar Eugen Arbo was a military medical doctor and a pioneer in Norwegian anthropologic studies. Arbo's childhood home, was built in 1804 as a summer residence for his older cousin, lumber dealer and industrialist Peter Nicolai Arbo. Arbo started his art education with a year at the Art School operated by Frederik Ferdinand Helsted in Copenhagen. After this, he studied at the art academy in Düsseldorf. From 1853 to 1855 he studied under of Karl Ferdinand Sohn, professor of Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, from 1857 to 1858 under Emil Hünten, a battle and animal painter.

At Düsseldorf he was for some time a private student of the history painter Otto Mengelberg. He had contact with Adolph Tidemand and became a good friend of Hans Gude both of whom were professors at the art academy in Düsseldorf, he is associated with the Düsseldorf school of painting. In 1861 Arbo returned to Norway and the following year he went on a study trip together with Gude and Frederik Collett. In 1863 he painted the first version of Horse flock on the high mountains, a motif he on took up again several times; the version from 1889 is at the National Museum of Art and Design in Oslo and is considered one of the most important of his works. In 1866 he was appointed a Knight of the Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav and the Knight of Order of Vasa, he held numerous positions, including as a juror in Stockholm in 1866 and Philadelphia in 1876, was Commissioner of the Viennese art department exhibition in 1873. He was a member of the National Gallery Company from 1875 and director of the Christiania Art Society from 1882 until his death.

Drammens Museum is located on the southern side of the Drammen River. In earlier years this was an area of elegant country houses on the magnificent landed property known as Marienlyst. Exhibits of the museum include items from the cultural background of Norway. Drammen museum consists of five departments including Gulskogen Manor, the childhood home Peder Nicolai Arbo. In the many beautiful rooms of Gulskogen Manor, one will find works by this distinguished history-painter. Paintings by Peter Nicolai Arbo Marit I. Lange and Anne Berit Skaug Peter Nicolai Arbo 1831-1892 Leif Østby and Henning Alsvik, Norges billedkunst i det nittende og tyvende århundre Page at Norwegian Wikipedia Gulskogen Manor Drammens Museum

Kita-Horinouchi Station

Kita-Horinouchi Station is a railway station on the Jōetsu Line in Uonuma, Japan, operated by the East Japan Railway Company. Kita-Horinouchi Station is a station on the Jōetsu Line, is located 138.1 kilometers from the starting point of the line at Takasaki. The station has two single ground-level opposed side platforms serving two tracks, connected by a level crossing; the station is unattended. Kita-Horinouchi Station opened on 15 February 1950. Upon the privatization of the Japanese National Railways on 1 April 1987, it came under the control of JR East. Japan National Route 17 List of railway stations in Japan Kita-Horinouchi Station information

When Worlds Collide

When Worlds Collide is a 1933 science fiction novel co-written by Philip Wylie and Edwin Balmer. It was first published as a six-part monthly serial in Blue Book magazine, illustrated by Joseph Franké. Sven Bronson, a Swedish astronomer working at an observatory in South Africa, discovers that a pair of rogue planets, Bronson Alpha and Bronson Beta, which will soon enter the solar system. In eight months, they will pass close enough to cause catastrophic damage to the Earth. Sixteen months after swinging around the Sun, Bronson Alpha will return to pulverize the Earth and leave, it is hoped that Bronson Beta will assume a stable orbit. Scientists led by Cole Hendron work to build an atomic rocket to transport enough people and equipment to Bronson Beta in an attempt to save the human race. Various countries do the same; the United States evacuates coastal regions in preparation for the first encounter. As the planets approach, observers see through their telescopes cities on Bronson Beta. Tidal waves sweep inland at a height of 750 feet, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes add to the deadly toll, the weather runs wild for more than two days.

As a token of things to come, Bronson Alpha destroys the Moon. Three men take a floatplane to check out conditions across the United States and meet with the President in Hutchinson, the temporary capital of the United States, it is discovered that the entire Southeast region flooded, the Great Lakes rose and emptied into the St. Lawrence region, Connecticut has become an island archipelago. All three are wounded fighting off a mob at their last stop, but manage to return with a precious sample of an heat-resistant metal one of them had noticed, solving the last remaining engineering obstacle: No material had been found to make rocket tubes capable of withstanding the heat of the atomic exhaust for long. Five months before the end, desperate mobs attack the camp, killing over half of Hendron's people before they are defeated. With the rocket tube breakthrough, the survivors are able to build a second, larger ship that can carry everyone left alive; the two American ships lose contact with each other.

Other ships are seen launching from Europe. The original American ship makes a successful landing; the survivors find. They find a road; the sequel, After Worlds Collide, details the fate of the survivors on Bronson Beta. When Worlds Collide had far-reaching influences on the science fiction genre; the themes of an approaching planet threatening the Earth, an athletic hero, his girlfriend, a scientist traveling to the new planet by rocket, were used by writer Alex Raymond in his 1934 comic strip Flash Gordon. Jack Williamson's 1934 short story "Born of the Sun" used the concept of a scientist and his fiancée escaping the destruction of the Earth in a hurriedly constructed "ark of space"; the 1940–41 newspaper comic strip Speed Spaulding, an adaptation credited to the novel's authors, was more directly based on the novel. The themes of escape from a doomed planet to a habitable one can be seen in Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster's 1938 comic Superman; the novel was adapted as the 1951 film When Worlds Collide, produced by George Pal and directed by Rudolph Maté.

The 1980 animated series Thundarr The Barbarian has its post-apocalyptic world come about when a runaway planet passes by Earth and the moon, causing massive destruction. In 2005, the Science Fiction author Jack McDevitt wrote "Seeker" where a population of people on a distant world was faced with a similar catastrophe. In 2012, the British composer Nigel Clarke wrote a large-scale work for brass band inspired by the film and titled When Worlds Collide. Worlds in Collision Bleiler, Everett; the Checklist of Fantastic Literature. Chicago: Shasta Publishers. P. 39. When Worlds Collide title listing at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database Bronson Beta series listing at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database