The Elder Sister
The Elder Sister is a painting by nineteenth-century French artist William-Adolphe Bouguereau in 1869. The painting was acquired by the Museum of Houston in 1992 as an anonymous gift. According to the museum web site, this was a gift of an anonymous lady in memory of her father. Since The Elder Sister has been a part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, it has become one of the most notable highlights in museum's collection of paintings. The painting shows a girl sitting on a rock and holding a sleeping baby on her lap, with a quiet rural landscape behind them. For this scene, Bouguereau's daughter Henriette and son Paul served as models; the beauty of the girl and her eyes, which are looking directly at the viewer, as well the balance of the composition, including positioning of the legs and arms of the children, demonstrate Bouguereau's academic painting style. The dimensions of the painting are 51¼ × 38¼ in and the frame is 67½ × 55 × 5½ in. There is another painting by Bouguereau called The Elder Sister belonging to the permanent collection in the Brooklyn Museum.
The Elder Sister, 1869, William Bouguereau, Google Art Project, www.googleartproject.com
Evening Mood is an 1882 painting by William-Adolphe Bouguereau, now in the collection of the Havana's Museum of Fine Arts, in Cuba. William-Adolphe Bouguereau gallery William-Adolphe Bouguereau at the Web Museum
Google Books is a service from Google Inc. that searches the full text of books and magazines that Google has scanned, converted to text using optical character recognition, stored in its digital database. Books are provided either by publishers and authors, through the Google Books Partner Program, or by Google's library partners, through the Library Project. Additionally, Google has partnered with a number of magazine publishers to digitize their archives; the Publisher Program was first known as Google Print when it was introduced at the Frankfurt Book Fair in October 2004. The Google Books Library Project, which scans works in the collections of library partners and adds them to the digital inventory, was announced in December 2004; the Google Books initiative has been hailed for its potential to offer unprecedented access to what may become the largest online body of human knowledge and promoting the democratization of knowledge. However, it has been criticized for potential copyright violations, lack of editing to correct the many errors introduced into the scanned texts by the OCR process.
As of October 2015, the number of scanned book titles was over 25 million, but the scanning process has slowed down in American academic libraries. Google estimated in 2010 that there were about 130 million distinct titles in the world, stated that it intended to scan all of them. Results from Google Books show up in both the universal Google Search and in the dedicated Google Books search website. In response to search queries, Google Books allows users to view full pages from books in which the search terms appear if the book is out of copyright or if the copyright owner has given permission. If Google believes the book is still under copyright, a user sees "snippets" of text around the queried search terms. All instances of the search terms in the book text appear with a yellow highlight; the four access levels used on Google Books are: Full view: Books in the public domain are available for "full view" and can be downloaded for free. In-print books acquired through the Partner Program are available for full view if the publisher has given permission, although this is rare.
Preview: For in-print books where permission has been granted, the number of viewable pages is limited to a "preview" set by a variety of access restrictions and security measures, some based on user-tracking. The publisher can set the percentage of the book available for preview. Users are restricted from downloading or printing book previews. A watermark reading "Copyrighted material" appears at the bottom of pages. All books acquired through the Partner Program are available for preview. Snippet view: A'snippet view' – two to three lines of text surrounding the queried search term – is displayed in cases where Google does not have permission of the copyright owner to display a preview; this could be because Google can not identify the owner declined permission. If a search term appears many times in a book, Google displays no more than three snippets, thus preventing the user from viewing too much of the book. Google does not display any snippets for certain reference books, such as dictionaries, where the display of snippets can harm the market for the work.
Google maintains. No preview: Google displays search results for books that have not been digitized; as these books have not been scanned, their text is not searchable and only the metadata such as the title, publisher, number of pages, ISBN, subject and copyright information, in some cases, a table of contents and book summary is available. In effect, this is similar to an online library card catalog. In response to criticism from groups such as the American Association of Publishers and the Authors Guild, Google announced an opt-out policy in August 2005, through which copyright owners could provide a list of titles that it did not want scanned, Google would respect the request. Google stated that it would not scan any in-copyright books between August and 1 November 2005, to provide the owners with the opportunity to decide which books to exclude from the Project. Thus, Google provides a copyright owner with three choices with respect to any work: It can participate in the Partner Program to make a book available for preview or full view, in which case it would share revenue derived from the display of pages from the work in response to user queries.
It can let Google scan the book under the Library Project and display snippets in response to user queries. It can opt out of the Library Project. If the book has been scanned, Google will reset its access level as'No preview'. Most scanned works are commercially available. In addition to procuring books from libraries, Google obtains books from its publisher partners, through the "Partner Program" – designed to help publishers and authors promote their books. Publishers and authors submit either a digital copy of their book in EPUB or PDF format, or a print copy to Google, made available on Google Books for preview; the publisher can control the percentage of the book available for preview, with the minimum being 20%. They can choose to make the book viewable, allow users to download a PDF copy. Books can be made available for sale on Google Play. Unlike the Library Project, this does not raise any copyright concerns as it is conducted pursuant to an agreement with the publisher; the publisher can choose to withdraw from the agreement at any time.
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The First Mourning
The First Mourning is an oil on canvas painted in 1888 by William-Adolphe Bouguereau. Its dimensions are: 79 7/8 × 99 1/8 inches; this piece of art can be seen at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Argentina. This work depicts the moment after Adam and Eve just found the body of their son Abel, murdered by Cain; this is the first human death recorded in the Bible. Abel was the first martyr. William-Adolphe Bouguereau had suffered the loss of his second son shortly before painting this work, its original name is "Premier Deuil", in French, of which "The First Mourning" is a literal translation
The Star-Banner is the daily newspaper in Ocala, United States, serves Marion County and the surrounding communities. The Star-Banner has a daily circulation of about 43,000, is the 19th largest newspaper in the state of Florida; the East Florida Banner started publishing weekly in Marion County, Florida in 1866 by printer-editor Francis Eppes "Frank" Harris. Frank was the editor and owner of the Ocala Banner until his death, being owned and operated by the family until sold during World War II. Frank Harris' grandson, Harris Powers, took over operations after his grandfather's death until he joined the war effort; the East Florida Banner was sold to George W. Wilson in 1881 and was renamed The Florida Banner-Lacon when it merged with The Florida Lacon. In 1883, the name was changed to The Ocala Banner. In 1890, The Ocala Banner became a daily newspaper. In 1895, the Ocala Evening Star surfaced as a rival to the Ocala Banner. Beginning in 1897, it appeared in a weekly edition, the Ocala Weekly Star.
During an address to the Ocala Rotary Club, R. N. Dosh, editor of the Evening Star in the 1920s and 1930s, recalled that the "Star first saw the light of day in the press room of the Florida Baptist Witness", founded in 1884 as the weekly press organ of the Florida Baptist Convention, a branch of the Southern Baptist Convention; the Ocala Star-Banner was combined into one publication on 1 September 1943 and has remained the daily newspaper in Marion County since that time. Situated in rural Marion County, the Ocala Banner covered farming and civic issues in Ocala, where the Freeze of 1895 had devastated the citrus industry and paved the way for diversified agriculture and the growth of tourism. Halifax Media Group acquired the paper in 2012. In 2015, Halifax was acquired by New Media Investment Group. Ocala.com, the Star-Banner's online site Today's Star-Banner front page at the Newseum websiteHistoric Issues of the Ocala Evening Star at Florida and Puerto Rico Digital Newspaper Project Historic Issues of the Ocala Banner at Florida and Puerto Rico Digital Newspaper Project
La Vierge aux anges
The Virgin with Angels known as The Song of the Angels is an oil painting by the French artist William-Adolphe Bouguereau. Its dimensions are 213.4 × 152.4 cm. It is exhibited at the Forest Lawn Museum
A shepherd's crook is a long and sturdy stick with a hook at one end used by a shepherd to manage and sometimes catch sheep. In addition, the crook may aid in defending against attack by predators; when traversing rough terrain, a crook is an aid to balance. Shepherds may use the long implement to part thick undergrowth when searching for lost sheep or potential predators; the innovation of a hook facilitates the recovery of fallen animals by ensnaring them by neck or leg. For this reason the crook has been used as a religious symbol of care, including the Christian bishop's crosier. In medicine, the term shepherd’s crook is used to describe a right coronary artery that follows an unusually high and winding route; this variant, which has a prevalence of about 5%, imposes technical problems in angioplasty procedures. Thalia, Muse of comedy in Greek mythology, was seen holding a shepherd's crook; the shepherd's crook and the flail are insignia of pharaonic authority: the Crook and flail