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Washington Allston

Washington Allston was an American painter and poet, born in Waccamaw Parish, South Carolina. Allston pioneered America's Romantic movement of landscape painting, he was well known during his lifetime for his experiments with dramatic subject matter and his bold use of light and atmospheric color. While his early artworks concentrate on grandiose and spectacular aspects of nature, his pieces represent a more subjective and visionary approach. Allston was born on a rice plantation on the Waccamaw River near South Carolina, his mother Rachel Moore had married Captain William Allston in 1775, though her husband died in 1781, shortly after the Battle of Cowpens. Moore remarried to Dr. Henry C. Flagg, the son of a wealthy shipping merchant from Newport, Rhode Island. Named in honor of the leading American general of the Revolution, Washington Allston graduated from Harvard College in 1800 and moved to Charleston, South Carolina for a short time before sailing to England in May 1801, he was admitted to the Royal Academy Schools in London in September, when painter Benjamin West was the president.

From 1803 to 1808, he visited the great museums of Paris and for several years, those of Italy, where he met Washington Irving in Rome and Coleridge, his lifelong friend. In 1809, Allston married sister of William Ellery Channing. Samuel F. B. Morse was one of Allston's art pupils and accompanied Allston to Europe in 1811. After traveling throughout western Europe, Allston settled in London, where he won fame and prizes for his pictures. Allston was a published writer. In London in 1813, he published The Sylphs of the Seasons, with Other Poems, republished in Boston, Massachusetts that year, his wife died in February 1815, leaving him saddened and homesick for America. In 1818, he returned to the United States and lived in Cambridge, for twenty-five years, he was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1826. He was the uncle of the artists George Whiting Flagg and Jared Bradley Flagg, both of whom studied painting under him; the first American exhibition of Allston's work was in 1827 when twelve of his paintings were shown at the Boston Athenæum.

In 1830 Allston married Martha Remington Dana, the sister of the novelist Richard Henry Dana. In 1841, he published Monaldi, a romance illustrating Italian life, in 1850, a volume of his Lectures on Art, Poems. Allston died on July 9, 1843, at age 63. Allston is buried in Harvard Square, in "the Old Burying Ground" between the First Parish Church and Christ Church. Allston was sometimes called the "American Titian" because his style resembled the great Venetian Renaissance artists in their display of dramatic color contrasts, his work influenced the development of U. S. landscape painting. The themes of many of his paintings were drawn from literature Biblical stories, his artistic genius was much admired by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Ralph Waldo Emerson was influenced by his paintings and poems, but so were both Margaret Fuller and Sophia Peabody, wife of Nathaniel Hawthorne. The influential critic and editor Rufus Wilmot Griswold dedicated his famous anthology The Poets and Poetry of America to Allston in 1842.

Poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 17 years after Allston's death, wrote that: "One man may sweeten a whole time. I never pass through Cambridge Port without thinking of Allston, his memory is the quince in the drawer and perfumes the atmosphere."Boston painter William Morris Hunt was an admirer of Allston's work, in 1866 founded the Allston Club in Boston, in his arts classes passed on to his students his knowledge of Allston's techniques. Washington Allston was the first to use the term Objective Correlative in 1840 which subsequently revived and made famous by T. S Eliot in essay on Hamlet; the term denotes a set of objects, a situation, a chain of events which shall be the formula of that particular emotion. The west Boston, Massachusetts neighborhood of Allston is named after him, as is Allston Way, in the "Poets Corner" neighborhood of Berkeley, California. A Landscape after Sunset, c. 1819, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D. C. Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC Allston, Lectures on Art and Poems, 1850.

3 paintings by or after Washington Allston at the Art UK site Washington Allston in the New Students Reference Work. Google Art Project, Washington Allston Guide to Washington Allston's papers at Houghton Library, Harvard University Washington Allston at American Art Gallery Works by Washington Allston at Project Gutenberg Works by or about Washington Allston at Internet Archive Works by Washington Allston at LibriVox Chisholm, Hugh, ed.. "Allston, Washington". Encyclopædia Britannica. Cambridge University Press. Washington Allston letter fragment, 1818 Mar. 2 from the Smithsonian Archives of American Art Profile on Royal Academy of Arts Collections

Doremus Bennerman

Doremus Tremayne Bennerman is an American former professional basketball player. Bennerman played at Siena between 1990-1994, he is one of only two players to score over 2,000 points. Doremus Bennerman started his professional career in Östersund and Jämtland Basket in 1995, he remained in Jämtland Basket until 1998 when he left for clubs in Spain. In 1999, he played for Sundsvall Dragons during three consecutive seasons. Between 2002 and 2007 he played for several clubs in Europe among other in Italy. For the 2007 season Bennerman returned to Jämtland Basket. Bennerman resides in Östersund where he runs a flower shop. Basketligan Most Valuable Player 1996 Basketligan Guard of the Year 1997 Basketligan Artist of the Year 2000, 2002

Zulia State Anthem

The anthem of Zulia State, “Riding the Waves”, became official by Executive Order of August 15, 1909. It was the result of a public competition sponsored by the Governor of the State, Jose Ignacio Lares Baralt, who on April 29 of that year, held a lyric and musical contest to select the words and melody of such treasured lyrical piece; the winner of the lyrical category was Udón Perez. The winning entries were recognized on the above date, during a ceremony headed by the illustrious governor, but it was not until February 18, 1910 that the anthem was distributed throughout the various departments and offices of the State. With its beautiful melody, a theme built around the ideas of freedom and hope, the anthem has remained a favorite of the people, it still speaks a revolutionary language - critical of dictatorship - and continues to communicate the State’s age-old abhorrence of centralist powers. Chorus Sobre palmas y lauros de oro yergue el Zulia su limpio blasón. I La luz del nauta fija el rumbo, cual límpido farol.

III Erguido como Júpiter, la diestra en alto armada, fulgurante la mirada de rabia y de rencor. IV Y luego que la cólera de tu justicia calmas, va en pos de nuevas palmas tu espíritu vivaz. V En tu carroza alígera que tiran diez corceles, de cantos y laureles. Allí del arte el símbolo del sabio la corona, de Temis y Pomona la espada y el lairén. La enseña del trabajo y el lábaro del bien. VI Jamás, jamás, los déspotas o la invasión taimada, la oliva por la espada te obliguen a trocar. List of anthems of Venezuela