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Vincent van Gogh – Bear loves the art …

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Artist: Vincent van Gogh
Vincent Willem van Gogh (30 March 1853 – 29 July 1890) was a Dutch post-Impressionist painter whose work, notable for its rough beauty, emotional honesty and bold color, had a far-reaching influence on 20th-century art. After years of painful anxiety and frequent bouts of mental illness, he died at the age of 37 from a gunshot wound, generally accepted to be self-inflicted (although no gun was ever found). His work was then known to only a handful of people and appreciated by fewer still.
Van Gogh began to draw as a child, and he continued to draw throughout the years that led up to his decision to become an artist. He did not begin painting until his late twenties, completing many of his best-known works during the last two years of his life. In just over a decade, he produced more than 2,100 artworks, consisting of 860 oil paintings and more than 1,300 watercolors, drawings, sketches and prints. His work included self portraits, landscapes, still lifes of flowers, portraits and paintings of cypresses, wheat fields and sunflowers.
Van Gogh spent his early adulthood working for a firm of art dealers, traveling between The Hague, London and Paris, after which he taught for a time in England. One of his early aspirations was to become a pastor and from 1879 he worked as a missionary in a mining region in Belgium where he began to sketch people from the local community. In 1885, he painted his first major work The Potato Eaters. His palette at the time consisted mainly of somber earth tones and showed no sign of the vivid coloration that distinguished his later work. In March 1886, he moved to Paris and discovered the French Impressionists. Later, he moved to the south of France and was impacted by the strong sunlight he found there. His work grew brighter in color, and he developed the unique and highly recognizable style that became fully realized during his stay in Arles in 1888.
The extent to which his mental health affected his painting has been a subject of speculation since his death. Despite a widespread tendency to romanticize his ill health, modern critics see an artist deeply frustrated by the inactivity and incoherence brought about by his bouts of illness. According to art critic Robert Hughes, van Gogh’s late works show an artist at the height of his ability, completely in control and “longing for concision and grace”.

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Growing to love art particularly paintings more and more as I get older. Do a bit of exploring on the web you may develop an interest as well.

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Anzac Day Australia 2018 …

LEST WE FORGET

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I thought I would just post a small tribute to commemorate Anzac Day here in Australia. My personal tribute to those who have served defending our great country to make it what it is today. Many have not returned from battlefields all over the world. No matter what our personal opinions we must pay tribute to their sacrifice. I was a national service conscript but did not serve overseas as we withdrew from Vietnam prior to me being posted.

Anzac Day is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand, originally commemorated by both countries on 25 April every year to honour the members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who fought at Gallipoli in the Ottoman Empire during World War I. It now more broadly commemorates all those who died and served in military operations for their countries. (From Wikipedia)

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I remember my dad’s service.

He was a wireless operator bombing Japanese shipping in the Pacific. I have photos – they destroyed a lot. Well done Dad thank you for my life!

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All I have just a small token for all the sacrifice.

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Is it possible to throw a needle through glass …

Needle through glass

“Throw a needle through a pane of glass, and the glass will break. At least, it will if you throw it with the strength and precision of Shaolin monk Feng Fei.

Fei demonstrated his ability to throw a needle hard enough that it pierces a pane of glass, popping a balloon on the other side, in a video produced for YouTube by The Slow Mo Guys. In some of the slow-motion shots of the ultrafast trick, it appears that the needle actually sticks through the pane. In others, it looks like it just cracks the glass with enough force to send shards flying into the balloon.”  How a Shaolin Monk Threw a Needle Through a Pane of Glass

Do you believe it?

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We all have that one friend …

It might be Bear


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Growing monkey hair …


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This is Christmas to Bear …

A few years old and not great resolution but Bear wanted to share coming to Christmas. I share this every year because this is what Christmas means to Bear.

I shared this in 2012 let’s get a few more million views maybe the world will be a better place!

Besame mucho Andrea Bocelli …

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Bear plays this regularly just to remind him of what is important in life after all the Muslim terror attacks…

“This is the BEST Andrea Bocelli song EVER.

Listen as he joins the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in Salt Lake City, Utah for an unforgettable rendition of “The Lord’s Prayer.”

A song about Christ’s prayer to His Father in Heaven.

This beats adeste fideles, angels we have heard on high, God Bless us everyone, caro gesu bambino, cantique de noel, and any of his other hits, anytime…but see for yourself.

There’s no Sarah Brightman but the Mormon Tabernacle Choir does it even better!”

Truly is his “besame mucho Andrea Bocelli”.

Awesome

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Dash Cam Owners Australia December 2017 On the Road Compilation …

I am addicted to car crash videos and wanted to share this.


Just watch these idiots (being Australia there is some strong language) …


Please visit Dash Cam Owners Australia Facebook and Dash Cam Owners Australia YouTube for more videos.

Please be safe on the road too many deaths already.

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