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Yesterday, I was too tired to write a blog. I had stayed up to watch the results of the election.
As usual, CNN covered the event thoroughly. When Wolf Blitzer referred to President Obama, he called him the President of the United States and he called Mr Romney, Governor Romney. In the end, President Obama remained Barack Obama, President of the United States of America.
As for Mr Romney, he was gracious in defeat and he seemed freed of the constraints of extremists in the Republican Party. President Obama spoke with Governor Romney and they may speak again. It is too soon to tell in what capacity Mr Romney could help his country, but discarding talent or humiliating people is not the President’s approach. Remember my little blog on the Five Presidents. But to return to Mr Romney, according to a close friend, he “would be willing to work for Barack Obama.” (The Telegraph, UK). This link may be corrupt as well as links listed under NEWS. I inserted them yesterday, but they may lead to today’s news.
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I am featuring Mary Cassatt (May 22, 1844 – June 14, 1926). Artist Mary Cassatt was born in the United States, but lived in France for most of her adult life. She ended up befriending Edgar Degas, joined the Impressionists, and was influenced by Japonisme. Mary Cassatt did not marry. She felt she could not be a wife, a mother, and an artist. However she painted women, especially women as mothers and she made lovely portraits of children.
Being a woman proved an obstacle to Mary Cassatt’s career. She could not enter schools such as France’s École des Beaux-Arts, in Paris. However, the Impressionists opened a few doors for her and her art remains. She has left a precious legacy.
In 1894, Mary Cassatt was described by Gustave Geffroy [i] as one of “les trois grandes dames” of Impressionism alongside Marie Bracquemond and Berthe Morisot. Women called “grande dame” are very rare.
The NewsThis list was compiled yesterday, before I realized I had exceeded my limits and had to sleep. I suspect these links will probably take you to today’s news. The New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/ The Washington Post: http://www.nationalpost.com/index.html Le Monde diplomatique: http://mondediplo.com/ EN The Montreal Gazette: http://www.montrealgazette.com/index.html The National Post: http://www.nationalpost.com/index.html CNN News: http://www.cnn.com/ CBC News: http://www.cbc.ca/news/ CTV News: http://www.ctvnews.ca/ Le Monde: http://www.lemonde.fr/ Le Monde diplomatique: http://www.monde-diplomatique.fr/ Le Devoir: http://www.ledevoir.com/ La Presse: http://www.lapresse.ca/ Die Welt: http://www.welt.de/ _________________________ [i] Gustave Geoffroy (1894), “Histoire de l’Impressionnisme”, La Vie artistique:
268. (Quoted in Mary Cassatt, Wikipedia.) composer: Beethoven (baptized 17 December 1770 – 26 March 1827) piece: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61, II. Larghetto accompaniment: piano (The music, Beethoven’s only Violin Concerto, ends somewhat abruptly) Micheline Walker© November 8th, 2012 WordPress (please click on the picture to enlarge it)
Micheline dear, I was so happy when it was announced on all radio and TV stations in my country that President Obama is re-elected for another term!
Thank you so much for the information about Mary Cassatt. I’ve learned now, with your posts!
Also movie I really like. Thank you very much. I hope you have a wonderful day, my dear Micheline! Big hugs always with love Stefania! 🙂
Many of us were very happy, but I think the very rich were probably disappointed. They do no want to pay taxes. If they don’t pay their taxes, the government cannot function. Four years from now, people will have got used to being treated whatever their illness.
Mary Cassatt, such a wonderful artists. All these lovely paintings and prints of women and children. I have long liked her work very much.
I wish there had been information regarding the violinist and the pianist. They played beautifully.
Big hugs Stefania and love,
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