Записи с темой: writing in english (список заголовков)

November in the Hermitage

И свет, угасая, отрезал безумного мальчика от его тени...
When you live in St. Petersburg from time to time you have to visit the Hermitage at least when your friends come to see the city. We did it on Thursday when you could visit the museum free of charge. That's probably how I'm going to visit the Hermitage as I am not a student any more. So, queues, queues, queues ever since. We had been waitiing for 2 hours outside before we could enter the museum. Well, probably that was due to autumn holidays but we decided that free tickets were meant for people to observe the museum inner yard as there people had nothing to do but to look around.

I stopped hoping to see everything in the Hermitage so as a rule I wandering through the halls and chambers. Or I choose some topic I am interested in the moment and look for it though quite randomly.

This time A. by all means wanted to see Egyptian objects of art I didn't mind as a guest is a guest. And I paid my attention to The Book of the Dead that made me tremble in a way. As if I had never seen it, and never heard about it, and then I got strangely spelled by some ancient sheets of paper.

We also went to saw works of Leonardo da Vinci - the Benois Madonna and The Madonna Litta. I remeber this place very well as once I fainted by the Benois Madonna when I was quite young. I wish I could say that the consequences of Stendhal's syndrome but I believe that there were more trivial reasons to that.

I am also kinda hunting for St. Sebastians. This time I came across two which I hadn't seen yet. These are

by Pietro Perugino

by Bernardino Luini

Another sudden discovery was the one and only work created by Michelangelo - The Crouching Boy. We were lucky to eavesdrop his story about Michelangelo's hiding in a cloister during Spanish attacks on Florence. They consider that the artist presented his own worries and anxiety about that situation. I can't say exactly how it made me feel but there was something special about that, something I'd like to remember.
look at The Crouching Boy?

Since I had been studying drawing I was quite attached to Antinous though it was not because he was easy to draw as he wasn't but I rather enjoyed observing him. In the Hermitage there different sculptures all of them are quite recognizable which present him as different gods. For me his popularity isn't surpricing. But it was more interesring to find Hadrian himself who was kinda responsible for this.



@темы: Status quo, art for art's sake, facinating, the Hermitage, writing in English, Спб, маленькие девочки с тягою к Танатосу, омут памяти, полезное, язык: английский


Futurelearn - Stereoscopy - week 1

И свет, угасая, отрезал безумного мальчика от его тени...
I've looked through 25 pages of brilliant examples of stereoscopic photographs provided by the National Museum of Scotland. Most of them belong to the Victorian period when they were made. And I've alredy have something to say about what catched my attention above all others.

The photos of amazing gothic architecture:

more links

I think architecture is a perfect subject for such photos. As it provides depth to the pictures. It invites audience to follow inside the picture, creates a maze inspite its (of architecture) clear forms. Literally one can't take their eyes off. Of course, one need have a special equipment, that combines two pictures together and makes them a singe one. I have to applied my imagination until I get a chance. They are definitely worth seeing.

I wish Scotland was a bit closer, speaking not about kilometeres, but about opportunities.

@музыка: Das Musical Dracula– Nosferatu

@темы: учение мое, полезное, Я пришел к тебе учиться… я буду учиться до последнего вздоха, the National Museum of Scotland, made my day, facinating, armchair education, Writing in English, язык: английский, Stereoscopy, Futurelearn, Feedback


Futurelearn - Film Production - 1 week

И свет, угасая, отрезал безумного мальчика от его тени...
I came across this online learning platform thanks to somebody's post (I guess that somebody is in my favourites here, but I cannot find this note with the link any more). It's a shame as I prefer to mention people whose ideas I used and use. As a matter, of fact this probably doesn't matter. Because you can easily google it like "Futurelearn.com".

Well, there are lots of different corses made by different universities or some other companies and institutions. Everyone is free to join any course. No payment unless you want to obtain a participation certificate. To do this you need pounds.

I've decided to try not only because I liked a couple of courses but also to master the language as all of them are in English. That's why I try to leave comments, express my opinion on that or this issue. I've been finishing my first week of the course called "Film Production". Recently, I really get interested in the topic, but at the moment I can't find any opportunity to study it offline. No money and time either. so I just thought that it might be a good idea to learn some things this way. Just to be aware of how this industry works in general.

Within the first week you get a brief outlook on the industry. There are articles and short videos with the information. The rest is up to you.

All is organized in a typical "american" way: you're welcome, share your thoughts, there are no loosers here... no demands... choose your pace. That's nice, but after years of typical russian education it's still a bit weird though I don't have any prejudices about "nice and easy and comfortable way of study".

The introductory course seems to be quite supeficial, but it gave me some food for thought. It really gives you time to get information step by step. Now I have an idea about main phases of film production, people who are responsible for each phase, in general. The most interesting task for me was to look through the closing credits searching for some unusual and/or unknown job positions. I'm still working out on my list. Also the students have to study the budgets of their favourite films and find out what budget type they are reffered to.

By the end of week a quizze awaits for me. Probably, I'll do it tomorrow. Look through the week information once again, brush up a couple of classifications, stages of productions, key "players" on the set.

We'll see what is coming next.

Not sure, whether it is useful to write such notes every week or not. In fact, mostly this is just a retell of what this course looks like. But I'd like to do it because in my opinion writing in English is always for good. And maybe, just MAYBE I'd have some thoughts to share. Why not, at last?

@темы: учение мое, язык: английский, ты так любишь эти фильмы, полезное, лингвофетишизм, Я пришел к тебе учиться… я буду учиться до последнего вздоха, armchair education, Writing in English, Futurelearn, Film Production, Feedback, Everyone has his cybergirlfriend in the basement

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