Art period – Modern Art For Kids http://www.modernartforkids.com/ Mon, 27 Jun 2022 20:16:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://www.modernartforkids.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/icon-6.png Art period – Modern Art For Kids http://www.modernartforkids.com/ 32 32 EPO publishes results of patent grace period survey https://www.modernartforkids.com/epo-publishes-results-of-patent-grace-period-survey/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 19:07:30 +0000 https://www.modernartforkids.com/epo-publishes-results-of-patent-grace-period-survey/ On June 17, 2022, the EPO released the results of a survey it conducted last winter to understand the impact of the novelty requirements of the European Patent Convention (EPC) on its users. In particular, the investigation focused on the lack of a “grace period” under the EPC. The study draws on empirical evidence gathered […]]]>

On June 17, 2022, the EPO released the results of a survey it conducted last winter to understand the impact of the novelty requirements of the European Patent Convention (EPC) on its users. In particular, the investigation focused on the lack of a “grace period” under the EPC. The study draws on empirical evidence gathered from a random sample of applicants who filed patent applications with the EPO in 2018, 2019 and 2020, seeking to focus on evidence of actual respondent behavior rather than on their opinions or preferences.

Under the EPC, an applicant is only entitled to protection for an invention based on material which has not been previously disclosed, including by the applicant, except in certain circumstances, for example where the disclosure is made public following a breach of trust. However, other jurisdictions allow a time limit, a grace period, during which an inventor may disclose his invention before the filing or priority date of a patent application without destroying the novelty of his invention to the application. The EPO report notes that grace periods extend the period of legal uncertainty from 18 to 30 months, during which time the public may be unable to establish whether or not a disclosure is prior art, which increases the risk of inadvertent infringement. This negative consequence offsets the benefit of increased flexibility for applicants as to when to publish and when to file patent applications.

The EPO’s newsletter, reporting on the publication of the results, concluded that the vast majority of European users are content with the status quo and that only around 6% would use a grace period if there is had one. However, the EPO’s newsletter highlighted the exception among US applicants, stating that among US applicants, just over 7% reported that pre-filing disclosures had led to their application failing. with the EPO in the past. The report itself indicates that while just over 7% of EP applications are prevented by pre-filing disclosure, 46% of US respondents say they have been prevented from filing a European patent application.

The United States, Japan and South Korea, in particular, all provide a grace period for their domestic filings and, unsurprisingly, American, Japanese and Korean companies show a higher share of applications prevented by pre-filing disclosures. filing than applications filed following the deferral of disclosures.

However, the EPO noted the particular needs of the academic research sector and the impact on academic disclosure on subsequent potential patent filings. Indeed, the estimated impact of the strict novelty requirement under the EPC was estimated to be greater on European universities than on US companies, with a larger share of EP applications prevented by prior disclosure. filing and more than 12% of EP applications from European universities requiring the deferral of a disclosure. According to the survey, academic applicants appeared to be more impacted by delayed disclosure than their business counterparts and contribute significantly to grace period requests in other jurisdictions.

The EPO report on the publication of the study is available here. The full report and a summary of key findings are available here.

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Global Brush Sets Market Revenue Growth Over the Forecast Period 2022-2029 Loew-Cornell, Art-n-Fly, ROYAL BRUSH, Uberve – Designer Women https://www.modernartforkids.com/global-brush-sets-market-revenue-growth-over-the-forecast-period-2022-2029-loew-cornell-art-n-fly-royal-brush-uberve-designer-women/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 04:55:25 +0000 https://www.modernartforkids.com/global-brush-sets-market-revenue-growth-over-the-forecast-period-2022-2029-loew-cornell-art-n-fly-royal-brush-uberve-designer-women/ The detailed analysis of the world situation Brush Set Market provides key insights on changing industry dynamics, value chain analysis, major investment pockets, competitive scenarios, regional landscape and crucial segments. It also offers an in-depth inspection related to driving and restraining ingredients for the global Paint Brush Sets market. Additionally, explains the superior data on […]]]>

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Freida Pinto directs comedy Breezy Period – The Hollywood Reporter https://www.modernartforkids.com/freida-pinto-directs-comedy-breezy-period-the-hollywood-reporter/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 00:01:44 +0000 https://www.modernartforkids.com/freida-pinto-directs-comedy-breezy-period-the-hollywood-reporter/ The year is 1818. A trio of artists – two theater managers and a painter, to be precise – have founded a theater in South London. They call it the Royal Coburg Theatre; modern audiences know it as the Old Vic. An anonymous writer publishes Frankenstein, a seductive horror about a science experiment gone wrong. […]]]>

The year is 1818. A trio of artists – two theater managers and a painter, to be precise – have founded a theater in South London. They call it the Royal Coburg Theatre; modern audiences know it as the Old Vic. An anonymous writer publishes Frankenstein, a seductive horror about a science experiment gone wrong. And Julia Thistlewaite (Zawe Ashton), an acerbic bachelor in Emma Holly Jones’ sympathetic comedy of errors Mr. Malcolm’s Listis, to his chagrin, still single.

Based on Suzanne Allain’s romance novel, Mr. Malcolm’s List is a witty tale of 19eof London’s competitive marriage market in the last century. If the previous sentence evokes images from Netflix Bridgerton, this is to be expected. Like this regency-era show, Mr. Malcolm’s List serves its golden rituals and lessons of love and friendship with a multiracial and multicultural showcase. Yet there are also elements of Jane Austen, like Mr. Malcolm’s List leans more satirically than its obvious television counterpoint. And while a sensual narrative fuels Bridgerton over his seasons, strong performances from key supporting players are what keep Mr. Malcolm’s List engaging.

Mr. Malcolm’s List

The essential

A nice comedy of manners.

Only a handful of people can understand Julia’s situation. Among them is Mr. Jeremy Malcolm (Sope Dirisu), a notoriously picky bachelor. Rumors about who he might end up circulating circulate every season. As the film begins, the spotlight is on Julia, whom Mr. Malcolm has invited to the opera. The pair make a great couple, or so the gossip mill says early in their evening. But the tides turn quickly and favorable opinion sours after Julia misunderstands Mr. Malcolm’s question on a hotly debated topic. She believes the Maize Laws are about diets rather than the economic well-being of UK farmers. The morning after the chilling date, Julia is the subject of cruel mockery across town.

Mr. Malcolm’s rejection and the ensuing backlash spur Julia to action. She calls on her cousin Lord Cassidy (Oliver Jackson-Cohen) to find out why Mr. Malcolm never called her. And it is through the search for the shy lord that a determined Julia discovers Mr. Malcolm’s list of qualities required for his perfect wife – a questionable practice to say the least.

Attentive viewers will know what is about to happen when Julia calls her childhood friend Selina (Freida Pinto) to come visit her in London. Selina, who has been writing Julia since they met as schoolgirls at Mrs. Finch’s Ladies Academy, can’t wait to see her friend again after all these years. Never mind the uneven nature of their friendship: Selina has dutifully written to Julia over the years, while Julia can barely keep up with events in her friend’s life.

Selina’s arrival initiates Julia’s plan to give Mr. Malcolm his reward. (She also manages to enlist a reluctant Cassidy.) Just as Selina pulls up to Julia’s lavish mansion in London, she’s put to work, training to become Mr. Malcolm’s dream wife.

Mr. Malcolm’s Lists takes its time to fit into its story. There’s a lot of set-up, from establishing Julia and Selina’s relationship at school via flashback to contextualizing the London marriage market. But once the pieces are in place, the nearly two-hour film follows a smooth, familiar cadence. The saturation of Regency and Golden Era visual content at the end means that viewers will be primed for the aesthetic grounds of List of Mr. Malcolm: Corseted dresses, large feathered hats, richly carpeted ballrooms and lively music that transports us from stage to stage.

As Selina gets to know Mr. Malcolm, they fall deeper in love. The two take long walks in lavish gardens and wander through museums. They joke about art and politics and engage in more serious conversations about love and loss. Pinto and Dirisu’s interactions are charming enough, but they never captivate or tickle as much as the supporting characters. Ashton, in particular, dominates, with his razor-sharp comedic timing ensuring a thrilling delivery of his tart lines. When she shares a screen with Jackson-Cohen or later with Theo James, who plays Mr. Malcolm’s friend Captain Henry Ossory, the film comes alive. Jokes and asides from Julia’s maid Molly (Sianand Gregory) and footman John (Divian Ladwa) add even more wit and texture with commentary that acknowledges the division of the ruling class and its hand. -work.

The foursome jokes support us until the end Mr. Malcolm’s List, when Julia’s plan comes up against predictable obstacles. Fortunately, enough broken hearts are mended, lessons learned, and compromises made that viewers don’t have to spend too much time wondering if love — in romantic couples or friendships — will prevail.

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“The United States has supported Pakistan in all difficult times” – Journal https://www.modernartforkids.com/the-united-states-has-supported-pakistan-in-all-difficult-times-journal/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 03:31:21 +0000 https://www.modernartforkids.com/the-united-states-has-supported-pakistan-in-all-difficult-times-journal/ ISLAMABAD: Whether it was the devastating earthquake of 2005 or the floods of 2010, the United States government stood with the government and people of Pakistan through every difficult time. The delicate journey of friendly relations between the two countries which started 75 years ago has grown stronger as support is provided to the nation […]]]>

ISLAMABAD: Whether it was the devastating earthquake of 2005 or the floods of 2010, the United States government stood with the government and people of Pakistan through every difficult time.

The delicate journey of friendly relations between the two countries which started 75 years ago has grown stronger as support is provided to the nation of Pakistan in different sectors including infrastructure and development.

This was emphasized by the director of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Philippe Accilien, during his intervention at a round table organized to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the partnership between Pakistan and the United States. USAID has been assisting the government of Pakistan for 61 years, building the infrastructure needed to improve the economy and increasing community resilience in addition to expanding education and health services.

In cooperation with federal and provincial governments, the agency strives to provide a quality life for people living in cities, as water, sanitation and waste management are major issues there.

Jalilur Rehman, another USAID official, said, “The United States contributed more than $300 million after the earthquake, through which 60 schools were built in Bagh and Mansehra, where the enrollment of students were over 30,000”.

He said that USAID has launched a strong infrastructure program in the tribal districts, under which more than 600 kilometers of roads and 35 bridges in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan (including two tunnels) have been built and three trade routes between Pakistan and Afghanistan were developed. Some projects are still ongoing and expected to be completed in a few years, Rehman added.

Shahid Mahmood spoke about the critical infrastructure programs the agency has launched in the education sector. These include the construction of a center for advanced studies on agriculture and food security at the University of Agriculture (Faisalabad), a center for advanced studies on water at the Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (Jamshoro) and Centers for Advanced Energy Studies at National University of Science and Technology (Nust) and UET Peshawar, in partnership with Arizona State University.

The reconstruction program in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has mainly focused on education and health under which 119 schools that were damaged in terrorism-related incidents and 110 schools that were completely destroyed by floods in 2010 were been renovated. In addition, 49 health facilities were rebuilt by USAID and handed over to the health department.

Anwar Afridi said the 26 km Kalat-Quetta-Chaman road leading to the Chaman border is an important trade route which the agency was able to complete with the National Highway Authority.

He said USAID has also worked with the Sindh government on a vital education project called the “Sindh Basic Education Programme”, under which 106 schools were to be built in the seven northern districts of Sindh. the province and five cities of Karachi. So far, 83 buildings have been completed with the rest expected to be completed by September 2023.

While talking about the assistance provided in the health sector, he said that USAID had assisted in the establishment of the Burns and Trauma Center in the Hayatabad Medical Complex in Peshawar, adding that the post- Jinnah University in Karachi had recently been completed, which includes a 60-bed psychiatric hospital. Unit and maternity with 120 beds. A state-of-the-art hospital in Jacobabad has also been built to provide healthcare services to the people of not only Sindh but also Balochistan.

Another official, Adeel Ahmed, said that under the municipal services program, a partnership with the government of Sindh was signed in 2011 to improve sanitation services in the province.

Latifur Rehman spoke about the municipal services program costing KP$43 million, adding that the project has been successfully completed through which a sewerage system and 180 drinking water wells in Dera Ismail Khan, Peshawar and Mingora are functional.

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Fantasy film highlights ‘period poverty’ amid current tampon shortage – People’s World https://www.modernartforkids.com/fantasy-film-highlights-period-poverty-amid-current-tampon-shortage-peoples-world/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 15:35:57 +0000 https://www.modernartforkids.com/fantasy-film-highlights-period-poverty-amid-current-tampon-shortage-peoples-world/ Madison Paige Baranoski and Jaida Leigh Miller in “Code Red”. code red addresses a subject that affects more than half of the human population but which is often rejected and stigmatized. The short puts menstruation, aka period, at the center of a coming-of-age story that has relevance beyond adolescence and college. Menstrual poverty is defined […]]]>

Madison Paige Baranoski and Jaida Leigh Miller in “Code Red”.

code red addresses a subject that affects more than half of the human population but which is often rejected and stigmatized. The short puts menstruation, aka period, at the center of a coming-of-age story that has relevance beyond adolescence and college. Menstrual poverty is defined as a lack of access to menstrual products, education and hygiene facilities for those who experience an event as natural as breathing, but which has too often been viewed as “dirty” and ” unsightly”. The film uses characters and symbols to push back shame in a vibrant and comedic way.

Written and directed by Ringling College of Art and Design Film graduate Jada Wing Hang Poon, code red tells the story of a hectic afternoon in the life of a sixth-grade student named Karman who gets her period for the first time in class. What follows is an adventure to get a sanitary napkin so she can get on with her day. Such a simple task turns out to be more difficult than it seems, as the film shines a light on the lack of access to menstrual products for girls in schools and women around the world.

Although code red isn’t a feature film, it packs quite a punch in its audacity regarding the technicalities of a period. The vibrant energy of the young cast is reflected in the atmosphere and colors seen on screen. This includes the display of blood itself. This might seem like an obvious inclusion given the topic, but keep in mind that for decades TV commercials selling sanitary napkins and tampons often used the color blue instead of red to symbolize blood. As if the actual natural color coming from a woman’s body is too outrageous for the general public. Director Poon doesn’t shy away from showing the blood, and that small act in itself goes a long way.

It’s a funny short film with a lot of charm. It sounds like something close to an after-school special, but we know there are parts of our country that wouldn’t dare be shown on regular television. The cast is young, but don’t let that fool you into thinking this is a tale just for young people. It’s a story that will resonate with many, as it’s an issue that affects millions of people around the world.

According to a study by BMC Women’s Health, approximately 500 million menstruating people suffer from a lack of access to menstrual products and hygiene facilities. In a world where the wealth gap between rich and poor is widening every day, it’s no surprise that this lack of access often affects those in the working class and on low incomes.

A 2019 survey by Reuters Health found that nearly two-thirds of low-income women in the United States could not afford menstrual products. Half of those who took part in the survey noted that they sometimes had to choose between buying food or items needed to cope with their period.

Around the world, and particularly in the United States, this problem is amplified by the fact that tampons and other menstrual products are not considered “essential” and are therefore charged sales tax when purchased. This is in stark contrast to other items considered essential health purchases, such as prescriptions, some over-the-counter medications, toilet paper, condoms, and groceries.

To put that into perspective, the drug Viagra, an erectile dysfunction drug used by men, isn’t taxed in any state except Illinois, but menstrual products primarily used by women are taxed in 31 states nationwide.

Combining this example with the fact that recent studies have shown that products marketed to women are generally more expensive than those marketed to men, it is clear that there is a gender disparity. And things have only gotten worse given the current shortage of tampons.

Writer/director Jada Wing Hang Poon on the set of ‘Code Red’ .

The latest products affected by supply chain issues intensified by the COVID-19 pandemic and inflation are tampons. While manufacturers like Procter & Gamble and Edgewell Personal Care blame the shortage on various vague issues like lack of raw materials and workers, what isn’t vague is rising prices. According to NielsenIQ, tampons and sanitary napkin wrappers saw their prices increase by 9.8% and 8.3% respectively in May this year. This has put a strain not only on individuals, but also on non-profit organizations that provide menstrual products to those in need.

The Pink Tax Repeal Act, introduced by Representative Jackie Speier, which would ban the practice of charging higher prices based on ‘gender for goods and services’ has yet to pass despite being introduced in 2019. This contrasts with the legislation passed quickly. in a number of states in recent years that impose restrictions on a woman’s right to choose abortion and access to birth control.

code red is a puzzle piece to spark a much-needed conversation about all the ways women are exploited in a system that prioritizes profits and patriarchy. The creators involved also use the film’s official Facebook and Instagram pages to highlight the organizations Poon and other crew members get involved with that support women’s rights and aim to end period poverty. It’s an example of the many ways that film and storytelling can be tools for progressive change.

The short is currently making the rounds at several film festival screenings and will hopefully be available for wider consumption in the near future. The public trailer can be viewed here.


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Matthew Mott wants England to enjoy extended period of white ball dominance https://www.modernartforkids.com/matthew-mott-wants-england-to-enjoy-extended-period-of-white-ball-dominance/ Wed, 15 Jun 2022 15:11:17 +0000 https://www.modernartforkids.com/matthew-mott-wants-england-to-enjoy-extended-period-of-white-ball-dominance/ Matthew Mott has challenged England’s white-ball stars to aim for a prolonged period of dominance that is the hallmark of all major international teams. Reigning World Cup champions over 50 but semi-finalists of the Twenty20 equivalent last autumn, England have appointed a limited head coach who has a reputation for instilling ruthless vision. The Australian […]]]>

Matthew Mott has challenged England’s white-ball stars to aim for a prolonged period of dominance that is the hallmark of all major international teams.

Reigning World Cup champions over 50 but semi-finalists of the Twenty20 equivalent last autumn, England have appointed a limited head coach who has a reputation for instilling ruthless vision.

The Australian women’s team have clearly proven to be the pre-eminent side of this era under Mott’s seven-year reign, which he ended last month after agreeing to oversee Eoin Morgan’s charges in the men’s coaching reshuffle in England, with Brendon McCullum tasked with improving the fortunes of the Test outfit.

England won the 2019 World Cup aged 50 (Nick Potts/PA)

Mott is well aware of the talent England have at their disposal, so while he doesn’t plan a radical overhaul of their much-loved on-pitch approach, he has hinted that their mindset needs to be tinkered with.

He told the PA news agency: “This team has certainly done well, there’s no doubt about that, but where you want to be is to be in all the finals all the time – that’s the next one. border.

“This team is about to get there and there are a lot of great teams in the world, but they try to get ahead and then try to get some distance on the pitch, that’s probably where the team wants to arrive.

“It will take time to get there. But everybody gets a little bit of success, when you’re really judged in a good light is when you have that sustained success and play great games all the time. It is something we are hungry to do.

“I’m not going to come here and try to reinvent the wheel. It’s more or less about trying to achieve incremental improvements at all levels.

Mott revealed he originally applied for the Australian men’s job which went to Andrew McDonald, but a side-effect of his refusal landed him on the England doorstep.

He said: “To be honest, I didn’t think I had a realistic chance of getting (the Australian men’s head coaching job).

“It turned out there was a connection with the two companies running the process, they actually shortlisted me for the job in England, so once that opportunity came up, I was very excited.”

England’s previous attempt to split the head coaching duties failed when tensions arose between Andy Flower and Ashley Giles, but Mott and former New Zealand Test captain McCullum have a history together after briefly worked side by side in the Indian Premier League with Kolkata Knight Riders.

While Mott admitted that Rob Key, the England men’s cricket general manager, might struggle to balance the needs of his two coaches, the Queenslander felt that all parties shared a pragmatism to overcome any obstacles.

He said: “At some point there will always have to be more emphasis on one of the formats, whether you are leading a World Cup or a major Test series. It can’t be equal all the time because it won’t work.

“It all has to be handled well and sometimes you have to park your ego and look at the bigger picture. Between the three of us, we can definitely work this out.

Mott was speaking in Amstelveen, just south of Amsterdam, as England prepare for three one-day internationals against the Netherlands who were stuck between the second and third Test between Ben Stokes’ side and New Zealand.

The focus is again on Morgan, the architect of England’s clean ball resurgence since 2015 but who has been without half a century in his last 18 T20 shots, averaging 16.

With the T20 World Cup in Australia just four months away, it’s a worrying statistic, but although part of Mott’s tenure is overseeing a change of guard when the time comes after signing a four-year contract , he thinks Morgan still has a lot to offer.

Eoin Morgan, pictured, was supported by New England white ball head coach Matthew Mott (Nick Potts/PA)
Eoin Morgan, pictured, was supported by New England white ball head coach Matthew Mott (Nick Potts/PA)

After overseeing his first training session on Wednesday morning, Mott added: “Great players go through runs at different times and sometimes you flip a switch and it spins and you wonder why all the fuss.

“Watching him beat, he’s in very good positions, he’s doing well and you can already tell what a profound influence he has on the leadership of this group.

“He hasn’t spoken much yet, but you can tell when he speaks, everyone is listening. This leadership is something that is probably not as recognized from the outside as it is from the inside.

“He’s got a lot of good cricket ahead of him.”

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A Different Blue Period in Larissa Pham’s “Pop Song” https://www.modernartforkids.com/a-different-blue-period-in-larissa-phams-pop-song/ Mon, 13 Jun 2022 20:09:25 +0000 https://www.modernartforkids.com/a-different-blue-period-in-larissa-phams-pop-song/ Pop Song: adventures in art and intimacy is the first collection of essays and non-fiction by writer Larissa Pham, following her debut novel, Fantastic. Pham studied painting and art history at Yale University and is currently an artist and writer in Brooklyn. She has written essays and reviews for The Paris Review Daily, The nation, […]]]>

Pop Song: adventures in art and intimacy is the first collection of essays and non-fiction by writer Larissa Pham, following her debut novel, Fantastic. Pham studied painting and art history at Yale University and is currently an artist and writer in Brooklyn. She has written essays and reviews for The Paris Review Daily, The nation, Art in America, the Poetry Foundation and others. Drawing on his vast experience and deep appreciation for the visual arts, pop song is about distance and intimacy, a study in juxtaposition, using a “top-down” mix of fine art and pop culture to flesh out a nuanced portrait of identity, sexuality, and art by a young new voice in art criticism and social commentary.

This collection feels like a seamless integration between two worlds: it’s an artist’s diary and it’s a writer’s sketchbook, full of discoveries and experimentation. At various times – sections such as “Camera Roll (Notes on Longing)” and “Breakup Interludes”, among others – the essays are fragmented, reading more like quick successions of micro-essays within an essay, or vignettes moving to a general theme. This desire to play with the form of the essay was effective: I felt like I was walking through a gallery, going around Pham’s most intimate moments, sometimes with high definition photorealism, other times in broad, dreamy brushstrokes, deliberately layered. after another. Pham’s use of language is skillful, and she successfully delivers the beautiful, evocative language demanded by ekphrastic art commentary:

“A wider wash of gray, twice the height of the other bands but of the same hue, runs midway between them. The paint retains its characteristic thinness, but has been applied in broad, almost dripping, rippling strokes on the canvas; they have the feel of a stormy sea or incoming rain clouds.

When the subject matter (paintings and photographs) is itself already so beautiful, the language must be all the more precise and all the more vibrant to translate a work of visual art into a second, different (and non-visual) medium. Pham excelled in this area, evoking the essence of a painting without showing us the painting. It pushes even further, gently guiding us to the heart of the work, in search of the life and spirit of the artist who resides there.

“Contrary to my problem with the sky – which resisted representation – Martin completely dispenses with mimesis. After all, why paint the sky when the sky itself is a substitute, when instead you can paint the feeling you get when you look at the world and realize it contains so much beauty that you haven’t yet seen ?”

Pham’s essays combine several visual works, set against the dynamic backdrop of her own life – through her travels, whether it’s a family vacation in New Mexico, a summer art program in France or an editorial-related trip to Shanghai. Pham chronicles her relationship with lovers as well as herself – explorations of pleasure and pain, anxiety and serenity, loneliness and love. At the heart of it all is Pham’s appreciation and adoration for the beauty of the human body, painfully and poignantly juxtaposed with the trauma that Pham’s own body endured, as a rape survivor, and, more generally, the daily trauma of life and work. as a young Vietnamese woman in a society designed to harm bodies like hers. We are given an insight into the world of Western art and academia through the perspective both offered and complicated by Pham’s own political identity:

“I knew I was there to make the program run smoothly, whether it was helping a student call home, or making sure we had our meals arranged, or keeping track of program finances, or doing the timesheets that meant Paul and Jamie and Sam and I got paid – I knew it was all of that, and more, but it was invisible, feminized work that all the world around me seemed to take it for granted. I was overworked and undervalued.

This book may be particularly suitable for readers who like ekphrastic writing; this may be a favorite among Ocean Vuong fans On Earth, we are briefly beautiful, especially on the themes of sex, destruction and the body; and it’s perhaps for those who are fans of essayist Jia Tolentino, who seek to explore more cultural critique through the lens and gaze of a young Asian woman. In a more general sense, this collection is welcome reading for anyone looking for a writer who refuses to apologize, hide or back down, a writer who sees the world and, at the same time, demands that the world sees her.

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Lucy & Yak launch ‘period positive’ clothing line, including pants with bloody tampon print https://www.modernartforkids.com/lucy-yak-launch-period-positive-clothing-line-including-pants-with-bloody-tampon-print/ Sat, 11 Jun 2022 07:12:57 +0000 https://www.modernartforkids.com/lucy-yak-launch-period-positive-clothing-line-including-pants-with-bloody-tampon-print/ An independent clothing brand has launched a collection of “period-positive” clothing with the aim of opening up a conversation about topics usually considered taboo, including vulvar diversity and menstrual poverty. Lucy & Yak, a Yorkshire-based company founded in 2017 by Lucy Greenwood and Chris Renwick, is best known for its range of dungarees, which often […]]]>

An independent clothing brand has launched a collection of “period-positive” clothing with the aim of opening up a conversation about topics usually considered taboo, including vulvar diversity and menstrual poverty.

Lucy & Yak, a Yorkshire-based company founded in 2017 by Lucy Greenwood and Chris Renwick, is best known for its range of dungarees, which often feature bold and colorful prints.

The pants and dungarees are on sale now and cost £36 and £62 respectively.

In 2020, she is launching pants and overalls covered in a vulva print. Now he has expanded his dynamic portfolio with these new models, which he describes as genderless.

Posting about the new launch on social media, the brand said it wanted to “do our part to normalize the conversation and eliminate the stigma around vulvas and periods.”

Yorkshire-based independent fashion brand Lucy & Yak has launched a range of limited-edition clothing designed to spark conversation about taboo subjects including menstruation and vulvas. These dungarees feature a fruity vulva print

The second item in the brand's positive period range are these pants, which feature a print featuring menstrual items including tampons, cups and bloody underwear.

The second item in the brand’s positive period range are these pants, which feature a print featuring menstrual items including tampons, cups and bloody underwear.

This print, which features bloody tampons among other period-related artifacts, was designed by artist Sam Dawood, whose work has been included in the Vagina Museum's permanent collection.

This print, which features bloody tampons among other period-related artifacts, was designed by artist Sam Dawood, whose work has been included in the Vagina Museum’s permanent collection.

He added: ‘⁣⁣Half the world’s population has one – so let’s talk about it!⁣⁣’

In addition to normalizing periods, he wants to draw attention to menstrual poverty, which refers to a lack of access to menstrual products.

A 2017 study of girls in the UK found that one in 10 could not afford these products, with the same number being forced to use improvised sanitary garments.

Besides leading to potential health problems, menstrual poverty can also cause emotional and mental problems.

The stigma surrounding menstruation is thought to mean that the conversation about menstrual poverty, as well as research on the topic, has been limited.

The pants, described by the brand as asexual, feature a red print on a pink background designed by artist Sam Dawood

The pants, described by the brand as asexual, feature a red print on a pink background designed by artist Sam Dawood

Fruity: the dungaree print features different types of fruit, which the brand says represents the diversity of the vulva

Fruity: the dungaree print features different types of fruit, which the brand says represents the diversity of the vulva

Lucy & Yak say they want to “challenge the stigma around bleeding” with their new pants, which have been created in collaboration with multimedia artist Sam Dawood.

Sam’s work has been included in the Vagina Museum’s permanent collection, as well as the British Library’s The Fight for Women’s Rights exhibition.

WHAT IS REGULAR POVERTY?

Period poverty, defined as a lack of access to menstrual products, hygiene facilities, waste management and education, affects many women around the world, causing physical, mental and emotional problems.

The stigma that surrounds menstruation further inhibits people from talking about it. Lack of data and limited research on menstrual poverty are challenges, hence more research and commitment is needed.

Period poverty like other forms of poverty can be debilitating. It can take different forms and affect the emotional, physical and mental health of individuals.

Source: Journal of World Health Reports

Speaking of the red and pink print, which includes bloody tampons, menstrual cups and underwear, the artist said, “My goal is to help others feel free from being embarrassed by nudity; sharing the wonderful human form through art without censorship, shame or sexualization.

The second piece in the collection, the overalls – or “vulvarees” – feature a fruity vulva print created by Los Angeles-based artist Kelly Malka.

According to the Lucy & Yak website, Kelly’s work is “both dynamic and relevant, raising awareness of important topics in her own distinct colorful style, often focusing on issues and conversations around the body and its form. “.

Speaking about the range, Lucy & Yak co-founder Lucy Greenwood said: “We are delighted to launch our second edition Vulvaree, to continue raising awareness about topics that may still be considered taboo, even in 2022.

“I remember when I got my first period and how mortified I felt.”

She added that this period “always comes when you’re unprepared.”

She said: “I’m not even sure anyone warned me this was going to happen, so you can imagine my surprise and panic.

“I’m all for a world where no one has to feel ashamed or embarrassed about something as normal as bleeding.”

Alongside the launch of the range, Lucy & Yak will make donations to organizations working to eradicate period poverty, including UK social enterprise Hey Girls.

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‘Lost Illusions’ is a lavish period piece about the lure of fame, followers and fake news https://www.modernartforkids.com/lost-illusions-is-a-lavish-period-piece-about-the-lure-of-fame-followers-and-fake-news/ Fri, 10 Jun 2022 20:15:00 +0000 https://www.modernartforkids.com/lost-illusions-is-a-lavish-period-piece-about-the-lure-of-fame-followers-and-fake-news/ Ah, to be critical! In this sarcastic media world, it’s reassuring that ‘Lost Illusions’, Honoré de Balzac’s great 19th century European realist novel, was hugely prescient in our current age of social media – and how reputations can be earned and lost, or bought and sold. The lavish adaptation by Xavier Giannoli, which was nominated […]]]>

Ah, to be critical! In this sarcastic media world, it’s reassuring that ‘Lost Illusions’, Honoré de Balzac’s great 19th century European realist novel, was hugely prescient in our current age of social media – and how reputations can be earned and lost, or bought and sold.

The lavish adaptation by Xavier Giannoli, which was nominated for 14 Césars (French Oscars) and won seven, is all about “ink, paper and the love of beauty”. The film traces the rise and fall of Lucien (Benjamin Voisin), a 20-year-old poet from Angoulême. He writes poems for Louise de Bargeton (Cécile de France), whom he loves, but the influence (read: threat) of her husband forces Lucien to leave for Paris. It is in the city, where he is beside himself, that his life really begins.

Giannoli effortlessly guides the viewer through Parisian society and its actors with as much eloquence as the narrator tells the story of Lucien’s ambition gone awry. Lucien gets off on the wrong foot when he makes a bad impression at the theater with Louise and her illustrious relative, the Marquise d’Espard (Jeanne Baibar). He is also rude to Nathan d’Anastazio (filmmaker Xavier Dolan), a writer and dandy who quickly becomes Lucien’s enemy.

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Lucien’s initial failure in society leads him to meet two other influential lower-class people: Etienne Lousteau (Vincent Lacoste) a journalist who helps him find a job, and Coralie (Salomé Dewaels), a working-class actress who becomes Lucien’s lover.

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“Lost Illusions” shows how Lucien navigates this island world with arrogance and impudence. Voisin, who has the mother-of-pearl skin of which Balzac speaks, is perfectly cast in the role of the naive young poet who arouses pity when he is stupid and humiliated in the theater. And viewers will cringe every time Lucien thinks he has the upper hand, but is really being played for a fool. Even though the undesirable consequences of Lucien’s escapades are telegraphed, Giannoli still generates emotion with every setback. Lucien deserves most of his accolades, but he remains likeable as Voisin captures his carelessness as a wrestler and social climber.


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A key episode that takes place in the offices of Dauriat (Gérard Depardieu), a publisher, who asks Lousteau what he thinks of Nathan’s new book. Lousteau, who has not read it, does not prevent himself from expressing an opinion. And when Lucien is asked for his opinion, his Nathan trolling is akin to a war on Twitter, only the insults are pronounced face to face. Huzah! Lucien’s career as a critic was born — and it is lucrative. His ego is growing as exponentially as his wallet. (Alas, criticism doesn’t pay as well these days, especially when social media makes everyone a critic.)

One of the best sequences in the film shows how money rules everything. (“Greed begins when poverty ends,” Balzac writes, shrewdly, in his novel.) Giannoli ably illustrates how writers/critics are the intermediaries between artists and audiences, and everything and everything has its price. Journalists are paid to review a book or a show, and men like Singali (Jean-François Stévenin), sell “boos” or applause at the theater to the highest bidder. Bribes and corruption extend to advertisers who sell the public what they want (but don’t need), and of course politicians are also guilty of this scam. There’s even a discussion of “fake news” and how it benefits from denial. Surely an invented rivalry between author and critic is good for sales?

“Lost Illusions” amplifies its messages of conscience and integrity as Lucien leverages his newfound reputation to achieve what he most desires – to regain the title of his name. (He calls himself Lucien de Rubempré, after his mother’s name; he is actually Chardon, after his father’s name). But will Lucien sell his soul to the highest bidder? He achieved success writing satires and was invited by the Royalists (Lousteau’s rivals) to write smear campaigns against influential people to sway public opinion. Likewise, when given a review of Nathan’s new novel, Lucien feels compromised because it’s an amazing book and Lousteau wants a chop. What should a reviewer do?

Lucien’s professional mind may be clouded with doubt, but his ambivalence also extends to his personal relationships. He uses his power to help Coralie land a part in a revival of “Macbeth”, but as they become destitute, his performance and the play must be a hit. When Louise lets Lucien know through Nathan that she wants to see him, he wonders if her former lover plans to rekindle their affair. In a formidable scene, Louise and Coralie meet without Lucien knowing; it says a lot about their characters.

“Lost Illusions” keeps all that drama engrossing for its entire 150 minutes, which ramps up nimbly. Giannoli pauses briefly as Lucien’s disillusionment takes over and he can’t tell his allies from his foes, but viewers won’t need a dash. The film is so impeccably made – the photography, costumes and art direction are all fabulous – that only Lucien can’t see the “cold, inhuman smiles” of his detractors to know he’s blundered in his efforts to go forward.

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If Lousteau encouraged negativity towards this accomplished film, it would be easy to accuse Giannoli of having captured only the spirit, and not the letter, of the novel. A celebratory scene featuring Lucien being baptized and floating in a rarefied air of golden confetti like a rock star is the movie’s only over-the-top moment. The filmmaker also minimizes the amorous passions of the characters. The way Nathan looks at Lucien conveys a delicious, unspoken attraction that has more warmth than Lucien’s brief sweaty dates with Louise or Coralie.

But these are minor flaws in a film that is otherwise exceptional. “Lost Illusions” ends with a close-up of Lucien’s resigned face that reveals everything and maybe nothing. It would be appropriate to post on Instagram – if Lucien were to still have followers.

“Lost Illusions” hits theaters on June 10. Watch a trailer below, via YouTube.

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2022 YWCA Niagara Awards Nominations Open | Community https://www.modernartforkids.com/2022-ywca-niagara-awards-nominations-open-community/ Tue, 07 Jun 2022 20:39:09 +0000 https://www.modernartforkids.com/2022-ywca-niagara-awards-nominations-open-community/ The nomination period for the 2022 YWCA Niagara Awards is now open. Nominees for a Niagara Award will be women who have consistently demonstrated, through employment, self-employment, volunteer service or lifestyle, an outstanding commitment to the mission of the YWCA – the empowerment of women, the elimination of racism and the promotion of peace, justice, […]]]>

The nomination period for the 2022 YWCA Niagara Awards is now open.

Nominees for a Niagara Award will be women who have consistently demonstrated, through employment, self-employment, volunteer service or lifestyle, an outstanding commitment to the mission of the YWCA – the empowerment of women, the elimination of racism and the promotion of peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all — in one of these nine categories:

Art. Women who have excelled at all levels of the arts, such as painters, sculptors, photographers, musicians, singers and conductors, arts educators, art historians, museum staff and galleries, actresses, etc.

Education. Women who have excelled at any level of education, including religious or community, in any position, including superintendent, principal, teacher, teacher’s aide, college dean, assistant dean, professor, assistant professor , instructor, teaching assistant, professional staff, etc.

Emerging leader. Women who have begun to show initiative to develop themselves and others in their professional or voluntary life.

Entrepreneur. Women who have excelled as owners of their own businesses, businesses or organizations.

First line. Women who have excelled as support staff, such as receptionists, salespeople, clerks, secretaries, accountants, administrative assistants, cashiers, bank tellers, customer service representatives.

Health and social services. Women who have excelled as health care providers, case managers, nurses, doctors, social workers, etc.

Management. Women who have excelled as senior executives and/or leaders of corporations, businesses, non-profit organizations, directors, supervisors, managers, etc.

Military / first responder. Women who have gone above and beyond the call of duty as members of the military or first responders, showing their dedication, diligence, and concern for both their service and the people they serve.

Agent of social change. Women who have excelled in helping an organization or their community advance positive social change.

Winners will be notified by the YWCA Selection Committee and recognized at a dinner and awards ceremony on September 27 in Niagara Falls. Each winner’s photograph and biography will appear in local news articles and in the event’s printed program.

Lifetime Achievement Award and Friend of the YWCA of the Niagara Frontier Award recipients will also be honored at the dinner.

The Niagara Awards nomination package can be downloaded from https://ywcaniagarafrontier.org/niagara-awards/. Applications must be postmarked no later than July 11.

The Niagara Awards program was established in 1997 as a bi-annual event to recognize the achievements of women in Niagara County. In 2004, the event was recreated as an annual fundraising dinner recognizing women from all parts of Niagara and Erie counties and consisting of nine individual award categories. In 2013 the Friend of the YWCA of the Niagara Frontier award was added, and in 2019 the Lifetime Achievement award was added. Proceeds from the dinner help fund the YWCA’s domestic violence and rape crisis programs.

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