Monthly Archives: October 2012

The Life of Camille Claudel Before Meeting Rodin

Camille Claudel was born on the 8th of December in 1864 in the small town called Fere situated in the northern province of France. Her father Louis Prosper Claudel was a wealthy and respectful man. His business was connected with real estate and her mother Louise was a devoted catholic. She was a calm woman moderate in her emotional affects and seemed to live in her own world. The children were the center of her living. The Claudel family had two girls, Camille and Louise and a son named Paul. Each child was born two years later after the birth of the previous one and Camille was the eldest of them.

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How to become a courage person.

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear/ Nelson Mandela.

Are you courage enough? If you are not probably you are bored by your current situation. Do you really like your partner? Are you satisfied with your job? Unfortunately more and more people tend to live boring and uninteresting lives. It appears that you set your goals, you manage to achieve them but you are unlucky and unsatisfied person who simply is unable to enjoy your life. What’s wrong with you?

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San Marino

The tiny state San Marino is one of the smallest one s in the world except Monaco and Vatican. It is hard to believe that there are such small countries on our planet. Though they are ridiculously tiny they still have their own national army, government, post stamps and other attributes of a real state. But their size is compatible to the size of the one single district of the major American cities. San Marino is the oldest country in Europe. It was founded in the beginning of the fourteenth century on the north of Italy. Its present-day population is less than 32 thousand people. But that fact doesn’t prevent the country to have the government revenue per head of 50 000 USD a year.

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Fazal Sheikh.

Fazal Sheikh is an American photographer. He became famous for his pictures of people living in displaced communities in Africa, Pakistan, India, Brazil, Cuba and Afghanistan. One of his most interesting and moving projects called Ladli was executed in India. Sheikh was interested in the problem of status of women in modern India. The situation is pretty difficult over there. The number of abortions is extremely high in the country. Usually they have abortions when it is known that a woman is expecting a girl. “In the past, it was common for female babies to be killed at birth – often part of a midwife’s duties”. Children are kidnapped, raped and killed. Many of them are forced to prostitute. Slavery is also a common curse of the modern Indian society.

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Travel to Switzerland – in Search for Peace

If you want to achieve inner harmony it is not necessary to go to the edge of the world and meditate with monks. Switzerland is a place where you can relax, recover yourself and cheer up.

Geneva is worth visiting at least because there you can easily stop thinking of your problems for a time. From the first sight Geneva is a conservative city with unimpressive architecture. It can be explained by the fact that too much international organizations have founded their head quarters there. However, if you are attentive enough you will see the fragile and flirty essence of Geneva behind this façade. You just should know where to begin your acquaintance with the city.

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Carl Kleiner.

Carl Kleiner is a Swedish photographer known for his surreal images. He is one of those contemporary artists who can see extraordinary features of usual things. For example, one of his series is devoted to sculptures made of vegetables so that they remind cartoon models. In fact Kleiner doesn’t divide commercial commissions and personal projects. He is sure that both kinds of photography may affect each other. Thus if you compare his commercial projects with his Diary you would surprise to see insignificant difference existing between them.

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