“Technology serves to institute new, more effective, and more pleasant forms of social control and social cohesion."
Etymologically speaking, the catalog is a list of separate items, an itemized enumeration," usually in order and with some description, from Old French catalogue "list, index" (14c.), and directly from Late Latin catalogus, from Greek katalogos "a list, register, enrollment" (such as the katalogos neon, the "catalogue of ships" in the "Iliad"), from katalegein "to reckon up, tell at length," from kata"down; completely" (see cata-) + legein "to say, count," from PIE root *leg- (1) "to collect, gather," with derivatives meaning "to speak (to 'pick out words')."
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Monna in Italian is a polite form of address originating as ma-donna (similar to Ma'am, Madam, or my lady in English).
This became madonna, and its contraction monna. The title of the painting, though traditionally spelled Mona in English, is spelled in Italian as Monna Lisa (mona being a vulgarity in Italian), but this is rare in English.
Over the span of ten years, Vincent Van Gogh painted more than forty self-portraits done with oil colors on canvas or drawn in pencil. For Van Gogh, the self-portrait was one of the most difficult challenges. His purpose was to represent himself better than photography could. The self-portrait and the portrait were also a way to get to know himself and the people who served as models better. He was fascinated by Rembrandt's works, which he believed went beyond simple painting, always revealing something special and profound about the subjects he portrayed.
It's one of the Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji
Katsushika Hokusai’s much celebrated series, begun in 1830, when the artist was 70 years old.
Mount Fuji is the protagonist in each scene, viewed from afar or up close, during various weather conditions and seasons, and from all directions.
The most famous image from the set is the “Great Wave” (Kanagawa oki nami ura), in which a diminutive Mount Fuji can be seen in the distance under the crest of a giant wave.