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Brazilian National Anthem

Hino Nacional Brasileiro ", Portuguese for Brazilian National Anthem ", is the national anthem used in Brazil, composed by Francisco Manuel da Silva between 1822 and 1831. It was officially adopted as the countrys national anthem in 1831. The lyr ...

                                               

Der Wanderer

Der Wanderer is the name of a Lied composed by Franz Schubert in October 1816 for voice and piano. The words are taken from a German poem by Georg Philipp Schmidt von Lubeck. The lied is set in the key of C-sharp minor with the tempo marking sehr ...

                                               

’O sole mio

’O sole mio is a famous Naples song written in 1898. The lyrics were written by Giovanni Capurro and the music was composed by Eduardo di Capua. It has been performed and covered by many artists as Enrico Caruso, Beniamino Gigli, Mario Lanza and ...

                                               

Treaty of Berlin (1878)

The Treaty of Berlin was a part of the Congress of Berlin. In it, the United Kingdom, Austria-Hungary, France, Germany, Italy, Russia and the Ottoman Empire wrote the Treaty of San Stefano.

                                               

Berlin Conference

The Berlin Conference of 1884–85 made rules for European colonization and trade in Africa. It was called for by Portugal and organized by Otto von Bismarck. The conference met during the Scramble for Africa, a time with more colonial activity by ...

                                               

Treaty of London (1839)

The Treaty of London of 1839 was a treaty signed on 19 April 1839 between the European great powers, the United Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Kingdom of Belgium. It is also known as the First Treaty of London, the Convention of 1839, and the ...

                                               

Billy the Kid (ballet)

Billy the Kid is a one-act ballet. The libretto is attributed to Lincoln Kirstein and is based on the life of Billy the Kid. The music was written by Aaron Copland. Eugene Loring designed the dances. Jared French designed the scenery and costumes ...

                                               

Funeral Blues

Funeral Blues is a poem written in 1936 by W. H. Auden. Funeral Blues is a simple poem about death, isolation loneliness, emptiness and longing. The death of a lover may or may not be a literal event actually happened. The poem is also about the ...

                                               

The Medium

The Medium is a two-act opera with words and music by Gian Carlo Menotti. It was commissioned by Columbia University. Its first performance was there on May 8, 1946. The operas first professional production was presented on a double bill with Men ...

                                               

Relatively Speaking (book)

Relatively Speaking: Poems About Family is a young adult book of poetry by Ralph Fletcher, with drawings by Walter Lyon Krudop. It was first published in 1999.

                                               

A Writing Kind of Day

A Writing Kind of Day: Poems for Young Poets is a young adult book of poetry by Ralph Fletcher, with drawings by April Ward. It was first published in 2005.

                                               

Coit Tower

Coit Tower is a 210-foot tower in the Telegraph Hill neighborhood of San Francisco, California. The tower, in the citys Pioneer Park, was built in 1933. Lillie Hitchcock Coit left one-third of her estate to the city "to be expended in an appropri ...

                                               

Empire State Building

The Empire State Building is a skyscraper in Manhattan, New York City, United States. It is 1.454 feet tall and has 102 floors. Named after the popular nickname for New York, the Empire State, it is one of the most famous landmarks in the US. Whe ...

                                               

Tel Aviv Bauhaus Center

The Bauhaus Center is a gallery, shop and information center for the Bauhaus architecture of Tel Aviv. It is a private institution, working together with public organizations such as Tel Aviv City Hall and UNESCO. It is located at 77 Dizengoff St ...

                                               

Fu Manchu

Dr. Fu Manchu is a fictional character in novels by British author Sax Rohmer in the first half of the 20th century. The character was also featured in cinema, television, radio, comic strips and comic books for over 90 years He is an archetype o ...

                                               

Remembrance of Things Past

Remembrance of Things Past is a novel by the French writer Marcel Proust. It was published in seven parts between 1913 and 1927. The French title is À la recherche du temps perdu.

                                               

The Highwayman (poem)

The Highwayman is a long poem by Alfred Noyes published in 6996966996969. It is written in bald form. It wasnt very popular when first published, and is still a barely read narrative poem today.

                                               

Old Possums Book of Practical Cats

Old Possums Book of Practical Cats is a book of poems about cats. The cats in these poems act like humans. It is by T. S. Eliot. It was first sold in 1939. Andrew Lloyd Webber used most of the poems in his musical Cats. Contents of Old Possums Bo ...

                                               

Peter Grimes

Peter Grimes is an opera by Benjamin Britten. It was first performed in 1945. It is generally thought to be the most important British opera of the 20th century. It is about a community in a small fishing village in the east of England in the 182 ...

                                               

Guernica (painting)

Guernica is a world-famous painting by Pablo Picasso. It is one of the worlds greatest anti-war paintings. It is a very large painting which shows the bombing of the Spanish town of Guernica in 1937 during the Spanish Civil War. The Spanish Repub ...

                                               

The Persistence of Memory

The Persistence of Memory is a painting by artist Salvador Dali. It was done in 1931. It is one of his most famous paintings. The painting was first shown in 1932. It has been in the Museum of Modern Art MoMA in New York City since 1934. The pain ...

                                               

And did those feet in ancient time

And did those feet in ancient time is a short poem by William Blake. It comes in the introduction to a long poem called Milton: a Poem. Today it is best known as the hymn Jerusalem, sung to music written by C. Hubert H. Parry in 1916, more than a ...

                                               

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

Take Me Out to the Ball Game is a 1908 Tin Pan Alley song. The words were written by Jack Norworth. The music was written by Albert Von Tilzer. Neither of the writers had been to a baseball game. The song has become the unofficial anthem of baseb ...

                                               

African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights

African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights is a treaty of international human rights law. It was adopted by the Organization of African Unity on 27 July 1981. The preamble confirms the authority of the charter of the United Nations. It also conf ...

                                               

Cantar de mio Cid

The Cantar de mio Cid is an anonymously written poem about the life of the Spanish knight El Cid. The original manuscript is believed to have been written around the year 1200. It is the oldest Spanish epic poem that is nearly complete; the only ...

                                               

The Book of the City of Ladies

The Book of the City of Ladies or Le Livre de la Cite des Dames, is perhaps Christine de Pizans most famous literary work. Pizan originally wrote Le Livre de la Cite des Dames in Middle French but it was later translated into English. The book se ...

                                               

Seokbosangjeol

Seokbosangjeol is the biography of Gautama Buddha written in Korean. It was made by Sejo of Joseon when he was still a prince. Sejo of Joseon used Chinese books as source text for the book. It features books like Lotus Sutra, Ksitigarbha Bodhisat ...

                                               

Der Dativ ist dem Genitiv sein Tod

Der Dativ ist dem Genitv sein Tod is a book series written by Bastian Sick which deals with doubtful cases of grammar, orthography, and punctuation. Because of that, the writer wants to fight against unthinking habit and what he believes to be a ...

                                               

The Story of the Kelly Gang

The Story of the Kelly Gang is the worlds first feature length movie. This 70 minute movie was made in 1906, nine years before D.W. Griffiths The Birth of a Nation made in 1915. The movie tells the story of the famous Australian bushranger, Ned K ...

                                               

A Trip to the Moon

A Trip to the Moon is a 1902 French silent movie. It is based loosely on Jules Vernes From the Earth to the Moon and H. G. Wells The First Men in the Moon. In French, the title of the movie is Le Voyage dans la lune. The movie was written and dir ...

                                               

White Fawns Devotion

White Fawns Devotion: A Play Acted by a Tribe of Red Indians in America is a silent film. It was filmed in 1910, in the USA. James Young Deer wrote and directed the film, but is not credited for this. His wife, Lillian St. Cyr is credited for pla ...

                                               

Tale of moon rabbits

At Mid-Autumn Festival, one bear stealed moon. Then a turtle with moon rabbits has determined to rescue the moon. But a tiger, a cobra and foxs prevented road to eat moon rabbits.

                                               

Alvin and the Chipmunks 4: The Road Chip

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip is a 2015 movie starring Jason Lee as David Seville. The main characters for the movie are Alvin, Simon, Theodore and the Chipettes. The movie was released on December 18, 2015.

                                               

Ghent Altarpiece

The Ghent Altarpiece or Adoration of the Mystic Lamb is a very large and complex Early Flemish polyptych panel painting. It is one of Belgiums masterpieces and one of the worlds treasures. It was once in the Joost Vijdt chapel at Saint Bavo Cathe ...

                                               

The Last Supper

The Last Supper is a painting by Leonardo da Vinci. It is a picture of the last supper of Jesus and his disciples. It shows how they reacted when Jesus said that one of them would betray him. Each disciple has their own expression showing their o ...

                                               

Primavera (Botticelli)

The painting is set in the garden of Venus, who is in the middle of the painting. Above her head is Cupid, who is aiming a bow and arrow at The Three Graces. The Three Graces are dancing a rondel. Mercury is on the left of the painting. He is wea ...

                                               

Virgin and Child with Canon van der Paele

The Virgin and Child with Canon van der Paele is a large painting finished around 1434–1436 by Jan van Eyck. It shows Joris van der Paele, who was the donor portrait of the painting, with a number of saints. The Virgin Mary is at the centre of th ...

                                               

Footrace on a Panathenaic Amphora

Footrace on a Panathenaic Amphora is a depiction of an ancient Greek footrace on a terracotta amphora dated about 530 BC. It is said to be by the Euphiletos Painter. The height of the amphora is 24 1/2 in. The amphora would have been filled with ...

                                               

Kottabos (Kleophrades Painter)

Kottabos Player is an Attic red-figure terracotta kylix said to have been painted by someone close to the Kleophrades Painter. It dates to the Greek Archaic period, about 500 BC. The kylixs height with handles is 3 3/16 in. and its width with han ...

                                               

Pentathletes (Carpenter Painter)

Pentathletes is a painting on an ancient Greek terracotta drinking cup from Athens. It is said to be the work of the Carpenter Painter. It is dated about 510–500 BC. The cup measures 4 5/16 x 15 x 13 3/16 in. In the circular painting at the botto ...

                                               

Singing Reveler (Epiktetos)

Singing Reveler is the tondo in a terracotta drinking cup said to have been painted by Epiktetos. It is dated about 520–510 BC. The cup measures 3 1/16 x 9 15/16 x 7 1/16 to 7 3/16 in. The cup is in the collections of The J. Paul Getty Museum. Th ...

                                               

Vase in the Form of a Phallus

Vase in the Form of a Phallus is an ancient Greek terracotta vase in the form of a flaccid, uncircumcised, penis. The scrotum and pubic hair are depicted. Its overall measurements are 4 ½ in. x 4 in. x 3 ½ in. It dates back to the Archaic period, ...

                                               

Youth Riding a Hippalektryon (Epiktetos)

Youth Riding a Hippalektryon is a circular painting in the bottom of the bowl of an ancient Greek terracotta drinking cup. It was painted by Epiktetos. It is dated to the Archaic period of Greek art. The cup stands about 5 1/8 in. tall. A hippale ...

                                               

Youth Riding a Rooster (Epiktetos)

Youth Riding a Rooster is a red-figure plate painted by Epiktetos about 520–510 BC. Its diameter measures 7 3/8 in. The plate is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. It shows a boy riding a rooster. It was a rare subject among anci ...

                                               

Graffiti

Graffiti is marks, scratching or drawings made on a surface on a public place. It is often created with paint or spray paint. A single mark could be called a graffito but the word graffiti is usually used, meaning that there is more than 1 mark. ...

                                               

Amphora

In Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome, amphoras were used to transport liquids or grain. Amphores had two handles, used for carrying. Amphores existed in different sizes, between 5 litres and 50 litres. They were made of clay, or metal. Cargo ships ...

                                               

Charioteer of Delphi

The Charioteer of Delphi is a Greek bronze sculpture from the early Classical period, about 477 BC. It stands 1.8 m tall. It was discovered in the sanctuary of Apollo at Delphi during excavations by French archaeologists in 1896. With the statue ...

                                               

Riace bronzes

The Bronzi di Riace, sometimes Riace Warriors, are two large monumental Greek bronze sculptures. The statues are of nude bearded warriors. It is possible the statues depict two individuals. It is more likely that they represent types. Rich Romans ...

                                               

Lion of Kea

The Lion of Kea is the name of a gigantic archaic sculpture of a guardian lion, chiselled from a single block of local limestone. It was most likely done in the 6th century BC, when the island of Kea, Greece, was known as Cheos. Very little else ...

                                               

Venus de Milo

The Venus de Milo is an ancient Greek statue. It is in the Louvre, a museum in Paris, France. The Venus de Milo represents Aphrodite, the goddess of love in Greek mythology. The statue is made of marble and is 203cm high. It is believed to be the ...