March 18th, 2007

Art - Leonardo - Mona Lisa (Joconde)

Looking like a true survivor, feeling like a little kid...

I officially have 23 hours to finish my 8-page paper for Italian Renaissance Art. I currently have...2/3 of 1 page.

Not a great start, I know...but I do have a full 2/3rds of my Film History paper done.

Rossellini and Italian Neorealism? Check.
Hitchcock and American cinema? Check check.
Chabrol and French New Wave? Well, no.

But that paper isn't due for another 27 hours, so I think I'll set it down for a while. Italian Renaissance is a more pressing matter.

Lunch break = tater tots and Timothy Omundson as a Leprechaun (Luck of the Irish is on Disney again! How convenient?).

Good times.
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By the way, it bothers me when people dislike films for the following reasons:
- It's silent
- It's in black & white
- It has subtitles
- It's foreign
- It was made before 1975

Seriously folks...get a little culture. I'm sorry that you're too lazy to read, but foreign films are good too.

**This post brought to you by the ignorant fools who post messages on Netflix or IMDb complaining that the movie sucked because it was subtitled.

Not kidding...check this out (from the Netflix page for Hitchcock's Bon Voyage/Aventure Malgache):
"movie was in french~do not like to have to read subtitles. Do not enjoy having to watch a movie when I have to try to read subtitles and watch the movie. It takes the fun out of it."

Thank you "barbara cohen" for the intellectual insight. Hag.
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Art - Leonardo - The Virgin (detail)

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I'm halfway there!

I'm onto page 3 (single spaced), so I've got about 4 1/3 double-spaced pages (out of 8) done! (Only 4 more to go!)


Eat it, Castagno!

(Not Leonardo...he's easy to write about. It's the douchebag Andrea del Castagno who's making this so hard!)

By the way, am I the only one who writes papers single spaced?

I don't double space until it's time to print and edit. Weird?
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I believe in a thing called love, just listen to the rhythm of my heart...

Point the first: I've never eaten at an Orange Julius.

I don't think I've ever even seen one.

Maybe a mall on vacation somewhere in LA, possibly? Either's always the butt of jokes and I've never experienced it.

Point the second: I'm to the "bullshit it to make it longer" portion of the essay writing process. Basically, there's a whole lot of plagiarism going on, but I'm making sure to cite the sources? Eh...I'm using my own words...ish. I should really just add a few sentences of synthesis between, so it's not so illegal-ish. I do have a little more to add that's not bullshit...and I'm hoping to get a page and a half or so out of it. Perspective is just such a thrilling topic.

Point the third: I always turn on Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason at the part when Colin and Hugh are fighting and end up in the fountain. Not that I'm complaining...

Point the fourth: Dinner break is over, so back to the paper. 5.5/8 pages done. 2-ish to go.
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Art - Monet - Waterlilies

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So I've come across the term "shot effect" (in relation to painting, specifically color) twice and I have no idea what it means.

Google search gave me with nothing.


"Basic colours of moss-green, ruby-red and golden-brown have been enlivened by Castagno's use of shot effects. With broad strokes of the brush he applies light blue, pink and honey-yellow to these firm colours."

"In the second group on the right Matthew is clothed in bright blue, which together with Jude's ochre tunic and the carmine-violet shot effect of Simon's cloak forms a perfect three-note chord."


It seems like a layering-of-colors thing...but I really don't want to use it in a paper if I don't understand it, yeah?

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I'M ON PAGE 7!!!!


AND!!! It's not even midnight yet!!!

I have 13 hours before it's even due?

Hell, there are still 11 hours before I even have to wake up for class!

I could still get 8 hours of sleep tonight!!!

Better yet, I could finish my Film History paper tonight and not have to worry about it tomorrow (it's due before 5pm).

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