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Old 15-08-2014, 07:11 PM   #84
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The red scarf is a neckerchief worn by young pioneers of several countries during the socialist (“communist”) era. In the Soviet Union it was known as pionerskiy galstuk (пионерский галстук, i. e. pioneer’s neckerchief), in Vietnam as khăn quàng đỏ (red scarf), in China as hong lingjin (紅領巾, red scarf), in Cuba as pañoleta roja (red scarf), in Hungary as úttörőnyakkendő (pioneer’s neckerchief).. Blue scarves were also used (e.g. in Hungary and East Germany) by youngsters before coming of age to wear the red one..In 1877, Kuo Sung-tao, the first Chinese minister to Britain, opened its legation in London, and in 1882, Wu Tin Fang became the first Chinese student to be admitted to the bar in London.. In the mid-1880s, Chinatowns started to form in London and Liverpool with grocery stores, eating houses, meeting places and, in the East End, Chinese street names. In 1891, the Census recorded 582 Chinese-born residents in Britain, though this dropped to 387 Chinese-born residents in 1896. 80% were single males between 20 and 35, the majority being seamen.. Others just died..By 1890 there were two distinct, if small, Chinese communities living in east London. The Chinese from Shanghai were settled around Pennyfields, Amoy Place, and Ming Street (in Poplar) and those from Canton and Southern China lived around Gill Street and Limehouse Causeway. There was much prejudice against the East End Chinese community largely due to exaggerated reports of gambling and opium dens. This may have been true of some, but for the majority of Chinese people, life consisted of hard work in the London Docklands, struggling to save for a passage for the return voyage to the Far East. Like much of the East End it remained a focus for immigration, but after the devastation of the Second World War many of the Chinese community relocated to Soho..On 12 February 1832, the first case of cholera was reported in London at Limehouse. First described in India in 1817, it had spread here via Hamburg. Although 800 people died during this epidemic, fewer than had died of tuberculosis in the same year, cholera visited again in 1848 and 1858..In harmonics – the 5th partial (or 4th overtone) of a fundamental has a frequency ratio of 5/1 to the frequency of that fundamental. This ratio corresponds to the interval of 2 octaves + a pure major 3rd.. Thus, the interval of 5/4 is the interval of the pure third.. A major Triad chord when played in just intonation (most often the case in a cappella vocal ensemble singing), will contain such a pure major third...

There is also the story of a young artist, Walter Sickert, a member of the Comden Town Group, whose interest in the crimes of Jack the Ripper raised eventually a suspicion that he might have committed them himself. When he rented a studio in the East End of London, his landlady told him of her presumption that it could have been previously occupied by Jack the Ripper. Led by the idea, Sickert perpetuated the room in one of his paintings, ‘Jack the Ripper’s Bedroom’, which is now owned by the Manchester City Art Gallery. It is a very dark and haunting painting, depicting a faceless human-shaped-like figure standing at the end of a blurry tunnel. For a long time Sickert was not taken into consideration as one of the suspects. However, since 1970s 3 books have been written, giving the alleged evidence that Sickert was the famous murderer. In Patricia Cornwell’s Portrait Of A Killer: Jack the Ripper – Case Closed, Sickert is described as a man of many faces: “Those who knew him as well as those he brushed past only now and then accepted that being Sickert meant being the “chameleon”, the “poseur”. He was Sickert in the loud check coat walking at all hours through London’s foreboding alleyways and streets. He was Sickert the farmer or country squire or tramp or bespectacled masher in the bowler hat or dandy in black tie or the eccentric wearing bedroom slippers to meet the train. He was Jack the Ripper with a cap pulled low over his eyes and a red scarf around his neck, working in the gloom of a studio illuminated by the feeble glow from a bull’s-eye lantern.” Allegedly, in order to support her theories, Cornwell bought a large collection (31) of Sickert’s paintings and destroyed one of them in search of the artist’s DNA, to which she denied. About ten years ago the idea of Sickert as Jack the Ripper was discarded by the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography...

Walter Richard Sickert (31 May 1860 – 22 January 1942), born in Munich, Germany, was a painter and printmaker who was a member of the Camden Town Group in London. He was an important influence on distinctively British styles of avant-garde art in the 20th century..Sickert was a cosmopolitan and eccentric who often favoured ordinary people and urban scenes as his subjects. His oeuvre also included portraits of well-known personalities and images derived from press photographs.. He is considered a prominent figure in the transition from Impressionism to Modernism..Sickert was the eldest son of Oswald Sickert, a Danish-German artist, and his wife, Eleanor Louisa Henry, who was an illegitimate daughter of the British astronomer Richard Sheepshanks..Though he was the son and grandson of painters, he first sought a career as an actor; he appeared in small parts in Sir Henry Irving's company, before taking up the study of art in 1881. After less than a year's attendance at the Slade School, Sickert left to become a pupil and etching assistant to James Abbott McNeill Whistler..Sickert's earliest paintings were small tonal studies painted alla prima from nature after Whistler's example..The "Camden Town murder" became an ongoing source of prurient sensationalism in the press.. For several years Sickert had already been painting lugubrious female nudes on beds, and continued to do so, deliberately challenging the conventional approach to life painting—"The modern flood of representations of vacuous images dignified by the name of 'the nude' represents an artistic and intellectual bankruptcy"—giving four of them, which included a male figure, the title, The Camden Town Murder, and causing a controversy which ensured attention for his work...

The title of the group refers to the "Camden Town Murder" case of 1907..On 11 September Emily Dimmock, a part-time prostitute cheating on her partner, was murdered in her home at Agar Grove (then St Paul's Road), Camden, having gone there from The Eagle public house, Royal College Street. After sex, the man had slit her throat open while she was asleep, then left in the morning.. The murder became an ongoing source of prurient sensationalism in the press..Sickert took a keen interest in the crimes of Jack the Ripper and believed he had lodged in a room used by the infamous serial killer.. He had been told this by his landlady, who suspected a previous lodger. Sickert did a painting of the room and titled it "Jack the Ripper's Bedroom." It shows a dark, melancholy room with most details obscured.. This painting now resides in the Manchester City Art Gallery in Manchester..Sickert died in Bath, Somerset in 1942, at the age of 81..Sickert insisted on the importance of subject matter in art, saying that "all the greater draughtsmen tell a story", but treated his subjects in a detached manner..His several self-portraits usually displayed an element of role-playing consistent with his early career as an actor: Lazarus Breaks his Fast (c. 1927) and The Domestic Bully (c. 1935–38) are examples... your ears, Lusk, because I'm going to tell you something!..I know what matters to you! It's written all over your face: "POWER"! So take my advice and go home! The Revolution may not start this week!..That's the trouble with the spirit world. Isn't it always telling you after the event but never befure...

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