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An Introduction to Acrylics (DK Art School) by Ray Smith

By Ray Smith

The DK artwork institution sequence presents the entire primary concepts either grownup and juvenile artists want. on the middle of every publication are twelve tasks that discover the tools of the nice masters. each one specifically commissioned portray is damaged down in step by step colour photographs that convey each degree of its construction. Lists of fabrics, matters, and strategies whole each one quantity. three hundred colour pictures.

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Again the poet was profoundly moved. Black silk gowns and candlelight flickering against the walls transported him at once to his lost, beloved Lithuania. The Sefardi melodies, the food stuffed with dried figs and apricots and perfumed with cinnamon and rosewater, the divans covered with silk and tapestry made no difference at all. Izmir was, he said, the image o f a Jewish Lithuanian town, Kowno-in-Levant. Quite mad, o f course, except that my father’s father’s family lived in Izmir while my mother’s father’s family lived in Kowno.

6And though their economic value was recognized, neither the intense, often primitive fervor o f Polish Catholicism nor the mysti­ cism o f Slavic Christian Orthodoxy was auspicious for humanizing the Jewish presence. And to these two kinds o f dangerous ecstasies, Judaism added its own, in the form o f Hassidism, invented at precisely the time that Poland was in the process o f being torn to shreds by the partitioning powers. So Polish Jews became themselves doubly flayed by history: martyrs’ martyrs.

Book 15 features a Christian forester who declines a highwayman’s invitation to pillage a local Jew­ ish inn and kill its occupants and instead turns on the robber. Bleeding from his wounds, he goes to the Jews and asks their help in making sure the thief is put out o f action. T o his amazement (and though they give him brandy and tend his wounds) the Jews are full o f querulous skepticism— dubious about the story, fearful the forester may demand payment for his protection, protesting it was not their job to clear the forest o f robbers.

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