Black & White John Lennon Yoko Ono Anti War Poster

John Lennon - War Is Over

John Lennon – War IS Over


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A basic tenet of this lifestyle was antipathy to “commercialism” and the trappings of mass consumerism. Here the political contradictions soon became apparent – contradictions that dogged the fully-fledged counter-culture later in the decade.

As rock has evolved in the last quarter of a century and brought, among other things, self-conscious seriousness to popular music, it has prompted an immense volume of reportage and analysis, much of it empty but some perceptive and judicious. The attention that rock has demanded has occasioned the first widespread, serious critical attention to the popular arts in general.

Many adherents found themselves torn between the desire to spread a cultural and political message, via folk music, and the fear that the channel used to do so – the communications market – place – would taint the musical tradition through commercial exploitation. Successful dissemination brought with it the risk of betrayal: “ Folk music,” wrote Sing Out editor Irwin Silber in 1964, “ is the voice and expression of generations of ordinary folk who were on familiar terms with hard work. Success is the `American Dream’, the middle-class confusion of illusion and reality.”

Statue of Anne Frank Poster

Statue of Anne Frank

Statue of Anne…


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“In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart. If I look up into the heavens, I think that it will all come right, that this cruelty too will end, and that peace and tranquility will return again.” -From The Diary of Anne Frank

Those words were written in Amsterdam by a 14-year-old girl who had just spent two years hiding in the secret annex of a building at 263 Prinsengracht. With her were her parents, an older sister, two family friends-the Van Daans-and their teen-age son, Peter and a dentist named Dussel. On August 4, 1944, the Gestapo broke into their secret hiding place, and sent the entire group, along with other Dutch Jews, to extermination camps at Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen. Only Otto Frank, Anne’s father, survived. When he returned to Amsterdam after the war, he found a diary that Anne had maintained throughout the two years of the family’s concealment. It is one of the classic volumes of literature produced in this century, and it has made a shrine out of the building at 263 Prinsengracht (around the corner from the West Church-the “Westerkerk”), to which thousands of tourists now pay visits of tribute each year. None of us should ever pass through Amsterdam without making a similar pilgrimage-both to recall the terrible events of World War II, and also to gain inspiration from Anne’s immortal and unflagging spirit.

Black & White Amsterdam Canals & Bicycles Poster

Prinsengracht and Wsterkerk, Amsterdam, Holland

Prinsengracht and
Jon Arnold
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Bicycles and the Amsterdam Canals at Night

Americans have a genuine affection for Holland. We like to study her history, we sympathize with her struggle for independence, and we compare her national hero — the great Stadthouder William the First of Orange — with our own hero, George Washington.

Two distinct faces to Amsterdam

There are two distinct faces to Amsterdam: one, the quiet graceful old town of endless canals, narrow houses and tiny winding streets; the other, the harsh reality of twentieth-century capitalist consumerism: fast food, fast sex, loud music and drug pushing. The two sides live incongruously together and have made Amsterdammers famed for their tolerance of different standards and others’ opinions. There are so many things to experience in this city that it is pretty well essential to see it during any comprehensive European tour. The best time to visit Amsterdam is early June, for the Festival of Fools; you can also buy bulbs and herrings.

Vintage Rome Colosseum Italy Travel Poster

Rome, Italy

Rome, Italy

Anderson Design
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Colosseum and Rome City travel advertisement painting poster – Yellow color tones Colosseum and blue sky illustration – Old retro European travel advertising print – Flavian Amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome, Italy – Ancient Roman Empire state buildings

Vintage Statue of Liberty New York Travel Poster

New York, NY (Statue of Liberty)

New York, NY
Anderson Design
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COME ON AND EXPERIENCE THE CITY – SO GREAT THEY HAD TO HAVE IT TWICE! UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Old retro vintage Statue of Liberty and New York City travel poster print – Red background with beige borders – Airplane, New York City cityscape silhouette on background – Vintage Statue of Liberty original painting on advertisement poster – Hand painted retro American air travel and city promotion poster print

Dance Up Art Print by Kitty Meijering

Dance Up Art Print

Dance Up Art Print
Kitty Meijering
20 in. x 16 in.

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Corvette 2015 Calendar

Corvette - 2015 Calendar

Corvette – 2015 Calendar

12 in. x 12 in.

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Like all of our calendars, this calendar offers you the opportunity to hang a new image every month. Keep track of the year in style!

The Fantasy Art of Luis Royo 2015 Calendar

The Fantasy Art of Luis Royo - 2015 Calendar

The Fantasy Art of Luis Royo – 2015 Calendar

12 in. x 12 in.

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Like all of our calendars, this calendar offers you the opportunity to hang a new image every month. Keep track of the year in style!

Jewellery Art in the Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egyptian Papyrus

Ancient Egyptian Papyrus
Maugli-l
24 in. x 16 in.
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The earliest surviving articles of jewellery are Egyptian. Many techniques are represented: chiselling, moulding, hammering, inlay, filigree and cloisonné. Egyptian jewellery also includes the earliest known instances of ‘granulated’ work. The principal ornaments of the bulk of the Egyptian people were beads and amulets of stone and earthenware. Bead-making reached its highest perfection during the 17th dynasty, when necklaces were enlivened not only with scarabs but with little pendants and other ornaments.

Glass beads were also introduced during this period. Both men and women wore deep collars of string beads. Large silver loops were worn by the Egyptians through the pierced lobes of the ears. Bracelets were worn on the forearm and the upper arm. Rings of ivory and earthenware were worn by the common people, while gold and silver were reserved for the wealthy. Metal rings were generally set with semi-precious stones. The signet ring of the Paraoh often consisted of a red cornelian cut in the form of a scarab. Babylonian and Assyrian sculptures show men and women wearing necklaces, ear-rings and bracelets, and the discovery of articles of adornment at Ur disclosed that these were made either of gold or of silver.

A vast store of jewellery was discovered during excavations along the shores of the Aegean, the types of ornament including diadems, ear-rings, necklaces, bracelets, pendants, brooches and rings. Where metal occurs it reveals knowledge of the various methods of repoussé, twisted wire and granulated work. Ornamental motifs are based principally on the sphinx, the griffin and the bull’s head.

Greek jewellery includes diadems, hairpins, necklaces, ear-rings, fibulae, brooches, bracelets and rings. Engraving, gem-cutting and filigree work reached the greatest degree of perfection among the Greeks. The chief decorative designs were geometric motifs, animal and human figures. The Etruscans were noted particularly for their filigree and granulated work in gold. Their methods were lost to the modern world until the 19th century when Castellani of Rome discovered goldworkers in the Abruzzi to whom the Etruscan technique had descended. In its general character Etruscan jewellery resembles that of the Greeks.

Cloisonné enamel and repoussé work are frequent methods of ornamentation. Roman jewellery clearly derives from the work of both the Greeks and the Etruscans. But the delicate, graceful designs of the Greeks became heavy and ornate in the hands of the Romans. Where the Greeks and the Etruscans used gems sparingly, the Romans were lavish, and where the Etruscans delighted in intricate patterns of filigree or granulation, the Romans preferred massive, plain surfaces.
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Pinup Girls 2015 Calendar

Pinup Girls - 2015 Calendar

Pinup Girls – 2015 Calendar

12 in. x 12 in.

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