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Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it."
— Michelangelo (1475-1564)
Atelier is the Creator, The Artist and the planksip Founder - Daniel Sanderson

Atelier is the Creator, The Artist and the planksip Founder - Daniel Sanderson

chip, chip, chip-away...

Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it."
— Michelangelo (1475-1564)

The titled responsion is incremental and revealing.

The life of Michelangelo was a life of struggle. He was a slave to the art world. He spent the first part of his life as an apprentice to sculptors who were famous. However, after his apprenticeship ended he spent time in jail, where he earned the title of "Freedom Fighter." After his imprisonment, he was forced to make some of the best masterpieces of his day, but he was also imprisoned for the rest of his life. As his fame grew and he began to gain money and influence, the powers that be did not want to allow his work to go unfinished. His unfinished masterpieces soon found their way to the world and they became symbols of Michelangelo's fight for freedom.

The Statue of David by Michelangelo is the most famous of his unfinished sculptures. The artist was forced to leave his home when the government outlawed the painting and sculpting of any sort of art. He spent the first year of his imprisonment in prison, working on what became the largest work of art ever created, an enormous block of stone known as the "Sistine Chapel." His first effort failed miserably because the block of rock was so small, and the weight was such that it could not support itself. But once it was completed and transferred to its position in the Sistine Chapel, Michelangelo's unfinished masterpiece became the most popular artwork of the day.

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Michelangelo Italian sculptor, painter, architect, and poet of the High Renaissance born in the Republic of Florence, who exerted an unparalleled influence on the development of Western art.
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Some of the most famous pieces of artwork by Michelangelo were the "Temple of Venus," which stands outside of the Miami Museum of Art. It is one of the Seven Wonders of the World, and is a great place to visit. Other works of art that are part of the Miami Art Museum collection include the "David," the "Athena," the "Petrarch" and the "Sistine Chapel," among others. Some of the most famous works that have been created by Michelangelo include the "David," which still stands today, and the "Temple of Venus." In addition, Michelangelo also created many paintings for many people, including famous figures like Michelangelo's personal friend and fellow painter, Michelangelo Costi.

What you are saying is ridiculous, but I will defend till death what is "obliviously" true.

All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."
— Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860)

The titled responsion is an echo of an often overlooked and amazing thinker. Arthur, you are the man!

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"The World As I Have Known it" by Arthur Schopenhauer is a work of great wisdom, insight, and philosophical depth. It is written from the perspective of a philosopher and writer who has lived many lives. Schopenhauer writes in the first-person perspective and gives us the insights we need to think about life, philosophy, and existence as a whole. The reader begins this book with a question asked by its title, "What is happiness?" The first paragraph answers this question with a simple, but profound statement of the nature of reality. "Life is not only a succession of scenes, it is the life of the soul." The second paragraph takes up a very important question that all the rest of the book addresses: "Is there anything better than life?"

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Arthur Schopenhauer was a German philosopher. He is best known for his 1818 work The World as Will and Representation, wherein he characterizes the phenomenal world as the product of a blind and ...
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From here the reader can expect the introduction to be a tour through the stages of human life, starting with childhood and ending with death. There are five stages of Thruth life. In the introductory paragraph, Schopenhauer introduces the reader to each stage and the main character of each stage. The most famous stage is the First Stage, which is based on the first-person perspective. The other three stages are more literary like, although they are still based on the first-person view of life. This book is a must-have for any fan of literature.

A good description of the First Stage would be one in which the individual is living in his youth. At the beginning of this stage, the person is free, independent, and content. But soon he begins to realize that he needs people to help him along and that he needs to grow up and become a man. The Second Stage is where he starts to become a fully grown man. The Third and Final Stage is death, as he passes into the next world.

The Canadian Soul Facing Boots

There is no royal road to learning; no shortcut to the acquirement of any art."
— Anthony Trollope (1815-1882)

The titled responsion for this article is in reference to the twisted Canadian flag (on the left) and the boots projecting from the Juliet balcony (in the center). Hardy the "Royal Road" Mr. Trollope speaks of. The point I am trying to articulate is visual. Slow down and notice what's right in front of you. Expand on this thought, using the cliché if you must... stop and smell the roses!

Arrangements must be made, we have no choice.

I shouldn't say that we have no choice. Sure, we have no choice in arranging function, we have a choice in how and what we arrange. Royal roads aside, the pathway to prosperity is littered with litter. Do you stop to pick it up?

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Anthony Trollope was an English novelist of the Victorian era. He wrote novels on political, social, and gender issues, and other topical matters.
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March on soldiers, for the war, lies ahead. The coming catastrophe will be telling and something that we should learn from. The point of this soapbox is to make a stand and commit to something, anything.

If only it were that easy. Taking a stand, fighting for a cause as individual as the individual is a perverse form of incentive that ultimately resolves in a containment exercise, limiting one's potential by the ideas that we wish were true.

I can relate. You can negate. What we do next is a matter of survival.

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