Month: April 2012

  • Giovanni Bellini: San Zaccaria Altarpiece

    Artist Giovanni Bellini Year 1505 Type Oil on panel Dimensions 500 cm × 235 cm (200 in × 93 in) Location San Zaccaria, Venice From Wikipedia: The San Zaccaria Altarpiece (also called Madonna Enthroned with Child and Saints) is a painting by the Italian Renaissance painter Giovanni Bellini, executed in 1505 and located in the church of San Zaccaria, Venice. ———————- Log Visited:   19.04.2012 Location:   […]

  • Henry David Thoreau

    From wikipedia: Henry David Thoreau (July 12, 1817 – May 6, 1862) was an American author, poet, philosopher, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, historian, and leading transcendentalist. He is best known for his book Walden, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, and his essay Civil Disobedience, an argument for individual resistance to civil government in moral opposition to an unjust state. Quotes: When I hear music, […]

  • Giorgione: The Tempest

    Artist Giorgione Year c. 1508 Type oil on canvas Dimensions 83 cm × 73 cm (33 in × 29 in) Location Gallerie dell’Accademia, Venice From Wikipedia: The Tempest (Italian La Tempesta) is a famous Renaissance painting by Italian master Giorgione dated between 1506 and 1508. Originally commissioned by the Venetian noble Gabriele Vendramin, the painting is housed in the Gallerie dell’Accademia of Venice, Italy. On the right a woman sits, suckling a baby. She could be […]

  • Marshall Goldsmith

    From Wikipedia: Marshall Goldsmith (March 20, 1949) is an American author of management-related literature. Born in Valley Station, Kentucky, he received his BS from the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, his MBA from Indiana University‘s Kelley School of Business (from which he received the 2009 Distinguished Entrepreneur Award), and his PhD from UCLA Anderson School of Management in 1977 (where he was recognized in 2010 as one of the school’s 100 most […]

  • Habit #2 – Choose experiences over material goods

    I know that for some people this might not be the right way towards more happiness, but for most of us…. it is. Here is a quote from a great book (see books section): Want to buy happiness? Then spend you hard-earned cash on experiences. Go out for a meal. Go to a concert, movie, […]