"Shoeless Joe" is a magic realist novel by Canadian author W. P. Kinsella which became better known due to its film adaptation, "Field of Dreams" (1989), with Kevin Costner, James Earl Jones, Ray Liotta and Burt Lancaster (3 Oscar nominations). 📖 The book was written in 1982, when Kinsella attended the Iowa Writers' Workshop, and decided to incorporate the stories he told about the Black Sox Scandal, imagining if Shoeless Joe Jackson (1887-1951) came back to the same city Kinsella was living in, Iowa City. 👉 The Black Sox Scandal was a Major League Baseball match fixing incident in which eight members of the Chicago White Sox were accused of intentionally losing the 1919 World Series against the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for money from a gambling syndicate led by Arnold Rothstein (NYC-Mobster and mentor of future mafia boss Lucky Luciano).
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Museum MORE Museum MORE in Gorssel is the largest museum for Modern Realism. Its purpose is to promote appreciation for Dutch realistic art. On display are works by leading Dutch artists from the past 100 years. The museum is the proud owner of the largest collection of works by painter Carel Willink and possesses work by Pyke Koch, Raoul Hynckes, Wim Schuhmacher, Dick Ket, Charley Toorop & Jan Mankes. The collection also includes various contemporary artists who offer their own view on reality, from famous names to upcoming talents, among them Marlene Dumas, Silvia B, Arnout Killian, Katinka Lampe & Lara de Moor. In addition to its own collection, there are constantly changing exhibitions that showcase the rich spectrum of realistic art. Realism depicts quiet, everyday scenes in new and unfamiliar ways. Beneath the ordinary, there's always something mysterious and extraordinary. Because of the acceptance of the unreal as a natural part of reality, imaginative and sometimes disturbing new worlds are created that often feel detached. Although recognisable, the meaning of the new reality is not always immediately clear. To evoke the mysteriousness of everyday reality, painters rely on using undistorted figures. They also merge past and present, juxtapose objects, use symbols and prefer unusual perspectives to intrigue, question and confront the viewer. Realist painters have great esteem for tradition. Some use materials like egg tempera, which was popular in the early Italian Renaissance. Some aim to copy Dutch and Flemish old masters in painting detailed compositions with smooth surfaces that almost have no visible brushstrokes. Alienation is a key word in the interpretation of realism. Many also describe it as cold, distant and surreal. Although none of these terms can be denied, to me these works make me think, wonder and expect the unexpected. Look closer and you will be surprised how wonderfully humorous, provocative, subversive and quirky they sometimes are
For the Incans, the coca plant was a gift from the gods meant to improve the lives of humans, but seems to have been primarily used by religious leaders and the elite caste. In Colombia and on the Caribbean coast, there is evidence that the coca leaf was used by all, as supported by the writings of Amerigo Vespucci from 1499. . ‘All of them had their cheeks full of a green herb that they chewed constantly like beasts, so that they could barely speak; and each one carried about his neck two gourds, one of them full of that herb that they had in their mouths and the other of a white powder that looked like pulverized plaster, and from time to time, they dipped a stick into the powder after wetting it in the mouth, then put the stick in the mouth, an end on each cheek, in order to apply powder to the herb that they chewed; they did this very frequently. We were amazed at this thing and could not understand its secret or why they did it.’ . The coca leaf is woven into nearly every interaction. When Arhuaco men greet each other they reach into their mochilas, pull out a handful of leaves, and simultaneously give and receive the gift. Mamos and Arhuaco men use the coca leaf to improve meditation, suppress hunger and as medicine. When a boy becomes a man, he receives a poporo and is expected to take it very seriously. It means he can chew the coca leaf and he can go out and start a family. 2016. . . . . #arhuaco#sierranevada#cocatheplant#cocavisions#mamo#indigenouscolombia#colombiaculture#artandlife#mambeo#mambear#popora#cocaleaf#magicrealism#valledupar#pueblobello#incan#plantmythology#worshipplants#drugwars