събота, 2 април 2011 г.

НА АНДЕРСЕН С ЛЮБОВ! / TO ANDERSEN WITH LOVE!

  2.04.1805 - 4.08.1875
Тези от вас, които следят блога ми от по-дълго време, знаят колко силно обичам Андерсен. Ако сте пропуснали поста ми от миналата година, посветен на него и сте любопитни -  ето го.
Вижте и няколко момента от куклените постановки по негови приказки, които се реших да драматизирам и реализирам на куклена сцена.

Тhose of you who've been following my blog since last year, know how much I love Andersen! If you've missed my first post about him - here it is .
And here're several photos from the puppet performances, created upon two of his fairytales, that I dramatized and put on stage.
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"Грозното патенце" - 1998 г.

"The Ugly Duckling" - 1998
 "Храбрият оловен войник" - 2001 г.

"The Steadfast Tin Soldier" - 2001
 
"Храбрият оловен войник" - 2010 г.

"The Steadfast Tin Soldier" - 2010

Чаках 2 април така, както се чака рождена дата на скъп човек. Мисълта за Андерсен ме вълнува по особен начин. За мен той не е само невероятно талантлив разказвач, а човек, когото чувствам, незнайно защо, много близък...  Ако бях датчанка, сигурно бих била щастлива, че имам неограничената възможност да изчета всичко, написано от писателя, в това число дневниците, кореспонденцията и двете му автобиографии. Все още в мен пърха мечтата да науча малко датски, за да мога да прочета нещичко в оригинал, разбира се, с помощта на речника!:) Трудна задача, но не невъзможна... Не знам ще доживея ли деня, в който някой да преведе на български език нещо друго, освен приказките на Андерсен. И по възможност от датски! Първият и единствен засега превод от оригинал е този на Владимир Старирадев -  "Приказки" на издателство "Труд", 2005 г.

I've been waiting for 2nd of April with an excitement! I can't explain it, but I feel Andersen  very close, I really wish I was among those (lucky ones!) who had known him!! I'm still hoping to fulfil my dream to learn Danish, so that I could read Andersen in original, using the vocabulary, of course!:) During the last 100 years Andersen has been translated in Bulgarian from Russian and English, as far as I know. We have just one translation of his tales, made from Danish - in 2005...

По време на ІV-та международна конференция "Ханс Кристиан Андерсен между литературата за деца и литературата за възрастни", която се проведе през 2005 г. в Одензе, имах честта да се запозная с руската изследователка на живота и творчеството на Андерсен, авторка на биографична книга за него и специалист по скандинавска литература за деца - Людмила Брауде. Дори получих автограф от нея върху една малка, но безкрайно ценна книжка, купена в края на 70-те години. Книжка, която тогава (при липсата на Интернет!) за мен беше светлинка в тунела, водещ към скандинавските писатели за деца, сред които Астрид Линдгрен, Селма Лагерльоф и тогава неизвестната за нас Туве Янсон !!
This little book is very precious to me. There lies the autograph of Lyudmila Braude - the Russian researcher of Andersen's life and works, an author of his biography and a profound connoisseur of the Scandinavian literature for children. I had the luck to meet her at the IVth International Conference "Hans Christian Andersen between children's literature and adult literature", that was held in Odense on the occasion of the writer's bicentenary in 2005.
От  музея на Андерсен в Одензе си купих "Ханс Кристиан Андерсен - животът на един разказвач на приказки" - най-новата биография на писателя с автор  Джаки Уулшлагер.

From Hans Christian Andersen's museum in Odense, I bought Jackie Wullschlager's biography "Hans Christian Andersen - The Life of a Storyteller".
В България е малко известен фактът, че Андерсен е бил невероятен майстор в изрязването на фигури от хартия - някои от тях изключително сложни! Балерини, пеперуди, лебеди, хора-мелници, чадъри...  това са любимите му елементи. Ето някои от хартиените изрезки, съхранявани в музея на Андерсен в Одензе. (Имах щастието да видя колекцията!)

As you may know, Andersen is famous for his papercuttings, too - unique, complicated, with several main elements - swans, ballerinas, butterflies, mill-men, umbrellas... These ones are from the collection, kept in HCAndersen's Museum in Odense. (I was happy to see it!)


Не са ли прекрасни?!

Aren't they marvellous?!

В Сентръл парк, Ню Йорк

In Central Park, New York

Случайна среща в Одензе... :)

"Together" in Odense...:)

Днес нашата семейна театрална трупа чете "Палечка" пред обичайната ни съботна публика...

Today our Family Theatre Group had a performance, that included the reading of "Thumbelina"...

... а през това време ученичка от Националното училище по изкуствата създаде илюстрация по приказката. Но за тези изяви - в някой следващ пост... 

... while a young student from the city's High School of  Arts created an illustration in front of the eyes of the audience. But I will write about our theatre Saturdays in another post...

ХУБАВА НЕДЕЛЯ НА ВСИЧКИ!
HAVE A LOVELY SUNDAY, ALL OF YOU!



П.П. Мили хора, ако пазите детската си книжка с Андерсенови приказки или имате по-нова, купена за децата си, бъдете така добри да изберете няколко от илюстрациите и да ми ги изпратите на имейл адреса заедно с името на илюстратора, националността му и годината на издаване на книгата! От известно време подготвям пост "Да илюстрираш приказките на Андерсен" и мисля, че ако се включите в моето изследване - пътешествие, то може да стане вълнуващо за всички ни!... БЛАГОДАРЯ! Между другото, коя е любимата ви Андерсенова приказка?


P.S. Dear friends, I am preparing a post, entitled "To Illustrate Andersen's fairytales..." I will be more than happy if you find your old Andersen's books with fairytales and send me by e-mail several photos of the illustrations you like most plus the name of the illustrator, his nationality and the year when the book was published. I think this exploring journey of mine may turn into an exciting experience for all of us. THANK YOU!  And... tell me, please, which is your favourite fairytale, written by Andersen?

49 коментара:

  1. Hello Rossi. I hope you're well. :)

    It's wonderful to see you writing about Andersen, especially because I know how much you love him. His work has captured so many hearts, so thank you for sharing more about him. Oh, and I LOVE the picture of you and him in Odense! :)

    Anyway, I'm sorry for not visiting much lately... I've had some 'adjustments' to make recently. oxx

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  2. Hello, my dear friend! You were silent for quite a long time, I missed you, that's why I'm so glad to find a message from you!
    Oh, yes, Andersen, my dear Andersen!!... These days in the evenings I read some materials about him, that are so interesting and I'm sorry I don't have enough free time...
    I'll visit your blog tonight - I saw you have a new post!
    Take care and be happy!xx

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  3. I am definitely a fan of his stories too Rossichka. Such a talented man. I would have loved to have met him too. We owe him such a lot. Where would generations of children be without his influence. I didn't know that he did those amazing papercuts though. They look quite tricky.

    Lovely picture of you with his statue.

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  4. Wow, I had no idea Anderson created papercuts and they are such exquisitely detailed. I think the Ugly Duckling and Thumbelina were my first introduction to his work and were such strong favourites through my childhood. I always wondered how magical it would be to be so tiny and definitely identified with the duckling, haha :D

    Thank you for your lovely and thoughtful words on my blog. Your comments are always so welcome and get right to the heart of what I'm trying to say :D

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  5. Yes, Cathy, Andersen has influenced us all more or less... Just think in how many languages his fairy tales have been translated! I saw in his museum the collection of some of these books from all over the world - a big room, with a lot of shelves... Impressive!
    And his paprecuts - oh, they are fantastic!
    Thanks for commenting!:)

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  6. so lovely to hear of your passion for this man and his arts, his beautiful arts. How is your Danish coming?

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  7. Dear Kimberley, I wonder why so many people do not know about Andersen's talent for papercutting (including me up till several years ago)! They are beautiful and not simple at all! Just imagine that he was cutting, without drawing in advance! He was an artistic person - his voice was soprano in his teens; I saw some of the sketches he drew during his long travels... A talented man of a high quality!
    "Thumbelina" and "The Ugly Duckling" are among my favourites, too. But I was most impressed as a child by "Little Ida's Flowers" and "The Wild Swans"... Maybe one day I will write more about his fairytales in a special post!
    It's a pleasure for me to visit your blog - I admire your paintings! I'm happy to hear that I understand you in a way!:) Very best wishes and hugs!

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  8. I haven't begun learning it yet, Tammie! There're no notebooks in the bookshops, but still I found a very short Grammar. Danish is not an easy language. One cannot learn its pronunciation, without listening, so the best opportunity is to follow an online-course. And I could do it when (and if) I have a period, free of my habitual engagements, because I'll need time for studying.:)

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  9. I REALLY enjoyed this post! Thank you Rossichka for reminding us of this wonderful wonderful man!

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  10. Oh, I'm overjoyed to hear this!xx
    I'm glad I've done something little in honouring of his life which, by the way, was exciting, but very hard at times! Which is your favourite fairy tale of his?

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  11. Oh my gosh! I have goosebumps reading this. Oh I love Hans Christian Andersen. I grew up reading him, which is very interesting experience because I had to compare his writings to my native literature and English literature. I think I really did not care about the differences or similarities, I just loved the stories and Andersen was the best of them all!

    Rossichka, every time I come here, I want to write a comment but end up not doing it. You know why? Your paper cuttings remind me of my mother and I start longing for her. I can still see my mother cutting paper and then like magic open up an image of children or a house, animal...she used brown paper bags or newspaper. She taught me how to cut paper. For a while our house was filled with paper cuttings much to the dismay of my older sisters who had to clean up. I used my mother's very sharp scissors that my father manually honed in an electric honing wheel.

    Sometimes I just look at your paper cuttings and sigh, in a wonderful way. I should really comment. I read everyone of your articles because I follow you and I see it on my reader. I must come here and say hello often.

    So cool that you got to dramatize Andersen's plays.

    Thank you for your kind comments on my blog.

    Have a beautiful day.

    Tsup!

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  12. You know something, I just thought of it. I think I will draw my mother cutting paper for my sisters and brothers and me.

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  13. What a great artist, I grew up with all of his fairy tales and in all of his tales there are lots of lessons... Thanks a lot for sharing :) And your photo with the sculpture is so pretty!

    Big hugs my lovely friend! xo

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  14. Dear Ces,
    When we write our posts we want to share with others something from our world and life, without knowing or slightly suggesting how our words will reflect upon our readers. We influence each other in many ways, mostly pleasant, inspiring and beautiful... That's why now I am so excited that you are among those, who love Andersen ever since childhood (what's your favourite fairy tale?) and that my papercuttings touch the precious memories of your Mum! I find your idea of drawing her making papercuts to entertain you, her children, wonderful! It'll bring perhaps new memories, connected with her...
    Thanks for the nice words about my blog! Don't apologize for not commenting regularly - I'm glad whenever I read something from you!
    By the way, the last several evenings I spent in cutting figures from brown paper - they use it for wrapping in the shops here - and pretty soon I'll post my pictures!:)

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  15. The pleasure is mine, Afi! If he only knew how many people, including talented artists like you and all who commented to this post, love him!... Which are your favourite Andersen's fairy tales? Do you keep a book from your childhood (in Arabian)? It'll be very interesting to see the illustrations there. I'm gathering materials for a post about "To Illustrate Andersen's fairytales...". If you find some illustrations, please, send them to my e-mail! I'll write a P.S. to my post, asking for the same thing right now. This idea has just come to my mind - to use as examples the books of my blogging friends, not just those that I have! Thank you!:)

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  16. Hey Rossicheeka :)
    How's it going dudette?
    Ha, that's bad lingo, which I don't use - it's just a joke.
    Oh just admiring so much your show you put on. The designs of the characters are superb.
    And the papercuts especialy the one with the open mouthed man squatting with a platter or landscape on his head! what an artist

    alas and alack I have no hans chrsitain anderson books.
    I have a book of mother goose fairyv tales that belonged to my mother's mother though :)

    oh for me the best tale?
    tis hard to say, though I am working on my own version of the little matchstick girl - but stranger, much straanger

    Hope you are well, I still have not received my suprise but I have my fingers crossed and will let you know

    be careful and take care


    ssorry I have been away

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  17. Hi! Hola! When I saw your blog it seemed interesting to me, the puppet theatre is something beautiful,and I´m as well interested on the language, (is this language you speak in Bulgaria the same as russian?)Cordiales saludos desde españa!

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  18. Hi, Andrew! Nice to hear your voice again - don't worry about your absence, I'm glad whenever you pass here!:) I'm very guilty, dear friend, for not sending the gift on time, but you will receive it, I assure you plus a bonus for an excuse!!!.........
    I'm glad you like the puppets, they are work of one of the most talented Bulgarian puppet theatre scenographers - Svila Velichkova. A lady with whom we work together for 20 years now! She's a very good drama theatre costume designer, too and has awards in Bulgaria and abroad.
    Oh, "The Little Matchgirl" - quite a sad story, it's interesting how you "translate " it.
    hanks, I try to take care of myself, I do, but it's difficult, because I have troubles...
    Wishing you ALL THE BEST! Sunny, spring greetings!:)))))

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  19. Hola, Bea! Yes, puppet theatre is so diverse, there're different systems of puppets and ways of using them, endless themes to choose for a play and the contact with the children's audience is something that can't be compared to anything else! You can see some photos from my other puppet shows under the label "puppet theatre"!:)
    Bulgarian is close to Russian if we have in mind some words that are the same or nearly similar in pronunciation or writing. And, mentioning the writing - we use one and the same alphabet - the Cyrillic alphabet, created in 9th century thanks to the Bulgarian brothers Saints Cyril and Methodius. It's difficult for me to explain everything, so if you are interested, you can read more here - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyrillic_alphabet
    By the way, Cyrillic is the third official alphabet of the European Union. A lot of nations, mainly Slavic, write and read in it!

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  20. Qué bellos sueños, tu espacio es muy inspirador.
    Un gran abrazo

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  21. Thanks for these beautiful and inspiring words, Evangelina! You are always welcome here!!x

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  22. Gracias rossichka, I will try to write something in russian, but I first need to have the alphabet on my computer! I´m not sure I can do that....

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  23. Yes, it's a problem. But there're people, who know how to install alphabets... Have you studied Russian?:)

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  24. H c a what wonderful stories I remember as a child my mother would read us stories at bedtime every night,but she always added her own bits -change things as she felt like and years later she confessed- when we asked for "last night story" she had'nt a clue what to say 'cos she just made it up as she went along.I am so thankful for a "mad" mother.She took photo's of my little dolls and always praised me and loved all hans christia anderson

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  25. the jewellery in the dolls hand is a piece of amber with something in it!!!!!

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  26. I love Andersen! Doubt I could pick a favorite, maybe the little Mermaid. I loved it as a child. and not the disney version, which is fun too though..
    Last year our Russian school put on the Snow Queen for our Christmas play.Here are a few pictures: http://artbynatalya.blogspot.com/2010/01/snow-queen-or.html

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  27. I speak czech, I was spending one year in Prag when I was studing,and russian and czech are close, (and I ´m a maniac when it´s about learning languages)!!
    Saludos!

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  28. Oh, Bea, HOW NICE! I speak a few languages, too - English, Russian, French (speak, write and read to different extents). I've studied at the University one year German (but we learned nearly nothing)and one year Italian (I can read and understand a little, but have never spoken it). I even attended a course for learning Czech language for a month and I know the names of the months now.:))) Then I was studying puppet theatre directing and wanted to learn the language in order to read professional literature, because the Czech puppet theatre has very long traditions! But... I got sick and missed some lessons, so I had to quit.:(( I dream to learn a little bit Danish... I think I could learn every language if I have a reason to!

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  29. Dear Patricia, I think that your wonderful, loving mother knew perfectly well what fairytales to choose to for you to say "good night" (among them Andersen's, of course!) and maybe she re-writed them, following your behaviour and needs at the moment, as well as her imagination and wish to create something beautiful! What an exciting memory!...

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  30. Hello, dear Natalya! I'm not surprised you love Andersen! I suppose all artistic souls feel him close in a way. We wear him deep in our hearts, sometimes without even realizing it. And this is the magic of his talent and fairytales...
    I read the post about "The Snow Queen" - what a marvellous show! I'm very, very much impressed indeed! You all, the adults, have done a great job and have created for all these children a memory for a lifetime! The costume of the Princess is really great!:)

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  31. Thanks for stopping always, a beautiful work on paper, I love the stories of Anderson. In the soul must always have a spring, so we can be sensitive to these wonders. A big hug.

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  32. i saw you at Toni Demuro's :)

    i like Andersen's fairytales too, my daddy gave me 2 Andersen's fairytales books when i was young (but i kinda lost one of them, i think, i dunno :/ i cant remember...) illustrated by Paul Durand, my fave is The Steadfast Tin Soldier, yes...

    sorry i come so late.
    im pretty bored with the... blog (my blog, i mean) and the internet makes me....

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  33. oh, i forgot.
    my other fave is The Snow Queen.

    ...
    illustrated by...

    yeah, i forgot.

    :/

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  34. How nicely said: "In the soul we must always have a spring...", so that we could feel the beauty around us... Including the beauty of Autumn!:) Thank you, Patricia!

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  35. Hello, Mita! Maybe you simply need a rest... or a change?... I haven't visited your blog lately, too - I was very busy with different theatre projects and I need a special time for your drawings - to feel them and to ponder...
    It wasn't easy to dramatize and put on stage "The Steadfast Tin Soldier" - there is so much beneath the surface in this fairy tale...
    I don't know Paul Durand - I'll read about him in Internet.
    Take care and I hope you'll feel better soon!:)

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  36. "Ah, what a beautiful Rossichka post about Andersen and his enchanted world. Glad to learn that he also liked to paper cutouts and they are so cute."
    As to your question there on my blog, how do I choose is my post". I do not have a response criterion set, delivery times and sometimes glue the text."

    Mariacininha

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  37. Thanks for the nice words about this post, Maria! I'm glad you'll discover Andersen's papercuts thanks to it - I'm sure you will like them! Visit the site of HCAndersen's Museum in Odense.
    With very best wishes!:)

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  38. Hi, Your work of Andersen characterization is wonderful.
    incredible capacity to capture the whole magic of the stories.
    thank you for visiting me.
    a fort hug.
    yasmin

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  39. Hello, Yasmin! Your words brought me so much joy, THANK YOU!:)) Very soon I'll have another post about Andersen...

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  40. Thank you for your lovely words, dear friend. My children have been such a strength to me since the break up of my marriage. I've enjoyed showing them where I grew up, which was actually a pretty harsh and poor place, which was why the Rock gardens were so special, an oasis. They deserve a bit of fun now to distract them from future difficulties.
    Hugs across the world to you :D

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  41. As always lovely!!!
    Thanks Rossichka, for all your comments and words.
    I was a little far away from my favorite places. I have to take a decision. I have to move with my family out of Japan, now we are in Mexico. The things in japan are not easy, for the childrens is worst. we will star from cero here in Mexico. I left back many people and things, at the moment I have no equipment to work, just my hands and imagination... I will write you soon!
    Thanks again Rossichka.

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  42. Dear Kimberley, you are a source of strength for your children, too! And what is most important - you give them the love and the protection they need! It's nice that you made the trip back to your childhood together- now they know more about you and probably feel you closer! I wish you all to build a new, harmonious life, full of many wonderful and joyful moments!:)Hugs "across the world"!....xx

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  43. Dear Horacio, you are passing through such a dramatic period! It must have been very difficult to take the decision to leave Japan - a decision that changes the life of your family, but means a salvation for you at the moment! A new start, a new future... I'm sure you'll manage with the challenges! You must take care of all of you, especially the children and you reacted so bravely! I wish you to feel well in Mexico and to addapt to your new life soon (have you lived there before?) Let all your dreams come true! You'll need faith, hope, love and strength! I also pray that Japan became again the beautiful and happy place for living it was before the latest natural disasters! Most friendly: Rossichka

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  44. wow, those paper cuttings are awesome!!

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  45. Hi, thanks for your visit and your warm comments, I love my illustrations manage to get even a smile. If I'm just another project we will see what comes of this, a big kiss, beautiful and magical work as always, your hands are slick,as I do not .

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  46. I'm glad you are impressed!:) See the link, too.

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  47. Thank you, Patricia, for visiting my blog! Well, this time the papercuts are not mine, but Hans Christian Andersen's... Still, thanks for the compliments!:) If you've had in mind the puppets - I took part in their creation, too, but only with proposals and ideas.
    It's a pleasure for me to see all your new wonderful illustrations and paintings!!

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