FIVE QUOTES OF W.H.AUDEN ON HIS BIRTHDAY !

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WYSTAN HUGH AUDEN (W.H.AUDEN) WAS BORN ON FEBRUARY 21, 1907 IN YORK,ENGLAND.HE GOT RECOGNITION IN HIS LATE TWENTIES AS A YOUNG POET OF HUGE PROMISES PLUS POTENTIALS.HE HAD GOT ENCOURAGEMENTS FROM POETS LIKE T.S.ELIOT AND W.B.YEATS.AUDEN’S EMINENCE ROSE IN EARLY THIRTIES OF THE LAST CENTURY AND A GROUP OF POETS CAME TO BE KNOWN AS ‘AUDEN-GROUP’ THAT INCLUDED APART FROM AUDEN HIMSELF, CECIL DAY LEWIS, LOUIS McNEICE, STEPHEN SPHENDER,CHRISTOPHER ISHERWOOD. . .to name a few.

Termed as ‘POETRY OF 30s’ , The Poems of the Auden-Group,among other things,primarily addressed the socio-politico-economical problems of the late twenties n early thirtees and their poems had raised the status of poetry as social-practise and as a medium for articulating the central themes of the contemporary social-discourse!Their Poems Were Eclectic In Its Ambit And They Had Touched Almost Every Aspect Of The Contemporary Society!
They were very much leftist in their orientations and that was quite a marked shift from early poetry writings !

LET’S CELEBRATE THE 106’TH BIRTHDAY OF THE ANGLO-AMERICAN POET, W.H.AUDEN BY FIFE QUOTES :-

(1.) ” WE ARE ALL HERE ON EARTH TO HELP OTHERS ; WHAT ON EARTH THE OTHERS ARE HERE FOR I DON’T KNOW ! ”

(2.) ” HISTORY IS, STRICTLY SPEAKING, THE STUDY OF QUESTIONS ; THE STUDY OF ANSWERS BELONGS TO ANTHROPOLOGY AND SOCIOLOGY. ”

(3.) ” ”PERHAPS THERE IS ONLY ONE CARDINAL SIN; IMPATIENCE. BECAUSE OF IMPATIENCE WE WERE DRIVEN OUT OF PARADISE, BECAUSE OF IMPATIENCE WE CAN’T RETURN. ”

(4.) ” IF EQUAL AFFECTION CANNOT BE, LET THE MORE LOVING BE ME. ”

(5.) ” WE MUST LOVE ONE ANOTHER OR DIE. ”

HAPPY BIRTHDAY,W.H.AUDEN!

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, W.H.AUDEN !

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(1.) ”ART IS BORN OF
HUMILIATION.”
(2.) ”A REAL BOOK IS NOT ONE
THAT WE READ, BUT ONE THAT
READS US.”
(3.) ”ALL SINS TEND TO BE
ADDICTIVE, AND THE TERMINAL
POINT OF ADDICTION IS
DAMNATION.”
W.H.AUDEN
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W.H.AUDEN, Anglo-American Poet
n
Essayist, Was Born This Day,
February 21,1907 In
York,England.
A Highly Innovative And
Influential
Author Of 20th-Cent. , Auden’s
Poetry Bears The Stamp Of
‘POETRY
OF SOCIAL CONCERN’.
Themes Like
Political-Scenario, Economical
Plight(esp.the great depression
times) , Moral
Psychology , Issues of Love n
Relationship, Questions of
Human Rationale n Scientific
Advancement. . . . . .et.al Are Well
Explored Plus
Commented Upon In Verse Form.
In Short, Auden Touched Upon
Everything Of Urgency
Irrespective Of The Subject Into
His Poems n Essays.
This Exemplary Range We Rarely
Find In Other Poets Whether They
Be A Eliot or A Yeats (the two
poets who are placed above
Auden In The Pantheon of 20th-
cent. POETS writing in English
Language) !
That Was What We Call Auden’s
Versatility !
Born in York,England and Went
to Gresham’s School n Christ
Church,OXFORD, Auden Started
Composing Poems Since
Schooldays and had had his
poems published in 1928 n Later
In Anthology Form In 1930.
‘ANOTHER TIME’ , ‘FUNERAL
BLUES’ ,
‘AGE OF ANXIETY’ are Some Of The
Most Critically Acclaimed And
Popular Poems Ever Written In
English Language !
More Than Any Poet Of His
Generation,Auden Was Greatly
Influenced By The Great
Psychologist,SIGMUND FREUD and
Had Taken Freud’s Views As A
Central Tool For A Close
Examination of Everything That
Happens Around us.
Marxism Was The Second Guiding
Principle For Auden And Was a
Core Tenet Amongst Others, For
Describing The Changing Faces
Of
Economy In His Native Land.
Fond of Music, Auden’s Grasp
Over
The Multi Layered Nature Of
Language , Was Simply Flawless !
The Lyrical Tone Is Matchless !
Auden’s Two Poems In Form Of
Tribute/Homage To Two Leading
Figures Of His Time, Highlight
Auden’s Power Over Elegiac
Tenor :
In Memory Of (W.B.YEATS n
SIGMUND FREUD).
Very Much Stylistic, Auden Kept
Fusing The Traditional And
Modern
i.e. His Own Invented Forms ,And
That Makes
Him Technically Superb.
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New tests appear to have confirmed thatthe Isleworth Mona Lisa — a painting thought to be an earlier version of Leonardo da Vinci’s famous portrait — is indeed authentic, reportsthe Guardian.

The tests, including one by a specialist in “sacred geometry” – the geometry used in the planning and constructing of religious structures – and one by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, were carried out after the Geneva unveiling of last September.

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According to a carbon-dating test by the Zurich Institute, the canvas of the Isleworth painting dates to somewhere between 1410 and 1455, refuting claims that it was a late 16th century copy, the Huffington Post reported. , which appears to depict a younger version of the same woman in the Mona Lisa hanging in the Louvre in Paris,

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PICASSO’S MASTERPIECES WERE MADE IN HOUSE PAINTS,NEW RESEARCH FINDS !

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Pablo Picasso used to paint his
works in ordinary house
paints ,not any sophisticated
material !
A new research using high
resolution X-RAYS NANOPROBE
has finally cleared all the mists
and mysteries surrounded the
nature of paints used by the
master painter Picasso As it
established through
nanoprobing that Picasso used
very simple house paints by
Comparing the constituent
materials present in his paintings
and that of the house paints
used during 1930s !
The research team has examined
the paints first with the help of
nano technology and studies the
usual components of a paint,
ZINC OXIDE and Iron.The team
with the help of X-rays managed
to dissect the nano particles of
the paint–which was found to
be of 30 nanometers width.
After the close scrutiny of such
particles of the paints present in
Picasso’s Paintings, the expert
team bought some samples of
the house paints of 30s on e-bay
and further examined.
After a comparision the experts
team found there is a match!
This Unique Similarity Between
The Paints Used By Picasso And
The House Paints of His times ,led
to the conclusion that Pablo Used
House Paints And No other
enamel enriched paints !
In the first week of this month
One of Picasso’s Masterpieces,
‘WOMAN SITTING NEAR A
WINDOW’ was sold at a
whopping price of £28.6 millions
or $44m at the Southby’s
London!
The woman in the portrait is said
to be one of Picasso’s beloved,
MARIE THERESE WALTER, whom
the painter met in 1927 in Paris
and subsequently elevated her to
the status of his MUSE! She was
just 27 when Picasso met her.
The said portrait was made in
1932 !
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