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The 1983 ATLANTIC HURRICANE SEASON was the least active Atlantic hurricane season in 53 years. Although the season begins by convention on June 1, there were no tropical depressions until July 23, and only four of the season's seven depressions became tropical storms . Tropical Depression Three became Hurricane Alicia_(satellite image pictured)_ on August 17 and made landfall in Texas the next day, breaking thousands of glass windows in Houston's skyscrapers, killing 22 people and causing $1.7 billion in damage. The storm that became Hurricane Barry formed on August 25, crossed Florida, and made landfall near Brownsville, Texas
Brownsville, Texas
, dissipating five days later. Hurricane Chantal stayed out at sea, and was absorbed by a front on September 15. Tropical Depression Six formed on September 19 and caused heavy rains in the Caribbean
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Free Content
FREE CONTENT, LIBRE CONTENT, or FREE INFORMATION, is any kind of functional work, work of art , or other creative content that meets the definition of a free cultural work . CONTENTS * 1 Definition * 2 Legal matters * 2.1 Copyright * 2.2 Public domain * 2.3 Copyleft * 3 Usage * 3.1 Media * 3.2 Software * 3.3 Engineering and technology * 3.4 Academia * 3.5 Legislation * 4 See also * 5 Notes * 6 References * 7 Further reading * 8 External links DEFINITIONA _free cultural work_ (free content) is, according to the Definition of free cultural works , one that has no significant legal restriction on people's freedom to: * use the content and benefit from using it, * study the content and apply what is learned, * make and distribute copies of the content, * change and improve the content and distribute these derivative works
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Encyclopedia
An ENCYCLOPEDIA or ENCYCLOPAEDIA is a reference work or compendium providing summaries of information from either all branches of knowledge or from a particular field or discipline. Encyclopedias are divided into articles or entries that are often arranged alphabetically by article name and sometimes by thematic categories. Encyclopedia entries are longer and more detailed than those in most dictionaries . Generally speaking, unlike dictionary entries which focus on linguistic information about words , such as their meaning, pronunciation, use, and grammatical forms, encyclopedia articles focus on factual information concerning the subject named in the article’s title
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Special
SPECIAL or SPECIALS may refer to: CONTENTS * 1 Music * 2 Film and television * 3 Other uses * 4 See also MUSIC * _Special_ (album) , a 1992 album by Vesta Williams * "Special" (Garbage song) , 1998 * "Special" (Mew song) , 2005 * "Special" (Stephen Lynch song) , 2000 * The Specials , a British band * "Special", a song by Violent Femmes on _The Blind Leading the Naked _ * "Special", a song on _ The Documentary _ album by GameFILM AND TELEVISION * Special (lighting) , a stage light that is used for a single, s
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English Language
ENGLISH /ˈɪŋɡlɪʃ/ (_ listen ) is a West Germanic language that was first spoken in early medieval England and is now a global lingua franca _. Named after the Angles , one of the Germanic tribes that migrated to England , it ultimately derives its name from the Anglia (Angeln) peninsula in the Baltic Sea . It is closely related to the Frisian languages , but its vocabulary has been significantly influenced by other Germanic languages particularly Norse (a North Germanic language ), as well as by Latin and Romance languages , particularly French . English has developed over the course of more than 1,400 years. The earliest forms of English, a set of Anglo-Frisian dialects brought to Great Britain by Anglo-Saxon settlers in the 5th century, are called Old English
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Portal
PORTAL may refer to: * Portal (architecture) , a monumental gate or door, or the extremities (ends) of a tunnel * Portals in fiction , magical or technological doorways that connect two locations, dimensions, or points in time * _ Portal _, a video game series developed by Valve Corporation CONTENTS* 1 Computing * 1.1 Gateways to information * 1.2 Other computing * 2 Art, entertainment, and media


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Head VI
_HEAD VI_ is an oil-on-canvas painting by the Irish-born English figurative artist Francis Bacon , the last of six panels making up his "1949 Head" series. It shows a bust view of a single figure, modeled on Diego Velázquez 's _ Portrait of Innocent X _. Bacon applies forceful, expressive brush strokes, and places the figure within a glass cage structure, behind curtain-like drapery. This gives the effect of a man trapped and suffocated by his surroundings, screaming into an airless void. _Head VI_ was the first of Bacon's paintings to reference Velázquez, whose portrait of Pope Innocent X haunted him throughout his career and inspired his series of "screaming popes", a loose series of which there are around 45 surviving individual works. _Head VI_ contains many motifs that were to reappear in Bacon's work. The hanging object, which may be a light switch or curtain tassel, can be found even in his late paintings
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Francis Bacon (artist)
FRANCIS BACON (28 October 1909 – 28 April 1992) was an Irish-born British figurative painter known for his bold, grotesque, emotionally charged, raw imagery. He is best known for his depictions of popes , crucifixions and portraits of close friends. His abstracted figures are typically isolated in geometrical cage like spaces, set against flat, nondescript backgrounds. Bacon said that he saw images "in series", and his work typically focuses on a single subject for sustained periods, often in triptych or diptych formats. His output can be broadly described as sequences or variations on a single motif; beginning with the 1930s Picasso
Picasso
-informed Furies, moving on to the 1940s male heads isolated in rooms or geometric structures, the 1950s screaming popes, and the mid-to-late 1950s animals and lone figures, the 1960s portraits of friends, the nihilistic 1970s self-portraits, and the cooler more technical 1980s late works
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Diego Velázquez
DIEGO RODRíGUEZ DE SILVA Y VELáZQUEZ (/vəˈlɑːskeɪs, -kəs/ ; also UK : /vɪˈlæskwɪz/ and US : /vəˈlɑːskɛs, -kwɛs/ ; Spanish: ; baptized on June 6, 1599 – August 6, 1660) was a Spanish painter, the leading artist in the court of King Philip IV , and one of the most important painters of the Spanish Golden Age
Spanish Golden Age
. He was an individualistic artist of the contemporary Baroque
Baroque
period. In addition to numerous renditions of scenes of historical and cultural significance, he painted scores of portraits of the Spanish royal family, other notable European figures, and commoners, culminating in the production of his masterpiece Las Meninas
Las Meninas
(1656). From the first quarter of the nineteenth century, Velázquez's artwork was a model for the realist and impressionist painters, in particular Édouard Manet
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Portrait Of Innocent X
_PORTRAIT OF POPE INNOCENT X_ is an oil on canvas portrait by the Spanish painter Diego Velázquez , executed during a trip to Italy around 1650. Many artists and art critics consider it the finest portrait ever created. It is housed in the Galleria Doria Pamphilj in Rome . A smaller version is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and a study is on display at Apsley House in London. The painting is noted for its realism, in that it is an unflinching portrait of a highly intelligent, shrewd but aging man. He is dressed in linen vestments, and the quality of the work is evident in the rich reds of his upper clothing, head-dress, and the hanging curtains. The pope, born Giovanni Battista Pamphilj , was initially wary of having his portrait taken by Velázquez, but relented after he was given reproductions of examples of Velázquez's portraiture
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Study For A Self-Portrait—Triptych, 1985–86
STUDY FOR A SELF-PORTRAIT—TRIPTYCH, 1985–86 is a triptych painted between 1985 and 1986 by the Irish born artist Francis Bacon . It is a brutally honest examination of the effect of age and time on the human body and spirit, and was painted in the aftermath of the deaths of many of his close friends. The triptych is widely considered a masterpiece and one of Bacon's most personal works, but is one of his least experimental and most conventional paintings. Bacon believed that the fatigue of old age and the complications of fame lead him to appreciate simplicity as a virtue of its own, a sentiment which he attempted to transfer into his work. It is Bacon's only full-length self-portrait, and was described by art critic David Sylvester as "grand, stark, ascetic "
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Three Studies For Figures At The Base Of A Crucifixion
THREE STUDIES FOR FIGURES AT THE BASE OF A CRUCIFIXION is a 1944 triptych painted by the Irish-born British artist Francis Bacon . The canvasses are based on the Eumenides —or Furies—of Aeschylus 's Oresteia , and depict three writhing anthropomorphic creatures set against a flat burnt orange background. It was executed in oil paint and pastel on Sundeala fibre board and completed within two weeks. The triptych summarises themes explored in Bacon's previous work, including his examination of Picasso
Picasso
's biomorphs and his interpretations of the Crucifixion
Crucifixion
and the Greek Furies. Bacon did not realise his original intention to paint a large crucifixion scene and place the figures at the foot of the cross
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Enfant Terrible
ENFANT TERRIBLE (/ˌɒ̃fɒ̃ tɛˈriːblə, -bəl/ ; French pronunciation: ​ ; English: "unruly child") is a French expression, traditionally referring to a child who is terrifyingly candid by saying embarrassing things to parents or others. However, the expression has drawn multiple usage in careers of art , fashion , music , and other creative arts . In these careers, it implies a successful "genius" who is very unorthodox, striking, and in some cases, offensive, or rebellious. The Oxford English Dictionary , 2nd edition, gives the definition: "A child who embarrasses his elders by untimely remarks; transf. a person who compromises his associates or his party by unorthodox or ill-considered speech or behaviour; loosely, one who acts unconventionally." Webster\'s Dictionary also defines an enfant terrible as an unusually successful person who is strikingly unorthodox, innovative, and/or avant-garde
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Lawrence Gowing
SIR LAWRENCE BURNET GOWING RA (21 April 1918 – 5 February 1991) was an English artist, writer, curator and teacher. Initially recognised as a portrait and landscape painter, he quickly rose to prominence as an art educator, writer, and eventually, curator and museum trustee. As a student of art history he was largely self-taught. Born in Hackney , East London to Horace Gowing, a draper, and his wife, Louise, his first painting of note, _Mare Street, Hackney_, made reference to his father's shop. After attending the Downs School at Colwall , Herefordshire and Leighton Park School , in 1938 he enrolled in the Euston Road School , where he studied with William Coldstream . He was a conscientious objector during World War II
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Baseball
BASEBALL is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of nine players each, who take turns batting and fielding. The batting team attempts to score runs by hitting a ball that is thrown by the opposing team's pitcher with a bat swung by the batter, then running counter-clockwise around a series of four bases : first, second, third, and home plate. A run is scored when a player advances around the bases and returns to home plate. Players on the batting team take turns hitting against the pitcher of the fielding team , which tries to prevent runs by getting hitters out in any of several ways. A player on the batting team who reaches a base safely can later attempt to advance to subsequent bases during teammates' turns batting, such as on a hit or by other means. The teams switch between batting and fielding whenever the fielding team records three outs. One turn batting for both teams, beginning with the visiting team, constitutes an inning
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