A Gathering of Adams Cup History:
More than 50 past Adams Cup sailors and participants gathered for the 2017 Adams Cup Reunion, organized by The National Sailing Hall of Fame on May 19-21 in Annapolis, MD. The Adams Cup was the competition for the United States Women’s Sailing Championship. First held in 1924, it was organized by US Sailing and was raced annually until 2011. Full report.
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That Was Then, This Is Now:
Canadian Brenda Bowskill placed 16th in her Olympic debut at the Rio 2016 Games, and in this report she shares the experience and where the road has now carried her…
Some days the Olympics feel like a lifetime ago and other days it feels like just yesterday. Sometimes I can imagine the exact feeling of walking into the food hall and other days I have to remind myself that I was even there. People often ask me what going to the Olympics was like and even to this day I have a hard time putting it into words.
Did you feel a lot of pressure at the Games? Maybe. …
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Italian Renaissance painter, sculptor, architect, poet, and engineer, Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni or Michelangelo Buonarroti or simply Michelangelo was a force to reckon with in the field of art. His ‘Renaissance’ painting “The creation of Adam” has been a defining stream in the art world. Created around 1511, the painting illustrates a Biblical story from the Book of Genesis that discourses the God’s creation of the first man, Adam, on earth. The 480 cm Ã? 230 cm (189.0″ Ã? 90.6″) mural adorns the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel at Vatican City, Italy.
“The Creation of Adam” focuses on two characters, God and Adam. God is shown as a passive bearded man, shrouded in a loose robe, reaching out to the other naked man, Adam, on the lower left corner. The outstretched arms and the hairline gap between the fingers of God and Adam, in an almost mirroring pose, instantly creates an implicit yet powerful & forceful interest in the viewer’s mind. You are left comprehending and to some extent imagining the process of Adam receiving a spark like magic from God’s finger that will put life in him.
God, supported by angels, cloaked in shawls against a pink background, which is shaped like a brain, is believed to demonstrate the process and the plan of God’s genesis, focusing on the fact that man’s creation was in the ‘likeness of God.’ The woman placed near God is referred to as Eve. Michelangelo might have tried representing the process of human existence, endured by a woman, with the help of a green ribbon flowing through her, symbolizing a freshly cut umbilical cord.
Of the two figures behind God’s shoulders, the one on the right with brown-black hair signifies the Holy Spirit, while the one of the left represents Jesus’ divine nature. Interestingly enough, Jesus’ human nature is also reflected, as the God is seen resting his fingers on Jesus’ (human nature) shoulder. It is also believed that Michelangelo’s masterpiece, “The Creation of Adam,” depicting the promising onset of human relationship, may have been inspired by a medieval hymn, ‘Veni Creator Spiritus.’
A study by a physician named Frank Lynn Meshberger, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 1990, states that the shape drawn behind the God in Michelangelo’s “The Creation of Adam,” is an anatomically precise image of the human brain. It includes the anatomical details, such as frontal lobe, optic chiasm, brain stem, pituitary gland, and the major sulci of the cerebrum. It startles the art fraternity on how a ‘Renaissance’ painter delved to obtain the delicate facts & precision on the anatomy of the human brain.
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