In 2008 the municipality of Artà had a population of 7,113 recorded residents within an area of 139.63 square kilometres (53.91sqmi). This equates to 50.9inhabitants perkm2. In 2006 the percentage of foreigners was 13.2% (890), of which Germans made up 3.9% (262). In 1991 there were still 136illiterates in the municipality. 1,292inhabitants had no education, 1,675only a primary school certificate and 1,210had secondary school leaving certificates. The official languages are Catalan and Spanish (Castilian). The Catalan dialect spoken on the island is known as Mallorquí.
Artà lies in the northeast of the island of Majorca, around 60km from the island's capital of Palma. The Massís d’Artà, the highest and most compact massif in the eastern mountain chain of the Serres de Llevant, occupies more than half the area of the municipality. The municipality is located on the western part of peninsula of Artà and is bordered in the west by the Bay of Alcúdia (Badia d’Alcúdia), and in the north by the Mediterranean sea where its coast lies opposite the neighbouring island of Minorca. The coast of Artà stretches for 25kilometres and, so far, has escaped being developed. Particularly noteworthy are the beach and sand dune formations of sa Canova d’Artà, the flat coastal strip near the settlement of Colònia de Sant Pere, the high rocky coves of the Cap de Ferrutx and a large number of smaller bays that extend from s’Arenalet des Verger to Cala Torta.
The ART format (file extension ".art") holds a single still image that has been highly compressed. The format was designed to facilitate the quick downloading of images, among other things. Originally, the compression was developed by the Johnson-Grace Company, which was then acquired by AOL. When an image is converted to the ART format, the image is analyzed and the software decides what compression technique would be best. The ART format has similarities to the progressive JPEG format, and certain attributes of the ART format can lead to image quality being sacrificed for the sake of image compression (for instance, the image's color palette can be limited.)
Usage by AOL
The AOL service used the ART image format for most of the image presentation of the online service. In addition, the AOL client's web browser also automatically served such images in the ART format to achieve faster downloads on the slower dialup connections that were prevalent in those days. This conversion was done in the AOL proxy servers and could be optionally disabled by the user. This image conversion process effectively reduced the download time for image files. This technology was once branded as Turboweb and is now known as AOL TopSpeed.
Africa and De viris illustribus were partially inspired by Petrarch's visit to Rome in 1337. According to Bergin and Wilson (p. ix). It seems very likely that the inspirational vision of the Eternal City must have been the immediate spur to the design of the Africa and probably De viris illustribus as well. After returning from his grand tour, the first sections of Africa were written in the valley of Vaucluse. Petrarch recalls
The fact that he abandoned it early on is not entirely correct since it was far along when he received two invitations (from Rome and from Paris) in September 1340 each asking him to accept the crown as poet laureate. A preliminary form of the poem was completed in time for the laurel coronation April 8, 1341 (Easter Sunday).
Africa is 2009 Perpetuum Jazzile album. By large most successful song from the album is a capella version of Toto's "Africa", the performance video of which has received more than 15 million YouTube views since its publishing in May 2009 until September 2013.
Africa is a 1930 Walter Lantz cartoon short featuring Oswald the Lucky Rabbit.
Oswald was riding through the Egyptian desert on his camel. The camel, though looking real on the exterior, is actually mechanical because of the two ball-shaped pistons inside which Oswald manipulates with his feet like bike pedals. One day, a lion was running toward them. To defend himself, Oswald brought out a rifle but it malfunctioned. As a final resort, Oswald fired the ball pistons from the camel like a cannon and aimed into the lion's mouth. Terrified by its lumpy back, the lion runs away in panic.
Nearby where he is, Oswald saw an oasis and a palace. Upon seeing the apes dance and play instruments, the curious rabbit decides to join the fun. As he entered the palace, Oswald was greeted by the queen. The queen asked him who he is, and Oswald introduced himself in a song as well as giving advice for a possibly better lifestyle. Pleased by his visit, the queen asked Oswald if he would like to be her king. Oswald was at first uncertain, knowing he never met a queen, but immediately accepted. It turns out momentarily that the queen still has a king who shows up then throws Oswald out of the palace and into a pond full of crocodiles. Luckily, Oswald escapes unscathed and runs off into the desert.
In our most recent study of rock art in the Eastern Cape province of SouthAfrica, we see that this art also provides us with the raiders' perspective ... South Africa's bandit slaves and the rock art of resistance (2021, August 20) retrieved 20 August 2021 from https.//phys.org/news/2021-08-south-africa-bandit-slaves-art.html.
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The 2021 Permian BasinFair and Expo is seeking creative art entries. The Creative Arts committee announced “Out of Africa” as the 2021 theme, after having to cancel the 2020 Fair and Expo due to the pandemic ...Treasures of different talents and skills are displayed every year during fair days.
IntersectAspen, the art fair formerly known as ArtAspen, will return to the Aspen Ice Garden Aug ... Intersect Aspen, the contemporary art fair formerly known as ArtAspen, will return for an in-person 30-gallery event in the Aspen Ice Garden this August ... The Aspen event will be its first in-person fair since the pandemic hit the art world.
Marking the first international contemporary art fair dedicated to artists from the Middle East and NorthAfrica (MENA) region after months of COVID-19 lockdowns, MENART opened the artistic season in Paris with a reception for more than 2,500 visitors, of which around 90 percent were French.
It is surprising given he has been exhibiting frequently in SouthAfrica, his artworks sell out at art fairs and in London-based auctions and they present a unique abstract aesthetic ...Salim’s place is currently in South Africa ... – AfricanArt Features Agency funded by the National Arts Council in South Africa.
At a time when cultural life in France has taken a hit, a new boutique art fair showcasing works from the Middle East and NorthAfrica will arrive on the Parisian art scene between May 27 and 30 ... “In Paris, you have an art fair dedicated to Asia and Africa, but you have nothing ...
Some of the art world’s biggest names can be found at the fair alongside rising and established stars from the Middle East, Africa and Global South — regions ArtDubai has long worked to support ...The gallery is one of a number of spaces — Addis Fine Art, Tafeta and Akka Art Project — representing art from Africa, a key focus of the fair.
It is no surprise that ArtDubai 2021 is a rather different fair to its predecessors ... As Art Dubai begins on Tuesday, March 29, here are a few highlights from the galleries and fair programme to see and do ... With last year’s fair going virtual due to the pandemic, the Ithra Art Prize 2020 has not been displayed in public until now.
The Louvre museum in Paris has recovered a set of gold and silver-encrusted Renaissance-era armour nearly 40 years after it was stolen ... Read More ...ArtDubai announces list of galleries for 2021 fair. Who is taking part from the Middle East, Africa and Asia? ... In the 16th century, weapons became works of very luxurious art ... .