Georgia Museum of Art to exhibit Goya’s ‘Disasters of War’ by The Red and BlackJan 01, 2015 “The Georgia Museum of Art at the University will exhibit Francisco de Goya’s (1746-1828) “Disasters of War” Aug. 18-Oct. 28. This exhibition will feature all 80 prints that make up the famous series depicting the lengthy Peninsular War (1808-1814) between Spanish forces and the invading army of Napoleon Bonaparte.
Francisco de Goya (Spanish, 1746–1828) Si resucitará? (Will she rise again?), From The Disasters of War (1906 edition)
Organized by Lynn Boland, Pierre Daura Curator of European Art at GMOA, with assistance from Angela Woodlee, a graduate student in art history at UGA’s Lamar Dodd School of Art, the print series is one of the earliest attempts by an artist to record history as it was unfolding. Based on Goya’s experience of the conflict, each image is a powerful eyewitness account of the death and destruction war generates.
Born in Fuendetodos, Spain, Goya often is regarded as the most important Spanish artist of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. His introduction to the royal workshops and his later promotion to court painter lasted four ruling monarchies and the remainder of his life. Goya’s relationship with the Spanish crown and its many successions greatly influenced the subject matter of his works.
Goya reached his peak of popularity during the enlightened monarchy of Charles IV, which ended when Napoleon’s armies invaded Spain in 1808. During the incursion, the artist witnessed mass executions of Spanish citizens who opposed Napoleon’s invasion and the installation of Bonaparte’s brother, Joseph, on the Spanish throne. From 1810-1820, Goya focused on the devastation and travesties of war during Spain’s struggle for independence from France in perhaps his greatest achievement as a printmaker, the “Disasters of War” series.
“Goya’s series is a telling indictment of war and its atrocities, which rings as true today as it did when he created the images 200 years ago,” said Boland.
Viewed collectively, the series generates a narrative arc that is generally understood as three thematic groupings, following three historical phases. The first 47 images in the series reflect the horrors of the war and its effects on individuals who witnessed and experienced the atrocities leading to French occupation. The next 16 images address the famine that ravaged Madrid from August 1811-August 1812. The final grouping is more allegorical than documentary and primarily serves as a commentary on Ferdinand VII, who ascended the Spanish throne after the Bourbon monarchy was restored with Napoleon’s fall in 1814. As the new king, he revoked the Constitution, reinstated the Inquisition and declared himself absolute monarch.
In addition to questioning the futility of battle, the print series also critiques the tyranny of monarchy, be it French, Spanish or clerical. Because of political complications, Goya did not print these etchings during his lifetime. The first set of prints was not published until 1863, when it was finally considered politically safe to distribute works of art criticizing the French and the Bourbon Restoration. “Goya’s general sentiments are immediately clear in the prints, but some of the nuances of his critiques require explanations for contemporary viewers,” said Boland. Mr. and Mrs. James B. Anderson gave the entire set of 80 prints, a 1906 edition, to the museum in 1985. The W. Newton Morris Charitable Foundation and the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art are sponsoring this exhibition.”
Bulldog pitcher Alex Wood selected by Atlanta Braves in 2nd round by The Red and BlackJan 01, 2015 “Georgia left-hander Alex Wood has been selected by the Atlanta Braves in the second round of the Major League Baseball Draft Tuesday.
Wood, a 6-4, 220-pound native of Charlotte, N.C., was the 85th overall pick in the draft. Alex Wood
Wood posted a 7-3 record and 2.73 ERA in 15 starts for the Bulldogs who went 31-26. An All-SEC second team selection, Wood registered 100 strikeouts and 21 walks in 102.1 innings pitched with two complete games and a team-best seven pickoffs. His 2.73 ERA was the lowest by a Bulldog starter since 1989. For his career, Wood was 13-10 with a 3.57 ERA in 32 appearances including 30 starts. He had 180 strikeouts and 47 walks in 204.1 innings pitched. He went 6-7 with a 4.44 ERA in 2011 after being limited to just one outing in 2010 while recovering from surgery.
Also, the number two overall pick in the draft was Bulldog signee Byron Buxton. A 6-3, 180-pound outfielder from Baxley, he was selected by the Minnesota Twins Monday night, and the pick value at number two overall is $6.2 million. Buxton hit .513 with 35 stolen bases and went 10-0 on the mound in leading Appling County to a state title. It was the Twins highest pick since taking Joe Mauer with the first overall selection in 2001. The MLB draft began Monday with the first round and compensation picks for a total of 60 selections. Also in the second round Tuesday, Bulldog signee Joe DeCarlo was taken with the 64th overall pick by the Seattle Mariners. A 6-1, 205-pound infielder, he was a standout at Garnett Valley High in Glenn Mills, Penn. Three picks later, Bulldog signee Duane Underwood was drafted by the Chicago Cubs with the 67th overall selection. A 6-3, 210-pound right-hander was a two-way star for Pope High School in Marietta. The draft on Tuesday features rounds two through 15 and finishes on Wednesday with rounds 16 through 40. Here’s a link to follow the 2012 MLB Draft.”
UGA soccer’s Laura Eddy named recipient of SEC Sportsmanship Award by The Red and BlackJan 01, 2015 “Georgia junior soccer player Laura Eddy joins University of Florida senior tennis player Joanna Mather and University of Arkansas senior tennis player Matt Walters as recipients of the fifth annual SEC Sportsmanship Award, SEC Commissioner Mike Slive announced Tuesday. The winners will be forwarded for nomination to the NCAA for its national sportsmanship awards, to be announced in July. EDDY
The winners were chosen by a vote of the SEC Directors of Athletics. Mather and Eddy are co-recipients of the female award and Walters is the recipient of the male honor.
“Demonstrating good sportsmanship is something that will benefit student-athletes for years after their athletic careers are completed,” said Slive. “Participation in sports teaches life’s lessons that benefit all who takes part in it. I congratulate Joanna, Laura and Matt for showing good sportsmanship and earning this prestigious honor.”
Despite being sidelined for the entirety of the 2011 season due to a preseason ACL injury, Eddy was a crucial element of this year’s Bulldog soccer team.
The Duluth, Ga. native, normally an on-field leader, learned how to be an off-field leader and a positive example to her teammates as she went through rehab. According to the nomination form, “Laura is a model of the player and person we want representing Georgia soccer. She carries herself with class, grace and dignity. She is a tremendous leader for the team.”
On the field, Eddy has served an integral role in the Bulldog lineup during her first two seasons in Athens as a central midfielder. She is often matched up with the opposing team’s toughest defender and is fouled more than others on the field due to her position, though she never retaliates and continues to demonstrate respect and sportsmanship.
In 2010 as a sophomore Eddy started 19 games and played in all 21, scoring two goals and adding three assists for seven points. In her career she has started 40 of 42 games in which she has played.
Eddy will return to the field for the Bulldogs in 2012 with two years of eligibility remaining. She and her teammates open the upcoming campaign on Aug. 17 at home vs. UNC Greensboro at 7 p.m.
Mather was voted the recipient of the 2012 ITA Arthur Ashe Leadership & Sportsmanship Award and the 2011 Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s Southeast Region Cissie Leary Sportsmanship Award, presented annually to a player who “displays inspiring dedication and commitment to her team, which has enhanced her team’s performance and exemplified the spirit of college tennis.”
The Duluth, Ga. native was team captain of the 2011 & 2012 Gator squads, leading both to NCAA Championships. She was the only junior on a 2011 team with no seniors yet played the No. 2 position just once and the No. 3 spot four times. On the nomination form, it states, “Two sophomores and a freshman filled the courts in front of her, but not once did she complain and become upset with the coaches about their lineup decisions.” Walters was a team captain of the Razorback tennis squad and the team representative to Arkansas’ Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. This fall, during a tournament held at Rice University, he had his sportsmanship moment competing against LSU’s Matt Zachary. With the score 4-2, Walters won the next point to make the score 5-2. However, Zachary thought the score was 6-2 and was set to concede the game. Walters had to convince Zachary that the game was indeed not over, and the two proceeded to finish the game. He subsequently lost the match to Zachary. The Jonesboro, Ark. native was voted his team’s Sportsmanship Award recipient for 11-12. According to the nomination form, “Matt Walters is true Razorback and consistently exhibited this type of behavior throughout his career.””
Crossword, June 6 by The Red and BlackJan 01, 2015 “ACROSS
1 Shoe with wheels on it
6 “Ali __ and the 40 Thieves”
10 Group of hoodlums
14 __ war; fought
15 Pub beverages
16 “Hey! What’s the big __?”
17 All __; from the beginning
19 Geese, turkeys, chickens, etc.
22 Main course
24 Pore over
25 Beer makers
26 Take into custody
29 Change slightly
30 Sheep’s cry
31 __ firma; solid ground
33 Goes out with
37 Dryer residue
39 Synagogue leader
42 Lawn trimmer
44 Group formed to help a sheriff
46 Uplifting accessory
47 Low point
49 Least risky
55 Paint undercoat
56 Occurring once every 2 years
60 __ vaulting; Olympic event
63 Fisher or Albert
64 Tied, as scores
65 __ of Capri
67 Take a nap
69 Lock of hair
1 Yarn mop
2 Hardy cabbage
3 Very interested
4 Professor’s status
5 Most nervous
6 Boston __ beans
7 Muhammad and Laila
8 __-and-breakfast inn
10 Hallmark paper
12 More modern
13 Strong winds
21 Procrastinator’s word
27 Sudden attack
28 __ a bell; sounded familiar
29 Vine support
34 Toothpaste container
36 Chair or stool
38 Crowded apart-ment house
40 Magazine edition
43 Hard to find
48 Skin layer
50 Car wheel guard
51 Higher of two
52 Treasure cache
53 Flooring pieces
54 __ with; backed
56 Liver secretion
57 Doing nothing
58 Feels sick
59 Not as much
62 Bit of soot Want the answers? Click here. Click here to download a pdf of today’s puzzle.”
Georgia-Florida game gets a 3:30 p.m. start on CBS by The Red and BlackJan 01, 2015 “While the times for most Georgia football games aren’t known until days before the game, game time for the annual Georgia-Florida game in Jacksonville has been the same for years and will continue at that time in 2012. CBS Sports announced Wednesday Georgia-Florida will take place at 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 27. Verne Lundquist and Gary Danielson, along with Tracy Wolfson reporting from the sidelines, will serve as CBS Sports’ lead college football announce team. The Bulldogs beat Florida last season 24-20.”
Technology exerts too much control over life by The Red and BlackJan 01, 2015 “Technology officially runs our lives.
As I type this, I’m sitting inside a Starbucks cursing the slow wi-fi that is inhibiting my ability to get work done. The coffee isn’t helping.
When you’re trying to send emails and search for jobs online, having to slowly drum your fingers on the stone table you sit at while you stare at the blank white Safari window on your laptop can get rather annoying. This rings especially true after it’s happening for the tenth time in a row. Jason Axelrod
As I resist the urge to slap my screen, I’m reminded all too well of how dependent we are on technology these days. And how impatient we’ve become with it as well.
The fact that many rely on a morbidly heavy extent on this stuff is disconcerting. And still that fact begs a few questions. At what point in time did we as people (at least those of us privileged to live in developed, 1st-world countries) become so overly dependent on digital technology to get by in life? And along the way, how did we get so impatient with it and life in general?
Of course the easy answer is that it’s just so prevalent in daily life that it has become a necessity to deal with and use on a regular basis. Technology also inherently appeals to human nature because it intrinsically does tasks for us that, while we used to do for ourselves, we don’t have to anymore. Additionally, an easily noticed trend in improving technology has always been decreasing the time necessary to complete tasks. So not only is technology making us lose our patience, it’s also making us lazier.
There’s nothing wrong with this. That is, until technology breaks. Which it’s unfortunately prone to doing, especially at inopportune times. As much as we’d like to think otherwise, technology is inherently mortal.
Case in point: anytime someone drops his or her phone into a body of water (toilets seem to be the overwhelming culprits here), a freak-out usually ensues.
You know how it goes. Panic and dread immediately set in as sweat begins to pour down the brow. A pit commences to develop inside your stomach. Admittedly in small part due to knowledge of having to once again shell out a lot of money for that device you love so much. But that’s the least of your worries as your phone emerges for air and lazily floats on the cold, unforgiving water. You could of course, always settle for a less-expensive phone.
No, the ulterior reason that the freak-out occurs is because that person is usually frantically wondering about how they can possibly get all of their phone numbers and data back. Not to mention go without their phone for an extended period of time. Losing the ability to call and text itself causes a world of issues as well.
The same thing goes for a computer crashing or even losing a flash drive filled with precious data. Well, of course usually sans the water part.
When that stuff fails, we’re more prone to failure as well. Technology has become an extension of us; when one link in the chain breaks, the rest falls apart as well. And in this fast-paced world we now live in, failure such as this is not usually tolerated well. As in you get bad grades, you get demoted or even worse, fired.
Of course these faults aside, technology is wonderful. I love being able to instantly communicate in several different ways with people across the globe. I love being able to use my phone as a screen for movies, a camera, a gaming console and the provider of the soundtrack to my life. And I love organizing my life on a device such as the computer I type these words at.
So while the ever-changing beast of technology does run our lives, it’s provided us with overwhelming convenience, which is always graciously welcomed. Technology giveth and it taketh away. In a way, it’s kind of like god. I mean, how many times have you found yourself in a dire situation, praying that a digital device works for you? They say there are no atheists in foxholes. A more appropriate aphorism for the modern day might be “there are no skeptics near toilet bowls.””
University moves forward with Rutherford demolition, no sign of wrecking balls by The Red and BlackJan 01, 2015 “The cranes are up, the walls are stripped — and historic Rutherford Hall is in the beginning stages of soft demolition.
The "soft demolition" of Rutherford Hall began today. Though the crew was "first mobilized" June 4, the project had been pushed back by the discovery of a "suspect material" in the residence hall. LINDSAY BOYLE/Staff
Tuesday morning saw the first sign of activity on the site of the Myers Quad residence hall since the placement of protective fencing on May 16.
Rutherford’s demolition will not be the dramatic, swing-of-the-wrecking-ball kind from ’50s cartoons, however. Danny Sniff, associate vice president for facilities planning, said the process is instead a slower, more selective demolition that will continue to take care with the building’s historic nature and salvageable pieces.
Sniff estimated “three to four weeks until the building comes down.”
Production manager Jeff Potts, of Atlanta-based Juneau construction company, said the demolition crew was “first mobilized” June 4, but the discovery of “suspect material” has led to a stall in the early stages of soft demolition. “It’s been kind of a slow start,” he said. “We’re waiting to run the tests on that material and see what we get back.” The demolition crew continues on to the east wing of the historic residence hall as work proceeds over the course of the next month.”
South Jackson Street closure extended a week by The Red and BlackJan 01, 2014 “South Jackson Street will remain closed an additional week — through June 11 — as the University replaces the steam and condensate system serving Baldwin Hall. The section of the street immediately in front of Baldwin Hall has been closed since mid-May. UGA plans to reopen the southbound lane of South Jackson Street effective June 11 at noon. The northbound lane is expected to remain closed to traffic through Aug. 3 as originally scheduled. Motorists should seek an alternate route. Baldwin Hall is located at the corner of South Jackson and Baldwin streets. Construction will not affect traffic on Baldwin Street.”