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GREAT GIFT IDEAS TOTALmore for Sitting Duckscheats downloads reviews previews news screenshots buy nowDescriptionCustomers interested in ordering only one gift mug with a given decoration (not requiring any custom decoration) can order directly from our sister site:Giftmugs.usCharacter line up with key character descriptions#98/260FROSTY FRIENDSAll Items | All Shops | All Categories | New Shops | Featured Shops | Today's Arrivals | This Week's Arrivals | Sale ItemsShop | Sell | Relax | Antiques | Collectibles | Fine Art | Artisans | JewelryRuby Lane Home | About Ruby Lane, Inc. | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Ruby Lane Site Map | Ruby Lane | Help 1998-2004 Ruby Lane Inc. All Rights Reserved.Connecticut:Die aus dem sonntaglichen Kinderprogramm allseits bekanntevollständig am Computer erstellte auf CG-3D Grafik basierende Serie Sitting Ducks wird bald dank L.S.P. (Light and Shadow Productions), welche auch schon für CT Special Forces 1 und 2 verantwortlich sind, ihr Debüt auf dem GBA und allen anderen wichtigen Konsolen feiern. Genauer gesagt am Ende des Jahres.Das Spiel wird wohl ein Jump´n run Adventure werden, in welchem der Spieler als Bill mit dem Kumpel Aldo der Alligator in Ducktown unterwegs ist. Allerdings soll das Spiel laut L.S.P. nicht nur Jumper-Levels enthalten, sondern z.B. auch Scooter-Action bieten. rw 29.05.03-- Spielpartner mit BuddyLinker suchenNEU: traumerlebnis ForumWar diese Rezension für Sie hilfreich?With advanced search you can find specific art prints the convenient way.Monica BellucciSurvival Of The FittestWish you could leap tall mountains in a single bound? Here's an exercise program designed for backpackers.By Therese Iknoian, April 2001editor:Joel Johnsondesign:Patric Kingproduction:Nick Astercoding:37 Signalssoftware:Movable Typesystems:Brice Dunwoodieoperations:Gabriela Giacomanpublisher:Nick DentonMichael Bedard was born and raised in Windsor, Ontario (near Detroit), and finally settled in Los Angeles in 1971. He has no formal art training, but has been drawing since he was a boy.Michael Bedard is the artist who created the now world-famous Sitting Ducks poster. Sitting Ducks - first released in the late '70s, which pictured three cartoonesque personified ducks, Casually sitting poolside, complete with sunglasses and iced tea, one of them looking quizzically over his shoulder at two ominous bullet holes just deposited in the stucco behind them - is one of the most widely recognized, largest selling posters in the history of the medium. It has reputedly been seen in Cities as far reaching as Marakesh.Bedard first entered the art marketplace in 1977 with a series of strange and bizarre art prints - many of which are still in print today He has consistently topped the list of best selling posterists for nearly twenty years. Almost no other artist can make that claim.Bedard went on to introduce new characters - alligators and crows - but it has been his ducks that catapulted him to international fame, bizarre compositions with strange and provocative titles, such as First Ducks on Mars, and The Failure of Capitalism. In Japan, Bedard is thought of In almost superstar status, beginning with a series of commercials he did for Akai in the 1980's. He has had many sold out one-man exhibitions in and around Los Angeles, where he has lived since the late sixties. In addition to several book projects, Bedard has; two movie deals in the works with major film studios which will result in full length, animated feature films.Bedard's work is characterized by his rapier-like wit - you don't immediately know you've been impaled, because the blade is so sharp. There is nearly always a social commentary that lies underneath the whimsical imagery. One must look beyond the visual gag employed by the composition to the real purpose of the painting - usually an important social issue that concerns him.Like many artists whose work is deceptively simple, Bedard is not. He is a complex and driven man, who many times is overwhelmed by the scores of projects he has feverishly put into the works. He labors over each, painstakingly researching the issues, the treatment of the characters, the effort on the viewer, doing drawing after drawing before he ever sizes the canvas or gessoes the board. Forever a student he is extremely knowledgeable about the history of world art. His large, airy studio in a remote section of the Los Angeles area is filled to the rafters with well thumbed art and reference books.But what isn't commonly known about Bedard is the wealth of material he has created over the last thirty years that has never been published. Works of art that are as bizarre and wonderful as the ducks are amusing. It's that body of work which inspires the projects he has undertaken with Planet West Publishers.Michael Bedard's work has always pushed the art envelope - stepping up to the edge or serious controversy and peering over stopping just short of taking sides, content, for the most part, with raising the issues. But he is not content to rest on his laurels - he is taking his artwork to the next level. And despite his movie and book deals, it's still the drawing and painting he loves.In the early eighties, Michael Bedard was looking for a way to express a broad range of feelings about the human condition and wanted to use humor as a vehicle for addressing very serious issues such as, vulnerability, alienation and anxiety as well as social and political observations. The duck was chosen because it symbolized the vulnerability and attitude that comprises the human psyche.The duck characters immediately struck a chord with people about how fragile we feel in these modern times. The illusion that consumer comforts create a safety zone from the dangers of life is so pervasive that many actually hide behind these paper-thin walls and feel protected.The SITTING DUCKS concept pokes a funny hole through this fragile concept. It shows that even when one is having a safe moment relaxing with friends on a lounge chair with a favorite drink, one can suddenly become a target of one of life's merciless hunters. That theme of vulnerability carries through the Bedard duck series and has allowed the artist to expand the concept to examine the frailty of politics ( Failure of Marxism and Failure of Capitalism ) and even relationships ( Living Together ).The duck character, in retrospect was an excellent choice because of the nature of the animal itself. Even though a duck is very vulnerable to attack by superior forces (dogs, wolves, falcons, etc.) this wonderful creature displays an aggressive attitude when confronted by danger. The duck's only defense is this bluff that creates uncertainty and fear with its adversaries. This attitude is what has made the duck an appropriate icon for challenging the problems that threaten us all.Bedard says, I had no idea that these silly little characters would become so popular, but I take great pleasure in that they've become universally accepted. As an artist, I am grateful to be able to communicate through such a vehicle that transcends all language and cultural barriers. Return to Bedard's PageLast update: 8/4/2004If you have problems viewing any of these papers (all in PDF format), try Save Target As instead of viewing directly through your browser. Contact InfoOver 100,000 posters and prints at the lowest prices!Personalized Poems make perfect teacher gifts , an ideal way to say goodbye to a colleague who is leaving or retiring ~ truly a gift to be treasured.Say goodbye with class and a bit of teacher humor!VermontWritingList of state leaders in 1851List of religious leaders in 1851 .. Click the link for more information. work Social Statics. It was later used in The Origin of Species The Origin of Species (full title On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life) by British naturalist Charles Darwin is one of the hallmark works of biology. In it, Darwin details his theory that organisms gradually evolve through natural selection. It was first published on November 24, 1859 and immediately sold out its initial print run. The book was highly controversial when first published, as it negated the need for a biblical creation Click the link for more information. , Charles Darwin Charles Robert Darwin, F.R.S. (February 12, 1809 - April 19, 1882) was a revolutionary English naturalist who laid the foundation for both the modern theory of evolution and the principle of common descent by proposing natural selection as a mechanism. He published this proposal in 1859 in the book The Origin of Species, which remains his most famous work. A worldwide sea voyage aboard the HMS Beagle and observations on the Galapagos Islands in particular provided inspiration and much of the data on which he based his theory Click the link for more information. 's revolutionary 1859Years:1856 1857 1858 - 1859 - 1860 1861 1862Decades:1820s 1830s 1840s - 1850s - 1860s 1870s 1880sCenturies:18th century - 19th century - 20th century

 

 

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