A Bit of History in Art

If you are into art history you may know the famous piece Oath of the Horatii. This piece was created by the famous artist Jacques-Louis David in 1784 and is currently on display in the Louvre in Paris, France. Now I know that not many people may be into art but this particular piece holds a unique story. In the picture you see three men holding out their hands towards their father who is holding three swords. On the right you see a few women who are in a great deal of grief. In reference to what is going on in the photo the three men are the Horatii brothers who are receiving swords from their father to fight a group of other three brothers from the family of Alba Longa, also called the Curaitii,whom are from a warring city. One of the women sitting down is a sister of the Horatii brothers, who surprisingly in my respect is married to one of the brothers of Curaitii. Also one of the sisters of Curaitii is married to one of the brothers of Horatii. In the end all but one brother dies in the family of Horatii after killing all of the Curaitii. As many Roman legends are this is but a sad tragedy in which the hero wins in the end for family and honor.

Going on to the world of NASA there is a possibility that they will be launching another spaceship into space after receiving a $6 billion donation. They will be working with Boeing and SpaceX in sending manned spacecraft to the International Space Station in 2017. They are trying to steer away from Russia and embark on U.S. funded and manned missions to out compete Russia in my opinion.

In the medical world, or specifically in ophthalmology they have found that with looking into your eyes that they are able to find out if you have certain health risks. For example some people when they have little brown or red spots on their eyes have a likelihood of having high blood pressure, this can also be a sign of stress. They also have the ability to look so closely into your eyes to see the red blood cells moving throughout your eye.

To see the video: http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/news/140408-eyes-health-vin

A quote to think on. “Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose”

-Lyndon B. Johnson


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