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A still life is a work of art depicting inanimate subject matter, typically commonplace objects which may be either natural (food, plants and natural substances like rocks) or man-made (drinking glasses, cigarettes, pipes, hotdogs and so on). Popular in Western art since the 17th century, still life paintings give the artist more leeway in the arrangement of design elements within a composition than do paintings of other types of subjects such as landscape or portraiture.
Compared with other vertebrates, birds have a body plan that shows many unusual adaptations, mostly to facilitate flight.
The skeleton consists of bones which are very light. They have large pneumatic (air-filled) cavities which connect with the respiratory system.
The skull bones are fused and do not show cranial sutures. The orbits are large and separated by a bony septum. The spine has cervical, thoracic, lumbar and caudal regions with the number of cervical (neck) vertebrae highly variable and especially flexible, but movement is reduced in the anterior thoracic vertebrae and absent in the later vertebrae. The last few are fused with the pelvis to form the synsacrum. The ribs are flattened and the sternum is keeled for the attachment of flight muscles, except in the flightless bird orders. The forelimbs are modified into the wings.
Trompe-l'Å“il is an art technique involving extremely realistic imagery in order to create the optical illusion that the depicted objects really exist, instead of being mere, two-dimensional paintings. The name is derived from French for "trick the eye", from tromper - to deceive and l'Å“il - the eye.
Gene Moore (1910 -- November 23, 1998) was a leading window-dresser of the 20th century. Born in Birmingham, Alabama, he moved to New York City in the 1930s. He worked for Bonwit Teller for sixteen years, then in 1955 joined Tiffany's on Fifth Avenue. He remained with the store for the remainder of his career. He retired at 84, as vice-president for window-display.
Working at Tiffany's, Moore designed approximately 5,000 windows, many of which featured his collection of stuffed hummingbirds. He was also noted for using concepts or actual works of modern art in his windows, including those of Jasper Johns, Alexander Ney and Andy Warhol. Some of his designs were photographed by Edgar de Evia. He lived in an apartment decorated by Robert Denning in the twin towers of 860 United Nations Plaza until his death.
Moore used Ney's works in his windows more than any other contemporary artist, commenting to Liz Smith in 1990, "He's quite simply the most talented artist whose work I've ever put in my windows."
During his life Moore was honoured several times for his work, receiving tributes from the Illuminating Engineering Society and the Inspirational Academy of Zurich, amongst others. Since 1990 Lighting Services Inc. has made an annual presentation of the Gene Moore Lighting Awards to honor his memory.
He wrote a book about his life and window-dressing experiences, My Time at Tiffany's, with Jay Hyams; it was published in 1990. In addition to his work at Tiffany's, Moore designed sets and costumes for the Paul Taylor Dance Company.
There is a copy of his book in the Charring Cross Road Second hand book shop, it is about thirty pounds.
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