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The Monastery egg painting contest is open. Here are the instructions and the rules. Come and take an egg. Have fun painting it. The most beautiful egg will win 1000 L$.

Egg Painting Contest

Rules

1. Buy an egg for 0 L$ at the Monastery
2. Prepare a texture and set it to the egg. The texture must be original. It must have one or several patterns that are repeated on the egg. Adding objects to the egg is allowed.
3. Give a copy of your egg to Arria Perreault (non modif, copy, non transf) until the 19th April 2011.
4. A jury of three persons will determine the most beautiful egg. The most beautiful egg is awarded with 1000 L$.
5. No appeal of the decision of the jury is possible.
6. Everyone can participate, except the Curator of the Monastery and the members of the jury.
7. The most beautiful eggs will be exhibited in the Easter exhibition of the Monastery.
8. Results will be published on 25th April 2011.

Famous Lovers

We have completed the exhibition “Famous Lovers” by adding a small tribute to Liz Taylor next to the painting of Lawrence Alma Tadema. We have also added a model of an ancient greek lyra made by Alexicon Kurka (AK Creation).

Taylor and Burton in Cleopatra

Passenger only

An archive of the exhibition “Passenger only” has been created on Artsteps. This website allows to create exhibitions in a 3D environment that opens in the browser.

Sign of the exhibition "Passenger only"

http://arria.artsteps.com/pages/viewexhibition.aspx?exhibition=378

Easter is coming soon

For Easter, we will make our tradition egg painting contest. We will also open an exhibition about hens.

Hildegard

The Trivia Treasure Hunt in the Monastery is now open.

Visit the exhibition “Famous Lovers” (http://slurl.com/secondlife/Monastery/192/117/99). Then find the pots which are hidden in the Monastery. Clic on the pot. A question will appear in the chat. If you give the right answer, you get a nice gift.

Pot for the treasure hunt

Arria Perreault, Curator

http://twitter.com/ammonastery (#treasurehuntmonastery)

A Love Perfume

The Periodic Table of Videos is a collaboration between the University of Nottingham’s School of Chemistry and video journalist Brady Haran. They initially made videos about all 118 elements. They are also making regular films about other aspects of chemistry and chemistry in the news!
http://www.periodicvideos.com/

For Valentine’s, the Periodic Table of Videos has released a new perfume: the Mendeleev’s Dream. Look how it is to create a perfume:

When strangers click

Not far from our current topic at the Monastery. HBO has presented for Valentine a documentary showing the story of five couples. They all have met through the Internet and for one case in Second Life.

When Strangers Click, an HBO documentary

http://whenstrangersclick.com/

Famous Lovers

For Valentine’s Day, the Monastery is proud to present a new exhibition about the most famous lovers in history, literature and mythology.

We present 10 couples through paintings that are mostly from the pre-raphaelit style:

  • Antony and Cleopatra
  • Aphrodite and Adonis
  • Lancelot and Guinevere
  • Penelope and Odysseus
  • Orpheus and Eurydice
  • Eros and Psyche
  • Pyrame and Thisbe
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • Tristan and Isolde

The 10th couple is a surprise that you will discover in-world.

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Monastery/171/113/99

Eternal Woman

The Advent Calendar 2010 was a real success (more than 1000 unique visitors). We have selected paintings from the 19th century. Some of the painters are still famous. Some others are being rediscovered. A good example is Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824 – 1904). He was a French painter and sculptor in the style now known as Academicism. The range of his oeuvre included historical painting, Greek mythology, Orientalism, portraits and other subjects, bringing the Academic painting tradition to an artistic climax. He was very popular. At the end of his life, he made critics against the impressionist. He was then forgotten. But he was well represented in public and private collections in USA. His painting has inspired peplum movies. A big exhibition is now traveling in the world. It is currently visible in the Musée d’Orsay in Paris. It will be in Madrid (Thyssen Museum) in February.
These painters were interested by the representation of the woman. The stars or the night were often seen as women. We are presenting now in the Monastery a selection of painting presenting women from some of the painters of the Advent Calendar under the title “Eternal woman”.

Sign of the Exhibition Eternal Woman

This exhibition will be visible until the 12th February. On 14th February, the Monastery will open its traditional exhibition dedicated to the theme of love. The topic of this year is already selected. We will present you a selection of some famous lovers couples in mythology, litterature and history.