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“Çünkü en berbat yalnızlık bile, ihanet ve nefretle beslenen kötü insanlardan meydana gelmiş bir toplumdan daha tercih edilebilir bir durumdur…

Yalnızlıktan hoşlanmama nasıl şaşılır? İnsanların yüzünde düşmanlıktan başka bir şey görmüyorum oysa doğa bana hep gülüyor.”

Jean Jacques Rousseau

Görsel : Korean sailor (circa 1904) Cornell University Library’s 

In “Cosmos and Community in Early Medieval Art,” assistant professor of the history of art and visual studies at Cornell University, Benjamin Anderson, presents the first comparative study of cosmological art between 700 and 1000 A.D. and details what distinguished such imagery in each of three cultural spheres – the Frankish empire of Western Europe, the Byzantine empire and the Islamic empire in the Middle East.


So a year ago I submitted a portfolio to the Cornell lab of Ornithology for an internship in scientific illustration and ended up not getting it. It hit my ego pretty hard and no matter how I tried to rationalize it I was still upset. However here I am a year later and a year better, applying again. I may not get it this time either but I’m certainly feeling more at ease with it knowing that I can not only take rejection but try to get better in spite of it.
Good luck to other illustrators out there.


“I have loved Cornell. Cornell is one of the great, great universities in the world,” exclaims Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden during his address at the 2017 Senior Convocation. Students, families and community members gathered in Schoellkopf Stadium this afternoon to send our Class of 2017 onward with inspiring words and anecdotes from President Martha E. Pollack, Senior Class President, Lauren Lang, and Convocation Chairperson, Matthew Baumel. A University Reception and ice cream social on the Arts Quad followed the event.

Gesang School (i.e. kisaeng school), 1904

From Cornell University Library, with the following description: 

Korean kisaengs, or singing girls, dressed up for singing and dancing. Korean kisaeng is special women’s occupation that exists for helping parties enjoyable by singing and dancing. Their social position was among the lowest in the traditional Korean class system. Their daughters also became kisaengs and their sons became slaves. The art of entertaining of the kisaeng is analogous to Japanese geisha. These professional entertainers were highly trained in the arts of poetry, music, dance, and other forms of social or artistic diversion. The picture is somewhat curious. It was taken in front of a modern, western-style brick building, with a very peculiar Korean screen as the backdrop.