Welcome to soscafe...

Welcome to soscafe...
There are no regrets in life, just lessons...so enjoy learning!

People say that you're going the wrong way when its simply a way of your own...

Once you figure out who you are and what you love about yourself, I think it all kinda falls into place...
And then you stop expecting for the unexpected!

I always think, There must be thousands of girls sitting alone like me, dreaming of becoming famous and successful.But I'm not going to worry about them.
Im dreaming the hardest!
-Marlyn Monroe

Monday, October 7, 2013

Watt a Di-namic performance!

Rating: * * *

Cast: Naomi Watts, Naveen Andrews, 
Douglas Hodge, Geraldine James, Juliet Stevenson 

Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel

Despite the negative reviews about the "Princess of Hearts" Diana, for me, it was an engaging attempt! It highlighted on Diana's loneliness and vulnerability at the time she hit rock bottom in her life! 
The film focuses on "Afterall she was human" factor and shares with us a riveting ,magnetic love story of a couple who lead two completely different lifestyles! 
Personally, I have never liked Naomi Watts as an actor, but this time her performance was captivating and believable where she looked and played Lady Di. Though, Navin Andrews was not the best representation of Dr. Hasnat Khan, the film holds together through Watts' walk, talk and mannerisms. Just to get a feel of an unfortunate lovestory of a middle aged women who happens to be a princess... Go watch Diana!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Be your own Sparkle!

Grow to Live,
Love to Live,

Make a move,
To help to live.

Bring a change,
By making it happen,

Wear a smile,
And Sparkle each day.

Sparkle each day,
For you and only you,

Sparkle each day,
Just Sparkle to care.

Sparkle to share,
To love and just be there.

Dont look for it in others,
Coz it lies within you,

Be your own Sparkle,
For you and only you.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Pierre-Auguste Renoir's Dance at Le Moulin

Artwork- Moulin de la Galette

Dance at Le Moulin de la Galette (Bal du moulin de la Galette), 1876, Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Renoir's paintings are notable for their vibrant light and saturated colour, most often focusing on people in intimate and candid compositions. The female nude was one of his primary subjects. In characteristic Impressionist style, Renoir suggested the details of a scene through freely brushed touches of colour, so that his figures softly fuse with one another and their surroundings.
His initial paintings show the influence of the colourism of Eugène Delacroix and the luminosity of Camille Corot. He also admired the realism of Gustave Courbet and Édouard Manet, and his early work resembles theirs in his use of black as a color. 
One of the best known Impressionist works is Renoir's 1876 Dance at Le Moulin de la Galette (Bal du moulin de la Galette). The painting depicts an open-air scene, crowded with people, at a popular dance garden on the Butte Montmartre, close to where he lived.
Dance at le Moulin de la Galette is also known as Bal du moulin de la Galette and it is hailed as one of Renoir's most important works of the mid 1870s. The Moulin de la Galette was an open-air dancehall and café that was frequented by many artists living in Paris. Renoir attended Sunday afternoon dances and enjoyed watching the happy couples. For him, it provided the perfect setting for a painting.
Most of the figures featured in Dance at le Moulin de la Galette were Renoir's friends, but he also used a few professional models. Thus, it can be said that the scene he depicts is not a realistic representation of the Moulin's clientele, but rather an organized set of portraits.
This painting was first shown at the Impressionist exhibition of 1877 and demonstrated the original technique developed by Renoir. This canvas shows Renoir's friends, Frank Lamy, Norbert Goeneutte, and Georges Rivière gathered around the central table. Rivière, a writer who knew Renoir well at this time, wrote a review of Dance at le Moulin de la Galette in the journal L'Iimpressionniste which accompanied its exhibition. The writer referred to Dance at le Moulin de la Galette as a "page of history, a precious and strictly accurate portrayal of Parisian life. " Yet, others were not so kind. Many contemporary critics regarded this canvas as merely a blurred impression of the scene.
Known for his pleasant paintings, Dance at le Moulin de la Galette is regarded as one of the happiest compositions in Renoir's oeuvre. Today, it is on display at the Musee d'Orsay in Paris and is one the most celebrated works in the history of Impressionism.