The Spiral Model: IT Project Management Solutions

The Spiral Model is the neo approach in IT project system development and was originally devised by Barry W. Boehm through his article published in 1985 “A Spiral Model of Software Development and Enhancement”. This model of development unites the features of the prototyping model with an iterative approach of system development; combining elements of …

Near Eastern Painting – Samikshavad – The Contemporary Aboriginal Art of India

Samikshavad – The History Samikshavad of 1974 was a landmark art movement, as it became the first aboriginal genre in the Modern Indian Art scene, in its true sense. It consciously kept away from any Western influences and established its own distinct identity, as the mark of a ‘free’ India. Samikshavad began as a testimonial …

The Advantages of Buying Limited Edition Art

Contemporary artists, just like all artists before them, will have invested an enormous amount of emotional energy, physical effort and creativity into their work and they all want to have their art appreciated and enjoyed by as many people as possible. One way to make this possible is by the production of Limited Edition prints …

A Tribute to the Undervalued Ukiyo – E Master Koryusai

Introduction Isoda Koryusai (c.1735-90) originally a samurai became, after the death of his master, the lord of Tsuchiya, a so-called ronin (a lordless knight) and a ‘floating man’. Most of these ‘floating people’ ended up in low water but Koryusai chose to be a painter and a designer of woodblock prints. At first he was …

Where Do Bounty Hunters and the Martial Arts Cross Paths?

Many people who write me asking how one should get started in the bail enforcement industry often include their martial arts backgrounds as a lead in to the question at hand. I often chuckle at that but one rent email did pose the question, “How will my martial arts background apply to bounty hunting?” Bounty …

A Short History of Import Markings and Dating of Japanese Ceramics

Pre 1891- Items imported to the U.S. did not have to be marked with the country of their origin. Most Japanese ceramics were not stamped with any backstamp or they were marked with the Artist’s or Manufacture’s name in Japanese. 1891 – 1921 – Starting in March, 1891, after enactment of the McKinley Tariff Act, …

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