Triangle Shaped End Tables : Mahogany Console Table
Triangle Shaped End Tables
- (Triangle (shape)) A triangle is one of the basic shapes of geometry: a polygon with three corners or vertices and three sides or edges which are line segments. A triangle with vertices A, B, and C is denoted .
- are small tables typically placed beside couches or armchairs. Often lamps will be placed on an end table.
- Usually bought in pairs, they accent the style of the coffee table or other furniture. Usually placed at the end of the sofa, it is a very important piece of a living room set.
Sterling Silver Abalone Triangle Shaped Ring, Size 7
Catch the natural beauty of the abalone shell with the Sterling Silver Abalone Triangle Shaped Ring. The abalone stone creates a fluid triangle shape along the top of this sterling silver band. Its smooth finish showcases the unique blue, purple and green color combination seen in the stone. Natural brown wave definitions add texture and depth to the ring that are unique to each piece. The wonderful combination of colors seen in this cocktail ring makes it a fantastic pairing with variety of fashion styles.
The Last Supper ( or chef d'oeuvre ) by Leonardo de Vinci .
" THE LAST SUPPER " by Leonardo da Vinci - painted in the years 1495 to 1498 .
In more modern times , due to the painting's deterioration it was reproduced with substantial re-touching . The original had itself required partial repaintings in previous centuries. The above picture is from an old bible .
Leonardo da Vinci painted The Last Supper upon the end wall of the Refectory of the Dominion Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan .
Misadventures . Unfortunately for posterity , Leonardo painted upon such a badly prepared stucco ground (base) that his completed work began an obvious and rapid deterioration very soon after its completion . By the year 1556 half of its surface was considered ruined . Further insult to the paintings initial injuries were contrived almost a century later when the monks themselves , to create a doorway , cut out an area of the Leonardos' fresco - an area that included the Christ's feet .
DESECRATION . In 1796 when troops of Napoleon's invading cavalry used the
convent's refectory as a stable the painting was desecrated by
deliberately contemptuous soiling . Afterwards the refectory was used as a barn .
During the decades when British people were very much more consciously aware and celebrative of christianity than they are today , many would prominently display a print of Leonardo da Vinci's famous painting in their homes. For example,my late grandmother had such a print above her bed . Please note that much of the following textual information is from Wilkipedia - the free website encyclopedia .
The Last Supper Leonardo da Vinci, 1495–1498 tempera on gesso, pitch and mastic
460 ? 880 cm, 181 ? 346 in Santa Maria delle Grazie, Milan .
" The Last Supper (Italian: Il Cenacolo or L'Ultima Cena) is a 15th century mural painting in Milan created by Leonardo da Vinci for his patron Duke Ludovico Sforza and his duchess Beatrice d'Este. It represents the scene of The Last Supper from the final days of Jesus as narrated in the Gospel of John 13:21, when Jesus announces that one of his twelve disciples would betray him. "
" The actual painting which measures 460 ? 880 centimeters (15 feet ? 29 ft) decorates the back halls of the dining hall at Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan, Italy. " Though its theme was then traditionally favoured for such refectories, Leonardo produced an exceptional work of fine natural realism conveying a masterful understanding of human frailty .
"The lunettes above the main painting, formed by the triple arched ceiling of the refectory, are painted with Sforza coats-of-arms. The opposite wall of the refectory is covered by the Crucifixion fresco by Donato Montorfano, to which Leonardo added figures of the Sforza family in tempera. (These figures have deteriorated in much the same way as has The Last Supper.) Leonardo began work on The Last Supper in 1495 and completed it in 1498—however, he did not work on the piece continuously throughout this period. According to 'Leonardo Da Vinci' [Kenneth Clark, p.144, Penguin Books 1939,1993], this beginning date is not certain, as "the archives of the convent have been destroyed and our meagre documents date from 1497 when the painting was nearly finished."
" The Last Supper specifically portrays the reaction given by each apostle when Jesus said one of them would betray him. All twelve apostles have different reactions to the news, with various degrees of anger and shock .
From left to right the apostles are :-
(i) Bartholomew, James, son of Alphaeus and Andrew form a group of three, all are surprised .
(2) Judas Iscariot, Peter and John form another group of three. Judas is wearing green and blue and is in shadow, looking rather withdrawn and taken aback by the sudden revelation of his plan. He is clutching a small bag, perhaps signifying the silver given to him as payment to betray Jesus, or perhaps a reference to his role within the twelve disciples as treasurer. He is the only person to have his elbow on the table which is traditionally a sign of bad manners . Peter looks angry and is holding a knife pointed away from Christ, perhaps foreshadowing his violent reaction in Gethsemane during Jesus' arrest. The youngest apostle, John, appears to swoon.
(3) Thomas, James the Greater and Philip are the next group of three. Thomas is clearly upset; James the Greater looks stunned, with his arms in the air. Meanwhile, Philip appears to be requesting some explanation.
(4) Matthew, Jude Thaddeus and Simon the Zealot are the final group of three. Both Jude Thaddeus and Matthew are turned toward Simon, perhaps to find out if he has any answer to their initial questions.
These names are all agreed upon by art histori
aladdins lamp, working with foam
I took some step by step pics of the aladdins lamp I have made for an Arabian themed cake for Saturday.
Firstly this is again made on foam. I just eyeball and freehand but if you want you can make a rough template on the foam as a guide. I just used a two dollar five inch foam ball from the craft store. From this I first lopped off the round bit at the top and set that aside for later to use as the base and then Cut and trimmed a rough teardrop shape that I further shaped with sandpaper and a small knife until I was happy. As mentioned previously the foam is really messy so take it outside and wear a mask etc. When I was happy with the shape and smoothness I built up where I wanted to enhance the shape with fondant. Use any old spare bits you have, I have excess of that flesh tone so I used it up. I find if you wet your fingers and the edges of the fondant you can really work a join in so its unnoticeable, I had mine pretty wet it was pretty much a slurry on the edges. I bought that slurry forward and filled some of the larger holes as well. Your fingers get quite sticky so keep the wet wipes on the table. Leave it to firm a bit, I think I just left it while I got the kids dinner and then I can back and covered it with fondant. I found it easy to snip the excess fondant off making a seam like join on the underside. Working with a 3D piece like this its impossible not to get a few dings and marks but they can be dealt with as you go. Of course if you wanted to do this over a week you may find it doesn’t mark as much as it will harden more. I put it aside for an hour or so again to let the fondant firm before attaching the spout. I added tylose to the fondant just before covering it so the fondant was still soft enough to work with but will eventually set firm.
The spout, I fiddled with a few methods and shapes but I found the best way was to insert a wire into the point of the lamp, shape on a slight curve but keep it a bit shorter than the actual spout will be. I used 20 gauge cake decorating wire. To make the spout I hand rolled a thinnish sausage, again I added the strengthener just before using the fondant. At one end of the sausage I made a funnel like opening and threading the spout over the wire I was able to place the funnel over the dampened point of the lamp. With water I painted around the join and got a bit of a slurry happening again and erased the join. There was a bit of shaping also required but nothing to tedious.
The lid: I place a few rounds of fondant in graduating sizes in the top of the lamp before adding the lid. This I covered this in another thinner round and popped in the knob over an inserted toothpick.
The handle: To keep in place I inserted more 20 gauge wire in the two places I wanted the handle to join. I threaded the top of the handle first then the bottom. There is no wire in the middle or curved part of the handle but the support at top and bottom is adequate. Water was used to stick the handle at contact points to the lamp. When that was all finished I made the base.
The base is just a piece of curved foam from the top of the foam ball, covered in fondant. A squashed fondant ball was attached to the top of the foam base and the lamp attached by dampening the top of the squashed ball, threading the skewer inserted into the lamp through the base until the two pieces connected. This was then skewered into the foam cake dummy and decorated with small triangle shapes around the edge of the base and lid. This helped to camouflage any gappy bits. Lastly I mixed a little royal and just tidied up a few cracks etc. (next time might try a runny fondant slurry due to the graininess of the instant royal.) This was again left overnight to set and dry.
Last but not least the painting of the lamp. I have used Aztec Gold by sweet inspirations mixed with rose spirit and painted over the entire surface, now it’s done and ready for the weekend!! Because its built on foam and has internal wires and toothpicks I of course will let the recipient know that its not an edible piece of sugarart.
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