...those displayed. He would commonly use such works as the basis for larger compositions painted in the studio. Cuprien earned a national reputation for his paintings of the iridescent effects of sunlight and moonlight on calm seas. He was a founding member of the Laguna Beach Art Association, serving as president from 1921 to 1922. He bequeathed his entire estate to the LBAA, and the works of art, including these examples, are now part of the museum’s permanent collection. . THEODORE SVENNINGSEN RESUME Education: M.F.A. Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA M.A. Philosophy, University of California at Los Angeles. Advanced to Doctoral Candidacy: Dissertation, The Concept of Beauty in Art Theory B.A. Philosophy, University of California at Los Angeles Graduated cum laude Exhibitions: 2011 Truth and Self Deception, Offramp Gallery, Pasadena 2010 ArtZone, Offramp Gallery, Pasadena, CA The Judith Hoffberg Memorial Mail Art Exhibition, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA 2003 An Exhibition of Anti- Theory Paintings , Transport Gallery, Los Angeles, CA Open Haus, Haus Gallery, Pasadena, CA Electric, Transport Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 2002 XX marks the spot, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, 2001 The Art Truck, SCAT Projects , Los Angeles, CA Dreams and Reality, The Platt Gallery, Univesity of Judaism, Bel Air, CA An Art Odyssey 2001, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA 2000...
Meaning of ‘Work is Worship’: Every man is born with two hands and a mouth. It means God wants us to work. We have to work to satisfy our needs. When a man works sincerely, he gets success in life. When he works half-heartedly, he is bound to fail.
As is the case with work so is the case with worship. A worshipper worships with some aim in mind. He wants to be free from sufferings. He does not worry about the obstacles on the way. A worshipper can find God if he worships sincerely. A worker can succeed if he works honestly. So work and worship are similar in nature.
Discoveries and inventions: The man who works hard brings happiness to the earth. We have many immediate needs to meet. Man discovered fire to cook his food. He discovered clothes to protect himself against cold. He had no shelter. So, he built huts and houses. Man invented machines to produce things faster. Man kept on inventing one thing after another. He succeeded in his efforts only when he worked day in day out. Columbus discovered America, despite all difficulties. Marconi invented radio after devoting all his lifetime to it. So work and worship are of the same type.
Happiness: Both work and worship aim at ending sufferings. They try to create happiness on earth. Man invented machines. They are of different kinds and for different purposes. What we did with hands is now being done by machines. We do not have to work slowly and painfully. Machines work faster and better. All this shows the truth of the saying that “Work is Worship”. Man’s work aims at creating better and happier conditions in society. A worshipper wants to be free from want, hunger and sorrows. A man who works for improving the living conditions of human beings is also a worshipper.
Conclusion: But too much of everything is bad. “All work and no play make Jack a dull boy”. So, we should both work and play. Where work is creating something for the benefit of society, it is worship. It is a blessing to mankind. But wicked work like starting war, looting people, black-marketing, smuggling, etc. is not worship. Work that is done for the welfare of human beings is worship.
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