Word of the Day
- An object in the foreground of a painting, which leads the viewer's eye towards the principal figure, increasing the sense of depth.
This word is French in origin and in the 18th century referred to a medical instrument.
Quote of the DayIt is disturbing to discover in oneself these curious revelations of the validity of the Darwinian theory. If it is true that we have sprung from the ape, there are occasions when my own spring appears not to have been very far.
- Cornelia Otis Skinner (1901 - 1979), U.S. author, actor.