Wednesday, January 15, 2014


                                                        drawing by marguerita

The Scream (NorwegianSkrik) is the popular name given to each of four versions of a composition, created as 
both paintings and pastels, by the Expressionist artist Edvard Munch between 1893 and 1910. Der Schrei der Natur (The Scream of Nature) is the title Munch gave to these works, all of which show a figure with an agonized expression against a landscape with a tumultuous orange sky. Arthur Lubow has described The Scream as "an icon of modern art, a Mona Lisa for our time.

FORMIGA FELIZ here as FORMIGLOBE, is the drawing by Marguerita Bornstein,the character in search of a publisher for a
book of drawings.
FORMIGA FELIZ is concerned about the environment, harmony and peace on Earth which seems ever so more elusive.
FORMIGAS,which in Portuguese are ANTS, have a very 
interesting system for living.

Ants are social insects of the family Formicidae /fɔrˈmɪsɨd/ and, along with the related wasps and bees, belong to the orderHymenoptera. Ants evolved from wasp-like ancestors in the mid-Cretaceous period between 110 and 130 million years ago anddiversified after the rise of flowering plants. More than 12,500 out of an estimated total of 22,000 species have been classified.[3][4] They are easily identified by their elbowed antennae and a distinctive node-like structure that forms a slender waist.
Ants form colonies that range in size from a few dozen predatory individuals living in small natural cavities to highly organised colonies that may occupy large territories and consist of millions of individuals. Larger colonies consist mostly of sterile wingless females forming castes of "workers", "soldiers", or other specialised groups. Nearly all ant colonies also have some fertile males called "drones" and one or more fertile females called "queens". The colonies sometimes are described as superorganisms because the ants appear to operate as a unified entity, collectively working together to support the colony.[5]
Ants have colonised almost every landmass on Earth
The only places lacking indigenous ants are Antarctica and a few remote or inhospitable islands.
 Ants thrive in most ecosystems and may form 15–25% of the terrestrial animal biomass.[6] 
Their success in so many environments has been attributed to their social organisation and their ability to modify habitats, tap resources, and defend themselves. Their long co-evolution with other species has led to mimeticcommensal,parasitic, and mutualistic relationships.[7]
Ant societies have division of labour, communication between individuals, and an ability to solve complex problems.
[8] These parallels with human societies have long been an inspiration and subject of study. 
Many human cultures make use of ants in cuisine, medication, and rituals. Some species are valued in their role asbiological pest control agents.[9]
 Their ability to exploit resources may bring ants into conflict with humans, however, as they can damage crops and invade buildings. 
Some species, such as the red imported fire ant (Solenopsis invicta), are regarded as invasive species, establishing themselves in areas where they have been introduced accidentally.[10] from Wikipedia

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