Marquesas

TBS Rediscovery of the World - Marquesas islands: Mountains from the Sea (1987)

TBS Rediscovery of the World - Marquesas islands: Mountains from the Sea (1987)
DVDRip | 720x544 | .MKV/AVC @ 1953 Kbps | 47mn 50s | 746 MiB
Audio: English AC3 224 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary

Jacques Cousteau is television's most celebrated maker and presenter of documentaries about the underwater world. Setting the standard for such programmes for decades to come, he had a profound influence upon succeeding generations of television documentary-makers around the world. In 1985 Cousteau launched his most ambitious expedition since 1968 when he began the series "The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau"– a five-year "Rediscovery of the World" excursion that circumnavigated the globe.
Eric Kjellgren, Carol S. Ivory, "Adorning the World: Art of the Marquesas Island"

Eric Kjellgren, Carol S. Ivory, "Adorning the World: Art of the Marquesas Island"
Publisher: Met. Museum of Art | 2005 | ISBN: 0300107129 | English | PDF | 140 pages | 18.3 Mb

Known for the elegance and complexity of their decorative art, Marquesan artists were described by Paul Gauguin as possessing "an unheard of sense of decoration" in all they created. The extraordinary ways in which Marquesans adorned their world are reflected in virtually every type of object they made and used—from sacred figures of gods and ancestors to items that were purely functional.
Various Artists - Music of Polynesia Volume III: Easter Island, Marquesas Islands (1994)

Various Artists - Music of Polynesia Volume III: Easter Island, Marquesas Islands (1994)
World/Ethnic | FLAC lossless | cuesheets+log | covers+booklet | 46m51s | 269mb
Label: JVC | cat. no. VICG 5273

Jacques Brel - Les Marquises (With Bonus Tracks)  

Posted by mohet2003 at Oct. 12, 2008
Jacques Brel - Les Marquises (With Bonus Tracks)

Jacques Brel - Les Marquises (With Bonus Tracks)
French | MP3 @320 kbps | Covers | Time: 48:19 | 91 MB
Remastered 2004 this edition includes 5 Bonus Tracks

In 1973, after he stopped his acting career, Jacques Brel decides to travel around the world. On his boat, the Askoy II - bought in 1974, he sails the tropical seas. But he knows his fate his scealed, he has lung cancer. In 1976, his doctors tell him that he cannot be cured. He then move to the Marquesas where he writes the songs composing this album. The album is released on November 17th of 1977, one million copies have been pre-ordered.
This testament album includes some of his best songs : Jaurès, an homage to the socialist politician murdered just before World War I; Knokke-Le Zoute Tango where he openly sings about sex and prostitution in Amsterdam - his descriptions of these women had never been that precise before; Les F… a song defending french speaking culture in Belgium and mocking Flemish speaking people (he is Flemish himself) on a slightly disco music which differenciates it from the other tracks of this album.
Five of the songs here are from the musical Vilebrequin : Voir un ami pleurer, Vieillir, Les remparts de Varsovie, Le bon dieu and Knokke-Le-Zoute Tango. These great songs alone make this album a must hear. Voir un ami pleurer and Vieillir are very melancholic which makes sense considering Brel knew he was doomed when he wrote it. Les remparts de Varsovie is more upbeat and cheerful though quite machist, it has to be told that Brel had never hidden he favoured man frienship over women's love.
The original album ended on Les Marquises, a hymn to his final home where Brel lived a simple and harmonious life awaiting his death. He died on October 9th of 1978, he had left the Marquesas two days before. He has been buried in the Marquesas in the same cemetery than French painter Paul Gauguin.
This 2004 remastered edition includes 5 bonus tracks of what might have been Brel's new album had he lived a little longer…
"Dictionary of Polynesian Mythology" by Robert D. Craig (Repost)

"Dictionary of Polynesian Mythology" by Robert D. Craig
Greenwood Press | 1989 | ISBN: 0313258902 | 462 pages | PDF/djvu | 43 MB

In this first reference guide to the mythology of these "Vikings of the Pacific," Craig reviews Polynesian legends, stories, gods, goddesses, and heroes in hundreds of alphabetical entries that succinctly describe both characters and events. His wide-ranging and thorough introduction set the subject in its geographic, historical, anthropological, and linguistic contexts, offering an illuminating overview of the origin of the Polynesians as a distinct people and tracing their voyages and settlements from Indonesia to Malaysia, Tonga, Samoa, the Marquesas, the various islands of eastern Polynesia, including Hawaii, and also to Easter Island, New Zealand, and beyond.

Paul Gauguin: Letters To His Wife And Friends  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ksenya.b at Sept. 20, 2015
Paul Gauguin: Letters To His Wife And Friends

Paul Gauguin: Letters To His Wife And Friends
PDF | First edition; 1946 | 256 pages | ISBN: 0878466657 | English | 43 MB

This book, to date the most comprehensive volume of the painter's letters to be published, offers an uncensored glimpse into Gauguin's life, from his days as a young newlywed reporting on the birth of his first child, through his early developments as an artist and finally throughout the extraordinary adventure of his years in Tahiti and the Marquesas. Gauguin's writings, from Noa Noa to his Intimate Journals, have proven him a talented, uninhibited literary stylist.
Jacques Brel - Les Marquises (1977) [Reissue 2004] {2.0 & 5.1} PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Jacques Brel - Les Marquises (1977) [Reissue 2004] {2.0 & 5.1}
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 48:46 minutes | Scans included | 3,2 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 1,05 GB

Jacques Brel was a Belgian singer-songwriter who composed and performed literate, thoughtful, and theatrical songs that generated a large, devoted following, initially in Belgium and France, later throughout the world. He was widely considered a master of the modern chanson. Les Marquises (English: The Marquesas) is Jacques Brel's thirteenth and final album. This is a quirky, adventurous set to be sure, but it satisfies from top to bottom: Les Marquises is classic Brel.
Virtual Trip - Utsukushi Wakusei: The Beautiful Planet (2010)

Virtual Trip - Utsukushi Wakusei: The Beautiful Planet (2010)
BDRip 720p | MKV | ~58 min | H264 1280x720 ~6302 kbps avg | 2.87 GB
audio: Japanese (Music by Hiroki Okano & TOWA TEI) | Dolby AC3 2 ch ~640 Kbps
Documentary, Relax

The Solar System, magnificent planet Earth. Carefully selected species of the most beautiful corners of the planet from more than 50 hours of footage. Several years of work Hiroyuki Nakano - the acclaimed master of the species cinema. This video is an expression of his gratitude and reverence for our planet. Enjoy yourself an excellent combination of nature and music, which "heals".
Surface of water, clouds and mountains, highs and lows. Islands: Hawaii, Oahu, Kauai, Maui, Tahiti, Moorea, Huahine, Raiateia, Bora Bora and the Marquesas - they seem to hover in the air, they float in water as a precious stone in the South Pacific. Mount Mauna Kea in Hawaii, at an altitude of 3000 meters. Mountains, keeping silence. As if nothing happens, not even the wind, the world of the senses, only the sun, giving life force. Clouds and sun in harmony, which you've never seen before. Floating Dolphins and Mantas will help you to travel back into the world of visual poetry …

BBC - Gauguin: The Full Story (2007)  Video

Posted by nakil at Oct. 4, 2010
BBC - Gauguin: The Full Story (2007)

BBC - Gauguin: The Full Story (2007)
HDTV-Rip | English | AVI | Xvid @ 1154kbps | 704×400 | 25 fps | MP3 @ 139kbps | 02:01:17 | 1.1 GB
Genre: Documentary

In 1903, on the island of Hiva Oa in the Marquesas, a syphilitic and alcoholic Frenchman called Paul Gauguin died of a heart attack. At that point nobody realised the incredible impact Gauguin's work was to have on modern art. Art critic and broadcaster Waldemar Januszczak wrote and directed this examination of a man who was not only a great painter but sculptor, wood carver, musician, print maker, journalist and ceramicist. As well as telling the remarkable story of Gauguin's life, Januszczak also celebrates Gauguin's achievements and examines the various accusations of sexual misconduct, familial neglect and racism that are frequently made against him. The film contains many of Gauguin's masterpieces and includes paintings put on show at the Hermitage in St Petersburg which haven't been seen in public since their disappearance during World War II.