in psychology and psychiatry, anhedonia is defined as the inability to experience pleasure from activities usually found enjoyable, e.g. exercise, hobbies, sexual activities or social interactions. While earlier definitions of anhedonia emphasised pleasurable experience, more recent models have highlighted the need to consider different aspects of enjoyable behavior, such as motivation or desire to engage in an activity (“motivational anhedonia”), as compared to the level of enjoyment of the activity itself (“consummatory anhedonia”).
Gerhard Richter - Untitled 4/1/91, 1991. Oil paint on chromogenic print
From the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC:
In the 1980s Richter began squeezing pigment abstractly across canvases he had already painted in his photorealist manner, suggesting that representation and abstraction are merely interchangeable codes. More recently, he has made a number of small works that state this proposition with remarkable clarity: he squeezed paint directly onto original photographs-his own color snapshots of his art, his travels, and members of his family. These modest pictures neatly sum up the artist’s problem: how to borrow photography’s poignant time-bound veracity without deserting his calling as a painter.
Greek mythology: Horkos (Ancient Greek: ὅρκος, “oath”) personifies the curse that will be inflicted on any person who swears a false oath. In his Works and Days, Hesiod states that the Erinyes (Furies) assisted at the birth of Horkos, “whom Eris bore, to be a plague on those who take false oath”.
Hesiod’s Theogony identifies him as the son of Eris (“strife”) and brother of Ponos (“toil”), Limos (“starvation”), the Algea (“pains”), the Hysminai (“fightings”), the Makhai (“battles”), the Phonoi (“murders”), the Androktasiai (“man-slaughters”), the Neikea (“quarrels”), the Pseudologoi (“lies”), the Amphilogiai (“disputes”), Dysnomia (“lawlessness”), Atë (“ruin”), and Lethe (“forgetfulness”).
Juliette Gordon Low (1860-1927) was the first leader and founder of Girl Scouts. Juliette was also a very talented artist, and created many paintings and sculptures throughout her life. She founded the Girl Scouts of the USA in 1912.
“On returning to America in 1912, Juliette placed her historic telephone call to her cousin, Nina Anderson Pape: ‘Come right over! I’ve got something for the girls of Savannah, and all of America, and all the world, and we’re going to start it tonight!’” - Wikipedia
also called cyclothymic disorder (derived from the Greek word κυκλοθυμία (from κῦκλος kyklos, “circle” and θυμός thymos, “anger”) - a mild form of bipolar disorder (manic depressive illness) in which a person has mood swings over a period of years that go from mild depression to euphoria and excitement.