The English term charisma is from the Greek χάρισμα, which means "favor freely given" or "gift of grace." The term and its plural χαρίσματα (charismata) derive from χάρις (charis), which means "grace." Some derivatives from that root have similar meanings to the modern sense of personality charisma, such as "filled with attractiveness or charm," "kindness," "to bestow a favor or service," or "to be favored or blessed." Moreover, the ancient Greek dialect widely used in Roman times employed these terms without the connotations found in modern religious usage. Ancient Greeks applied personality charisma to their gods; for example, attributing charm, beauty, nature, human creativity or fertility to goddesses they called Charites (Χάριτες).
Theologians and social scientists have expanded and modified the original Greek meaning into the two distinct senses above. For ease of reference, we will call the first sense personality charisma and the second divinely conferred charisma.
The meaning of charisma has become greatly diffused from its original divinely conferred meaning, and even from the personality charisma meaning in modern English dictionaries, which reduces to a mixture of charm and status. John Potts, who has extensively analyzed the term's history, sums up meanings beneath this diffused common usage.
Contemporary charisma maintains, however, the irreducible character ascribed to it by Weber: it retains a mysterious, elusive quality. Media commentators regularly describe charisma as the 'X-factor'. …The enigmatic character of charisma also suggests a connection – at least to some degree – to the earliest manifestations of charisma as a spiritual gift.
* Painting is actually true! or false? is a fantastic picture of the plans in the water that changes every time! see the other differences in my next option, in my lab! Another choice here
** ..activating, aggressive, changing, charismatic , coming on strong, compelling, driving, effective, electric, energetic, energizing, enterprising, forceful, forcible, go-ahead, go-getter, go-getting, highpowered, hyped-up, influential, intense, lively, lusty, magnetic, peppy, play for keeps, play hard ball, potent, powerful, productive, progressive, red-blooded, strenuous, vehement, vigorous, vitalizing, zippy
,,,,,alluring, attractive, bewitching, captivating, charismatic , charming, classy, dazzling, drop-dead gorgeous, elegant, enchanting, entrancing, exciting, fascinating, flashy, foxy, glittering, glossy, looking like a million, lovely, magnetic, nifty, prestigious, righteous, seductive, siren, smart
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Yiannis84 (2824) 2012-04-12 9:42
Γεια σου Γεώργιε..
Πολύ όμορφη εικόνα με πολύ ωραία χρώματα , φως και οξύτητα! μου αρέσει η οπτική γωνία που διάλεξες και οι υπέροχες αντανακλάσεις στο νερό! πολύ καλή δουλειά!
καλό Πάσχα!! Yiannis
ikeharel (44139) 2012-04-12 9:55
Yet another lovely marina view, mirror of a red baot on calm water's.
Pastel painting on surface. Fine shot.
Bluejeans (64243) 2012-04-12 11:30
Ola Georgios ,
Belo reflexos deste barco vermelho de pesca , parabéns!!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
mesutilgim (73080) 2012-04-12 13:31
Hello dear Gerogios,
Another nice "reflectional" capture with interesting title and great graphism.
TFS and best regards
saxo042 (33944) 2012-04-12 14:17
This red boat makes beautiful reflections and the waves change them into very attractive forms. You have also included a very interesting note to this beautiful picture.
Cricri (92323) 2012-04-12 23:25
Belle composition, lumière et couleurs, bon cadrage de la barque avec des reflets merveilleux, magnifique
danos (78196) 2012-04-13 0:54
Γιώργο γεια σου,
η κοκκινοβαμμένη βάρκα στέλνει ευχάριστα τις αντανακλάσεις της μέχρι το μπροστινό μέρος της σκηνής, με την ηρεμία να βασιλεύει σε όλη την σκηνή.
Η ανάλυση της λέξης 'χάρισμα' είναι ενδιαφέρουσα και διδακτική για το από που προέρχονται λέξεις που χρησιμοποιούν οι 'φίλοι' μας οι Ευρωπαίοι και όχι μόνο.
jlbrthnn (79789) 2012-04-13 3:39
The framing eliminates the disturbing elements, keeping only the essentials. Reflection and the colors are pleasing to the eye. Light and sharpness are excellent. Bravo.
have a nice day
abmdsudi (32577) 2012-04-13 10:55
Simply glorious colours and composition - love the broken reflection with a strong focal point and well balanced image. Splendid scene, so well captured and excellent note. Well done.
batalay (33441) 2012-04-15 12:30
The gentle ripples in the water create an abstract work of art in reflecting the bright red hull and masts of the boats. In physics we frequently use Greek symbols, and I found that I could sound out the word "χάρις" without any difficulty, but now I know the root of "charisma." Thank you.
ChrisJ (91342) 2012-04-17 8:59
A marvellous warm vs cold color contrast between the red boat and the blue water Incredible reflections with superb sharpness on the boat. I like the rippled patterns in the water. Tfs!
- Copyright: Georgios Topas (TopGeo) (38080)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-09-15
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Transportation, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon EOS450D, Canon 18-55 mm EF-S
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2012-04-12 9:13