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/wee'niks/ An ITS fan's derogatory term for Unix, derived from Unix weenie. According to one noted ex-ITSer, it is "the operating system preferred by Unix Weenies: typified by poor modularity, poor reliability, hard file deletion, no file version numbers, case sensitivity everywhere, and users who believe that these are all advantages". Some ITS fans behave as though they believe Unix stole a future that rightfully belonged to them.
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Farwell interpreted the painting "Shepherd Boy with Sheep and Goats,'' (17th century, Dutch) by Jan Baptist Weenix.
Quand on aurait cite les deux Wronese, le Panini, le Saint Franfois Xavier de Poussin, la Descente de croix de Jouvenet, le Saint Antoine an desert du Titien, le portrait de Bossuet et quelques Poussin de petit format, tout cela suffit-il pour faire pardonner la suite de petites toiles placees a hauteur d'appui, faux Canaletti, mauvais Weenix, mauvais Perugin, mauvais Coypel, mauvais Franck, mauvais Peter Neeff, mauvais Allori, pitoyable Guerin; Backhuysen, Van de Velde, Vlieger, Fytt sans valeur aucune?
A magnificent, growling boar-hound, by Weenix, leaps out of its frame (at Kilgore).
In place of the aristocratic, seemingly untouched game birds favored by such painters as Jan Baptist Weenix and Jacques-Charles Oudry seen elsewhere in the exhibition, a scrawny dead rooster hangs by one foot and appears to dangle in front of the picture plane, its intact tail feathers a brilliant white plume against a green door.
Bamboccianti, in fact, play little part in the exhibition and the few present, by Dujardin, Jan Baptis t Weenix and Johannes Lingelbach may be cursorily passed by.
1653-54) shows an unmistakable debt, especially in its broad and fluent handling, to Knupfer's associate Jan Baptist Weenix (1621- before 1663), a Utrecht master with marked Italianate tendencies.
Unfortunately for joke-lovers, Poelenburgh was succeeded as a teller of classical myths by severer and more able figure-painters such as Adriaen van der Werff, an artist of importance in his own time, and court-painter to the German princeling, Johann Wilhelm van der Pfalz, who also patronised Weenix and Schalcken.
Many people find distasteful the few early still-life paintings in which Chardin, following the example of such sporting artists as Jan Weenix and Jean-Baptiste Oudry, depicted the spoils of the chase: sad dead creatures bleeding into their fur or their plumage.
Yet it is from the vantage point of the enthusiast--the rider, breeder, the keen shot, the lover of thoroughbred racehorses--that the genre of sporting art has invariably been defined, with considerable emphasis on the proposition that, despite its obvious roots in Dutch and Flemish hunting scenes and game pieces by Frans Snyders and Jan Weenix, among other continental influences conveyed to England during the course of the 17th century, it nevertheless flourished uniquely in Britain.
It is part of an exhibition, 'A Matter of Life and Death' (23 January25 March), on scenes of game such as this, which includes work by Frans Snyders and Jan Weenix.