Return of Spring: Return of Persephone


.

Spring Equinox

55492945_1132767043562456_1193309525927526400_n
Λεπτομέρεια από τον πίνακα του Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema,(1836-1912) “Εαρινή ισημερία” , 1894.


In ancient times, the spring equinox marks the time of the return of the goddess Persephone from the Underworld. Persephone is the daughter of Demeter, goddess of the earth and, at the fall equinox, she descends downward into the Underworld to visit with the dead.

In her absence, Demeter searches in vain for her daughter, and becomes consumed by grief, causing all of the earth to wither and die.  The gods later intervene, bringing Persephone back up from the Underworld to reunite with her mother at spring time, thus the blossoming of the earth anew. Grecian history marks the story of Continue reading

Stieglitz And O’Keeffe: Their Love And Life In Letters

 

 

From 1915 until 1946, some 25,000 pieces of paper were exchanged between two major 20th-century artists. Painter Georgia O’Keeffe and photographer Alfred Stieglitz wrote each other letters — sometimes two and three a day, some of them 40 pages long. The correspondence tracks their relationship from acquaintances to admirers to lovers to man and wife to exasperated — but still together — long-marrieds.

The first volume of those letters has just been published. My Faraway One, edited by Sarah Greenough, features 700-plus pages of the couple’s correspondence, sent between 1915 and 1933. Continue reading

The Flying Lovers, Bella and Marc Chagall

.Οι ιπτάμενοι εραστές του Vitebsk” είναι ένας ύμνος γεμάτος χρώμα, που αναβιώνει το θρυλικό love story του καλλιτέχνη για την αιώνια μούσα του, Bella Rosenfeld

over-the-town-1918-cropped

Love at First Sight

They fell for each other in 1909 in Saint Petersburg. Bella Rosenfeld, who was a 19-years-old daughter of a wealthy Russian jeweller, and Marc, seven years her senior, a painter still attending an art school.

They both said it was love at the first sight. Bella, who was to become a talented writer, described how Marc looked on their first encounter: When you did catch a glimpse of his eyes, they were Continue reading

Courtroom sketch

.

Οι σκιτσογράφοι στις μεγάλες “κλειστές” δίκες

A courtroom sketch is an artistic depiction of the proceedings in a court of law. In many jurisdictions, cameras are not allowed in courtrooms in order to prevent distractions and preserve privacy. This requires news media to rely on sketch artists for illustrations of the proceedings. Continue reading

The only woman on earth?


Lucas_Cranach_d.Ä._-_Adam_und_Eva_Courtauld_Institute_of_Art-768x1157

Lucas Cranach

 

When Adam stayed out very late for a few nights, Eve became upset.

“You΄re running around with other women,” she told her mate.

“Eve, honey, you΄re being unreasonable,” Adam responded. “You know you΄re the only woman on earth.” The quarrel continued until Adam fell asleep, only to be awakened by a strange pain in his side. It was Eve poking him about the torso.

“What do you think you΄re doing?” Adam demanded.

“Counting your ribs,” said Eve.

.

Κράτα το

Pattachitra Art

.

Pattachitra παραδοσιακή  ινδική ζωγραφική!

Στην σανσκριτική γλώσσα, «Πάττα» κυριολεκτικά σημαίνει «πανί» και «χίτρα» σημαίνει «εικόνα» . Τα περισσότερα από αυτά τα έργα απεικονίζουν τις ιστορίες των ινδουιστικών θεοτήτων.
 Τα Pattachitra έχουν μυθολογικές αφηγήσεις, οι οποίες εξηγούνται χρησιμοποιώντας περίπλοκες λεπτομέρειες.

Αυτή η μορφή τέχνης ορίζεται από την πλούσια χρήση του χρώματος, των δημιουργικών σχεδίων και μοτίβων και από το συνδυασμό κλασικών και λαϊκών στοιχείων.

Orissa, the land of Lord Jagannath is synonymous with the ancient art form, Pattachitra.

One of the many art forms to have survived over thousand years, Pattachitra can virtually act like a historical chronicle of our country through time. Simple and rustic in appearance, you will be surprised to know that Pattachitra paintings require immense patience, intense hard work and skilled craftsmanship. Let’s share some interesting bits of information about the art that are as mind blowing as the masterpieces the art has given us. Continue reading

An interactive painting

.

The canvas has been computerized and hovering the mouse over a person will tell who each person is.

Clicking on a person, you will get their life history.

 

Chinese Artists Dai Dudu, Li Tiezi, and Zhang An, 2006, oil on canvas

InfluentialPicture

Από μόνος του όλος ο πίνακας είναι μοναδικός…

Αλλά θα διαπιστώσετε πως σύροντας το ποντίκι  σας επάνω σε κάθε μία προσωπικότητα (πέραν από κάποιους ξενέρωτους) σας μεταφέρει σε σχετικές πληροφοριακές σελίδες.

Δηλαδή, επιλέγοντας μία από τις απεικονισμένες προσωπικότητες, μεταφέρεστε στην ιστορία της ζωής του.

<::::ΕΠΙΛΕΞΤΕ ΤΗΝ ΥΠΕΡΣΥΝΔΕΣΗ <http://cliptank.com/PeopleofInfluencePainting.htm>

Ox cart carreta Costa Rica

.

The carreta, or ox cart, is a brightly colored handicraft and symbol of Costa Rica culture. Those looking to appreciate the artistic side of Costa Rica will enjoy this unique art form, and those interested in history and mechanics will enjoy seeing carretas being crafted in the traditional manner.

wall-mural

Ox Cart Background

The ox cart became a significant means of transportation for rural Costa Ricans after it was introduced to the area circa 1840. Farmers used ox carts in order to transport valuable crops like coffee beans or sugar cane. The carreta was valued for its ability to maneuver over all types of hazardous terrain. In spite of the name, originally Continue reading

Keep Eating and Never Regret: Fat Thursday 2019

KΑΛΗ ΤΣΙΚΝΟΠΕΜΠΤΗ ΣΕ ΟΛΟΥΣ

800px-Hieronymus_Bosch_-_The_Seven_Deadly_Sins_detail_-_WGA2503

Doughnuts, doughnuts… who wouldn’t be tempted by one freshly out of the bakery, covered in sweet coating and with a warm, creamy filling… Aaaaah…
People dieting- no talk of calories or fats, you’re forbidden entry to today’s Fat Thursday post because today is all about EXCESS and GLUTTONY.

I would even eat a spoon if I only could

2017_NYR_14277_0001_000flemish_school_16th_century_an_allegory_of_gluttony-898x1024

Gluttony, i.e. excessive indulgence in food and drink, is one of the seven deadly sins which good observant Christians should avoid committing. It’s a recurring subject in art history and worth looking at, especially that it’s pretty clear that humanity hasn’t changed at all and still enjoys overeating. Continue reading

Gala dinner: Salvador Dalí’s surrealist cookbook

.

Σεξ και αστακοί: Το  βιβλίο συνταγών του Σαλβαντόρ Νταλί 

Ο σουρεαλισμός και το φαγητό συνδυάζονται ιδανικά σε ένα ακόμη αδίστακτο καλλιτεχνικό παιχνίδι του Νταλί

images

Les dîners de Gala is uniquely devoted to the pleasures of taste … If you are a disciple of one of those calorie-counters who turn the joys of eating into a form of punishment, close this book at once; it is too lively, too aggressive, and far too impertinent for you.”—Salvador Dalí

Food and surrealism make perfect bedfellows: Sex and lobsters, collage and cannibalism, the meeting of a swan and a toothbrush on a pastry case. The opulent dinner parties thrown by Salvador Dalí (1904–1989) and his wife and muse, Gala (1894–1982) were the Continue reading

Rattle of eternity

.

……. On the next death
I will donate the rattle of eternity
in the first passive devil


17362033_1928108020755534_4536248773464639238_n

1600 Jan Claesz., Girl with a Rattle

…….Στον επόμενο θάνατο
θα δωρίσω τη κουδουνίστρα της αιωνιότητας
στο πρώτο περαστικό διάβολο..

Μαρία Ροδοπούλου

 

 

Samuel van Hoogstraten – A Peepshow with Views of the Interior of a Dutch House

.

The peepshow is a rectangular box; the interior is painted on three sides, as well as on the top and bottom

 

The sixth side is open; originally light would have entered the box from this side, perhaps through specially treated paper stretched across it. The box would have been placed close to a window or illumination provided by a candle. There are peep-holes in the two shorter sides which provide the illusion of three-dimensional views of the interior of a house.

Hoogstraten’s box is an unusually elaborate example, decorated on the exterior with allegorical paintings which correspond to chapters in a theoretical book that the artist was to write later. The long side illustrates

Continue reading

The Choice Is Mine – Abimbola T. Alabi

 

48421511_128938778057027_8672249177826131968_n

*Merab Gagiladze
.

Life may not let me choose my lot,
But whether I’d be happy or not…
That is my choice.

To leave hurtful memories behind
Or allow them to bother my mind…
The choice is mine.

To fret over a mistake when it’s done
Or learn from it and move on…
The choice is mine.

To be bothered by all that people say
Or ignore them and go my own way…
The choice is mine.

To hide my feelings, pent up, unspoken,
Or say my mind and ease the burden…
The choice is mine.

To enjoy what I’ve been able to gain
Or ungratefully regard it with disdain…
The choice is mine.

Sometimes I won’t get to pick my lot,
But whether I’ll be happy or not
Will always be my choice.

.

Source: https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/the-choice-is-mine

The Witches in Shakespeare’s Macbeth

 

Shakespeare wrote Macbeth at a time when interest in witchcraft bordered on hysteria. Witches were blamed for causing illness, death and disaster, and were thought to punish their enemies by giving them nightmares, making their crops fail and their animals sicken.

Macbeth-and-the-Three-Witches-1855-Theodore-Chasseriau-oil-painting-1.jpgThe Macbeth and the Three Witches 1855 painting originally painted by Theodore Chasseriau

Witches were thought to allow the Devil to suckle from them in the form of an animal, such as ‘Graymalkin’ and ‘Paddock’, the grey cat and the toad mentioned by the Witches in Act 1, Scene 1. Those who were convicted were often tortured, their trials reported in grisly detail in pamphlets that circulated in their hundreds. Often, those accused of witchcraft lived on the edges of society: they were old, poor and unprotected, and were therefore easy to blame.

Στο έργο, οι τρεις μάγισσες αντιπροσωπεύουν το σκοτάδι, το χάος και τη σύγκρουση, ενώ παίζουν και το ρόλο των μαρτύρων. Την εποχή του Σαίξπηρ, οι μάγισσες θεωρούνταν χειρότερες από επαναστάτες, αφού ήταν όχι μόνο πολιτικοί αλλά και πνευματικοί προδότες.
Continue reading

The most striking art inspired by opera

Η νύχτα στην όπερα είναι ηλεκτρισμένη. Δεν είναι περίεργο ότι οι εικαστικοί καλλιτέχνες εμπνέονται χρόνια τώρα από αυτές τις  μεθυστικές μορφές τέχνης.

 


XMA1_043
1895 Typogravure Charles Courtney Curran Metropolitan Opera House New York Art

 

A night at the opera is electric. It’s no wonder that visual artists have long been inspired by this most intoxicating of art forms.

Some early artworks present a window into a world available only to a small handful of elite opera-goers; later works turn their attention from the stage and shine the spotlight on the audience and even use the architecture of opera houses as a canvas.

Here are our favourite pieces of visual art inspired by opera:

Εδώ είναι τα αγαπημένα μας κομμάτια εικαστικής τέχνης εμπνευσμένα από την όπερα

William Hogarth
A Scene from ‘The Beggar’s Opera’ VI (1731)

William Hogarth’s painting captures the climactic scene of John Gay’s ballad opera – the moment the highwayman Macheath is sentenced to death.
Continue reading

Saddest Truth of the World

This time, Constellation features Steve Cutts, Ashim Shakya, John Holcroft and Pawel Kuczynski through their powerful animations and illustrations. The sad truth about our society reflected through the minds of artistic geniuses.

«O Φασιανός στη Γαλλία», (“Fassianos en France”)- Ιστορικό Αρχείο Μουσείο Ύδρας

Pieces of work of the famous Greek artist Alekos Fassianos are being displayed in the Historical Archives Museum of Hydra till the end of November. The exhibition includes twenty two paintings and twenty prints that belong to the private collection Zachariadis. These works of art have been displayed in places all over the world, like Paris and New York, and now they are presented for the first time in Greece.

Photos Efi 2018

Alekos Fassianos was born in Athens in 1935. He studied in the Athens School of Fine Arts and then went to Paris on a scholarship to continue his studies on lithography. His works have been displayed in the major museums and galleries of the world. Apart from a painter, Fassianos is also a writer, a poet and a stage-designer. His paintings are characterized by slight motion, bright colours and sensuality. He usually gets inspired from tales, figures of shadow theatre and everyday life.

Continue reading

Book of Hours – Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry

 

 

Ο ΟΚΤΩΒΡΙΟΣ από το Γαλλογοτθικό ιστορημένο χειρόγραφο βιβλίο των εποχών-καλεντάρι, έργο των αδελφών Limbourg: “Οι πιο πλούσιες Ώρες του Δούκα του Μπαρύ” (Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry) 1485–1489.

43131571_1027491780756650_6206588575807438848_n
Η αγροτική σκηνή στο πρώτο πλάνο αναπαριστά τη σπορά. Στα δεξιά ένας άντρας σπέρνει στα αυλάκια που έχουν ανοίξει με κάποιο είδος αλετριού. Καρακάξες και κοράκια σπεύδουν να φάνε από τους σπόρους που μόλις έχουν σπαρθεί.

Πίσω, ένα σκιάχτρο με τη μορφή ενός τοξότη με τεντωμένο τόξο, πάνω στο οποίο κρέμονται φτερά, μάταια προσπαθεί να κρατήσει τα πουλιά μακριά.

Αριστερά, ένας αγρότης με άλογο περνάει με μια σβάρνα με μια πέτρα πάνω της, για βάρος, ώστε να να διεισδύσουν τα δόντια βαθύτερα στο έδαφος. Καλύπτει τους σπόρους που μόλις έχουν σπαρθεί.

Στο βάθος, ο ζωγράφος αναπαριστά το παλάτι του Λούβρου. Το σύνολο περιβάλλεται από ένα τείχος που κατ’ αποστάσεις φέρει τρεις πύργους και δυο bretèches (είδος κλειστής πολεμίστρας). Στο βάθος ο Σηκουάνας με μερικές βάρκες και στην ακτή κάποιοι περπατούν ή άλλοι κουβεντιάζουν. Επάνω τα ζώδια του μήνα, Ζυγός και Σκορπιός.

Venetia Georgiou(

Continue reading

Georgia O’Keeffe: Visions of Hawai‘i

Όταν η Τζόρτζια Ο΄Κιφ ζωγράφιζε τον τροπικό παράδεισο της Χαβάης

 

You know a Georgia O’Keeffe painting when you see one – those oversized flowers and stark images of New Mexico. But an exhibit at the New York Botanical Garden showcases one of her lesser-known subjects. “Georgia O’Keeffe: Visions of Hawaii” includes 20 works, and a curated flower show.

“This is Georgia O’Keeffe, but sort of turned up a notch,” said Joanna Groarke, one of the curators of the exhibit. “We see these incredibly bright tropical colors that of course are inherent to the subject, but also feel different.” Continue reading

The Blessed Damozel – Dante Gabriel Rossetti

 

450px-Dante_Gabriel_Rossetti_The_Blessed_Damozel

 

The Blessed Damozel” is perhaps the best known poem by Dante Gabriel Rossetti as well as the title of some of his best known paintings. The poem was first published in 1850 in the Pre-Raphaelite journal The Germ. Rossetti subsequently revised the poem twice and republished it in 1856, 1870 and 1873. [1]

The poem was partially inspired by Edgar Allan Poe‘s poem “The Raven“, with its depiction of a lover grieving on Earth over the death of his loved one. Rossetti chose to represent the situation in reverse. The poem describes Continue reading

Tussar Paintings – History of traditional Odisha silk saree artworks

Tussar Paintings are commonly known as Patta Chitra and is quite a popular art in West Bengal and Odisha. It’s a traditional art done on a piece of cloth or silk sarees with Lord Krishna stories.

Patta means a piece of cloth and Chitra means painting. Various types of cloth materials are used for the patta paintings and the most popular cloths are gauze like cloth, tussar silk and so on.

Continue reading

The Naked Truth

 

One day the truth went down to the lake for a morning swim. He took off his glorious white robes and jumped into the refreshing cool water. While the truth was swimming, a lie came along and saw the beautiful attire of the truth laying there in the grass.

43823340_2109735699276117_3212734712497831936_n

The lie decided he’d take off his old stinky ragged garments and put on the truth’s beautiful clothing. So the lie stole the truth’s clothes. Can you imagine that?

A LIE DRESSED UP LIKE THE TRUTH! The lie went into town parading Continue reading

Malala Yousafzai ‘honoured’ by new portrait at UK’s National Portrait Gallery

In 2014, the activist and writer became the youngest ever recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.

Now she is being further honoured, with her portrait joining those of Queen Elizabeth II and Nelson Mandela in London’s famous gallery.

 

wo03-Malala-portrait

“I am honoured to have my portrait included in the National Portrait Gallery alongside some of Britain’s most influential writers, artists and leaders,” Ms Yousafzai said at the unveiling this weekend.

“I hope it will remind visitors that girls everywhere are fighting for change in their communities and countries — their stories must also be heard.” Continue reading

Caravaggio: Oltre la tela -Καραβάτζιο τρισδιάστατος έξω από το τελάρο

“Dentro Caravaggio” presents an unexplored new perspective of the years of the artist’s extraordinary production, under the light of a some new documents and more recent researches
Once again Milan pays homage to the genius artist showing eighteen of the master’s works of art together for the first time ever.

 

Deemed as unique, this retrospective not only presents the public with works on loan from other major Italian museums, and from equally important foreign museums, but for the first time ever Caravaggio’s canvases will be flanked by their respective radiographic images thanks to the innovative use of multimedia equipment, enabling the audience to follow and discover the artist’s journey from his initial thoughts to the final achievement.

Summer Storm – Sara Teasdale

Kαλοκαιρινές καταιγίδες και κατασκευές κάτω από μια παλιά βάρκα…

Summer storms and crafts under an old boat

 

 

efi’s summer crafts 2018

The panther wind
Leaps out of the night,
The snake of lightning
Is twisting and white,
The lion of thunder
Roars — and we
Sit still and content
Under a tree —
We have met fate together
And love and pain,
Why should we fear
The wrath of the rain!

Old habit that does not stop waking up in the morning, wherever I am … even on holidays.

I took my coffee….  brushes … my paintings and after the morning walk I drove to the sea in Skopelos and started painting and decoupage …

That morning looked different from the others …

The sky was loading and the sun did not come out

Everything seemed like a great rain coming.

20180827_072624.jpg

Παλιά συνήθεια που δεν κόβεται να ξυπνώ πολύ πρωί όπου κι αν είμαι… ακόμα και στις διακοπές..

Έπαιρνα τον καφέ μου…. τα πινέλα… τις μπογιές μου και μετά τον πρωϊνό περίπατο άραζα στη θάλασσα στη Σκόπελο και άρχιζα τη ζωγραφική…

Κείνο το πρωϊνό φαινόταν αλλιώτικο από τα άλλα…

Ο ουρανός φόρτωνε και ο ήλιος αργούσε να βγει….

Όλα έδειχναν πως θα ξεσπάσει μπόρα …

 

 

Continue reading

Why doesn’t anyone discuss Khalil Gibran’s Paintings?

A little silly to point out – but Khalil Gibran is a legend worldwide when it comes to poetry. In the visual arts, his name hasn’t made it as far.

In comparison to how well-acquainted readers are with The Prophet, very few are familiar with a single one of his paintings.
Κhalil Gibran was a talented painter, and has painted alongside some of the most acclaimed artists of his days, most notably alongside French sculptor Auguste Rodin.

 

 

Ο Χαλίλ Γκιμπράν γεννήθηκε στο Μπεχάρι του Λιβάνου, 6 Ιανουαρίου 1883. Μετά τις σπουδές του στο Παρίσι, εγκαταστάθηκε στη Νέα Υόρκη των Η.Π.Α. όπου και πέθανε 10 Απριλίου 1931.

Καταγόταν από οικογένεια σχετικά εύπορη και καλλιεργημένη. Η μητέρα του ήταν καλλιτεχνική φύση, με ξεχωριστό ταλέντο στη μουσική. Ο νεαρός Γκιμπράν παρουσίασε από μικρός ιδιαίτερη επίδοση στη ζωγραφική,την πλαστική και το γράψιμο. Σπούδασε ζωγραφική στο Παρίσι, στη Σχολή Καλών Τεχνών, με δάσκαλο τον Αύγουστο Ροντέν.

Continue reading

Phaedra – Φαίδρα

.

Deriving from the Greek word phaidros, which meant “bright”, Phaedra is a common Greek name for girls stemming from mythology. She was the daughter of Minos and Pasiphaë, sister of Ariadne and wife of Athenian hero Theseus.

Although she is part of tragic myth, the name still retains its attractiveness as more Greeks derail from the tradition of naming children from their grandparents and turn to mythology.

alexandre_cabanel_phdre

Phèdre by Alexandre Cabanel

 

Κατά την Ελληνική Μυθολογία, η Φαίδρα κυριεύθηκε από σφοδρό έρωτα για τον ξακουστό για την ομορφιά, γιο του Θησέα (εκ της Ιππολύτης), τον Ιππόλυτο, στη προσπάθειά της να τον σαγηνεύσει, εκείνος την απέκρουσε. Σε άλλη συνάντηση η Φαίδρα δεν δίστασε να πέσει στα πόδια του και να τον παρακαλεί με δάκρυα ν΄ανταποκριθεί στον παράφορο έρωτά της.

According to Greek Mythology, Phaedra was overwhelmed by love for the beauty-renowned son of Theseus (Hippolyte), Hippolytus, in her attempt to seduce him, he rebuked her. At another meeting, Phaedra did not hesitate to fall on his feet and ask him with tears to respond to her endearing love. Continue reading

“Delacroix 1798 – 1863” at the Louvre

 

The Musée du Louvre and the Metropolitan Museum of Art have joined forces to organise a monographic exhibition dedicated to Delacroix. In its scale, it meets an unprecedented challenge: to elucidate Delacroix’s long, abundant and complex career. From the ashes of youthful brilliance that brought him fame at the Salons of the 1820s to religious and landscaped compositions, the exhibition gathers more than 180 of his works.

Delacroix 1798-1863 explores the tension of an artist who searched for originality while closely following the traditions of Flemish and Venetian artists of the 16th and 17th centuries. In concert with this retrospective, the Musée Delacroix is dedicating an exhibition to the recently restored paintings of Saint-Sulpice church.

“Delacroix 1798-1863” will be showing at the Louvre in Paris until July 23. Note that the Louvre is closed on Tuesdays. www.louvre.fr

From France Today magazine

Η επιτυχία της έκθεσης αφιέρωμα στο έργο μετά το 1830 του γάλλου ζωγράφου Ευγένιου Ντελακρουά προέτρεψε τη διεύθυνση του Λούβρου να προγραμματίσει να ανοίξει τις πύλες του μουσείου 11 απογεύματα του Ιουλίου δωρεάν για το κοινό.  Continue reading

«Μνήμη Ζωγραφική» έκθεση του Χρόνη Μπότσογλου

.

Μια μικρή «αποτίμηση ζωής», βγαλμένη από το εργαστήρι του ζωγράφου, αποτελεί την πιο προσωπική, ίσως, έκθεση του Χρόνη Μπότσογλου στο Kαφέ του Εθνικού Αρχαιολογικού Μουσείου, που εγκαινιάστηκε την Τετάρτη 20 Ιουνίου και θα διαρκέσει ως τις 2 Σεπτεμβρίου.

 

23__MG_9469-960x685

«Η έκθεση «Μνήμη Ζωγραφική» προσκαλεί τους επισκέπτες να «αγγίξουν» το «βλέμμα» του Μπότσογλου μέσα από τα σχέδια και τις προσωπικές σημειώσεις του σημαντικού δημιουργού.

Continue reading

Tumbalalaika – Andrea Guerra

A young lady stands, and he thinks

Thinks and thinks the whole night through
Whom to take and not to shame
Whom to take and not to shame

Tumbala, Tumbala, Tumbalalaika Tumbalalaika, strum balalaika Tumbalalaika, may we be happy Girl, girl,

I want to ask of you
What can grow, grow without rain?
What can burn and never end?
What can yearn, cry without tears?
  Foolish lady, why do you have to ask?
A stone can grow, grow without rain
Love can burn and never
and A heart can yearn, cry without tears
What is higher than a house?
What is swifter than a mouse?
What is deeper than a well?
What is bitter, more bitter than gall? 
A chimney is higher than a house
A cat is swifter than a mouse
The Torah is deeper than a well

Death is bitter, more bitter than gall

 

Artwork by Mariana Kalacheva
.

Jill Barber – Petite Fleur “by pepe le pew”

Little Flower

I have hidden
Better than anywhere else
In the garden of my heart
A little flower
This flower
Prettier than a bouquet
It secretly keeps
All my childish dreams
And the love of my parents
And all these clear mornings
Made of happy distant memories…..

Don’t be afraid
Plucked from the bottom of one’s heart
A little flower

Never dies

Artwork by Jacques Guignard

.

Dolce far niente – Sweet doing nothing

peruginidolcefarniente
Charles Edward Perugini (1839–1918), Dolce Far Niente (1882), oil on canvas, dimensions not known, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, England. The Athenaeum.

H απόλαυση του να μην κάνεις ΤΙΠΟΤΕ!!!

 

Αλλά αν θες να δεις κι άλλους πίνακες πάτα εδώ …

Dolce far niente: the apogee of Aestheticism

 

 

.

London museum explores life behind art of Frida Kahlo

 

 

art-fridakahlo.jpg

A visitor photographs dresses and tunics forming part of ‘Frida Kahlo: Making Herself Up,’ an exhibition of the Mexican artist’s possessions which goes on display outside of Mexico for the first time, at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Toby Melville, Reuters

Στη Φρίντα Κάλο, μια από τις πιο πρωτοποριακές ζωγράφους του 20ού αιώνα που θεωρείται ευρέως πρότυπο του στυλ χάρη στο εκλεκτικό γούστο και την αγάπη της για το χρώμα, τo εμπριμέ και τα κοσμήματα, εστιάζει το Victoria and Albert Museum στο Λονδίνο, το οποίο ετοιμάζει μια έκθεση με τα προσωπικά της αντικείμενα! Continue reading

«Κοσμοναύτες εσωτερικού διαστήματος – οἷα τὰ ἄνω, τοιαῦτα τὰ κάτω»

.

Η εκδήλωση θα πραγματοποιηθεί ταυτόχρονα με τρεις παράλληλες εκθέσεις/παραστάσεις στην Αθήνα, τις Βρυξέλλες και το Τόκυο

08 – 30 Ιουνίου 2018

 

innersp18

Οι «Κοσμοναύτες εσωτερικού διαστήματος- οἷα τὰ ἄνω, τοιαῦτα τὰ κάτω» είναι ο τίτλος της διεθνούς σπονδυλωτής εικαστικής έκθεσης, που παρουσιάζεται τον Ιούνιο του 2018 σε τρεις πόλεις: Αθήνα – Βρυξέλλες – Τόκυο, σε συνεργασία με το Εθνικό Αστεροσκοπείο Αθηνών, το Μουσείο Ηρακλειδών και το εργαστήριο Pearl του Τμήματος Τεχνών, Ήχου και Εικόνας του Ιονίου Πανεπιστημίου.

Η εκδήλωση θα πραγματοποιηθεί ταυτόχρονα με τρεις παράλληλες εκθέσεις/παραστάσεις στην Αθήνα, τις Βρυξέλλες και το Τόκυο, ως μέρος του ομώνυμου έργου «Κοσμοναύτες εσωτερικού διαστήματος», το οποίο βασίζεται σε σύλληψη και οργάνωση του εικαστικού Σπύρου Βερύκιου, τη θεωρητική επιμέλεια της σημειολόγου Ίλιας Κατσαρίδου και συντονισμό της αστροφυσικού Φιόρης-Αναστασίας Μεταλληνού.

Continue reading

Μαρίνα Τσβετάγιεβα, «Το παράθυρο»

 

«Να και πάλι ένα παράθυρο, που και πάλι δεν κοιμούνται.
΄Ισως – πίνουνε κρασί, ίσως – έτσι κάθονται.

Ή απλώς – τα χέρια τους δεν μπορούν οι δυο να χωρίσουν.

Σε κάθε σπίτι, φίλε, υπάρχει ένα τέτοιο παράθυρο.

Είσαι η κραυγή των αποχωρισμών και των συναντήσεων –
εσύ, παράθυρο στη νύχτα…

Προσευχήσου, φιλαράκο, για το άυπνο το σπίτι,
για το παράθυρο με το φως!»

 

Ζωγραφίζοντας με τη φωτιά

Η μυρωδιά του καμμένου ξύλου για πολλούς είναι μια ευχάριστη  ανάμνηση…
Σε συνδυασμό με τη Φαντασία και τη δημιουργική ανάγκη, η Φωτιά γίνεται ενα υπέροχο εργαλείο που ζωγραφίζει πάνω σε οτιδήποτε καίγεται…

 

 

Η πυρογραφία είναι μια τεχνική ζωγραφικής, όπου χρησιμοποιούμε δύο από τα αρχέγονα στοιχεία της φύσης… Το ξύλο και τη φωτιά. Μέσα από τη καταστροφή του ξύλου, καίγοντας το, κάτι καινούργιο γεννιέται. Είναι μία πανάρχαια τεχνική όπου αρχικά γινόταν με πυρακτωμένες βέργες και σφραγίδες καθώς και με τη θερμική δύναμη του Ηλίου.

Στις μέρες μας, χρησιμοποιούμε ειδικό εργαλείο με μεταλλική ακίδα το οποίο θερμαίνεται με ηλεκτρισμό και έτσι αγγίζοντας το ξύλο αποτυπώνει για πάντα το κάψιμο όπως το μελάνι στο χαρτί…
Continue reading