Sunday, December 22, 2013
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Η Δήμητρα (Δημήτηρ στα αρχαία), στην ελληνική μυθολογία, ήταν η θεά της καλλιέργειας (δηλαδή της γεωργίας), αλλά και της ελεύθερης βλάστησης, του εδάφους και της γονιμότητας αυτού. Κατά συνέπεια θεωρείτο και προστάτιδα του γάμου και της μητρότητας των ανθρώπων. Ήταν Ολύμπια (κύρια) θεότητα.
Το όνομά της προέρχεται από το Δη (δωρικό τύπο του Γη) και το μήτηρ και σημαίνει μητέρα γη. [Α.Ρ.]
Demeter (Δήμητρα or Δημήτηρ in Greek) was in ancient Greek mythology, the goddess of cultivation i.e. agriculture, but also of the free vegetation, of the soil and of the fertility. As a consequence she was also considered the protector of marriage and of the motherhood of people. She was an Olympian (main) deity.
The name comes from the De (Δη) (Dorian version of the word Earth) and the meter (μήτηρ = mother) and means mother earth. [A.R.]
Thursday, December 5, 2013
EXHIBITION IN ITALY: empatia
When: December 14th at 06:00pm until December 24th at 08:00pm
Where: Via delle Botteghelle 42, Salerno
I'm participating with the paintings "the dead village behind the wall 50x70cm", "girl with coat (2) 60x60cm".
The title of the exhibition is inspired by the concept of empathy (empatia), German Einfühlung, a term coined by the philosopher R.Vischer as the ability to get in tune with each other, as sharers of each others moods, leaving aside sympathy and antipathy, trying to relate to others with empathy. So in the arts one can speak of aesthetic sympathy, or feeling, not otherwise defined, you feel in front of a work of art. The work is perceived as beyond meaning, beyond the technical, as pure visual spontaneous participation, which creates a sense of well being and inner vision.
Saturday, December 14th at 06:00pm
Via delle Botteghelle 42, Salerno
Domenig with expressionist paintings - Anastasia Rapantzikou-Saliari with
her veiled paintings, of inner inspiration - Maria Irene Vairo with inspiration drawn from the
natural geometry - Anna de Rosa with realistic figurative art made with the technique of recycling - the floral Antonia Calabrese
Artworks - photography pop Leticia Maranhao de Sa, the 'informal
Elena Ferro - the rugged landscape of Flora Malaspina.
The exhibition has mainly popular character.
Monday, December 2, 2013
It was summertime in northern Germany (yes summertime exists there too, although not many people know that, lol) we were together with a couple of very good friends in Kiel. They took us for coffee and cake to a Obstcafé over-viewing the Nord-Ostsee-Kanal (Gut Warleberg Obstcafé) not only was the range of the berry and cherry cakes divine but also there was room for the kids and the view was incredible. This view inspired this painting, which in the gloomy darkness of Hamburgs early winter I felt the urge to paint. [A.R.]
Saturday, November 30, 2013
Monday, November 25, 2013
onward she comes
See... onward she comes
Onward she nears out of the sun
See, she has no crew
She has no life, wait but here's two.
Death and she life in death,
They throw their dice for the crew
She wins the mariner and he belongs to her now.
Then... crew one by one
They drop down dead, two hundred men
She... she, life in death.
She lets him live, her chosen one. [IRON MAIDEN, The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner]
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
In folklore, moonlight sometimes has a harmful influence. For example, sleeping in the light of a full moon on certain nights was said to transform a person into a werewolf. The light of the moon was thought to worsen the symptoms of lunatics, and to sleep in moonlight could make one blind, or mad. Nyctalopia (night blindness caused by a lack of vitamin A), was thought to be caused by sleeping in moonlight in the tropics. [Wikipedia]
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Ο πατέρας μου –μύρο το κύμα που τον τύλιξε– δεν είχε σκοπό να με κάμη ναυτικό.
— Μακριά, έλεγε, μακριά, παιδί μου, από τ’ άτιμο στοιχειό! Δεν έχει πίστη, δεν έχει έλεος. Λάτρεψέ την όσο θες, δόξασέ την· εκείνη το σκοπό της. Μην κοιτάς που χαμογελά, που σου τάζει θησαυρούς. Αργά-γρήγορα θα σου σκάψη το λάκκο ή θα σε ρίξη πετσί και κόκκαλο, άχρηστο στον κόσμο. Είπες θάλασσα, είπες γυναίκα, το ίδιο κάνει.
Και τα έλεγε αυτά άνθρωπος που έφαγε τη ζωή του στο καράβι· που ο πατέρας, ο πάππος, ο πρόπαππος, όλοι ώς τη ρίζα της γενιάς ξεψύχησαν στο παλαμάρι. [Λόγια της πλώρης, Ανδρέας Καρκαβίτσας]
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Τα εσπεριδοειδή είναι χαμηλά δένδρα, που τα φύλλα τους δεν πέφτουν (αειθαλή) και ευδοκιμούν στις τροπικές ή ημιτροπικές και στις εύκρατες χώρες (Ελλάδα). Τα φρούτα τους ανταγωνίζονται για το ποιο αποτυπώνει καλύτερα το χρυσό του φωτός, ποιο εκπροσωπεί καλύτερα το θεό Ήλιο, το μεγάλο Απόλλωνα τον θεό του κάλλους. Τα χρυσό-χρωμα αυτά φρούτα είναι η υλοποίηση του φωτός και της τέχνης (του κάλλους) που μόνο διά αυτού αποκτά υπόσταση. [Ι.Ρ.Σ.]
Citruses are low trees, whose leaves do not fall (evergreen) and thrive in tropical or sub-tropic and temperate countries (Greece). Their fruits are competing, which one reflects better the golden light, which one represents better the sun-god, the great Apollo the god of beauty. These golden-colored fruits are the realization of light and art (beauty). Art comes into being through that light. [I.R.S.]
Sunday, November 10, 2013
I think doors are strange, you never know what awaits you on the other side, if anything. I also find that doors have something in common with wild flowers, their coloring!
A bright colored door catches the eye like a bright colored flower, but is it just inviting, or is it a trap? The only way to find out is to try it out... will it be worth the risk?
A soft colored door is inconspicuous, is it trying to hide (itself and its content) or is it just humble?
Do black doors hide evil or are they just frightened of it and yearn for the cover of the night?
One could of course argue that doors are just doors, but where would be the fun in that! I prefer thinking that consciously or subconsciously, the person choosing the color did it for a reason... [I.R.S.]
Saturday, November 9, 2013
Όσα ρούχα και να αγοράσεις, εγώ θα σε σκέφτομαι πάντα γυμνή (γραμμένο σε τοίχο στην Αθήνα) - Αυτή είναι η σχέση του Έλληνα με τον κόσμο, ωραίο και αληθινό είναι το απλό και απέριττο. Όσο και να προσπαθούν κάποιοι κατά καιρούς να ντύσουν την αλήθεια με διάφορους μανδύες, μόνο η γυμνή αλήθεια χαίρει της αποδοχής του. Το political correct δεν ανακαλύφθηκε στην Ελλάδα. [Ι.Ρ.Σ.]
No matter how many clothes you buy, I will always think of you naked (written on a wall in Athens) - This is the relationship between the Greek and the world, good and true is the simple and unadorned. As much as some are trying at times to dress the truth various cloaks, only the naked truth enjoys his acceptance. Political correctness was one of the things that were not discovered by the greeks. [I.R.S.]
Saturday, October 26, 2013
A gloomy day under a liquid sky and the path as it transforms into a hazy line that could be water. The mist gives to the scenery a shine that the approaching darkness steals away. The only fact is after all time itself. It is late, too late; the mighty night will cast all illusions into oblivion, into darkness! [I.R.S.]
Friday, October 25, 2013
The Port of Piraeus, as the largest Greek seaport, is one of the largest seaports in the Mediterranean Sea basin and one of the top ten container ports in Europe. The port is also a major employer in the area, with more than 1,500 employees who provide services to more than 24,000 ships every year. Port of Piraeus has been the port of Athens since Archaic times. [Wikipedia]
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Friday, October 18, 2013
Saturday, October 12, 2013
The donkey is an animal of habit, new ways, new roads, new things aren't becoming for your average donkey. When something new comes its way, it will put the feet down and nothing can move it from its place. So it is the fear of the new, the fear of the different that drives (or in this case stops) the donkey. Did you ever stop to notice how many donkeys walk among us? Many of them on two feet... [I.R.S.]
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
After painting "on the road 24x18cm" & "on the road again 24x18cm" the time we were in Monterey (California) was all I could think of (Hey, Stephanie). While there one of our favorite pastime activities was to drive southwards the 'Highway 1' to Big Sur. Along the road walked by Jack Kerouac, and used as the title for one of his books. [A.R.]
Monday, October 7, 2013
Well, I'm so tired of crying
But I'm out on the road again
I ain't got no woman
Just to call my special friend
You know the first time I traveled
Out in the rain and snow
I didn't have no payroll
Not even no place to go
And my dear mother left me
When I was quite young
She said, "Lord, have mercy
On my wicked son."
Take a hint from me, mama
Please don't you cry no more
'Cause it's soon one morning
Down the road I'm going
But I ain't going down
That long old lonesome road
All by myself
I can't carry you, baby
Gonna carry somebody else
[Canned Heat, On The Road Again]
Sunday, October 6, 2013
Saturday, October 5, 2013
Yeah I'm lookin' out the window, I'm lookin' at you
Well I'm dreamin' all the sweet dreams and the memories of the past
Feel so fine honey, thats why our love should last
Feel so good baby and it's all because of you
I've gotta love ya, I need to love ya, I want to love ya so nice
We're havin' all the time to ourselves
Yeah we're havin' all the fun to ourselves
Lord I'm pickin' up the pieces off the shelf
Won't take long baby 'cause there's hardly any left
Feel so good baby but it's all because of you
[Stevie Ray Vaughan, Lookin' Out The Window]
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
the armchair was missing, now together with the couch, I got a set... [A.R.]
Armchair theorizing, armchair philosophizing, or armchair scholarship is an approach to providing new developments in a field that does not involve the collection of new information but, rather, a careful analysis or synthesis of existent scholarship. Depending on context, the armchair approach may be considered deficient or unproductive. For example, anthropologists typically consider ethnographic fieldwork to be a necessary part of anthropological research and consider the armchair approach to be antiquated. [Wikipedia]
Monday, September 30, 2013
although usually not comfortable, I just love the looks of these antique looking couches... [A.R.]
The term 'couch' is used in North America, Australia, New Zealand, whilst the term 'sofa' is generally used in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The word originated in Middle English from the Old French noun couche, which derived from the verb meaning 'to lie down'. It originally denoted an item of furniture for lying or sleeping on, somewhat like a chaise longue, but now refers to sofas in general. [Wikipedia]
Saturday, September 28, 2013
Thursday, September 26, 2013
as the weekend fades away, the beach seems to be yearning for the sparse company to stay... [A.R.]
"Nobody of any real culture, for instance, ever talks nowadays about the beauty of sunset. Sunsets are quite old fashioned. To admire them is a distinct sign of provincialism of temperament. Upon the other hand they go on." [Oscar Wilde]
Sunday, September 22, 2013
Amnesia (from Greek ἀμνησία, "ἀ" meaning "without", "μνησία" memory) is a deficit in memory caused by brain damage, disease, or psychological trauma. [Wikipedia]
Inspired by the artistic photo
of my Friend Paola Polvere... [A.R.]
1/2 umana dotata di resistenza e
1/2 mai nata innata intoccata mostruosa meraviglia siderale
1/2 human with resistance and
1/2 never born innate never touched monstrous sideral wonder
1/2 never born innate never touched monstrous sideral wonder