Sunday, December 28, 2014
Thursday, December 11, 2014
I stand beneath the mystic moon.
An opiate vapor, dewy, dim,
Exhales from out her golden rim,
And softly dripping, drop by drop,
Upon the quiet mountain top,
Steals drowsily and musically
Into the universal valley.
The rosemary nods upon the grave;
The lily lolls upon the wave;
Wrapping the fog about its breast,
The ruin moulders into rest;
Looking like Lethe, see! the lake
A conscious slumber seems to take,
And would not, for the world, awake.
All Beauty sleeps!—and lo! where lies
Irene, with her Destinies!
Sunday, December 7, 2014
The secret island had looked mysterious enough on the night they had seen it before - but now, swimming in the hot June haze, it seemed more enchanting than ever. As they drew near to it, and saw the willow trees that bent over the water-edge and heard the sharp call of moorhens that scuttled off, the children gazed in delight. Nothing but trees and birds and little wild animals. Oh, what a secret island, all for their very own, to live on and play on. [Enid Blyton, The Secret Island]
Friday, November 21, 2014
Saturday, November 15, 2014
About my participation in the CHIE ART GALLERY during the "equilibiri" exhibition... [click here]![A.R.S.]
Saturday, November 8, 2014
... I am back... I finished with all the moving around and now from the beautiful Thessaloniki - the bride of Thermaikos - this is my latest painting...
It is a fuzzy warm feeling being back in Greece... I am so glad to be back that I have yet to discover something, anything, annoying! I 'm home!![A.R.S.]
Monday, July 21, 2014
... farewell to Hamburg..., I am about to move back Home, back to Greece. Back to stay!
I am neither happy, nor sad;
I am both happy, and sad;
I do not know, really
another thing I do not know is how exactly the way I feel affects my paintings and effects on them...
This is the last painting I am painting here, in Hamburg. Here where I actually started this blog 1.5 years ago!!
My next post will be sent into the ether from further south.
... farewell to Hamburg...[A.R.]
Monday, July 14, 2014
shades of blue...
seas of blue disrupted by white foamy lines...
it is a flag hiding between the lines,
it is the livelihood of a nation,
it is the pride of a seafaring's son mother!
it is a story that started long, long ago in the mist of ancient times,
a story bold and beautiful but also sad and true...
a story - history that charges the hearts of men, of those men calling it their own,
filling them with energy... begging for the right medium to be released!
the time shall come...[I.R.S.]
Friday, July 4, 2014
and truth are usually more charming unveiled!" was the beginning of the description of my other nude "Unveiled 80x30cm", and thinking for a title for this one the word unveilled ... made me think of the "dance of veils", made me think of Salome... Yet the historic anchor-point was not to my liking as well as the fact that while painting I thought of nothing the like... In the end it's just a dancer! This again made me think of Tina Turner's "private dancer"... I'm a mess, I feel awkward with nude, I guess, although they are beautiful!... Anyway, so, I present to you "The Dancer".[A.R.]
Sunday, June 22, 2014
Imagination is a powerful thing, I often watch my little-one preparing to go to sleep and choosing one of his toys, a different one every evening, to keep him company. I guess he is sculpting his dreams that way; when he wakes in the morning he is still holding the toy and if not the first thing he does, still half asleep, is to retrieve it from the blankets.
Yesterday he went to sleep with a little whale on his pillow ... this is a capture thereof.[A.R.]
Thursday, June 5, 2014
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Thursday, May 29, 2014
EXHIBITION di residenza: JDA Gallery