Monday, September 30, 2013

the couch 40x30cm

although usually not comfortable, I just love the looks of these antique looking couches... [A.R.]

The term 'couch' is used in North AmericaAustraliaNew 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'.[4] 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

mama in toy-land 40x40cm

when I close my eyes I see toys everywhere, toys in the sky with the stars, toys in the water, toys on the ground, toys swirling around me... never getting old childhood is always a part of you, you just have to free it!?! [A.R.]

little girl in big old house 50x60cm

you look smaller than you actually are in such big, old, high-ceilinged houses... [A.R.]

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Sunday afternoon on the beach 50x40cm

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 40x50cm

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.]

bilanciamento amniotico

1/2 umana dotata di resistenza e

1/2 mai nata innata intoccata mostruosa meraviglia siderale


amniotic balance
1/2 human with resistance and
1/2 never born innate never touched monstrous sideral wonder 

Thursday, September 19, 2013

my son Rafail 40x40cm

my BIG little one... [A.R]

EXHIBITION Salaminia 2013

Annual group exhibition on the anniversary of the battle of Salamis (20 Sep 480 B.C.), I'm participating with my painting "after the battle (Salamis 480 B.C.) 50x50cm". Due to delays of the international mail-system, finally I'm participating with my older painting "rusty crane 120x70cm". For this exhibition it will be titled something like "Salamis 2013". [A.R.]

Sunday, September 15, 2013

after the battle (Salamis 480 B.C.) 50x50cm

Dusk after the battle, the channel is empty, deserted bow remains, leaning on Cynosure; the light of the all-destructive flame pierces the sky and the sea, to illuminate the souls who offered themselves to the pages of history. Light, perpetual, unstoppable, either creative or destructive force. [I.R.S.]

Απόβραδο της μάχης, ο δίαυλος άδειος, απομένει μία έρημη πρώρη ακουμπισμένη στη Κυνοσούρα με το φως της πανδαμάτωρος φλόγας να διαπερνά ουρανό και θάλασσα, να φωτίζει τις ψυχές που προσέφεραν εαυτόν στις σελίδες της ιστορίας. Φως, έννοια αέναη ασταμάτητη είτε δημιουργική είτε καταστροφική. [Ι.Ρ.Σ.]

Saturday, September 14, 2013

the sea 30x15cm

"Now small fowls flew screaming over the yet yawning gulf; a sullen white surf beat against its steep sides; then all collapsed, and the great shroud of the sea rolled on as it rolled five thousand years ago." [Herman Melville]

fishing trawler returning to the wharf 40x20cm

"He no longer dreamed of storms, nor of women, nor of great occurrences, nor of great fish, nor fights, nor contests of strength, nor of his wife. He only dreamed of places now and of the lions on the beach." Ernest Hemingway

Sunday, September 8, 2013

looking at the wharf 40x40cm

Any view of the wet element can never be overestimated, this picture captured by my minds eye, is one of the things that I took with me from Monterey, CA [A.R.]

on the beach at dawn 24x18cm

The love is gone, everything is gone, only the aftertaste is present; water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink... [I.R.S.]