Art History…Islamic Art Across the Centuries

(Friends, Islamic art may be a bit different to what we, as westerners are accustomed to looking at. However, the mastery of colour, shape and symmetry is amazing in Islamic art. Although most of it is religious in nature, there is much that is as secular as our own art when it broke from the clutches of the Church. I am always fascinated by the intricate geometrical patterns, so perfect and so well repeated in both paintings, etchings and in architecture. I hope you enjoy this video and I would like to hear from you, what do you think of Islamic art…)

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JOURNAL ENTRY 20.456 (who cares?)

WordPress is wonderful. I have been actively blogging here since August 2019 and have had lots of fun. I have met wonderful people from different parts of the world that I probably would not have had I not engaged in this endeavour, meaning blogging here…

But I have been analysing (that’s what I do, I cannot help it) and have realised that there are a lot of very intriguing bloggers here. I think many of them have SUPERNATURAL powers! Yes! They look at an entry, a post, and without even looking at the video that it contains, they “like” it! Do they see it in their mind’s eye? Because the video does not have nearly as many views as the likes it has generated on WordPress! Incredible!

So now I ask myself…

Is this all a farce? Is this “blogosphere” a home for ego-centrist, prima-donas who crave “likes” so much they just send them out in the hopes for a return “like” on their blog? It seems to me to be the case…

Well…what to do? Nothing. If they want to waste their time, so be it and welcome! I will never hit “like” unless I like something. I will never follow anyone unless I really want to and I will only concentrate on those good friends and bloggers who actually read, watch, listen and comment. And I will certainly reciprocate with generosity and kindness. As far as the others are concerned, I do not intend to pay them any attention, to each his own.

To all those who have supported and encouraged me, you know who you are, (well actually some have already left WP), but, cheers, I appreciate it.

German Expressionism/Expresionismo alemán

(German Expressionism is a genre that later gave rise to a more general “expressionism” even going as far as calling Pollock’s work “Abstract Expressionism”. Many painters from other European (Norway, Switzerland, Spain) and American (Brasil), tried their hand at the genre, even in times far removed from the dawn of the XXth C. which was when this school of art, more or less started to take form, shape and wings…)

CHEERS!

(LOVE IT WHEN YOU GET LIKES ON A VIDEO BY THOSE WHO HAVE NOT EVEN SEEN IT! IT MAY BE RUBBISH FOR ALL THEY KNOW, BUT THEY STILL HIT THAT LIKE BUTTON…I GET LOTS OF LIKES AND THEN I SEE AND THERE ARE VERY FEW ACTUAL VIEWS ON THE VIDEO, IS THIS A MYSTERY OF WORDPRESS! BOLLOCKS! IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN THIS VIDEO, THEN DO NOT HIT LIKE!)

Ancient Greek Art…

(This is where our civilisation came from, we are the descendants, philosophically, artistically and scientifically, of the ancient Greeks, as the Romans mostly copied their civilisation. Not to say that the Romans did not add many more things and were amazing in their own right…in any event, what do you think? Let me know, let us extend the discussion on art…

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Esculturas urbanas/Urban Sculptures

(This is a real interesting video with images of outrageous and beautiful works of art found in cities throughout the world, with the exception of Pugliese’s which you must see in a gallery or museum, probably in Milan as that was where he constructed them. I hope you enjoy this trip around the world to see some smashing good urban art. Let me know what you think, especially if you’ve actually ever seen any of them.)

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