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    Quote Posted by Anka (here)
    The Endless Column, made by Constantin Brancusi in Targu Jiu, Romania, it is a wooden sculpture and symbolizes the Infinite Sacrifice of Romanian soldiers and it is considered the top point of the modern Art. The column was installed in a park just outside the city, in an open space that gives the impression of exploding from the earth like a trunk that is attracted to the sky.
    I see the column also as a living spectrum of sacred genomic transcendence, a portal to what the universe might mean to each individual, a blueprint in full revolution.



    I see art in us humans, I see art in Nature, only a personalization with art itself gives us a clear perspective on life and that is all beauty.

    Greetings to all art lovers!

    Love,
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    That is the official symbolism;the unofficial and what Brancusi represented was what today is known as DNA,but in his times he consider it an endless spiral which bond the Earth with Universe. Sort of:
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    Brancusi as Hasdeu in writing was highly esoteric in his sculptures.
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    "Your planet is forbidden for an open visit - extremely aggressive social environment,despite almost perfect climatic conditions.Almost 4 billion violent deaths for the last 5000 years and about 15000 major military conflicts in the same period."

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    Years ago, I watched my friend painting a landscape with the most vivid colours. So much so, the landscape looked like a fantasy.

    My friend showed me the artist behind the inspiration. I think he was Canadian and drew landscapes from Western Canada. His pictures stayed with me for a long while.

    A few years ago I had an insight into a possible new world, the colours were bright and vivid, not unlike the Canadian artist's landscapes.

    I've tried searching for him on the web, to share with you, with no success, though I did manage to find an artist that paints a little like him but not so vivid.

    However, his artwork does capture how I feel about Canada and it's landscapes.















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    Bill, thank you for your help and introducing me to the artist's name - Lorenzo Veneziano. Really like all the rich gold textures in this painting.

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    "'In New Age, the mandala is a diagram, chart or geometric pattern that represents the cosmos metaphysically or symbolically; a time-microcosm of the universe, but it originally meant to represent wholeness and a model for the organizational structure of life itself, a cosmic diagram that shows the relation to the infinite and the world that extends beyond and within minds and bodies.'"

    Nature is the Art Store – Nature Mandala(4:17)



    “Butterflies are self propelled flowers.”― Robert A. Heinlein



    C. G. Jung :"A useful image to help us conceptualize the thread of personal unfoldment is the mandala. By mandala I mean a field with a midpoint, such as a sphere with a center. The field is the totality of your experience – your thoughts, feelings, sensations, perceptions, actions; it is the totality of your life at each moment.The center is where Being's dynamism touches your field, touches your mandala. This is where the transformation of experience begins, which then ripples through the whole field."



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    Flowers in Art-Martin Johnson Heade ( 1819- 1904)

    The most that I like: "Thunderstorm on Narragansett Bay"



    "Magnolias on a blue velvet cloth "-Oil on canvas, Height: 38.4 cm (15.1 in); Width: 61.5 cm (24.2 in)



    "Passion Flowers and Hummingbirds" - Oil on canvas, 39.37 x 54.93 cm (15 1/2 x 21 5/8 in.)



    and,

    "The Merry Cemetery" in the village of Săpânța, Maramureş county, Romania. It is famous for its colourful wood tombstones with naive paintings describing, in an original, comic and poetic manner, the people who are buried there as well as scenes from their lives. The Merry Cemetery became an open-air museum.



    The unusual feature of this cemetery is that it diverges from the prevalent belief, culturally shared within European societies – a belief that views death as something indelibly solemn. Connections with the local Dacian culture have been made, a culture whose philosophical tenets presumably vouched for the immortality of the soul and the belief that death was a moment filled with joy and anticipation for a better life (see also Zalmoxianism).



    A collection of the epitaphs from the Merry Cemetery exist in a photography book titled The Merry Cemetery of Sapanta by Peter Kayafas.

    The artist Ioan Stan Patras, a simple man and a sculptor of wooden crosses, understood that death is part of life. This made him stop looking at death with the rigidity we are used to.
    It is assumed that the cheerful attitude towards death was a habit of the Dacians. They believed in eternal life, death being for them only a passage to another world. They did not see death as a tragic end but as a chance to meet the god Zamolxe.



    In many areas of Romania, according to traditional tradition, the separation from the dead is done by good will. The vigil is considered to be the last party attended by both the dead and those left behind. Looking at things from this perspective, Ioan Stan Patras tried to transpose in his works, the essence of the deceased's life, in a happier way, which would make man look at death more easily.

    For me it is an art of life, a masterpiece of the comfort of having the patience to acquire wisdom.

    This song was performed at the Romanian Athenaeum, Bucharest.

    The song is about an old man named "Ilie Patrunjel"( just as a symbol name), optimistic and wise, proud of his simple life in joy, play and dance, as it was, just life...
    He talks about his journey around the world and wishes the warmest good wishes and advice to "play life" with joy and songs and wishes all people on the planet to reach the age of 96 (just like his age)

    Voices from the Merry Cemetery, 6, Ilie Persil(2:08)



    As I wish all people, peace and health and the happiest and most fulfilled life!

    Anca
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    'Street art is unofficial and independent visual art created in public locations for public visibility. Street art is associated with the terms independent art, post-graffiti, neo-graffiti, and guerrilla art."

    It may not be art, but it is a creation somewhere in the middle between the perspective of light and shadows
    The perfect angle always makes all the difference in any inspiration.





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    Beautiful Paintings + Beautiful Classical Music
    (3:17:36 hrs.)


    01. Pachelbel - Canon in D Major
    02. Strauss II - The Blue Danube Waltz
    03. Bach ~ Brandenburg Concerto No. 4-1 BWV 1049
    04. Mozart ~ A Little Night Music / Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
    05. Tchaikovsky - Waltz of the Flowers
    06. Handel ~ Messiah (Hallelujah Chorus)
    07. Edvard Grieg ~ Morning Mood
    08. Bach - Prelude in C major
    09. Bizet - Habanera
    10. Beethoven - Fur Elise
    11. Erik Satie - Gymnopédie No. 1
    12. Erik Satie - Gymnopédie No. 2
    13. Erik Satie - Gymnopédie No. 3
    14. Beethoven - Moonlight Sonata
    15. Amazing Grace
    16. Chopin - The Funeral March
    17. Chopin - Prelude in E Minor (Op. 28 No. 4)
    18. Liszt - Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2
    19. Rossini - William Tell Overture
    20. Mendelssohn - Midsummer Night's Dream
    21. Tchaikovsky - Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairies
    22. Offenbach - Can Can
    23. Camille Saint Saëns - Danse Macabre
    24. Bach - Toccata and Fugue in D minor
    25. Grieg - In the Hall of the Mountain King
    26. Richard Wagner - Ride of the Valkyries
    27. Tchaikovsky - 1812 Overture
    28. Bizet - Les Toreadors from Carmen
    29. Beethoven - Egmont Overture
    30. Beethoven - Symphony No. 5
    31. Beethoven - Symphony No. 9, Ode to Joy
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    Akiane, a gift of grace.



    For many months I was looking forward to today!
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    Synesthesia in art

    "The phrase synesthesia in art has historically referred to a wide variety of artists' experiments that have explored the co-operation of the senses (e.g. seeing and hearing; the word synesthesia is from the Ancient Greek "together," and (aisthēsis) "sensation") in the genres of visual music, music visualization, audiovisual art..."

    What do you do when life chooses you?

    You are in front of a painting and you try to understand the artist's vocation even in the colors of the painting. Do you think that you need color, synthesis, protection or you are just an observer?
    You can see in the colors of the painting, the state of the artist, you can even see in retouches that swing in the molecules of creation.

    Something inside always tells a story and beauty can reveal it.
    Performance is the art of being alive, there is no more vivid proof of this than the beauty around us.
    You don't have to understand, capture or simulate freedom in one
    art analysis, expression lies in the freedom to just, simply understand, and that can be, maybe, love.

    I just love these paintings A golden blue sound of color will always inspire me to write.
    On an artistic level, I've tried this, and even the meanings come together.
    I drew the poems of others and I composed poems after the inspiration of music. Somewhere in the middle, I think that the artistic natures must be understood.







    The Artist Who Paints What She Hears(2:43)

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    Really like Harri Aalto's art - it has a sort of dreamy, esoteric quality and I’m personally drawn to and feel inspired by his work.

    The first painting is entitled The Layers of Consciousness, the second First Frost, the third Ocean of Consciousness, the fourth Observations of Reality.

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    Universal Connection





    Infinite light potentials

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    This artist uses hundreds of marker pens to create swirling skies, dense forests, and winding pathways. Any empty space is turned into a magical wonderland. Step into the magnificent work of Oscar Oiwa Studio, NY.





    Fully Immersive Installation Art by Oscar Oiwa(3:17)

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    Simon Berger is an artist who works with a hammer and glass. He has figured out a way to crack the glass so precisely that it creates an image of a face. It’s a delicate process that has taken him three years of trial and error to get right. Sometimes it takes him one try, but other times it can take him five. And an expensive series of mishaps could cost hundreds of Swiss francs. One wrong hit, and he’ll have to start all over again.







    “Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.” Anton Chekhov

    Artist Makes Portraits On Glass With Just A Hammer 4:48

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    This has to be here, I think: an astonishing exhibition of sand painting.


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    There is no need for words because sometimes they are just colors

    Leonid Afremov: One of the Most Colorful Painters Ever

    Belarusian painter Leonid Afremov is one of the most colorful painters, his skill with a palette knife and oil paint creates vivid scenes and city escape's full of bright colors and watery reflections. His thick strokes are almost mosaic in nature, but the result is not without detail where the colors merge.



    “A poet is someone who can use a single image to send a universal message.” Andrei Tarkovsky



    “If you look for a meaning, you’ll miss everything that happens.” -Andrei Tarkovsky



    “Masterpieces, not always distinguished or distinguishable among all the works with pretensions to genius, are scattered about the world like warning notices in a mine field.” Andrei Tarkovsky, Sculpting in Time

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    Turning Walls into Art
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    The Kiss, 1908 Gustav Klimt
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustav_Klimt

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    I have a modest talent for creating mixed media collages.
    I would have loved to have gone to art school, but as fate would have it, I was disabled when in my 20s by a hit and run driver and have had to live on a small disability income ever since.
    I wanted to surround myself with beautiful art, though I couldn't afford to buy expensive prints.
    But I found a solution.
    I began collecting second hand calendars, greeting cards and magazines from various sources, cut out images of favorite artists works and photographs I liked and put them together into collages, adding bits of lace, beads, glitter, etc.
    There are some examples of my work on 5 pages of this website, 19 collages in all. http://www.spiritualwomen.org/collective1.php
    (Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on each collage to enlarge it. The photos are a bit blurry, but you can get an idea.
    The spiritual sisters who own this website, and whose retreats I have attended, gave me the spiritual name of "Nandini", so I use that name on the display pages.)
    There are laws about using other artists' and photographers' work in collages, although some of them have "gray areas".
    Basically, it is illegal to market such work unless the collage artist has permission from the artists and photographers whose work is used.
    I never tried to do that, though I have made prints and cards and given them as gifts to friends and acquaintances, and once I taught a 2 day collage workshop at one of the spiritual retreats that was great fun.
    I always use uplifting and inspiring images, and the process of making the collages puts me in a very peaceful, timeless, altered state.
    I have the originals all over my walls, and it really helps to create a sacred space for me in my home.
    You don't need a lot of talent, just enough space to work in and patience.
    It's an inexpensive and easy hobby, accessible to most, and a wonderful way to pass the time.
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    Default Re: Inspiring and Uplifting Art: a gift of grace

    George Bumann talks about his personal unification of art and science through wildlife sculpture, and finding the meaning in his life, while sculpting onstage.

    George Bumann, a professional sculptor working in and around Yellowstone National Park, takes an unconventional approach to his art. Though reared in his mother’s New York sculpture studio, he initially turned his back to the arts to pursue a parallel passion–ecology. Later, living in the fabled Lamar Valley of Yellowstone, he was overcome by the depth of experiences that words could not convey. An effort to communicate the indescribable brought him back to the early lessons of the studio. The tug between art and science, in the end, led him on a very personal journey to unify his two worlds. Through his art, George chases the awe and the mystery of wild places and wild beings in pursuit of a deeper sense of what they mean to us, and more importantly what they reveal about us. When not working in his Montana studio, he may be found modeling clay beside a herd of bison, hiking primordial pathways, or scrambling up a tree to avoid an ornery moose.

    This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx


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