Saturday, December 20, 2014

Kung fu/Kungfu or Gung fu/Gongfu

Chinese term referring to any study, learning, or practice that requires patience, energy, and time to complete
“I am nothing.
I'll never be anything.
I couldn't want to be something.
Apart from that, I have in me all the dreams in the world.” 
― Fernando Pessoa The Book of Disquiet -

pencil drawing 100cmX70cm

Monday, June 9, 2014

"Horror ubique animos, simul ipsa silentia terrent'

nr12 of the series based on Giannoulis Chalepas
pencil drawing 20cmX26cm

nr11 of the series based on Giannoulis Chalepas
pencil drawing 20cmX26cm

nr10 of the series based on Giannoulis Chalepas

pencil drawing 65cmX50cm

"Character is Destiny" Heraclitus

nr9 of the series based on Giannoulis Chalepas

pencil drawing (50X50cm)

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Time gets ahead of us

nr4 of the series based on Giannoulis Chalepas

pencil drawing (20X26cm)

nr5 of the series based on Giannoulis Halepas
pencil drawing (20X26cm)

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Time provokes its own past

Nr3 of the series based on Giannoulis Halepas

pencil drawing(20X26m)

Nr2 of the series based on Giannoulis Halepas

pencil drawing(20X26cm)

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Time provokes its own past

Yannoulis Chalepas (GreekΓιαννούλης Χαλεπάς, August 14, 1851 – September 15, 1938) was a Greek sculptor and significant figure of Greek Art
1st pencil drawing 20cmX26cm

Saturday, August 17, 2013

A grand tour to mythology pictures

 under the dome of Kedleston Hall

next to the staircase well of the ocean-liner Leviathan, standing on the floor of a Japanese house meticulously crafted   
new starting, patience loaded, where it will take me when its done
graphite pencil drawing 100cmX70cm
title: yet undefined

Monday, May 13, 2013

Beating the death

"Horror ubique animos, simul ipsa silentia terrent'

"Beating the death"
pencil drawing 65cmX50cm

Monday, April 1, 2013

Conspicuous dialectical symmetry

Finished aspect of the drawing titled: "Far away i miss the boat" inspired by the work of Meindert Hobbema "The Avenue, Middelharnis"  made in 1689

Contrasts questioning reality-fantasy issues, the narrative of the form, 
the contrasts between nature and nurture

Monday, March 11, 2013

Saint Jerome is beating the death

Start working on a drawing inspired by a primitive Flemisch painting by Josse van Cleve, the "Saint Jerome" Is speculated to be made around 1530.
Rocky landscape, scattered fabrics and
 the kneeling saint with a stone is about to smash a skull.
 He is about to beat the Death

Drawing in finishing process titled: "Beating the death"
pencil 70cmX50cm

Ils avaient le privilége de la vérité, de la simplicité,
du silence, de la contemplation

Drawing in process titled: "Beating the death"
pencil 70cmX50cm

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Bubbly atmosphere, blurry dimensions, vague perceptions. Repeatedly reflecting the sign of the time. Whether sunk or elevated, you make the choice 

      Details of the drawing titled: Into the cabin

Monday, December 3, 2012

The unbearable lightness of being

The exquisite plaster work, of this Venetian palazzo, leaves the spectator breathless.
It extends throughout all the ceilings of the important rooms of this building.

       drawing inspired by the ceiling in the salon of the Palazzo Albrizzi in Venice.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Meindert Hobbema (bapt. October 31, 1638 – December 7, 1709), was a landscape painter of the Dutch school and i am stricken by his modernity

 Though his landscapes are severely and moderately toned, generally in an olive key, and often attuned to a puritanical grey or russet, they surprise us, not only by the variety of their leafage, but by the finish of their detail as well as the boldness of their touch. With astonishing subtlety light is shown penetrating cloud, and illuminating, sometimes transiently, sometimes steadily, different portions of the ground, shining through leaves upon other leaves, and multiplying in an endless way the transparency of the picture.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Starting the new one "Far away i miss the boat"

Started the new drawing from the bottom right edge like always, to prevent that  my hands would smudge the drawing. It resembles a typical Dutch landscape, the endless even surface, the endless sky, beautifully depicted by Meindert Hobbema (1638-1709) who he made the painting in 1689 and named it "The Avenue, Middelharnis"
At the left edge of the landscape i will place the distant figure of the ocean liner i made on my 1st drawing the "Behind the bush" the blurred volume of which didn't exist in the painting of the Dutch master, as well as the two wrestlers that i drew on the bottom right edge.
I see the original painting as a window to another era.
That window hasn't changed, the landscape is similar to itself nowadays, the same plain, with the same endless possibilities.

So is the drawing  my symbolic window, and i wrestle to win or to lose, but far away i miss the boat

Detail of the drawing named: "Far away i miss the boat"

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Tableau Vivant

  "Tableau Vivant"pencil drawing 100cmX70cm

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

A small preview

We are all looking for our own Ithaca. 
Its either far away or deep inside

Drawing titled: "Into the cabin"
medium: pencil
size: 170cm X 120cm

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Doryanthes excelsa Correa

                                               medium: pencil
                                               size: 50cm X 70cm

Detail of the drawing titled:  "Doryanthes excelsa Correa
Name of the plant pictured: "Doryanthes excelsa Correa" Globe Spear

Sunday, May 29, 2011

"although the tares hinder the wheat, yet they make it the more beautiful to behold" Martin Luther (1483 –1546)

The Parable of the Tares has often been cited in support of various degrees of religious tolerationMartin Luther preached a sermon on the parable in which he affirmed that only God can separate false from true believers and noted that killing heretics or unbelievers ends any opportunity they may have for salvation:

"From this observe what raging and furious people we have been these many years, in that we desired to force others to believe; the Turks with the sword, heretics with fire, the Jews with death, and thus outroot the tares by our own power, as if we were the ones who could reign over hearts and spirits, and make them pious and right, which God's Word alone must do. But by murder we separate the people from the Word, so that it cannot possibly work upon them and we bring thus, with one stroke a double murder upon ourselves, as far as it lies in our power, namely, in that we murder the body for time and the soul for eternity, and afterwards say we did God a service by our actions, and wish to merit something special in heaven."

But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.

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