Sunday, 31 August 2014

Art is for shock you! photos by K. Shiuka

Tony Blair's Portrait in The National Portrait Gallery,  29 august London.,
 Photo by khatia shiuka
Artwork by  Alastair Adams
  Alastair Adams, president of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters.



Joy of life in The National Gallery, London. 

 Woman In The National Gallery, London. 

 Two Men In The National Gallery, London., By Khatia Shiuka

Tourists,  The National Gallery, London.



Me, In the National Gallery, London.
29 august, 2014
Me, With Peter Paul Rubens' - Samson and Delilah, In the National Gallery, London.


Two Issues; SMILE and BE HAPPY

Two issues; SMILE and BE HAPPY
1.  Smile -  Director Lindsay Anderson's film- story of the repressive life at an English public school...

2. So, I'm happy..:)
Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart  in the Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot.



Saturday, 30 August 2014

Writers In London.

Virginia Woolf's house,  London. 
Photo by Khatia Shiuka

Virginia woolf's bedroom/bed In London. 29 august, 2014, Photo by Khatia Shiuka

Me, in Virginia woolf's bedroom, 29 august, 2014, London. photo by Jasmine King - leeder ( house host, today)


T. S Eliot's house,  29 august, London.
Photo by Khatia Shiuka


Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Sculptures

Low Angle View of a Carved Column, the Monolith, Gustav Vigeland Sculpture Park,  Frogner Park, Norway


The Kiss of Death in Barcelona’s Poblenou Cemetery. 1930. White marble.  by Joan Fontbernat

Me :)))

LIPA:The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts was started by Sir Paul McCartney and John Lennon's old art school building, the former Liverpool College of Art.
27. 08. 2014

The Liverpool Biennial - International Contemporary Art Festival in the Liverpool, United Kingdom.
I work with them for summer holiday.We occupied few galleries including 'Tate'. LOL.



Monday, 25 August 2014

Monty Python In Ukraine


Orthodox Priests Standing between Protesters and Police in Ukraine..
P.s  lots of stones around priests, seems too funny, like Monty Python..





Richard Attenborough - Gandhi

Oscar-winning British film director  Richard  Attenborough (1923 - 2014)  was English actor and film director, He was the President of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.  
 Richard Attenborough's great speech on Gandhi and non - violence..



My Mother :))

My Mother, Tbilisi, 2009.
Ode To My Family

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Alexander Calder - American Sculptor

Alexander Calder Was American Artist and Sculptor.



Joseph Beuys - German Artist


Joseph Beuys 
(Portrait of Joseph Beuys - Andy Warhol.)

 Joseph Beuys was a German Fluxus, performance artist, art theorist and pedagogy of art. His extensive work is grounded in concepts of humanism, social philosophy and anthroposophy.
Joseph Beuys was born in 1921 in Germany. In 1940 he joined the military,  He was trained as an aircraft radio operator and combat pilot. At the end of the war he was held in a British prisoner-of-war camp for several months, and returned to Kleve in 1945, on his return from the war Beuys enrolled in the Düsseldorf Academy of Art to study sculpture. He graduated in 1952, and during the next years focused on drawing--he produced thousands during the 1950s alone--and reading, ranging freely through philosophy, science, poetry, literature, and the occult. ( 2, Photo; " I like America and America like me. Performance by J. B)  During the early 1960s, Düsseldorf developed into an important center for contemporary art and Beuys became acquainted with the experimental work of artists such as Nam June Paik and the Fluxus group, whose public "concerts" brought a new fluidity to the boundaries between literature, music, visual art, performance, and everyday life.  As the decades advanced, his commitment to political reform increased and he was involved in the founding of several activist groups: in 1967, the German Student Party, whose platform included worldwide disarmament and educational reform; in 1970, the Organization for Direct Democracy by Referendum, the Free International University and In 1979 he was one of 500 founding members of the Green Party.  Beuys also continued to make objects, installations, multiples, and performances. His reputation in the international art world solidified after a 1979 retrospective at New York's Guggenheim Museum. His career was characterized by passionate, even acrimonious public debate. He is now regarded as one of the most influential artists of the second half of the 20th century.
Joseph Beuys died in 1986 in Düsseldorf. In the subsequent decade his students have carried on his campaign for change, and his ideas and artwork have continued to spark lively debate.



Piece Of Silence, by John Cage

John Cage  
John Cage was an American composer,  writer, and artist.
 *I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones.
*There is no such thing as an empty space or an empty time. There is always something to see, something to hear. In fact, try as we may to make a silence, we cannot.
   I don't need sound to talk to me..
 John Cage - silence
Piece Of Silence


Friday, 22 August 2014

George De La tour's Artworks

Georges de Latour
(1593 - 1652)
 Georges de Latour was a French Baroque painter, he painted mostly religious chiaroscuro scenes lit by candlelight. Latour was one of those extroverted visionaries whose art faithfully reflects certain aspects of the outer world. most of his compositions are of figures seen by the light of a single candle
P.s  part of my Artists research for art college
 k. S





A New Statue of Mahatma Gandhi

 A New Statue of Mahatma Gandhi
(Photo; UK's Foreign Secretary William Hague )

 A new statue of Mahatma Gandhi will be erected opposite the Houses of Parliament, In London, in 2015,    the inspiration for non-violent civil rights movements around the world, to be erected in Parliament Square, UK, the country he took on for India’s freedom.  It will be in place in time for the centenary of Gandhi’s return to India to begin the non-violent struggle for self rule.
 London already has a Gandhi statue in Tavistock Square in the heart of central London.

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Charles Bukowski On Dictatorship and Democracy


The difference between a democracy and a dictatorship is that in a democracy you vote first and take orders later; in a dictatorship you don't have to waste your time voting.
* The free soul is rare, but you know it when you see it - basically because you feel good, very good, when you are near or with them.
           Charles Bukowski
Love is a Dog from Hell  
“there is a loneliness in this world so great
that you can see it in the slow movement of
the hands of a clock.
people so tired, mutilated either by love or no love.
people just are not good to each other one on one.
the rich are not good to the rich
the poor are not good to the poor, 
we are afraid.
our educational system tells us that we can all be big-ass winners.
it hasn't told us about the gutters or the suicides.
or the terror of one person aching in one place
alone, untouched, unspoken to watering a plant.  



Sunday, 17 August 2014

Friday, 15 August 2014

Me:)))

I'm Not There....................
Looking inside........................................

Love Is Real


'Loving is giving and being loved is receiving. Loving should not depend on being loved, but to all intents and purposes, your commitment in a relationship is grossly expressed by how much of yourself you share with your lover.'


Thursday, 14 August 2014

Rights and Wrongs

                                                      Rights and Wrongs


          P. s    the 'Genius can only breathe freely in an atmosphere of freedom'. - John Stuart Mill


Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Sergey Yesenin


Sergei Yesenin was one of the most popular and well-known Russian poet of the 20th century.

  28 December in 1925 Yesenin was found dead in his room in the Hotel Angleterre. His last poem Goodbye my friend, goodbye ,  Yesenin complained that there was no ink in the room, and he was forced to write with his blood,  academic researchers of Yesenin's life, the poet was in a state of depression a week after the end of treatment in a mental hospital and committed suicide by hanging.

A theory exists that Yesenin's death was actually a murder by NKVD agents who staged it to look like suicide.

The farewell poem of  Yesenin, written in his own blood.


Goodbye, My Friend, Goodbye 


Goodbye, my friend, goodbye.

My love, you are in my heart.

It was preordained we should part

And be reunited by and by.

Goodbye: no handshake to endure.

Let's have no sadness — furrowed brow.

There's nothing new in dying now

Though living is no newer.



Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Caravaggio's Artworks

 Sacrifice of Isaac 1602-3
(I hate the Bible story about Isac God is big joker, here;DD)  


Caravaggio's St. Thomas Putting His Finger on Christ's Wound.  1602-3


'No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.' DPS

 Robin Williams has been found dead, aged 63, in an apparent suicide'... ..
He said with The Guardian; Every time you get depressed, comedy will be there to drag your ass out of it..
 'Carpe Diem'  
"They're not that different from you, are they? Same haircuts. Full of hormones, just like you. Invincible, just like you feel. The world is their oyster. They believe they're destined for great things, just like many of you, their eyes are full of hope, just like you. Did they wait until it was too late to make from their lives even one iota of what they were capable? Because, you see gentlemen, these boys are now fertilizing daffodils. But if you listen real close, you can hear them whisper their legacy to you. Go on, lean in. Listen, you hear it? - - Carpe - - hear it? - - Carpe, carpe diem, seize the day boys, make your lives extraordinary."

"We don't read and write poetry because it's cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race, and the human race is filled with passion. Medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for."
 'No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.'!!!!!!!!

Monday, 11 August 2014

Wonderful

 Pas-de deux adagio, by Norman McLaren. 1971.

Roland Topor

Roland Topor
 (1938 - 1997)
 Roland Topor was a French painter, writer, filmmaker and actor.
He was of Polish Jewish origin and spent the early years of his life in Savoy where his family hid him from the Nazi peril.  Topor wrote the novel The Tenant, in 1964 which was adapted to film by Roman Polanski in 1976. The Tenant is the story of a Parisian of Polish descent, a chilling exploration of alienation and identity, asking disturbing questions about how we define ourselves.






Sunday, 10 August 2014

Alan Turing

Alan Turing was an English mathematician and pioneer of computer science and one of the key figures in the breaking of the Enigma code, used by the Germans to send secret orders to their U-boats in World War II. Turing was also a private homosexual in Britain at a time when this was illegal, besides being a security risk. In 1954 Alan Turing committed suicide, after being convicted of the criminal offence of homosexual behavior in private. He was offered a choice between two years in prison and a course of hormonal injections which could be said to amount to chemical castration, and would have caused him to grow breasts. His final, private choice was an apple that he had injected with cyanide. 'As the pivotal intellect in the breaking of the German Enigma codes, Turing arguably made a greater contribution to defeating the Nazis than Eisenhower or Churchill. ' (R. D)

A computer would deserve to be called intelligent if it could deceive a human into believing that it was human.
Alan Turing
(Alan Turing's statue in England)