Friday, March 24, 2017

743_Apocalypse Postponed_1_Playbill

Dear Friends of the Frogs,
Here are some useful links to better appreciate the deep complexity ;-) of this Playbill:


Apolcaypse Postponed Essays by Umberto Eco
Matthew, 13:45;
Matthew, 25:13;
2 Corinthians, 12:10.
Ferdinand Pauwels (1830-1904).
Disputatio pro declaratione virtutis indulgentiarum (Ninety-five Theses).

May the Frogs Be with You!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Apocalypse Postponed 742-Playbill B/W

Dear Friends of the Frogs!

To celebrate the 500th of the Reformation, the Sufi Magic Theatre is launching a new production for yours (and ours) joy and delight!!

Have fun!!!

Saturday, March 18, 2017

My Asia Week :-) 2017

People "listen" to reproduced music and do not learn to "produce" music anymore: and yet, music is deeply understood by producing it, not simply listening to it".
Umberto Eco *Apocalypse Postponed* Bompiani, 1964

This year, as every year, Asia Week took place in New York City. I haven't had the chance to be there yet, although I am sure it will happen at the right time.

So, while waiting for the right time to come (that which the Ancient Greeks called "Kairos (καιρός)" this year I decided to set up an Asian corner in my atelier and do some Asia-inspired art.


Big white frog leaps on
Chinese vase full of brushes
Oh! Nothing happens.

Here above is the final drawing -with Haiku. Scroll down for a few more pictures :-)





I used three kind of paper: Sumi paper, Sugar cane paper and Fabriano Studio.





As the week progressed and the round table became crowded with my Asia art supply jumping joyously out of the cabinets, the kitchen was also set with Asia food, cloth and tableware.





I began with Sugar cane paper, black ink and a fan brush, not really knowing what I wanted to do. The fan brush, which I had almost never used before, proved perfect for palm trees.

Monday, March 13, 2017

The Hen and the Golden Eggs

Various golds and watercolours on Fabriano "per artisti" paper, rough. 18x12,5 cm / 5x7 in.
Aesop's Fables

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Toucan Brooding

Toucan Brooding (partly hidden into a Palm Tree)
Various Golds (watercolour, gouache, acrylic, coloured pencil, chinese tablet, golden leaf) and graphite on canvas; 7,5x7,5 cm / 3x3 inches.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Study of Golds

Various Golds (watercolour, gouache, acrylic, coloured pencil, chinese tablet, golden leaf) on paper Fabriano "per artisti" 1318/R (300 gr/mq - 140 lbs).

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Frog with a Chinese Brush

Frog with a Chinese brush under a vase with Mimosa.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Homage to Magritte

Pale gold, graphite, ink and watercolours on canvas board, 5x5 cm (2x2 inches).

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Carnival Parade!

From top to bottom: The Fisherwoman, The Blue Pixie, The Ben Hur Movie, The Pink Panther.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Friday, February 17, 2017

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Revelation 16:20
You must get ready!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

741-ab

Ya Frog! The Sun IS rising in the West...
Doomsday is near!! Doomsday is here!!!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Good Bye, Mr. Jiro


It is reported HERE that he said he didn't know how to use computers to draw his cartoons, so he kept doing it by hand.

As the quality of the line is very standardized in computer-drawn cartoons, we are happy about this.

It would have been a great loss for the industry, had he surrendered his pencil, since Mr. Jiro's lines are exceptionally beautiful.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Saturday, February 11, 2017

740-d

Ouf! I thought you were rising in the West!

Friday, February 10, 2017

740-c

What is wrong, Froggie?

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Welcome in the Year of the Rooster!

We are now in the Year of the Fire Rooster!
Start date: 28 January 2017
End date: 15 February 2018
Watercolour, gold and silver on Fabriano Paper "per artisti". 29 x 29 cm / 11,4 x 11,4 in.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

739-d

May you be healthy and clear!

Friday, January 27, 2017

739-c

And welcome, Rooster's year...

Thursday, January 26, 2017

739-b

Thanks for all and Happy End!

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

739-a

Goodbye dear Monkey friend..

Friday, January 20, 2017

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

All Roads Lead to Tehran # 737

Page # 22 completed!
carnet-de-voyage-1975
In this project, memory comes and goes...
and I wonder: what memory is?
I wanted to colour the peacock with its beautiful colours
but decided to put just some Gold and Burnt Sienna
because as it is
it better gives the impression
of something vanished...
vanished, yes, but that could come back.
Colours can always be added later, indeed!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

736-The Soul

This is my interpretation of the theme "The Soul", a cartoon made for the 21st European Cartoon Contest by the ECC (European Cartoon Center) Kruishoutem, Belgium. I received the invitation to take part in October 2016, and this theme kept me thinking since then. For this I am certainly grateful to the Organizers!

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Italian Frog on a Brazilian Beach Watches the Flight of the Befana Witch :-) # 735

The Befana Witch (also known as Christmas Witch) is a gift-deliverer old woman in Italian folklore. She sweeps problems away with her flying broom.

Gold, silver and Indian ink on Fabriano CP "per artisti" paper. 11 x 11 cm / 4,3/8 x 4,3/8 in.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Happy New Year 2017!
FWB # 734

May the Frogs Be with You!
Ink and water-soluble colour pencils on Fabriano CP "per artisti" paper. 20 x 20 cm / 8 x 8 in.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Merry Christmas! 733-Christmas 2016

Merry Christmas! Buon Natale!
We have a computer problem...so it will be a quiet Christmas :-)
Graphite, ink, gold, silver and watercolours on canvas board; 10 x 15 cm / 4 x 6 in.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Alleluia! 732-Diptych for the Solstice, December 2016

It's Winter Solstice! It's Summer Solstice!! Alleluia!!! Graphite, watercolour, marker, gold and silver on canvas board; 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4 inches each.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Friday, December 9, 2016