Sunday, March 26, 2017

Playbill with colours inverted :-)

Just playing with colours...
Ctrl, Caps and I on a JPEG image opened wit Paint.

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.