Wayan Tuges : Master Guitar Woodcarver From Bali

Wayan Tuges is a master woodcarver. Growing up in Guwang a community known for the skill and deep spirituality of its woodcarvers, he began carving at the age of five, learning from his father, one of the great Balinese woodcarvers. By the time he was in second grade, Wayan had mastered the complex, traditional Garuda figure ridden by the Hindu god Vishnu and was selling his work in the local art market. He never looked back, eventually opening his own studio.

 

Wayan’s deep knowledge of Balinese traditions and religious practice gives him a high standing in his community, where he often presides over the many religious ceremonies that crowd the Balinese calendar. He also makes time to work with a United Nations project to plant 20,000 hectares of unused fertile land with teak trees providing a sustainable harvest and creating new employment opportunities.

 

 

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“For Me the War Passed in a Romantic Haze of Trying to be a Hero” Henry Moore

Henry Spencer Moore OM CH FBA (30 July 1898 – 31 August 1986) was an icon English artist. Moore was born in Castleford, the son of a coal miner. He became well-known through his carved marble and larger-scale abstract cast bronze sculptures, and was instrumental in introducing a particular form of modernism to the United Kingdom.

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Dublin’s 300-Year-Old Library Chamber

Do you love reading books? Do you belong to the old-school type who loves to spend long hours reading your favorite book collections in a library? If you do, maybe you should pay a visit to one of the oldest libraries in the world which is located in Dublin. It’s the Trinity College library with its majestic Long Room Chamber giving rooms to over 200,000 book collections. Just check out how it is to see what we mean. Continue reading

Want to Build a Hobbit House in Your Backyard?

Know what? A hobbit is not only found alive in a movie, but it is a real human being. Only that this particular “hobbit” grows the normal size of a human. To make it interesting about him is that he also built a house pretty much measuring similar to that of the real hobbit house in the movie. Then, he and his spouse really stay and live in there.  Just check these out. Continue reading

Lucian Freud Painting for Digging Human Psychoanalysis

Lucian Michael Freud (/ˈl.si.ən ˈfrɔɪd/; 8 December 1922 – 20 July 2011) was a German-born British painter and draftsman, specialising in figurative art, and is known as one of the foremost 20th-century portraitists.

He was born in Berlin, the son of a Jewish architect and the grandson of Sigmund Freud. His family moved to Britain in 1933 to escape the rise of Nazism. From 1932-33 he attended Goldsmiths College, London. He enlisted in the Merchant Navy during World War II.

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“Art is the Leadership ! said Jonathan Meese

He is painter, sculptor, performance artist and today he common describe his idea use installation art. ” In art everything is possible and allowed. Art is the leadership. Art is Nr.1. Art is chief, art is total power, art is always future. Art has nothing to do with individualism, art is always the law of metabolism. Art plays with itself and uses us as toys and decoration. Art makes its own mixture and shows the human being its place: we all have to play, play, play without rituals, without religion, without human ideology, all toys of art are masks. Art has no religion, but every religion is art. Art hands over the total laws: all myths, all cults, all occultism and all esoteric ideas have to neutralize themselves, all nostalgic ideologies have to disappear”(www.dromemagazine.com)

 

 

 

 

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From Fine Art to Wine Art : Sandro Chia

Sandro Chia was born in Florence in 1946. He has studied at the Istituto d’Arte and then at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence where he graduated in 1969. After graduation, he has travelled extensively in India, Turkey and throughout Europe before settling in Rome in 1970.

During the 1970’s he began to exhibit in Rome and Europe, gradually moving away from conceptual  works towards a more figurative style of painting. Between September 1980 and August 1981 he received a scholarship from the city of Monchengladbach in Germany where he moved to work for a year. The following year he moved  to New York City, where he will remain for over two decades, with frequent trips back to Montalcino, near Siena in Italy.(www.sandrochia.com)

“Table of Peace” Tel Aviv , Israel, 2003

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Terrifying Glass Walkway In China

There is this fabulously scenic beauty of mountains in China that reminds us of “Hallelujah” the floating mountains in the Avatar movie. If in the movie you just watch the characters riding giant birds flying down the mountains to give you an eerie feeling, this time you can even have the same experience or even worse than that since you also have to be up on top and step on the glass walkway that makes you able to see clearly what’s down there. Continue reading

Cozy Forest House by Japanese Architect for Retired Ladies

What are you going to do with your days of retirement everyone? One thing for sure that you must do is that you prepare a house to live in for the rest of your life after retirement. Do you have any idea how ideally it should look like? If you have doubts, you’d better check out what a genius Japanese architect did as to create a quite unique home for these two retired ladies with their caretaker and a cook.

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