In 1993 Christina Beckenäs founded The Academy of Symbolism in Art. Read more: http://symbolisminart.com. As a symbolist Christina believe that art apprehends more absolute truths which could only be accessed indirectly. Thus, the painted and sculptured scenes from nature, human activities, and all other real world phenomena in a highly metaphorical and suggestive manner. The paintings and sculptures provide particular images or objects with esoteric attractions.On this blog you can read about Christina and other artists´works of art, interesting ideas and cultural events. Pax Profundis! Pax Cultura!
"Cindy Sherman (American, b. 1954) is widely recognized as one of the
most important and influential artists in contemporary art. Throughout
her career, she has presented a sustained, eloquent, and provocative
exploration of the construction of contemporary identity and the nature
of representation, drawn from the unlimited supply of images from
movies, TV, magazines, the Internet, and art history. Working as her
own model for more than 30 years,...."
Episode #139: Cindy Sherman reveals how dressing up in character began
as a kind of performance and evolved into her earliest photographic
series such as "Bus Riders" (1976), "Untitled Film Stills" (1977-1980),
and the untitled rear screen projections (1980).
Frida Kahlos (1907-1954) konstnärsskap och livsöde fascinerar mig. Hon är en föregångare både som konstnär och kvinna, därför hade jag önskat att utställningen tydligare hade beskrivit den självutlämnande utsatthet Frida Kahlos målningar så ofta beskriver.
Frida Kahlo's (1907-1954) artistic career and life story fascinates me. She is a pioneer both as an artist and a woman. I had hoped that the exhibition more clearly had described the self-disclosure the vulnerability Frida Kahlo's paintings so often describes.
In 2006 I visted a fantastic museum "Rusicrucian Egyptian Museum" (Mission, History, Collaborative Research) in San José USA. An important link between past, present and future.
"Today the Museum, with over 4,000 artifacts, houses the largest collection of authentic ancient Egyptian artifacts on display in Western North America. The Museum hosts more than 100,000 guests per year, including 26,000 school children.
The Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum and Planetarium is an educational institution that uses trans-disciplinary approaches to increasing knowledge about the past, present, and future, especially related to the diversity and relationships in nature and among cultures.
It provides collection-based research and learning for greater public understanding and appreciation of the world in which we live, drawing on the wisdom of ancient traditions and modern science. Its collections, public learning programs, and collaborative research are inseparably linked to serve a diverse public of varied ages, backgrounds, and knowledge.
The Museum highly values collaborative research and in recent years has worked on projects with: Stanford University Hospital, UCLA, NASA Ames Biocomputation Center, the British Museum, National Geographic’s Mummy Road Show, and others.... The Museum’s future looks promising with new exhibits, tours, and workshops, continuing research and scholarship, and a perennial commitment to education and service.".
From there homepage: "Egyptology is the study of ancient Egyptian history, language, religion, and art. Become an Egyptologist! Learn about the periods and dynasties in Egypt's history with the interactive timelines. Read about how the ancient Egyptians lived in the factsheets.".".
My interest in Egyptian mythology started long ago. Already in the 80s, I started to paint pictures inspired by "the Osiris myth", which is about Osiris, Isis and Horus.
I visited the Museum in New York twice in March 2007. The first time to experience Nicholas Roerich paintings and the second time to participate in a discussion about "Kindness" based on monthly Agni Yoga text (photo top left and right).
"A richness of details is found in Vilja Celmins drawings - a fantastic handicraft, which leaves us wondering how the drawings were made. Her art works are an invitation to see being concentrated on the absolute essential in technique as well as in her choise of motives."