Symbolism in Art

Symbolism in Art

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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!

Merry Christmas my DARLING FRIENDS

2013Posted by Christina Beckenäs Sun, December 22, 2013 19:54:20
Tack kära Sanna för ett fint möte ikväll... hoppas du tar god hand om dina talanger smiley, tummar hålles.

Jag måste ju vara en av de lyckligaste personerna på jorden, eftersom jag har infriat mina egna målsättningar för länge sedan och därför kan fokusera på andras.

Jag har en ny favoritförfattare, debattör etc. Nyfiken på vem hon är?

Thank you dear Sanna for a fine meeting tonight ... hope you take good care of your talents.

I must surely be one of the happiest people on earth, because I have fulfilled my own goals long time ago and therefore can focus on helping other people in there effords ... .

I have a new favorite author, debater, etc.
Curious as to who she is?
Here she comes ... hold on to your hats smiley.
Here name is
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’

I admire her for her warmth, her incredibly charming intelligence that reveals what is hidden behind the veil of illusion and for her creation as both a writer and debater.
Humor is one of her gentle weaponssmiley.




Beyoncé must love surprises. Because late last night, she unexpectedly dropped her fifth studio album, Beyoncé, on iTunes. It’s what she’s calling a “visual album,” and it features 14 songs and 17 music videos — including a song about her daughter, Blue Ivy, and guest appearances from husband Jay-Z, pals Justin Timberlake and Frank Ocean and her Destiny’s Child compadres Michelle Williams and Kelly Rowland. But the highlight of the album (and yes, we are biased): The song “***Flawless,” which samples the message author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie delivered in a talk at TEDxEuston called “We should all be feminists.”


“We teach girls to shrink themselves,
to make themselves smaller.
We say to girls,
‘You can have ambition,
but not too much.
You should aim to be successful,
but not too successful.
Otherwise you will threaten the man.’
Because I am female,
I am expected to aspire to marriage.
I am expected to make my life choices
always keeping in mind that
marriage is the most important.
Now marriage can be a source of
joy and love and mutual support.
But why do we teach to aspire to marriage
and we don’t teach boys the same?
We raise girls to see each other as competitors –
not for jobs or for accomplishments,
which I think can be a good thing,
but for the attention of men.
We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings
in the way that boys are.
Feminist: the person who believes in the social,
political and economic equality of the sexes.”











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The SECRET

2013Posted by Christina Beckenäs Sat, December 14, 2013 16:45:30


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Nelson Mandela

2013Posted by Christina Beckenäs Sat, December 07, 2013 23:53:41
From prison, during 27 years, to beeing selected as South Africa's first colored president - and a highly respected man all over the world, for his struggle to give South Africa freedom, justice and democracy.
I can understand that he is often referred to as
by his Xhosa clan name , Madiba , or as Tata ( "Father " ), he is often described as " the father of the nation ".
I´m thankful for his life, his devotion to humanity and humanitarian causes.
I pray that Nelson Mandela's ethos -ideals and ideas of freedom, justice and democracy - continues to make global impact, through deeds.
Copyrigth text & collage Christina Beckenäs







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Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends

2013Posted by Christina Beckenäs Thu, November 28, 2013 16:21:33
Photo above/copyright: http://www.theholidayspot.com/thanksgiving/wallpapers/more_wallpapers.htm

Eat green, ecologically & fairtrade, because you're worth it smiley








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Upanishad

2013Posted by Christina Beckenäs Thu, November 28, 2013 01:55:48


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Light a candle for the Philippines

2013Posted by Christina Beckenäs Mon, November 11, 2013 10:15:39
Today I give healing thoughts to the Philippines, where people lost their family members, pets, homes and in addition are short of food, protection against the weather, clean water and electricity. The roads are in many places swept away so help will not reach those in need.
Sweden participates in helping, as well as many other countries.
Doctors Without Borders and other aid organizations are in place.

I sit in peace and quiet and drink my morning tea. Life can provide very different conditions.

Pax Profundis






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Happy to be alive :-)!

2013Posted by Christina Beckenäs Wed, October 23, 2013 16:27:00
My two recent collage, published on Facebook, with little sprinkles, ie words.

Collage no 1. Happy to be alive smiley

Collage no 2. Purple= nice smiley



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Malala Yousafzai

2013Posted by Christina Beckenäs Sat, October 12, 2013 00:24:47

http://www.malalafund.org/
“I think of it often and imagine the scene clearly. Even if they come to kill me, I will tell them what they are trying to do is wrong, that education is our basic right.”

– Malala Yousafzai"In this exclusive, unedited interview, "I Am Malala" author Malala Yousafzai remembers the Taliban's rise to power in her Pakistani hometown and discusses her efforts to campaign for equal access to education for girls. Malala Yousafzai also offers suggestions for people looking to help out overseas and stresses the importance of education.". "








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