Saturday, November 25, 2017

Sasya Tranggono

@ “EROPALIA”, National Art Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria

She was seeking, seeking for a higher purpose in life as many accomplishers will contemplate once a plateau of performance has been achieved. She sought to live that proverbial cliche: the next mountain to climb, the next limit to reach, the next frontier to cross. Such is the storyline of Sasya at this stage of her career and at this stage of her purpose-driven life. This time Sasya is testing where few forerunners in the field of watercolor pointing have managed to seize: to have the full command and total cooperation of watercolor when mixed and applied on canvas. These two just do not co-exist easily. Sasya is going to change all that. Watercolor techniques have the reputation of being quite demanding, both of the artist's true skill and of the artist's true commitment to this medium. Sasya takes as the next frontier to cross.
LINK Sasya Tranggono

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Radio Ethiopia

Patti Smith Group

Radio Ethiopia was the follow-up record to Smith's widely acclaimed debut Horses. In interviews surrounding the album's release, Smith explained that she chose producer Jack Douglas in hopes of making the album a commercial success. The album was negatively received when it was released and Smith was attacked by critics for what they perceived to be laziness, self-indulgence and selling out. The title track of the album is one of Smith's most notorious songs, almost legendary for appearing to be "10 minutes of noise". Critics often described live renditions of the song as negative moments of Smith's concerts. Patti herself spoke highly of the track and of how the lyrics refer to Arthur Rimbaud's dying wishes. Arguments both for and against the song have been advanced by critics, fans and music listeners over whether the song truly is an example of the Patti Smith Group's boundary-pushing or merely self-indulgence. Critics in negative reviews cited that Douglas' production placed more emphasis on creating a heavy sound through numerous guitar parts which smothered Smith's vocals[2] and, at times, lamented that all of the album's songs were originals of the group (Smith co-wrote much of the album with bassist Ivan Kral, the band member keenest for commercial success. "Ain't It Strange" and "Distant Fingers", the latter co-written with Smith's long-time boyfriend Allen Lanier, had both been staples of the Group's concerts long before the recording of Horses. LINK Patti Smith Group

Seven days

Challenge to place a black and white photo every day on Facebook for a week. LINK Dolf Pauw on FBook

Monday, November 06, 2017

Trakart Research Center

Post Plovdiv, photography Dolf Pauw oct 2017 

Trakart Research Center is a center for cultural tourism and researches on social interactions, providing international experience and opportunities for carrying out meetings, conferences and discussions. The expositions are arranged on 4 levels and trace the evolutional development of the former cultures - from palaeolithic fossils to contemporary artefacts. The expositions feature moveable artefacts gathered in two private collections - the one of Trakart-2000 Foundation, as well as the one of 'Videvi''. Trakart Research Center is part of a complex that also includes Cultural Center Trakart in the Archaeological Underpass, where the ruins of Ancient Residential Building 'Eirene' can be explored. Visit this spot and see more...
Opening Hours: Monday - Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 
Address: 25 Knyaz Alexander Batemberg Str. - Main