The Innocents - Dedicated to the victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 The magnitude of the unspeakable tragedy of the downing of the civilian Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 by a mission in the war-torn region of eastern Ukraine was hard to fathom and absolutely cannot be accepted in a civil global society. Everyone with righteous mind mourns the loss of near 300 people, on their way to return to their homes, to see their friends and families, to go to work, or to make holidays.
I was deeply touched by the tragedy and channeled my feeling into a gouache painting, commemorate this utterly senseless tragedy.
Wind Farm viewed in the air, seen between Oakland, California and Austin, Texas
Just watched BAM/PFA New Building Topping Out Celebration -
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive New Building Final Beam Installation - 17 July 2014
I saw this possum in the early morning today (July 16, 2014), walking in circles around an intersection, in a quiet residential neighborhood.
My Favorite Artworks at Secession Building, Vienna
The Secession Building in Vienna is so iconic, that though it doesn’t have permanent collections, except for Beethoven Frieze by Gustav Klimt, I feel that I am compelled to include it in the series of My Favorite Museum Collections.
Secession Building is an exhibition hall built in 1897 by Joseph Maria Olbrich as an architectural manifesto for the Vienna Secession and the Beethoven Frieze is a painting by Gustav Klimt created in 1902 for the 14th Vienna Secessionist exhibition and is now on display in the building permanently.
The frieze has the hallmark of the overt ornamentation the movement, and it also addressed the life’s motifs close to Klimt’s heart, as it covered the themes of human yearning for happiness and fulfillment of desires in the dark and tempestuous world as can be gleaned through a snapshot of the copy of part of the immense frieze below.
Castello Estense, Palazzo Municipale and Duomo in Ferrara Right across the plaza, while admiring the Duomo and the Campanile, we had a typical Ferrara meal for lunch at Piazza Trento e Trieste - Cappellacci di Zucca: pumpkin enclosed in home-made pasta. Delicious.
An airplane flew by mine between Oakland, California and Austin, Texas