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The Hyperrealistic Art of Arinze Stanley
Spending upwards of 200 hours on an artwork, Nigerian artist Arinze Stanley
works with graphite and charcoal pencils to make large breathtaking portraits of his subjects.
Read and see more on ThisIsColossal
The 'Absurdist' Paintings of Michael Cheval
Born in Russia in 1966, Michael Cheval
now lives and works in New York, where he gives life to his 'absurdist' paintings, drawings and portraits. Cheval's definition of 'absurdity' is an inverted side of reality, a reverse side of logic....Michael Cheval
The Evocative Art of Fatima Ronquillo
"The classically inspired imagery of Santa Fe [New Mexico, USA] based painter Fatima Ronquillo
evokes a world of serenity and charm: Her paintings of mysterious personages, often set against pastoral and idyllic landscapes, are accented with an underlying sense of drama and playfulness"Fatima Ronquillo
Joe Bonamassa (and band) live at Rockpalast (German TV show) - 2006
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from Joe Bonamassa
A Robotic Zoo
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Good Dog.....Good Dog......
....he strongly supports medical & recreational cannabis.....................
Rumors of War
while many conscious people try to stay human and work in the 'positive', others openly support violence, racism, intolerance, nationalism, and various kinds of neofascism.
Combat boots are trendy, once again....
The Shaolin Temple Monks
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Half ascetics and half martial artists, these monks practice their meditation, austerities and extreme workout at the Zen Buddhist Shaolin Monastery
in Henan Province, China.
I have just heard that Gerard Vlemmings
, the founder and editor of The Presurfer
, a nice blog always packed with funny and interesting posts (and one of my "friend links") passed away on February 25, just few weeks after being diagnosed with lung cancer. He was 67 and had run The Presurfer
Rest in peace my friend and thanks for all the nice moments......The Presurfer
Drugs in Nazi Germany
In his new book Blitzed: Drugs in the Third Reich
, the German writer Norman Ohler
gives an engaging account of the (apparently common) use of drugs -in particular methamphetamine and opioids- among civilians, soldiers and Nazi high hierarchies during the Third Reich regime.. Yet some of his assertions - for example the 'universal' diffusion of psychotropic substances in those times in Germany - are challenged by some book reviewers and experts in the field. Read two reviews of this book here
then get a copy and make your own opinion. An interesting reading anyway . .
Rock Vibes of Better Times
was a German music show that ran from 1965 to 1972. Please overlook the German speaking and directly jump on the exciting live performances of some of the legendary rock bands and musicians of those unique times like Humble Pie, Colosseum, Canned Heat, Spirit and John Mayall....
(and don't miss Beat Club # 78
with Chuck Berry, The Doors, The Grateful Dead and The Rolling Stones and other videos of the series on youtube...)
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The Colourful 'Dot' Art of Elspeth McLean
"Elspeth McLean is an Australian raised, now Canadian residing artist who creates her colourful and intricate artworks entirely out of dots created with acrylics paint and a paintbrush..." (Bio)I like Elspeth's paintings but her "mandala stones" series is particularly beautiful and captivating...I want one of those 'psychedelic' stones...!Elspeth McLean(thanks Maurizio)[...]