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Sculpture Of Giant Raindrop Resting On Man’s Face by Nazar Bilyk #Art #Sculpture

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Ukraine can get pretty hot in the summer and pretty cold in winter, but whatever the season, it’s always raining for this sculpture in Kiev.
The 6-foot tall bronze and glass statue is called Rain and it’s the creation of Ukrainian artist Nazar Bilyk. The work can be interpreted in various ways, but as explained by Bilyk, the primary meaning behind the sculpture lies in man’s relationship with the elements. “Chiefly, it is dedicated to the inner dialogue of a man with himself,” said the artist. “It expresses interrogation of a man in search of senses, unanswered lifetime questions. That’s why the man is holding his head up. The raindrop is a symbol of the dialogue which connects a man with a whole diversity of life forms.” The sculpture is one of a series of ten, and you can find it in Peysazhna Alley (Landscape Alley) at Kiev Fashion…

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Publicado por en noviembre 24, 2016 en Art

 
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Friday Night Films: “Village of the dammed” by Wolf Rilla

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village_of_damned_poster_02Village of the Damned is a 1960 British science fictionhorror film by German director Wolf Rilla. The film is adapted from the novel The Midwich Cuckoos (1957) by John Wyndham. The lead role of Professor Gordon Zellaby was played by George Sanders.

A sequel, Children of the Damned (1963), followed, as did a remake, also called Village of the Damned (1995).

Source:https://en.m.wikipedia.org

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Sinopsis

In London, the military Alan Bernard is talking to his brother-in-law Gordon Zellaby in Midwich by telephone when there is a communication breakdown with the village. Alan heads to the British village and finds that all the inhabitants have fallen unconscious at the same time and who else crosses the borderline faints. Out of the blue, the inhabitants awake at the same time. Two months later Anthea Zellaby tells her husband Gordon that she is pregnant…

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Publicado por en noviembre 18, 2016 en Art

 

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Friday Night Films: “The private life of Sherlock Holmes” by Billy Wilder

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The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes is a 1970 DeLuxe Color film in Panavision, directed and produced by Billy Wilder; he also shared writing credit with his longtime collaborator I. A. L. Diamond. It starred Robert Stephens as Sherlock Holmes and Colin Blakely as Dr. Watson. The film offers an affectionate, slightly parodic look at the man behind the public façade, and draws a distinction between the “real” Holmes and the character portrayed by Watson in his stories for The Strand magazine.

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The magic of this film, I think, comes down to the writing of the dialogue by Wilder and his writing partner, Izzy Diamond. There are a number of conversations between Robert Stephens (Sherlock) and Colin Blakely (Watson) that are just like tiny symphonies…

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Publicado por en noviembre 4, 2016 en Art

 

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Friday Night Films: “Cat People” by Jacques Tourneur

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Cat People is a 1942 film directed by Jacques Tourneur. The original screenplay, written by DeWitt Bodeen, was based on Val Lewton’s short story The Bagheeta published in 1930. The film stars Simone Simon, Kent Smith, Jane Randolph and Tom Conway.

This is the story of Irena, a young Serbian woman in Manhattan, who believes that, because of an ancient curse, any physical intimacy with the man she loves will turn her into a feline predator.

An extraordinary work of photography by Nicholas Musuraca.

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Publicado por en octubre 28, 2016 en Actors, Actresses, Art, Movies

 

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Simplicity is art – Carol Gold Sculpture

Simplicity  is art – Carol Gold Sculpture

Born in Hartford, Connecticut, in 1937, Carol Gold grew up on a dairy farm in western Massachusetts. Between 1956 and 1960, she studied art at Cornell University, and the museum school in Boston. Fourteen years later, her children old enough for her to return to sculpting full time, her work began develop in earnest.

Bronze casting techniques learned at the College of Martin in 1977-1978 enabled Gold to build and operate her own foundry. This intimacy with the entire casting process profoundly affected the evolution of her sculpture. She began to think in terms of the potential of the metal and started to use wax as her creative medium rather than the clay of her initials sculptures.

Simplicity is primary in her continuous search for forms with which to best express the essence of motion and mood. Through the textures and attitude of her figures and animals she strives to convey her feelings about nature and human character.

For the past 25 years, Gold’s work has been widely exhibited in the U.S. and Canada. Among her numerous awards are those received from the National Sculpture Society and the North American Sculpture Exhibition. Public commissions include sculptures for the city of Bakersfield, California, and for the campus of Southwest Oregon Community College in Coos Bay, Oregon.

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http://www.evareynoldsfinearts.com/

Official web Carol Gold: http://www.carolgoldsculpture.com/

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Publicado por en octubre 18, 2016 en Art, Sculpture

 

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Friday Night Films: “The Ladykillers” by Alexander Mackendrick

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Here’sone of my favourite fims. A masterpiece. A must see.

the_ladykillers-664308624-largeThe Ladykillers is a 1955 British black comedyfilm made by Ealing Studios. Directed byAlexander Mackendrick, it stars Katie Johnson, Alec Guinness, Cecil Parker, Herbert Lom, Peter Sellers, Danny Green and Jack Warner.

American William Rose wrote the screenplay, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award for Writing Original Screenplay and won the BAFTA Award for Best British Screenplay.

Sinopsis

Mrs. Louisa Alexandra Wilberforce (Katie Johnson) is a sweet and eccentric old widow who lives alone with her raucous parrots in a gradually subsiding lopsided house, built over the entrance to a railway tunnel in Kings Cross, London. With nothing to occupy her time and an active imagination, she is a frequent visitor to the local police station where she reports fanciful suspicions regarding neighbourhood activities…

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Publicado por en octubre 14, 2016 en Actors, Actresses, Movies

 

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Friday Night Films: “The day of The Jackal” by Fred Zinnemann

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The day of The Jackal (1973) is a thriller based on the novel by Frederick Forsyth, directed by Fred Zinnemann and starring Edward Fox.

The film is about a professional assassin known as “The Jackal” who is hired to assassinate French president Charles De Gaulle in the summer of 1963.

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I think Edward Fox is perfect as the murderer. The English actor did an excellent job. He’s got the magnetism needed to give credibility to a character characterized by the coldness.

Edward Fox in The Day of the Jackal

And it’s fascinating to see the meticulous work of this mysterious murderer to prepare the assassination.

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Truly it’s’s one of those movies that you never seem to get bored watching.

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Publicado por en octubre 7, 2016 en Actors, Movies

 

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