Here is a collection of links mainly connected to ART and CULTURE, or KULCHA, as the case may be.
DANIEL MARTIN DIAZ
Rather dark in an aesthetic sort of way
SOUTH AFRICAN ART INFORMATION DIRECTORY
THE INDIRA GHANDHI NATIONAL CENTRE FOR THE ARTS
A BEAUTIFUL COLLECTION OF YANTRAS
The painting in the Buddhist cave temples of Ajanta by John Griffiths, 1896
Wall painting from ancient shrines in Central Asia by Fred H. Andrews,1948
I was researching FANTASTIC ART, VISIONARY ART, Neo-surrealism, and especially APOCALYPTIC VISIONS: beneath are the results, with some stunning art represented. Take your time to explore and enjoy:
RAW VISION - Norbert H. Kox
The Apocalyptical Visual Parables of NORBERT H KOX
Apocalypse from Heaven: The Refiner's Fire
Blood Offering: Yesu Christ the Sacrificial Lamb
The Y-Shaped Cross: Ypsilon Cross, Y-Cross, Furca (The Fork), Gabelkreuz (Fork Cross, Branch Cross), Schacherkreuz (Thief's Cross, Cross of Robbers)
RAW ARTS FESTIVAL LONDON 2004
PHOTOGRAPHY - THE BODY TRANSFORMED
A Conversation with Dieter Appelt
Appelt, (b. 1935), creates photographs which either document his own body, caked with marble dust or bound in cloth strips, or depict abstract studies of found objects, such as twigs or rocks, exposed over long periods of time. Sylvia Wolf, curator of photography at the Art Institute of Chicago, maintains these images “demonstrate Appelt’s preoccupation with themes of death, rebirth, meditation and transcendence.” Unlike many of his contemporaries, though, Appelt has always retained an equally focused regard for form in his art, in order to express emotions.
Lucas Samaras -
Diana Michener is known for her tender images of difficult subjects, generally connected with death. The images range from the heads of recently slaughtered cattle - which retain a mythical nobility in the instant of departing this world - to more disturbing images of human corpses and malformed foetuses.
EXPLORE ART AT THE GETTY
The Tower of Babel, 1992, Oil on wood
POWER and DOME OF PEACE
DE ES was born in 1942 in Gresten, Lower Austria, as Dieter Schwertberger. He studied the painting technique of the Old Masters in Vienna and is an independent artist since 1962. He lived three years in Switzerland and twelve years in New York City. He is using the artist name DE ES since 1972. He lives again in Vienna since 1986. He considers himself to be a seeker, who shows what he has found through „the language of the image“. His message of "meaning and transformation“ finds clear and intense expression in his paintings through a precise use of space, light and texture.
Zdzisław Beksiński - EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
JOACHIM LUETKE - Dark as Hell but with a magnificent Plutonic beauty . . .
VIKTOR SAFONKIN - Classical European Surrealism
LUIGI LA SPERANZA
The Art Renewal Center
TANTRA WORKS & About TANTRA WORKS
About Nik Douglas
THE TAJ GALLERY OF TANTRA ART
Books relating to topics such as medicine and astronomy joined those on scripture and theology. Ancient knowledge was transmitted through the monastic scribes. In early eleventh-century Canterbury, for example, a manuscript was made of Cicero’s ’Aratea’, a Latin translation by the first-century Roman poet of a verse textbook on astronomy written three centuries before Christ by the Greek, Aratus of Soli. During the twelfth century the number of monasteries and abbeys grew, all needing manuscripts for their libraries. From around 1200, alternative centres of learning appeared in the shape of the first universities. Production of manuscripts began to shift from monastic scriptoria to professional workshops in the new university towns. Their subject matter became broader and more secular.
Introduction to Islamic Heraldry by Dr. Murray Lee Eiland
Bartholomaeus Anglicus THE MEDIEVAL BESTIARY
HAKIM BEY The Architectonality of Psychogeographicism or The Hieroglyphics of Driftwork
Such strange thoughts, but resonating with the energy of fresh ideas . . or stale as some may think . . .
THE astrological origin of ISLAMIC GEOMANCY
CINEMA OF THE SPIRIT
MORNING LIGHT FOUNDATION
JENNY ORD - Port Elizabeth based, venerable friend of the network.
IRMA STERN GALLERY
JOAO FERREIRA GALLERY
THE CAPE GALLERY
34 LONG GALLERY
Dreams That Money Can Buy, a Surrealist Film by Man Ray, Marcel Duchamp, Alexander Calder, Fernand Léger & Hans Richter. in Art, Film | June 19th, 2013