A velvet revolution, in a distant spring. Born into November day, 1921, in Uhrovec, he become first secretary of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia in 1968. Alexander Dubček introduced liberal reforms led to the Soviet invasion. He received his early education in Soviet Central Asia, where his father had settled. During World War II, he took part in the underground …Read More »
When music it is the essence of your life. He lost his fight against drugs a few days after his twenties, when the drug entered his daily life. Born in Bratislava in an April day, 1974, he was a Slovak music composer and songwriter, studied at the Academy of Performing Arts, Bratislava and is deemed one of the most influential …Read More »
Joy of living, aesthetic experiences and mental refreshment. His native Záhorie (Western Slovakia, between the Little Carpathians to the east and the Morava river to the west), constitutes a powerful basis for his conditional graphic inspiration. His illustrations were also for children’s books. He was born in Záhorie, on Christmas Day 1935. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts …Read More »
THE GEM OF THE WORLD, SO FAR AWAY FROM THE HUMAN MADNESS – New Zealand, a beautiful country to drive through, for the creative scenery and the vast scale of the places.
From English Christchurch, to the Maori of Te Awamutu, touching Wellington and Stratford. Travelling to New Zealand www.newzealand.com means a holiday of limitless options. Prepare for your travel and enjoy one of the best countries on earth. Whatever your inspiration, here you can find an endless array of stunning places to visit, but allowing yourself to be accompanied by creative …Read More »
BOHEMIAN LIFE OF A PHOTOGRAPHER – Ans Westra: When you lay in a sleeping bag somewhere, off the beaten track.
Capturing a world, through a camera. Born into an April day, 1936, in Leiden (Netherlands), in 1953 she moved to Rotterdam, graduating in 1957 with a Diploma in Arts and Craft teaching. In the same year, ANS WESTRA left the Netherlands for New Zealand, where had become a self-taught photographer, with an interest in Māori. During the 1960s, after finding …Read More »
LIFE OF AN ARTIST, TEXTILE PIONEER – Avis Higgs: A rock star of the textile world and designs, that stood the test of time.
Work and style by a creative artist of her time. Born in Wellington (New Zealand) into a September day, 1918, into a family of artists, she one of Australasia’s most innovative textile designers of the 1940s. Her great grandfather and her grandfather were regarded Tasmanian landscape painters. It was unusual to represent native flora on dress fabrics, but AVIS HIGGS …Read More »
POETIC EXPERIMENTS IN SONNET FORM – Michele Leggott: A woman, a rose and what has it to do, with her.
When poems interweaves childhood memories and experiences of starting a family. Reading her poems, you too can discover the sharpness of images and her wonderful ear for the musical sounds. Born 1956 in Stratford (New Zealand), she completed an MA in English in 1979, and she then moved to Canada to do a PhD at the University of British Columbia. …Read More »
LIFE AND MUSIC, BETWEEN UPS AND DOWNS – Tim Finn: Weave me a rope that will pull me through these impossible times.
When music feature on albums, in motion pictures, opera and theatrical performances. Born in Te Awamutu (Waikato region, North of New Zealand), in a June day, 1952, he started his passion for music at a young age. Musically influenced he acted like the Beatles, but also absorbing the communal singalongs of the native Maori people. TIM FINN http://timfinn.com/ formed his …Read More »
DARK CANVAS AND ANTHROPOMORPHIC BIRD FORMS – Bill Hammond: Tackling social and environmental issues, conveying messages about humanity endangered species.
Covering a range of popular culture, Renaissance art and Egyptian art. He has a strong interest in music, which you can perceive in much of his early work. Born 1947 in Christchurch, he is a New Zealand artist. His mid-1980s’ works often contained scenarios of crime and threat, featuring characters now reminiscent of 1990s’ comic strips. He attended Fine Arts …Read More »
From Adelaide to Mornington, knowing five ways to perceive Australia. Starting your Australian journey, write this Auguste Rodin’s phrase into first page of your travel diary: “What is commonly called ugliness, in nature can in art become full of beauty.” Here http://www.tourism.australia.com/en are some of the reasons why everyone should visit Australia. 4000 km from Melbourne to Cairns, over 10,685 …Read More »