Gabor Kruzsely: Super Artist

I have known Gabor for many years, unfortunately over the past few years I lost contact with him, but one thing I do know is he is doing very well and living the way most artists would love to.  I n peace and harmony and doing that which he loves and that is to paint and draw.  He, like my brother Lee Woods managed to achieve that which I can only dream of.  Good luck to them both and I wish them a lot of happiness in the future.

Gabor was born, 1972,  in The Ukraine (the formerly Hungarian part) and now lives in Eger, Hungary, in a beautiful house in the countryside.  His style is mainly abstract figurative.  I love his works very much and if there were to be a modern artist who deserves to be at the top with all of the other abstracts, he would be my first choice.

For more visit: Gabor Kruzsely

 

Film star Tony Curtis dies at 85

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Hollywood star Tony Curtis has died of a cardiac arrest at his US home in Nevada aged 85.

The Oscar-nominated actor, who starred in Some Like it Hot opposite Marilyn Monroe, passed away peacefully in bed, a family spokesman said.

The star received an Oscar nod in 1959 for The Defiant Ones, in which he starred with Sidney Poitier.
Classic Curtis moments
His career spanned six decades and he made more than 120 films including Trapeze, Spartacus and The Vikings.

Clark County coroner Mike Murphy told the Associated Press that the actor died at 2125 local time on Wednesday.

His actress daughter Jamie Lee Curtis paid tribute to her father, saying he “leaves behind a legacy of great performances in movies and in his paintings”.

“He leaves behind children and their families who loved him and respected him and a wife and in-laws who were devoted to him. He also leaves behind fans all over the world,” she added.

Born Bernard Schwartz on 3 June 1925 in New York, the actor served in World War II before taking on the name Tony Curtis when he began his film career in 1949.

‘A fine actor’

He began his career as a heart-throb, but became a respected actor after starring in more substantial roles, starting in 1957 with harrowing showbusiness tale Sweet Smell of Success.

He went on to appear in The Defiant Ones as an escaped racist convict handcuffed to a black escapee.

Tony Curtis was married to actress Janet Leigh, with whom he had actress daughter Jamie Lee Curtis
But he became best known for his role in Billy Wilder’s acclaimed comedy Some Like It Hot, where he donned women’s clothing.

After his star faded in the late 1960s, Curtis shifted to lesser roles and fell into drug and alcohol addiction.

In the 1970s he turned to television, starring in a number of TV series including The Persuaders! opposite Sir Roger Moore, and Michael Mann’s Vegas.

Sir Roger paid tribute to the screen star, calling him “a fine actor”.

“We had a lot of laughs together for about 15 months, working together every day. He was great fun to work with, a great sense of humour and wonderful ad libs. We had the best of times.”

‘Wonderfully indiscreet’

Sir Michael Parkinson, who interviewed Curtis several times, said his performance in Some Like It Hot would live forever.

“Some Like It Hot is one of the greatest comedies of all time,” he said.

“Billy Wilder, did not suffer fools so for Tony Curtis to work with him and make that film shows just how good he was. He was an extraordinary man.

“Hollywood tried to make him into a sex symbol in the 1950s and 1960s but he was his own man. He was a great chatshow guest and was wonderfully indiscreet but he was very bright and did not take himself too seriously,” he added.

After recovering from addiction in the early 1980s, he later became a painter whose canvases sold for as much as $20,000 (£12,600).

The actor was married six times, including to Psycho star Janet Leigh, with whom he had two children including actress daughter Jamie Lee Curtis.

He is survived by his wife, Jill Vandenberg Curtis, and six children.

Taken from the BBC

Laureen Warrington – Guest Piece

An artist whose work I liked very much so I asked her if I could do a guest piece on her.  So here is her biography and a link to her works.

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I was born in Istanbul…1951. My father was a British diplomat. I spent my childhood in Turkey and then sent to a catholic convent school in London for the rest of my education….where a process of eliminating all my culture began. I was British but with no British identity…and no clue of what a catholic was.

Best part there was that I was allowed access to the art room every week end..all day!

I studied fashion design in London and worked for bands for a while.

One of them was Thin Lizzy.

After an accident with a near death experience I developed a sensitivity and huge interest in crystals and discovered a new world of understanding. I studied the Tarot and archetype energies.

i worked with crystals and felt they contain much information, and transmit, which lead to finding techniques to get very close pictures of them.

I work in total synergy with my partner Michael Korotschenko. We are very influenced by sound and do most of the work listening to music and sound scopes which enhance our creativity and sensitivity to the rocks.

We have mentioned the words…this is an image with a message from the silent kingdom ..you are the artist !

on the pictures because everyone sees something completely different as in abstract art.

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Francis Picabia – Birthday

A free spirit takes liberties even with liberty itself.
Francis Picabia

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A new gadget that lasts only five minutes is worth more than an immortal work that bores everyone.
Francis Picabia

Between my head and my hand, there is always the face of death.
Francis Picabia

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God invented concubinage, satan marriage.
Francis Picabia

Good taste is as tiring as good company.
Francis Picabia

If you want to have clean ideas, change them as often as your shirt.
Francis Picabia

Knowledge is ancient error reflecting on its youth.
Francis Picabia

Let us never forget that the greatest man is never more than an animal disguised as a god.
Francis Picabia

Maybe men are separated from each other only by the degree of their misery.
Francis Picabia

Men have always need of god! A god to defend them against other men.
Francis Picabia

My arse contemplates those who talk behind my back.
Francis Picabia

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My ass contemplates those who talk behind my back.
Francis Picabia

Only useless things are indispensable.
Francis Picabia

Pain has its reasons, pleasure is totally indifferent.
Francis Picabia

The essence of a man is found in his faults.
Francis Picabia

The family spirit has rendered man carnivorous.
Francis Picabia

The world is divided into two categories: failures and unknowns.
Francis Picabia

Youth doesn’t reason, it acts. The old man reasons and would like to make the others act in his place.
Francis Picabia

LOUISE BOURGEOIS- Birthday

Louise Bourgeois Quotes

Louise Bourgeois created “Maman”, the giant spider currently being assembled outside the National Gallery of Canada. When I went there today, the spider only had five legs, and was hanging from a crane. A second crane was there, presumably, to attach the legs.

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“My childhood has never lost its magic, it has never lost its mystery, and it has never lost its drama.”

“When I was born my father and mother were fighting like cats and dogs. And the country was preparing for war, and my father who wanted a son got me, and my sister had just died. Please let me breathe.”

“For me, sculpture is the body. My body is my sculpture.”

“What interests me is the conquering of the fear, the hiding, the running away from it, facing it, exorcising it, being ashamed of it, and, finally, being afraid of being afraid.”

“My mother was a restorer, she repaired broken things. I don’t do that. I destroy things. I cannot go the straight line. I must destroy, rebuild, destroy again. My rhythm is not the same. My mother moved in a straight line: I go from one extreme to the other.”

“An artist can show things that other people are terrified of expressing.”

“My work disturbs people and nobody wants to be disturbed. They are not fully aware of the effect my work has on them, but they know it is disturbing.”

“In real life, I identify with the victim. . . . In my art, I am the murderer. I feel for the ordeal of the murderer, the man who has to live with his conscience.”

“Sometimes it is necessary to make a confrontation – and I like that.”

“Art is a guarantee of sanity. That is the most important thing I have
said.”

Patricia Raga – Guest Article

Here is a really great expressionist I found on ARTBREAK

I was born in Venezuela, on December 15th, 1968.  I have lived in Venezuela, Miami and now, I reside in Barcelona.  From each place that I have lived in, I have learned a lot of things, which, every time more and more, make me feel centred to show my experiences through different colours and forms in my creations.


Painting has completely changed my life. I am able to spend real intimate time with myself. While I paint I submerge in another world and I can feel how I connect, deeply and purely with my center. Listening to my ‘self’, to the things it has to say…putting them on canvas, that’s the only language it knows to express them, so that the audience can feel free to explore the emotions that my art provoke in them.



My art is a response to my way of seeing and being part of this world.  It tries to explain the internal search of any human being. I try to show, in a visual manner, the internal fights that we all endeavour to evolve and to survive every day. I feel painting as a spiritual experience, a way of knowing myself, a way of personal grow.



Since we are living immersed in a stream of negative emotions everyday, I try, in a subtle way, to make the spectators go into a self intuitive trip along with their emotions and sensations, waiting for them to experience them freely and perceive positive messages, and that at least for a moment, they are conscious of the present moment.


Pierre Alechinsky

https://i1.wp.com/www.metmuseum.org/toah/images/h2/h2_1977.470.jpgPierre Alechinsky is a Belgian artist. He was born in Brussels, Belgium in 1927. In 1944 he attended the l’Ecole nationale supérieure d’Architecture et des Arts décoratifs de La Cambre, Brussels where he studied illustration techniques, printing and photography. In 1945 he discovered the work of Henri Michaux, Jean Dubuffet and developed a friendship with the art critic Jacques Putman. In 1949 he joined Christian Dotremont, Karel Appel and Asger Jorn to form the art group Cobra. He participated both the Cobra exhibitions and went to Paris to study engraving with Stanley William Hayter in 1951. In 1954 he had his first exhibition in Paris and started to become interested in oriental calligraphy.

By 1960 he had exhibited in London, Berne and at the Venice Biennial, and then in Pittsburg, New York, Amsterdam and Silkeborg as his international reputation grew. he worked with Wallace Ting and continued to be close to Christian Dotremont. He also developed links with Andre Breton. His international career continued throughout the seventies and by 1983 he became Professor of painting at the Ecole nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris. In 1994 he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Free University of Brussells, and in 1995 one of his designs was used on a Belgian stamp.

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From: Biographybase