Montag, Oktober 24, 2005

MY MOMENTARY STATE OF MIND


Here is a picture taken from the film "METROPOLIS" (by Fritz Lang) which depicts very clearly my momentary state of mind ... some days after my birthday...

I should like to delay, to stop the course of time. That doesn't mean that I want to turn back the clock, heaven forbid! No, only to decelerate, to control the speed, for I think I have to accomplish yet a lot of new paintings, for example, but the time is hastening mercilessly ...

Time and tide wait for no man ... Alas! Tough luck! Worse luck!

I should like to believe in reincarnation ...

Sonntag, Oktober 23, 2005

TIME FOR A LITTLE RECREATION



Donnerstag, Oktober 20, 2005

A HAPPY BIRTHDAY TEST ;-)

I am 36% Asshole/Bitch.
Part Time Asshole/Bitch.
I may think I am an asshole or a bitch, but the truth is I am a good person at heart. Yeah sure, I can have a mean streak in me, but most of the people I meet like me.
Take the
Asshole/Bitch Test
@ FualiDotCom



This is a test from David's Blog :-)

Mittwoch, Oktober 19, 2005

HAPPY BITHDAY TO ME :-)


Tomorrow is my birthday, a day of retrospection and reflections without any regret and sentimentality ;-)

I admit that I didn't lose all my amour propre and so I made today a selfportrait which I publish now ;-)

SALOME'S CLIMAX


Aubrey Beardsley was a very good friend of Oscar Wilde and he illustrated Oscar's playbook "Salome".

After Oscar Wilde's homosexual conviction he left England and emigrated to France like other English artists ...

http://beardsley.artpassions.net/beardsley.html

Dienstag, Oktober 18, 2005

OSCAR WILDE'S "SALOME"


Salome's final monologue when she has got the head of Iokanaan on a silver shield :

Well, thou hadst seen thy God, Iokanaan, but me, me, thou didst never see. If thou hadst seen me thou hadst loved me.
I saw thee, and I loved thee. Oh, oh I loved thee! I love thee yet, Jokanaan. I love only thee. I am athirst for thy beauty, I am hungry for thy body; and neither wine nor apples can appease my desire. What shall I do now, Iokanaan? Neither the floods nor the great waters can quench my passion. I was a princess, and thou didst scorn me. I was a virgin, and thou didst take my virginity from me. I was chaste, and thou didst fill my veins with fire ... Ah! Ah! Wherefore didst thou not look at me? If thou hadst looked at me thou hadst loved me. Well I know that you wouldst have loved me, and the mystery of Love is greater than the mystery of Death.

Then she kisses the lips of the dead Iokanaan ...

Ah! I have kissed thy mouth, Iokanaan, I have kissed thy mouth. There was a bitter taste on thy lips. Was it the taste of blood ... Nay; but perchance it was the taste of love ...

They say that love hath a bitter taste ... But what matter? What matter? I have kissed thy mouth, Iokanaan, I have kissed thy mouth. ...

Montag, Oktober 17, 2005

JUDE LAW WAS BOSIE IN GILBERT'S FILM "WILDE"

Sonntag, Oktober 16, 2005

A LITTLE FLOWER FOR OSCAR ;-)


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TODAY IS OSCAR WILDE'S BIRTHDAY


In the summer of 1891, Oscar met Lord Alfred 'Bosie' Douglas, the third son of the Marquis of Queensberry. Bosie was well aquanited with Oscar's novel, Dorian Gray and was an undergraduate at Oxford. They soon became lovers and were inseparable until Wilde's arrest three years later. In April 1895, Oscar sued Bosie's father for libel on the charge of homosexuality. Oscar withdrew his case but was himself arrested and convicted of gross indecency and sentenced to two years of hard labour.

At the head there is a photo from Oscar Wilde and his cute boyfriend Bosie.

Here are two verses from Oscar Wilde's "The Ballad of Roading Goal" which he composed in the prison:

Yet each man kills the thing he loves,
By each let this be heard,
Some do it with a bitter look,
Some with a flattering word,
The coward does it with a kiss,
The brave man with a sword!

Some kill their love when they are young,
And some when they are old;
Some strangle with the hands of Lust,
Some with the hands of Gold:
The kindest use a knife,
becauseThe dead so soon grow cold.

Samstag, Oktober 15, 2005

FRIEDRICH & PAUL & LOU ::: A LOVE TRIANGLE


At that time it wasn't yet common practiced to speak about the sexual practices of people of the "upper class" in public as today in the yellow press ... and so the friendship between Lou Salomé, a young Russian lady and the two young German friends Paul Rée and Friedrich Nietzsche remained unmolested ...

Here is a poem which Nietzsche had composed at that time :


Yes ! I know, where I come from!
Unsatiated, like the flame,
I am burning and consuming myself.
Everything I touch tights up bright,
everything that I don't, turns to coal!

I surley am a flame.

TODAY IS FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE'S BIRTHDAY


The young Friedrich Nietzsche at the age of twenty ...


Here is one of his poems I like very much :

Once more ... until to eternity.

O man! Take heed!

What saith deep midnight's voice indeed?

"I slept my sleep-,

"From deepest dream I've woke, and plead:

"The world is deep,

"And deeper than the day could read.

"Deep is its woe-,

"Joy- deeper still than grief can be:

"Woe saith: Hence! Go!

"But joys all want eternity-,

"-Want deep, profound eternity!"

Here is a very informative link to the great philosopher and artist Friedrich Nietzsche :

http://www.virtusens.de/walther/start_e.htm

Freitag, Oktober 14, 2005

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO SIRREENE FROM MY EROS AND FROM ME :::



The world of Eros:

Eros has a bow and a quiver which is filled with arrows
by dint of those he wounds everybody
who obstructs him the passage,
in the heaven, on earth and in the Hades, the underworld.

Indeed, he doesn't spare
even his own mother ...

(translated by Jim Sutton)

Mittwoch, Oktober 12, 2005

MY PENTHESILEIA DEDICATED TO PENTESILEA

Sonntag, Oktober 09, 2005

YOU CANNOT TRAVEL THE PATH UNTIL YOU HAVE BECOME THE PATH ITSELF ...


... said Buddha. the Hindu Prince Gautama Siddharta, the founder of Buddhism, 563-483 B.C.

ALEXANDER'S EMPIRE

ALEXANDER'S MANIFESTIO ALREADY ca. 2300 YEARS AGO


All mortals should live like one, united, and peacefully working towards the common good.

You should regard the whole world as your country, a country where the best govern, with common laws, and no racid distinctions.

I do not seperate people, as many narrow-minded others do.

I am not interested in the origin of race of citizens; I only distinguish them on the basis of their virtue.

For my part, I consider all, whether they be white or black, equal.

ALEXANDER AND HEPHAISTION


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http://www.gayheroes.com/alex.htm

HEPHAISTION / ALEXANDER'S BOYFRIEND


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ALEXANDER THE GREAT


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THE ORIENTAL AND THE OCCIDENTAL WORLD

Where is the difference between the oriental and the occidental mentality?

This question became very important for me since I've heard the first time something about Alexander the Great in the history lesson ...

http://www.archaeonia.com/history/hellenistic/cosmokrator.htm

Accidentally I've found a very interesting statement to this subject by Prof. A.E. Jenks, of the University of Minnesota.

http://spartan.ac.brocku.ca/~lward/Thomas/Supplementary/Jenks_1908.html

He says:"When we consider the Asiatic continental man as the oriental, and the American and western European as the occidental, there are, it seems to me, three fundamental cultural traits in which the oriental and the occidental have radically differed, and today do greatly differ, and in which conflict stimuli are active in contacts between the two.

First, the oriental is a peaceful, patient, plodding man, with a meditative, spiritual nature. He has given the world most of its domestic animals and staple food plants. He has given the world all of its great religions. The occidental is a thinking, active, belligerent, materialistic man..
."

These are strong arguments but I think that there is another fundamental difference, the change from mythology to philosophy beginning with Thales of Miletus, born about 624 BC in Miletus, Asia Minor (now Turkey), Socrates, born ca. 470 BC – May 7, 399 BC, Plato (427-347 BC) and Aristotle (384-322 BC), who was the teacher of Alexander the Great ...

WHICH WORLD IS MY WORLD ?

Donnerstag, Oktober 06, 2005

TWO TUNISIAN BOYS

Dienstag, Oktober 04, 2005

DANIEL IN THE LION'S DEN


http://www.keyway.ca/htm2002/lionden.htm

(Sorry, I don't know the painter of this picture)

EL GHRIBA, THE TUNISIAN SYNAGOGUE

Montag, Oktober 03, 2005

ROSH HASHANAH 5766


This evening starts the Jewish New Year 5766 and so I should like to wish you all the best, Love and Peace !

Shalom Aleichem,

Castor



EL DJEM : THE ANCIENT AMPHITHEATRE IN THE MIDST OF THE DESERT



The amphitheatre of El Djem is the third largest theatre in world, after Rome’s Colosseum and the ruined theatre of Capua. The town of Thysdrus (El Djem´s Roman name) was, like almost all Roman settlements, built on the former Punic settlements. Thysdrus prospered especially at the time of Emperor Hadrian (117-138 AD), when it became an important centre of olive oil manufacturing. It is in quite good condition, almost similar to Colosseum, but parts of its yellow stone walls were used to build the modern town. The construction started in 238 ...

THE MEDITERRANEAN IN THE AGE OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE

Sonntag, Oktober 02, 2005


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Samstag, Oktober 01, 2005

CARPE DIEM ::: SEIZE THE DAY