Dienstag, Jänner 31, 2006

" FORMATION 3 "



Yesterday I could finally finish my painting "Formation 3" which I am publishing now on my blog, hoping you like it.

Above all, the update my official website is finished too! It's now in English, Italian and German! Have a look into it!

www.hans-sfiligoi.com

Montag, Jänner 30, 2006

THE LOST COWBOY FOR ELMO



Every story has a beginning, middle, and end ... also my cowboy-picture-story :-)

Our friend ELMO wanted a swimmer-pic, but I found this one to make a changeover to the next subject !

This picture is dedicated to ELMO ;-)

Sonntag, Jänner 29, 2006

LONESOME COWBOYS


Here is a nice picture taken from Andy Warhol's funny film "Lonesome Cowboys"

and here's the link to this movie:

http://www.warholstars.org/filmch/lone.html

Donnerstag, Jänner 26, 2006

A REAL COWBOY FOR TRUDGING ;-)



A question to Trudging or to anybody of you who certainly knews the world of COWBOYS better than I do : Is it true, that cowboys don't wear underpants?
Have a look at this guy! He also doesn't wear shorts, doesn't he? If you don't believe it well, then enlarge the pic :-)

Dienstag, Jänner 24, 2006

OH, AND THE COWBOY ROMANTIC ;-)





But the picture you see above is not a scene taken from a book by Karl May, of course! ;-) To have a better view click on it to enlarge it ;-) !

Montag, Jänner 23, 2006

MY INNER CONNECTION TO THE NATIVE AMERICANS


My inner connection to the native Americans traces back to my childhood, because there was a German writer who was very famous for his adventure stories, called Karl May.
Karl May (1842-1912) was a prolific author and a favorite read of many famous Germans, including Albert Einstein, Albert Schweitzer, and Herman Hesse when they have been boys and so did we boys, two generations later.

Everybody of us read his stories with enthusiam and our parents didn't have any problems with Christmas -, or Birthday- Presents for us, because Karl May has written about 35 volumes of his adventure stories ... :-)

The first book by Karl May which I have got as a Christmas present was called "Winnetou" and this was the story of the bond of friendship between a young German adventurer (Karl May himself), called Old Shatterhand in the Wild West and Winnetou, the young chief of the Apaches who became blood brothers ... and I decided to be Winnetou ...

Searching for an illustration to "Winnetou" in the internet I found this one which I'll publish now!

It is an illustration of one of Karl May's friends, a young artist of that time, called Sascha Schneider. I've never heard about him and I was very amazed for all his illustrations are nude !

Samstag, Jänner 21, 2006

THE MULLEIN IS MY TOTEM PLANT, AND I LIKED IT BEFORE I KNEW ABOUT THAT MEANING :-)

Freitag, Jänner 20, 2006

A NATIVE AMERICAN HEALING PRAYER AND ANOTHER MEDICINE MAN


Ho, Great Grandmother Goddess,
and Great Mystery, Holy Spirit,
Creator of All.

Thank you for the sacred gift of the Life Force.
Thank you for the gifts of your creation.
Thank you for you, thank you for right now.
Thank you for this day and the opportunity to know you and serve you.
Thank you for your presence always.
Thank you for your unconditional love and forgiveness.

Help me to open my heart and know your unconditional love and forgiveness and extend it outward and to open my eye and see your light in all who cross my path today in loving, unattached service to thy will.

I place my future in your hands and choose to experience inner peace now, feeling joined and connected with you who have been always and will be always, and with all those who have, who do, and who will cross my path, seeing their light, being a love finder and a love giver opening my heart to know your unconditional love and forgiveness and extending it outward.

Ho. May it be so.

Donnerstag, Jänner 19, 2006

I AM FEELING BETTER NOW / THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT !


Tonight I dreamt that MY MEDICINE MAN was dancing for me ... as you can see ...


My depressions dissapeared and I've got back my positive energies and the power to fight against the disaster ... a little bit like Sisyphus ...

Mittwoch, Jänner 18, 2006

EGON SCHIELE'S NEPHEW


As you know I am working in an hospital at a Neurological Ward as a masseur and until two years ago I also made there Art Therapy for Neurological Patients and one day one of my patients was nobody else than the painter ANTON PESCHKA, the nephew of my favorite painter EGON SCHIELE.

SCHIELE died in 1918 ... at that time his nephew, ANTON PESCHKA was 4 years old and it was very interesting to hear the stories he could tell about his uncle.

There was a great sympathy between ANTON PESCHKA and me and so I made a drawing of him while he was painting a picture during the Art Therapy Lesson.

Above you can see the drawing I made of him :-)

Dienstag, Jänner 17, 2006

Two days ago I've seen a great exibition of EGON SCHIELE's work ...


Egon Schiele is one of the painters who had a great influence on me when I decided to become a painter at the age of seventeen.

At that time I have been the first time in Vienna with my class for one week (I lived at that time in Graz) and I was immediately fascinated by him and his work. He died in 1918 at the age of only 28 by the Asiatic Influenza.

Here is a link to an article about him in English:

http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/schiele/


I put now also one of his self-portraits on my blog ...

Sonntag, Jänner 15, 2006

THE MYTH OF SISYPHUS BY A. CAMUS / 5


...There is no sun without shadow, and it is essential to know the night ...

The absurd man says yes and his effort will henceforth be unceasing. If there is a personal fate, there is no higher destiny, or at least there is but one which he concludes is inevitable and despicable. For the rest, he knows himself to be the master of his days. At that subtle moment when man glances backward over his life, Sisyphus returning toward his rock, in that slight pivoting he contemples that series of unrelated actions which becomes his fate, created by him, combined under his memory's eye and soon sealed by his death. Thus, convinced of the wholly human origin of all that is human, a blind man eager to see who knows that the night has no end, he is still on the go. The rock is still rolling.

I leave Sisyphus at the foot of the mountain! One always finds one's burden again. But Sisyphus teaches the higher fidelity that negates the gods and raises rocks. He too concludes that all is well. This universe benceforth without a master seems to him neither sterile nor futile. Each atom of that stone, each mineral flake of that nightfilled mountain, in itself forms a world. The struggle itself toward the heights is enough to fill a mans's heart.

One must imagine Sisyphus happy.


THE END OF CAMUS' ESSAY

Freitag, Jänner 13, 2006

SHORT DELAY OF MY TREATMENT

Today I was there in the hospital thinking to get the first chemo therapy but the woman doctor of today told me that they need yet some other physical examinations because they think now to operate on me first ... so I have to wait one week more for the next examinations on the 19th of January ... my nerves are stretched ...

SINCER THANKS ARE GIVEN TO ALL OF YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT ! ! !

Castor

Donnerstag, Jänner 12, 2006

STARRY SKY

TIME FOR A PRAYER




Since today I know definitively that I've got an adenocarcinoma of the link lung ... tomorrow will start the first chemo therapy ....

But you all should know that my blog won't be a PATIENT HISTORY !!!

LOVE AND PEACE TO YOU ALL!

Castor

Dienstag, Jänner 10, 2006

NIANKHKHNUM and KHNUMHOTEP / TWO ANCIENT EGYPTIAN FRIENDS


Today I started to plan where I'll pass my next holidays ... first I thought of Asia Minor, but there is now the bird-flu and so I thought of Egypt.

Accidentally I found in the net this picture of two ancient Egyptian friends, Niankhnum and Khnumhotep ...

The story about these friends you can find under this link:

http://www.egyptology.com/niankhkhnum_khnumhotep/

Sonntag, Jänner 08, 2006

THE MYTH OF SISYPHUS BY A. CAMUS / 4




The painting is by Franz Stuck (1863 - 1928 )

... The boundless grief is too heavy to bear. These are our nights of Gethsemane. But crushing truths perish from being acknowledged...

Thus Oedipus ( http://homepage.mac.com/cparada/GML/Oedipus.html ) at the outset obeys fate without knowing it. But from the moment he knows, his tragedy begins. Yet at the same moment, blind and desperate, he realizes that the only bond linking him to the world is the cool hand of a girl. Then a tremendous remark rings out: "Despite so many ordeals, my advanced age and the nobility of my soul make me conclude that all is well." Ancient wisdom confirms modern heroism.

One does not discover the absurd without being tempted to write a manual of happiness. " What! by such narrow ways - ? " There is but one world, however. Happiness and the absurd are the two sons of the same earth. They are inseparable. It would be a mistake to say that happiness necessarily springs from the absurd discovery. It happens as well that the feeling of the absurd springs from happiness.

"I conclude that all is well," says Oedipus, and that remark is sacred. It echoes in the wild and limited universe of man. It teaches that all is not, has not been, exhausted. It drives out of this world a god who had come into it with dissatisfaction and a preference for futile sufferings. It makes of fate a human matter, which must be setteled among men.

All Sisyphus' silent joy is contained therein. His fate belongs to him. His rock is his thing. Likewise, the absurd man, when he contemplates his torment, silences all the idols.
In the universe suddenly restored to its silence, the myriad wondering little voices of the earth rise up. Unconscious, secret calls, invitations from all the faces, they are the necessary reverse and price of victory. There is no sun without shadow, and it is essential to know the night.

Next Sunday I'll publish the last part of Camus' essay and I wish you all a great new week.

Castor

I've been tagged by Angel, here are the rules:



The Rules:

Make three resolutions for yourself, they can be big or small, but they must be something that you can stick to doing. At least one must not be for your physical being.

1) I want to finish soon together with my friend Yussuf, a very talented musician, the update of my official website:

www.hans-sfiligoi.com

2) I hope to get soon some new inspirations ...

3) I hope to make my holidays this year in Asia Minor.

the 4 bloggerfriends I'll tag now, hoping they agree it, are:

1) Trudging
2) Daave
3) Cocaine Jesus
4) Jacky

The drawing I publish now is my friend and webmaster and musician YUSSUF.

Samstag, Jänner 07, 2006

Here i want to provide an insight into an artist's world of ideas

LEONARDO'S MONA LISA

LEONARDO'S SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST

THE INCARNATED ANGEL BY lEONARDO



This gay was probably also the model for Leonardo's Saint John the Baptist and for the famous Mona Lisa :-)

Freitag, Jänner 06, 2006

Today there is an official holidy in Austria, called " THE ADORATION OF THE MAGI "


Adoration of the Magi (also Adoration of the Kings) - The Gospel of St. Matthew (2:1-12) tells how certain Magi (the Wisemen) from the Orient arrived in Jerusalem, asking, 'Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We observed the rising of his star, and we have come to pay him homage.' (Mat. 2:2-3). King Herod and his court were greatly perturbed on hearing this; he asked the magi to report to him after they found the Child, so he too could go and worship him. Guided by the star, the magi discovered the Infant in a house at Bethlehem, worshiped him and presented him with their gifts. A dream warned the magi not to return to Herod’s court and they set off instead for their own country by another route.

This is a good reason for me to publish my prefered painting of LEONARDO DA VINCI'S work ...

Mittwoch, Jänner 04, 2006

DEAR FRIENDS AND READERS : I NEED A REST AND I'LL BE BACK IN A FEW DAYS! BEST WISHES! CASTOR

Montag, Jänner 02, 2006

" FORMATION 2 "

ANOTHER SKETCH OF DOMENICO I USED FOR MY PAINTING "FORMATION 2"