Fantastic exhibition in Catania. You don’t expect to stumble across an exhibition like this. I like art which has a social message.
The three-legged lady represents the island of Sicily. The sun looks like a sun god to me. The whole place is steeped in religion and the mafia – old castles, town squares, hill fortresses and villages. Lots to see.
Fascinating to wander through the Manilla museum. One gets a glimpse into the past – the art, the gods, weapons and instruments of a life that no longer exists. But it can fuel the imagination.
I had a phase of painting and enjoyed it greatly. Here are a few!!
Viet Nam has a lot of great history. I like history. I like culture. I like different. I like to experience the differences. I like………………
We stopped at a cafe with its views over the rocky gulch. It was hard to believe that people could actually life off this dry land. Jordanian pottery and art was very good.
A number of people have asked me why, as an antitheist, am I so obsessed with temples, cathedrals and mosques.
That’s simple. I love art, beauty and ancient monuments. The state and religion have had all the money and power. They have set out to prove their dominance, to impress and put us in awe of them.
The palaces, temples, cathedrals, castles, mosques, mansions and abbeys are the places where artists, architects and designers have excelled. The powerful always employ the best.
I can marvel at the beauty and majesty of human creation. It’s spiritual not religious.
As far as I’m concerned religion is about power and causes division and hatred. One of our worst inventions. Yet it has spawned some magnificance.
Everywhere you looked in this temple there was something amazing.
Everything was weathered and eroded but the carvings were spectacular. Exquisite.