April 24, 2015
The Artist and His Mother
Arshile Gorky's The Artist and His Mother (ca. 1926–1936), Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City.
Arshile Gorky (Vosdanig Manoug Adoian, 1904-48), one of the greatest American painters, was born in the village of Khorgom, on the shores of Lake Van in eastern Turkey. He was a survivor of the Armenian Genocide.
April 07, 2015
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
A scene from the trailer of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows"
at St Jude’s Church, Hampstead Garden Suburb
March 20, 2015
March 16, 2015
Sabzeh and Sarbaz
Sabzeh Adas (Sprouted lentils) and Iranian Soldiers marching
March 09, 2015
Haraz Road in mid 70s & 2013
My siblings and I on the Haraz Road in the mid 1970s.
Road 77 is an important road from Tehran to northern Iran. The road passes from the valley of Haraz River and is also known as Haraz Road between Amol and Rudehen.
Haraz Road is also the nearest road to Mount Damavand, the highest peak in Iran.
The 2013 photo is by ninara.
February 26, 2015
January 07, 2015
Je Suis Charlie
The paint brush is mightier than the sword. #JeSuisCharlie
December 12, 2014
EAPC & Azadi Tower
Eilat Ashkelon Pipeline Co. Ltd. (EAPC) Logo & The Azadi Tower in Tehran
Israel owes Iran $100m compensation for oil pipeline losses, rule Swiss arbitrators.
Preliminary ruling relates to Tehran’s losses from a joint oil-pipeline venture after the 1979 Revolution. It comes after two decades of arbitration, would pay the value of a 50% stake in the Iran Eilat Ashkelon Pipeline Company.
Eilat Ashkelon Pipeline Co. Ltd. (EAPC) was formed in 1968 when the two countries were friends as a joint-venture company that would bring Iranian oil from the Persian Gulf to Israel’s Red Sea port of Eilat and ship it to terminals in Ashkelon — avoiding the Suez Canal. From there the oil would be sold and shipped to Europe.
September 23, 2014
Metamorphose: 1999 documentary on the life and work of Dutch graphic artist M.C. Escher (1898-1972)
August 06, 2014
Lawmakers & Tooth Puller
Ukrainian Lawmakers and a detail of The Tooth Puller by Caravaggio
Goya & Freud's despair
The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters is an etching by the Spanish painter and printmaker Francisco Goya. Goya imagines himself asleep amidst his drawing tools, his reason dulled by slumber and bedevilled by creatures that prowl in the dark.
The image on the right is an old photograph of the artist Lucian Freud. In the picture, Freud sits on a bed, holding his right hand to his forehead in a gesture of weariness or despair.
MoMA New York is currently hosting a new exhibition entitled Jasper Johns: Regrets, which displays works by the American artist inspired by this photograph.