The amazing Art of Bernard Buffet

Friday 31 October 2008 16 responses

( 1928 - 1999 )

Affiche de l'exposition "La mort"
Galerie Maurice Garnier (2000)

"Painting, we do not talk about it,
we do not analyse it,
we feel it."

Bernard Buffet

" Entered in painting as we got in religion,
he found a land of refuge, his workshop.
What from anxiety or serenity will keep him compagny ?
Again, a useless questions ...
We always talk too much "

Annabel Buffet - 1984

Source: Bernard Buffet

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Is Your Blog Pink?

Thursday 23 October 2008 6 responses

Join the Pink Sisterhood! *

Mariuca @ Mariuca's Perfume Gallery has tagged me with this really great meme for Breast Cancer..
PoeARTica has gone pink this month like my other two blogs..
laketrees and The Top Artists' Directory...

Mariuca was tagged by
Mrs. Ezman

And now here is the tag and the rules:
Put the logo in your blog.
Add a link to the person who shared it with you.
Nominate at least 7 other blogs
Add your link to the list of participants below
Leave a message for your nominee on their blog.

PINK Sisterhood
1- Fara 2- Massy 3- N.O.Y 4- Mariuca 5- A Great Pleasure 6- LadyJava 7- Kim 8- Pink Thoughts 9- Turn-u-Off 10- Roxiticus Desperate Housewives 11- STAY AT HOME MOM 12- YOU Next!

I am tagging ALL of my readers who have pink blogs...YOU know who you are ;) ;)

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Fashion's New Vocabulary

Sunday 19 October 2008 6 responses

Article: The Daily Telegraph

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Men in pink
SEE Sydney's hot stars who are not afraid of wearing pink in public!

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Make Poverty History

Wednesday 15 October 2008 2 responses

African American Flood Victims Lined Up to Get Food and Clothing From Red Cross Relief Station by Margaret Bourke-White
African American Flood Victims Lined Up to Get Food and Clothing From Red Cross Relief Station
From the archives of LIFE magazine

Make Poverty History

Poverty, a word, A cause
A journey with no applause

So many speak, too few listen
Pound in the tin, Conscience in pocket

A cudgel taken up on my behalf
They take my voice, Ignore my words

Level the scales balance the need
Enough for everyone No time for greed

The latest dance, do you hear the rhythm?
Do you know the rhyme?

Words that explode, none of them are mine
Poverty to History, Injustice will not confine

Make poverty History’ sounds so divine
If it sooths your conscience, fine

I should be grateful shouldn’t I?
Not raise questions, but learn to die

Sweet charity, Blind Indifference
Do you know me, Can you see me
Will you hear me

Adrian Wait
Read more poems about / on: poverty

World Poverty for Dummies
Discover the causes and effects of poverty — and how you can make a difference.
Worldwide, 2.74 billion people survive on less than US$2 a day, and each day, nearly 30,000 children die from illnesses that are either preventable or can easily be cured. But you can make a difference. With World Poverty For Dummies, you’ll find out about the building blocks of poverty, as well as its varying causes and manifestations in different regions around the world. Most importantly, you’ll also discover what you can do — from changing your consumer choices or lobbying your government, to becoming an aid worker.
World Poverty For Dummies covers:
The geography of poverty
The shadows of the past, such as colonialism and the slave trade
Conflict and natural disasters
The cult of bribery, corruption and theft
The impact of aid, trade rules, world markets and debt
Hunger and thirst, education, and women and poverty
About the Author:
Sarah Marland is campaign manager at Amnesty International Australia.
Lindsay Rae is head of learning and culture within the Policy and Programs Group at World Vision Australia.
Ashley Clements is a former advocacy officer for World Vision Australia and is now working as an aid worker in the Middle East.
Adam Valvasori is campaign manager at The Body Shop Australia, and developed World Vision Australias youth website (

Check it out!!!
WIN: The Learn About Poverty Blog Action Day Competition

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Australian Writers in the Top 100 books of all time

Sunday 12 October 2008 3 responses

More than 26,000 votes from the public were received for the poll - the fifth such poll - which features a diverse list of books, including 22 Australian titles.

'Shocked' … Australian author Markus Zusak with the numerous translations of his international bestseller The Book Thief , which reached No.7 on the popularly voted list.
Photo: Helen Nezdropa

Book Thief author steals top 10 spot

HE HAS topped The New York Times bestseller list and now author Markus Zusak has made his debut in an Australian top 10.
He joins fellow Australian authors Tim Winton and Isobelle Carmody in the top 10,

Top 100 books of all time

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Jacket magazine

Friday 3 October 2008 7 responses


‘The prince of online poetry magazines is Jacket, run from Australia by the poet John Tranter.... The design is beautiful, the contents awesomely voluminous, the slant international modernist and experimental.’

― Peter Forbes, Guardian (UK)

John recently featured one of my Kurri Kurri murals in a recent book review at:
Jacket 36 - Late 2008 - Greg McLaren: «The Kurri-Kurri Book of the Dead» reviewed by Nick Riemer

many thanks John

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