20th Century History Art
Albums with Art dealing with different aspects of world history.
Art works telling the history of Titanic The Titanic disaster is symbolic for so many aspects of life as well as the reality of that it was one of the larger insurance frauds of the 20th century. TITANIC: The Ship that Never Sank. In fact it was the result of an insurance claim that went badly wrong. Imagine, if you will, that the Titanic's near identical sister ship The Olympic was severely damaged in a collision while sailing from Southampton. The cruiser HMS Hawke smashed into the side of the Olympic and an inquiry later exonerated the Hawke of all blame. The White Star Line was allegedly under-insured and the cost of fixing the damaged Olympic which had a broken keel among other items that needed repairing, was going to be high. As the White Star's flagship would also be out of action during repairs, the Titanic's completion date would have to be delayed. All this would have amounted to a serious financial hit for the company. The damage was so severe that the relevant insurance would fail to recover the costs, as both parties were instructed to pay for damages. Set to make an, er, titanic loss of some $750,000, White Star supposedly switched the liners around and had the Olympic, disguised as the Titanic, deliberately sunk in order to claim the insurance. The Olympics’ trials in 1910 took two days, with several high speed runs, but the Titanic’s trail lasted a single day because, the patched-up hull could not take the stress of long periods of high speed. Like so many times in history we have been told a lie, a suitable fairytale. Like in the case of the landings on the moon, or the attack on the twin towers. We have been told Titanic was the largest unsinkable ship ever built. Already there, the story is wrong. Titanic was one out of three identical ship built in the Belfast shipyard. There was Olympic, Titanic and Britannic. The Olympic was the first to be lounged and after several serious accidents that crippled the ship it was pulled back to the shipyard for repairs. The insurance company blamed Captain Edward .J. Smith and refused the pay out the large amount of money. Now, Olympic was useless and was lying alongside the soon-ready Titanic. During a coal strike, the shipyard was staffed with new workers and that was when the White Star Line decided to secretly change the name of the two identical ships. So in fact it was the revamped Olympic that left for New York on that fateful day in 1912, now renamed Titanic. The old captain from the Olympic who was supposed to retire after Titanic’s maiden voyage, Mr. Smith, who was offered a large retirement if he once more took charge of the ship, this time the plan being to take the ship to a decided destination in the Atlantic and to have it sunk, while the passengers were rescued with the help of two specifically designated ships: the Carpathian and the California. Now, the ship that was built to survive serious damage run into a iceberg either deliberately or by negligence. Or was it really an iceberg at all? Anyhow the fact is that Titanic would take 8 to 12 hours to sink accordingly to the designer of the ship Mr. Bruce Ismay, who was on board but saved himself by dressing like a woman. But the Titanic took in so much water so fast it sunk in less then three hours. 1500 men, women and children went down with the Titanic and the many thousands of lifeboats, blankets and sweaters stored in the two waiting rescue ships never came into use. In that moment the Myth of the Titanic was born. Olympic, renamed Titanic, was to become one of the most symbolic stories, told for over one hundred years. It represents not only human tragedy but what greed and money make people do. The banker JP Morgan was one of the largest stockholders in the White Star Line and cashed in on the Titanic / Olympic tragedy. He would also later cash in on World War One. His company, Chase, was also later involved in supporting Hitler and his Nazi party and was one of many to benefit on WWII and even profited on the Holocaust. The Titanic tragedy represented a sinking world of aristocracy as the WWI would begin just two years later, where many empires would disappear never to rise again.
The POETRY AND REALITY OF WW1
The POETRY AND REALITY 1914-1918 This is an ANTI WAR exhibit titled “The War to end all Wars- Poetry and Reality 1914-1918 The exhibit consists of photo montage printed on metal and mixed media paintings on canvas. The images are a compilation of WW 1 images from the worlds databanks, mixed with period art and word war one poetry.
A collection of mixed media art works and sculptures inspired by, and based on the life and work of August Strindberg. These works have been exhibited in both his home “The Blue Tower” in Stockholm, now the Strindberg museum, and in the Swedish Culture House as well as galleries in several countries, including England and the United States. August Strindberg (1849 – 1912) was a Swedish playwright, novelist, poet, essayist , expressionist painter, pioneer photographer, metallurgist (gold maker) occultist.A prolific writer who often drew directly on his personal experience, Strindberg's career spanned four decades, during which time he wrote over 60 plays and more than 30 works of fiction, autobiography, history, cultural analysis, and politics. A bold experimenter and iconoclast throughout, he explored a wide range of dramatic methods and purposes, from naturalistic tragedy, monodrama, and history plays, to his anticipations of expressionist and surrealist dramatic techniques. From his earliest work, Strindberg developed forms of dramatic action, language, and visual composition so innovative that many were to become technically possible to stage only with the advent of film. He is considered the "father" of modern Swedish literature and his The Red Room (1879) has frequently been described as the first modern Swedish novel.
The Dark side of History in Art
ANTI WAR ART
Art against all kinds of War done with satire and passion for a peaceful world. Painting, Collage, Photography, Photo montage and short films.
HISTORY IS NOW
Art dealing with the history of the 20th century in various forms. painting, Collage with object, Sculpture with sound.
BACK IN THE US.S.S.R.
Art dealing with the Soviet Union the USSR or CCCP. Painting, Collage, Photography, Photo montage, Hand woven Tapestry, Sculpture and Music. Ironic art dealing with the Soviet Union “U.S.S.R.“. Painting and collage on canvas, wood and metal. All photography in collaboration with Agnieszka Dellfina-Dellert. The “SOVIET” also known as Union of Soviet Socialist Republics U.S.S.R. was a constitutionally socialist state that existed in Eurasia between 1922 until 1991. Following the death of Vladimir Lenin in 1924, Joseph Stalin took power, leading the USSR through a large-scale industrialization program. Stalin established a planned economy and suppressed political opposition to him and the Communist party. In the second half of the 1980s, Gorbachev's policies of perestroika and glasnost significantly expanded freedom of expression in the media and press and finally brought down the long rein of terror. On New Years Eve 1989 the Communistic “hammer and sickle” flag was taken down and replaced with the new Russian federation flag in red white and blue. "Back in the U.S.S.R." is also a 1968 song by The Beatles Lennon–McCartney which opens the double-disc album The Beatles, also known as The White Album.
ARTE POVERA ART
Garbage Junk ART Already as a child in the early 1960’s I was fascinated by all kinds of garbage. I used to go and look in the garbage cans in all the houses around the block where I was living. I collected what I felt was charged with symbolic value. It could be broken toys, broken clocks, woman’s high heeled shoes nylon stockings (my favorite fetish) or old newspapers and magazines. I treated all these objects as treasures and kept them in boxes in my room. They would later become the backbone of my collage oriented art. My fascination for the discarded object, the broken, and by time tarnished and partly destroyed , have never left me. I find its symbolic value, poetic and beautiful. A doll without a leg or an arm. I A softy animal with one ear missing , or a clock that has no arms to show the time. I have trough the years worked in many flee markets, in London, New York and Paris in order to be able to get my hands on this for me so valuable junk. I still have as my weekly routine to visit junk yards, flee markets and seldom pass a garbage container without having a look into it. I see the beauty in what other people consider rubbish. I see in this junk, the passing of time, and how things once precious to a person at one point becomes something worthless. For me it has a poetic value beyond the newly bought object. But it does not stop there. I have a identification with the homeless person sleeping among the street garbage with his belongings in broken bags and with only the sky above him as his home. Later in life I would for a year experience how it really was to be homeless when I lost my home in Paris as a direct effect of my separation from my art and life partner. For over a year I slept each night on a different madras, or someones sofa, or floor. I slept in a Gypsy camp outside Paris and in a warehouse for storing goods. Now I live in an old factory in Kreuzberg Berlin and continue with my art based on a variety of garbage junk
Clairvoyant art This collection of art works are all dealing with an E.L.E. = Extinction Level Event. My art is a warning of things to come. Based on the writings of Edgar Casey – the Kolbrin Bible - Nostradamus - the Mayan calendar-the letters of Fatima and the book of Revelation.It is based on the same inner vision as filmmaker Lars von Trier had when doing his last masterpiece “Melancholia “ or movies like “The Knowing and Armageddon“ But we are not talking about movie scenarios, we are talking about what Will happen soon. My art is a prediction of the end to life as we know it, by a series of celestial events. Meteors hitting earth WW3, economic collapse, natural disasters, like earthquakes, flooding’s, tsunamis, etc. and it is all happening since a few years back. The global changes is based on the “Changing of the Poles “ on our planet. We are as well standing in front of the door to a nuclear war. And if this was not enough we are predestined to be hit by a meteor, predicted since thousands of years by independent sources like the Egyptians and the Mayas. It will be the return of a massive space object, in a long elliptical orbit around our sun. Known to the Egyptians and Hebrews as the "Destroyer," An Apocalypse (Greek: apokálypsis; "lifting of the veil" or "revelation" is a disclosure of something hidden from the majority of mankind in an era dominated by falsehood and misconception, i.e. the veil to be lifted. The Apocalypse of John is the Book of Revelation, the last book of the New Testament. By extension, apocalypse can refer to any End Time scenario, or to the end of the world in general. When blood drops upon the Earth, the Destroyer will appear, and mountains will open up and belch forth fire and ashes. Trees will be destroyed and all living things engulfed. Waters will be swallowed up by the land, and seas will boil. The Heavens will burn brightly and redly; there will be a copper hue over the face of the land, ‘followed by a day of darkness. A new moon will appear and break up and fall. The people will scatter in madness. They will hear the trumpet and the battle cry of the Destroyer and will seek refuge within dens in the Earth. Terror will eat away their hearts, and their courage will flow from them like water from a broken pitcher. They will be eaten u in the flames of wrath and consumed by the breath of the Destroyer.
DROWNED WORLD part one
Part 2 Drowned World
Part 3 Drowned World