The Magic of the Cities.

Zen promotes the rediscovery of the obvious, which is so often lost in its familiarity and simplicity. It sees the miraculous in the common and magic in our everyday surroundings. When we are not rushed, and our minds are unclouded by conceptualizations, a veil will sometimes drop, introducing the viewer to a world unseen since childhood. ~ John Greer

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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Galleries - Zona MACO











“Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.”
― Erich Fromm


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Monday, March 4, 2013

Murano Glass

Street Glass Installation. Murano. Venice, Italy

"Simplicity is complexity resolved."
–   Constantin Brancusi, sculptor
Link to Lisa's Chaos
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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Robert Brady Museum II







Robert Brady Museum
House - Museum : Cultural Center

In the shadow of the Cathedral of Cuernavaca the Casa de la Torre houses a unique collection of fine and decorative arts from all over the world. The visitor will enjoy a house-museum created in a portion of a massive adobe and stone XVI century Franciscan Monastery.

This collection (more than 1,300 pieces) was assembled by Robert Brady (1928-1986). Born in Iowa with a career in the fine arts at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Tyler Arts Center of Temple University and the Barnes Foundation in Merion, Pennsylvania, he established residence in Venice, Italy for five years before settling in Cuernavaca, Mexico in 1962.  [Brady Museum]

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Saturday, June 9, 2012

For Your Eyes Only



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In the Art of Dreaming Don Juan tells Carlos,
"… most of our energy goes into upholding our importance…
If we were capable of losing some of that importance,
two extraordinary things would happen to us. 
One, we would free our energy from trying to maintain the illusory idea of our grandeur; and two we would provide ourselves with enough energy to ...
Catch a glimpse of the actual grandeur of the Universe."

The spirit listens only when the speaker speaks in gestures.  And gestures do not mean signs or body movements, but acts of true abandon, acts of largesse, of humor. 
As a gesture to the spirit, warriors bring out the best of themselves and silently offer it to the abstract.
~Carlos Castaneda


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Monday, April 30, 2012

Zooming



Mime. Place Georges-Pompidou. Paris 2010

Centre Pompidou. Takis - Signal (exhibition)
-In the background The Basilique du Sacré-Coeur-

Basilique du Sacré-Coeur



The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris, commonly known as Sacré-Cœur Basilica, is a Roman Catholic church and minor basilica, in ParisFrance. A popular landmark, the basilica is located at the summit of the butte Montmartre, the highest point in the city. Sacré-Cœur is a double monument, political and cultural, both a national penance for the supposed excesses of the Second Empire and socialist Paris Commune of 1871 crowning its most rebellious neighborhood, and an embodiment of conservative moral order.
The Sacré-Cœur Basilica was designed by Paul Abadie. Construction began in 1875 and was finished in 1914. It was consecrated after the end of World War I in 1919. [Wiki]

May 29, 2012 is
International Jazz Day
When Louis Armstrong was asked what the definition of jazz was, he famously replied, "If you've got to ask, you'll never know."



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Friday, January 20, 2012

The Moment of Creation








From Carlos Castaneda's Journey to Ixtlan

People tell us from the time we are born that the world is such and such
and so and so, and naturally we have no choice but to see the world
the way people have been telling us it is.

Seeing happens only when one sneaks between the worlds;
The world of ordinary people and the world of sorcerers.
The real thing is when the body realizes that it can see.

Only then is one capable of knowing that the world we look at every day
Is only a description.
My intent has been to show you that.

Only as a warrior can one survive the path of knowledge,
Because the art of a warrior
Is to balance, the terror of being a man with the wonder of being a man.



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Thursday, November 17, 2011

The San Ildefonso College





The San Ildefonso College currently is a museum and cultural center in Mexico City, considered to be the birthplace of the Mexican muralism movement. San Ildefonso began as a prestigious Jesuit boarding school, and after the Reform War, it gained educational prestige again as National Preparatory School. This school and the building closed completely in 1978, then reopened as a museum and cultural center in 1994. The museum has permanent and temporary art and archeological exhibitions in addition to the many murals painted on its walls by José Clemente OrozcoFernando LealDiego Rivera and others. The complex is located between San Ildefonso Street and Justo Sierra Street in the historic center of Mexico City[Wiki]

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Monday, August 1, 2011

August 2011 Theme Day: Postcard - Worthy

An instant of grace in Venice!

Music: Hilliard Ensamble - Shiroi Ishi (Ken Ueno. 2001)


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Sunday, April 3, 2011

Moments








Happy Sunday!

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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Robert Brady Museum








Robert Brady Museum
House - Museum : Cultural Center

In the shadow of the Cathedral of Cuernavaca the Casa de la Torre houses a unique collection of fine and decorative arts from all over the world. The visitor will enjoy a house-museum created in a portion of a massive adobe and stone XVI century Franciscan Monastery.

This collection (more than 1,300 pieceswas assembled by Robert Brady (1928-1986). Born in Iowa with a career in the fine arts at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Tyler Arts Center of Temple University and the Barnes Foundation in Merion, Pennsylvania, he established residence in Venice, Italy for five years before settling in Cuernavaca, Mexico in 1962. [Brady Museum]


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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Saturday 19



Robert Brady Museum. Cuernavaca
In the shadow of the Cathedral of Cuernavaca the Casa de la Torre houses a unique collection of fine and decorative arts from all over the world. The visitor will enjoy a house-museum created in a portion of a massive adobe and stone XVI century Franciscan Monastery.




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