Tag Archives: Art

Wild Tales – Relatos Savajes

I have just been to see this wonderful and very funny film that is wicked in its dark humour content. It takes every day situations, six of them, and exaggerates their outcomes. The film was produced by Almodovar and has his style stamped all over it. While waiting for the film to start there were several Hollywood trailers that featured many special visual and audio effects, car chases and killing people. In comparison then it would appear that Hollywood has not only lost the plot but lost all the plots. In Britain it would be nice to see some of the independent film makers products. The slops that Hollywood produced can’t be everything that comes out of the US.

Tea and Sangria – Indie film

If you get a chance and you want to see a great little independent film then pay to see Tea and Sangria. It is a film by Peter Domankiewicz who has put his life, soul and most of his money into making and getting it distributed. He and the cast all deserve success with this wonderful romcom. It is the story of David who moves to Madrid to live with his Spanish girlfriend but not everything goes to plan. Search for it on Twitter and Facebook as well as looking at the reviews.

Emily Galton Exhibition Carnegie Library Herne Hill Lambeth London

We went to a private viewing of the work of Emily Galton last night currently on show at the Carnegie Library in Herne Hill, South London. This is a link to the library http://www.lambeth.gov.uk/places/carnegie-library. And this is link to Emily http://www.emilygalton.co.uk/.

Week-End de la Céramique

Last weekend we went to the Week-End de la Céramique on a sunny but cold day in Morges on the shore of Lac Leman in Switzerland. It takes place over two days during the Fête de la Tulipe. SONY DSC. Copyright Paul Andrews and Caroline Schmutz, Junagarh Media, http://www.junagarhmedia.co.uk

Now If I Was A Betting Man

Fortunately for me I’m not. It looks very enticing at times in that somebody has to win but invariably there has to be a lot of losers as well for there to be a big winner. My partner took this photo of some very good street art in the East End of London. brokeLads East London Street Art It is a very detailed piece of work and is a play on a well known chain of betting shops in the UK. Copyright Paul Andrews and Caroline Schmutz, http://www.junagarhmedia.co.uk

Space Invaders – Hiding out on a rooftop near you

Just next to the Lausanne Cathedral in Switzerland and looking down on the rooftops we could see this space invader. It could be the work of the artist Invader but I haven’t checked. "Space invador", The invaders, Space invader, Lausanne, Switzerland 04711 It is a great location. Copyright Paul Andrews and Caroline Schmutz, http://www.junagarhmedia.co.uk.

Bus Station Art – Spare Parts from old Buses Coro Venezuela

I’m sure that if you welded together a load of scrap iron and then painted it in the UK or some other countries and displayed it somewhere that you would get paid a fortune for what your average trainee welder probably gets paid a pittance for. Yes, I know I’m very cynical. Maybe in Coro, Venezuela where this photo "Bus Station Art", Coro, Venezuela was taken the person or persons who created this wonderful piece of work were too or maybe they were just paid for doing a decent day’s work like the rest of us. Art is for everyone isn’t it? We did think however that at the time there was very little difference between the buses running and the ones hanging on the wall. On one bus we experienced a dramatic bang from some suspension component failing. The trouble was that the used part that they replaced it with didn’t look all that different from the component being removed. But that’s how a lot of the world still works. Copyright Junagarh Media, http://www.junagarhmedia.co.uk.

"Green Path", Much Wenlock, Shropshire, UKThe Landscape of a Shropshire Summer's Day

Street Art – Seasonal spoiler Santa Fe Argentina

I took this photo just after Christmas on a very hot sunny day walking along the promenade of the River Parana in the city of Santa Fe in Argentina. The stencil artist created this piece telling children that Father Christmas does not exist. As the promenade is very popular with families I wonder how many children asked their parents if it was true. Copyright Junagarh Media, http://www.junagrhmedia.co.uk .Father Christmas doesn't exist Santa Fe Argentina 160108 DSC00499

The Big blue Apple

This interesting sculpture sits on a small roundabout near the EPFL (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) in Switzerland. Blue Apple St Sulpice DSC09485 160613 The building in the background is the Rolex Learning Centre and is part of that campus. Photograph copyright Junagarh Media, http://www.junagarhmedia.co.uk.