Mittwoch, 28. Dezember 2016

Victor Hugo

(born February 26, 1802BesançonFrance—died May 22, 1885Paris), poet, novelist, and dramatist who was the most important of the French Romantic writers. Though regarded in France as one of that country’s greatest poets, he is better known abroad for such novels as Notre-Dame de Paris (1831) and Les Misérables (1862).


Mittwoch, 21. Dezember 2016

Magnus Carlsen

(born 30 November 1990) is a Norwegian chess grandmaster, and the current World Chess Champion. Carlsen was a chess prodigy, and became a chess grandmaster in 2004 at the age of 13 years, 148 days, which made him the third-youngest grandmaster in history.

Watercolour, 24 x 32 cm

Montag, 19. Dezember 2016

Gordie Howe

(March 31, 1928 – June 10, 2016) was a Canadian professional ice hockey player. From 1946 to 1980, he played twenty-six seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) and six seasons in the World Hockey Association (WHA); his first 25 seasons were spent with the Detroit Red Wings. Nicknamed "Mr. Hockey", Howe is considered the most complete player to ever play the game and one of the greatest ice hockey players of all time.

Samstag, 17. Dezember 2016

Antonio Gramsci

(22 January 1891 – 27 April 1937) was an Italian neo-Marxist theorist and politician. He wrote on political theory, sociology and linguistics. He was a founding member and one-time leader of the Communist Party of Italy and was imprisoned by Benito Mussolini's Fascist regime.

Samstag, 10. Dezember 2016

Dominic Thiem

(born 3 September 1993) is an Austrian professional tennis player who has an ATP high ranking of world No. 7 which was first achieved on 6 June 2016. He has won seven singles titles on the ATP Tour.  

Watercolour, 24 x 32 cm 


Montag, 28. November 2016

François Fillon

(born 4 March 1954) is a French politician who served as Prime Minister of France from 2007 to 2012 under President Nicolas Sarkozy. He is a member of centre-right political party, The Republicans, previously known as the Union for a Popular Movement (UMP).
Watercolour, 24 x 32 cm


Freitag, 25. November 2016

Jim Jarmusch

(born January 22, 1953) is an American film director, screenwriter, actor, producer, editor, and composer. He has been a major proponent of independent cinema since the 1980s, directing such films as Stranger Than Paradise (1984), Down by Law (1986), Mystery Train (1989), Dead Man (1995), Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999), Coffee and Cigarettes (2003), Broken Flowers (2005), and Only Lovers Left Alive (2013).

Montag, 14. November 2016

Henryk M. Broder

(born 20 August 1946, self-designation Henryk Modest Broder) is a Polish-born German journalist, author and TV personality, known as the most outspoken personality in the German-Jewish community.

Sonntag, 6. November 2016

Bert Brecht

Bertolt Brecht oder Bert Brecht (* 10. Februar 1898 als Eugen Berthold Friedrich Brecht in Augsburg; † 14. August 1956 in Ost-Berlin) war ein einflussreicher deutscher Dramatiker und Lyriker des 20. Jahrhunderts. Seine Werke werden weltweit aufgeführt. Brecht hat das epische Theater beziehungsweise „dialektische Theater“ begründet und umgesetzt. (Zitiert aus
Aquarell, 24 x 32 cm


Freitag, 4. November 2016

Ernst Bloch

(July 8, 1885 – August 4, 1977) was a German Marxist philosopher.
Bloch was influenced by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel and Karl Marx, as well as by apocalyptic and religious thinkers such as Thomas Müntzer, Paracelsus, and Jacob Boehme. He established friendships with György Lukács, Bertolt Brecht, Kurt Weill, Walter Benjamin, and Theodor W. Adorno. Bloch's work focuses on the thesis that in a humanistic world where oppression and exploitation have been eliminated there will always be a truly revolutionary force.


Dienstag, 1. November 2016

Karl Jaspers

(23 February 1883 – 26 February 1969) was a German-Swiss psychiatrist and philosopher who had a strong influence on modern theology, psychiatry, and philosophy. After being trained in and practicing psychiatry, Jaspers turned to philosophical inquiry and attempted to discover an innovative philosophical system. He was often viewed as a major exponent of existentialism in Germany, though he did not accept this label. (Quoted from

Watercolour, 24 x 32 cm


Sonntag, 30. Oktober 2016

Gianmaria Testa

(17 October 1958 – 30 March 2016) was an Italian singer-songwriter. In the early 1990s, Testa won two consecutive top prizes at the Recanati Festival.

Donnerstag, 6. Oktober 2016

First women on Annapurna

From left to right: Sherpa Chewang, Irene Miller now Irene Beardsley, Sherpa Mingma

In 1978 Arlene Blum organized a team of eleven women to climb Annapurna in Nepal which, until then, had been climbed by only eight people (all men). It was called American Women's Himalayan Expeditions - Annapurna. They raised money for the trip in part by selling T-shirts with the slogan "A woman's place is on top". The first summit team, comprising Vera Komarkova and Irene Miller and Sherpas Mingma Tsering and Chewang Ringjing, reached the top at 3:30 p.m. on October 15, 1978. The second summit team, Alison Chadwick-Onyszkiewicz and Vera Watson, died during this climb. After the event, Blum wrote a book about her experience on Annapurna, called “Annapurna: A Woman's Place”. (Quoted from

Oil on canvas, 40 x 50 cm

Montag, 3. Oktober 2016

Buster Keaton

(October 4, 1895 – February 1, 1966) was an American actor, director, producer, writer, and stunt performer. He was best known for his silent films, in which his trademark was physical comedy with a consistently stoic, deadpan expression, earning him the nickname "The Great Stone Face."


 Watercolour, 24 x 32 cm 

Donnerstag, 29. September 2016

José "Pepe" Mujica

is a Uruguayan politician who was the 40th President of Uruguay between 2010 and 2015. A former urban guerrilla fighter with the Tupamaros, he was imprisoned for 13 years during the military dictatorship in the 1970s and 1980s. (Quoted from


Mittwoch, 28. September 2016

Jean-Michel Basquiat

(* 22. Dezember 1960 in New York City; † 12. August 1988 ebenda) war der erste afroamerikanische Künstler, der den Durchbruch in der hauptsächlich weißen Kunstwelt schaffte.


Donnerstag, 22. September 2016

Sigmund Freud

(* 6. Mai 1856 in Freiberg in Mähren, als Sigismund Schlomo Freud; † 23. September 1939 in London) war ein österreichischer Neurologe, Tiefenpsychologe, Kulturtheoretiker und Religionskritiker. Er war der Begründer der Psychoanalyse und gilt als einer der einflussreichsten Denker des 20. Jahrhunderts. Seine Theorien und Methoden werden bis heute angewendet und diskutiert. (Zitiert aus

Samstag, 17. September 2016

Donnerstag, 15. September 2016

Bastian Schweinsteiger

(born 1 August 1984) is a German professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for English club Manchester United. A right-footed player, he usually plays as central midfielder. Earlier in his career, he primarily played as a wide midfielder. (Quoted from


Montag, 12. September 2016

Still life with mango and citrus fruits

Oil on canvas, 40 x 50 cm

This was my very first oil painting I painted back on December 22, 2003. I never posted it before, so it´s done now for the "Illustration Friday" challenge "Orange".

Samstag, 3. September 2016

Stanley Kubrick

(July 26, 1928 – March 7, 1999) was an American film director, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, editor, and photographer. Part of the New Hollywood film-making wave, he is frequently cited as one of the greatest and most influential directors in cinematic history. His films, which are typically adaptations of novels or short stories, cover a wide range of genres, and are noted for their realism, dark humor, unique cinematography, extensive set designs, and evocative use of music. (Quoted from


Dienstag, 23. August 2016

Salma Hayek

(born September 2, 1966) is a Mexican-American film actress, producer, and former model. She began her career in Mexico starring in the telenovela Teresa and starred in the film El Callejón de los Milagros (Miracle Alley) for which she was nominated for an Ariel Award. In 1991 Hayek moved to Hollywood and came to prominence with roles in movies such as Desperado (1995), Dogma (1999), and Wild Wild West (1999). (Quoted from


Sonntag, 14. August 2016

Habib Koité

(born 1958 in Thiès, Senegal) is a solo singer, songwriter and guitarist, based in Mali. His band, Bamada, is a supergroup of West African musicians, which included Kélétigui Diabaté on balafon until his death in 2012.

Watercolour and gouache, 24 x 32 cm