GERHARD RICHTER is known as a veteran abstract painter, but Richter has simultaneously produced abstract and photo-realistic painted works, as well as photographs and glass pieces. His art follows the examples of Picasso and Jean Arp in undermining the concept of the artist’s obligation to maintain a single cohesive style.

 

THE FASCINATION OF PERSIA


plakat_persien_312px by doodle_juice
plakat_persien_312px, a photo by doodle_juice on Flickr.

There is currently a great exhibition of Persian art at the Rietberg museum, Zurich. The exhibition focuses on the East-West interaction of Iran from the Safavid era to current day. There are some great works of contemporary Iranian artists on exhibit. http://www.rietberg.ch/en-gb/exhibitions/fascination-of-persia.aspx

 

Erotic Art made from Hafiz poem


erotic2 by doodle_juice
erotic2, a photo by doodle_juice on Flickr.

حال دل با تو گفتنم هوس است

حال دل با تو گفتنم هوس است خبر دل شنفتنم هوس است
طمع خام بین که قصه فاش از رقیبان نهفتنم هوس است
شب قدری چنین عزیز و شریف با تو تا روز خفتنم هوس است
وه که دردانه‌ای چنین نازک در شب تار سفتنم هوس است
ای صبا امشبم مدد فرمای که سحرگه شکفتنم هوس است
از برای شرف به نوک مژه خاک راه تو رفتنم هوس است
همچو حافظ به رغم مدعیان شعر رندانه گفتنم هوس است

 




How to get blog followers fast


I was thinking about this the other day, I could do with promoting my Art work.  Having read a few articles the rules seem simple:

Who do you write for?

  • How big is your audience. You could always use gimmicks to get a larger audience like giving away free stuff, but is this what you really want? As a test I once or twice put celebrity pictures or images of beautiful women ( see the Excite fallen Angels blog) and that had many hits. However my blog is not about that.
  • If you are say a specialist such as an IT expert then giving free bees may not be so bad. It all depends on what you want to achieve with your blog.

How committed are you?

  • It is one thing to write blogs so that you capture a fleeting thought or experience, but another if your livelihood depends on it.
  • Write well and write often.
  • Tag correctly and a lot.
  • Use lots of images but mainly to get the message across.
  • Keep your audience interested so do not neglect comments.
  • Aim for an exceptional blog every now and then. If you make it to say the WordPress most Pressed blog list then that would attract a new audience.

Know your thing.

  • You need to come up with the goods so if your blog is supposed to be funny then it has to be funny. If you are giving expert advise then it has to be reliable. If it is a fan based blog then it needs that something which make it more interesting than similar fan blogs.
  • Evaluate your blog as if it belongs to someone else and compare it to the blogs of similar nature.
  • Be consistent as if your blog is a brand.

Spread the blog.

  • Use social media.
  • Join communities with similar interests and post comments.
  • Promote others with a similar interest.
  • register your blog with Search engines.
  • register it with Blog search directories
  • Setup your RSS feed.
  • Use links and track back others so others would do the same for you.
  • Use tools like Stumble. That brings in target audience.

Gimmicks

  • Give free things
  • Do or put something very silly or funny or cute


Today the Nowrouz celebrations start. Nowrouz is the Persian new year and it starts on the first day of spring. I made this card for the occasion.

norooz_flower


 

This is a short film that demonstrates the power of good screen writing.

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