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