Mittwoch, 26. Dezember 2018

Naguib Mahfouz

Naguib Mahfouz (December 11, 1911 – August 30, 2006) was an Egyptian writer who won the 1988 Nobel Prize for Literature. He is regarded as one of the first contemporary writers of Arabic literature, along with Tawfiq el-Hakim, to explore themes of existentialism. He published 34 novels, over 350 short stories, dozens of movie scripts, and five plays over a 70-year career. Many of his works have been made into Egyptian and foreign films. (Quoted from

Freitag, 14. Dezember 2018

Jamal Khashoggi

Jamal Ahmad Khashoggi (13 October 1958 – 2 October 2018) was a Saudi Arabian Islamist activist, dissident, author, columnist for the Washington Post, and a general manager and editor-in-chief of Al-Arab News Channel who was assassinated at the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul on 2 October 2018 by agents of the Saudi government. (Quoted from


Dienstag, 11. Dezember 2018

Albert Einstein

“Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.”

Albert Einstein (14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955) was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics (alongside quantum mechanics). His work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. He is best known to the general public for his mass–energy equivalence formula E = mc2, which has been dubbed "the world's most famous equation". He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his services to theoretical physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect", a pivotal step in the development of quantum theory. (Quoted from
Ink on paper, 21 x 29, 7 cm


Montag, 10. Dezember 2018

Egon Schiele

"I am so rich that I must give myself away." - Egon Schiele

Egon Schiele (12 June 1890 – 31 October 1918) was an Austrian painter. A protégé of Gustav Klimt, Schiele was a major figurative painter of the early 20th century. His work is noted for its intensity and its raw sexuality, and the many self-portraits the artist produced, including naked self-portraits. The twisted body shapes and the expressive line that characterize Schiele's paintings and drawings mark the artist as an early exponent of Expressionism. (Quoted from

Watercolour and ink, 21 x 29,7 cm


Barry Blitt

Barry Blitt (born April 30, 1958 in Côte Saint-Luc, Quebec) is a Canadian-born American cartoonist and illustrator, best known for his New Yorker covers and as a regular contributor to the op-ed page of The New York Times. Blitt creates his works in traditional pen and ink, as well as watercolors. (Quoted from

Watercolour, gouache and ink, 21 x 29,7 cm

Sonntag, 9. Dezember 2018

Luka Modrić

Ballon d´Or 2018: Luka Modrić 

(born 9 September 1985) is a Croatian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Spanish club Real Madrid and is the captain of the Croatia national team. Modrić plays mainly as a central midfielder but can also play as an attacking midfielder or as a defensive midfielder, usually deployed as a deep-lying playmaker. Modrić is widely regarded as one of the best midfielders of his generation, and the greatest Croatian footballer of all-time. Able to blend traditional and trequartista playmaking effectively, he is known for his vision, precision in execution, and tactical strategy.


Donnerstag, 6. Dezember 2018

Alexander Saroukhan

Alexander Saroukhan (October 1, 1898 in Russian Empire - 1977 Cairo, Egypt) was an Armenian-Egyptian cartoonist and caricaturist whose drawings have appeared in a number of Arabic and international newspapers and magazines. He is considered one of the best and most famous caricaturists in the Arab world. (Quoted from