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Andreas Roseneder  the nazar boncuk patch vinylic on poliethylene masterBatch 2009


Andreas Roseneder, vinylic on polyethylen-MasterBatch, bluEYE-patch,   47×38 cm  2009

I continue my “patch-work” – here the first piece – the nazar-boncuk-theme again? (see here for comparison)

my notices:

zufallsgenerator, augenweide, hommage aux portraits, rage against blue-eyed, “´till you are blue in the face”, eye eye egg, bluEYEd egg

somebody came along to my blog searching “nazar-boncuk-balon”. I can help. watercolors on Ecus Sistina. still wet state. more about the story behind that symbol see post: nazar, boncuk – veya tek kemgöz?

originally I wanted to follow the islamic tradition to stay ornamentic in expression but a female figure develops beyond the eye…

… & more & more accompanied by others

the already finished eveil-eye-ballon you find: here

the fevers of illness are always a deep hunting-ground for visions. since my childhood I did not bother the balls round the chest of Artemis I had seen on a statue of her at Ephesos in Minor Asia are female breasts until I read they are – testes! I could not accept that without disgust.

so I became aware we have lost this direct brutish source of visual imagination. the only eventuality I could imagine was a fruity one – why not a pomegranate that grows with pleasure in Minor Asia? – the colour similar to the blood of a bull, its grains like small testes!

& going further in painting this grains were growing, loosing weight & floating like balloons around the body of Artemis!   

all images watercolours in wet state


I decided this evening to stop boring you with my colour-changing window-dressing, instead a really blue explosion on one of my oil-paintings and following story:

once upon a time (yes, it starts like in a fairy tale) there was a rock by the sea that, even with the force of a hundred men and a lot of dynamite, couldn’t be moved or cracked. there was also a man in this town by the sea, he was known to carry the evil eye (Nazar). after much effort and endeavor, the town people brought the man to the rock, and the man, upon looking at the rock said, “my! what a big rock this is.” the instant he said this, there was a rip and roar and crack and instantly the immense and impossible rock was found to be cracked in two.

incidentally I am blue-eyed. forgive me, guardians of the Islamic World! (see link nazar)

take also a look at: the evil-eye-balloon