Monday, August 13, 2018

Narrative about freedom of speech, communication and dreams with help by international artists


Writing a narrative about freedom of speech in Europe is like trying to throw a bottle in an ocean with written words inside it.
 The world where we live in right now is full of people who think that know everything about life and all that it matters in it is money (no matter what you do in order to have it).
 I clearly know that I don't have freedom of speech and to all people who think that have this sort of freedom, I can only tell you that you're wrong.
 People can't SAY what's in their minds because if you do this, you'll be judged in a socalled anarchist "society" by your own words or feelings in this Kafkaesque world that we live in.
 What I can tell you, is that a simple concept such as "communication" can be used either in a good or in a wrong way.
 I know that even if you're communicating in a proper way, it'll exist people that will tell you that you're doing everything in a wrong way, so that they can profit with your skills based on this art form or your own work.
 This happens lots of times in life, if you're a single human being or an individual and you're communicating with enterprises that only want to profit with your work.
 In this example, you're not communicating with human beings, you're communicating with people that love cash and themselves more than anything in this world (usually this kind of people act nicely and will even tell you that they're helping you or that they love you while clearly knowing that they're stealing your work in order to have profit).
 Dreams are a different subject, because in them you can be whoever you want to be and be wherever you want to be.
 I've thought on using for this narrative some printed artworks or pictures that clearly shows examples of what I've mentioned before based on concepts such as "freedom of speech", "communication" or "dreams", below are some examples with a direct narrative.


Sometimes poetry is in my mind, heart and soul while writing love stories with a personalized t-shirt by Brazilian photographer Alex Korolkovas based on two XXI century women near a statue that was vanished of a man selling newspapers and that appeared once again intact in the prettiest city in the world.


I know that I own several personalized t-shirts or mugs with artworks by some of the best international artists ever that can actually be seen and read in narratives in previous posts in this same blogue.
 How can a simple guy such as myself have permission to print artworks by the best international artists ever?
 I believe that this was based on the work that I've show that could be made either with a lost character based on a XX century woman, a published book collection by Italian maestro Crepax worldwide distributed by American book publishing company Fantagraphics (where my name appears on it), an upcoming book collection with graphic stories with adaptations of world wide well known tales by writers such as German writers Grimm Bros, American writers H.P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allan Poe among many others or even to historical characters such as Argentine fighter Che Guevara or Argentine politician Evita Perón and that I've single handlely organized in a collection dedicated to Argentine maestro Alberto Breccia and that will be published and also worldwide distributed by Fantagraphics book publishing company.
 I know that I've curated exhibitions based on these two huge book collections by these two big names in arts (Italian maestro Guido Crepax and Argentine maestro Alberto Breccia), with cats as pets, with strong words such as "Identity" or "Permanent" forming a narrative, an exhibition of a XXI century woman based on my friend and musician Svetlana Nagaeva (bassist from Russian band Messer Chups) with her character Zombierella with help by international artists and that I'm writing a book based on it to be published, worldwide distributed with promotion made by Zombierella herself in her gigs around the world either alone or with Messer Chups.

Trying to do some sort of magic with words and an artwork based on me by French artist Isabel Pessoa

 I also know my origins and I do try to show them by putting objects decorated with portuguese tiles in framed pictures along artworks by some of the best international artists ever within a narrative while being aware that written words always had power in world history.
 I've written this small text in a picture of myself that can be seen above: "I'm sure that I'm somewhere between life and death, I shake hands with the devils and walk past them.I also know that there's no rest for me in this world, perhaps in the next." in a picture of mine near an illustration of portuguese writer Fernando Pessoa that can be seen above as some sort of feeling regarding life.

Artworks by Argentine artist MR ED and Spanish artist Fidel Martínez Nadal
about A XX century woman lost in my hometown and an artwork based on myself by my friend and Argentine maestro ED ED
 


I also know that I've worked with more than 140 international artists that created artworks based on a XX century woman that was also a character that appeared in Italian maestro Crepax graphic stories and that was his wife. 
 These artists always trusted in myself in a team concept regarding this or other exhibitions/projects that I've created with their help all over the world.

Cover of two books by Italian director Federico Fellini and Italian maestro Milo Manara about a movie that Fellini never directed and another magnificent drawing by Italian director Federico Fellini.

Life's hard when you clearly know that while you're making an interview to Italian Maestro Milo Manara based on his works and his collaboration with Italian director Federico Fellini, somebody will try to tell you that this was useful or will not be, based on their profitable or non profitable values.

French cover of "L'excavation" by Swedish maestro Max Andersson published by L'ASSOCIATION, a magnificent book by Chilean writer Alejandro Jodorowski and a XX century woman artwork given to me by French maestro Walter Minus

I'm also aware that if I do an interview to Chilean writer Alejandro Jodorowski, the same thing that I've mentioned in the paragraph before in this same post will happen.
 I remember asking in May 2018 to Swedish artist Max Andersson and later Gary Groth a simple question such as this:
"Why don't you publish your complete short stories at Fantagraphics and later I can help you on a Portuguese book edition of it?"
 Max loved the idea and Fantagraphics will publish his complete short stories in English, so my main goal while communicating with Max or Gary is accomplished, a book collection with Max Andersson's complete short stories will be compiled and worldwide distributed in the upcoming future through American Fantagraphics publishing company.
 I'm sure that French maestro Walter Minus offered me one original based on the XX century woman that I was working on with more than 100 artists and that know he's also working with Crepax's family that backstabbed me because of my work done on their father's collection with my own ideas and also because of royalties on this same worldwide collection that started in my mind in my hometown.

Writing about my dreams while seeing dreams of my friend and extraordinary Finnish artist Terhi Ekebom turning into artworks.


I know that I trust in the artskills by my friend and extraordinary Finnish artist Terhi Ekebom that puts her heart, soul and dreams in her work and we can actually see above a little girl lost in a labyrinth.

Cover of a Fellini/Manara book about a movie that Fellini never directed, a little girl leaving a labyrinth by my friend and Extraordinary Finnish artist Terhi Ekebom and a  magnificent drawing by Italian director Federico Fellini.

In 1966 Italian director Federico Fellini wanted to direct a movie named "Journey to G. Mastorna" and that he couldn't direct it or frame it in his mind even with a script because of these facts: "Italian writer Vincenzo Mollica calls “Mastorna” the most famous unmade film in Italian cinema. Such were the accidents and deaths associated with it that he came to think of it as jinxed: food poisoning after he had met Italian writer Dino Buzzati, the death of Bernhard and then of the cinematographer Gianni Di Venanzo, almost Fellini himself in April 1967,when he was misdiagnosed and became sick enough to prompt a telegram from, of all people, the Pope. He shrouded the film in mystery partly to keep open the option of making it., later he did wrote a script that was turned into a book with help by Italian maestro Milo Manara (the picture of the book above proves this as a known fact). 
Trying to link this fact to the previous artwork shown in another picture by my friend and extraordinary Finnish Artist Terhi Ekebom, one can see in the picture above a little girl exiting the labyrinth where she was before creating movement with two drawings in a static art form, while in the same picture, one can see a Fellini's drawing for his 1986 movie "Ginger and Fred" with actress Giulietta Masina (that was Felinni's wife) and actor Marcelo Mastroianni.

Gathering tributes by international artists about a XX century woman while thinking on a conceptual arts magazine also with international artists. 


Knowing that I continue to work in a mega project based on a XX century woman created by Italian maestro Crepax and that's being published and worldwide distributed by American book publisher Fantagraphics, I clearly know that I'm still working in it, to try to see international artists that paid tribute to this character with their excellent artwork s (that I treasure a lot) and that are being published in a limited booklets (being a simple example Italian artist , Rolando Cicatelli's tribute to this character and that can be seen above along a tribute to English singer/actor/performer David Bowie and with pics by Italian magazine Frigidaire that was an awesome anthology provided with texts and artworks by excellent comic book artists such as Liberatore, Pazienza, Hugo Pratt among many others) 
 

Working on complex books such as the newly released "savages" by Croatian artist and maestro Danijel Zezelj - 01

 Clearly knowing who I am, I know that I've helped my friend and awesome Croatian artist Danijel Zezelj on his latest book "The savage detectives" because of an idea by him to publish a book about world storytellers in history in their original native tongue in published books.
 I'm proud of this book, because I was able to find well known quotes by some of my favourite writers ever such as 
Portuguese writer Fernando Pessoa in Portuguese, 
Brazilian writer Clarice Lispector in Portuguese
Argentine writer Julio Cortazar in Spanish
Chilean writer Nicanor Parra in Spanish 
Spanish writer Cervantes in Spanish
Argenrine writer José Luis Borges in Spanish
Roberto 
Chilean writer Roberto Bolaño in Spanish 
Czech writer Franz Kafka in German 
Swiss writer Robert Walser in German 
Romanian writer Herta Muller in German 
Austrian writer Ranier Maria Rilke in German and that were illustrated by Danijel Zezelj and translated to English and Croatian in this masterpiece that's being worldwide distributed and that everybody should buy it, because Danijel is one of the best contemporary artists that has excellent ideas and knows how to publish books in an awesome format in hardback editions with excellent quality paper.
 I know that I've also made an interview to Danijel in this same blogue, that I've written an intro to "Luna Park" for the portuguese edition of this masterpiece that was written by American writer Kevin Baker with artworks by Danijel (that was loosely based on memories of a man) and that Danijel also collaborated in several exhibitions that I've curated all over the world with help by several international artists in the past two years.

Working on complex books such as newly released "savages" by Croatian artist and maestro Danijel Zezelj - 02

Trying to be "Lost in a Nordic dream" with help by Nordic artists

I know that I've gathered a PDF with short stories by Swedish artists Lars Erik Sjunesson, Max Andersson, Knut Larsson, Clara Bessijelle Johansson, Nicolas Krizan, Finnish Artist Terhi Ekebom, Danish Artist Henrik Kim Rehr and Polish artist Bartosz Jekiel in order to be "Lost in a Nordic dream", trying to publish this anthology either at American publishing book company Fantagraphics or at French publishing book company L'association.
 In the above picture, I've decided to print a funny artwork by Swedish artist Lars Erik Sjunesson and the French book edition of Max Andersson's masterpiece "The Excavation" that is the best book edition of this magnificent graphic novel with an astonishing book cover and that dwells in dreams or nightmares that Max Andersson had in the past years.
 I know that I've made an interview to both these artists in previous posts in this same blogue that were honest, had lots of information about their artworks as some sort of friendly conversation in a coffeeshop.

Trying to have inspiration for my work with help by international artists based on an awesome TV Series named "Peaky Blinders"

Clearly knowing that one writes about what he observes in life or watches in a screen, I've tried to seek inspiration for this narrative in Peaky Blinders TV Series with monologues or dialogues by actors or actresses because I truly believe that life's more than simple images or words that sometimes make no sense within my mind, heart or soul.
 Below are some examples of what life always was in society for simple people.

Polly character monologue in Peaky Blinders"It's in our gypsy blood,we live somewhere between life and death waiting to move on and in the end we accept it. We shake hands with devils and we walk past them."
Frances character dialogue in Peaky Blinders:"Mr Shelby, you're meant to be resting"
Tommy Shelby character dialogue in Peaky Blinders:"I've learned something Frances. There's no rest for me in this world. Perhaps in the next" 


Writing about 21st century woman/character/musician Svetlana Zombierella Nagaeva with help by Italian artist Rolando Cicatelli and Japanese artist John Kurokawa

Knowing also that it's hard to understand a XXI century real woman such as my friend and magnificent musician/character Zombierella, I do try to write what's my personal vision of herself either with printed pictures of her or original artworks based on her like the above examples of Italian artist Rolando Cicatelli or Japanese artist John Kurokawa among many others that can be read or seen in previous posts with artworks by international artists and narratives created by myself in this same blogue.
 While I was finishing this sort of narrative, I was thinking on a magnificient Russian movie named "Stalker" that had a complex narrative based on time, zones and living beings (loosely adapted from the book "Roadside Picnic" by Russian writers Arkady and Boris Strugatsky and that was originally published in 1971), being later worldwide screened in 1979 by Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky with a fascinating monologue/dialogue below of a writer that is lost in a zone in this delightful movie.

Writer: "One more experiment.
Experiments, facts, truth of higher instance.
There is no such thinhs as facts.
Expecially here.
All this is someone's idiotic invention.
Don't you feel it ?
But you, of course, must find out whose invention it is.
and why.
What good can your knowledge do ? 
Who is going to get guilty conscience because of it? Me ?
I have got no conscience.
I just got nerves.
Some bastards would criticize me, I get wounded.
Another would laud me, I get wounded again.
I would put my heart and soul in it, the gobble up both my heart and soul.
I wouuld relieve my soul of filth, they gobble it up too.
They are all so literate.
They all got sensory deficiency.
and they are all swarming around, journalists, editors, critics, some endless broads.
and they all demand: more. more !!!
What hell of a writer I am if I hate writing ?
If it is constant torment for me, a painful, shameful occupation, sort of squeezing out a hemorrhiods.
I used to think that someone would  get better because of my books.
No, nobody needs me !
In two days after I die they will start gobbling up someone else.
I wanted to change them, but it is they who have changed me.
Making me in their own image.
The future used to be just a continuation of the present, with all the changes looming far behind the horizon.
Now the future and the present are one.
Are they ready for it ?!
They don't want to know anything !
All they know is how to gobble !
Stalker: Gush ! How lucky you are ! My goodness, now .. You are going to live a hundred years !
Writer: Yes. But why not forever ? Like the eternal Jew."






Special thanks to all international artists, publishers, writers, musicians and common people who believe in my work that's worldwide distributed in simple books in several languages or in ideas loosely spread in this same blogue.

Manuel 

Sunday, August 12, 2018

A tiger within ourselves - A simple narrative - International Artists


Being a bit "lost" in projects, I try to put my soul and spirit on narratives where past, present and future merge.
I love all international artists who I work with in several projects/exhibitions or books.
My friend and magnificient Finnish artist gives me ideas all the time (while preparing a Nordic invasion with help by her and other artists such as Swedish artist Lars Erik Sjunesson, Max Andersson, Nicolas Krizan, Knut Larsson, Clara Bessijelle Johansson, Danish artist Henrik Kim Rehr)
 Living beings always had an inner strength that sometimes they even don't know about it, I call that "The tiger without ourselves"
 When Terhi was finishing a wall painting with a little woman and a tiger, I've imagined in my own mind, a poem written and illustrated by English artist William Blake that was published in 1794, a song by Spanish band Migala named "El tigre que hay en ti", an Italian movie directed by Roberto Benigni named "the tiger and the snow" from 2005, "Pi" by American director Darren Aranofski, "8 and a half" by Italian director Federico Fellini from 1963, a theater play by Stephen Mottram named "Seed Carriers" from 1995, the book that I'm trying to Finnish writing based on my friend and magnificient musician/character Svetlana Zombierella Nagaeva with help by several international artists, a poem by English writer John Keats, another book written by myself based on a XXI century woman with artworks by Argentine artist MR ED, Polish Artist Magdalena Minko, Spanish Artists Pedro Espinosa, Sandra Hernandez, Fidel Martinez Nadal, Toni Benages Gallard, Brazilian artist Brao, Japanese Artist John Kurokawa, Portuguese artist Paulo Pinto located in several cities in Europe.

This part of William Blake's poem "The tyger
"...Tyger Tyger burning bright,
In the forests of the night:
What immortal hand or eye,
Dare frame thy fearful symmetry?"
 Always was stuck in my mind and I'm really happy that my friend and magnificient artist Terhi Ekebom dared frame a tiger fearful symmetry.
 Below is some info with pictures or artworks by international artists with objects decorated in Portuguese tiles.


Myself caressing a feline and Finnish Artist Terhi Ekebom showing a mural with a tiger and a little girl painted by her with a Portuguese cigarette box, a pen and pencil based on Portuguese tiles 

Finnish Artist Terhi Ekebom painting a mural with a tiger and a little girl and 1794's poem by English writer/artist William Blake with a Portuguese cigarette box, a pen and pencil based on Portuguese tiles  

"Tyger Tyger, burning bright,
In the forests of the night;
What immortal hand or eye,
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

In what distant deeps or skies,
Burnt the fire of thine eyes?
On what wings dare he aspire?
What the hand, dare seize the fire?

And what shoulder, & what art,
Could twist the sinews of thy heart?
And when thy heart began to beat,
What dread hand? & what dread feet?

What the hammer? what the chain,
In what furnace was thy brain?
What the anvil? what dread grasp,
Dare its deadly terrors clasp!

When the stars threw down their spears
And water'd heaven with their tears:
Did he smile his work to see?
Did he who made the Lamb make thee?

Tyger Tyger burning bright,
In the forests of the night:
What immortal hand or eye,
Dare frame thy fearful symmetry?"


Myself with a pen and pencil and finished painting of a tiger and a little girl by Finnish artist Terhi Ekebom with a Portuguese cigarette box, a pen and pencil based on Portuguese tiles 

Spanish band Migala CD cover - "La increible aventura" from 2004

Spanish band Migala CD back cover - "La increible aventura" from 2004

Framed pic of Spanish band Migala's video song "El tigre que hay en ti"
Spoken excerpt of words that pop out in the video song "El tigre que hay en ti"  

"One night, I took of my robot and I knew it that life was short.
 I recalled before that a night was red because all my life went dead, so I turn to Shakespeare:
"Horse, horse, make it a beautiful horse""



Poster of "The tiger and the snow" movie from 2005 by Italian director Roberto Benigni  

Italian director Roberto Benigni said that in his movie "the tiger and the snow" that he wanted to make a movie as pure as snow and as fierce as a tiger, being his purpose to show what was a feeling such as "love" for him.

Italian director Roberto Benigni's with French actor Jean Reno at his movie "tiger and the snow" from 2005

American singer/actor/performer Tom Waits singing "You Can Never Hold Back Spring" at Italian director Roberto Benigni's movie from 2005  "tiger and the snow"

American actor and singer Tom Waits even composed a song for this same movie.
below are the lyrics for this lovely song   

"You can never hold back spring
You can be sure that I will never Stop believing 
The blushing rose will climb Spring ahead or fall behind 
Winter dreams the same dream Every time 
You can never hold back spring Even though you've lost your way 
The world keeps dreaming of spring So close your eyes 
Open you heart To one who's dreaming of you 
You can never hold back spring 
Baby Remember everything that spring can bring 
You can never hold back spring"

Federico Fellini poster movie poster "8 and a half" from 1963, myself and American Publishing house Fantagraphics owner Gary Groth with a Portuguese cigarette box, a pen and pencil based on Portuguese tiles 

Some artists know that I work as consultant editor at American publisher Fantagraphics and that sometimes, I amuse myself by communicating with its owner and my friend Gary Groth (that sometimes is Clint and I'm Eastwood while others he's Eastwood and I'm Clint).
 While working with him, I do show my love regarding my work and part of my essence that is being Portuguese while trying to get some sort of inspiration on "8 and a half" movie by Italian director Federico Fellini where this director was narrating his own personal or professional life in it at that time with help by an awesome actor such as Marcelo Mastroianni.
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Federico Fellini poster movie poster "8 and a half" from 1963, a tribute to a XXI woman by Argentine artist MR ED with a Portuguese cigarette box, a pen and pencil based on Portuguese tiles   

A tribute to a XXI woman by Argentine artist MR ED, a pic of czech musician Iva Bittova and a Portuguese cigarette box, a pen and pencil based on Portuguese tiles  

What I know is that in the upcoming future, I'll post in this same blogue a recent interview by myself to one of my favourite musicians ever that is Iva Bittova from Czech Republic.

A tribute to a XXI woman by Argentine artist MR ED and a Portuguese cigarette box, a pen and pencil based on Portuguese tiles   

Zombierella character as seen by Brazilian artist Gilmar Fraga


A quote that I love by English writer John Keats with a Portuguese cigarette box, a pen and pencil based on Portuguese tiles  

English writer John Keats quote above is something that I truly believe in because truth and beauty must always be within my mind, soul and spirit.

Two pictures of myself, a pic from 1998 movie "PI" by American director Darren Aronofsky, an elegant picture of my friend and Italian writer/Performer Antonella Adamo with a Portuguese cigarette box, a pen and pencil based on Portuguese tiles  


British performer Stephen Mottram 1995 marionettes play "Seed Carriers" with a Portuguese cigarette box, a pen and pencil based on Portuguese tiles   

In 1995, in Porto, I was fascinated by the marionettes play above because it gave me a vision about what life is and our role in it seen in arts History.



Introduction to the play: 
"Like the snatched scenes from a nightmare the little bodies are torn apart for their seeds….
  The show is contained within a small, raised, elliptical shaped stage, enclosed by black curtains. It is a dark and mysterious play metaphorically as well as physically.
  In a style that reflects influences from sources as diverse as the fifteenth century paintings of Hieronymus Bosch to the films of the Quay Brothers, the action and sound blend together to produce a hypnotic, gripping and shocking experience. Glyn Perrin’s score is an acoustic picture in its own right, which heightens the dramatic tension.
 The human-like marionettes are the protagonists – the seed carriers. As they crawl and leap about the stage area, the least nimble are collected in a large net, or caught in traps by the only live performer (Stephen Mottram), an ambiguous figure who both grows and then harvests these creatures.
  Like the snatched scenes from a nightmare, played out in horrific slow motion, the little bodies are torn apart for seeds. These collected seeds are then cultivated – with the tender, nurturing birth imagery of plants and animals to supply more creatures to this ruthless eco-system. Meanwhile the others, who have avoided the traps, power up a huge machine using treadmill, bicycle and winding gears to manufacture exotic disguises as fish, birds and insects. These disguises make their wearers less vulnerable and more able to survive the dangers of the system."

Movie poster "PI" by American director Darren Aronofsky, pics of me with my youngest niece Leticia, Zombierella's character drawn by Japanese artist John Kurokawa with a Portuguese cigarette box, a pen and pencil based on Portuguese tiles   


Pi's one of the best movies ever made and it was also stuck in my mind while I was writing this narrative because several times in life "chaos is order" and I'm also sure that "Mathematics is the language of nature."

Pi's movie's monlogue by its main actor:
Max Cohen: One: Mathematics is the language of nature. Two: Everything around us can be represented and understood through numbers. Three: If you graph the numbers of any system, patterns emerge. Therefore, there are patterns everywhere in nature.
Max Cohen: 9:13. Personal note. When I was a little kid, my mother told me not to stare into the sun. So once, when I was six, I did. The doctors didn't know if my eyes would ever heal.I was terrified, alone in that darkness. Slowly, daylight crept in through the bandages and I could see. But something else had changed inside me.

An artwork by Italian artist Danilo Dast Strullato and a pic of me wearing a personalized t-shirt with an artwork based on my friend and awesome musician/character/21st century woman Svetlana Zombierella Nagaeva by Italian artist Stefano Zattera with a Portuguese cigarette box, a pen and pencil based on Portuguese tiles   

Working with artists, be them, male or female based on women and their characters, gives me strength to continue writing about Zombierella book project with help by them.

Several pics of myself and my youngest niece Letícia with a Portuguese cigarette box, a pen and pencil based on Portuguese tiles

Artists also know that several times, I'm not "lost" at all and that I've a special bound with my nephews and nieces like it's the example of my youngest niece that it's named Leticia.

Many thanks to all international artists that helped me on several exhibitions or books.
 Special thanks to my friend and Finnish artist Terhi Ekebom that framed a tiger symmetry and that it's beginning to show in her country her own dreams with her art skills, to Argentine artist MR ED that is several times, my left and right hand, to my beautiful Italian friend and artist Antonella Adamo, to Musician/character/XXI century Zombierella, to Gary Groth that often is "Clint", to Italian artists Stefano Zattera and Danilo Dast Strullato, Japanese Artist John Kurokawa, Brazilian artist Gilmar Fraga and to my youngest niece Leticia because you all helped me with your own artworks or pics.

Manuel

P.S: Above, I was smoking a cigarette and trying to say something about how beautiful life was in Portuguese but micro wasn't in HD and now I can't remember what I was saying in it, but I'm sure that in the upcoming future, I'll remember it.


Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Mulheres como objecto de vida e arte contemplativa ao longo da história mundial

Ao longo dos anos que vou vivendo nesta "coisa" chamada vida sempre comuniquei mais com mulheres como um ser misterioso que se assemelha em tudo à mãe natureza devido aos seus estados hormonais, de fertilidade e de imaginação entre muitos outros.
 Uma mulher consegue destruir um homem com facilidade?
 Lógico que sim e a história recente da humanidade comprova-o como os casos flagrantes da actriz norte-americana Marylin Monroe com o presidente norte americano John F. Kennedy ou a administrativa Monica Lewinski num caso com outro presidente do mesmo país chamado Bill Clinton.
 Tendo tudo isto em mente, sempre vi a mulher como algo fascinante e que deve ser objecto de atenção, protecção e carinho e que sempre foi um bom veículo para a Arte a nível Mundial.
 Logo por vezes uma narrativa tão simples com o tema "somente os amantes ficam vivos" acaba por ser algo complexa num conceito de amizade e inclusive familia com o papel do sexo feminino na história da Humanidade.
 A minha belíssima amiga italiana Antonella Adamo que desempenha vários personagens na sua vida profissional, quando esteve comigo fisicamente na cidade onde nasci falava-me de um personagem que tinha criado no passado inspirado no filme "Cisne negro" de 2010 do realizador Norte Americano Darren Aronofsky e interpretado pela actriz também Norte Americana Natalia Portman numa análise bem profunda à psicologia feminina e ao interior da mesma através de sonhos, constantes metamorfoses de corpo, alma e espírito ou pesadelos num constante vai e vem de emoções e sensações. 

Um belo cisne negro interpretado pela minha amiga italiana Antonella Adamo 

 Por vezes fico um pouco "perdido" entre o que é sonho, ficção, memórias ou realidade quando comunico com mulheres e que são mulheres astutas e guerreiras que me voltam a colocar sempre na estrada perdida, que acaba por ser, todo o ser humano do sexo oposto ao meu e que acaba várias vezes por desempenhar vários papéis nesta vida, tais como: mãe, amiga, amante e acima de tudo companheira.
 Sempre valorizei e muito as mulheres e crianças que irão ser o nosso futuro nesta nova sociedade de uma suposta "fama" ilusória que qualquer rede social fornece a membros de ambos os sexos, onde o sexo masculino continua a ser aquele que procura o oposto e o feminino aquele que escolhe o mesmo (observo aqui mais um paralelismo entre a mãe natureza que faz a escolha de quem nasce ou morre ou de como poderá estar a temperatura no ecossistema deste planeta azul).
 Outras vezes é um pouco complicado para um ser humano do sexo masculino processar todos os pontos fortes e fracos do sexo oposto, mas existe algo que é demasiado forte no mesmo e que se manifesta no corpo, no coração e na mente que é o facto de serem mães e tudo isto muda a forma como a sociedade vê uma mulher assim que é forte, resistente e guerreira e que se assemelha aos membros dos antigos povos nórdicos da Europa que destruiram o império romano.
 Logo, no meu simples entender, há que proteger e valorizar muito uma mulher que seja mãe de uma criança que hoje é o nosso presente e amanhã será o nosso futuro.


Mulheres e crianças acabam sempre por ser a coisa mais importante da vida 

A mulher como elemento figurativo e contemplativo nas artes, faz com que os artistas no seu subconsciente se recordem das mesmas não só devido à sua beleza fisica, mas sim também à sua semelhança com a mãe natureza, pois ser artista (na minha humilde opinião) é ser quase um ser celestial que observa seres vivos em comunhão com a natureza em todas as vertentes artísticas pelas quais, os mesmos se regem ou nas condições atmosféricas nas quais se encontram.

Mulheres como objecto de arte contemplativa - parte 01

Mulheres como objecto de arte contemplativa - parte 02


Tentando ser um simples membro do sexo masculino que carrega consigo o "peso" de ter nascido na mais bela cidade do mundo com uma fantástica arte que é a calçada e o azulejo português faz sentido na minha mente que os meus lápis, canetas ou cigarreiras tenham estes mesmos motivos, pois estes fazem parte da essência da terra onde nasci.
 Ao dedicar-me de corpo e alma ás artes (sejam elas quais forem), é lógico que carregue um pouco da minha essência. 
 Adoro o personagem Corto Maltese do mestre Italiano Hugo Pratt e a vinheta abaixo postada que tem um magnifico diálogo do mesmo para com um corvo a quem vai dizendo isto:
"E de todos os sonhos que tive, tu és a única coisa concreta que tenho" e vou pensando nesta frase enquanto desenvolvo projectos com ajuda de artistas internacionais.


Uma simples cigarreira, canetas, lápis e um marinheiro de seu nome Corto Maltese criado pelo mestre italiano Hugo Pratt que fala com corvos



A música é algo que influencia e muito um qualquer ser vivo, a criação de mitos vivos faz com que esta seja uma arte que é movida por sentimentos e estados emocionais.
 Se os músicos que desempenham esta arte forem femininos e belos como a baixista da banda Russa Messer Chups de seu nome Svetlana Zombierella Nagaeva, faz com que a música de uma banda simples de psychobilly como esta, seja algo mais que mera música com a ajuda da imagem de uma mulher bela do século XXI com um personagem bem desenvolvido de seu nome Zombierella, no qual tento desenvolver conceitos artísticos num projecto de um livro a ser publicado a nível internacional com a ajuda de vários artistas internacionais e da própria Svetlana em relação á imagem da sua personagem anteriormente mencionada.


Zombierella desenhada pelo meu amigo e artista Japonês John Kurokawa

A minha amiga e excelente baixista Zombierella da banda psychobilly russa Messer Chups
Sempre pensei para mim mesmo que tudo pode influenciar um qualquer projecto, pois toda a arte criada (na minha opinião) acaba por ter sempre uma qualquer influência com histórias narradas, seja o caso do meu amigo e magnifico artista sueco Lars Erik Sjunesson com o seu personagem Ake Ordur ou até os The Endless criados pelo escritor britânico Neil Gaiman com quem tive o prazer de conhecer e falar pessoamente em 2004, num processo contínuo de busca de conhecimento da minha parte.

O Personagem Ake Ordur criado pelo meu amigo e artista sueco Lars Erik Sjunesson e os The Endless criados pelo escritor britânico Neil Gaiman
Existem filmes que mostram com coragem e personalidade a excelência do sexo feminino como "Amateur" de 1994 do realizador norte-americano Hal Hartley que os realiza sem um argumento previamente escrito e este filme protagonizado pelo actor Martin Donovan e a actriz romena Elina Lowensohn acabam por demonstrar o estado amnésico no qual um membro do sexo masculino pode ficar devido ao poder que o sexo feminino sempre teve na Humanidade.
 Com uma banda sonora invejável editada pela Matador Records com as canções e bandas musicais abaixo mencionadas e que falam de coisas aparentemente simples como a mãe natureza, a mulher ou a comunicação.

01 Aquanettas, The Mind Full Of Worry 
02 My Bloody Valentine Only Shallow 
03 PJ Harvey Water 
04 Red House Painters Japanese To English 
05 Yo La Tengo Shaker 
06 Bettie Serveert Tom Boy 
07 Liz Phair Girls! Girls! Girls! 
08 Jesus Lizard, The Then Comes Dudley 
09 Pavement Here Original Score 


Banda sonora do filme "Amateur"do realizador norte americano Hal Hartley
Filmes são supostamente uma mescla de todas as artes combinadas e neste post decidi mencionar dois que são do melhor que já assisti em toda a minha vida:
 "E a tua mãe também" de 2001 do realizador Mexicano Alfonso Cuarón onde de uma forma muito resumida uma mulher (interpretada pela magnifica e belíssima actriz Espanola Maribel Verdú) que sabe que está nos seus últimos dias de vida, decide esquecer toda a sua vida e terminar a mesma com alegria e magia no México através da sua simplicidade e beleza.
 "2046" de 2004 do realizador chinês Wong Kar Wai acaba por ser uma (des)continuação do seu filme anterior de 2000 "Disponível para Amar" onde um casal se encontrava de forma furtiva, sendo a mulher comprometida e o homem um simples escritor.
 Em "2046" este mesmo escritor acaba por se perder a nível emocional com várias mulheres, mantendo intacta a memória da relação que tinha tido no já mencionado "Disponível para Amar" e onde o passado se mescla com o presente nas suas memórias e recordações.
 O sexo feminino sempre foi mais que uma mera contemplação de arte, sendo uma percussão/veículo condutor de todas as artes.

Edição francesa do filme "2046" do realizador chinês Wong Kar Wai e Portuguesa do filme "E a tua mãe também" do realizador Mexicano Alfonso Cuarón  


Sabendo eu da importância e do poder que um projecto tão simples/complexo como é o caso do livro baseado na personagem Zombierella (do qual já escrevi um pouco acima) com a ajuda de artistas internacionais, decidi imprimir algumas trabalhos artísticos em canecas personalizadas de artistas que me ajudam no mesmo, devido ao facto de eu necessitar de ter algo físico para reter na minha memória neste projecto.
 Os artistas que escolhi para personalizar estas mesmas canecas que serão simples canecas para eu beber café, chá ou água foram o Italiano Stefano Zattera, o Espanhol Ruben Pellejero (devido a terem-la desenhado na cidade onde nasci) ou a turca Ayse Maktas que é uma mulher e que a desenhou na perfeição com uma essência bem feminina.

 Foram estes que escolhi para simples canecas personalizadas pelo motivo acima mencionado assim como poderiam ter sido outros que me estão a ajudar neste mesmo projecto.

Canecas personalizadas com trabalhos artisticos baseadas na personagem Zombierella criada pela minha amiga e baixista Svetlana Nagaeva pelos artistas Stefano Zattera (Itália), Ruben Pellejero (Espanha) e Ayse Maktas (Turquia)



Sempre ouvir dizer isto: "Coloca um pouco do que és no que fazes", logo decidi colocar trabalhos artisticos baseados em mim, na minha sobrinha mais nova Letícia e numa história que escrevi com a ajuda de artistas internacionais baseada numa mulher moderna do século XXI em mais canecas personalizadas para que as minhas memórias/recordações de quem sou ou do que faço fiquem sempre num qualquer objecto palpável


Canecas personalizadas com trabalhos artisticos baseadas em mim e na minha sobrinha mais nova Leticia pelos artistas Magdalena Minko (Polónia), John Kurokawa (Japão) assim como uma história que escrevi com ajuda dos artistas Mr ED (Argentina), Fidel Martinez Nadal e Pedro Espinosa (Espanha) e a artista Polaca Magdalena Minko

A major parte do tempo que vivo, vou sendo guiado por palavras ou frases como as que estão abaixo numa simples imagem em inglês que diz isto: "Imperfeição é beleza, loucura é genialidade e é melhor ser o mais ridiculo possivel do que simplesmente aborrecido."


Uma citação que adoro em inglês  

Gosto do sexo feminino.,trabalho com o sexo feminino na minha mente como inspiração,vivo com o sexo feminino, logo a citação abaixo descrita numa imagem de um simples ventilador de um dos quatro elementos naturais como é o caso do ar, acaba por ser a constatação de um facto do que todos os homens deveriam ser para com as suas mulheres numa simples frase:
"Simplesmente sou o teu o maior fã"


Algo útil e necessário nesta vida 

A continuar esta narrativa em posts futuros neste blogue onde mesclo quem sou com o que faço ou o que gosto sem qualquer tipo de pudor.
 Obrigado a todos os artistas internacionais que me ajudam em todos os projectos nos quais me envolvo com toda a minha essência.
 Um obrigado especial a todos os membros do sexo feminino com os quais comunico todos os dias.

Manuel Espirito Santo 

P.S: Abaixo coloco um video de um filme fabuloso chamado "Lost in Translation" de 2003 com realização da fabulosa realizadora norte-americana Sofia Coppolla, com interpretação dos actores também norte americanos Bill Murray e Scarlett Johansson, tendo como música de fundo "Just like Honey" da banda escocesa The Jesus and Mary Chain que é uma das músicas da minha vida dedicada a um membro do sexo feminino.