Blah Blah Blah on Bikes…

As I had to diminish my run, I am now obsessed with the idea to get on a bike and be finally free of the public transport.

Ok, not this type of bike:
(she is far to be the most intelligent woman nor the best actress, but gosh! BB will be always BB!!)

Russell Young, Brigitte Bardot on a bike

But more this one:

Stephanie Hartshorn, Blue Streak, 2015

or this one designed by Bart Van Heesch, which is coated in copper in order to avoid rusting over time.
(beautiful, innit?!)

Bart Van Heesch, copper bike, 2014

So, having purchased my helmet, I am now ready to start riding the city with the so-called Boris bike, but look at the equivalent designed for Bordeaux!!
So much better! Created by Philippe Starck with Peugeot, it is a bike AND a scooter. Isn’t it great? Sadly it seems there is a fault in the construction and therefore not in circulation since 3 years!!! 

Come on! Is there any other designer ready to take this challenge and finish this project???  Ideally for London??? Pleaaaaaase….!!!

Philippe Starck on his bike…

 

Good morrow…

I know…. This has been more than a week that I haven’t written anything but… I have been busy! Between work, running, various events in the evening, meeting friends… and all yesterday binge watching Games of Thrones (I wish!) The Hollow Crown (especially the Henriad) currently on the BBC iPlayer…

I discovered Shakespeare as a teenager while reading Hamlet, Othello and Macbeth at first and instantly loved it for its stories, passion, fights and especially manipulative characters… It is this literature which drives me later to do a 2 years MA of Research about the relations between literature and painting in Great Britain, but this is also by disappointment in its representations made in the 19th C. that I preferred to focus my subject on the 18th C., visually more dull (with few exceptions) but more contemporary for its literary subjects and therefore more interesting in my view.

Shakespeare created amazing and violent plays, often without happy endings and where the ‘bad’ characters ‘wins’. You realise then, that despite the different time, customs, language used, he actually succeed to describe human beings by showing all their flaws and weakness whatever their sex or ranks and this is how, I believe, his stories are timeless.

This adaptation on the BBC is a pretty good work (should I mention that the still kind of hot Tom Hiddleston is playing Henry V???) and the last Macbeth from Justin Kurzel (2015) is also excellent with amazing battles scenes and atmosphere (should I mentioned that the definitely hot Michael Fassbender is playing Macbeth???)
Even now, most contemporary art doesn’t do his works justice (by far!) and for once, it seems that only movies (or moving images) seems to match the temper, and essence of his literature.

Lux Lindner, Las Brujas Esperan a Macbeth, 2014

 

Jack Milroy, Ophelia V, 2015
Philip Hanson, Sonnet 18 (Shakespeare), 2013

 

Andrea Stanislav, Lady Macbeth, 2014