MY COLOMB ART GALLERY
I am an artist, I was born in beautiful Colombia and I make Colomb art. Soon I will present you my gallery with art I made myself and art by befriended Colomb artists. But first I would like to tell you something about my native country, where so much art is made.
What do you know about Colombia?
Colombia produces 60% of the world’s supply of which precious stone? – Emerald.
How many countries share borders with Colombia? – Five. Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Brazil and Panama.
Colombia has 94 per cent of all the emeralds in the world. But in which state are they found? – Boyaca.
Colomb Art Life
The history of modern art is also the history of the progressive loss of art’s audience. Art has increasingly become the concern of the artist and the bafflement of the public. – Paul Gauguin
Art is the right hand of Nature. The latter has only given us being, the former has made us men. – Friedrich Schiller
Art ought never to be considered except in its relations with its ideal beauty. – Alfred de Vigny
Every time a student walks past a really urgent, expressive piece of architecture that belongs to his college, it can help reassure him that he does have that mind, does have that soul. – Louis Kahn
A man paints with his brains and not with his hands. – Michelangelo
Mournful and yet grand is the destiny of the artist. – Franz Liszt
A good painting to me has always been like a friend. It keeps me company, comforts and inspires. – Hedy Lamarr
To send light into the darkness of men’s hearts – such is the duty of the artist. – Robert Schumann
Artists don’t make objects. Artists make mythologies. – Anish Kapoor
The history of art is the history of revivals. – Samuel Butler
Colombia is a country with 46 million inhabitants. Our geography ranges from tropical coastal areas and rainforests to rough mountainous terrains. Security is a significant concern for people who want to visit Colombia. I am sorry to tell you, but this is reality. U.S. citizens who are not also Colombian citizens must have a valid U.S. passport to enter and depart Colombia, and to return to the U.S. U.S. citizens traveling to Colombia do not need a Colombian visa for a tourist stay of 60 days or less. U.S. citizens born in Colombia or who otherwise have Colombian citizenship will need both a Colombian passport and a U.S. passport for the trip. Upon entry into Colombia no arrival tax is collected, but travelers leaving by plane must pay an exit tax at the airport, in cash. U.S. citizens whose U.S. passports are lost or stolen in Colombia must obtain a new U.S. passport before departing.
Colomb Art Life
Art is parasitic on life, just as criticism is parasitic on art. – Harry S. Truman
Treat a work of art like a prince. Let it speak to you first. – Arthur Schopenhauer
You begin with the possibilities of the material. – Robert Rauschenberg
Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still. – Dorothea Lange
I choose a block of marble and chop off whatever I don’t need. – Auguste Rodin
Colomb General Facts
The majority of the urban centres are located in the highlands of the Andes mountains, but Colombian territory also encompasses Amazon rainforest, tropical grassland and both Caribbean and Pacific coastlines.
Since the 1960s, government forces, left-wing insurgents and right-wing paramilitaries have been engaged in the continent’s longest-running armed conflict.
As of 2011 Colombia remains the world’s largest producer of cocaine, although production has been falling.
The territory of what is now Colombia was originally inhabited by indigenous peoples including the Muisca, Quimbaya, and Tairona. The Spanish arrived in 1499 and initiated a period of conquest and colonization ultimately creating the Viceroyalty of New Granada (comprising modern-day Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, north-western Brazil and Panama), with its capital at Bogotá.
The Liberal and Conservative parties, founded in 1848 and 1849, are two of the oldest surviving political parties in the Americas.
Colomb Art Life
Art is the stored honey of the human soul, gathered on wings of misery and travail. – Theodore Dreiser
Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in living forms and social intercourse. – Francis Bacon
Art is a revolt against fate.All art is a revolt against man’s fate. – Andre Malraux
To say that a work of art is good, but incomprehensible to the majority of men, is the same as saying of some kind of food that it is very good but that most people can’t eat it. – Leo Tolstoy
Art is the unceasing effort to compete with the beauty of flowers – and never succeeding. – Gian Carlo Menotti
Colomb Movie Settings
- Delta Force 2: The Colombian Connection: Colonel Scott McCoy (Chuck Norris) fights against Colombian drug lord Ramon Cota (Billy Drago), the richest drug kingpin in the world, who controls the cocaine industry with an iron fist.
- Bedazzled: The Devil makes Brendan Fraser´s character a Colombian Drug Lord, loosely resembling Pablo Escobar.
- Mr. & Mrs. Smith: A couple of assassins tell the story of their first meeting in Bogotá, Colombia, where they met during a crossfire, while both were secretly on the run from Colombian authorities.
- Bruce almighty: In the morning, Bruce Nolan (Jim Carrey) states “I’d better manifest some coffee”, and uses his god powers to conjure fictional Colombian coffee icon character Juan Valdez who pours him a cup of coffee while stating his enjoyment for fresh grown coffee in the hills of Colombia.
- Lord of War: Nicolas Cage plays an illegal arms dealer, which during a business deal with a Colombian drug lord, gets paid in cocaine instead of cash.
- Scarface: 1983 film, depicts a Colombian gangster dismembering another gangster with a chainsaw to extract information.
- Behind Enemy Lines: Colombia: 2009 war film about a brigade of United States Navy SEALs mounting an attack on Colombian special forces to clear their names and rescue a hostage.
- Love in the Time of Cholera: 2007 motion picture directed by Mike Newell.
- Clear and Present Danger: Jack Ryan is appointed Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Acting Deputy Director and discovers that he is being kept in the dark by colleagues who are conducting a covert war against Cali Cartel drug lords in Colombia.