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White Flame

Beleive it or not, this painting was inspired by a strange woman.

She came in a silk cramy dress with pearls round her neck. Her lips shone of brilliant red lipstic while her hair was packed and tied up with a flowery ribbon.

I felt an urge to present the feeling on canvas afer a looong time off oil and brushes. And this is it.

I think it’s cute.

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Posted by on August 13, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

ATABO MOHAMMED

Welcome to the Revolution we need series. If you missed the previous articles, please scroll down to the tool bar and click on any of the articles.

What’s in this Issue: Politics.

Politics is so crucial to a man’s social, economic and cultural life that he plays it without even knowing it.

The political structure as a whole is designed to favour and protect the interests of the public by according transparency, fairness and freedom.

It is the medium through which governments are formed and run for the interest of the people. And in order to achieve it’s core objectives and maintains credibility, politics must be steered in the proper manner and culture.

The Problem

With just over a decade through our democracy, there is already an awkward cynicism amongst the people when talking about politics. The cynicism not only lies in politics alone, but also in the very notion…

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Posted by on August 13, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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muse

Hi, Welcom again.

Let’s take a little break from the ‘Revolution We Need’ series and entertain ourselves for a couple of minutes. They say all work and no play makes one a dry person (Lol)

I’m pleased to present to you my new book;

******My Favourite Muse*****

About the book

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Posted by on August 13, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

White Flame

Beleive it or not, this painting was inspired by a strange woman.
She came in a silk cramy dress with pearls round her neck. Her lips shone of brilliant red lipstic while her hair was packed and tied up with a flowery ribbon.
I felt an urge to present the feeling on canvas. And this is it.
I think it’s cute.

 
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Posted by on August 6, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

Revisiting Pointillism

Revisiting Pointillism.

 
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Posted by on March 8, 2012 in arts and painting

 

Revisiting Pointillism

125 Year Old Technique

I walked into an exhibition on a Thursday evening in 2000; and there was this small painting of a girl carefully made in small coloured dots that looks clearer from a distance. It was beautiful and I instantly fell in love with the technique.

I decided to give it a try. The painting above is the product of that trial. I named the painting ‘Algaita’ (The Royal Trumpet). It’s one of the musical instruments played for people of royalty among the Hausa’s in Northern Nigeria.

In this technique, small distinct dots of pure colours are applied to compose the image. The viewer’s eye and mind blend the coloured patterns into normal tones thereby making the image clearer (clarity is best when looked at from a distance)

The technique was developed by Georges Seurat and Paul Signac in 1886.

See you next time.

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Posted by on March 2, 2012 in arts and painting

 

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La Vie en Rose

Piaf’s Note

This painting was inspired by a love note written in 1946, by Edith Piaf, the late french singer to her younger lover, Greek actor Dimitris ‘Takis’ Horn. It is not actually their love story that inspired me, but the content of that particular note.

Part of the note reads;:

“…I love you like I’ve never loved before. Taki, please don’t let my heart die..”

Now, that was the part that really captivated me. She wrote it so poetically that one can feel the passion in her heart. I really felt that passion; and that’s what made me put it in oil on canvas. La Vie en Rose is the title of one of the songs by the late singer; and I named the painting so.

According to the Greek Auction, the note was sold to a private collector in Athens for almost £1, 500. I think it worth even more.

And there we have it.

Thanks

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Posted by on February 28, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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