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Sunday, 29 March 2009
ART SUNDAY - GERASIMON
“To him in whom love dwells, the whole world is but one family.” - Buddha
For Art Sunday today, the art of Peter Gerasimon. He was born in 1951 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, one of eight children of Russian/German immigrants. He developed an interest in fine arts from a very young age and attended art classes, despite advice from relatives and friends that this was not a secure career choice. He attended art classes at the Escuela de Artes Quilmes, Argentina 1966-1967 and a course at the “Famous Artists School for Talented Young People” 1969-1971.
Peter Gerasimon succumbed to the advice of his family and not believing an art career could support him in the future, pursued studies in economics and business management. Nevertheless, painting remained his passion and even on his business trips he always found some time to draw sketches and produce an occasional painting. In early 1996 he gave up his busy management career to go after his true calling, becoming a full time artist. He set up his home studio and gallery, “Glenrowan Studios” in Gisborne, Victoria, near the Macedon Ranges and met with instant success. He has since then held many exhibitions and won various art prizes.
This painting is called “A Glorious Day in Melbourne” and depicts one of the most famous buildings of our city, the Flinders Street Station. This is the station I get off every morning when going to work. It is a lovely old Victorian building and at one time housed the longest corridor in the world. A tongue in cheek comment is the blue utility in the intersection driven by the former treasurer Peter Costello and in which the passenger is John Howard our last PM.
I have been blogging daily on this platform for several years now. It is surprising that I have persisted as the world is changing and "microblogging" is now the norm. I blog to amuse myself, make comment on current affairs, externalise some of my creativity, keep notes on things that interest me, learn something new and to surprise myself with things that I discover about this wonderful, and sometimes crazy, world we live in.
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