Sunday, 29 June 2014

Non est tuum, fortuna quod fecit tuum

Count not that as yours which fortune has made yours.   For Niels Bohr

If I were born like you in cold Denmark
In the year 1885,
(Nota Bene - Not really a special year, 
Except that Burma became British,)
Would I have discovered the atom like you did?
The connection you established between the quantum theory of Planck 
and the atomic theory of Thomson and Rutherford?
Or would I have wandered through the streets of Cambridge,
In my mind the verses of Morris
From The Life and Death of Jason
"Dreamer of dreams, born out of due time,
Why should I strive to set the crooked straight"

How would I find the Victorian Empire, the height of hypocrisy,
The death of Oscar Wilde, the tales from your fellow countryman?
What would I do in that most inspiring period at the beginning of the XX century?
The development of electricity, the cinema, the automobile, the telephone.
But also the First World War and later on World War II.
Did you, like me, lose many relatives in the euphemism of racial supremacy?
Would I have, like you, run away from the Nazi madness?
Would I have had enough time to work on the discovery of the atomic structure?
Or would I have decided to be W.B. Yeats?

By kasia b. turajczyk 


Here are images of the paintings I sold since 2004 till today.

It should be a blend of figurative, surreal, collages and abstract paintings. 

It is actually very interesting for me to see what I made and gave away = sold. 

  1.  Oil landscapes and city views



2. Water colour landscapes, city views etc. 

  3. Portraits - unfortunately only a view images are available. 

  4. Nude - watercolour 

5. Landscape, nature, trees - acrylics

6. Collages 

7. Surreal - oil, acrylic and the rest

8. Abstract and abstract figurative

I am missing 10 images of portraits and watercolour fault. 


 From time to time I dream very unusual, weird, colourful and surreal dreams.

 Probably it is not really unusual. According to the neurologists and the scientists of dreams, we dream almost the whole time and we all dream similar dreams. Most of us just can't remember them.

 I do, I do remember my dreams - sometimes. I often put down my dreams on paper in writing or drawings. I memorise and repeat them time after time, when still in bed, to not let them escape from my unconscious memory before they are printing in my conscious memory. Of course I only bother with the most unusual, impossible, shocking or surreal dreams.

 My mum always remembers her dreams, it could be also genetic the fact that I sometimes remember my dream too.

 I found something very fascinating in New Scientist (2 February 2013) about black and white and colour dreams. According to the reports from the 1950s most people dreamed in black and white. This seemed to change over the following decade. By the late 1960s the majority of people in the west seemed to dream in colour. According to Eva Murzyn, University Derby, UK, it has something to do with changes in broadcasting. TV burst into colour at about the same time as the transformation of dreams from monochrome into Technicolour. It is very peculiar phenomena. I have to ask my parents or they remember the colours of their dreams from the time before the colour TV.

 Here is one sketch for a huge oil painting, based on my dream - a nightmare I had in a Polish Hospital two years ago.