Saturday, 31 October 2015

À l'occasion de l'Halloween...31 Octobre 2015...Photos et textes : Shahrzad Ghaffari, Hotel Auberge Manoir Vile Marie



Et la nuit tombe et la fête commence...!

Merci à mes fantastiques modèles...


When the day starts letting the darkness win over ...
I let me wonder through the infinty of 
Emptiness...
I let myself suspend through the hidden realms of me..
And I, 
My adventurer,
Walk to meet,
And, conquer my strongest fears...!


Quand le jour laisse l'obscurité la conquérir pour quelques heures...
Je me conduis vers l'infini du vide...
Me confiant suspendre à travers des royaumes cachés de moi...
Moi,  mon aventurier (ière),
Marcherais pour rencontrer,
Et, Conquérir mes plus grandes peurs...!

Shahrazad, le 31 OCT.2015












https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halloween

Halloween, or Hallowe'en (/ˌhæləˈwn-ˈnˌhɑːl-/; a contraction of All Hallows’ Evening),[5][6][7][8] is a celebration observed in a number of countries on 31 October, the eve of All Hallows' Day. It begins the three-day observance of Allhallowtide,[9] the time in theliturgical year dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints (hallows), martyrs, and all the faithful departed.[10][11]
All Hallows' Eve is a Christianized feast influenced by Celtic harvest festivals,[1][12] with possible pagan roots, particularly the Gaelicfestival Samhain.[7][13][14][1][15]
Halloween activities include trick-or-treating (or the related guising), attending costume parties, decorating, carving pumpkins intojack-o'-lanterns, lighting bonfiresapple bobbing, fortune-telling, playing pranks, visiting haunted attractions, telling scary stories and watching horror films. In many parts of the world, the Christian religious observances of All Hallows' Eve, including attending church services and lighting candles on the graves of the dead, remain popular,[16][17][18] although elsewhere it is a more commercial and secular celebration.[19][20][21] Some Christians abstain from meat on All Hallows' Eve,[22][23] eating instead apples, colcannonpotato pancakes and soul cakes.[23][24][25]




One Thousand and One Nights ...Scheherazade.......Ferdinand Keller......Shahrzad Ghaffari, Hotel Auberge Manoir Ville Marie-31 OCTOBER 2015



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferdinand_Keller_(painter)

The painting below is from Ferdinand Keller and I realized that his paintings.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_Thousand_and_One_Nights





One Thousand and One Nights (Arabicكِتَاب أَلْف لَيْلَة وَلَيْلَة‎ kitāb ʾalf layla wa-layla) is a collection of Middle EasternWest Asian and South Asian stories and folk tales compiled in Arabic during the Islamic Golden Age. It is often known in English as the Arabian Nights, from the first English language edition (1706), which rendered the title as The Arabian Nights' Entertainment.[1]
The work was collected over many centuries by various authors, translators, and scholars across West, Central, and South Asia and North Africa. The tales themselves trace their roots back to ancient and medieval ArabicPersianMesopotamian,Indian, and Egyptian folklore and literature. In particular, many tales were originally folk stories from the Caliphate era, while others, especially the frame story, are most probably drawn from the Pahlavi Persian work Hazār Afsān (Persianهزار افسان‎‎, lit. A Thousand Tales) which in turn relied partly on Indian elements.[2]
What is common throughout all the editions of the Nights is the initial frame story of the ruler Shahryār (from Persianشهريار‎‎, meaning "king" or "sovereign") and his wife Scheherazade (from Persianشهرزاد‎‎, possibly meaning "of noble lineage"[3]) and the framing device incorporated throughout the tales themselves. The stories proceed from this original tale; some are framed within other tales, while others begin and end of their own accord. Some editions contain only a few hundred nights, while others include 1,001 or more. The bulk of the text is in prose, although verse is occasionally used for songs and riddles and to express heightened emotion. Most of the poems are single couplets or quatrains, although some are longer.
Some of the stories very widely associated with The Nights, in particular "Aladdin's Wonderful Lamp", "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves", and "The Seven Voyages of Sinbad the Sailor", while almost certainly genuine Middle Eastern folk tales, were not part ofThe Nights in its original Arabic versions, but were added to the collection by Antoine Galland and other European translators.[4]


The main frame story concerns Shahryar, whom the narrator calls a "Sasanian king" ruling in "India and China".[5] He is shocked to discover that his brother's wife is unfaithful; discovering his own wife's infidelity has been even more flagrant, he has her executed: but in his bitterness and grief decides that all women are the same. Shahryar begins to marry a succession of virgins only to execute each one the next morning, before she has a chance to dishonour him. Eventually the vizier, whose duty it is to provide them, cannot find any more virgins. Scheherazade, the vizier's daughter, offers herself as the next bride and her father reluctantly agrees. On the night of their marriage, Scheherazade begins to tell the king a tale, but does not end it. The king, curious about how the story ends, is thus forced to postpone her execution in order to hear the conclusion. The next night, as soon as she finishes the tale, she begins (and only begins) a new one, and the king, eager to hear the conclusion, postpones her execution once again. So it goes on for 1,001 nights.
The tales vary widely: they include historical tales, love stories, tragedies, comedies, poems, burlesques and various forms of erotica. Numerous stories depict jinnsghouls,apes,[6] sorcerers, magicians, and legendary places, which are often intermingled with real people and geography, not always rationally; common protagonists include the historical Abbasid caliph Harun al-Rashid, his Grand VizierJafar al-Barmaki, and the famous poet Abu Nuwas, despite the fact that these figures lived some 200 years after the fall of the Sassanid Empire in which the frame tale of Scheherazade is set. Sometimes a character in Scheherazade's tale will begin telling other characters a story of his own, and that story may have another one told within it, resulting in a richly layered narrative texture.

manuscript of the One Thousand and One Nights
The different versions have different individually detailed endings (in some Scheherazade asks for a pardon, in some the king sees their children and decides not to execute his wife, in some other things happen that make the king distracted) but they all end with the king giving his wife a pardon and sparing her life.
The narrator's standards for what constitutes a cliffhanger seem broader than in modern literature. While in many cases a story is cut off with the hero in danger of losing his life or another kind of deep trouble, in some parts of the full text Scheherazade stops her narration in the middle of an exposition of abstract philosophical principles or complex points of Islamic philosophy, and in one case during a detailed description of human anatomy according to Galen—and in all these cases turns out to be justified in her belief that the king's curiosity about the sequel would buy her another day of life.
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Friday, 30 October 2015

EXHIBIT-TALK-THE GALLERY VICTORIA HALL-WESTMOUNT-SAM KASIRER-SMIBERT-PHOTO SHAHRZAD GHAFFARI -HOTEL AUBERGE MANOIR VILLE MARIE



Exposition: Atro Versiamo – Sam Kasirer-Smibert


Wednesday, October 21, 6 p.M. – 8 p.m. at Victoria Hall. Come meet Sam Kasirer-Smibert and gallery curator Victoria LeBlanc on October 29 at 7pm.
The exhibit will be held from October 22 to November 13.
Info: (514) 989-5521
http://westmount.org/en/event/vernissage-atro-versiamo-sam-kasirer-smibert/
http://westmount.org/en/resident-zone/community-events-gallery/ and



Interesand ...n'est-ce-pas!
Interesting, indeed!
Westmount’s community centre and home to the Community Events Division.
http://westmount.org/en/sports-recreation-events/gallery-at-victoria-hall/

Oooooooooh mon fils...my son... si fière de toi...So, proud of you....!
Catherine, la maman rayonnante de/The shining mother of Sam & Alexandre, -1

Photo & Copyright: Shahrzad Ghaffari.

Astonishing...isn't it1?! .... Étonnants n'est-ce pas!
Victoria Leblanc & l'Artiste-peintre 
Photo & Copyright: Shahrzad Ghaffari.

Et, oui, nous en sommes bien ravis...Indeed, we are extremely happy...!
Donna Lach-
1-Assistant Director, Library & Community Events,Photo & Copyright: Shahrzad Ghaffari.
Victoria Leblanc-1- Curator of the Gallery at Victoria Hall and director of the Visual Arts Centre. and the McClure Gallery.
Photo & Copyright: Shahrzad Ghaffari.

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Photo & Copyright: Shahrzad Ghaffari.
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Photo & Copyright: Shahrzad Ghaffari.


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Photo & Copyright: Shahrzad Ghaffari.

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Photo & Copyright: Shahrzad Ghaffari.
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Photo & Copyright: Shahrzad Ghaffari.

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Photo & Copyright: Shahrzad Ghaffari.
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Photo & Copyright: Shahrzad Ghaffari.


TALK-THE GALLERY VICTORIA HALL-WESTMOUNT-SAM KASIRER-SMIBERT-8 & 9
Photo & Copyright: Shahrzad Ghaffari.

TALK-THE GALLERY VICTORIA HALL-WESTMOUNT-SAM KASIRER-SMIBERT-10 & 11 & 12
Photo & Copyright: Shahrzad Ghaffari.
TALK-THE GALLERY VICTORIA HALL-WESTMOUNT-SAM KASIRER-SMIBERT-13
Photo & Copyright: Shahrzad Ghaffari.

TALK-THE GALLERY VICTORIA HALL-WESTMOUNT-SAM KASIRER-SMIBERT-14 & 15
Photo & Copyright: Shahrzad Ghaffari.
TALK-THE GALLERY VICTORIA HALL-WESTMOUNT-SAM KASIRER-SMIBERT-16
Photo & Copyright: Shahrzad Ghaffari.
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Photo & Copyright: Shahrzad Ghaffari.



















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Photo & Copyright: Shahrzad Ghaffari.

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Photo & Copyright: Shahrzad Ghaffari.







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Photo & Copyright: Shahrzad Ghaffari.








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Photo & Copyright: Shahrzad Ghaffari
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Photo & Copyright: Shahrzad Ghaffari.
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Photo & Copyright: Shahrzad Ghaffari.
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Photo & Copyright: Shahrzad Ghaffari.
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Photo & Copyright: Shahrzad Ghaffari.

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Photo & Copyright: Shahrzad Ghaffari.
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Photo & Copyright: Shahrzad Ghaffari.


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Photo & Copyright: Shahrzad Ghaffari.
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Photo & Copyright: Shahrzad Ghaffari.
TALK-THE GALLERY VICTORIA HALL-WESTMOUNT-SAM KASIRER-SMIBERT-32 & 33
Photo & Copyright: Shahrzad Ghaffari.
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Photo & Copyright: Shahrzad Ghaffari.
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Photo & Copyright: Shahrzad Ghaffari.
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Photo & Copyright: Shahrzad Ghaffari.
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Photo & Copyright: Shahrzad Ghaffari.

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Photo & Copyright: Shahrzad Ghaffari.
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Photo & Copyright: Shahrzad Ghaffari.
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Photo & Copyright: Shahrzad Ghaffari.
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Photo & Copyright: Shahrzad Ghaffari.
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Photo & Copyright: Shahrzad Ghaffari.
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Photo & Copyright: Shahrzad Ghaffari.
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Photo & Copyright: Shahrzad Ghaffari.


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Photo & Copyright: Shahrzad Ghaffari.
TALK-THE GALLERY VICTORIA HALL-WESTMOUNT-SAM KASIRER-SMIBERT-50 & 51
Photo & Copyright: Shahrzad Ghaffari.

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Photo & Copyright: Shahrzad Ghaffari.
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Photo & Copyright: Shahrzad Ghaffari.









TALK-THE GALLERY VICTORIA HALL-WESTMOUNT-SAM KASIRER-SMIBERT-54, 55, 56, 57 & 58
Photo & Copyright: Shahrzad Ghaffari.


SAM KASIRER-SMIBERT-59
Photo & Copyright: Shahrzad Ghaffari.
Atro Versiamo an exhibition of recent paintings by Sam Kasirer-Smibert on view at the Gallery at Victoria Hall October 22nd to November 13th, 2015 The Gallery at Victoria Hall is pleased to feature the paintings of Sam Kasirer-Smibert in the solo exhibition Atro Versiamo. Included are approximately 18 oil paintings on canvas from small to large format executed in vibrant, saturated colors that play against each other in strong interlocking shapes. While these works could be safely classified as abstract, a teasing resonance of the land and figuration haunts the juxtaposed forms and lyric movement. The exhibition runs from October 22nd to November 13th. An artist and curator exchange will be held in the gallery Thursday, October 29th at 7 pm; the public is welcome. This solo exhibition honours a young artist at the beginning of his career. That said, Kasirer-Smibert’s works demonstrate considerable panache and skill in wielding paint around large surfaces all towards the expression of a very personal aesthetic. We sense his engagement with painting as an “intuitive and raw” act. “It is about movement and utilizing my whole body to emphasize my brushstrokes,” he notes. “Through the use of bright vibrant colours and light glazing, I am able to push space back and pull space forward allowing shapes to emerge during the process.” The title, Atro Versiamo, − let us cross over − aptly speaks to the work’s penchant to bridge or transgress rigid categories of abstract versus figurative. One recalls the works of Canadian painter Jock MacDonald who employed an abstract language to capture a sense of the Canadian geography. More recent influences are well-known painters Harold Klunder and Lee Ploteck, both of whom Kasirer-Smibert considers seminal inspirational figures in his development. Yet, these works are very much the artist’s own. His earthy yet saturated palette and undulating compositional forms − at times densely packed, at other times carrying a grandeur of openness and space − are fresh, exploratory and unafraid. Shapes push to the edges of the canvas such that we do not so much gaze upon these paintings as feel immersed and enveloped by their mood and pictorial space. In his last year of Studio Arts in the Fine Arts Department at Concordia University, Sam Kasirer-Smibert is very much a young artist to watch. Source : Community Events Office ( 514 989-5521

http://westmount.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Communique-Sam-Kasirer-Smibert_EN.pdf


http://www.visualartscentre.ca/fr/ecole-dart/galerie-de-photos/enseignants/victoria-leblanc/

Victoria LeBlanc

Victoria LeBlanc détient son baccalauréat et sa maîtrise en écriture de l’université Concordia. Elle a étudié l’art au Banff Centre School of Fine Arts, et au School of Art de Londres. Elle a poursuivi ses études en culture visuelle à McGill et a participée à plusieurs expos individuelles et collectives à travers le Canada. Ses œuvres font partie de collections privées et d’entreprises au Canada et aux États- Unis. Victoria est commissaire de la galerie municipale de Westmount, et directrice du Centre des arts visuels et la galerie McClure.
All the photos are copyright Shahrzad Ghaffari and are offered to La Gallerie of Westmount.
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Photo & Copyright: Shahrzad Ghaffari.

Shahrzad est enchantée de votre visite et vous invite à partager votre art de sagesse,...

Bonjour aux Artistes et Artisans de la vie!!! C'est un grand plaisir de partager avec vous ma passion de vivre l'équilibre en harmonie avec la liberté grâce à la comprehension de ma place et la place de l'autrui dans cette univers...
Alros, je vous remercie pour être vous, pour votre générosité et l'ouverture, joignons à cette foire aux merveilles avec nos oeurves crées par la Passion et Tendresse pour la VIE...

CONNECTION DE CE WEBBLOG AVEC MANOIR VILLE MARIE:
Manoir Ville Marie, ce Cocoon de Paix pour beaucoup de clients réguliers qui y offrent leurs présences authentiques!!! Alors, dormir au Manoir Ville Marie est une expérience à la fois paisible et intéressante.

Participez au tirage d'un Certificat de Cadeau d'une nuit pour deux au Manoir Ville Marie':

Tous les deux mois, il vas avoir un tirage (le premier étant le pre,mier septembre 2011) et le nom du gagnant serait annoncé. sur ce weblog

*Racontez-moi un poème, une petite histoire de sagesse de maximum 500 mots, ou une photo, une peinture...

Remerciements:
Je remerci mon très cher fils, Sépandat Stéphane (qui a le regardl très profond sur l'univers et ses êtres) pour m'avoir encourager (plutôt forcé) de faire ce blog en rapport avec mes amis Manoir Ville Marie.

Je remerci mon très cher fils, Maziar Marc (qui a le regard minutieux sur ll'univers et ses êtres) pour m'a aidé (plutôt forcer) d'avoir le courage d'apprendre comment faire ce weblog, toujours disponible pour sa mère, Maziar est un excellent guide et proffesseur.

Enfin, je remerci mon cher mari et compagnon de vie, Bahram Bernard pour m'encourage d'essayer de faire court et simple!!!

A cette étape de ma vie, je crois que la fiérté de l'être humain est dans sa Compréhension de l'Univers...et cette Compréhension nous guide vers la Conscience qui se manifeste souvent par les Arts, La Créativiyé ou nos Actions. Où La Paix est présente, elle y est présente également.

REMARQUES:
. Les textes et photos publiés sur ce blog sont mes propres créations et comme tous les arts peuvent être naîfs maintenant et plus mature plutard!!! Vous allez avoir une part précieux dans mon évolution artistique par vos commentaires.

. Je jongle entre trois langues, alors, pardonnez mes erreurs et si vous souhaitez apporter des corrections, j'en serais ravie (envoyez-moi vos corrections et je les appliquerez) et je vous en serrais très reconnaissante.

... Au fur et à mesure que vous allez me connaitre à travers mon regard sur la VIE, l'univers et le monde..

Je vous aime et j'ai hâte de vous décourvir par votre ART...

Shahrzad

About Me

Canada
J'ai toujours été ravie de mon prénom Shahrzad شهرزاد qui avait été choisi par ma chère mére, un être exceptionnel que j'appelle madar en persan. Quand j'ai appris que Shahrzad voulait dire:'Caractère Libre', j'ai sourri...quand j'ai lu l'histoire de Shahrzad, j'ai encore sourri...et, quand j'ai appris que Shahrzad était dans la Perse antique la déesse de l'apprentissage (ou quelque chose similaire,à confirmer), j'ai me suis demandée comment ma mère savait que ce prénom allait tellement bien à sa fille Shahrzad!