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squarebooster – Grand Moff Tarkin

Grand Moff Tarkin, the commander of the Death Star and one of the prominent villains in 1977’s “Star Wars: A New Hope”. Played by Peter Cushing who died in 1994.

Watching Star Wars “Rogue One” I got again fascinated by. Peter Cushings hard face lines and his characteristic evil look. This one inspired me to contribute one more Star Wars figure with squarebooster. Grand Moff Tarkin is available as 5000 x 5000 pixel art and ready to print.

 

 

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squarebooster – Guercino

Today, on February 8th in 1591, Giovanni Francesco Barbieri was born. He was an Italian Baroque painter. His nickname Guercino (Italian for squinter) came from his early ages when people picked on him because he was cross-eyed. Wikipedia describes the specialty of his work like this “The vigorous naturalism of his early manner contrasts with the classical equilibrium of his later works. His many drawings are noted for their luminosity and lively style.” But let’s just say it in a more direct and understandable way: At the time he was born and alive, Europe was in the dark ages of Inquisition and the fine arts were oppressed by the dogma of the holy church. As a matter of fact most sponsors in these days requested paintings with a religious background but he also created works like the “Moonlit Landscape” which was an exceptional motif in the early 17th Century. Barbieri’s eye for light and shadow as well as his ductus was special for this early ime of Baroque.

He also created a selfie at these days – his infamous self-portrait. When I was younger I was fascinated by the dark eyes and the queer shadow that made them look so strangely mysterious. These days I didn’t know that he was cross-eyed and that he eventually might just have felt some kind of unease to display what he eventually disliked most about himself. Well, this more than 420 year old selfie is not only a great peiece of craftmanship but it also lets you look deeply into the soul of this artist.

squarebooster – Guercino is my tribute today as it’s his birthday. The birthday of a very sensitive mind with. a great gift. Maybe this one helps to make you curious and look out for Barbieris work and life. It’s worth it!

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squarebooster – Teresa Teng

Today is the anniversary of the birth of Taiwan singer Teresa Teng (邓丽君) (29 January 1953 – 8 May 1995).
Almost all foreigners (laowai) in China show off their mandarin to entertain their Chinese friends or coworkers during the party or in Karaoke parlor with Teresa’s “The Moon Represents My Heart”.
Her fans nicknamed her “Little Deng” because she had the same family name as Deng Xiaoping; her songs were once banned in mainland China, so there was a saying that “Deng the leader ruled by day, but Deng the singer ruled by night.
Teresa was a Taiwanese singer, one of the most famous and successful singers to originate from the Mandarin-speaking world. She is known to the Chinese community worldwide (especially in South East Asian countries), even in groups who may not speak Mandarin as their primary Chinese dialect. Teng’s popularity was at the peak throughout the 1970s and 1980s and still remained popular even in the 1990s up till her death in 1995.
She was known for her folk songs and ballads, such as “When Will You Return?” and “The Moon Represents My Heart”. She recorded songs not only in Mandarin but also in Taiwanese Hokkien, Cantonese, Japanese, Indonesian and English. She also spoke French fluently.
Listening to her songs on her birthday I today I was inspired to create this little piece. The contribution of squarebooster to her and all fans. 🙂

 

 
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squarebooster – Prisoner 39845

On January 27th, 1945 troops of the Soviet Army freed the concentration camp of Auschwitz in southern Poland. In Auschwitz at least 1.1 million people were gassed, shot and tortured to death. Wilhelm Brasse was a photographer in Auschwitz. His duty was to do photos of around 50,000 prisoners. The crematorium and photo studio in Auschwitz were organized so that a large number of so-called “subhumans” could be disposed of quickly and efficiently. The stool for the installation, a wooden cube, was hit by a photographer’s pedal that, without moving away from the camera in a few seconds, saw the three “views” of the impressive arrangement: front, profile, and trocar. The dark room as an antechamber to the gas chamber. Brasse was an intern: Polish, not Jewish, but when he retired to the Wehrmacht, he had opened himself in front of the fatal gate. His work saved him. In return, he risked his life, saving the documents of “absolute evil” from destruction and hallucinations, about fifty thousand portraits of exterminators and visions of other horrors in our eyes.

Prisoner 39845 was a young Polish girl. her photo was taken around 1943. It hit me so hard that I had to take Brasses photo of her as a template for this piece.

Today on January 27th the world commemorates the Holocaust. The event of utter human evil and the loss of all civilization. It degraded a gorgeous little girl to a number without identity and annihilated her without mercy. Her and millions of others.

The memory of this Holocaust vanishes and we shall make all efforts to never forget what happened in these days. Civilization, compassion and fraternity of the whole human race is still far away today. The same evil of those times today still is alive within many people and in many different forms. Look at her and see the guilt.

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squarebooster – Charlemagne / Carolus Magnus / Karl der Grosse

Yesterday on my birthday it’s also been 1219 years ago since Charlemagne / Carl the Great or Carolus Magnus was crowned as emperor of all Francia in Aachen. The 25th of January 800 Anno Domini. It seems so, so long ago – and actually it is. He was the first king and emperor after the Romans who unified Europe under one banner. He forced education, literacy and christianity. He unified the big European kingdoms and fortified against the Danes, Saxons, Langobards and Maurs. As every legendary figure of history, also his story might have been actually different, less glamourus and probably more brutal than the books tell us today. Nevertheless has he been one of the most important figures of the early medevial ages and it is worth to read his story. I am sure you will end up reading more and more as it is a fascinating story of a fascinating time in Europe.

My version of Charlemagne / Karl der Grosse is soon available in 5000×5000 pixel as poster and print on https://wunderbar.store

squarebooster - Uma Thurman

squarebooster – Uma Thurman

Here is my 8 bit version of Uma Thurman.

An interesting fact about her name is that her first name “Uma” literally means “splendour, light” in Sankskrit and it is also one of the epithets of Hindu female Goddess Parvati, while her second given name “Karuna” (also Sanksrit) means “compassion” or “empathy”.

Working on this artwork I followed her contours on every detail and I have to say that her parents really chose the perfect name for her.

The artwork is made in 8000×8000 pixel and purposed for middle to large prints. We will also prepare smaller print sizes (12×12 inch or less). It will be available for purchase here in the store, soon.

squarebooster - Uma Thurman
squarebooster – Uma Thurman
squarebooster - Uma Thurman
squarebooster – Uma Thurman
squarebooster - Uma Thurman
squarebooster – Uma Thurman

 

squarebooster - Mila Jovovic

squarebooster – Mila Jovovich (Yovoviç)

My portrait of Mila Jovovich.

Supermodel, actress, singer… She was born in 1975 just like me but she’s way richer, haha. Fifth Element, Return to the Blue Lagoon or Resident Evil – so many memorable movies!

This artwork is created in 8000x8000pixel for medium and large prints.

squarebooster - Mila Jovovic detail D
squarebooster – Mila Jovovic detail D
squarebooster - Mila Jovovic detail C
squarebooster – Mila Jovovic detail C

squarebooster - Lorne Greene Portrait

squarebooster – Lorne Greene

Lorne Greene – known as Ben Cartwright in Bonanza, Commander Adama in Battlestar Galactica or even Buck Hamilton in Love Boat.
In the early 80ies he almost looked like the old Sean Connery some years later around 2000 but please don’t mix those two faces up!
A Hollywood film celebrity who started his career in 1941 as a narrator for “Churchill’s Island” and made his way through almost every Genre until his Death in September 11, 1987.
Again, another hero of my childhood. – Generation Xers will well know him, you’re people might not. For those interested in film history he’s a must-know.
As This is my generation of movie childhood, I will always try to cover more of these celebrities of the late 70ies and 80ies. I know – somewhere out there there are a lot of people who feel sentimental about these heroes just like me! 🙂