In a world seemingly taken by the Covid19 virus, we need to remember to relax, think, and breathe. Anxiety and panic may be running wild at the moment, but they only exacerbate the problem. Listen to some music, prepare a nice dinner, have a glass of wine, or a beer (or whatever else you darn well fancy … 😉), read my column (yeah, I know, this is called self-promotion, but someone has to do it.) While social isolation will help mitigating the problem, it does not mean that you cannot go out. (If you are without symptoms) Just heed the basic guidelines delineated below. And there’s always the internet and messenger, and WhatsApp and IMessage and so many others. Just remember that it is not only about you. Your actions affect others. Remember that!
On the art scene, I discovered this Ukrainian artist while browsing on Pinterest. David Burliuk, born on July 21, 1882, in the city of Semyrotivka, Russian Empire (present-day Ukraine), is known internationally as the “Father of Futurism” and a significant contributor to the innovative modernist period of the early 20th century. He was a student in Odesa and Kazan (1898-1902), at the Munich Royal Academy of Arts (1902-1903), and at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris (1904) as well as the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture (MUZHVZ) of which he was expelled in 1913. He was a student of Anton Ažbe in Munich who called him a “wonderful wild steppe horse” due to his extrovert and exuberant nature and character.