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PALAMIDESSI ART BLOG

CASTLE OF OTRANTO CANNONBALL INSTALLATION

Visually visit Christine Palamidessi's ongoing cannonball installation at Castle of Otranto.

Tortoise torso wall sculpture molded on body of Brazilian woman.

The first Pineapple Torso sculpture by Christine Palamidessi.

Yogi Sculpture with Pune Belts

Sculpture--also a piece of wearable art-- pays homage to Japanese fashion, Pune yoga and Greek ideals.

World Cup Supplies from Brazil

Fernanda de Oliviiera, Brazilian TV personality and children's book author, sent this news regarding World Cup controversy in Brazil to artist Christine Palamidessi.

WEARABLE BREASTPLATE for Yogi Project

Jesa Damora models Yogi breastplate, a promotional art garment for Time, Breath & Evidence installation created by artist Christine Palamidessi.

WEARABLE ART ON THE FLOOR

Custom-made Plaster breastplate.

Commissioned Wearable Plaster Breastplate ( not in use) hangs on gallery wall.

VIEWING NECTAR THAT FALLS BEHIND THE HEART

Looking inside the human torso at the spiritual entity.

WITH HAVANA ARTIST DANIA FLEITES

Featuring Cuban Artist Dania Fleites, and her lithographs, at work in her Old Havana studio.

HARNESS FOR WEARABLE BREASTPLATE

Wearable breastplate ( also Yoga art continues in construction) and here we see harness specs for wearable breastplate.

BEGINNING JESA’S Wearable Art BREASTPLATE

commissioned art: FITTING FOR Wearable Art TORSO BREASTPLATE which will be worn over a dress.

OMPHALE, Queen of Lydia

Sculpture depicting Omphale, the Queen of Lydia who owned Hercules as a slave for two years and during that time the strongest man in the world was temporarily free of his identity as the greatest of all heroes.

ORPHAO, a.k.a. Lil Wayne

Description of a Rap and Roll sculpture dedicated to Orpheus, the Greek God of Music, whose kindred spirit Palamidessi visually associated with American Rap Artist Lil Wayne.

“HARMONY” at Alpers Gallery

Sculptural torso to be shown in Alpers Gallery, Andover, MA

Backside of Yoga Sculptures: an armature

Artist shows three-steps ( strengthen, preserve integrity, provide hook for hanging) on the backside of torso sculpture.

Disappointing: Sophie Calle at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

At the Sophie Calle's Last Seen exhibit at Boston's Gardner Museum the very large, gold-framed "word posters" suck all the energy out of the nearby equally-sized gold-framed images of empty framed art.

Palamidessi's Yogi project captures breath. here she pulls plaster torso out of mold of yoga teacher's torso.

Casting Yoga Teacher Torso

Yoga teacher is in state of deep relaxation as Palamidessi cast's her torso with intention of capturing movement of breath.

Torso Just Pulled from Mold

White plaster cast impression of female torso. Skin pattern and breath imprinted on sculpture.

At Galatea Gallery, Boston.

] Frances Jakubek, Associate Director of Griffin Museum of Photography, is taking a look at Christine Palamidessi's sculpture OMPHALE, QUEEN OF LYDIA.

THE ART…AND SCIENCE…OF RUNNING

RUNNING SCIENCE is an impressive book, could call it a modern bible, that collects up-to-date data on running research and everyone who might be a serious athlete ought to check it out.

7 STEPS TO PRIME YOUR HOME YOGA PRACTICE

Seven make-sense, easy steps (# 5 is "wash your feet ) for getting on your mat and doing yoga, particularly for Iyengar yoga practitioners.

TWO BRILLIANT FRIENDS – review of Elena Ferrante’s MY BRILLIANT FRIEND

My Brilliant Friend is a literary work about women and friendship that is not chick-lit, the first in a planned trilogy; it fictionalizes childhood and adolescence in Naples, Italy, during the 50s, chronicling the vicissitudes of Lila and Elena’s friendship; at the same time allegorizing the modernization of Italy.

12 STEPS TO IMPROVE YOUR DOWNWARD-FACING DOG (Adho Mukha Svanasana )

For yoga teachers and advanced/intermediate students, particularly Iyengar yogini: 12 Steps to improve your downward-facing dog

SADNESS OF THE SAMURAI: Book Review

The Sadness of the Samurai is a novel about justice, forgiveness and hope: we all bleed; some wounds heal; others remain. A wonderful, large read with many dark corners.

5 STEP IYENGAR YOGA WARM-UP

Follow these five easy steps to empty your mind and enlighten your energy before beginning your Yoga practice.

The 10th Victim Lives On!

Who else could make a film about the role of money, schizophrenia and the individual's destruction and make it sexy, adult and stylish? Review of Elio Petri's 1965 Italian film The 10th Victim.

THE NYMPH : Lina Wertmuller’s Reach for Divine Female Spirit

Lina Wertmuller's THE NYMPH relies on overcharged sexual visuals of Stefania Sandrelli's backside in this film about love, war, fate and virginity.

FILM REVIEW: The Way We Laughed (Così ridevano)

Review of The Way We Laughed unfolds the sacrificial tale of two brothers and won The Golden Lion, in Venice’s 1988 International Film Festival.

Review of MARCO FERRERI FILM Dillinger Is Dead: IF A MAN LOSES HIS MASCULINITY CAN HE EVER GET IT BACK?

Beautiful Anita Pallenberg plays the drugged out wife in this Marco Ferreri film that explores male existential sexuality.

15 Steps for Refining Your Sarvangasana

Senior Iyengar instructor Dassa Oppenheimer's 15 Steps for refining Sarvangasana (shoulderstand).

Crisp & Heady Jazz: Wayne Escoffery at KITANO in NYC

Wayne Escoffery's birthday jazz performance at Kitano Club in New York City coincides with wedding anniversary celebration of Boston couple.

THE SICILIAN GIRL ( “La siciliana ribelle”): a review

A complex story about a young Sicilian girl who transforms revenge into justice.

Review of Indian Film Deadline: Sirf 24 Ghant

Celtic Star Paul Pierce could double as Indian actor Ifran Khan in the 2006 film Deadline: Sirf 24 Ghante.

Peelpi Live Tells More Than a Documentary Ever Could

Comedy from India: Peepli Live, a not-to-miss Hindi-English film, takes you to rural India and tells the story of a farmer who might commit suicide so that his family can collect the money they need to save their property.

Film Review: IO SONO L’AMORE / I AM LOVE

As a vehicle to test cinema and cultural IQs,IO SONO L'AMORE/ I AM LOVE will surely challenge every film buff

MORE ON QUIETING THE BRAIN FROM SENIOR IYENGAR TEACHER

Addition to the article on TEN STEPS TO QUIET THE BRAIN: POSITIONING THE EYE IN ASANA, PRANAYAMA, PRATYAHARA defines the difference between brain and mind.

TEN STEPS TO QUIET THE BRAIN: Positioning the Eye in Asana, Pranayama, and Pratyahara

Senior Iyengar teacher Dassa Oppenheimer instructs yoga students how to quiet the brain by relaxing the eye.

Reflections on Franco Modigliani & Italy at MIT: with Renato Camurri and Nobel Prize Winners Robert Merton and Robert Solow

Franco Modigliani's contribution to economics and reflections on Italy; an evening at MIT with Renato Camurri editor of a new book about Modigliani and Nobel Laureates Robert Solow and Robert Merton and Sloan colleagues Stewart Myers and Francesco Giavazzi.

THE ELEGANCE OF THE HEDGEHOG: Be Prepared to Love (a Review)

Muriel Barbery's novel THE ELEGANCE OF THE HEDGEHOG has a secret ingredient: being prepared to love.

Review of “Sleep No More”: Disappointing Shakespeare

Theater/culture review of A.R.T.'s SLEEP NO MORE, a fusing of Macbeth and Hitchcock, now playing in Boston ( December 2009).

THE CHILDREN ARE WATCHING US Review of a Vittorio De Sica Film

THE CHILDREN ARE WATCHING Review of famous Italian neorealist film, by Christine Palamidessi Moore.

How to do Pratyahara, the Least Known Yoga Pratice: Five steps, Five senses.

5 steps to Pratyahara, the least known and practiced of the eight limbs of yoga, as taught by Dassa Oppenheimer

How to Do a Proper Shavasana (corpse pose)- 10 STEPS

Ten important steps for doing a proper shavasana, corpse pose, as taught by Dassa Oppenheimer to her Cambridge, MA, students.

Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Uccellacci e uccellini: his father myth

Pier Paola Pasolini's film Uccelacci and Uccellini can be read as a reenactment of an ideal father-son relationship. A relationship that he was denied.

Elsa Morante’s ARACOELI: a disturbing story of memory, rejection and love

ARACOELI: Review of 1982 novel, reissued by Open Letters. A disturbing look at memory, rejection and love.

CHEW YOUR FOOD: A BUDDHIST LESSON FROM EMORY-TIBET PARTNERSHIP

CHEW YOUR FOOD! Emory-Tibet partnership that studies stress & depression says eating fast activates flight and fight hormones which contribute to unhealthiness.

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