Charles Billich in his atelier at his home in Lovran, Croatia, photo by Nenad Bach
Charles Billich, outstanding Croatian painter living in Australia, playing chess..., source
Inspired by the conviction that the Chinese Olympic Committee should adopt a traditional symbol as the official image of the 2008 Beijing Bid, Charles Billich created the Bing Mah Yong cycle
of paintings. Best known as the Terra Cotta Warriors of X'ian, Shaanxi Province, Billich has brought an ancient Chinese icon to life through images contrasting 21st century Olympic sports and 384 BC Qin Dynasty magnificence to the glory of both. So well received has this work been that Billich's Bing ma Yong images are represented on a collection of 16 postage stamps currently in circulation in China.
Charles Billich: Bin Mah Yong Archer; source
Charles Billich: Bing Mah Yong Soccer Player; source
Charles Billich: Bing Mah Yong High Jumper; source
Charles Billich: Bing Mah Yong Swimming; source
Charles Billich: Bing Mah Yong Gymnast; source
Charles Billich: Bing Mah Yong Ping Pong; source
Sixteen Chinese postage stamps with works of art by Charles Billich
Bing Mah Yong series; source
Charles Billich: Third Time Lucky - Makybe Diva, owner Tony Santic
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Charles Billich: Within Reach; source
Charles Billich: Beijing 2008; source
Charles Billich: Zagreb, capital of Croatia; source
Charles Billich: History of Croatia; source
Christmas 1991; source
Charles Billich: Andrija Mohorovičić; source
| |Andrija Mohorovičić
(1857-1936.) Among scientists studying seismology the famous Moho-layer (or Moho-discontinuity) of the Earth is well known. It was named after the great Croatian geophysicist Andrija Mohorovičić (born in Volosko, 1857-1936), professor at the University of Zagreb. His discovery was essential for understanding the inner structure of the Earth and the behavior of seismic waves. Together with the theory of forces due to Ruđer Bošković
, this is probably the greatest achievement in the history of Croatian science. Two Croatian names appear on the map of the Moon. The name of Ruđer Bošković was given to a mountain on the visible side, and the name of A. Mohorovičić to a mountain on the dark side of the Moon.
Charles Billich portraying Nenad Bach in 2005 in his atelier in the lovely coastal town of Lovran, Croatia, where Mr. Billich was born. Notice a canvas on the far right from the Bing Mah Yong series - rower.
Nenad Bach and Charles Billich in Lovran, Croatia
Charles Billich with Violi Calvert
, Filipino-Australian correspondent based in Sydney, 2008
Charles Billich with Violi Calvert and Joy Casey in Sydney, 2008
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