That flower in the unkempt garden flowers unseen. Such a beautiful thing, sparkling and bright, living its sweet life of such short measure. It would be as beautiful seen or unseen. But I have seen this one and will never forget.
Following on from the previous post is another wonderful expression and meditation on the mystery of life from the sister of Georgia O’Keeffe.
Art doesn’t get much better than this. This painting gives great poetic expression to the mystery of life. No matter how many answers you have, there is always another realm of mystery beyond. I remember seeing a stylized painting of a pumpkin many years ago and I had a similar feeling, thinking it was the […]
This artwork conveys such strong emotion, and says so much about where man has been and still is with regards this world and its creatures. Like the “domestic” cat there is still this part to our nature that links to attitudes and impulses for survival in more feral circumstances. All creatures have a singular awareness […]
This work, a pastel of a Norfolk Terrier is signed with the initials OK but is done by someone otherwise unknown and executed possibly as early as the 19th century. Probably the work of an amateur artist or even the owner of the dog, with an intention to achieve a likeness but with a wonderful […]
Malevich’s Black Square has a certain classical beauty about it. Although black, it doesn’t seem to reference any dark subject matter. It is more about aesthetics; the result of an aesthetic journey by Malevich to take out all trace of the object in painting and leave only “pure feeling”. Running Man is a different story. The […]
Today, because of our familiarity with geometric abstraction in art, we kind of expect a painting titled “Black Square” to be square. So why is Malevich’s “Black Square” not a measured and ruled black square, but instead is oddly a little out of shape and probably should be called a “Black Quadrangle”? We are now […]
Ludwig Bemelmans directed a lot of his energy to illustrating and writing children’s books, but in his work we also see his great talent for design and color! It is this artistic talent which helps to explain his popularity with adults as well as children. His ability as a colorist looks equal to that of […]
I hadn’t heard of this artist until I saw this painting. I’m not sure if the epithet “Prince” is actually significant but his father was Russian, also a “Prince”, and Paul was born in Italy where he lived until 1897 when he moved to Moscow and was successful as a sculptor. At some point, about […]
It is interesting to see how some works of art come about. I usually think of an artist working away, following his or her own emotional impulses to produce their best works. But sometimes an artist is edged in an unusual direction to create a great work of art. I was listening to some French […]
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