Thursday, June 23, 2011

My Guys: Picasso and Braque

I am somewhat of a retro gal.  I love the art movements of a century ago.  The ones that lasted for a few years only, Cubism and Futurism but, the ones that have made such an enormous impact on the world of the following hundred years and beyond.  When I think of it as I do now, those are the only two art movements that I love at all, the rest is in a way passe.  Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque - now those guys were authentic bona fide genius visionaries.  We haven't really seen the likes of them since then from my view point although there are others from their time period that I also adore.

I found this along the way today and only hope I get a chance to see this show.  Will it travel to my part of the world?  Bob Duggan has written a rather cool article and although, I am not sure if I will be able to see the show, if it will be traveling to the New York City area but my guys are together at the Kimbell Art Museum, how very cool is that? 

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

I Think You'll Love This From The Art Newspaper Via Saatchi Debate

The Saatchi people just made my day with this fascinating article published on The Art Newspaper.  A recent debate on trends in the art world including some quotes such as the following that gave me my first real laugh of the day:  

"Find me one curator at the Tate who thinks Hirst's art matters and is meaningful," proclaimed Lewis (making chair Tim Marlow, director of exhibitions at White Cube - Hirst's dealer - a little jittery).

Yes, I adore you but all is not Le Vie en Rose

With the world and the world's oceans trending the way they have been for a long time and for other reasons that involve movements and trends outside of human control, we are in for some very problematic times and this according to a recent, Huffington Post article.  The world's oceans have been distressed and changes will affect us all in the times to come. 

I am posting it here for your consideration.  Notice of this trend relates to directly to the Neptune in Pisces trend which is underway now and for many years to come.  (For those interested, please visit my astrology analysis blog,


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Alternative Views & Perspective Change

The New York Times just published an article on what is being called, "stereo blindness," a visual deviation that artists to see the external world from a different perspective with interesting sometimes 'genius' results. 

I realize that perhaps visitors who are artists may find this info informative too but due to their own practices and understanding may know of this instinctively or otherwise. 

Many people who are not 'dreamers' or artists and are probably unaware of this concept and practice so; I am adding the link (here under the New York Times mentioned above) so that readers can get the complementary understanding of what goes into appreciating non traditional or conventional photography imaging for example, special effects (blur, haze etc.).  There is a direct relationship to artistic creation, vision and daydreaming. 

The article is interesting and notes differences in visual perception among artists and non artists.

I am posting this now and will return to my own personal feelings on the topic in the near future. 

Thank you for visiting, return again soon.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

The Beautiful Tao Te Ching

I am reminded now of my long ago research and study in Oriental philosophy.  I read many of the classics texts when I was a much younger woman and one in particular brings back wonderful memories, the Tao Te Ching, a beautiful book on the natural world and our place in it. 

I am grateful to have been able to read this book in my youth.  It has all the beauty of springtime in it and all the wonders and natural beauty of our world.  Of course, the book can be appreciated at any time, at any age but to read this book in youth gives to the reader something special, something extra.  The beauty contained in the words of the Tao Te Ching can be more vividly recalled later in life when after time has brought to bear so many thing that are other than beautiful, situations and circumstances, painful episodes in life, such as loss and or sorrow.  

As it is, I owe quite a bit to Eastern philosophy and the classical texts I studied many, many years ago.  Reading the  Tao Te Ching and other great philosophical texts again and even just being reminded of the book, after time and the tide of circumstances has passed is wonderful.  It is as if an oasis exists in some quadrant of the mind, of memory that is uplifting and sustaining and at the same time in my case, a direct connection to my youth takes place.  

When we return to the Tao Te Ching or I-Ching or other such philosophical work, it is as if to an old friend or relative for that matter.  It is as if a return again to a long ago beauty and the many beautiful concepts of nature and our human place in the natural world these classical texts point us toward.

The Sad Beauty of Paul Cezanne in Words

Because I love Cezanne and what he had to say that almost made me cry today, I am posting a quote that floated by me on Twitter just now.  It is beautiful and sad so be prepared.

Fruits ... like having their portrait painted. They seem to sit there and ask your forgiveness for fading. Their thought is given off with their perfumes. They come with all their scents, they speak of the fields they have left, the rain which has nourished them, the daybreaks they have seen. Cezanne

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Lynn, From the Beautiful Neighbor Series of Photographs

I know I said this blog would be strictly verbal after I went and added photos some time ago but, I don't have time now to start yet another blog although I would love to.  My beautiful neighbor series is humming along and, I simply love my neighbors.  They're cool in conventional too but I like the special effects applied to them for that extra, existential and cosmopolitan edge.