Art

MANNEQUINS

 

“A picture is a poem without words.”

 

~ Horace ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in March 2018.


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SHE SMILED

 

“Mother’s love is peace.
It need not be acquired,
it need not be deserved.”

 

~ Erich Fromm ~

 

Original photo of Pablo Picasso’s Portrait Of Françoise (1946) taken in the Musée National Picasso in Paris in May 2015.


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CHAGALL

 

“If I create from the heart,
nearly everything works;
if from the head,
almost nothing.”

 

~ Marc Chagall ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in December 2017 of a stained glass window that Chagall designed in 1978 for the St. Stephan’s Church in Mainz, Germany.


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NO EASY ANSWERS

 

Life is simple, it’s just not easy.”

 

~ Anonymous ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo of the bronze figure “Harmonie” by Volti taken in Paris in August 2017.


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PORPOISE MOUTH

 

“I hunger for your porpoise mouth…”

 

~ Country Joe McDonald ~

 

Digital image “Bouche de Marsouin” created in April 2017.


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THE DISTINCTION

 

“We have invented nothing new.”

 

~ Pablo Picasso ~

(after seeing the cave paintings in Lascaux)

 

000-the-distinctionOriginal photo of modern cave art taken outside the Les Combarelles cave in Les Eyzies de Tayac, Dordogne, France in 1985.


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MINOU

 

“Love is a canvas furnished by Nature
and embroidered by imagination.”

 

~ Voltaire ~

 

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Illustration “Minou” created in February 2017.


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NOCTURNAL EMISSIONS

 

“We are such stuff as dreams are made on,
and our little life Is rounded with a sleep.”

 

~ William Shakespeare ~

 

000-nocturnal-emissionsDigital art “Heart” created in December 2016.


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THE SOURCE

 

“Stars, hide your fires;
Let not light see my black and deep desires.”

 

~ William Shakespeare ~

 

000-the-sourceDigital art “Surge” created in December 2016.


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LINGER

 

“…what slows down the nights to a long lingering crawl…”

 

~ Virgil ~

 

000-lingerDigital art “Engorged” created in December 2016.


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LUNA FELLARE

 

In many older versions of Indo-European languages
(Sanskrit, German and Gothic),
as well as Babylonian and other dialects from the Middle East,
the word for the moon is always masculine
and the word for the sun always feminine.
The confusing part is that the Sanskrit-related languages
(Latin, Greek, French, Italian, Portuguese)
have always defined the sun as male, and the moon as female.

 

 

000-luna-fellareDigital art “Satiation” created in December 2016.


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COMBARELLES

 

“To me, it seems that mankind can never achieve its highest potentialities
till it has thrown off the incubus of historic and prehistoric religion.”

 

~ William Archer ~

 

000-combarellesDigitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in Les-Eyzies-de-Tayac, France in June 2006 of 13,000 to 11,000 year old engravings of female figures found in la Grotte de Combarelles.


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A SMALL MYSTERY

 

“Absinthe is the only decent drink that suits an artist.”

 

~ Paul Gauguin ~

 

000-a-small-mysteryDigitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken on the Rue Campagne Première in Paris in September 2016, in the building where Man Ray once had a studio.


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EMBONPOINT

 

“I know my breasts,
small as plums,
would win no blue ribbons.
But in your hands they tremble
and fill with song
like plump, white birds.”

 

~ Cecilia Llompart ~

 

000 embonpointDigitally enhanced and colourised image created from an original black and white photo taken in November 1981.


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THE MISFIRED BOWL

 

“My thoughts are whirled like a potter’s wheel;
I know not where I am nor what I do.”

 

~ William Shakespeare ~

 

000 the misfired bowlPhoto of an antique bowl taken in July 2016.


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L’EBENISTE PARISIEN

 

“Only those who have the patience to do simple things perfectly
ever acquire the skill to do difficult things easily.”

 

~ Friedrich von Schiller ~

 

 

000 l'ébéniste parisienDigital oil painting “L’ Atelier de Menuiserie” created from an original photo taken on the Rue du Cardinal Lemoine in Paris in December 2008.


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LA VÉZÈRE

 

“Memory is the diary we all carry about with us.”

 

~ Oscar Wilde ~


 

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Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in Les Eyzies, France in June 2006.


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LES EYZIES


“The poet existed among the cave men;
he will exist among men of the atomic age,
for he is an inherent part of man.
Even religions have been born from the need for poetry,
which is a spiritual need, and it is through the grace of poetry
that the divine spark lives forever in the human flint.”
 

~ Saint-John Perse ~


000 les eyziesDigitally altered image created from an original photo taken in Les Eyzies, France in June 2006.


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GOURD

 

 

“It takes a very long time to become young.”

~ Pablo Picasso ~

 

 

000 gourdOriginal acrylic painting “The Gourd” painted by the author in 1970. Photo taken in April 2016.


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PLEIADES

 
 
Δέδυκε μὲν ἀ σελάννα
καὶ Πληΐαδες, μέσαι δέ
νύκτες, πάρα δ’ ἔρχετ’ ὤρα,
ἔγω δὲ μόνα κατεύδω.

 

The moon has set,
And the Pleiades.
In the mid of night,
Each hour comes and goes,
And I lie alone.

 

~ Sappho ~

 
 

000 pleiadesDigitally enhanced image of Elihu Vedder’s (1836-1923) painting The Pleiades (1885). Original photo source: Wikipedia.


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