Painting

FLORET HAIKUS


 

“A garden to walk in and immensity to dream in – what more could he ask?
A few flowers at his feet and above him the stars.”

~ Victor Hugo ~

 

 

000 floret haikusDigital painting created from a photo taken in Bavaria, Germany in May 2015.


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AU REVOIR

 

“To say goodbye is to die a little.”

~ Raymond Chandler ~

 

000 au revoirDigital painting “Absence” created in March 2016.


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WORST OF ALL

 
One is never too old to yearn.

~ Italian Proverb ~

 

000-worst-of-all Digital oil painting “Cor Clūnēs” created in 2002.


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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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GARGOYLE

 

 

“Why was I not made of stone like thee?”

~ Quasimodo ~

 

 

000 gargoyle

Digitally created oil painting created from an original photo taken at Notre Dame in Paris in May 2012.


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A MASTERPIECE

 

 

“Sunset’s the best time to take a stroll down Mouffetard, the ancient Via Mons Cetardus. The buildings along it are only two or three stories high. Many are crowned with conical dovecotes. Nowhere in Paris is the connection, the obscure kinship, between houses very close to each other more perceptible to the pedestrian than in this street…”

~ Jacques Yonnet ~

 

 

000 a masterpiece

Digitally created oil paining from a photo originally taken in Paris in May 2012.


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THE ROSE BUSH

 

 

“But he who dares not grasp the thorn
Should never crave the rose.”

~ Anne Brontë ~

 


000 the rose bushDetail from the The Rosy Crucifixion, a digital painting created in March 2006.


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SOUS UN PONT À PARIS

 

 

“How would you like to be
Down by the Seine with me
Oh, what I’d give for a moment or two
Under the bridges of Paris with you…”

~ from the song The Bridges Of Paris ~

written by Jean Rodor, Vincent Scotto and Dorcas Cochran

 


000 sous un pont à parisDigital oil painting of the Pont Marie. Created from an original photo taken in Paris in April 2008.


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THE TWENTY-NINTH

 

 

…life and love are at once strange and beautiful…

Special thanks to Ellen for the original idea…

 

 

000 The Twenty-Ninth

Digital painting “Reclining Nude” created in 2011.


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THE MIRROR

 

…to the traveler, moving forward ever so gradually,
the light, far in the distance, nears…

 

000 the mirrorDigital painting created in 2011.


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UNDERSTANDING

 

 

…sometimes, if only for a few fleeting moments, dreams become real…

 

 

 

000 understanding

Digital painting entitled Blooming created in November 2015.


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FIVE HAIKUS FOR HER HUNGER

 

…she would sneak in late at night, smile shyly and begin her feast…

 

 

000 five haikus for her hungerOriginal painting created in March 2001.


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BABEL

 

…when touch turns many languages into one…

 

 

000 babelOriginal painting created in March 2001.


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BRAILLE

 

“Flesh becomes bread in the heat of those hands, braided and rising.”

~ Janet Fitch ~

 

000 braille

The painting, titled “Eye Of The Storm,” was created in February 2001.


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AN ALMOST PERFECT PAIR

 

 

“…and we danced through the night in the softest of light…”

~ A line from Sad Song written by the author in 1988 ~

 

000 an almost perfect pairA work of street art known as The White Man by Jerome Mesnager, photographed on the Rue des Lyonnais in Paris in May 2015.


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A PARIS MOMENT – CREATIVE GRAFFITI AND STREET ART

 

SHHHHHH!

 

Dominating the entire side of a building on the corner of the Rue du Cloitre Saint-Merri and the Place Igor Stravinsky, across from the Rue Brisemiche, staring out at the Fontaine Stravinsky near Le Centre Pompidou is an incredible work of street art. A face with its finger to its lips commands the attention of the entire square. The work was done in by the street artist Jef Aerosol in June 2011. Since then the lower part has been covered with other graffiti, but you can see how the mural was created and how it looked right after it was finished at this link:

http://www.unoeilquitraine.fr/?p=989

 

000 FacePhoto taken near Le Centre Pompidou in Paris in August 2015.


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GREGOS – STREET ARTIST

 

Back in June I posted a poem entitled The Face (https://nitepoetry.wordpress.com/2015/06/01/the-face/) that was accompanied by a photo of a face mask on the Pont de la Tournelle. At the time I didn’t know who the street artist was but now I can identify him as an artist named Gregos. Here is a slightly modified biography from his web site: Born in 1972, he grew up in the northern suburbs of Paris (Gonesse, Villiers le Bel). Self-taught, his first steps in street art were in graffiti painting during the late 80s, early 90s. In 1997, after 2 years in Athens, Greece, he started experimenting with sculpting and molding techniques. In 2003, he went to Boston, Massachusetts, where he studied acrylic and oil painting techniques. Back in Paris in 2006, he returned to his first love: street art. In the Montmartre district, where he now lives, he has involved himself in the ever present street art in this area of Paris. Inventing his own 3D concept, utilizing all the techniques he has developed and taught himself over the years, he now concentrates on creating a replica of his face, with different humors, that he paints and then glues on the walls of Paris. Each face is a sort of self-portrait of the day to express his humors, his past, present, and future, everything that makes him the artist that he is…

 

Gregos’ website can be accessed here:

http://www.gregosart.com/

 

GregosPhoto taken in the 3rd arrondissement in Paris in September 2015.


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THE HOURGLASS

 

…there is never enough time…

 

 

000 the hourglassImage created in Paris in September 2015.


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VISIONS

 

To learn more on this subject I recommend reading The Mind in the Cave: Consciousness and the Origins of Art, a study of Upper Palaeolithic European rock art written by the archaeologist David Lewis-Williams…

 

000 visionsPhoto created at the Lascaux À Paris exhibition in Paris in May 2015.


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A STUDY OF HANDS

 

My constant companions enjoying their fifteen minutes of fame…

 

 

000 a study of handsPhoto of Picasso’s Étude des Mains (Study Of Hands) painted in Paris in the spring of 1921 taken in le Musée national PicassoParis in May 2015.


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