Thursday, August 23, 2012

Art Quote- Excerpt from my summer reading

The Way to Paradise- by Mario Vargas Llosa, Nobel Prize Winner is fiction with a setting in the life of artist Paul Gauguin. 

"The order of reality was counterbalanced by the painting's upper half: there the floating flowers were sparks, gleams, featherlight phosphorescent meteors aloft in a bluish mauve sky in which the colored brushstrokes suggested a cascade of pointed leaves."

about the painting "Manao tupapau"


bridgette said...

I'll have to add this to my reading list! Thanks.

Tracy said...

mmm...magic...pure magic! :o) Lovely to catch up with you Shayla after a brief hiatus! Happy Weekend ((HUGS))

Jill Zaheer said...

Loved finding you from Seth's Pulse post- and happy to share the page with you. So glad to be meeting you and your artworld! Lots of books here and quotes to reflect on. Always enjoy new finds- and you and your blog are one of them!
Your figure drawings are lots of fun to look at-with Mr Charisma being my favorite!

scott davidson said...

I pondered to myself recently what were the most important things in my life. The answer seems to be clear that art was up there in importance. Why? Frankly, I don't really know. May be someone here can enlighten me?
As was my wont w
hen I have some free time, I browsed the marvelous site,, where they keep thousands of digital images for customers to select to have printed into handsome canvas prints for their homes.
This image jumped out to jolt my reveries: Still life with bread, by the Cubist Georges Braque. Is art like this picture, as essential as bread and water, or should I say bread and wine?

Wild C said...

Yes, great book!