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HAPPY WOMEN’S DAY ~ 8 March 2019

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Simone de Beauvoir
French Writer Simone de Beauvoir

Some quotes by writer Simone de Beauvoir (1908-1986)

“I wish that every human life might be pure transparent freedom.”

“One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman.”

Simone de Beauvoir

 

Simone Lucie Ernestine Marie Bertrand de Beauvoir was a French writer, intellectual, existentialist philosopher, political activist, feminist and social theorist. Though she did not consider herself a philosopher, she had a significant influence on both feminist existentialism and feminist theory.

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ARTHUR HACKER ~ ENGLISH CLASSICIST PAINTER

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The Temptation of Sir Percival by the English Classicist painterArthur Hacker

Arthur Hacker (25 September 1858 – 12 November 1919) was an English classicist painter. Born in  London in 1858.  In his art he was most known for painting religious scenes and portraits. His art was also influenced by his extensive travels in Spain and North Africa.

He studied at the Royal Academy between 1876 and 1880, and at the Atelier Bonnat in Paris. He was twice exhibited at the Royal Academy, in 1878 and 1910. In 1910 he was elected an Academician.

He mainly painted genre and historical scenes,mythological and allegorical subjects (some verging on kitsch). For the middle part of his career he was considered a successful portrait painter.

THE TEMPTATION OF SIR PERCIVAL

The Temptation of Sir Percival by Arthur Hacker

His famous painting The Temptation of Sir Percival painted in 1894 shows us Sir Percival who is tempted by a devil in the form of a beautiful woman.   Percival is one of King Arthur‘s legendary Knights of the Round Table. 

 ABUNDANCE
One of my favourite paintings by Arthur Hacker is Abundance, painted in 1916. I do love the bright colours in this work
Abundance, 1916 by Arthur Hacker

NADINE GORDIMER ~ HOW TO MAKE SENSE OF LIFE…

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Nadine-Gordimer

Nadine Gordimer

“Writing is making sense of life. You work your whole life and perhaps you’ve made sense of one small area.”
Nadine Gordimer (born 1923, South Africa –  died 2014, South Africa)

“Truth isn’t always beauty, but the hunger for it is.”

Nadine Gordimer was a South African writer, political activist and recipient of the 1991 Nobel Prize in Literature. She was recognised as a woman “who through her magnificent epic writing has – in the words of Alfred Nobel – been of very great benefit to humanity”

She was one of the most prominent literary voices for political freedom and racial equality in South Africa.

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ALICE IN WONDERLAND

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I have always been a huge fan of Alice in Wonderland. Love the books, the movies, the drawings. The story helps me to escape real life and enter this marvelous fantasy world created by Lewis Carroll.

Come and join me on a journey through Alice in Wonderland…and enjoy the mysteries of this fantastic story…

 

“If everybody minded their own business, the world would go around a great deal faster than it does.”

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland  is an 1865 novel written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll.  It tells of a young girl  falling through a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures. The tale plays with logic, giving the story lasting popularity with adults as well as with children. It is considered to be one of the best examples of the literary nonsense genre. It’s narrative course, structure, characters, and imagery have been enormously influential in both popular culture and literature, especially in the fantasy genre.

Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832-1898), better known by his pen name Lewis Carroll, was an English writer of world-famous children’s fiction, notably Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel Through the Looking-Glass. He was noted for his facility at word play, logic and fantasy

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John Tenniel – Illustration from The Nursery Alice (1890)

 

Sir John Tenniel (28 February 1820 – 25 February 1914) was an English illustrator, graphic humorist, and political cartoonist prominent in the second half of the 19th century. He was knighted for his artistic achievements in 1893. Tenniel is remembered especially as the principal political cartoonist for Punch magazine for over 50 years, and for his illustrations to Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865) and Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There (1871).

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DORIS LESSING ~ THE WAY TO READ BOOKS

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Doris-Lessing
Doris Lessing

 

ONE WAY TO READ A BOOK

In the opinion of the famous writer Doris Lessing there is only one way to read.

“There is only one way to read, which is to browse in libraries and bookshops, picking up books that attract you, reading only those, dropping them when they bore you, skipping the parts that drag-and never, never reading anything because you feel you ought, or because it is part of a trend or a movement. Remember that the book which bores you when you are twenty or thirty will open doors for you when you are forty or fifty-and vise versa. Don’t read a book out of its right time for you. ”
― Doris Lessing

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MARC AND BELLA CHAGALL ~ A LOVE UNION

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Marc and Bella Chagall

MARC AND BELLA CHAGALL ~ A COLORFUL LOVE

“In our life there is a single color, as on an artist’s palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the color of love.”

Marc Chagall

Photo: Marc and Bella Chagall, 1923, by Hugo Erfurth Keep Reading

MONIQUE’S PASSION ~ LIVING AN ARTFUL LIFE

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 Monique’s Passion ~ Living an Artful Life

How did I end up living an Artful life?

I want to start of by telling you a story, a story about my son. It happened some years ago but I remember as if it was yesterday… Keep Reading

THE SURREALITY OF GIORGIO MORANDI

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Still life by Giorgio Morandi

THE SURREALITY/REALITY OF GIORGIO MORANDI.

Giorgio Morandi (1890 -1964) was an Italian painter and printmaker.

“There is nothing more surreal, nothing more abstract than reality.” Keep Reading

THE ENCHANTMENTS OF THE SIRENS

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Sirenes (Sirens) by Charles Edward Boutibonne

THE SIRENS ARE ENCHANTERS

Circe warns Odysseus about the Sirens:

“You will come first of all to the Sirens, who are enchanters Keep Reading

WILLIAM BOUGUEREAU ~ A PASSION FOR PAINTING

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Nymphes et Satyre by William Bouguereau

WILLIAM BOUGUEREAU AND HIS PASSION FOR PAINTING

“Each day I go to my studio full of joy; in the evening when obliged to stop because of darkness I can scarcely wait for the morning to come… My work is not only a pleasure, it has become a necessity. No matter how many other things I have in my life, if I cannot give myself to my dear painting I am miserable.”  (Adolfe-William Bouguereau) Keep Reading

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