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
The exotic world of Henri Rousseau
“When…I see the strange plants of exotic lands, it seems to me that I enter into a dream.”
Henri Rousseau (1844-1910)
Henri Rousseau one of France’s best realist painters?
I wish I could do whatever I liked behind the curtain of “madness”. Then: I’d arrange flowers, all day long, I’d paint; pain, love and tenderness, I would laugh as much as I feel like at the stupidity of others, and they would all say: “Poor thing, she’s crazy!” (Above all I would laugh at my own stupidity.) I would build my world which while I lived, would be in agreement with all the worlds. The day, or the hour, or the minute that I lived would be mine and everyone else’s – my madness would not be an escape from “reality”.”
― Frida Kahlo
Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird, was painted by Frida Kahlo in 1940.