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/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 SIRENS ARE ENCHANTERS Circe warns Odysseus about the Sirens: “You will come first of all to the Sirens, who are enchantersKeep Reading
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…Keep Reading
Some Wisdom by Fernando Pessoa From The Book of Disquiet written by Fernando Pessoa. (1888-1935) “What can I expect from myself? My sensation in all their horrible acuity, and a profound awareness of feeling. A sharp mind that only destroys me, and an unusual capacity for dreaming to keep me entertained. A dead will and…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? It is very funny that Rousseau painted all these exotic landscapes while he neverKeep Reading