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THE ENCHANTMENTS OF THE SIRENS

in Paintings speaking Poetry by
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

in Quoting the Artist ~ Thoughts and Thinking... by
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

EDGAR DEGAS ~ MY ARTIFICIAL HEART

in Quoting the Artist ~ Thoughts and Thinking... by
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“And even this heart of mine has something artificial. The dancers have sewn it into a bag of pink satin, pink satin slightly faded, like their dancing shoes.”
― Edgar Degas (1834-1917)

The Entrance of the Masked Dancers, c. 1884.

TAMARA DE LEMPICKA ~ GLAMOUR STAR

in Muses in a Surreal World by
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…for my inspiration…I liked to go out in the evenings…

and have a good-looking man tell me how beautiful I am

or how great an artist I am –

and he touches my hand … I loved it! – I needed that.

And I had many, many.”

Tamara de Lempicka

Tamara de Lempicka (Łempicka) (16 May 1898 – 18 March 1980), born Maria Górska in Warsaw, Poland, was a Polish Art Deco painter and “the first woman artist to be a glamour star”.

MOORE ~ ON PAINTINGS

in Passion Of Art by
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“The many great paintings of the world, all make the point as clear as possible:

The soul cannot thrive in the absence of art. If you don’t want the pleasure of art, you are not human; and if you are not human, you don’t have a soul.”

ALFRED KUBIN ~ MADNESS

in Art & the Unconscious Mind by
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MADNESS

ALFRED KUBIN

“A person needs a little madness, or else they never dare cut the rope and be free”
NIKOS KAZANTZAKIS

NONA ROSTAGNO ~ ART IS ALL AROUND HER…

in My Artist Friends ~ and their creations... by
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Music in the Air

Nona Rostagno

Nona is  born in the Ukraine, but for political reasons her father left his country in 1943 to live somewhere else. They went to Brazil. The whole family got the Brazilian nationality. In Brazil Nona had the opportunity to study languages, music and specially art.  Her first exhibition was in Germany, in Hamburg, in a Refugee Camp and she was only 5.  Since then she never stopped drawing. Lately she discovered that teaching is marvelous as she is able to help many people emotionally.

The painting we see here is about a person that played near her studio. She didnt know him, but now they are friends. He plays for her, calling her…

ISAAC ISRAELS ~ READING GIRL ON A SOFA

in Women and their Passion for Books by
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“Reading girl on a sofa” 1920
Isaac Israels
Dutch painter

ALFRED STEVENS ~ FEMME AU CHALE DES INDES

in Highlights and Reflections by
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Femme au châle des Indes dans un atelier by Alfred Stevens

CHARLOTTE SALOMON ~ LIFE? OR THEATER?

in Life? or Theater? by
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Charlotte Salomon (April 16, 1917 – October 10, 1943) was a German-Jewish artist born in Berlin. She is primarily remembered as the creator of an autobiographical series of paintings Leben? oder Theater?: Ein Singspiel (Life? or Theatre?: A Singspiel ) consisting of 769 individual works painted between 1941 and 1943 in the south of France, while Salomon was in hiding from the Nazis. In October 1943 she was captured and deported to Auschwitz, where she and her unborn child were “apparently gassed soon after her arrival at the camp”.

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