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GEORGE FREDERICK WATTS ~ I PAINT IDEAS

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“I paint ideas, not things. My intention is less to paint works that are pleasing to the eye than to suggest great thoughts which will speak to the imagination and the heart and will arouse all that is noblest and best in man.”

George Frederick Watts (1817-1904)

Female Figure
Plaster

George Frederick Watts
The Wife of Pygmalion
1868

D.H. LAWRENCE ~ A WOMAN CAN NOT BE HERSELF

in The words that make sense... brilliant writings by writers... by
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“She felt him invisibly master her spirit”

The Fox (1923)

“A woman cannot be herself, cannot be essentially a woman, until she submerges herself in the male”

D.H. Lawrence

(1885 -1930)

NESTOR MARTIN ~ POEM OF THE ATLANTIC/POEMA DEL ATLANTICO

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Poema del Atlantico/La Noche (1917-1918  Poem of the Atlantic/Night by Nestor Martin- Fernandez de la Torre

This painting is part of the series called Poem of the Atlantic, painting of the Atlantic Ocean in various times of the day and night.

Nestor Martin (1887-1938) is the only Canaries painter, who being part of the symbolist and modernist European currents, left a major collection of work, one that is an essential part of these movements.

The first thing I did when I came to Gran Canaria was visiting Las Palmas and the wonderful Museo Nestor where one can admire Nestor’s collection of paintings. I was impressed and I still am!!! What a great painter coming from Gran Canaria…

FERNAND KHNOPFF ~ MY HEART IS CRYING

in Art & the Unconscious Mind by
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“Mon coeur pleure d’autrefois” 1889 by Fernand Khnopff
Belgian 1858-1921

VLASTIMIL HOFFMAN ~ UNDER THE RAINBOW

in Art & the Unconscious Mind by
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“Under the Rainbow”
Vlastimil Hoffman
Poland
Symbolist

GUSTAVE MOREAU ~ LEDA

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Leda

Gustave Moreau (1826-1898)

Watercolour with gouache
c1875-c1880
21 x 34 cm
(8.27″ x 13.39″)
Gustave Moreau Museum (Paris, France)

LEDA

Come not with kisses

not with caresses

of hands and lips and murmurings;

come with a hiss of wings

and sea-touch tip of a beak

antr treading of wet, webbed, wave-working feet

into the marsh-soft belly.

DH. LAWRENCE (1885-1930)

Leda, 1865-1875

Gustave Moreau

ODILON REDON ~ GUARDIAN SPIRIT OF THE WATER

in Odilon Redon ~ Painter of Magical Dreams and Surreal Reality... by
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Guardian Spirit of the Water

Odilon Redon

ODILON REDON ~ THE MONSTER

in Odilon Redon ~ Painter of Magical Dreams and Surreal Reality... by
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While I recognize the necessity for a basis of observed reality… true art lies in a reality that is felt.”

The Monster
Odilon Redon

ODILON REDON ~ ON HIS ORIGINALITY

in Odilon Redon ~ Painter of Magical Dreams and Surreal Reality... by
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My originality consists in putting the logic of the visible to the service of the invisible.
Odilon Redon

Profil de Lumiere

ODILON REDON ~ PAINTER OF ILLUSIONS

in Odilon Redon ~ Painter of Magical Dreams and Surreal Reality... by
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Portrait of Violette Heymann

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