Leisure

Lithography pencilHi folks, the pencil I’m holding in this picture it’s the kind used to draw on a stone. At university in Fine Arts, I chose the speciality in Engraving and Print Techniques for the fourth and fifth courses. One day the teacher showed us in a corner of the atelier, a bunch of stones ready to practise Lithography. All these had different format, and my choosing was for a squared one. Below you can see my little contribution to this post, ‘The players’.

Thank so much for your visit!

By Cézanne - Bathing in the lake

By Cézanne – Bathing in the lake

By Munch - Woman resting on the bed, the morning after

By Munch – Woman resting on the bed, the morning after

By Benois, Aleksandr Nikoláyevich - The Neva river in Saint Petersburg

By Benois, Aleksandr Nikoláyevich – The Neva river in Saint Petersburg

By Bellows, George Wesley - Struggle in the ring

By Bellows, George Wesley – Struggle in the ring

By Avercamp, Hendrick - An outdoor scene with some skaters

By Avercamp, Hendrick – An outdoor scene with some skaters

By Hopper, E. - Study of a bored salesclerk

By Hopper, E. – Study of a bored salesclerk

By Grosz, George - In the wine bar

By Grosz, George – In the wine bar

By Rembrandt - Three men in a inner while a golf player is coming in

By Rembrandt – Three men in a inner while a golf player is coming in

By Vernier, Emile L. - Two breton girls seated on the grass

By Vernier, Emile L. – Two breton girls seated on the grass

By Bonnard, Pierre - A woman in the bathtub beside a dog seated on a carpet

By Bonnard, Pierre – A woman in the bathtub beside a dog seated on a carpet

By Laborde, Chas - The cinema usher

By Laborde, Chas – The cinema usher

By myself - The players

By myself – The players

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‘To Music’ The same meaning of Franz Schubert’s ‘An die Musik’

Dear followers and friends, maybe the most important discovering of the humanity for our mood’s wellness would be the music. In my life, I’m embraced to a rounded  ‘float’ now. But this was not made with plastic, because is an infinite music sheet, so powerful against my daily pains and troubles.  
I am a lover of all kinds of music. Within each style I have my personal preferences, but love all the musical genres, from north to south, from east to west and, from the oldest until music made today.

The prestigious german record label ECM was born with the famous motto “the most beautiful sound after silence”. Silence is not only a bliss to our ears, but also an indispensable measure of time in music. Here all the musicians that appear in this post are in ‘pause’, a true chance to us for  concentrate our senses in our beholding.

Thanks a lot as ever and let’s enjoy, remember to click pause when you finish. Music is nourishing a lot of hearts.

By Picasso - Concert given at dawn. 'Aubade'

By Picasso – Concert given at dawn. ‘Aubade’

By Matisse - A teacher holding some scores, while the student is with her guitar

By Matisse – A teacher holding some scores, while the student is with her guitar

By Leloir, Alexandre L. - Moroccan woman playing an instrument of four strings

By Leloir, Alexandre L. – Moroccan woman playing an instrument of four strings

By Kandinsky - Private concert

By Kandinsky – Private concert

By Chagall, Marc - A musician in the night

By Chagall, Marc – A musician in the night

By anonymous author of 14 th century. Detail of a parchment depicting the twisted dance of princess Salome

By anonymous author of 14 th century. Detail of a parchment depicting the twisted dance of princess Salome

By Barbari, Jacopo de - A satyr plays for his family

By Barbari, Jacopo de – A satyr plays for his family

By Daumier - The drummer

By Daumier – The drummer

By Dürer - The bagpiper

By Dürer – The bagpiper

By Warhol, Andy - Sketch of a Gibson guitar for a cover of a record by Kenny Burrell

By Warhol, Andy – Sketch of a Gibson guitar for a cover of a record by Kenny Burrell

By Dufy, Raoul - The intermission of an orchestra

By Dufy, Raoul – The intermission of an orchestra

By myself - A saxophonist in a jam session

By myself – A saxophonist in a jam session

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Saints’ day. Clair, Claire, Clare and also Clara

By anonymous german author of15th century - Saint Clare holding a sacred vessel in a flowery meadow at the sunset

By anonymous german author of  15th century – Saint Clare holding a sacred vessel in a flowery meadow at the sunset

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Plants, trees, botanical and still life

By Dufy, Raoul - Still-life with pears and lemons

By Dufy, Raoul – Still-life with pears and lemons

By Matisse - Study of the leafs of 'Cercis siliquastrum' tree also called the 'Love's Tree' and 'Judas' Tree'

By Matisse – Study of the leafs of ‘Cercis siliquastrum’ tree also called the ‘Love’s Tree’ and ‘Judas’ Tree’

By Bairei, Kono - Study of grass

By Bairei, Kono – Study of grass

By Coetzer, K. - Plant nursery

By Coetzer, K. – Plant nursery

By Ophey, Walter - Walkers under a grove

By Ophey, Walter – Walkers under a grove

By Cézanne - Unknown title

By Cézanne – Unknown title

By Nolde, Emil - Poppies

By Nolde, Emil – Poppies

By Cross, Henri E. - The blue pine

By Cross, Henri E. – The blue pine

By Sillett, James - White grapes

By Sillett, James – White grapes

By Braque, Georges - Sketch about a creeper

By Braque, Georges – Sketch about a creeper

By Greenaway, Kate - A flower pot

By Greenaway, Kate – A flower pot

By O'keeffe, Georgia - Red bouquet

By O’keeffe, Georgia – Red bouquet

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Kindred

By Vouet, Simon - The artist's daughter holding a white bird

By Vouet, Simon – The artist’s daughter holding a white bird

By Dürer - His younger brother Hans

By Dürer – His younger brother Hans

By Pissarro - Portrait of his daughter Jeanne-Rachel also called 'Minette'

By Pissarro – Portrait of his daughter Jeanne-Rachel also called ‘Minette’

By Munch - A portrait of his daughter Laura

By Munch – A portrait of his daughter Laura

By Klee - Brothers and sisters

By Klee – Brothers and sisters

By Kustodiev, Boris M. - Portrait of Yulia the artist's wife

By Kustodiev, Boris M. – Portrait of Yulia the artist’s wife

By Rubens - A portrait of Clara Serena daughter of the painter

By Rubens – A portrait of Clara Serena daughter of the painter

By Helleu, Paul C. - The artist's wife with her daughter Paulette

By Helleu, Paul C. – The artist’s wife with her daughter Paulette

By Cézanne - Marie-Hortense Fiquet, his wife

By Cézanne – Marie-Hortense Fiquet, his wife

By Rembrandt - A portrait of his father (Harman Gerrits)

By Rembrandt – A portrait of his father (Harman Gerrits)

By Monet - Michel  the son of Claude and Camille Monet

By Monet – Michel the son of Claude and Camille Monet

By Gramatté, Walter - A portrait of Sonia his second wife while she is writing

By Gramatté, Walter – A portrait of Sonia his second wife while she is writing

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After title of the plays. The Love and the Death

Dear followers and friends, today here are some sketches, drawings, engravings, illustrations… (don’t matter how we could call them) made after title of plays: theatre, literature, movies, musicals, TV series, etc. The 8th picture is an sketch by Munch. Maybe someday I will classify each author with his most important topic, and Edvard had a life determined by deep feelings about the LOVE AND THE DEATH and this is obvious  if we realize the details on his works. So, this artist made some sketches like ‘Carrion’ (dead rotten flesh) after a poem by Baudelaire, that was really awesome. Definitely THE LOVE AND THE DEATH, and these extreme sensations when they are mixed achieve a deep passion.

So, about this thought, I just want to suggest a great song ‘My skin’, composed after a real narration of a woman that realizes that her couple can’t make love with her because she is dying.

'My skin' song(Album Ophelia) by Natalie MerchantAlso a dreadful and great film ‘Amour’ (maybe the best of my last ten years of cinema) about their late and deep love between an old couple.

'Amour' the film by Michael HanekeAnd finally about the 12th picture, the sketch by Blake, Quentin, I linked some frivolous but delicious pictures about a literature play fitted for TV ‘Brideshead Revisited’ (perhaps this language was promoted with the lushness of british works).

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Well folks, I admire your sensitivity that always you displayed like exquisite beholders. Thanks for your visit and enjoy!

Here are the sketches

By Petrov-Vodkin - Sketch for the play 'The Karamazov Brothers' wrote by Dostoevsky

By Petrov-Vodkin – Sketch for the play ‘The Karamazov Brothers’ wrote by Dostoyevski

By Daumier - Don Quixote and Sancho Panza trotting. The characters by Cervantes in 'El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha'

By Daumier – Don Quixote and Sancho Panza trotting. The characters by Cervantes in ‘El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha’

By Delacroix - Scene depicting the devil with Dante under the appeal of the alluring canto in his work 'The Divine Comedy'

By Delacroix – Scene depicting the devil with Dante under the appeal of the alluring canto in his work ‘The Divine Comedy’

By Matisse - Scene of Ulysses overcoming Polyphemus the cyclop, blinding the unique eye of the giant. Drawing from James Joyce's 'Ulysses'

By Matisse – Scene of Ulysses overcoming Polyphemus the cyclop, blinding the unique eye of the giant. Drawing from James Joyce’s ‘Ulysses’

By Quagli, Giuseppe - The cemetery where Don Juan hears the voice from beyond the grave. The Mozart's opera 'Don Giovanni'

By Quagli, Giuseppe – The cemetery where Don Juan hears the voice from beyond the grave. The Mozart’s opera ‘Don Giovanni’

By Thomson, Hugh - Scene in a parlor. From 'Pride and Prejudice' by Jane Austen

By Thomson, Hugh – Scene in a parlor. From ‘Pride and Prejudice’ by Jane Austen

By Blake, William - Lear and Cordelia in prison. 'King Lear' by Shakespeare

By Blake, William – Lear and Cordelia in prison. ‘King Lear’ by Shakespeare

By Munch - A carrion. 'Une charogne' Sketch for 'Les Fleurs du Mal' by Charles Baudelaire

By Munch – A carrion. ‘Une charogne’ Sketch for ‘Les Fleurs du Mal’ by Charles Baudelaire

By Zichy, Mihály - Scene about 'Hamlet' by Shakespeare

By Zichy, Mihály – Scene about ‘Hamlet’ by Shakespeare

By Dalí - Don Quixote standing and Sancho riding his ass. 'El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha' by Cervantes

By Dalí – Don Quixote standing and Sancho riding his ass. ‘El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha’ by Cervantes

By Bakst, Leon Nikolayevich - Illustration for the ballet 'The Firebird' by Igor Stravinsky

By Bakst, Leon Nikolayevich – Illustration for the ballet ‘The Firebird’ by Igor Stravinsky

By Blake, Quentin - Aloysius, the teddy bear, observed by Sebastian and Charles. 'Brideshead Revisited' by Evelyn Waugh

By Blake, Quentin – Aloysius, the teddy bear, observed by Sebastian and Charles. ‘Brideshead Revisited’ by Evelyn Waugh

By Beardsley, Aubrey - The floral motif illustration for 'Salome' by Oscar Wilde

By Beardsley, Aubrey – The floral motif illustration for ‘Salome’ by Oscar Wilde

By Cardi, Ludovico - Lucifer. 'The Divine Comedy' by Dante Alighieri

By Cardi, Ludovico – Lucifer. ‘The Divine Comedy’ by Dante Alighieri

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Animals everything. Warning!

Dear followers and friends, I’ve never felt myself any special defensor of animals, but today I want to appeal your attention.
Please browse to the third picture, the simian of the drawing by Hendrick Goltzius tied with a chain at its neck, and now please look at the gaze of this creature and you will understand that it’s supplicating mercy from humans.
Let me suggest a book, and by the by, I think this had to be obligatory to discuss at the schools. This is ‘The Lives of Animals’  by J.M. Coetzee.
Coetzee’s work debates the establishing of morality and appeals to the ethics with a so interesting and amazing way, sometimes like a novel and sometimes  immersed in the world of philosophy.
The colorful and lovely first sketch by Franz Marc is dedicated to a very cherished friend of mine: Sara P. Lorenzo. An spanish psychologist woman and in this case another defensor of animals, particularly admirer of wolves. She always knows to teach something with her speciality. Here is the access to her blog:

SARA RETSara P. Lorenzo (Clinical Psychologist specialist in Psychopathology and Health)

Thanks so much for your visit, and enjoy the pictures!

By Marc, Franz - Abstract composition with two wolves

By Marc, Franz – Abstract composition with two wolves

By Crawhall, Joseph - Sketch of a stork

By Crawhall, Joseph – Sketch of a stork

By Goltzius, Hendrick - A seated monkey tied with a chain at its neck

By Goltzius, Hendrick – A seated monkey tied with a chain at its neck

By Van Gogh - Studies of flies

By Van Gogh – Studies of flies

By Klee - Fishes of the deep waters

By Klee – Fishes of the deep waters

By De’Grassi, Giovannino. 14th century - Some studies about leopards and other animals

By De’Grassi, Giovannino. 14th century – Some studies about leopards and other animals

By White, John - Study of a crab

By White, John – Study of a crab

By Delacroix - Head of a lion

By Delacroix – Head of a lion

By De Gheyn, the Younger, Jacques - A toad

By De Gheyn, the Younger, Jacques – A toad

By Hokkei, Tokiyuki - The snake and the gourds

By Hokkei, Tokiyuki – The snake and the gourds

By Tiepolo - A bunch of punchinello observing an elephant

By Tiepolo – A bunch of punchinello observing an elephant

By Warhol - The giant panda

By Warhol – The giant panda

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