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Abortion (By Paula Rego)

By Rego, Paula – Series about Abortion. Untitled, number 4

Dear Sisters, a few weeks ago I went with a friend to see an art exhibition. I liked it a lot and so did she. A few days later, I went to the same exhibition and that second friend did not like anything. The surprising thing is that the first friend hardly sees exhibitions of art and nevertheless the second yes that usually does it. In one of the series exposed the protagonists were women who were going to abort. Of course, the three of us are undoubtedly supporters of abortion, so that the issue was not subject to disagreement between anyone. The difference was that works were exposed in which the author narrated situations sometimes dreamy and sometimes nightmare. The husband of the second friend who also is a draftsman, agreed with my opinion that his wife had a very literary vision towards art. On the contrary the first friend was with a very open minded and willing to enjoy without any prejudice or condition and as a person with a lot of sensitivity got it without me forcing their natural perception at all.

All this brings me what I studied in the University, about ‘Significance’ and ‘Meaningfulness‘. That is, on the one hand the graphic part that represents and on the other side the represented theme. Sometimes the word and the image can be turned away and some artists can use that as a game. With the first friend we agreed to one of the works in which what we were contemplating did not convey the feeling of what the title would have suggested. For example a title for a heartbreaking situation represented with a style and a treatment of materials and color, delicate, subtle or exuberant. This aspect or game, is of interest to those who are also authors of our works.

In the exhibition there are engravings, oils and other techniques, but in my opinion they highlight works made with pastel by the unusual of its large formats.

Paula Rego, when she is interested in it, is a privileged heiress of Henri Matisse’s originality of color, of Goya’s early expressionism, of Rubens’s strokes, or of the mastery of lights as in the works of the French prince of pastel technique Was Maurice Quentin of La Tour. She is not a simply great artist, in my opinion she is a giant artist.

If you come to Barcelona, do not miss this complete exhibition that will be until  OCT 08-2017 (La Rambla, 99 – Free entrance)
Here you have an interesting link:

http://ajuntament.barcelona.cat/lavirreina/es/exposiciones/lexico-familiar/121

Thanks so much for your visit and Cheers!

 

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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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Saints’ day. Christopher

By Guercino - Christopher, the giant saint, holds a branch of palm tree while the child is grasped to his long hair and carrying the orb

By Guercino – Christopher, the giant saint, holds a branch of palm tree while the child is grasped to his long hair and carrying the orb

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Nocturne and fancying

By McNeill Whistler, J. A.- The river Thames in the night

By McNeill Whistler, J. A.- The river Thames in the night

By Hockney - Sleeper

By Hockney – Sleeper

By Friedrich - Nocturnal landscape

By Friedrich – Nocturnal landscape

By Ernst, M. - Beautiful season

By Ernst, M. – Beautiful season

By Miró - Personages, blue moon and star

By Miró – Personages, blue moon and star

By Millet - Fishermen

By Millet – Fishermen

By Carrà, Carlo - Untitled

By Carrà, Carlo – Untitled

By Bosch, H. - The forest that hears and the field that sees

By Bosch, H. – The forest that hears and the field that sees

By Nash - At night

By Nash – At night

By Dix - Untitled

By Dix – Untitled

By Redon, Odilon - The giant

By Redon, Odilon – The giant

By Van Gogh - Beside the colliery

By Van Gogh – Beside the colliery

By Moreau, Gustave - Dolphin and monkey

By Moreau, Gustave – Dolphin and monkey

By Tàpies, Antoni - Head turned

By Tàpies, Antoni – Head turned

By McNeill Whistler, J. A. - The square in the night

By McNeill Whistler, J. A. – The square in the night

By Hopper - Outdoor waiting the night

By Hopper – Outdoor waiting the night

By Tzara, Tristan - Untitled

By Tzara, Tristan – Untitled

By Fragonard - The bedtime and the nighties

By Fragonard – The bedtime and the nighties

By Otto Runge, Philip - The night

By Otto Runge, Philip – The night

By Gauguin - The black wild boars and the night meeting

By Gauguin – The black wild boars and the night meeting

By Dalí - Cannibalism with objects

By Dalí – Cannibalism with objects

By Rops, Felicien - 'Pornocrates'

By Rops, Felicien – ‘Pornocrates’

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