Passion Of Art

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CAMILLE CLAUDEL, A FEMALE GENIUS ~ BY MONIQUE LUCY WEBERINK

A Female Genius… “You’re wrong to think it’s about you. You’re a sculptor, Rodin, not a sculpture. You ought to know. I am that old woman with nothing on her bones. And the aging young girl… that’s also me. And the man is me too. Not you. I gave him my toughness. He gave me his emptiness in return. There you are… three times me. The Holy Trinity, trinity of emptiness.” Among the female artists I admire is Camille Claudel a French sculptor and graphic artist who lived from...

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JAVIER ALISTE ~ PAINTER OF MAGICAL SUBCONSCIOUSNESSES

The artist Javier Aliste searches for the syncretism of our current cultural identity. To find his answers he has been researching the Andean world and the idiosyncrasies of the Amazonian people since 1997. In his work of art he uses sacred chromatic and sacred symbolism, which is inspired on the way people live in South America typically Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Chile. Using his heritage of the South American continent – Javier was born in Chile and living in Buenos Aires – where art has always been a mixture...

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EDGAR DEGAS ~ THE MYSTERY OF A PAINTING

A painting requires a little mystery, some vagueness, and some fantasy. When you always make your meaning perfectly plain you end up boring people. Edgar Degas Self portrait 1855

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PAUL CEZANNE ~ FEELINGS & ART

An art which isn’t based on feeling isn’t an art at all… feeling is the principle, the beginning and the end; craft, objective, technique – all these are in the middle. Paul Cezanne Photo: Cezanne in his studio, 1904

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PAUL CEZANNE ~ FEELINGS & ART

An art which isn’t based on feeling isn’t an art at all… feeling is the principle, the beginning and the end; craft, objective, technique – all these are in the middle. Paul Cezanne Photo: Cezanne in his studio, 1904

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MARC CHAGALL ~ ART FROM THE HEART

Marc Chagall and Pablo Picasso, St. Paul de Vence, 1955 -by Philippe Halsman ‘When I work from my heart, almost everything comes right, but when from my head, almost nothing.”

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IT’S A WOMENS WORLD BY MONIQUE LUCY WEBERINK

“How wrong is it for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself?” ~Anais Nin. When I was asked to write a column for an American cultural magazine, my first thought was if I would be able to do this, first of all being European and second – strangely enough – being a woman.  Would I be able to write something interesting that can capture the mind of the American reader? Then I realized this behavior is perhaps just...

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IT'S A WOMENS WORLD BY MONIQUE LUCY WEBERINK

“How wrong is it for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself?” ~Anais Nin. When I was asked to write a column for an American cultural magazine, my first thought was if I would be able to do this, first of all being European and second – strangely enough – being a woman.  Would I be able to write something interesting that can capture the mind of the American reader? Then I realized this behavior is perhaps just...

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CHILDE HASSAM ~ ON TRUE IMPRESSIONISM

The true impressionism is realism. So many people do not observe. They take the ready-made axioms laid down by others, and walk blindly in a rut without trying to see for themselves. Childe Hassam Improvisation

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GIACOMETTI ~ FEELING LIKE A CHILD

“Artistically I am still a child with a whole life ahead of me to discover and create. I want something, but I won’t know what it is until I succeed in doing it.” Alberto Giacometti

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