D.h. Lawrence ~ A Woman Can Not Be Herself
"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
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
"Mon coeur pleure d'autrefois" 1889 by Fernand Khnopff
Belgian 1858-1921
Vlastimil Hoffman ~ Under The Rainbow
"Under the Rainbow"
Vlastimil Hoffman
Gustave Moreau ~ Leda

Gustave Moreau (1826-1898)

Watercolour with gouache
21 x 34 cm
(8.27" x 13.39")
Gustave Moreau Museum (Paris, France)


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
Guardian Spirit of the Water

Odilon Redon
Odilon Redon ~ The Monster
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
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
Portrait of Violette Heymann
Odilon Redon ~ Magical Painter
Born: 1840, Bordeaux, France
Died: 1916, Paris, France

Odilon Redon was mainly self-taught as a painter. He lived in Bordeaux and Paris. Until he was in his fifties he worked almost exclusively in black and white, in charcoal drawings and lithographs. In 1867 he exhibited an etching at the Salon. Redon was a great admirer of Eugène Delacroix (1798-1863). Later he also met Corot, Courbet and Fantin-Latour. He exhibited for the first time in 1881 at the gallery of the journal "La vie moderne". In 1884 he was a co-founder of the "indépendants". For years he only did copper engravings, but in 1886 he exhibited at the 8th Impressionist exhibition and with Les Vingt in Brussels. During the 1890's Redon turned to painting and revealed remarkable powers as a colorist that had lain dormant and began to do Symbolist work. Also, in 1890, a friendship began with Gauguin, and he came in close contact with the poet Mallarme in 1891. An exhibition was arranged in his honour by symbolist painters at Durand-Ruel's in 1899. After a serious illness in 1894-95, he began to work with pastels and oils again in a relaxed style, using brighter and more intense colors. Redon was given a prominent place in Dents' group-portrait "Hommage à Cézanne". His flower pieces, in particular, were much admired by Matisse, and the surrealists also regarded Redon as one of their precursors. During 1909-1916 he lived a life of withdrawal and meditation at Bièvres, near Paris.