Brushstrokes

The Angst of Edvard Munch

“I was walking along the road with two friends. The sun set. I felt a tinge of melancholy. Suddenly the sky became a bloody red. I stopped, leaned against the railing, dead tired. And I looked at the flaming clouds that hung like blood and a sword over the blue-black fjord and city. My friends […]

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Romare Bearden – Enchanted Places

The art of writing a note begins with the choice of note paper.  Stationary stores are a treasure trove of possibilities.  Today, I found Pomegranate  notes that highlight Romare Bearden, an American painter (1911-1988).  These watercolours came toward the end of his life, when he used the lush tropical backdrop and unique cultural attributes of the Caribbean island of […]

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The Art of Afternoon Tea

Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea. ~Henry Fielding, “Love in Several Masques” Tea is drunk to forget the din of the world. ~T’ien Yiheng There is a great deal of poetry and fine sentiment in a chest of tea. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, Letters and Social Aims Strange how a teapot can represent […]

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Beginnings

Beginnings always start with definitions so as to supply a baseline for investigation. It seems a logical, and objective, first step in any inquiry. And here is where it gets interesting – art is not easily defined in a few words or paragraphs. There are literally volumes of books and notable libraries that seek to […]

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