#Friday Painting: Émile Joachim Constant Puyo “The Straw Hat”

The Straw Hat Today’s painting is a photograph by the French photographer, Émile Joachim Constant Puyo, who lived from 1857 to 1933. I confess that I have never heard of this photographer/artist so chose to feature Émile Puyo’s photograph, “The Straw Hat,” to gain insight into his work and the time when photography was inContinue reading “#Friday Painting: Émile Joachim Constant Puyo “The Straw Hat””

#FridayPainting: French Photographer “Colette”

“You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.” Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, (1873-1954) was a French author, mime, actress, journalist and woman of letters. Known simply as ‘Colette”, she lived during a time of great change and through the tragic upheaval of two world wars. And yet, she stated “Be happy. It’s oneContinue reading “#FridayPainting: French Photographer “Colette””

#FridayPainting: English photographer “Portrait of Virginia Woolf”

My #FridayPainting was not a painting at all.  It was a photograph. The question that came to me: when did photography become art? Perhaps the better question is: when did the art community accept photography as art? When photography first appeared, art galleries believed that photography was a craft and photographers were technicians. Photography became extremelyContinue reading “#FridayPainting: English photographer “Portrait of Virginia Woolf””

The Art of Conversation – Quotation ♦ Zitieren

Originally posted on The World according to Dina:
Siri: “Do you really know what a quote is?” Selma: “A tattoo on the lips.” Siri: “Weißt du, was ein Zitat ist?” Selma: „Klar doch, eine Tätowierung der Lippen.“ When I read Rebecca’s celebration of quotes on her marvellous blog ChasingArt I felt the urge to contradict…

The Art of Words

“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.” Ansel Adams The word “art” may be a simple three-letter word, but its definition is as broad and deep as the scope of human accomplishments.  Most think of the visual arts of painting, photography, printmaking orContinue reading “The Art of Words”