thehuzzingsea

'So long as I remain alive and well I shall continue to feel strongly about prose style, to love the surface of the earth, and to take a pleasure in solid objects and scraps of useless information.' ― George Orwell

Category: Painting

Wildly Inventive Sigmar Polke

Sigmar Polke: Mao [1972]

 

Excellent article from the New York Review of Books:

http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2014/jun/19/wildly-inventive-sigmar-polke/

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Paul Cézanne

‘I decided against flowers. They wither on the instant. Fruits are more loyal. It is as if they were begging forgiveness for losing their colour. The idea is exuded from them together with their fragrance. They come to you laden with scents, tell you of the fields they have left behind, the rain that nourished them, the dawns they have seen.

Still Life with Apples [c. 1890]

‘When you translate the skin of a beautiful peach in opulent strokes, or the melancholoy of an old apple, you sense their mutual reflections, the same mild shadows of relinquishment, the same loving sun, the same reflections of dew…’

Forms of Love: Readings in Poetry

Maria Johnston, Poetry Critic

Emma Jane Healey

Exploring the world of heritage, art and culture

London pub crawls

A blog on pub crawling, and beer generally, in London

On The Beak

Boxing News & Opinion

Author M.B. Keen

Sharing Writing Tips, Book Reviews, and More

Joshi Daniel Photography

Images of People Photoblog

northumberlandia

Musings from the North Country

A SILVER VOICE FROM IRELAND

An Eclectic mix of items from a 'senior' blogger in Ireland looking at the past and keeping an eye on the present.

THE WORLD WON'T LISTEN

Lauren Murphy on music

The Fluff Is Raging

Flufferings on Arts, Culture and the Perpetual Allure of Uma Thurman by an Irish ex-pat currently at large in Canada

niallmcardle

Words are my bag ...

The Dead Queen of Bohemia

The online site of poet and novelist Jenni Fagan

Asylum

John Self's Shelves