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Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky P. II

Dear Wonderful Reader,

Here is Part 2 of Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky’s art. He was born on July 29, 1817 in Feodosia. He was a Romantic Russian painter from an Armenian descent. He lived in a poor household and gained fame at the of 25. Aivazovsky was unaffected by his new found fame and wealth, he lived a humble life by the (Black) sea  which he was fascinated with as evident in his paintings.

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Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky (1817-1900)

Dear Wonderful Reader,

I am speechless.

I will try to muster the ability to summarize what I love about those paintings:

  • The delicate use of color
  • The amazingly beautiful light
  • The tranquility of the seascapes
  • The fury of the seascapes
  • The true to life waves

On to the paintings…

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American Shipping off the Rock of Gibraltar (1873), oil on canvas, 70 x 58.5 cm

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Saying I Love You First…

I love you!

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I know that women aren’t supposed to say I love you first, but I am down to break all the rules here. I just wanted you to know that I love you… You’re probably freaked out, but I just can’t imagine saying that to anyone except you. And even though we may not be on the same page yet, I am not ashamed of how I feel about you. I don’t wanna fight my feelings for you, I wanna nurture them because they’re beautiful.  And don’t you worry about hurting me and all that BS, because I can take care of myself pretty well. (And why do you assume I’ll be the one getting hurt anyways?!) But, I choose to be here because I want to and I want YOU. I can easily divert my attention from this, live my life (like I was before), and have this with someone new. But, I just don’t see the point cause I already have this with you and I want you and (baby) you’re worth it.

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All I want from you is to see you… Let’s just hang out and see how it goes…just go with it and trust me, it won’t be so bad ;)!”

-Unknown

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“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”

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Françoise de Felice Ghostly Art

Dear Wonderful Reader,

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Carlin, 2012

I am absolutely mesmerized with French-Italian artist, Françoise de Felice ghostly paintings to the point that I sat down, thought hard and came up with a few theories to explain her work.

But first, I should let you enjoy this crazy ride!

L'Amazone
L’amazone, “The Horsewoman”
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Les souliers rouges, “The Red Shoes”
Bord de mer
Bord de mer, “Seaside”
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L’oiseau bleu, “Bluebird”
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Insousciance, “Recklessness”, 2011
L'heure blanche, "The White Hour", 2011
L’heure blanche, “The White Hour”, 2011
Conte d'automne, "Autumn Tale"
Conte d’automne, “Autumn Tale”
Vernissage, 2012, "Varnishing"
Vernissage, 2012, “Varnishing”
Les dames du poète, "The Ladies of the Poet"
Les dames du poète, “The Ladies of the Poet”
Visite au musée, "Museum Visit"
Visite au musée, “Museum Visit”

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555841_633538400000011_403548658_nHow cool is this dog!!! Notice the contrast between the openness of his body language and the warmth in his eyes versus the owner’s stiff body stance and aloof stare. Nonetheless, it looks like the dog loves its owner just as she is! She probably likes him too since she’s letting him cling to her, despite her pearls and expensive clothes.

Theory #1

I love that her paintings look like the surreal fragments of a beautiful dream blending in together. They remind of that moment when you first wake up after having a series of dreams. And how when you try to recall your dreams your brain kinda shows you different snippents of them and you feel like you remember them exactly, yet you can’t verbalize them into words cause their so distorted.

Theory #2

Felice’s work is very psychological as her paintings explore the human psyche and how the human isn’t just a “human”. Instead, we are our spirit, soul, body, mind and God knows what else! All those parts are fighting to be prominent and dominate or rather to be their own distinctive entites. Next to that internal battle, there is a also an external battle with fellow humans (and they could be the closest people to you such as your kids, siblings, or friends as some paintings suggest), animals and outside forces. The art work showcases that ultimately those battles can be won or rather tolerated and all those forces and entities can live harmoniously. Also, they suggest that messy relationships, frustration, and struggle add passion to life and make it more beautiful, and interesting.

Theory #3

Stream of consciousness!

 

P.S I’m interested to know what do you think those paintings represent!

 

 

Sophisticated Sunday: Sir Frank Dicksee

Dear Wonderful Reader,

It’s no wonder that Victorian painter, Sir Frank Dicksee centered his works around great literary works and epic scenes.  I am very fascinated by his ability to tell stories through his paintings.

  • Born: November 27, 1853, London, United Kingdom
  • Died: October 17, 1928

Fun Facts

  • Dicksee was knighted in 1925 (hence, the “Sir” that precedes his name).
  • His father Thomas Francis Dicksee (1819-1895), his sister Margaret Isabel (1858-1903) and brother Herbert Thomas (1862-1942) were also painters, as was his uncle John Robert Dicksee (1817-1905). So pretty much talent runs in the whole family!

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