Tag Archives: Art

The sense of the beautiful

“A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the … Continue reading

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Throbbing with rich treasures

“Develop an interest in life as you see it; the people, things, literature, music – the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself.” ~Henry Miller (via amandaonwriting) ________________________________________________________________ Robert Delaunay, The Windows … Continue reading

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Renoir at work

A beautiful film of the great Impressionist painter Renoir at work. Helping him is his son; the other man in the film is Sacha Guitry, the man who made the film. Love the film. And I love the music – … Continue reading

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Summer Landscape

Lazy days are here. I spend hours sitting on the deck. Reading, listening, watching. Learning. Feasting my eyes on the art of Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee and Robert Delaunay. I feel my brain zapping … surely those are endorphins being released … Continue reading

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Take a line for a walk

“When performing Bach one is constantly reminded of Paul Klee’s dictum that the art of drawing is ‘taking a line for a walk’.” ~ Peter Hill _______________________________________________________________ Quote by Peter Hill, in the liner notes of his recording of Bach’s … Continue reading

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Life is better

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“Rule” should be a four-letter word

Ersatz: being a usually artificial and inferior substitute or imitation. (Merriam-Webster) “Works of art make rules; rules do not make works of art.” This quote by Debussy was Wednesday’s post. I didn’t think a lot about it – just wanted … Continue reading

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Manuscript Art

The time, the talent and skill, the imagination it takes to create this – we’ve lost a bit of beauty with the ease and sterility of computer programs. Johann Sebastian Bach’s Kunst Der Fuge.  First Edition, Contrapunctus 1, Pg.12   ________________________________________________________________ … Continue reading

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Language is unable to explain music

“No matter how painfully exact music might be notated nor how carefully protected from double meanings by indications of tempi, dynamics, phrases, accents, etc., it always contains hidden elements which cannot be clearly defined, for language is unable to explain … Continue reading

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Art is dangerous.

“Art is dangerous. It is one of the attractions: when it ceases to be dangerous you don’t want it.” ~Duke Ellington ______________________________________________________________ Image: Santango. This Tumblr blog includes an impressive playlist of tangos. Perfect Saturday music! Related post: Duke Ellington … Continue reading

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Blogs worth exploring

A few treasures I’ve discovered in the last few weeks: Weird Music History – You won’t find a bio of Bach or Chopin here. You will find snippets of interesting trivia from Beethoven, the Beatles, and beyond – written/compiled by … Continue reading

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Art makes us human

Art makes us human. Art is the connection between one person and another, something that hasn’t been done before, something that might not work. ~Seth Godin ________________________________________________________________ Quote: Seth Godin Image: CHRISTOPHERJH Related articles More Seth Godin in Conversation (coffeemuses.com)

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