lundi 28 juillet 2008
Let's see one common point in their personality.
"At the age of six I wanted to be a cook. At seven I wanted to be Napoleon. And my ambition has been growing steadily ever since.”Dali
My mother said to me, "If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope." Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso.
They were both, immensely self confident, almost megalomaniacs.
Dali speaking about Picasso : "Picasso is spanish,so do I. Picasso is a painter : so do I. Picasso is communist : neither do I…”. Isn't that way to tell things is funny ?
samedi 26 juillet 2008
vendredi 25 juillet 2008
It reminds me a poem of Paul Verlaine:
Le ciel est, par-dessus le toit...
Si bleu, si calme !
Un arbre, par-dessus le toit,
Berce sa palme.
La cloche, dans le ciel qu'on voit,
Un oiseau sur l'arbre qu'on voit
Chante sa plainte.
Mon Dieu, mon Dieu, la vie est là,
Simple et tranquille.
Cette paisible rumeur-là
Vient de la ville.
--Qu'as-tu fait, ô toi que voilà
Pleurant sans cesse,
Dis, qu'as-tu fait, toi que voilà,
De ta jeunesse ?
(Translation of G. Hall, 1947):
The sky-blue smiles above the roof
A green tree rears above the roof
Its waving crest.
The church-bell in the windless sky
,A skylark soaring in the sky
My God, my God, all life is there,
Simple and sweet.
The soothing bee-hive murmur there
Comes from the street.
What have you done, ô you that weep
In the glad sun,
Say, with your youth, you man that weep,
What have you done?
jeudi 24 juillet 2008
"It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child."
Look at the perspective.
And its shadow. Specially, the one of the arm.
Go and make your proposal.
Very impressive, and unusual for a surrealist paintor.
He is spanish.
From the 20th century.
As surprising as it seems, the paintor is Salvador DALI.
Megalomania in the air
"Every morning when I wake up, I experience an exquisite joy - the joy of being Salvador Dalí - and I ask myself in rapture: What wonderful things this Salvador Dalí is going to accomplish today?" - Salvador Felipe Jacinto Dalí
I'm not surrealists'fan, maybe I'm too much realist. Sorry for his devotee.
But I admit that I've watch once this painting of Christ of Saint John of the Cross, years and years ago, and never forget it. I realize with this artwork, that Dali was a great realist painter too, in this particular occasion. I learnt, at this time, not to judge immediately.
If you search more you can even find this one, in an other style, but also very realist.
That's my selection. Maybe it wouldn't be yours.
jeudi 17 juillet 2008
You're arrived to visit our French Sky.
You'll visit Le Louvre.
And its curiosity.
Too bad you passed so fast!
Transit by Paris, then go and watch other Skies all over the world,
your travel agency is
I wish you a great trip.
vendredi 11 juillet 2008
“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." Oscar Wilde
“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow" Albert Einstein
“In all thing it is better to hope than to despair" Goethe
jeudi 10 juillet 2008
jeudi 3 juillet 2008
mercredi 2 juillet 2008
Today is the end of school year for my 3 children.
Let's 'take stock' (can I say that?) of this year of study for each of them.
These 4 next fantastics photographies are from Doisneau, a great, great artist
So, as soon as she hasn't understood that she must work harder than what it is asked by each of her professor when she goes home, she won't be able to progress. We and her professors are waiting for a miracle. Maybe, next year.....
What is conforting me is that many students repeat this 10th grade class level, here. Many of her previous classmates from the college will repeat. Maybe that previous school wasn't so good. And she's certainly LAZY, furthermore.
I prefer that she repeats one more year, than trying to continue, having hard times. And she's so 'open' that she'll easily make new friends, that's not a problem for her.
This one is Olivier style.
Olivier has always worked correctly, I just have to control his work. He got good grades, without me helping him all the time (as it was with Alex.). He'll enter in 8th grade next year. He doesn't like particularly school, but he gets the will to 'win' good grades, it's like a game for him. As younger, he's proud to work better than his sister. A revenge to be the youngest child, I guess.
a Cartier-Bresson's photography to illustrate Gabriel's mind.
Everybody know that we begin a career at the age of 4. : )
What you'll be as an adult worker is determined at this age! I wonder when boys catch up? because everyone know that if the progress was constant from childhood to adult age, women would be at all the responsabilities jobs, given, as children, they're always more mature than boys, and ahead of them.
And, for the curious people here, I, their mother, haven't repeated a class in my entire school career. Then, I began to work, and then I reapeated many times, see the quizz! In fact, I 'm born to study, when I want, and what I want and . . . . . being a mom, I'm very steady at that.