Wednesday, 10 September 2014

First week of September....



....started with a dramatic sunrise....



...a "Symphony" in pink and blue....


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My yearly diaries come from the National Gallery, London
 2014 is a collection of nineteenth and early twentieth-century paintings.

Every week is provided by a stunning painting,
portraits, landscapes and still-lifes, 
produced during the most innovative and exiting periods in the history of art.

Week 35 - First week of September:

Odilon Redon 
(born Bertrand-Jean Redon; April 20, 1840 – July 6, 1916)
 French painter and graphic artist, 
one of the outstanding figures of Symbolism.

"While I recognise the necessity for a basis of observed reality.....
true art lies in a reality that is felt"
Odilon Redon

Ophelia among the Flowers, 1905-1908, 
Odilon Redon, Pastel on paper
 Ophélie parmi les fleurs, Pastel sur papier
National Gallery, London

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Oh....If I only could paint.....



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Yes - If I only could paint.....


....to express the "keep-on-flowering" at La Pouyette


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First week of September....



....ended with a dramatic sunset.

A bientôt.....




























































11 comments:

  1. Oh Karin …. what wonderful photographs of the most beautiful sunrise…. and, your garden is still providing you with colour. My Japanese Anenomes are prolific and my Limelight Hydrangea has been glorious. Cold mornings and evenings have now come to the UK and Autumn is setting in but, we are having a beautiful Indian Summer. XXXX

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  2. Bonjour, Karin! Your photos are stunning!! What a lovely series - very dramatic colors. Thanks for sharing the beauty from your part of the world. Cheers to a glorious autumn ahead. xoxo

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  3. you can paint with your camera + stunning + happy autumn xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

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  4. Just beautiful. I wish I were there, instead of being half a world away. Redon's quote and vibrant pastel are a perfect choice. Amicalement

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  5. Bonjour,

    Vos photos m'entraînent à la rêverie... Elles sont sublimes. Ce billet est rempli de douceur et de sensibilité. L'oeuvre d'Odilon Redon vient compléter ce parfait moment de poésie.

    ✺ Gros bisous ✺

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  6. Dear Karin, will you save some of those spectacular sunrises and sunsets for us? See you soon.

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  7. Salut Karin, Your photos are beautiful portrayals of a beautiful time of year - gorgeous skies, flowers that delight, and an ending to make one sigh with pleasure. Pure poetry.

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  8. Hello Karin,

    Your photos are so beautiful of the sunrise and your gorgeous garden.
    Such a wonderful quote. Many thanks for visiting me.
    Happy weekend
    Carolyn

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  9. Dear Karin,
    this sky is fantastic! It's like Beethovens 9th!!!
    Have a fantastic week
    Elisabeth

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    1. Yes, like a "Ode an die Freude".....

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  10. Gorgeous photos Karin - the sky should be painted like that - stunning.
    Hope you have a lovely week,
    Liz x

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