15 February 2012

Rue du Vertbois, Paris

I think art is good at looking back and looking forward. I don't think art is good at looking head-on. At the end of the day, people are more important than paintings-Damien Hirst



First picture by Gilles Gorriti, painter and piano player. Would love to sit and listen to Gilles at the piano. I wonder if his music is as sparkling as his paintings. This still life draws the mind back to the sun-dappled days of my childhood along the vibrantly colourful impressionistic French/Italian riviera.

Second picture: Rue du Vertbois, Paris. By Japanese painter, Takanori Oguiss, who spent a great part of his life capturing the spirited silent charm of Parisian side streets. I shall wander down the Rue du Vertbois this afternoon, walk in the footsteps of Oguiss, and draw Rue du Vertbois as I see it. Which of these paintings do you relate to? xx

29 comments:

  1. Beautiful. I especially like #2!! xo

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  2. The still life, my best friend owns a gallery and her mum is an artist and it just reminds me of being in their house, surrounded by still life paintings.

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  3. I love nr 1, the colors are so strong!!

    love K

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  4. I love them both, but I think number two is what I feel the most from, when I view it a mass of memories pop into my mind and they are happy ones :)) Although I do love the colours from the first one and it reminds me that I need to eat ;) xox

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  5. Never heard of him before and i'm ashamed of myself. I'd love to have Rue du Vertbois in my house, I always enjoy the picturing of Paris from different artists. Beautiful! xx

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  6. Ooh, what exquisite paintings - I LOVE! :)

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  7. Gorgeous artwork...love the colors in the second one. Can't wait to see your rendition!!

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  8. Love the vibrant colours of the first one and the 'atmosphere' of the second one...difficult to pick one!

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  9. Love the peacefulness of the second one. I want to get in the painting and stroll around this road.

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  10. I love the tropical colours of the first painting but like the second one the most, I can tell it's Paris instantly. x

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  11. I love both, but if I had to pic it'd be the second. The perspective and depth makes me think about my future and moving towards the unknown. I know typical art historian writing a a narrative :), can't help it!! I hope you enjoy your time sketching

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  12. I relate better to the street, while eating the fruit, lol.
    Both stunning
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  13. I can truly relate to both of them. Each one tells a story as do so many pictures. They are beautiful!
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  14. The first one appeals to me, because i love bright colors. But the second one captures certain aspects of Paris so nicely ...

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  15. Wow love these...just incredible! The colors are stunning.

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  16. I love the second one - it gives me a warm feeling!
    Emma x

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  17. I love both, each one is pretty in its own way. Thank u dear for sharing great art on your blog, always!!
    kisses

    Jelena
    glamfabchameleon.blogspot.com

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  18. I love the second picture. Such warmth and perspective.

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  19. it's so nice to see the painting of the Rue and then to actually be able to walk down that same street. i like that piece of art work as well.

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  20. Oh I love both! Both take me to places that I dream of. Nothing close to my reality unfortunately but dreams are a powerful thing. :) xoxo

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  21. Like them both ... one for the colors and one for how it makes me feel! :)

    ♡ from © tanvii.com

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  22. I love the quote from Hirst- a little unexpected actually, I wouldn't think it came from him. Thank you for sharing!

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  23. I love the second painting...such serenity~

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  24. There is a bit of me in both of these. Beautiful. Xxxx

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  25. I really like the painting of Rue de Vertbois, the colours are gorgeous! xxx

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  26. I'm really loving the colors in the first painting. It is quite stunning, actually.

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  27. I'd have to choose the second one for sure because I love traveling and living in cities. I feel like I've been there before and want to go back!

    Victoria

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  28. Definitely the second pic;-) the painting is amazing et j'adore Paris.

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