Happy Monday Readers,
It is time for Monday Morning Blooms – or “three kind of similar buds” on this Monday 🙂 – and connecting with Day 5 for Kinda-square
Today’s Blog Reflection (because it is Reflect-ober after all)
Years ago – ART was a very popular topic here at Priorhouse blog.
Art, art, and more art.
The power of art, famous artists, famous works or art, not so famous works of art, local art shows, the elements of art, stories connected to art, and then some quotes from artists!
Today’s red geraniums reminded me of a time I was sharing artist quotes, here, where I featured O’Keeffe, Matisse, and Rothko. Here are the three quotes from that post:
Georgia O’Keeffe said:
“You [hang] all your own associations with flowers on my flower … AS IF I think and see what you think and see of the flower – and I don’t.” (This was said to reject the notion that her flower paintings were female body part metaphors. She did not intend for them to look like vaginas)
She also said:
“A flower is relatively small. Everyone has many associations with a flower – the idea of flowers … So I said to myself – I’ll paint what I see – what the flower is to me, but I’ll paint it big and they will be surprised into taking time to look at it – I will make even busy New Yorkers take time to see what I see of flowers.”
Henri Matisse said:
“Where I got the color red? To be sure, I just don’t know. I find that all these things . . . only become what they are to me when I see them together with the color red.” (He said this about his “The Red Studio” painting – lower left)
Mark Rothko said:
The People who weep before my pictures are having the same religious experience I had when I painted them. And if you, as you say, are only moved by their color relationships, then you miss the point!” (I have no idea when Rothko said this about his work, but likely it related to his large panels.)