Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Fill in the blank

photo from: interiors inside out
Vanity Olympia by Nika Zupanc

To proceed with filling in the blank...
 sit before the table.

Picasso Girl before the Mirror
What is a face really? 
Its own photo? 
Its makeup? 
Or is it a face as painted by such or such painter?
That which is in front? 
And the rest? 
Doesn't everyone look at himself in his own particular way? 
Deformations simply do not exist.

 Pablo Picasso


  1. Since I live in L.A. this is a much much more tortured question!

  2. Oh I love that table and the Picasso.

  3. Mlle Paradis, Ha ha! Shouldn't we speak about exceptions culturelles here?

    Hello Donna. The vanity table reminded me of the phases of the moon and of the Picasso painting - both so feminine in a primal way.

  4. So unique and of course I love Picasso's painting! All the best in 2015!!

    The Arts by Karena

  5. Hello Karena. You have my good wishes for 2015 as well! The new year is a good time to ponder one's reflection, isn't it?!

  6. Hello,

    Many look but few actually see, in our experience.

    Sadly, we feel that in an era where we are all bombarded by visual imagery there are fewer people who take time to stand and stare and really see what is in front of them.....let alone ponder on what may be 'behind' that initial look.

    The Picasso is wonderful. So intriguing and a masterful handling of form and space. What a most interesting view on life he must have had.

    We are so delighted to have found you. Chronica Domus pointed the way and we, like sheep, followed. We shall return!

  7. Hello to you, Jane and Lance Hattatt.

    A very warm welcome here and
    thank you for your gracious comment.

    It seems to me that those who leave such remarks as yours could hardly be compared to sheep...unless of course, that was to express the utter confidence you place in your shepherdess!