Thursday, April 06, 2006

Hold it

I wanted to blog about the symbolic use of colour in Egyptian wall paintings but I am too sleepy having battered my brain in a 5 hour "meeting" that ended at 8.

So watch this space...


M. said...

Oh, I know the feeling...kinda like me several days ago.

Hope you're having sweet dreams, doll!

Leilouta said...

I often think the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day. Vincent Van Gogh

Olivia said...

Mers - I wil try to blog tonight. At the moment lunch break is nearly over...

Leilouta - And he certainly knew how to capture that thought on canvas!

Leilouta said...

Yes, he did. He is one of my favorite painters.

I know all his quotes :)
I want to touch people with my art. I want them to say 'he feels deeply, he feels tenderly.'

Color in a picture is like enthusiasm in life.

In an artist's life, death is perhaps not the most difficult thing.

The emotions are sometimes so strong that I work without knowing it. The strokes come like speech.

How wonderful yellow is. It stands for the sun.

The only time I feel alive is when I'm painting.

Have you seen that portrait Gaugin did of me painting sunflowers? it was really I, but it's I gone mad.

MattJ said...

bwaahahahahaahahhahahahahahah! I'm back!

errrrr. Hi. Been off the blogging circuit for a while for one reason and another but I'm back now, will be reading your back catalogue over the weekend!


Steliano Ponticos said...

wow leilouta the quotes are so ... strong ... Olive I'm holding that thought, egyptian wall paintings

Olivia said...

Leilouta - every one of those quotes are so definitely Vincent.
I once heard that his "Sunflowers" was the most frequently reproduced painting in the world: postcards, umbrellas, prints, t-shirts, etc.

Matt - aha, you again is it? Well, have fun, I've blogged a lot of heavy stuff :)

Steli - strong like his strokes, his colours, his passion!
Thank you for hanging on with me here! I will try to blog Egypt *right now* because although I am sleepy, I don't have to work tomorrow :)

Steliano Ponticos said...

Strong lie,......, his passion!

your second quotable sentence tonight :) you are being very quotable