Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Impressionism Art.


Our spotlight is on Camille Pissarro today. This is one of those paintings that I could stare at for days. It makes me feel cold, especially on these hot days in summer, not so hot here at the end, but in the peak heat, this painting takes you to another place. The painting is "The Boulevard Montmartre on a Winter Morning". It was made in 1897. Beautiful. I did a lot of thinking when I was stationed in Germany. With no one really speaking any english around you, you get to know what it feels like not knowing how to read or write, but it takes it to a whole other level, you can't understand the language either. So I learned a whole lot about reading body language and non verbal communication. The bitty was I liked it that way. So I did what most guys do, a lot of staring and looking around. It's what we do best. One of the places I liked to drink it up was this small pub in the downtown of the town of Heilbron in Germany. The buildings in this painting remind me of that. More so when I was in Paris. The tiny windows, the foot traffic, the trees that lined most streets. Pissarro captures all that. Another interesting aspect is how void of color this painting is. And rightly so, thats what winter is all about. But impressionist were rebels and they were all about color, so Pissarro could be considered a rebel in a rebellious style of art cause he went with landscapes with no bright vivid colors. And it looks great.

Sorry for the lack of posting of late, I have been out of my usual pattern of life. The change has been good. After all variety is the spice of life...

1 comment:

Butterfly said...

this is an absolutely divine painting!