It’s #love week!
William–Adolphe Bouguereau — “Cupid and Psyche” (detail), 1889; Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. @tasmuseum.
Bouguereau was deeply inspired by the myth of the two lovers and treated the subject four times, including one featuring them as infants. His interpretations of ancient Classical mythology as well as the emphasis on the human body have become representative of French academic art, but his tastes were no longer popular among the public by the early 20th century due to changing Impressionist styles.
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One of my personal interests is mythology and I have been studying stories centered on shadows, snow queens and winter witches.
A core theme of the shadow of the feminine is that a women who stands in her power or strength is typically cast as an outsider: cold, frosty.
I suppose there is always a balancing act here, but Brene Brown says that the most compassionate people from her research are the most boundaried.
In her own life, she said she is, "Not as sweet, but much kinder now." I am struggling with the loss of some of my sweetness, fragility, and naive innocence from my twenties. I am not so much the snow maiden who melts when her heart can love, but the snow queen who at times feels misunderstood for yielding her power, asserting her No.
The illusion wants me to believe that this is somehow selfish, when in reality, it allows me to be more open and loving for others in a way that is not rooted in people pleasing.
I recently told someone that when I was younger, I don't remember caring much what people thought of me. I was always kind, but I held to my integrity and values at the sake of not fitting in or being liked.
It is one of my most admirable traits when I'm exercising this authentically, and it's probably one of the best gifts I can offer.
And, If this is totally off base and just my shadow side, I also wrote a poem about grace and new mercies this morning, and that is probably the only thing I'm certain about these days... 🖤
Photographer: Andrew Pinnell
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#FridayFeature | Pablo Picasso
Picasso's Classical period can seem like a regressive way station between the rigors of his Cubist works and the alternately feverish and languorous machinations of his Surrealist phase....And he was not exactly taking it easy, much less moving backward, even when working in a Classical mode....His close study of things like drapery, bridgeless noses and small, full lips -- which was facilitated by a trip to Italy in 1917 -- is underscored by the inclusion of two Greek heads and the torso from a Roman copy of a caryatid from the Erechtheum....Picasso's Classical images tend to be peopled by rooted, sausage-fingered women in Grecian coifs and white gowns. Rendered in a subdued, implicitly sculptural palette of pale tans and grisailles, some of these figures hint at a comic lightness, not only in their mismatched proportions but also in the incisive economy with which they are painted.
Text: Roberta Smith, Art in Review: 'Picasso: The Classical Period', The New York Times, November 21, 2003
Artwork info: Pablo Picasso, La Source, 1921, drypoint, 13 3/8 x 17 3/4 inches, edition of 100, signed and numbered
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"Drawing from African history and mythology and his own rich imagination, Marlon James has written a novel unlike anything that's come before it: a saga of breathtaking adventure that's also an ambitious, involving read. Defying categorization and full of unforgettable characters, Black Leopard, Red Wolf is both surprising and profound as it explores the fundamentals of truth, the limits of power, and our need to understand them both."
-Black Leopard, Red Wolf (The Dark Star Trilogy #1) by Marlon James, Riverhead Books, 2019. Link to purchase in bio
Be a part of it! The Myth Game 2019 in Agean sea Discover a unique entertainment approach of vacation in the Greek islands through sailing with Greek mythological stories.
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