Sunday, April 15, 2007

My Get Away!

There are some pieces of art that looking at them brings me joy. It is more of a personal joy rather than an aesthetic one that makes me wonder when I look at these works. They take me to a remote place in time that is familiar for me, yet I know I’ve never been there. They take me somewhere I never want to comeback from. As if they take me home. I save these pieces; I collect their copies, posters and postcards; but most of the time I save their digital reflection, one at a time on, Bibi Huryeh’s desktop. So whenever I work, I can take a break from my boring self and go there.

Recently I have realized that most of these pieces are portraits of women. It is funny since generally portrait is an artistic representation that I dislike, same as landscape painting. So here they are, Women whom my intimate moments are built around.

Madam Auqustine Roulin Rocking a Cradle,
Vincent Van Gogh, 1889

Self portrait, Berthe Morisot, 1870's

Self portrait as the Allegory of the Painting,
Artemisia Gentelischi, 1630

Portrait of Mrs. P in the South, Paul Klee, 1924

de Femme la Donna (The Veiled Woman),
Raphael, 1513

1 comment:

Nazy said...

Beautiful. I have now looked at them more carefully. I love the portrait of Mrs. P! How sweet. Thanks for sharing something so personal. Be good Tameshk.