Category Archives: Art

Art Talk: The Poem of the Mind in the Act of Finding

In those poems that change me, I change the poem. Sometimes an artist does not know if he will make it to the end of a painting, or a poem. In order to find out, he must change it. What … Continue reading

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Tilting At Windmills, The Life Of Don Quixote

Years ago my brother asked for a painting of Don Quixote. Above is one I made based on the painting by Pablo Picasso. My brother wanted the painting because he saw in this knight titling at windmills a touch of … Continue reading

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Bishop’s Paintings

Red Flowers on Black Devil’s Paintbrush was painted in Maine a year or two before Bishop’s death. I have made numerous attempts to paint red flowers and appreciate that Bishop came up with a way to do it using a … Continue reading

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Exchanging Hats: The Paintings of Elizabeth Bishop

Sha-Sha (Sha-Sha is the nickname of Charlotte Russell, a Florida friend of Bishop’s. It would be nice to know the story behind the silly arithmetic 1 + 4 = 7; although something of the same spirit exists in the relation … Continue reading

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Ordinary Heroes

Later on, I began to realize that an ordinary hero is an ordinary person who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles. It isn’t always the smartest person, or the strongest who becomes a hero. … Continue reading

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Jean Simmons

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Poetry of France

The Middle Ages In the Middle Ages, poetry was engraved on rime plates. Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries This is often considered an era of relative decline in non-dramatic poetry. Eighteenth Century This period is best known for poetry of tragedy. … Continue reading

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