“A true artist is not one who is inspired, but one who inspires others."                                                                                                                                              Salvador Dali, 1904 - 1989

The art I post here is what I like, what touched my heart, made my mind think... You don't have to agree on my selection or point of view!

JOttings Arts Jouwweb

I see art as part of our everyday life, not pieces in museums... that's a very "dry and dead" way to see beauty! 

#ArtInMyLife

Live your life this way... ITHAKA

 

Poem: Konstantinos Petrou Kavafis

Music: Evángelos Odysséas Papathanassíou

Recitation: Sir Thomas Sean Connery

Sonnet 130:  William Shakespeare

Recitation: Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman

1946-2016

A thought on our human nature...

Some "things" will never change; they are deep rooted in our nature. Why can't nowadays society understand that? Why politicians do not learn anything from our human race history?

 

#HealthySexuality   #HumanNature   #Society   #Dogmas

 

Paintings' Titles

In Bed: The Kiss, Two Friends, Marcelle Lender Dancing the Bolero in "Chilperic", 

The Hangover (Suzanne Valadon)

Author

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, 1864-1901

You may want to read a bit

https://artsandculture.google.com/theme/rALibNRB0espLQ

Or know more

https://www.toulouse-lautrec-foundation.org/

BOLERO (a ballet score)

The eternal story... women loving to be worshiped. 

I shall not write any comment of mine on this piece. You should have your own ones after watching this short video.

Music: Maurice Ravel

Choreography: Maurice Bejart

Dancer: Maya Plisetskaya

"The Atheist"

Megan Falley

After the Witch Hunt, April 2012

Published April 1st 2012 by Write Bloody Publishing

"The Atheist"  Megan Falley
“At the Touch of You”  Witter Bynner, 1881-1968

“At the Touch of You”

Witter Bynner, 1881-1968

American poet and translator

 

Published September 1916 by Poetry, A Magazine of Verse, Edited by Harriet Monroe

Witter was a man who loved men... His words, and the feelings behind them can be the words of any heart, mine included. No matter age or gender... love language is truly UNIVERSAL!

"Amarushataka" ("One Hundred Poems of Amaru")

 

The collection, known in Sanskrit as the Amarushataka was compiled in the eighth century and remains to this day one of the most celebrated books of poetry in India. But the provenance of this South Asian manuscripts is a complicated affair! Scholars remain divided on the most elemental details: when the Amaru collection was put together, by whom, and where.

 

Most Western scholars regard it as an anthology, considering Amaru, a compiler who may also have included some of his own poems. For Indian scholars, Amaru was a Kashmiri king, known as a great sensualist as well as a warlord, and continue to credit him as a single author and to read it as a unified cycle.

 

Whatever its origins, for thirteen hundred years this work has retained its reputation in India as one of the foundational collections of poetry and is regarded as indispensable for any literate person with a classical education.

 

Why I love it? Because it speaks about people who lived hundreds of years ago… and I see today the same feelings and thoughts behind same behaviors, a delight for both my mind and heart! And a little criticism... no, they aren’t erotic only to me, they don’t trigger a "body only" desire inside of me, so I don’t know why the word “Erotic” in the title, but well, they were written so many hundreds of years ago, and filtered by the translator’s mind and heart… I guess we each have our own “meanings”! Below are some of my favorites.

“Erotic Love Poems from India, 101 Classics on Desire and Passion”

Poems translated by Andrew Schelling, SHAMBHALA, Boulder Colorado, 2019

 

I could never say why Asian Art brings in me the most profound level of serenity, maybe because one of my previous lives? I'll know when I'll be "in between", from there I'll see all of them for sure.

The walls of the temples emanate serenity, the walls of a Gothic cathedral emanate... silence, many even a "dark" one! What a difference!

Amanosan Kongoji Temple, Kawachinagano City, Osaka Prefecture

THE BEAUTY OF THE HUMAN BODY

Society and Media, the New Dogma!

Jean August D. Ingres "The Turkish Bath"

 

Peter Paul Rubens "The Three Graces"

 

Alexandros of Antioch "Venus de Milo"

 

Society and Media, the New Dogma!

#SkinnyModel #Beauty #Body

#ILoveCurves #ILoveNatural

#EducateYourself

"Peace - Burial at Sea", 1842

Joseph Mallord William Turner, 1775-1851

 

Maybe it's how this painting was "born", I mean the death of a friend... you can't forget, and after some months you paint your thoughts and emotions.

Or maybe is the details and the mist surrounding the moment...

I just don't know, but I love this painting, it's one of my favorites!

Read more about this painting here:

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