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These paintings are magnificent. It seems to me that he paints emotion rather than people or objects. The nest as you say, looks cozya dn warm adn represnts a feeling of home to me and the portrait of Jesus is so sad and so apt for these troubled times.
I don't find it at all strnge that you should ahve it either. As you say Jesus was a Jew, it's just a differnt belief about his significance and emotion and art does indeed transcend this anyway. Thank you for sharing these pictures with us. I am glad you did as I was quite moved by them.
Michele sent me this time but you know that I would drop by anyway :)
I wonder how I could have gotten through 4 years of art in college without hearing of him. I suppose his paintings post-date my time in art school, or maybe it is because he was on the west coast and I was near the east. Anyway, I love his art, which is both representative and impressionistic.
You should have worn hats more often, Naomi. That one was very flattering!
Hi naomi! What lovely paintings especially 'Juliana'...thank you for sharing these. I continue entering your blog regularly. God bless.
The whole story, the collage you made for Morris, his haunting self-portrait with the boy listening to the flowers...brought tears to my eyes. A moving post. Thanks for sharing this.
Good Saturday morning to you, Naomi !
Art speaks to the soul and the imagination, stirs our creativity, our hopes, and affirms that which has meaning to us.
With it, our world is richer. Nature has gifts, and artists add to that whether it be by painting or sculpture or with the written word !
You so apppreciate all the different facets that make life wonderful !
*cyber hugs and smiles*
Amazing art - the detail is breathtaking - I love the two belts and the layering. I hope you have a terrific Saturday, Hugs to you.
What a continuing tribute to Morris' work :-)
I love the layers of his paintings, and I see why you stare at them for hours....
Michele sent me here today, but I'm not usually far away..... :-)
Hi, how are you today? This was so wonderful. Again I'm so thankful to have found you. These works seem to me like I could touch them and they would be real, textured. I could feel the fabrics of Julianna's clothing, the metals of her belt, the sticks in the nest...
You look so beautiful in the picture
The art is so beautiful and evocative - even more, with your explanations to accompany them. Thank you, as always for sharing your perspective and insight.
His work is truly amazing, Naomi. BUT just as amazing are your flowers from last weeks posts. (As you know, I'm now playing catch-up from being gone)
You truly DO have a garden of wonders and those succulents...they almost don't look real! Such a waxy appearance and the colors...breathtaking! Really enjoyed all your photos.
What wonderful painting art posts - so well documented with lovely pictures. Thanks for sharing this treasure of yours Naomi!
Wishing you a lovely end to your week:-)
I hope you'll forgive me for saying this, Naomi, but that portrait of Jesus scares me. There's a quality about the photo of your painting that just goes right through me. *shiver*
Moving right along... I was name dropping you to Bernie over at Burntofferings earlier today. He's got a picture of his cat "Jasmine" up that reminded me a lot of your "Snowball".
By the way, maybe you should wear hats more often--that picture of you is quite smashing. That hat really accentuates your face. My, my.
I am absolutely thrilled that you have brought Morris Broderson to our, (my) attention. His work has so much depth to it and I'd never heard of him before. I've done some googling and found out more - that fact he did a series of paintings based on the life of Anne Frank for example.
I am SO drawn to the painting you were are so fortunate to own...the way he painted the other one listening to the flowers is ghostly and so ethereal.
I am curious (and this has nothing to do with his art)Does he use sign language? I ask because deaf adults his age were often made to lip read and NOT use signs. I used to be an interpreter for the deaf which is why I know this.
Looking at some of his body of work on line - it's just SPECTACULAR!
Thank you again for sharing.
Okay, call me crazy, but this reads less like a blog post and more like a magazine article. Which is fantastic, but man, I'd love to see all the parts of it in print...
Michele sent me.
I am so glad you shared these paintings! I learn so much from your blog, and these works are just incredible. But you know that!! :)
PS: I adore the photograph of you in the Matador outfit - you look stunning!!!
All I have to say about your matador outfit is...
You can judge how good an artist is by how well they can draw or paint hands. Hands are SO hard to do.
Just look at the hands in that self portrait and in Julianna's painting. What skill; what talent!!
The details of his work are so intricate.
I was noticing the top of Jesus' head where the light hits his hairline. WOW! Broderson's work ROCKS!!!!
I'm thoroughly enjoying these Broderson posts.
Thanks for sharing his work and sharing a portion about who he is with us.
Beautiful, as always. Self portraits are so hard to paint, at least I've always thought so. He did a wonderful job.
Just how many picture books do you have? :)
Beautiful, sad pictures, Naomi. And I sense a certain sadness within you reflected in your postings recently -- do remember to look as well at the sun as at the twilight, please?
Michele sent me tonight,
This was a very poignant and beautiful post, thank you!
This is so revealing. It seems like a journey into feelings, thoughts and emotions.
I had such strang feelings looking at those. Michele would llike to have a dekko too, I think. She did send me here first. Glad she did.
Simply beautiful yet sorrowful painting Naomi. The painting 'Julianna' is so spectacular. I seriously can appreciate the detail - the material-like layers are fabulous. Amazing, in fact. Thanks for sharing. Again. (And I do love the photo of you in the post. Very stylish indeed.)
Thank you Naomi for walking me through the wonderful work by Morris...I am truly intrigue & fascinated to say the least.
You are so pretty :D
I've heard it said that life is a tapestry of a series of events all blended together. Certainly the many art forms of your life have woven a tapestry of every kind of emotion and sentiment the heart and soul can hold. What a glorious memory bank you have created for us to share. Every post is a serendipitous journey into time for reflection.
Naomi, what beautiful artwork. Thank you for increasing my knowledge of art. I was so impressed (for lack of a better word) with the painting of the woman and how the clothes are so layered...fabulous work. All of his paintings are stunning.
Naomi... is he related to Charles Broderson, a well known painter who does backdrops for NYC photographers (or did in the 80s, when I did that sort of thing)??
Catching up after being away...
A few things.
1. He really is an ASTOUNDING artist! His style is not "me" - but you HAVE to appreciate what he's done!
Having said that...
2. I'm sO glad you TOLD me that was a picture of JESUS ... because when I first saw it, I thought it was another SELF PORTRAIT of Broderson! LOL! Since none of us KNOWS what Jesus looked like, sometimes he can be right in front of our noses without even realizing it! (in more ways than one...)
I don't find you having a picture (or pictureS) of Jesus in your home any more weird than ME collecting dreidels! LOL! And yes... ART transcends it ALL!
Michele sent me back for another look at these beautiful pieces of art.
Y'know what also strikes me from this post is how much you love these pictures adn your admiration adn friendship with Morris. Truly wonderful :)
Ohhhh,Ilove the bird nest painting and the colors! absolutely fabulous Naomi!!
Wow! Look at the detail in those pix!
BTW, I think you are a Rockin’ Girl Blogger!
His work is very tender and haunting.
Wonderful paitings, Naomi! Great post! And you are gorgeous wearing the hat!
It's good to see that he can look happy as he does in the photograph. He looks so hauntingly sad in the painting. Thank you for the privilege of seeing these through your eyes. You look stunning in the matador outfit.
hmm love the painting. Looks like the lady is resting her head on the flower :)
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