NOTE: The Drawing included in this post is a drawing of Marguerite Maeght by Matisse.
Oh Wow! I have never seen these artwork before and I must say it looks very intriguing.
Thank you for all the effort in sharing all these lovely memories Naomi ;D
More beautiful memories of a most wonderful time of your life.
The sculptures by Giacometti are amazing, and to see them as you approach the building...what a greeting!
I would've liked to have seen the Maeghts' Cactus Garden. With their love or art, I imagine it was beautiful!
Miro's colorful piece is fantastic, and what I wouldn't have given to see "Matisse & His Friends." It must've been quite a show.
Once again, Naomi, thanks for sharing the memories!!
I always enjoy looking at photos from other places and interesting lives but this post made me want to BE there right now!
wonderful my dear friend, absolutely wonderful!!
You got so much out of your trip to France, Naomi... Gald it was so wealthy in so many ways for you - visually, emotionally and intellectually !
Such perfection, to my eye.
You have led such an interesting life, Naomi. I love your posts.
I can see why you would remember those sculptures... they are very unique, aren't they? So skinny looking, anorexic, if there is such a thing in inanimate objects.
Interesting what you say about their pets being at ease too. I picked up on that because I wish our cats were more at ease around strangers. A couple of them are but the rest run and hide. (sigh)
Lovely post, as always. :)
Awesome Naomi. How lucky you have been to see such works and meet such people. What a cherished life you have led...
I am so glad you have your blog to share your incredible and amazing stories! I never heard of Giacometti's thin beautiful figure sculptures before, very interesting! Nice seeing some of Miro's works too, his work is also all over Barcelona :)
Thanks for the art history. I cannot imagine how horizon-broadening you trip to France was. Truly, those things stay with you forever.
I love the Giacometti sculptures. My style completely. I could sit in that little courtyard area and gaze upon them for hours. Stunningly simple and interesting.
You have lived such a fascinating life Naomi, If I can do a smidge of the things you have I will die a happy happy woman!
What fertile ground your artistic spirit grew in. And what a life changing trip that is still so much a part of you today.
I love the fact that those skinny sculptures can be moved around and look entirely new when they are. And the lady in red sitting in several pieces really has an effect to loosen the minds hold on reality!
Great series, Naomi. More?
What a GREAT serie about France you did here! I am amazed by such wonderful artwork and memories. I will come back to reading again and translate some passages. Just awesome, Naomi!
Last but not least, thank you so much for your kind and nice words about my decision to maintain my blog. I appreciate very much your compliments. To meet you is really a great pleasure and a gift to me!
We had a giant Calder sculpture in downtown Fort Worth for years and years, and it wasn't until it "disappeared" that it got a lot of notice. It's now in the Seattle Art Museum Park. I bet I walked by that thing 200 times and didn't really know what it was.
People always ask what would you do if you could go back in time. Well, I would go back in time as you.
i am excited to read all of your story of france...i quickly wnted to pop by and say i am still around and reading but life has been a bit nuts so i haven't been commenting around. i went to paris 2 years ago and fell in love with it...can't wait to hear about your france!! have a good day, Karyne
I always love your stories!
I'm struck by how deeply the human experience can influence the creation of art. And then how that art - in all its glorious forms - can in turn influence the human experience of those who follow.
A great, big, glorious endless cycle of growth and wonder. Thanks for keeping it going, Naomi: your trips are wonderful.
I love how you said that their love of art infused you like plasma. I've seen firsthand how your love of art in many forms is shown throughout your home. You are surrounded by paintings, drawings, sculptures, and interesting trinkets and decor all over your home.
BTW, my mother's name is Marguerite.
I also find it interesting that Aime and Marguerite's last name is pronounced Mug. So many letters and such a simple pronunciation.
I sure agree with what you said on my blog. I don't find good in people's deaths. The only thing I can hold on to is the good memories and great blessing I feel for having known and loved that person. I live with a hole in my heart for my dear Gramillo. I can't think of her too long, or I get so sad. When I look at photos of her, I always touch the pics in order to somehow feel connected to her. I also do this same thing with pictures of my dear FIL.
I do my best to try and have a positive attitude and thankful heart, but that does not keep me from feeling the pain that comes with life.
I am so sorry to hear you lost another dear loved one besides Dom. I wish I had some supersonic, high powered rose colored glasses to give you.
Hang in there, dear friend.
Wow Naomi!! Such delightful sculptures and artwork! Such wonderful memories for you and no doubt all this inspired you in your own passion for painting and art.
I have enjoyed your trip down memory lane in the South of France! It would be so exciting to go there and see some of this in person!
Hope you and Sweetie are doing well Naomi!! Hugs to you both!!
You have the most miraculous memory!! I wish I remembered half as much as you do!!
What a fabulous time of your life!! thank you for sharing, as always, Naomi
There are so many fascinating places filled with art in this world that I would love to see. This was a great post!
Such beautiful art pieces! Terrific photos Naomi. When we were in France last yr, we did't go the the very south of France, it is promised for the next trip lol...Although we did travel over much of France seeing family all over ...I couldn't get enough of it.
I'm glad you mentioned the drawing - I had thought it was Modigliani.
I love it all but especially the Braque fishes.
And what an unusual pronunciation of their name. Who would have guessed?
Gosh you were one lucky girl!
Talk about the epitome of creativity and talent.
What a rich experience for you to be a part of all of it.
In that one photo, where he's sitting on the wall, he reminds me a lot of Kirk Douglas.
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