Mercury in Pisces ~ Say it Artfully

I am reblogging this for Ka of Fiesta Estrellas tree project.

http://fiestaestrellas.com/2015/05/29/art-is-happening-in-my-house-a-special-request-fill-this-tree/
 

I am also adding a favorite childhood poem:

Trees

by Harry Behn

Trees are the kindest things I know,
They do no harm, they simply grow
And spread a shade for sleepy cows,
And gather birds among their bows.

They give us fruit in leaves above,
And wood to make our houses of,
And leaves to burn on Halloween
And in the Spring new buds of green.

They are first when day’s begun
To tough the beams of morning sun,
They are the last to hold the light
When evening changes into night.

And when a moon floats on the sky
They hum a drowsy lullaby
Of sleepy children long ago…
Trees are the kindest things I know.

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Mercury just swam into Pisces yesterday, joining the Sun, Chiron, and Neptune. It is a great time to communicate creatively, with vulnerability and fluidity. Since my recent art posts featuring pointillism and mosaics have been so positively received, especially the work of Klimt, I will give you more. I selected some Klimt pieces from a variety of genres that whispered Pisces in my ear:

goldfish-1902.jpg!Large

the-tree-of-life-stoclet-frieze

fishblood

pine-forest-ii.jpg!HalfHD

all of these Klimt wikiart.org pub domain

lakeside-with-birch-trees-1901.jpg!HalfHD

the-bride-unfinished-1918.jpg!HalfHD

the-virgin-1913.jpg!HalfHD

What do you hear?

all images, including header via wikiart.org, public domain

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Mercury in Pisces ~ Say it Artfully

Mercury just swam into Pisces yesterday, joining the Sun, Chiron, and Neptune. It is a great time to communicate creatively, with vulnerability and fluidity. Since my recent art posts featuring pointillism and mosaics have been so positively received, especially the work of Klimt, I will give you more. I selected some Klimt pieces from a variety of genres that whispered Pisces in my ear:

goldfish-1902.jpg!Large

the-tree-of-life-stoclet-frieze

fishblood

pine-forest-ii.jpg!HalfHD

all of these Klimt wikiart.org pub domain

lakeside-with-birch-trees-1901.jpg!HalfHD

the-bride-unfinished-1918.jpg!HalfHD

the-virgin-1913.jpg!HalfHD

 

What do you hear?

 

 

all images, including header via wikiart.org, public domain

Mosaic and Pointillism Art as Unity Consciousness

While conversing with a bloggette, I realized another reason why both the mosaic and pointillism painting techniques move me so. In both techniques the large image is composed of smaller, sometimes subtle, particles that often shimmer and glisten. Klimt was heavily influenced by both techniques and the art I present here are such examples. They are part of his Golden phase collection.

Quantum particles perhaps? The concept of duality played out on the canvas? I wonder if these compositions are allegorical representations of how the whole is so much more than the sum of its parts. Yet in this physical reality, the parts are precious and maintain their separate vibration. There lies the rub. Somehow the art is able to reconcile the paradox seamlessly. So here is to more Klimt and increased enlightenment through art medicine.

Please enjoy the show:

pear-tree-1903

farmhouse-with-birch-trees-1903.jpg!Blog

fir-forest-i.jpg!HalfHD

portrait-of-adele-bloch-bauer-i(1).jpg!HalfHD

the-kiss-1908(1).jpg!HalfHD

the-beethoven-frieze-the-longing-for-happiness-finds-repose-in-poetry-right-wall-1.jpg!HalfHD (1)

 

image credits: all images, including header ~ wikiart.org, public domain
all 5 by Gustave Klimt wikiart.org

Art is My Medicine

If I could go to an Art healer, perhaps my health issues would evaporate. But in the meantime, my new book on Gustav Klimt is salve for my wounds. This book is just what the doctor ordered, figuratively speaking.

Did you know Klimt is a mosaic artist? Now I know, and my heart sings with glee. Mosaics delight me in a way my brain cannot comprehend. I am currently delighting in Klimt’s landscape series. He was influenced by Seurat to a degree. You know Seurat, the master of pointillism and my favorite painter. Here are some of Klimt’s landscapes. Go ahead and dive right in. The water is fine!

roses-under-the-trees.jpg!HD

schloss-kammer-on-the-attersee-iv.jpg!HD

the-sunflower-1907.jpg!HD

country-house-by-the-attersee.jpg!HD

Perhaps I will eventually compose my post on the Barnes Foundation. But please take your medicine in the interim. Neptune insists that we do so now. Love is my religion and art is my medicine. A spoonful is never enough, and no sugar is needed to help the medicine go down.

 

image credits: wikiart.org, public domain