The Sleepwalkers. Its an old book, really old, 1959. Yet, I find it immensely compelling. The author, Arthur Koestler. Who? …. nope, never heard of him. That’s alright, neither had I. But, just read this: “Every Creative Act involves a new innocence of perception liberated from the cataract of accepted belief.” Arthur Koestler, TheContinue reading “A New Innocence”
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What Would Michelangelo, Say?
I’ve been reading a couple books… well, several actually at the same time. Very unusual for me. Multi-tasking is so not, my forte. My preference is to fully engage, to finish something completely, before beginning any new project or story. Exception. Somehow paintings are different. Having 5-10 on the go at the same time, works beautifullyContinue reading “What Would Michelangelo, Say?”
Delacroix to Klee: Books to Inspire
Artists Eugene Delacroix, Jean Leon Gerome and Paul Klee fill the pages – waiting to inspire me with magic woven with their hands, brushes, colours, paints and imaginations. A cherished book, “Orientalism – Delacroix to Klee” tops my favourites list, with every page filled with a spectacular art image. Mesmerising! Orientalism – Delacroix to Klee Continue reading “Delacroix to Klee: Books to Inspire”
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