|Paul Gauguin, Still Life with Profile of Charles Laval, 1886
Sunday, April 3, 2011
Artists are the most mindful people on the planet (ok, maybe Buddhists are a tad more mindful). Staring endlessly at a plate of fruit, the artist waits for it to offer itself up in the form of line, shadow and light, color, texture, negative spaces and form; painting tirelessly until that final perfect mark springs from the brush to create a complete sensory experience, imbuing the painting with delicate aroma and making mouths water in anticipation. Engage all your senses for a few moments with this fabulous painting by the great master Paul Gauguin. It's as satisfying as actually eating the fruit itself.