Sunday, April 3, 2011

Food for Thought

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.

Paul Gauguin, Still Life with Profile of Charles Laval, 1886

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