Quotes about simplicity

In character, in manner, in style, in all things, the supreme excellence is simplicity.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

Leonardo da Vinci

I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.

Lao Tzu

The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.

Walt Whitman

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PAINTING by JF

PAINTING by JF

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Connection after death (Wassily Kandinsky – David Paladin).

I decided to reblog this old post to introduce this extraordinary true story to new followers and guests.
I would be very happy if anyone suggested explanation of all events.

PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS

Yesterday I published a post about life and quotes of Wassily Kandinsky.
If you missed it please read it now HERE.
Then read an incredible but true story below.
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Wassily Kandinsky, the great Russian painter, died on December 13, 1944 in Neuilly sur-Seine. At the same time in a German concentration camp of hunger and torture was dying American soldier David Paladin, white-skinned son of a missionary and Navajo Indian …
David Paladin was born in 1926. He spent his early years on the Navajo reservation near Chinle, Arizona. From an early childhood the boy showed violent temper. He kept running away from his family and soon found himself in a penal colony in Oklahoma.
With great difficulty he learned cartography. In this specialty he was drafted into the army. In Europe he was wounded and ended up in a German concentration camp, where experienced all the horrors of imprisonment.

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Art of C.W. Roelle

Today is Saturday.

I hope that you are warm.

You definitely deserve a treat.

So please click HERE and enjoy creativity of C.W. Roelle.

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And here is my digital painting. You might like it too. Anyway, it’s FREE!

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Dance

ODD BALL PHOTO

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Two simple pictures

ODD BALL CHALLENGE

I shot pictures below in our friends’ apartment.

Can they qualify as odd ball photos? I am not sure.

But … I want to share them with you.

Hope that you’ll like them.

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Quotes of Stanislav Lec

Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.
An error becomes an error when born as truth.
Beyond each corner new directions lie in wait.
Perhaps God chose me to be an atheist?
Don`t allow the imposition of the liberty of speech before having the liberty of thought.
Be yourself. A horse without the lancer is still a horse; a lancer without the horse is just a man.
Even a word can be a gag.
Do I have no soul as punishment for not believing in the soul?
You have to decide even to hesitate.

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Art of Michael Frye

I received an email with a post of Michael Frye. I follow his blog with great pleasure from the moment I discovered it.

Please click HERE and you’ll understand why I wanted to share this post and his work with you.

Enjoy!

 

Street art in Queens

STREET ART by JF

STREET ART by JF

Happy Thanksgiving!

We are alive!

We are together!

We can think, learn, work and pursue happiness!

We build families and experience love and friendship!

We are creative and we also can enjoy literature, paintings, photography, music and other kinds of art!

We can travel and meet people in new lands!

We enjoy delicious food!

We can smell flowers and fully appreciate beauty of nature!

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.

Oprah Winfrey

Best of all is it to preserve everything in a pure, still heart, and let there be for every pulse a thanksgiving, and for every breath a song.

Konrad von Gesner

Dear Lord; we beg but one boon more: Peace in the hearts of all men living, peace in the whole world…

Joseph Auslander

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FLOWERS by JF

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About managing weight

Recently I published a story about a new very effective nice way to manage weight.

If you missed it you can read it HERE.

Below are two photos.

GOING TO FLY  by JF

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On the first of them you can see a girl who already stopped thinking about art and losing weight. She now learns flying.

LOVING ART AND FOOD by JF

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Girls on the second picture achieved wonderful results in losing weight but they equally love food and art and they decided to continue to meditate on both.

By the way, did you take a good look at my paintings on the page “My paintings and tests”?

They can help to lose or to gain weight, to stop insomnia and to lift your mood. Hurry, if you missed them!

 

Inspired by Henri Matisse

Last Sunday my wife and I visited the Museum of Modern Art.

There was a huge exhibition of work of Henri Matisse there.

Two days passed and I feel inspired by everything we saw there and by his attitude to art.

“What I dream of is an art of balance, purity, and serenity devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter… a soothing, calming influence on the mind, something like a good armchair which provides relaxation from physical fatigue. ”
-Henri Matisse

When we left the museum I immediately told my wife that I am going to change my approach to photography and painting.

But it is necessary first to introduce to new followers my digital paintings that they did not see before..

Today I added links to some posts in the page “My paintings and tests”. To access them you need to click on words “My paintings and tests” on the black field below the header’s picture of any post.

In the process of adding old paintings I was pleasantly surprised that they varied nicely in all aspects and that many of followers of this blog made wonderful comments on some posts.

Here is one terrific example:

“I feel as though I’m driving and terribly lost!”

After I took a very serious look at the proper painting I understood his feelings very well.

I think that you should take a look on all my old paintings because I will look for new ways of expression immediately after “The Kelly’s File” tonight.

Please let me know your opinion of my work that started in January of this year.

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If you don’t feel well after the review of my paintings I strongly recommend to watch the healing video below!

A painting.

I decided to reblog this post for the benefit of all followers and guests who are looking for the nicest and easiest way to lose weight. Warning: it’s a personal research!

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My 90 years old friend Mark asked me to help him to choose a painting he wanted to send as a gift to his son-in-law’s 70th birthday.

We went to an arts gallery and I recommended to buy a nice, colourful abstract painting by a local artist. Mark bought the painting and sent it to his daughter Maria who lived in Las Vegas.

When Maria received the painting she called Mark and told him that she liked it very much. She put the painting in the dining room and the room became brighter and more pleasant. She added that her husband Sergey did not know yet that the painting was a gift from Mark. She was going to tell him about it on his birthday.

 In two days Sergey called Mark and thanked him for the gift.

A week passed and Maria called Mark. She was very upset. She told Mark…

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Success and Happiness.

It’s already many years that I don’t wish anyone success. Instead I wish people happiness, to enjoy every minute of life. This post explains my reasoning.

PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS

Many years ago my son told me: “Father, I wanted very much to get an interesting and rewarding job, to find a soul mate, to buy a house, to have children and make them happy, to have good friends. Now I have it all but I feel depressed. Why?”

I answered: “You are working too hard and you have not enough time to love yourself, your family and friends. You have no time to love nature, music and art, to relax. You should drastically cut your working week and enjoy what you have. This will make you happy.”

My son said: “Father, if I follow your advice I will earn only half of what I get today.”

I suggested: “Talk to your wife and ask her opinion. She loves you and she is very smart”.

Two weeks passed. Then my daughter-in-law told me that my son arranged to work three days…

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Sharing quotes

Elections are coming. It’s a good time to share quotes about politics and politicians with new followers and guests.

PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS

My old friend sent me a message with quotes of famous people.

Some of these quotes are well-known.

Here are the quotes:

If we got one-tenth of what was promised to us in these State of the Union speeches, there wouldn’t be any inducement to go to heaven.

~Will Rogers~

Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river.

~Nikita Khrushchev~

When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I’m beginning to believe it.

   ~Clarence Darrow~

Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other.

~Oscar Ameringer~

A politician is a fellow who will lay down your life for his country.

~ Tex Guinan~

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Rimantas Dichavicius.

Rimantas Dichavicius is a photographer and an artist.

He is a born romantic. It is a romantic touch that helped him to publish an album, glorifying feminine beauty. The album ”Flowers of Flowers” was presented at the International Book Fair in Moscow in 1987.

Rimantas Dichavicius recalls: “There was censorship. This topic has been banned…Adherents of strict morals did not attack me. Just had a surprise – not up to criticism. ”

Foreign experts wondered how such high level of skill emerged in the country where the photos in the genre of “nude” have been banned for 70 years?

Rimantas Dichavicius never thought about that. He just did poetic, upscale photos elusive beauty.

Read about Rimantas Dichavicius and see his photos HERE.

 

Art of Nino Orlandi.

A year ago Katie Hosmer posted the following article:

NINO ORLANDI WOODEN SCULPTURE.

I was unable to find Nino Orlandi biography.

However, I found a video that shows many not only his wooden sculptures but

also other sculptures and paintings.

You can see everything HERE.

Art of Abbey Altson.

Abbey Altson was a man who was building his world.

He was born in England, then in early 1880’s he went to Melbourne, Australia to study painting. After several years there he won a Gold Medal for his painting and returned to England.

In London he became a successful painter of portraits and genre pictures.

“He is best remembered today for his exercises in late classical painting, taking his lead from Lord Leighton, Alma Tadema, Waterhouse and Godward. He exhibited at the Royal Academy and at the Royal Society of British Artists. In the 1920’s and 30’s he visited India regularly, executing commissions for Prince Ranjit Sinji. Towards the end of his life he settled in America, where he died in 1949.”

You can see Abbey Altson’s paintings HERE.

However, bear in mind that below Altson’s paintings there are also paintings of other artists. Click on each painting to see the artist’s name.

Art of Bill Gekas.

Bill Gekas is a photographer. He lives in Australia and he created with his five years old daughter a very unusual project.

You can start by reading about the project and seeing some of his photos HERE.

But if you want to understand his art and to enjoy his work you have to go to the website below.

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Gustav Klimt.

Let’s start with a short excerpt from Wikipedia:

“In 2006, the 1907 portrait, Adele Bloch-Bauer I, was purchased for the Neue Galerie New York by Ronald Lauder reportedly for US $135 million, surpassing Picasso‘s 1905 Boy With a Pipe (sold May 5, 2004 for $104 million), as the highest reported price ever paid for a painting.

On August 7, 2006, Christie’s auction house announced it was handling the sale of the remaining four works by Klimt that were recovered by Maria Altmann and her co-heirs after their long legal battle against Austria… The portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer II was sold at auction in November 2006 for $88 million, the third-highest priced piece of art at auction at the time.[24] The Apple Tree I (ca. 1912) sold for $33 million, Birch Forest (1903) sold for $40.3 million,[25] and Houses in Unterach on Lake Atter (1916) sold for $31 million.”

I wanted to introduce to you Gustav Klimt several weeks ago but only today I found a website that I like very much. It tells about events when Klimt lived, about his life and allows you to look at his paintings (by clicking on each of them).

Please explore the website HERE.

Now, there were two portraits of Adele Bloch-Bauer by Klimt. Who was she?

You can find an answer HERE.

 

Art of Ryan Woodward.

First I found the video below and liked it very much.

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Then I found the website below.

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Hope you’ll like both.