Friday, October 28, 2022

About time

One of the famous, beautiful clocks
at the Musée D'Orsay, Paris
Reminder that time is of the
Barbara Muir © 2015

The stories of other artists inspire me. Today I went through
the Instagram posts of a wonderful artist, and just the sheer
volume of beautiful work blew me away. In the Musée D'Orsay
in Paris this week (pinch me -- yes that was this week --
Tuesday) there was a huge painting on the wall in two pieces
by Monet.

Another huge clock at
the Musée D'Orsay
looking over the river Seine

Barbara Muir © 2015

Being a huge fan of Monet, I read the tag on the wall, which,
if I remember properly, was about Monet trying to compete
with Manet's Dejeuner sur l'herbe, but needing money for
rent so he cut his huge painting up to try and sell it. We think
of Monet as rich, and also most of the main floor of
the L'Orangerie gallery in Paris is dedicated to his waterlily paintings --
which are huge.  So it's hard to imagine him being insecure.  But
apparently he was in awe of his friend's work.

Acrylic on canvas
12 x 12 inches
Barbara Muir © 2022

I came home to Toronto (yes - Canada) determined to get over
my COVID-makes-it-hard-to-work blues.  This little painting
is on the easel and it's getting done. 

Have a loving your life day


Evelyn Oldroyd - painter said...

Beautiful painting. It is great to be inspired to get to work after a trip. And what a trip it was❣️❣️❣️

Barbara Muir said...

True Evelyn,

What a great trip it was.


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