Guess I am just posting to myself again
my own personal diary. Sparky has aquired photoshop, so now I am bombared by picutures from her. I know they are altered so why bother? most of all they are not even funny. I am washing my kitchen floor and she calls me, she can hardly speak, she is laughing so hard, she tells me to check my mail and see his works of art. God, why do I have to endure this kind of stuff? Hopefully just like the lego set she got last month, this to shall pass and photoshop will end up in the toybox with lego.
Oh..yes my reason for writing this...rick, once I was laying around on the couch, reading a book, a breeze might have been fluttering
( a touch of whismy there}.....anyway the tv was on and this voice started talking....after about a minute I put the book down to look at this person, I could not believe what was coming out of her mouth. Her name was sister Wendy Beckett. She had a series on televsion about great works of art. This women could make anyone interested in art, she was so unbelievable and amazing, she could articulate and express beauty and meaning about paintings. Her voice felt like something spiritual and she was a odd looking person, but her inner beauty blinded you. She was so humble....ah...what am I her agent?...anyway one thing unique about her was that she was a nun, so not only did express her knowledge of art, and her preceptions, but also a religious one in the most refreshing way. I wish they would bring her back
I will cut and paste her impression of one of vermeer's painting, which will give an idea of what she is like, but you need the whole picture to see how extrodinary she is. Ok here is sister wendy beckett commentary on light depicted in vermeer's "young women with a water jug"
"The gate that silence opens up within us leads to light. Light exposes with an almost merciless radiance and, in the exposure, reveals the beauty of the real. Vermeer always painted this holy light. He may seem, on first looking, to be depicting a young women, standing at a half-opened window, wrapped peacefully in her own thoughts, but she and her surroundings are merely the pretext. Vermeer's intensity is focused on the light itself, only visible to us as it falls on the material world. It shimmers on the woman's white headdress, glimmers on the copper of the jug and ewer, gleams with ineffable softness on the walls. Every element in the painting celebrates the presence of light, revealing and transforming. No painter has ever believed more totally in light than Vermeer - and hence the profoundly contemplative nature of his art."
She does most of vermeer paintings, and talks on all aspects of his work. I will try and find the website that has her writings on vermeer.
Ok now I gotta go and vaccum and stuff like that...I hate spring cleaning, but dutch cleanser is good.