Thursday, August 12, 2010

You are what makes it beautiful

"Beauty is no material thing.
Beauty cannot be copied.
Beauty is the sensation of pleasure on the mind of the seer.
No thing is beautiful.  But all things await the sensitive and imaginative mind that may be aroused to pleasurable emotion at the sight of them.  This is beauty."*

*from a book full of inspiration, "The Art Spirit" by Robert Henri.  This passage could be the caption of so many of the beautiful images posted by my flickr friends.  There are so many talented artists out who have the gift of seeing the beauty of life everywhere.

My husband thought the top painting was "pretty good" and thought it was one of mine. Alas, it's a detail from one of Picasso's paintings we saw at the Met.  The Blind Man's Meal.

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