| Okay, can you tell I have nothing to talk about today? In honor of being completely devoid of even one single interesting writing-related topic of conversation, today will be art day on my blog. As some of you may know, I'm a total art geek. I spend hours on the Internet cruising Deviant Art, artist's websites, art history sites...it's a favorite past time. Here are a few of my favorite pieces.
The first one is a piece of sculpture by August Rodin called 'Danaid'. Sculpture is one of my favorite mediums, and no one does it like Rodin did. Look at the graceful lines, the stark sensuality of the piece-it makes you want to reach out and touch it, just to feel the cool, silky stone beneath your fingertips. His work is often highly erotic and always beautifully sensual.
'The Kiss' is his most famous, but his other, less well-known works are equally gorgeous and touching.
' Echo and Narcissus' by John Waterhouse. I adore neo-classical art, as you can see from my website, and Waterhouse is one of my favorite artists. Such lovely details, such a romantic tone to his work, and the draped figures are utterly sensual to me. I love these fantasy scenes of classic myths-true escapist art.
This is 'Athenais' by John William Godward. Isn't she lovely? Another neo-classical artist, Godward has a special touch when it comes to the female figure. His work is powerfully beautiful, and I love the color choices he makes, his attention to details in the background.
I think art can be important to writers. We are artists, of sorts, and it's good for us to open our minds, to explore creativity in all its forms: visual arts, music, the energy is all the same. I admire anyone who can create.
Hopefully, I'll have some significant book news in my next post. I've been working madly on Exotica, and am half-way done, which is pretty exciting, as I've had a terrible time getting into the writing groove this year. But I think I've broken through my block, so, off I go to write!