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Wednesday, March 07, 2007
Happy Wednesday!
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'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!

posted by Eden Bradley-Eve Berlin at 11:26 AM -
  • At 12:15 PM, Blogger Eva Gale said…

    I saw Danaid at the Met. And I confess, I reached out and touched it, because I had to. The guard was nice and said that most people had that reaction, but to please refrain. And the stone was cool and silky, something that resonates with me even today.

  • At 6:46 PM, Blogger Shelli Stevens said…

    I love that sculpture! It's gorgeous!

  • At 7:13 PM, Blogger Keziah Hill said…

    I saw Danaid at the Musee Rodin in Paris and bought a postcard of her there. It sits on the bookcase near my desk which you might just catch a tiny glimpse of if you know what you're looking for here.

    Happy International Womens' Day Eden!

  • At 12:42 PM, Blogger Tempest Knight said…

    I spend time surfing Deviant Art website. Tonz of great new artists there. :)

  • At 2:05 PM, Blogger R.G. ALEXANDER said…

    Beautiful, just beautiful!

  • At 3:30 PM, Blogger Bernadette Gardner and Jennifer Colgan said…

    Wonderful pictures! I think art day should be a recurring theme on your blog! ;)

  • At 7:39 PM, Blogger Kate Willoughby said…

    I love art, too, Eden, and most weeks I have some on my blog! That's a beautiful sculpture. In my Caveman story, the hero is a sculptor. Man, he was fun to write!

  • At 9:28 AM, Blogger Eden Bradley said…

    Oh, Kezia-I am so jealous! I only had 3 days in Paris and didn't get to go. :( Although in San Francisco the Sprekles collection of Rodin's work is pretty amazing, so i'll have to be happy with that until I get back to Paris.
    Jen-I'm thinking art day will become a regular feature on my blog. There are too many pieces I wanted to post!
    Kim-maybe we need to hit the museums together! The Getty has some beautiful collections, and so does the Norton Simon in Pasadena-a whole basement full of ancient art and a room full of Degas!

  • At 10:19 AM, Blogger Karen Erickson said…

    Yay on the breakthrough! Thanks for sharing the art - all of it is beautiful.

  • At 4:34 PM, Blogger Kate Willoughby said…

    What a fantastic idea! Let's set a date!

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