Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Another Landscape


Yet another landscape... 'Into the Wood' painted by Pierre-Auguste Renoir in 1877. This picture was scanned (my first scan with my new Christmas present scanner) from an art book which I bought when I attended the Renoir Art Exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

It is not a good representation of the original painting which I saw at the exhibition, it was so beautiful...sadly the colours here are not vivid and there seems to be so much green missing from the palette. Unfortunately a photo will never show the true beauty of the painting... I have done an image search as well but could not find another copy which was more like the original.

Also I am having some technical difficulties with my music player, I have deleted it but for some reason the music is still playing, cant get it out of the system, so I apologise for the unwanted music; I will try to get it sorted tomorrow. Maybe you could help me /t. , I'm not having a good day at all. ♥

Pierre-Auguste Renoir 1841 - 1919

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Photo Glyn said...

Wow guys, that was very public! Would it have been an idea to communicate privately to each other because outsiders will never see the full story, just a mess. Dianne, it's why I said ages ago that you MUST move on and start looking for FUTURE positives, not past ones. Easier said than done I know, but it would appear to third parties at least, that our futures don't work backwards ? Bad timing after the sad news about your Dad though however. Keep strong and keep watching the sun coming up, it's beautiful! X

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dianne said...

Well Glyn dear it would have been a much better idea to communicate in private but apparently the e-mail has not been working...and I dont like having the phone hung up in my ear.

Anyway this is only half of the story, 'the mess' and it is a mess if I choose to look at it that way...or I just walk away and leave it behind me.

I have perceived from that comment that I am not wanted at all...oh well it doesnt seem to matter any more.

And thanks for your encouraging words and for your sensible advice which I should heed and I will keep looking at the sun for it is beautiful. ♥

Photo Glyn said...

I visited a lady yesterday, an artist friend of mine, who lives alone on a cliff top in an old Coastguards cottage. She made my wife and I a pot of tea and some fresh coffee, and chatted as warmly as the sunshine blazing through the windows into the bright conservatory where we sat.

She showed us her paintings, full of colour, warmth and human humour. The smell of the linseed oil was strong and her old dog wagged it's tail for us as we left to walk back up the steep hillside behind.

The simplest meetings and most basic sensory pleasures, such as wind in your hair, sun on your face and aromatic tea in your mouth, are often the best moments in life, ones which show us a brighter future.

In fact I may even post this on my own blog! :-)

X

dianne said...

Thanks Glyn dear you have a good and kind soul...thanks for sharing that with me, it would have been a lovely experience.

You are so right in saying that the simplest of pleasures in life are often the best and lasting.

You should post it on your blog and share it with others. ♥

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foam said...

sadly reproductions in books, prints, online reproductions do not come close to seeing it in person.
you don't get the size, whether small or large, the actual texture, the actual values of the colors. i'm so glad you got to see these life. and i think it's wonderful that many museums are lending these collections so that they can be viewed by folks throughout the world.
i'm not hearing your music, btw ..
so it just might be your computer that is unwilling to give up the tunes.

dianne said...

Yes dearest Foamie its a sad representation of this painting which is a shame as the original was so beautiful.
Its so lovely to see the size, the actual colours and the textures, you are drawn into the painting.
I saw about twenty of his works at this exhibition, this one was a favourite.
Yes its great that these fine art works are being exhibited all over the world at galleries for all to see.
Please excuse the mess in my comments box, it looks like a disaster zone.
I played around for hours last night in Playlist trying to get rid of the music, for some reason it was just starting even though it was programed to only play when wanted, I deleted the htmljava script and cancelled my membership but still it persisted.
Sent them an e-mail at four this morning and this afternoon the music seemed to have gone, thankfully. ♥

Dave King said...

I do know the original. You are correct, your scan is not a good reproduction of it, but it definitely has something. I found it quite exciting. Both have their own qualities.

dianne said...

Thanks Dave for popping over to see me, I've seen you at the Colonel's and at Brasserie Alize.

Yes there is a notable difference between the scan from my art book and the original, I'm pleased you have seen the original. yes it is beautiful.

This photo here does have its merits, the autumn toned leaves do look lovely and the pathway draws you into the painting. ♥

Monique said...

Wow, so many deleted posts, It's gets more and more intriguing. And the apologies on both blogs. What happened!

dianne said...

Yes it looks like a battlefield doesn't it,just a battle of words... I'm surprised there arent any bodies lying around.
I should really tidy up.

I'm sorry buy I really cant say anything Monique you will have to ask Boneman. ♥

Monique said...

He's as secretive as you are Dianne, but it's okay. It seems to be all in the past anyway. Peace to you and Boneman and let friendships continue.

dianne said...

Thanks Monique , yes I hope the peace continues. ♥