Friday, September 30, 2022

"The Truth About Love..."


I would rather have eyes that cannot see, ears that cannot hear, lips that cannot speak, than a heart that cannot love.

- Robert Tizon




"We Were Always There..."



What I Like About This: Here is a bold pose from a vintage couple... They leave little to the imagination about who and what they were to one another.  No man sits upon the lap of another who is not in love with him. Their embrace with the one's hand deftly laid upon the thigh of his partner and other upon his waist reveals their intimacy and affection.  The boldness of expression upon the one face, and the acknowledging smile of the other say to us from across the spans of time, "we were lovers and we were always there..."



"A Little Sane Advice..."




"Same Gender Loving People - No. 4567"


"When You Love Someone..."

Positive images of people like me... The truth of the matter is that we all need to see people like ourselves. So everyday, I'll post a photo, drawing or some other artwork that depicts Same Gender Loving People as what we are... Only Human.



"The Imitation Of Life..."











Discovery, passion, love, lust, truth, confirmation, fear, acceptance, it was all there in 
"Maurice"
 (1987) directed by James Ivory



"This Made Me Smile..."




"The Views To Love..."











Love is a journey to happiness...



"The Artist's Corner..."


"When All Sound Subsided"
Oil on canvas
Igor Sychev 


What I Like About This: Igor Sychev is a Russian artist whose art focuses on the beauty of the male form as almost a protest against the prudish norms of the western world.  His nudes are generally tasteful and well executed and often feature intriguing subject matter. I found this work to be interesting and it caught my eye because of it's unusual scale, perspective and dimensions.  The artist's choice of a short wide canvas is interesting, but even more so is the scale of the model to the musical  instruments... If one were to assume that the piano is even a full sized grand, using that as the dimensional scale would mean the model could at best be perhaps only 5 feet tall. The saxophone, is also a bit out of proportion as well and these types of details are things that I discover as I seek to appreciate an artist message in his work.  Moreover, the nudity is tasteful and an air of modesty is evident in the strategic use of light to create shadow.  So, in the end, my conclusion was that I liked this painting... it made me wonder and think about that artist's goal in creating it, and that is the hallmark of all good art.



Thursday, September 29, 2022

"The Truth About Love..."


Immature love says: "I love you because I need you." Mature love says: "I need you because I love you."

- Erich Fromm



"We Were Always There..."



What I Like About This: A vintage sailor couple posing for a photo which when they saw it, I'm sure they realized that it had captured the truth of their love for each other.  Here we see happiness and affection, the chap on the right even has his lips pursed for a kiss. That they lived in a time when we could not be open about who we loved is a great sadness, but that we can see that they loved and were happy nevertheless is reason to celebrate and be reminded that, "we were always there..."



"A Little Sane Advice..."




"Same Gender Loving People - No. 4566"


"Love Is Life's Happiness..."

Positive images of people like me... The truth of the matter is that we all need to see people like ourselves. So everyday, I'll post a photo, drawing or some other artwork that depicts Same Gender Loving People as what we are... Only Human.



"The Imitation Of Life..."


In moonlight, black boys look blue...



"This Made Me Smile..."




"The Views To Love..."














And now these two have become one, joined by love's promise...



"The Artist's Corner..."


"After the Dinner Rush"
Oil on linen
Lisa Wang


What I Like About This: Another work featuring one of my favorite subject genres, servers and waiters.  I'm not sure why this subject is so appealing, perhaps it invokes memories of happy dining excursions in the past... In any case, I admire this work's bold brush strokes and the soft focus of the background is one of my favorite artist's techniques for creating interest and intrigue in a scene.



Wednesday, September 28, 2022

"The Truth About Love..."


True love is a durable fire,
In the mind ever burning.

SIR WALTER RALEIGH



"A Thought To Ponder..."




"We Were Always There..."



What I Like About This: Another photo of a vintage couple whose pose and expressions reveal more than what meet the eyes.  The bodies pressed together in an embrace, the arm and hand gently wrapped around his partner's neck pulling him in close. The smile and the "telling half smirk" say, we are more than just friends, we are lovers.



"Same Gender Loving People - No. 4565"


"Only Love Brings Such Joy To Life..."

Positive images of people like me... The truth of the matter is that we all need to see people like ourselves. So everyday, I'll post a photo, drawing or some other artwork that depicts Same Gender Loving People as what we are... Only Human.