28 April 2012

Rimbaud, It Is So

copyright (c) 2012, Sharon Edmunds
Rimbaud, It Is So, Acrylic on Board, 12" x 12"


'....Eternity.
It is the sea,
Mixed with the sun.'

'....l'Eternite.
C'est la mer melee
Au soleil.'


- Arthur Rimbaud
'A Season In Hell'
'Une Saison En Enfer'*



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*From: 'A SEASON IN HELL and THE DRUNKEN BOAT', ARTHUR RIMBAUD 
            'UNE SAISON EN ENFER and LE BATEAU IVRE', ARTHUR RIMBAUD
ENGLISH TRANSLATION BY LOUISE VARESE, Copyright (c) 1961 by New Directions Publishing Corportation.

18 comments:

  1. Beautiful painting - it vibrates, but has a calm to it as well.

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  2. Je reviens à la vie, petit à petit, au goût des choses, de l'art qui disparaissent dans les moments d'urgent. Je viens te visiter et lit ces vers de Rimbaud, si réconfortants et qui accompagne ta dernière création.
    La peinture est une renaissance et les peintres, des magiciens dont nous avons besoin et qu'il ne faut jamais oublier. Ici souffle un vent de poésie dont j'ai besoin.

    Bien amicalement.

    Roger

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    1. Bonjour Roger! Encore une fois votre commentaire est tellement douce. Je suis reconnaissant que vous avez trouve du reconfort dans ce vers de Rimbaud. De toute evidence, ses paroles ont une grande signification pour nous deux. Mais mon ami, je me sens tres triste si je comprends bien vous avez eu une situation d'urgence. C'est la premiere fois que j'entends cela. Ma vie a ete tellement occupee - fou. Je n'ai pas visite votre blog recemment, parce que je voulais avoir assez de temps pour apprecier votre remarquable oeuvres d'art. Je pensais avoir le temps de week-end dernier, mais fou encore une fois. Maintenant, je suis tres triste d'entendre de vos nouvelles. J'espere vraiment que les choses s'ameliorent pour vous.

      Bien amicalement, Sharon

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  3. Ah, my favorite colors. Almost abstract....Love it. And a nice quote.

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    1. Hello Eric! I know! (Me, too!) Thank you. Yes, a beautiful quote. I adore Rimbaud's poetry.

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  4. Jolie inspiration grâce à Arthur Rimbaud! Magnifique!
    Je te souhaite un très beau dimanche Sharon et te remercie de ton adorable commentaire sur ma fille Myriam

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    1. Bonjour Kenza! Oui, je suis d'accord. Arthur Rimbaud est un Monstre Sacre. J'adore sa poesie. Merci beaucoup!!!

      Ah, oui, j'ai eu le plaisir! En vous souhaitant une belle journee!

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  5. Hi Sharon
    I've being growing more fond of orange and aqua every day and your painting reinforces that!!.. You know it reminds me of some famous painting.. with lots of little ships bobbing on the sea.. can't think what painting/print i'm referring to.. spanish armada probably!!!

    Love your graffiti tree in last post also!! makes for lovely art.. humans have been here!!

    Sorry I'm such a slacker lately.. Have a fabulous week.. ciao xxx Julie

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    1. Hi Julie! Yeah, I love blue & orange together. They really are complementary colors! And I always love your comments. You always leave me with something to wonder about...'famous painting...lots of little ships bobbing on the sea...spanish armada probably'...?!?!? Total blank for me, but fascinating. If you remember, PLEASE let me know! There are obviously gaps in my Art History memory file.

      And the graffiti tree - that photo, the essence of it - the graffiti - reminds me of the massive rocks photos you took with all that graffiti. Absolutely, humans have such a need to leave their mark.

      Not to worry. My life has become crazy. We're NOT slackers, we just need longer days! I've noticed that by the time I get through all I have to do today, it's already tomorrow.

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  6. I love this piece! It's got such a wonderful texture to the eye that I want to touch it. Water, earth and sky?

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    1. Hello Stephanie! Thank you! That texture IS there. This was done on board with layers of gesso under layers of paint and a lot of scratching into it.

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  7. oh i am blown away by this one, i really am!!! and you even chose my favourite rimbaud-line to go with it... i just want to dive into this endless sea of sun!
    however did you achieve this gorgeous texture? from here it looks like it is painted on wood!

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    1. Hello Roxana! Thank you! I'm smiling. I love your 'endless sea of sun!' This is painted on (masonite) board, so it is wood based. It took 3 layers of gesso and then layers of paint, and each layer was scratched either horizontally or vertically, which built up the texture of the piece.

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  8. The way you use color gives your work such strength and this one is exquisite - especially coupled with Rimbaud.

    Thank you for visiting and for your lovely comments, especially the one for my sister, Stephanie.

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    1. Hello Secretfragileskies! Thank you. Color, beyond everything else, is what speaks to my heart as a painter.

      You've created a brilliant world at secretfragileskies. One filled with so much beauty and sometimes heartbreaking sadness.

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