Monday, 12 January 2009

Triple Take


Illustration Friday ~ Contained



Tembo contained his excitement about passing his exams by feigning nonchalance until he got outside. It was only then that he danced for joy!



Saturday Shenanigans




The world had turned white when we awoke on Saturday morning which threw us all into a state of childish delight. We skated on the pond, lit a bonfire, drank spicy mulled wine and went for long walk through a winter wonderland.




Shadow Shot Sunday


2008 © Tessa Edwards


Last year we visited The Maeght Foundation near St. Paul de Vence in the south of France which houses one of the most important collections of twentieth century art in Europe. Conceived in the late 1950s by Cannes art dealer Aimé Maeght, the idea of creating a contemporary art institution was fairly audacious, indeed unheard-of in Europe. Four decades after its completion, it continues as a place to view, study and enjoy art in the most peaceful and meditative of surroundings.



2008 © Tessa Edwards


We spent hours wondering through the shady gardens marvelling at works by Braque, Chillida, Calder, Arp, Miro and Giacometti.


2008 © Tessa Edwards


The gallery building itself, designed by the Catalan architect Josep Lluis Serp, is all about allowing the collection to be exhibited in an even, limpid, neutral and natural light. The whole is a veritable dreamscape of artistic delight.

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23 comments:

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

What a glorious place to spend the day! Love the last shadow the best!

Elizabeth said...

Tembo looks really cheerful - and African.
The middle picture is utter England in the colors - what a contrast.
You must miss African horribly.
I'm trying to write about Marrakesh where we spent 2 years full time and much time before that......
such terribly mixed feelings about all sorts of things.

Hey Harriet said...

Oh my, how I would love to visit there! You've captured such interesting & lovely shadows! Thanks so much for sharing them.

Have a wonderful week ahead :)

Hey Harriet said...

I just went to comment on your Illustration Friday piece & only just realised it was also part of this post. Silly me!

Just wanted to say how much I adore your artwork. The colours in this one I especially love. Beautiful :)

PJ said...

This is my first visit to your blog and I'm deeply impressed with your offerings: the painting, the artwork, the shadows. I particularly like the wrought iron gate with the frost. Lovely.

Kendra Joyner said...

Tembo makes me smile...he should be proud! :) Sounds like you all had a good time in the snow! It doesn't snow where I live anymore...it did when I was young but not anymore??...I miss it!!

Bella Sinclair said...

You've captured that first release of contained joy SOOOO well! I can just hear the music in his head. Fabulous.

And they way he's dancing is the way I felt when I saw your gorgeous photos of Madeira!!!

Lori ann said...

oh tessa, it's just all so perfect, the sweet dancing boy, the snow, is that you? and husband?, your museum photos, the shadows and light. Your words. just perfect.
lots of love,lori

Gallery Juana said...

The story about Tembo is cute. Sometimes our joy is meant to be private. Beautiful piece!

The art park looks like a wonderful place to visit.

Mamapippa said...

Beautiful photo's I find here ...
Greetings !

Lisa B. said...

How wonderful! I like the green fountain guy...funny. The shadows are all great...I love the last one!

Olga said...

Very cool shadows, and the frog fountain is absolutely adorable.

Anna Lefler said...

This post is a delight...love the photos...love your commentary...love it all!

BTW, I nominated you for a Bloggie Award...

XO

Anna

Your EG Tour Guide said...

What a beautiful collection of shadows! I'm impressed!

Stinking Billy said...

tessa, I am no photographer, and not even artistic in the general sense, but those colours of yours - a blind man would immediately declare "Africa!"

Rebecca said...

art work and shadows, brilliant :)
The frog water fountain made me smile

Eric Barclay said...

Beautiful painting and photos! What an entertaining post!

me ann my camera said...

Your shadow contributions are fascinating, I especially like the last one. Your blog is very interesting, full of interest and delight!

A Cuban In London said...

I loved that last shot. It's superb.

Greetings from London.

Janelle said...

hey tessa! beautiful paintings and pics..actually safari craig's ancestors hail from madeira...it looks GORGEOUS. xxx j

High Desert Diva said...

Love the snowy photo montage and the shadow shots.

Jules~ said...

Good morning to you. Thank you so much for your recent visit to my site.
I am enjoying looking around at all of your picture. You have some amazing things around where you live. I love that green water fountain spilling out of the wall.

The W.O.W. factor said...

You actually had a white winter wonderland! Please keep it since you and your family so enjoy it, ok? With my blessings!
The painting of Tembo shouts with his glee! The vibrance and pleasure he feels is obvious!
Oh, Tessa, you are so lucky to have access to so many beautiful places to explore! To experience the splendor of!