Geoffrey Johnson - represented by Principle Gallery
Above: Josephine Sacabo
My tears are like the quiet drift
Of petals from some magic rose;
And all my grief flows from the rift
Of unremembered skies and snows.
I think, that if I touched the earth,
It would crumble;
It is so sad and beautiful,
So tremulously like a dream.
~Dylan Thomas - Clown In The Moon
Buddhabud by leolund
As a lotus flower is born in water, grows in water and rises out of water to stand above it unsoiled, so I, born in the world, raised in the world having overcome the world, live unsoiled by the world”
Pablo Picasso, Man with Pipe (L’homme à la pipe),
Paris, May 1923,
Oil, pencil, and india ink on canvas, 130 x 97 cm,
Private collection, Courtesy Fundación Almine y Bernard Ruiz-Picasso para el Arte,
© 2012 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York,
Photo: Eric Baudouin
Boy with a Pipe, 1905
Despcription from wiki: Garçon à la Pipe (English: Boy with a Pipe) is a painting by Pablo Picasso. It was painted in 1905 when Picasso was 24 years old, during his Rose Period, soon after he settled in the Montmartre section of Paris, France. The oil on canvas painting depicts a Parisian boy holding a pipe in his left hand and wearing a garland or wreath of flowers.
Early preparations of this work involved positioning the boy in all types of poses that involved standing, sitting or leaning against the wall. After much repositioning of the model, Picasso decided to go with the boy sitting down. Next was how to position the arm, where much time was also spent on the height and angle. Early works do not show any objects other than a pipe being used.Although Picasso started to paint this picture, he gave it a rest period for about a month. During this time, Picasso decided to finish it off by placing a garland of flowers on the boy’s head.
Le Bateau-Lavoir in Montmartre is where Picasso was living when he painted the picture. Some of the local people made a living in the entertainment industry, such as being clowns or acrobats. Picasso used many local people in his pictures, but little is known about the boy in the picture.
What appears to be fact from comments made from a variety of sources is that the boy was a model in his teen years who hung around Picasso’s studio and volunteered to pose for the oil work.
Picasso’s own comments about the boy were that he was one of the:
“local types, actors, ladies, gentlemen, delinquents… He stayed there, sometimes the whole day. He watched me work. He loved that.”
From this comment, suppositions can be made. The first is that Picasso did not want people to know who the boy is, and the second is Picasso did not really know the boy. However, many reports have been made that say the boy is “p’tit Louis”, or “Little Louis” via: wiki. Read more: HERE
Photograph of James Joyce, taken by C. P. Curran ca. 1904. Reproduced by Ellmann, courtesy of C. P. Curran. Ellmann reports that Joyce, asked what he was thinking when Curran took the photo, replied, “I was wondering would he lend me five shillings.” via: cas.umt.edu
He wanted to cry quietly but not for himself: for the words, so beautiful and sad, like music.
~James Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man