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From the collection of David and Lisa Johnson

From the collection of David and Lisa Johnson

The painting is called Gevalia Kaffee, after the coffee company porcelain container.  The Still Life scene is located in the formal dining room of an old Victorian bungalow home we used to own.  The elements tell a story of hospitality – coffee for two, cream and sugar, a rose to add some visual beauty.  You are invited to come sit a spell, sip the hot brew and share some life with a listening friend.

English: Coffee with a piece of Berner Honigle...

English: Coffee with a piece of Berner Honiglebkuchen, a traditional sweet from the canton of Berne, Switzerland. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Aristotle said:

The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but  their inward significance.

Portrait of Aristoteles. Pentelic marble, copy...

Portrait of Aristoteles. Pentelic marble, copy of the Imperial Period (1st or 2nd century) of a lost bronze sculpture made by Lysippos. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Art is a language – a universal one.  Through art’s expression we can tell a story – some simple, and much more.  Art is also a reflection of the way one views their world.  Like a tatoo, there is usually a lot of thought that goes into selecting or creating something visual that represents what is meaningful to us.  Ultimately, art is a partnership.  I like this quote by Andre Gide.

Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist  does the better.

Amen!

 

 

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