Tuesday, June 26, 2012
And especially the Jardin du Luxembourg in summertime…where it stays light well into the evening – I snapped this photo around 9pm last night…strolling the garden with ice cream cone in hand : ) la vie est belle.
The Medici Fountain in the Jardin du Luxembourg. Gorgeousness abounds here. Further down the path I stumbled upon a small orchard of apple & pear espaliers…delight.
Even the clouds here are dazzling…as they march across the summer sky.
Gerhard Richter’s clouds.
He says: A lot of people find other media more attractive – put a video screen in a museum and nobody wants to look at the painting anymore. But painting is my profession, because it has always been the thing that interested me the most. And now I’m of a certain age, I come from a different tradition and, in any case, I can’t do anything else. I’m still very sure that painting is one of the most basic human capacities, like dancing and singing, that make sense, that stay with us, as something human.
Photos & sketches by Elizabeth Hubbell.