The Painting and The Mirror by Joel F

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Feelings are like mirrors. It trick us with our reflections.  Emotions are like paintings, it is subject to one’s interpretation.

For the eye is not open when it is limited to the lightings in the mirror. And the wisdom to understand the paintings through the colors of one’s emotions is always on a standstill until someone told you it isn’t so.

But  how can they refute the visible stroke of the brush that you see when you see someone’s masterpiece as not your own but a part of what you long for?

As the mirror spreads the light and the painting shows its colors, you gasped in awe how your face changes sometimes. Some days you see a youthful face, some days you see wrinkles. Never the same, but always changing.

Just as what Pablo Picasso once said: “Who sees the human face correctly, the photographer, the mirror or the painter?”

I know i’ll never know the answer. And i intend to keep it that way.

 

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The Painting and The Mirror

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Feelings are like mirrors. It trick us with our reflections.  Emotions are like paintings, it is subject to one’s interpretation.

For the eye is not open when it is limited to the lightings in the mirror. And the wisdom to understand the paintings through the colors of one’s emotions is always on a standstill until someone told you it isn’t so.

But  how can they refute the visible stroke of the brush that you see when you see someone’s masterpiece as not your own but a part of what you long for?

As the mirror spreads the light and the painting shows its colors, you gasped in awe how your face changes sometimes. Some days you see a youthful face, some days you see wrinkles. Never the same, but always changing.

Just as what Pablo Picasso once said: “Who sees the human face correctly, the photographer, the mirror or the painter?”

I know i’ll never know the answer. And i intend to keep it that way.

 

Copyright © 2014 Joys of Joel by Joel F.  All Rights Reserved.

 

 

 

The Works of Salvador Dali

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The Works of Salvador Dali

 

Call it coincidence, but at the airport lounge while waiting for boarding, i happened to sit beside a woman holding a magazine.  She noticed that i keep glancing at the magazine, few minutes after, she said “I’m done, You wanna read?”,  I replied “sure”, “I’ll be back, i’ll just go to the washroom, take your time,” she said. so i scan the mag, and saw this article about fashion icons.  Coco Chanel, Salvador Dali, Elsa Schiaparelli and the likes were mentioned in the article.

Little did i know that I was about to get a taste of the icon’s works, just by a mere coincidence again.

I was heading to Marina Bay Sands for the “Skypark “ attraction when i saw this huge flower structure. I asked a young student and he told me it’s the Futuristic Art Science Museum.

“Futuristic” , wow, must be a high tech museum that showcase high technology gadgets or anything related to  future technology or things to come . beyond our wildest dream, something that you see in movies like “The Matrix” or “Mission Impossible.”   So i head right away to that museum. (that’s  the crazy thing about me when i travel, i don’t stick to my iterinary, even if i brought a checklist, i don’t follow it religiously).

Well, i  thought that the view i’ll see on top of the skypark won’t change, so i can go there a few hours later or a day after but the museum’s featured exhibits are always timed, you’ll never know if it’s the first or the last day of the exhibit.

Imagine my surprise when the featured exhibit that time was “The Works of Salvador Dali.”

Why?  First, i was expecting something futuristic and yet the exhibit is something about the past . (Well, art leads us to the future somehow, me rationalizing)   Second,  Do i believe in signs? Just a day before at the airport i was reading an article about Salvador Dali (thanks to that kind stranger) and here i am about to see his works in flesh! haha. So i went inside and start my unplanned adventure, to see how the mind of an artist works, through his life’s depictions in his art works.

Paintings, sculptures in brass, copper, metal and bronze, glass and stone carvings etc.. awesome! Awesome is an understatement, trust me!.

Salvador Dali was a famous clothes designer who once worked for the fabulous house of coco chanel, vogue magazine, elsa schiaparelli. He was also a painter, sculptor and a glass artist (seldom you see in the fashion designers today).

I so love his Floating Dining Artwork, that Fixtures on The Ceiling thing, the kissable red lip chair, the human cabinet (anthropomorphic cabinet) and so on…. .i actually love all of it! Too bad i can’t show everything here.  Anyway, take a peek and enjoy it!

 

 

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Smashin’ Glass and Anything Art

smashinglass    I was waiting for the bus heading to Qualicum Beach when an elderly woman told me that i’m too early for the bus (or shall i say, i’m late for the recent bus)..i have to wait for an hour, whew!  I decide to  stroll in downtown Parksville  instead and kill the time. Along the road i saw a cool Art Gallery shop “Smashin’ Glass and Anything Art, Co.” Its  cool facade and brickstone wall captured my attention. truly it was conceptualized by an artist. I went inside, look around.have my photos taken (with the permission of the owner of course!) So many art pieces , from wood carvings, pottery, jewelry, paintings, and so on.  An art gallery that showcase Vancouver Island’s local artists’ workpiece and offers classes for beginners who want to dip their hands into anything artful. The studio gallery offers lessons on glass fusing, picture framing and assorted workshops for kids and adults. Owned by glass artists Karena and Kevin, this place is truly a haven for artists. Better late than never, otherwise i woulld never discover a cool place like this. Tardiness has its own rewards sometimes. 🙂 – by JoelF   smashng3

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