Hope your day is going well.
I have survived day 2 of the Boot Camp/Rehab, it was hard,
but hopefully worthwhile. And we had lentil and sausage soup for lunch,
and that was really good.
I have another Modigliani 'knock off''. It shows Max Jacob, a French painter and writer. He was of Jewish origin, but converted to Christianity at the beginning of the 20th century. He was one of the first friends Pablo Picasso made when he came to Paris, where they shared a room, and remained life-long friends. In 1936 he moved away from Paris, but was arrested in 1944 by the Gestapo and imprisoned. His brother and other family members were deported to Auschwitz and gassed on arrival. Max Jacob fell ill and died before he could be deported.
I placed the portrait, painted with water colours and pastels, onto a painted, stamped and textured background. The Hebrew lettering means 'Let us praise the Lord' - not for the awful things that happened to him and so many others, but for his talent and that his memory and work has not been eradicated. 'The memory of the just is blessed, but the name of the wicked shall rot' (Proverbs 10:7)
And on a more cheerful note, another visit down in the woods, for
'Without darkness there's no light. Without night there is no day. And without love there is nothing at all...'Peter Sarstedt
Have a great weekend, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!