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Hopper: A Mirror for the Soul.


Edward Hopper, painting, realism, art, philosophy, frozen moment, alienation, solitude, loneliness, divisions in society, hireth, nostalgia, resentment of elites, migration, three separations, A Woman in the Sun, 1961, Automat, 1927, Summertime in the City, 1950, Excursion into Philosophy, 1959, House by the Railroad [1925], New York Movie, 1939, Room in New York, 1932, Pennsylvania Coal Town, 1947, Search for Meaning, A Woman in the Sun, 1961

  The Paintings of Edward Hopper Here sits a lonely woman! Surrounded by the dark, she seems lost in thought. Her isolation is so oppressive, even the radiator turns from her and crouches in the corner. Suppose you could talk to her. What would she say?  “I hate small town life! Life must be better […]

A Troublesome Muse


Muse, inspiration, The Drawing Lesson, The Trilogy of Remembrance, Alexander Wainwright, novels about artists and art, landscape painting, creativity, award winning novels, free short stories, Mary E. Martin,

Next morning, Alexander Wainwright stood in the cool dawn of the meadow. One thought from last night reverberated within him—what good is the truth unless it serves life and love. The sun cast a pale and eerie light upon the grasses and flowers bent with dew. Small animals skittered through the bush and about his […]

The Elusive Muse, Daphne


DAPHNE-THE-MUSE

Surrounded by the old-fashioned luxury of the Orient Express,  I sank into my seat and set out for Venice. But forgive me! I’ve not introduced myself. I’m Alexander Wainwright, a landscape painter from London, who is irrevocably wedded to chasing the muse.  I met my muse, Daphne. She was very much her own woman and […]

The Ice House


                     THE ICE HOUSE                     By Mary E. Martin A short story just for you! “That’s an old photograph of me the summer I turned eight. Squinting at the camera, I look like I’m ready to run. You can’t see him but my brother, Paul, with dark […]

Remembrance Day, Nineteen Seventeen


A century has passed since the events in this story took place in a little town—Belleville, Ontario. It’s the way I like to remember wars—all wars on Remembrance Day. My father told us this story many times about his own father. It’s the best “anti-war” story I’ve ever heard. With great respect to all those […]

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