Hopper: A Mirror for the Soul.
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 […]
The Elusive Muse, Daphne
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 […]
Are you with Picasso?
When the great artist, Picasso, creator of Guernica, first visited the caves at Lascaux in France to see the paintings of our ancestors, he said, “We have learned nothing in thirty thousand years.” What did he mean? Of course, he was astounded by the brilliant artistry, but he was also struck by humankind’s lack […]
THE WONDROUS APOTHECARY
Something new! THE WONDROUS APOTHECARY A Tale of art, passion, and liberation. A publication date has not yet been set, but most of the work is done! It’s all about the protagonist of The Trilogy of Remembrance, Alexander Wainwright, and so, I am thinking of entitling it “The Wondrous Apothecary, the fourth in The Trilogy of […]
Looking at Art with Campbell and Jung
A psychiatrist and mythologist walked into an art gallery together. They are the wise sherpas pointing out new ways of “seeing” the brushstrokes as soul stirring messages. Why do I turn to Dr. Carl Jung, the Swiss psychiatrist and Joseph Campbell, the mythologist, when I’m looking at art? In addition to his lifelong clinical practice, Jung […]