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ART and the Meaning of Life


Art, painting, Van Gogh, Mark Rothko, meaning in life, meaning of life, emotion, compassion, eudaimonia, Aristotle, Carl Jung, Joseph Campbell, artist as prophet, literature, The Trilogy of Remembrance, The Drawing Lesson, The Fate of Pryde, Night Crossing,

Let’s talk about art, creativity and— the meaning of life.  Where does that spark of inspiration come from. How does that explosive blast of energy create something new in this world?  But why do we focus only on the artist and pay so little attention to the other party—the viewer. This time, let’s talk about the viewer. […]

A Visionary Artist Arrives in Paris


  Have you ever been to Paris? What would it be like to travel there with a visionary artist? What would you see, sense and feel in such an experience? Travel with Alexander Wainwright in search of his muse and The Fate of Pryde. Alexander Wainwright has been retained by the famous philanthropist, Jonathan Pryde, […]

Don’t Mess with the Magician.


Fueled and spurred on by creativity, the magician gives birth to the work of art. Thoughts of creativity bring pictures to mind of a magician onstage in a Shakespearean play. Listen! When theatre lights darken, strike the drum, bring on the music, drama and song! We are enchanted and charmed in a magical, mystical realm. […]

Marc Chagall


Marc Chagall, stained glass, painting, Trilogy of Remembrance

Gallery Hopping. Off to see the paintings of MARC CHAGALL. His life seems a joyous fantasy expressed in his paintings and stained glass.  Chagall said—that he lived and created with one foot dipped in the waters of the subconscious and the other on terra firma in this reality. With such talk of art and the unconscious/consciousness, […]

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 […]

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