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For me, war is the lowest and darkest expression of humankind.

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              Are you cannon fodder?

But ART is our highest and very finest expression of the human spirit.

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I love the light emanating from this painting by Vermeer. It creates a quiet and serene moment in life.

A lot of people say 2017 has been a tough year. Everybody’s fearful of something.

At the end of each year, we review all the worst times that we and our poor world have suffered.

But ART raises our spirits. Why not celebrate the coming of 2018 by looking at and talking about ART?

Post an image of some ART that you love. Maybe it’s a painting or a photograph or sculpture. If you can’t actually post the picture here but you can post a link to it or join me on Facebook and post it there at 

https://www.facebook.com/TheTrilogyofRemembrance/

But wait! Let’s not forget the writers–those who toil with pen and paper [or computer]. Tell us about that story you read [or wrote] that made your spirit soar and even changed your life. Post them right here or on my blog. What did your ART make you feel and why.

Maybe through ART we can grow our spirits and start 2018 on a great note. Just to get us started, here’s some more of the ART I love.

                                   ~HAPPY NEW YEAR! ~

Happy New Year, 2016, holiday, War, Peace, Art, celebrate, spirit, overcoming fear, writers, painters, Hopper, Vermeer, J M W Turner, novels.

This painting is by the great British artist J.M.W. Turner known as the master of light. And I’m sure you can see why.

Happy New Year, 2016, holiday, War, Peace, Art, celebrate, spirit, overcoming fear, writers, painters, Hopper, Vermeer, J M W Turner, novels.

“New York Movie” by one of my favourite artists, Edward Hopper. It’s the sense of what lies behind our “reality” that gets me.

 

 

 

Happy New Year, 2016, holiday, War, Peace, Art, celebrate, spirit, overcoming fear, writers, painters, Hopper, Vermeer, J M W Turner, novels.

“Girl with the Pearl Earring” Another gorgeous Vermeer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy New Year, 2016, holiday, War, Peace, Art, celebrate, spirit, overcoming fear, writers, painters, Hopper, Vermeer, J M W Turner, novels.

One of my favourite authors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Let your spirit soar! Please send us your ART!

 

Mary E. Martin is the author of two trilogies: The Osgoode Trilogy, inspired by her many years of law practice; and The Trilogy of Remembrance, set in the glitter and shadows of the art world. Both Trilogies will elevate the reader from the rush and hectic world of today and spin them into realms of yet unimagined intrigue. Be inspired by the newly released and final installment of The Trilogy of Remembrance, Night Crossing.

The novels of The Osgoode Trilogy and The Trilogy of Remembrance may be found at any online bookstore either in print or e-book format. But here’s a convenient place to shop. Just click the coin. TURKEY COIN

 

 

 

 

 

 

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6 thoughts on “ART ~ the Remedy for Year End Blues

  1. A remarkable article. It’s wonderful when you can take solace in ART. Here is my choice
    Wonderful idea to find solace in ART! It’s a painting of Palmyra in Syria. The light gives me a sense of the eternal.
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  2. Terrific idea. One book I finished in one reading was “Exodus” by Leon Uris,the story of the former concentration camp Jews who emigrated to Israel after WWII in the face of firm British opposition. I am frequently taken by surprise by Alex Colville’s Art. He demonstrates great technique while leaving you with a haunting thought about outcomes and personal histories rather like Hopper.

    • Thanks David. I expect that Uris’s novel took you deeply into his characters lives and that is why it made such a connection with you. I like the idea of your being taken by surprise by a painting. Colville’s work is certainly reminiscent of Hopper’s. I always sense with both of them that there is far more “underneath” the surface.

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