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The Elusive Muse, Daphne


THE ELUSIVE MUSE A little story for you by Alexander Wainwright from The Drawing Lesson, the first in The Trilogy of Remembrance. 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 packed my bag and boarded the Orient Express […]

Are you with Picasso?


Picasso, Lascaux, cave art, Guernica, art, humanities, creativity, novels, philosophy, The Trilogy of Remembrance, The Wondrous Apothecary,

  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


Suspense, mystery, art, collaboration, apothecary, alchemist, allegory, symbolism, authoritarianism, creativity, dictatorship, free speech, friendship, holograph, holographic art, love, medical experiments, passion, philosophic, spiritual, trust, vision, painting, conceptual art

  Something new! THE WONDROUS APOTHECARY A Tale of art, passion, and liberation.  My seventh novel has just been published. 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 Remembrance.” Alexander’s nemesis, Rinaldo, is front and centre in […]

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 […]

THE PATRON AND THE MUSE


muse, patron, art, Tchaikovsky, music, William Blake, poetry, painting. The Trilogy of Remembrance, Joseph Campbell Foundation, visionary artist, visions.

#muse #patron #art, #Tchaikovsky #music, #William Blake, #poetry, #painting. Where is my patron? Where goes my muse? How many times has an artist cried out, “If only I had a patron, I would not have to starve, but could dedicate my life to my art with some degree of comfort.”  So goes the litany of […]