May 25, 2011

Last week's shadow

Auf der Suche nach geeigneten Grasschatten bin ich neulich auf diese Blume gestossen, die zwar ziemlich klein, aber durch ihr leuchtendes Weiss doch relativ gut zu sehen ist, aber sie scheint sich an schattigen Plätzen wohler zu fühlen als in der Sonne, so hat es mich doch ein paar wertvolle Momente gekostet, um ein geeignetes Exemplar zu finden, das nicht von viel grösseren Pflanzen überschattet wurde.

A la recherche d'ombres d'herbe, j'ai trouvé cette fleur récemment, qui est plutôt petite, mais qui se voit pourtant assez bien grâce à son blanc éclatant, pourtant elle semble préférer des emplacements pas trop ensolleillés, ce qui m'a fait perdre quelques moments précieux pour en trouver un exemplaire adapté qui n'était pas trop ombragé par de plus grandes plantes.

When I was looking around for grass shadows recently, I found this flower, which was rather small, although well visible thanks to its brilliant white, however it seems to prefer places not in full sunlight, so it cost me some precious moments to find an adequante specimen that was not too much overshadowed by a larger plant.

15 x 10.5 cm

May 17, 2011

Midnight In Paris

Woddy Allen's latest masterpiece made me think of the book I'm reading these days, "Die Welt von Gestern" (The World Of Yesterday) by Stefan Zweig. Like the movie Midnight in Paris, this book also, for some time, introduces us to the Paris of the 1920s, and to famous artists, writers, and musicians, as if you'd really be there ... in a time that looks like a Golden Age today.

The tragic difference however is that while Woody Allen's movie concludes that the present is just as fascinating as a past Golden Age may have been, Zweig's book does the very contrary and shows how those times really were a Golden Age, and really stopped when the fascist regimes rolled over Europe to end them up in blood and hatred.

If there's anyone out there planning to travel back to 1942, I suggest you take a copy of Midnight in Paris, and show it to the Zweigs to ease their despair. They could almost be still alive today.

My drawing shows the shadow of the book on my night table.

May 15, 2011

Michel Redolfi

Michel Redolfi à la Galerie de la Marine, Nice, hier, lors du concert "Sound Orbiter" (nuit des galeries)

Michel Redolfi during the concert "Sound Orbiter", yesterday at the Galerie de la Marine, Nice.

10.5 x 15 cm