Launched May 1st, 2009 with a tentative start... this blog evolved into a space to bring things I'm curious about or fascinated with whilst adapting to life in a new city, a new direction with my work and in the online realm. Early on postings were frequent and wide-ranging in focus. Attention slowly spread to new online engagements as ideas developed and formats trialled to extend those ideas. However, this blog has always remained at the centre of all that followed ...the conversations, journeys and glimpses into creative worlds generated here have long enriched my days beyond all imagining and I return always to pick up the thread with gratitude for the experience and for those who've passed through, perhaps joined up or stopped to converse!
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Thursday, November 26, 2009

holiday with Matisse

open window 1921

the bank 1907

interior with a girl 1905- 06

seville still life 1911

interior with aubergine 1911-12

tulips and oysters

interior with aubergines 1911

This morning I was trawling holiday possibilities on islands off the coast of Qld, daydreaming really...
Later on I found myself drawn to this image above 'Interior with Aubergines' on The Blue Lantern Blog for its sheer joyfulness. Wanting to see more of this actual work I googled it and found a series of images here at Olga's Gallery that really appealed so I posted them above. What a wonderful reverie...the open window looking onto the Bay...I would love to visit here this summer and spend time reading books on that lounge, eating oysters, aubergines, walking along that bank, drinking tea in those interiors and looking in on Matisse painting every so often.


curator said...


Sophie Munns said...

Thank you Curator.
I believe for a moment this morning I was with Matisse on holidays in all that colour.

Mlle Paradis said...

Oh I love Matisse! Thanks for this post Sophie! I hadn't seen some of these before.

Sophie Munns said...

Its a pleasure to find new images - quite a few were from St Petersburg - The Hermitage - which I think is why for me they were so fresh.
The website titled 'Olga's Gallery' where all but the bottom image were found seemed to have a predominantly Russian presence.
Hope you enjoyed Thanksgiving Mlle Paradis!