|Art I Heart|
Share the art you love from your walls, a birthday card, what your child drew at school, that you saw in The National Gallery in London...
1. Choose one piece of art that has a short personal story behind it. It could be something on your wall, something you've seen in a gallery and love, homedrawn, on a postcard, on a birthday card, something by Degas or something by your DS.
2. Take a photograph, scan or download a picture of your picture and post it along with the short story about why you are drawn to it, have it on your wall, bought it, or hate it. Don't forget to link back to the linky so your readers can see the other entries.
3. Link up (it's open till next Thursday, 4pm GMT), leave a comment, et voila!
|Butterfly Hunters by Yosl Bergner (b. 1920)|
I fell in love with that painting. It was dark and somewhat haunting but yet full of surprises. The picture consisted of many windows, columns and arches. Figures were hidden behind the columns or peeking out under the arches. I would have loved to own a picture like that. I would have loved anything by Yosl Bergner. I had fallen in love with Yosl Bergner.
Fast forward 15 years and I have moved into my present flat. A friend who was studying Chinese medicine and heavily into Feng Shui, came to visit. She saw my favourite picture (a framed poster) of a girl with lemons and my print of the rabbi on his bicycle rushing to prayers. "Do you ever want to get married Rachel?" she asked me, "because if you do, get rid of these pictures. Just get rid of them!"
I suggested that If I hung them close together they might cancel each other out. Or they could be seen as a couple (incongruous but not impossible). "Just get rid of them!" she repeated. Reader, I didn't get rid of them but I found this Yosl Bergner, signed, limited edition, print in a local framer's shop. I recognised it as one of my best friends has had the exact same print in her home for 20 years. (Coincidently, hers is 223/250 and mine is 222/250 - I win). With this purchase I intended to balance my Fung Shui for getting married. No luck so far :~).
To see more of Yosl Bergner's paintings look here.