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i am a self-defined Nuyorican creative (that is a Puerto Rican who is from both the isles of Manhattan, NYC and the Caribbean). I share daily in the joy of education and live in a cute port town in New York, in a 'teensy-weensy' apartment with my two dogs and canary named Valentino. Check out my Etsy shop for purchasable pieces. Please do not reproduce imagery off of this site without explicit credit and no derivatives may be made of my original imagery- Thank You.

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Parisian Color & the D' Orsay


A while back I wrote a few posts about Color and the Absence of Color. Last night (April 10th) Gregg and I were visiting artists at Hartwick College. During his portion of the talk, Gregg recommended the COLOR book that I have recommended here on my site again. Although I have so much to say about our Hartwick talk, until I get that prepared, I remembered these Euro pics that resonate in my mind like palettes of powdered pigment.


In re-looking at this pic I was struck by the child's hand reflected in the mirror above all of the candy...I never noticed it when I actually took the picture.



Now that we have seen some color, I want to juxtapose these impregnated images with some pics from The Musee d'Orsay (my favorite Parisian museum). This 19th century art museum holds some of the most amazing paintings and sculptures I have ever seen. One of my personal favorite artist, Camille Claudel has some pieces at the D'Orsay like this one:

Camille Claudel click to see


There are other sculptures by other masters as well, such as the ones I have captured here. Many of the pictures I chose to take are of sculptures that relay emotions such as ecstasy and agony. Unfortunately, I can't tell you who many of them are done by.


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The d'Orsay Clock (the bldg used to be an old rail road station) Click!!
The d'Orsay - Click!
This is a great shot of Sacre Couer (a famous art school in Paris) through another d'Orsay clock. Click to see!

I hope you enjoyed these newest pics - let me know your thoughts by clicking on the 'Post a Comment' words in the grey bar just below. My blogging will start picking up in speed again this week, since report card writing and traveling for the month is finally done! I have so much to share about our artist talk at Hartwick college, and some phenomenal and inspiring artists that I met there. I will most likely be interrupting the Europe pics to share it all with you. So please stay tuned!!

Reader Comments (5)

So much COLOR! and
i love all of the sculptures...D'Orsay is one of my faves as well...but I love the paintings! This made me appreciate even more the humanity captured and thrust into our space by sculptures. and yes Camille Claudel is fantastic! everyone must check out her work. thank you amaretto girl once again for your inspiring slices of life, YUM!, I am stuffed!

April 12, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterstain boy

what an absolutely intense array of photos you had to share to day... the pastries just served to make me crave sugar,,, but the black and whites.. the portrait shots ... wow... simply amazing,, and to think you didnt find them all on google!!!! even more amazing!!!!!

April 14, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterpaisley

i saw the the pastries, the crowns and the knight's horse! I cant wait to see you tomorrow to talk about it!

April 17, 2008 | Unregistered Commentercuchi

amazing photos, ms. diaz.
check out this link:

May 27, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterchika

Meri what a page GGGGreat from candys,photos,statues,family pic I really enjoyed this whole page.

September 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLisette hernandez

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