The Lovers’ Almanac 13 January – Solace – Undone – art by Chaïm Soutine

Dear Zazie,  Here is today’s Lovers’ Almanac from Mac Tag dedicated to his muse.  Rhett

The Lovers’ Almanac – Pale Love, Pale Rider

Dear Muse,

unwanted is
as unwanted does

ok, this
cannot be normal
to feel so good
about bein’ alone

a smile
i know it
only makes
a certain sorta sense
but there it was
the pull is strong
and i succumb

tho there is no denyin’
i know where lies,
in another kinda smile,
the true, best purpose

for now, however,
as the snow falls
and the temperature
heads for sub-zero;
another log for the fire
more aged Hendrick’s
and the solace
of this vision,
voices from the past,
the pursuit of verse
and light, provides
shelter from the storms

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true portrait drawn then

since erased
face of truth
want without seein’,
without regret
apologize, yet not
you git the point
too hidden to be recognized
unable to fear, this is the time
in all that appears, but not there
yet hidden behind everything
continuous
as the aim of despair draws near,
and for little that it offers, 
would have seen me aver
concur blindly from this view of hurt
when in the grip of sincere feelin’s,
resentment overcame the good
when repentance called
a possession of the pitiful
a preferred graven crown
the pleasure of reverence
point of no return
and the vow that binds to veneration
but rather than acceptin’ the promise
lost reason for remembrance
impose self-denial in order to maintain
now in Her trance; to direct penance
had i accepted; vengeance satisfied
no, would have little beyond reproach 
and I want that; how it wrongly keeps me
me, kept undone; a motive for Her darkness
my soul, She remits to eternity
what is the name of the place 
where your heart aspires
ascension, regardless of your intent
 
but farewell will probe where tends the mystery,
and confirms my refusal
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Chaïm Soutine
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Chaim Soutine (with signature)

Today is the birthday of Chaïm Soutine (Smilavichy, Russian Empire 13 January 1893 – 9 August 1943 Paris); Russian painter of Belarusian Jewish origin.  Soutine made a major contribution to the expressionist movement while living in Paris.  Inspired by classic painting in the European tradition, Soutine developed an individual style more concerned with shape, color, and texture over representation, which served as a bridge between more traditional approaches and the developing form of Abstract Expressionism.

Gallery

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Amedeo Modigliani, Portrait de Chaïm Soutine (1916)

Autoportrait, vers 1917, huile sur toile (54,6 × 45,7 cm). Soutine n’aimait guère se peindre, et ne l’a fait qu’au début de sa carrière.

Nature morte à la lampe, vers 1916 (huile sur toile, 65,3 × 54,4 cm).

Nature morte à la soupière, vers 1916 (huile sur toile).

Nature morte aux harengs et aux oignons, vers 1917 (huile sur toile, 61,3 × 37,9 cm).

Nature morte avec violon, pain et poisson, vers 1922 (huile sur toile, 21,25 × 25,5 cm).

Les Glaïeuls, vers 1919, huile sur toile (46 × 56 cm). Ici apparaît et éclate le fameux rouge vermillon de Soutine.

La Maison blanche, 1918 (huile sur toile, 50 × 65 cm).

Paysage avec personnages, vers 1919 (huile sur toile, 80 × 60 cm).

Paysage aux toits rouges, 1919 (huile sur toile, 65,5 × 50,1 cm).

Les Platanes à Céret, vers 1920 (huile sur toile, 72,5 × 53,5 cm).

Les Maisons, vers 1921 (huile sur toile, 92 × 58 cm).

Le Petit Pâtissier, vers 1923, huile sur toile (54 × 73 cm). Celui qui a ravi Albert Barnes, changeant le destin de Soutine, a une oreille bien plus énorme.

Le lapin, vers 1923 (huile sur toile, 36 × 73 cm).

Dindon et tomates, vers 1924 (huile sur toile, 49 × 81 cm).

Le dindon, vers 1925 (huile sur toile, 65 × 80 cm).

Le canard, 1925 (huile sur toile, 57 × 93 cm).

Le Poulet plumé, 1925 (huile sur toile, 40 × 67 cm).

Bœuf et tête de veau, vers 1925 (huile sur toile, 73 × 92 cm).

Soutine revoit au Louvre le Bœuf écorché de Rembrandt, peint sur bois en 1655.

Pour son Bœuf écorché peint sur toile en 1925, Soutine choisit un fond bleu discordant.

La Jeune anglaise, vers 1934, huile sur toile (55 × 46 cm). Silhouette menue et lèvres fardées rappellent un peu Mme Castaing.

Le Grand Arbre, 1942, huile sur toile (99 × 75 cm), offre un exemple de la nouvelle palette froide de Soutine.

 

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