Wayzata, Minnesota

Monday, April 14, 2014

The Mag - 12 April 2014

"I refuse to confide and don't like it when people write about art." Balthus

The King of Cats 1935, Balthus

"I always feel the desire to look for the extraordinary in ordinary things; to suggest, not to impose, to  leave always a slight touch of mystery in my paintings." - Balthus

What Mystery Has He Painted Here?
in his "The King of Cats.

"As a matter of fact, my tie is too short.  So what?"

His Painterly Eye Speaks

Like no other voice
he treads a solely pace 
by lonesome grace.

I see a man of long legs 
stretched out before me
with clenched brows he
peers through eyes
like riding a specter
in his empty caravan
of alluring beddable eyes
 in his own partisan fare
of self-prepared fortune
towing no lines
owning no rules.

Thank you Tess Kincai, for intriguing and challenging Magpies!
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DeniseinVA said...

Great post! Loved the poem and the quotes, and also the print.

Filip and Kristel said...

Art is different for everyone. It's is fun to talk about it.


Cloudia said...

You nailed it; I see it like that (or maybe your showed it too us so convincingly.....)

ALOHA from Honolulu

=^..^= <3

Alan Burnett said...

It is mighty fine words those eyes speak.

Belva Rae Staples said...

Nice work on this!

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Well done!

Kutamun said...

Great work....Painterly Beddable , loved it

Magaly Guerrero said...

in his own partisan fare"

What delicious lines. I wonder if that was the mystery of it... self-love for an image of the self.

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Jinksy said...

It's easier to toe a line, than to tow a line...

Tess Kincaid said...


Cait O'Connor said...

You have summed Balthus up well.

EG CameraGirl said...

Loved this post! It's a talent to see the extraordinary in the ordinary, that's for sure.