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Water and Reflections

Posted in Indian Numpheas with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 13, 2012 by designldg

 

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“These landscapes of water and reflections have became my obsession.
They are far beyond my old man powers and despite everything I want to succeed in conveying what I feel.
I destroy some… I start over again… And I hope something will finally come from so many efforts.”
(Claude Monet – French painter, 1840-1926)

This image belongs to the series of pictures which is a tribute to the Water Lilies (or Nympheas) by French Impressionist Claude Monet.

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The Magic Pond

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“Suddenly I had the revelation of how magical my pond is.
I took up my palette.
Since that time I have scarcely had any other model.”
(Claude Monet – French painter, 1840-1926)

This image belongs to the series of pictures which is a tribute to the Water Lilies (or Nympheas) by French Impressionist Claude Monet.

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With Unknown Realities

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“Whereas you are philosophically seeking the world in itself, I am simply focusing my efforts on a maximurm of appearences in close correlations with unknown realities.”
(Claude Monet – French painter, 1840-1926)

This image belongs to the series of pictures which is a tribute to the Water Lilies (or Nympheas) by French Impressionist Claude Monet.
Like Waterlilies, some of Monet’s most important explorations in color and composition were made in the gardens of his home at Giverny, some 30 miles west of Paris.
He had installed an ornamental water garden that proved to be the focal point for dozens of his explorations of color and light.
Monet began painting his waterlily scenes as a nonintentional series of color and light studies.
His repetitive studies of various features of the French countryside around him – poplar trees, haystacks, snowbound villages, and even the façade of the Rouen Cathedral – show an artist whose keen eye and searching intellect were not content to rest after capturing the effects of light, shade, and color only once.

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With Life and Movement

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“The motif’s essential is the mirror of water whose aspect is constantly being modified by the changing sky reflected in it, and which imbues it with life and movement.”
(Claude Monet – French painter, 1840-1926)

This image belongs to the series of pictures which is a tribute to the Water Lilies (or Nympheas) by French Impressionist Claude Monet.

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Lazing on a Sunday Afternoon

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Lazing on a Sunday Afternoon

 

“Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.”
(Jules Renard quotes – French Writer, 1864-1910)

This young man was spending his Sunday afternoon on a boat along the holy waters of the Ganges in Varanasi (Benaras), the oldest living city in the world.
It is the only place where there is a little freshness in the city during summers.

“Reflets dans l’eau”

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"Reflets dans l'eau"

 

“Reflets dans l’eau” (reflections in water) is a musical description of rippling water. It appears on the album “Images” and was composed by Claude Debussy in 1904.

 

Claude Debussy (August 22, 1862 – March 25, 1918) was a French composer. He is considered one of the most prominent figures working within the field of Impressionist music, though he himself intensely disliked the term when applied to his compositions. He established a new concept of tonality in European music.

 

I often have Debussy’s music in my mind when I come to ghats of Varanasi (Benaras). This picture shows the reflections of a boat on the holy waters of the Ganges. Apart from the frame there is no edition to this image.

 

The painter’s workshop

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The painter's workshop

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This picture was shot one evening at my friend Durga’s workshop which is facing the Ganges in Varanasi (Benaras).

Durga Charan Das is a young painter living in the “City of Lights”.
When he was 4 years old he became famous after painting the feet of Goddess Durga’s statue in a temple nearby his family house in a village located in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.
Ever since he is considered to be the Mozart of Indian contemporary painting.
This reputation allowed him to become a successful Art student in the prestigious “Banaras Hindu University” (B.H.U.) of Varanasi.
The biggest university in Asia has a program led by some of the best Art teachers among modern India.
His training gave him a knowledge of classic Indian and European paintings while allowing him to carry on his own style.
He is painting amazing bodies making love or sometimes alone but always with sensuality and strength, with something special that reminds a lot of Eugene Delacroix’s work…
Durga has already won several prestigious awards in India and now exhibitions of his work are starting in Europe.

This is a link in order to see his portrait:
www.flickr.com/photos/designldg/2190256216/in/set-72157600004147839