Thursday, 26 January 2012

About trees



Laura Tedeschi - Oil painting

“For me, trees have always been the most penetrating preachers. I revere them when they live in tribes and families, in forests and groves. And even more I revere them when they stand alone. They are like lonely persons. Not like hermits who have stolen away out of some weakness, but like great, solitary men, like Beethoven and Nietzsche. In their highest boughs the world rustles, their roots rest in infinity; but they do not lose themselves there, they struggle with all the force of their lives for one thing only: to fulfil themselves according to their own laws, to build up their own form, to represent themselves. Nothing is holier, nothing is more exemplary than a beautiful, strong tree. When a tree is cut down and reveals its naked death-wound to the sun, one can read its whole history in the luminous, inscribed disk of its trunk: in the rings of its years, its scars, all the struggle, all the suffering, all the sickness, all the happiness and prosperity stand truly written, the narrow years and the luxurious years, the attacks withstood, the storms endured. And every young farmboy knows that the hardest and noblest wood has the narrowest rings, that high on the mountains and in continuing danger the most indestructible, the strongest, the ideal trees grow.”

Hermann Hesse - Wandering

70 comments:

céline said...

beautiful painting, love the way you use colour. And I love trees, they are wonderful.
Thank you for your nice comment on my blog.

Theanne said...

love the color...trees are great aren't they!

nouvelles couleurs - vienna atelier said...

Céline and Theanne, I thank you so much...
yes trees are somethings special

Miriam said...

Il tema degli alberi è affascinante e misterioso. La tua interpretazione me li fa amare ancora di più! Hai racchiuso in questo dipinto l'essenza e la potenza della vita, la forza e l'armonia della natura e i colori dell'anima!!! Un grandissimo abbraccio!!!

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:-) ti ringrazio moltissimo Miriam

Joop Zand said...

I like the colors that you using ......it's a nice work Laura.

Gianna said...

Molto intenso...

Rodney van den Beemd said...

Beautiful painting Laura! So colourful and expressive yet also so very clear how you catch the subject.

HANS-PETER ZÜRCHER said...

Fantastisch liebe Laura, DANKE...

Herzlichst und liebe Grüsse

Hans-Peter

Wald

Rascheln im Laub und leises Knacken
säuselnder Wind im Haar im Nacken
wandern wir durch Flur und Wald
streben hinaus denn es dunkelt bald

Nun ist's die Zeit für Reh für Hirsch
die machen sich dann auf die Pirsch
zu äsen, zu stillen Durst und Hunger
bevor alles versinkt in Schlummer

In der Nacht dann in der dunklen
nur noch Kauz und Eule munkeln
ab und zu ein Rascheln und Knacken
es ist der Wind der wird es packen

Es flieht der Schleier dunkler Nacht
der Tag erwacht dann leise und sacht
nur da und dort zarter Vogelgesang
der Sonne milder Strahl dringt dann

In des Waldeslichtung Nebelhauch
die Morgenkühle wird dann auch
langsam weichen dem Sonnenschein
dass Pflanzen wachsen und gedeihn

Duft nach feuchter Erde hier drinnen
Holz und Harz regen an unsre Sinnen
wir nehmen auf die Ruhe mit Wonne
geniessen am Waldesrand die Sonne

© Hans-Peter Zürcher

FRANKIE PAIN said...

la serie est très belle la force des couleur et des forems merci de ton billet du jours avec Berthes morisot

Maritza said...

LOS ÁRBOLES...ay,los árboles!...
Me fascinan.

Laura querida, tengo el mismo libro en mis manos! ;) Y te copio otro trozo de "Árboles":

"Cuando estamos tristes y apenas podemos soportar la vida,un árbol puede hablarnos así:¡Estáte quieto! ¡Estáte quieto! ¡Contémplame!La vida no es fácil. La vida no es difícil.Estos son pensamientos infantiles.Deja que Dios hable dentro de ti y enseguida enmudecerán".

BESOS!
Genial tu obra.
Genial Hesse.

Caio Fern said...

...Laura !

....laura !!
this is with no doubt one of my favorites...
so full of life and explosive.
so beautiful.

Two Tigers said...

It is clear that you understand trees as deeply as Hesse. He paints them in words, and you create a new language out of color!

Apprendista Nocchiero said...

Gli alberi vedono ogni stagione... Si coprono di foglie, le lasciano cadere... Ospitano gli uccelli, li lasciano migrare...

Neve, pioggia, vento... Gli alberi rimangono fermi nella loro integrità, pur crescendo e maturando...

Dimostrano ogni giorno che il migliorm odo di maturare è restare sempre uguali a se stessi

spiky said...

cool colors...i like it the way it was painted and captured.

visiting from philippines. :)

Anthony Duce said...

Wonderful painting and tribute to the trees. What I feel, you have expressed so well.

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Joop Zand

thank you

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Gianna

grazie mille carisisma, un bacione

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Rodney van den Beemd

Rodney, thank you so much, your impression is very important to me, thank you

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HANS-PETER ZÜRCHER

:-) ohh danke viel mals für diese poem

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FRANKIE PAIN

merci chers Frankie

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Maritza

gracias querida tu eres genial tambien

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Caio Fern

Caio this made me really happy, thank you, I was not sure about this paint... but I must say that I like it more and more

thank you!

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Two Tigers

grazie Gabriella carissima, thank you dear

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Apprendista Nocchiero

ciao Nocchiero che bello vederti qui!!

grazie mille pe ri tuoi versi e complimenti anche per il tuo post sull'amore... sei davvero grande, adoro il tuo modo di scrivere

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spiky

:-) thank you very much!

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Anthony Duce

Anthony thank you very very much! I estimate you a lot as artist and your responce is important to me

really thank you always

bluoso said...

Ciao Laura, mi perdonerai ma in prima battuta ho pensato ai coriandoli, colpa del carnevale, credo. Insomma: una gioia per gli occhi e per il cuore, come mi piace dire, ma anche la citazione la sento come un amore vissuto e donato dallo scrittore acquerellista che probabilmente sai quanto io amo. Ti auguro un buon fine settimana, qui purtroppo i soliti piromati pazzi hanno dato fuoco sia al Summano che al Paù, son due giorni che gli elicotteri si danno da fare. Che mondo!

Floriana Quaini said...

Ciao, bellissimo questo lavoro che trasmette suggestioni ed emozioni.
Ciao, Floriana

erin said...

they struggle with all the force of their lives for one thing only: to fulfil themselves according to their own laws, to build up their own form, to represent themselves. this is our job, as well, isn't it? if only we could do it half as well.

your painting is bold and surprising. but then so too is every stand of trees.

xo
erin

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bluoso

Ciao Luigi!
pazzesci quello che mi dici riguardo agli incendi.. e siamo solo a fine gennaio... io i ricordo che critico era piú verso l'estate...
pazzesco!

Grazie mille della visita che gradisco molto, un abbraccio a tutti voi li da qui

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Floriana Quaini

grazie mille

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erin

there is a feeling between us...


thank you Erin

Dalgaları Aşmak said...

Very beautiful picture laura.

Thank you for coming to my blog.yes, they are my paintings. Theme is violance to women.

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Dalgaları Aşmak

thank you very much, your painting is very intresting

SKIZO said...

Wonderful.Work

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SKIZO

:-) thank you

Adriano Maini said...

Io amo la Natura! Quella dipinta da te, ancor di più!

Ma Ferreira said...

Parabéns pelo seu lindo trabalho!!!
Abraço do Brasil!!!

Ma ferreira

Celeste Bergin said...

fantastic painting...such verve!

La sonrisa de Hiperión said...

El mundo mullido siempre entre colores infinitos...

Saludos y buen fin de semana.

dianne said...

Laura dear, a lovely painting of trees in your wonderful style and colours.
I love the piece by Hermann Hesse, such a beautiful tribute to trees. I love them so much and hold them with great reverence for their beauty and all the many blessings that they give us.
A thoughtful post dear Laura.
xoxoxo ♡

Alberto Oliver said...

What an extraordinary translation into a painting you have made, of such lovely and wise words. I can almost see a rush of life, pumping through your trees like colorful blood running through a magical forest´s veins.
Kisses and hugs dear Laura.

Antonio Machado said...

Hello Laura,
Very beautiful painting!!!
A big hug

artebaiao said...

This is a dreaming forest! Excelent! Congrats!

Marty said...

tu as une palette de couleurs incroyable ! magnifique !
je te souhaite une belle semaine Laura

James Owens said...

i am lost in this painting, happy to be lost here....

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Adriano Maini

grazie mille!

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Ma Ferreira

obrigado :-)

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Celeste Bergin

oh dear Celeste, I'm so glad to hear this from you!

thank you very much

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La sonrisa de Hiperión

gracias muchissima :-)

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dianne

thank you my dear Dianne...

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Alberto Oliver

Alberto, I thank you so much...

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Antonio Machado

muito obrigado maestro!

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artebaiao

:-) thank you!

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Marty

thank you Marty!!!

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James Owens

:-) thank you, nice to see you!

Jasmin said...

liebe Laura, schön dein kraftvolles Bild,

ich wünsche die ALLES GUTE.......
von Herzen Jasmin

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Jasmin

danke liebste Jasmin, Ich dir auch!

Elvi said...

Sempre coinvolgenti i tuoi alberi.
Veramente, è sempre coinvolgente quello che tu fai. Elvi

Harry Kent said...

Fantastic, Laura. This the very spirit of what Hess was writing about: " they struggle with all the force of their lives .. to fulfil themselves according to their own laws, to build up their own form, to represent themselves."

This work is unique - the expressive force of your soul.

I'm just so excited!

louciao said...

Full of life, movement, energy, unity. Beautiful. And a perfect quote to go with the painting.

Denise Scaramai said...

Great Laura!
you know how to use colors
in a majestic theme!
wonderful

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Elvi

grazie Elvira, apprezzo sinceramente molto le tue visite, grazie mille

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Harry Kent

Harry!! Your responce make me really so happy... thank you!!

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louciao

thank you my dear! So nice to see you!

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Denise Scaramai

grazie carissima Denise!

Big hug

Sabrina said...

beautiful!!!!!!amazing blog!!!i'm following you!!

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Sabrina

thank you Sabrina

MARCO COIATELLI said...

Caríssima Laura ,
Bellissimo il tuo Post !!!
Qui in Brasile tutto Bene !!!
E voi con la Neve ?
Abbraccio forte