Friday, 16 March 2012

How fragile we are



Vulnerable - Oil on canvas by Laura Tedeschi


Fragile, vulnerable we are, if we let go away the child inside us.

Green grass, trees, yellow flowers, blue sky, laughter, my sister's squared shirt, my mother's basket full of mushrooms.
I usually stopped to pick flowers, smiled, imagining them placed in a glass of water, in the evening on the little table in front of where dad usually sat smoking a pipe.
The little table there is no more, was given away during the last move.
When was the last time I picked up a bouquet of wildflowers? I can't remember, maybe I'm afraid that people laugh at me?
I hope it is so, because if it were not like this, if I had no more the desire to gather flowers, then all will be lost.

Me, on summer of 1973 - Asiago



90 comments:

Rodney van den Beemd said...

Beautiful painting, lovely photo and touching story Laura!

Hope you'll soon pick another bouquet of wildflowers and keep on doing so! Keep that child inside and cherish it!

Tito said...

Laura, anche se gli anni sono passati che neanche ce ne siamo accorti, qualcosa del bambino che siamo stati resta dentro noi.....anche ora dovresti raccogliere dei fiori selvatici come facevi un tempo....che tenerezza quella foto!
Magnifico il tuo dipinto! Un abbracio!

Caio Fern said...

oh, I should sent flowers to you right now !!!!!!
lovely picture of you.

Laura, this painting is great, I love when you paint human figure, you are really good and authentic for this.


wonderful post.

HANS-PETER ZÜRCHER said...

Liebe Laura, ja, wir sind sehr zerbrechlich, unsere Seele und unsere Herzen fühlen, nehmen auf. Wenn uns böses getan wird, nehmen wird das in uns auf und das hinterlässt Wunden und Narben...

Die Natur schenkt uns das, was andere Menschen uns ab und zu wegnehmen. Geborgenheit und Schönheit. Ein Wildblumenstraus vetziert mit einigen Grashalmen zbd feinen Ästchen verzaubert uns ungemein...

Deine Bild ist der Inbegriff der Zerbrechlichkeit, grosartig gemalt...

Liebe Grüsse aus Basel

Hans-Peter

mario said...

Laura, lascia che la primavera risvegli la bambina che è in te e cogli di nuovo fiori selvaggi!

Leonardo B. said...

[como um canto ao mundo,

a recolhida mãe universal, vulnerável... e imensa!]

um abraço,

Leonardo B.

Joop Zand said...

Wonderful oil painting..... very well done Laura.

Greetings, joop

LE CHEMIN DES GRANDS JARDINS said...

Très belle œuvre. Ta palette est d'une exceptionnelle sensualité. Elle rend le grain de peau, parlant et la courbe de ce dos, si proche que l'on peut y lire toute l'expression d'une vie bien remplie.
J’aime beaucoup.
Amitiés depuis la France,

Roger

Theanne said...

fragile...with memories! that paint another work of art!

Two Tigers said...

It takes strength to be so fragile. This painting invites vulnerability and inspires courage at the same time - so beautiful! And I love the old photo of you! An artist from the beginning!

MAITE RUBERT said...

Fragil, vulnerable y....muy bello este desnudo.
Tu foto de niña es tierna y dulce, como los recuerdos de infancia.
Saludos.

Adriano Maini said...

Ispira un istintivo senso di partecipazione umana!

Κωστής Τζαγκαράκης said...

One can feel it..
Costas

artur said...

Buen trabajo !
....he descubierto tu blog a través de otro amigo y con gusto seguiré tus trabajos !
Saludos !!

graziano tessarolo said...

Nel '73 ad Asiago... io ho vissuto il bello dell'essere bambino tra quelle montagne il quegli anni...
bello!!!
ciao

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Rodney van den Beemd

Thank you very much Rodney for comming and for your kind words, I think I will be soon pick-up some wild flowers, yes I will do it :-)

have a nice week end Rodney!

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Tito

... hai ragione caro Tito sia sul bambino che é in noi

grazie mille caro Tito, mi fa piacere che il dipinto e la foto ti piacciono :-) buona serata e buon week end!

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Caio Fern

:-) Caio! Thank you so much, thank you for your opinion, it is important to me you know, I'm happy about what you said

thank you! have a nice week end

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HANS-PETER ZÜRCHER

"Die Natur schenkt uns das, was andere Menschen uns ab und zu wegnehmen"

Hans Peter, du hast so gut beschrieben mit dieses satz so eine grösse wahrheit, du hast den richtigen worten gehabt, danke herzlich

Ich wünsche dir eine wunderschone wochenende!

céline said...

love the painting! we all should be more in touch with the child in us, it's so important!!!
very sweet picture of you;-)

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mario

ciaoooo Mario! Che piacere vederti, sono proprio felice :-)

hai ragione e lo faró ci puoi contare :-)

grazie Mario, spero tutto bene da te e ti abbraccio forte!

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Leonardo B

... verdade!! Obrigado

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Joop Zand

thank you! have a nice week end :-)
see you

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LE CHEMIN DES GRANDS JARDINS

je vous remercie beaucoup, vous savez la vie réelle et pas toujours facile, c'est juste ce que je voulais transmettre à travers cette peinture, je suis heureux que vous ayez aimé

un accueil chaleureux

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Theanne

Thanky you so much...

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Two Tigers

oh Gabriella :-) I love so much the idea that as you say "It takes strength to be so fragile"
it is true...

thank you dear Gabriella for these words, leave me thinking, in positive

see you my friend and have a nice weekenad, full of inspiration

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MAITE RUBERT

gracias Maite, siempre agradeco mucho tu visita!

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Adriano Maini

é una bella emozione Adriano, sono felice di trasmetterti questo con il mio dipinto

grazie!

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Κωστής Τζαγκαράκης

thank you so much...

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artur

gracias Artur!

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graziano tessarolo

:-) allora possiamo dire tutti e due che siamo stati molto fortunati, il contatto con la natura infinita... eh si siamo stati bambini fortunati!

Mi fa piacere che mi hai fatto visita in questo post!

Grazie, un caro saluto

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céline

yes it is so true dear Céline :-)
thank you so much for comming,
love to you

Anthony Duce said...

Beautiful painting. I like a lot. and I like the images of flowers being picked and displayed. I enjoy similar memories.

Eyeliquor said...

Big Hug Laura!

erin said...

stunning, laura. i want only to shield you and tell you you are loved:)

and your reminiscences - i wonder where you are in life. you are so vulnerable these days. but we all are, aren't we, only we don't always realize it.

xo
erin

FRANKIE PAIN said...

it is a just world for your pictures oilpictures
ans a beautifiul vibrations thank you an d big kiss tendrers

Willy. said...

I like the"stamp" of the strong vibrations in your paintings!!
Salutations++

dianne said...

A beautiful painting dear Laura, yes we are so fragile ... a lovely memory to share with us and your photo is so beautiful. I love picking wildflowers and I know that I always will.
Much love to you.
xoxoxo ♡

agus said...

realmente esta pintura me a impresionado.tiene empastes de color pero sin saturar,sin cansar ...tiene poco negro pero el que hay es esencial para concretar las formas...hay brochazos redondeados , bien acompañados de manchas recortadas y planas...hay espacios planos monocromos que aligeran la carga de colores calientes y luminosos...una gran obra Laura!!!
saludos !!!

Stinson Fine Art said...

very strong and powerful!

Patrick Lucas said...

j'aime

Antonio Machado said...

Olá Laura,
gosto de ver seus óleos e suas figuras. Lindas obras expressionistas
Um abraço

Aleks said...

Beautifully done! :)

Alberto Oliver said...

I agree with Gabriella: It takes strength and braveness to let ourselves be fragile. Those who embrace the path of wickedness and insensibility and whose souls have become as solid and cold as stone, are people who have lost it all.

So, even if it is still little cold and snowy, go and try to look for a little flower and pick it up, and amuse yourself like the very first time you did it,,then,,when you were just a child :)

Marina Salomone said...

bellissimo, la postura rende bene lo stato emotivo!!!

Marty said...

Laura I love this painting ! Vulnerable yes it's just what I feel!
never stop pick up flowers Laura !

art is jok(k)e(n) said...

keep picking but leave some flowers for the bees :)

(very nice colors!!!)
greetings from "carciofo"

Elvi said...

Bellissimo nudo. E sono assolutamente d'accordo con quello che hai scritto.
La parte del bambino che resta in noi ci permette di sognare e insieme ai ricordi ci aiuta a vivere. Elvi

urbanascidades said...

Urbanascidades convida voce e seus leitores para o seu 2° aniversário dia 21 de março. Sarau cultural com música, literatura e poesia, e convidados muito especiais. Não perca!
Um abraço,
Paulo Bettanin

Manolo López said...

Fantastico, una paleta magnifica y un manejo del trazoo superior es una gran obra. Abrazos

Bitch said...

Deine Schreibweise ist so zart und auch zerbrechlich in gleicher Weise..
Schoene Erinnerungen an deine Kindheit..

Das Frauengemaelde ist wunderschoen.
Man koennte es lange betrachten!!

Liebe Gruesse..
Monika ♥♥♥

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Anthony Duce

:-) thank you Anthony

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Eyeliquor

Hi, glad that you like it

thank you

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Erin

thank you dear friend... I can feel you

... yes we are (always)

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FRANKIE PAIN

Thank you !! Nice to see you Frankie

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Willy

Thank you very much

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dianne

Hi dear and sweet Dianne, thank you so much

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agus

gracias, estoy realmente feliz que te gusta

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Stinson Fine Art

thank you!

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Patrick Lucas

Thank you Patrick, nice to see you

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Antonio Machado

obrigado maestro!

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Aleks

Thank you Aleks, I'm very happy to see you!!

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Alberto Oliver

:-) yes Gabriella said somethings that I like a lot and with in I agree too

thank you Alberto for your kind words, you are a good freind

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Marina Salomone

ti ringrazio tantissimo di cuore

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Marty

thank you Marty for your words

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art is jok(k)e(n)

:-) thank you so much

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Elvi

grazie Elvira, un bacione

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urbanascidades

Hi thank you for comming and happy birthday!

feliz aniversario

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Manolo López

gracias Manolo lo agradeco mucho

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Bitch

danke liebe Monika! Kiss and love to you!

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful painting and a picture of you, lovely sight.

Jean Spitzer said...

Lovely.

UIFPW08 said...

Troppo brava Laura sei.. davvero .. i tuoi sono solo capolavori d'infinita bellezza
Il mio abbraccio
Maurizio

Andrew Finnie said...

Oh your picture gave me good bumps when I blew it up larger - I don't know why - it's just an instant of time, you are so carefree and involved in the world - a part of it, unworried by what else is going on, absorbed by the beauty.

I think in some ways you haven't changed. Your painting is delicate and balanced, just like your thoughts.

It's a pity we have to grow up eh? Mind you, I am still waiting to grow upp - I think I am going the other way!

hugs from here :)

Andrew Finnie said...

Oh I am enamoured of that slash of pink on the left of the back bone and that olive green on the leg. You are very confident in your strokes - and it shows wonderfully :)

Xurde said...

Preciosa y tierna pintura. Laura consigues transmitir tanto, me gusta, como siempre me gusta.

Un abrazo

xUrdE

seb haton said...

"Don't forget your childhood", this is your message for this beautiful day. The colours into your photography remind me my own childhood in the Vosgian moutains.
I think I never lost my child spirit.
You still show great paintings and right words, thank you,
s.h.

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Bob, Jean thank you so much my dear friends

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Maurizio, grazie mille mi fa molto piacere vederti

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Andrew

:-) thank you very much much Andrew, I'm always happy to see you and your words are to me so familiar, thank you

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Xurde

:-) thank you, nice to see you

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seb haton

I thank you Sebastien, see you

Crissant said...

Sublime!
Wildflowers are the best, and I´m sure nobody will laught at you.

Love to you.

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Crissant

heheheheeh Crissy so nice to see you, thank you

Monica said...

wonderful! i want to gently tap her shoulder and ask her if i could help. i want to leave her alone, with her thoughts.

keep picking flowers.

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Monica

you are wellcome,

thank you

Momo Luna said...

I love this post Laura. You picking flowers as a child, your words in which i feel the desire for sunny lightspots in a field full of wild flowers, and the painting, such wonderful painting....
xoxo

Denise Scaramai said...

bella foto, e ricordi amorosi,
che fanno parte di noi.
penso che il bambino sarà sempre in noi, siamo solo con la 'imballaggi', maturo ...

questo dipinto è spettacolare,
i colori mi toccano ... magnifico
baci

nouvelles couleurs - vienna atelier said...

Monica really thanks, from my heart, your presence meaning so much for me

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Denise grazie mille :-)