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David Dawson In the Stable 2003 from "Inside Job: Lucian Freud in the Studio, Photographs by David Dawson" Hazlitt Holland-Hibbert, London, New York, 2004

My work is purely autobiographical… It is about myself and my surroundings. ~Lucian Freud (1922-2011)

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Cy Twombly, Quattro Stagioni: Autunno, 1993-5, © Cy Twombly

Graffiti is linear and it’s done with a pencil, and it’s like writing on walls. But in my paintings it’s more lyrical. Cy Twombly (1928 – 2011)

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Pyrotechnics set off by matches.  By Rosemary Fiore.  Source: http://www.artatheart.co.uk/artatheart/2010/02/rosemary-fiore-pyrotechnics.html

By Michelina Docimo Everything is created from moment to moment, always new. Like fireworks, this universe is a celebration and you are the spectator contemplating the eternal Fourth of July of your absolute splendor. ~Francis Lucille Driving north on 95 Friday evening, I was encircled by big booming fireworks coming down like colored rain.  I’ve [...]

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Green-Question-Mark

By Michelina Docimo In summer, the song sings itself.  ~William Carlos Williams A hum, a whistle, a snap of the fingers, a tap of the toes – a solitary tune morphs into a chorus of sound in the summer.  Happiness is contagious this season, even the heat waves carry summer’s passionate pulse.   Mornings chirp, tweet, [...]

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dean-loomis-comedienne-lucille-ball-clowns-during-tv-episode-of-i-love-lucy

Remember laughing? Laughter enhances the blood flow to the body’s extremities and improves cardiovascular function. Laughter releases endorphins and other natural mood elevating and pain-killing chemicals, improves the transfer of oxygen and nutrients to internal organs.  Laughter boosts the immune system and helps the body fight off disease, cancer cells as well as viral, bacterial [...]

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Semper_augustus

By: Michelina Docimo During the Dutch Golden Age, the price of tulip bulbs reached an all-time high causing an economic bubble called Tulipomania.  The flower was considered a luxury and the more exotic the species, the greater the value.  What created the value?  Disease!  This watercolor of the Semper Augustus is an image of the [...]

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Tiger Lily image from Sandra Eula Lee's "Pursuing the Horizon" Series, assisted by Eun Kyung Kim.

Horizon Lines, Lost and Found in Sandra Eula Lee’s Two Waters (Seeds in a Wild Garden) By Michelina Docimo It’s an April day, actually Palm Sunday, and my mind is on how the warm sun and cool air meet on the surface of my skin, creating a brew of sentimental storm of dawn and departure. [...]

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Children Trash Pickers in Cambodia.

Plastic Politics: Letting Out What’s In the Bag And Man created the plastic bag and the tin and aluminum can and the cellophane wrapper and the paper plate, and this was good because Man could then take his automobile and buy all his food in one place and He could save that which was good [...]

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Orchids on Broadway at NYBG By: Michelina Docimo I said to myself — I’ll paint what I see — what the flower is to me but I’ll paint it big and they will be surprised into taking time to look at it — I will make even busy New Yorkers take time to see what [...]

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Elizabeth Taylor in National Velvet, 1944.

I haven’t read any of the autobiographies about me. ~ Elizabeth Taylor, 1932-2011

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