Bright Eyes and Hats with Ribbons
This series of paintings of the odd, the curious, and the strange, shows items I came across in two curiosity shops in an historic district in Tampa, Florida.
An enchanting image –– a beautiful doll: captivating eyes, a long and graceful neck, an elegant hat as an accessory. What is odd or curious here? The doll is not a doll; it is a hat stand. In the real world, the hat would be the centerpiece.
Oil on Canvas
10 x 10 in
I like you; your eyes are full of language.
a leading poet of the mid-20th century
letter to Anne Clarke, July 3, 1964
Never oppose what seems strange in yourself.
That is the only part which is aware.
They Keep Riding Down All The Time
also author of Memoirs of a Shy Pornographer
Anyone who knows a strange fact shares in its singularity.
French novelist, playwright, poet, essayist, and political activist
Art as an Oasis™
Art as an Oasis is a series of occasional postings from the art of Carrie Kleinberger
providing a temporary respite from both mundane and monumental cares
complimented by words of wisdom from a diversity of others.
from the Curiosity Shop
~ imaginative realism in the realm of the bizarre ~
"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious.
It is the source of all true art and science."
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