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Turkish Breakfast II

Updated: Sep 13, 2021

Artist's Statement:

Served always in a small cup and with its characteristic strength and fulsom grounds, Turkish coffee is found all over the Middle East and indeed all around the world.

This painting recalls the lengthy negotiation my husband and I had with a rug merchant more than 20 years ago in the Armenian Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem for an exquisite (albeit small) Persian rug. The four of us (including our guide) sat on the floor on a relatively undistinguished rug, drank coffee and talked (and talked) price.

In the painting, the darkness of the coffee contrasts with the whiteness of the cup and the three (very necessary) lumps of sugar.

Oil on Linen

12 x 15 in

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Stephanie Piro

contemporary American cartoonist

collections include My Cat Loves Me, Naked Men! Ha! and Caffeinated Cartoons

[T]he Coffee problem -

a sort of catch-22, as in order to think straight I need caffeine,

and in order to make that happen I need to think straight.

David Sedaris

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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.

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