Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Beautiful Dreamer

Beautiful Dreamer

Jack Vettriano

 

I love this painting.  When I look at it, I wonder what she's dreaming about.  Is she looking to the past?  Missing someone that was once a part of her life?  Is she looking to the future?  Knowing that the things she dreams of just are not meant to be.  She looks sad to me.  Lost in thoughts.  But, I love her dress.

I also wonder what it was that Vettriano saw when he did this.  This is one of his softer pieces.  To me he paints with his emotions.  What he was feeling at the time seems to come through. 

Some of his painting have been referred to as soft porn, as The Vamp and I have been discussing lately. LOL  But, I love his work.  All of it.  He paints things as he see's them.  Some are bit's of life that we don't always want to see I think.

Steve Hanks is another artist that I love.  Some of his paintings may be considered racy but, I think like Vettriano, he paints with emotion.  What he sees.  A softer view than Vettriano.  Still, the inner beauty and passion are there.

Love For The Unatainable

Steve Hanks

 

We all see things differently, I guess.  The art touches us in various ways.  So, what do you see?  I think both women are lost in memories of what was and what can not be.

68 comments:

  1. I'm on the Vamp bandwagon...not the romantic one..

    First pic:
    God, I have the cramps...I hope this pad doesn't leak...At least I wore black.

    Second pic:

    I KNEW that ceiling was going to leak.......

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  2. First one... "holy shit I have an itchy twat, I hope I don't have crabs"

    Second one "if I stay like this the window cleaner won't want to be paid...."

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  3. Both yearn for what they can not have. A love, perhaps, that is gone and can never be. Sadness fills them both. There is an ache inside that can never heal. A part of them is lost. Forever caught in what can not be.

    Even as they continue with their lives, there are moments when the loss creeps in. Moments where " what if" plays through their minds and hearts.

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  4. And where the heck is Haley? I need some back up here. FS...LMAO

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  5. First one " I hope nobody can see what a nosy bitch I am behind these curtains.. oh look, there's that window cleaner going into number 5... bet they're having an affair...."

    Second one "With these tits nobody would ever suspect I was once a man...."

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  6. Why are they always thinking of what was???
    what you can never have??

    Look ahead woman look ahead..

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  7. The first one: Now just get me through this damn funeral and I can get on with spending the old bastards millions. Can't wait to get to the casino in Atlantic City.

    The second one: Just leave the credit card on the table and get on with your packing! Sheesh, you'll miss your plane for f**** sakes!

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  8. They do look ahead, and in the future, they know what was lost and mourn for it. LOL

    LMAO at Mavis......

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  9. First: I have SUCh a hangover...I wonder if I need a Blood Mary...

    Second: MMMmmmm..I love that new vibrator I bought...I think I'll go again..

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  10. First one "I can move or the love eggs will fall out"

    Second one "I don't think this sun lamp is working properly..."

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  11. i see *quiet contemplation* rather than beautiful dreamer in Vettriano's painting. the darkness of her dress, suggests something sad to me. perhaps, her need to end a relationship. although, the end may be difficult, the light from the window suggests new beginnings. she's waiting.

    honestly, hank's painting doesn't speak to me at all. for me, it is what it is. a woman posing. she's looking up...but at what? the best i can come up with is she's looking up, wondering...about what, i don't know.

    of course, everyone else's interpretations are so much more saucier! love 'em!!

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  12. Well at least, someone is almost on my side. LOL Thanks bienemaia. As for the interpretations . I love em....LMAO. Gets very interesting sometimes.l

    Love eggs and Vibrators, why is that tickling my memory banks Vampy? PMSL

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  13. I lost another comment dammit....

    First one "I'd kill for some food....."
    Second one "F*ck my foot has gone to sleep...."

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  14. Lindyloo... that's all they're tickling IS your memory banks....

    You just ain't right...lmfao

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  15. On the serious side, for just a moment, I think art touches us personally. Maybe we see something in it that we've experience at one time or something that we're feeling at the moment. Now, back to the interpretations...LMAO

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  16. I'm old Vamp, My memory is clouded. Some things I just can't remember...PMSL

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  17. First: I wonder if those cops suspect me at all as the killer...

    Second: I hope that sunlight dries up this rash I've got..

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  18. LB, did you do your shopping last night...LMAO And where is HW?

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  19. I did...but I did not buy...she is at work.

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  20. ffs I'll buy you both one.. settle yerselves....

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  21. Cops and rashes? LMAO Now those are things I definitely didn't see. Maybe she got the rash from the cop. In which case, sunlight ain't gonna do a thang....

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  22. *all atwitter and a quiver at vamp's remark...

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  23. Well I know a lot about them... better to get one from an expert than fumbling around for yourself...ahem.. no pun intended....

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  24. Oh Vampy Kanobe,( how the hell do you spell that and where the hell is Houston when you need him) fill us with your wisdom........LMFAO

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  25. Ladies please....
    *sticks tongue out pretending to be a lesbian with a hard on.....

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  26. Okay Ladies, a challange. Find one thing, just one thing, beautiful in these paintings. I know you can do it FS.

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  27. of course I can LC...but what fun is that.

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  28. You have a very valid point there LB. Carry on......LMAO

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  29. I find the title of the second one interesting...Love for the unattainable...who'se unattainable..the girl in with the big boobs? No wonder she used her vibrator.

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  30. Love for the Unattainable. That one I can definitely relate too. I seem to be good at reaching for things I just can't have. Maybe that's why I do it.

    As for the woman in the painting, maybe her batteries went dead...LMAO

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  31. The second one is dreaming about a boob reduction... she's laying down because her back is killing her from hefting them around all day...

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  32. She is thinking: Maybe I should go to Victoria's Secret and just get fitted for a really good bra...
    maybe that would help.

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  33. I wouldn't know anything about boob's since I've never had any. LMAO Good thing about that, I don't have to worry about sagging.

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  34. *pats Linda Carols hand...it's going to be alright...perky boobs are the best anyway...

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  35. Your welcome sweetie...lol........

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  36. I would love to meet Vettriano. I can think of a thousand questions to ask him. It would be so cool to watch him paint. See his expressions as he works. See, Reaching For the Unattainable". That's me...LMAO

    Right now, I'm going to reach for a biscuit and sausage. Speaking of sausage, where's Jen lately?

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  37. I haven't talked to her in a few days....good question.

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  38. she's run off with the 23 year old....

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  39. He must have been a mountie...LMAO

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  40. HW, when you get here. A song, please, to go along with the paintings....

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  41. First one is a poor little rich girl. She's dreaming of a life where the damn room has some color, where she can wear her hair down and maybe a nice pair of shorts and a halter top.
    Second one doesn't do squat for me. She's a lazy bitch and instead of lolling around with her tit hanging out, trying to look seductive, she needs to get off her ass and go wash the three days worth of dirty dishes she's left sitting in the sink.

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  42. ok so Mop has guilted me into putting clothes on instead of sitting in my jammies and going to wash the dishes...

    we have created a monster lmfao

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  43. (snortlaugh) You've created nothing.... I do believe I predate both of you. You've merely increased your exposure to me.

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  44. first one, "Is that spooge on the floor?"

    second one, "Is that spooge on the ceiling?"

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  45. Surely not the dreaded spooge... still prefer the c*ck snot term... ahem

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  46. I'm glad to have contributed to our urban dictionary.

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  47. yes I think we should add the term Lindywaw to that for sure....

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  48. There's that shower thing again...LMAO

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  49. well... at least we're keeping Ms Puss clean...

    The fruitcake lady would be proud of us....ahem

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  50. LMAO, I love that video. Need to put it here. As for showers, got to get ready for work soon. Another day, another dollar....

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  51. Move to Ireland I keep tellin ya... we don't have any dollars....

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  52. I keep telling ya to find me an Irish Husband, so I can get a green card!

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  53. And don't forget my requirements, he has to speak gaelic and he has to own a horse. Girls got to have some fantasy's ya know. LMAO

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  54. You don't need a friggin green card. You just need to be able to work and keep yourself, nobody is goin to deport you.

    Hell, how many illegals do you think we have over here? And most of them are on the "dole" lol

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  55. and I tried looking for a "good" man for you, sadly they were all homosexuals or dead.....

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  56. She could just settle for the horse and a vibrator ffs...

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  57. Damn! I missed out on this one, despite your SOS, Lindyloo...

    To the serious point you were making about art -- yes, I think we interpret art based on our own feelings, so where you see the beauty, sadness, and lost possibility, others *ahem* will always see a dildo and a credit card. Fortunately, humor has its place in nearly everything!

    Interesting to me that while the two artists you've featured are among my favorites, neither of these paintings does much for me. In the first, I don't see a dreamer, but rather a woman who's a bit dulled by whatever is on her mind. And in the second, I see a woman so unattainable that she's not real.

    Sorry I couldn't come to your rescue sooner.

    And... I'm beginning to think Vamp may be right about the pool of "available" men.

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  58. *searches for the dildo and credit card in the paintings.. then realises Haley has a cctv link to my bedroom and I found them under the bed....

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  59. *laughing and snorting* Why keep them under the bed? The blood rushes to one's head when looking for them...

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  60. that's half of the fun Haley.. takes a while for the blood to reach other places....

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  61. Aye, but there are appliances for that sort of, eh, problem...

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  62. Yes but those are for men.... you can't beat the good ol' urethra electroprobe to get the blood moving again....

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  63. Yeouch! I was thinking a bit more selfishly, and less painfully, than that...

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