Sunday, July 8, 2007

The art of serenity

Golf course lake

"What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter - a soothing, calming influence on the mind, rather like a good armchair which provides relaxation from physical fatigue."
Henri Matisse

13 comments:

Nikon said...

Beautiful, tranquil shot - just like that great quote.

Moi said...

the sparkling water looks like diamond butterflies flitting around on water :)

Kuanyin said...

Wonderful quote....and photo!

Abraham Lincoln said...

Nice photo and the gull skipped something or did it get something in the water? Nice quote too.

My daughter, Melinda, has a picture she took on my blog. It is a stunning macro.
Brookville Daily Photo

Peter said...

Sitting in an armchair with this view doesn't sound bad! My view is limited to the building on the other side of the street - I guess I have to go out now!

magiceye said...

soothingly serene and pretty

Jilly said...

Great quote. Love the photo - the lights on the water are superb. As for the sentiment, fat chance around here - perhaps the dogs should see the photo...

Jilly said...

Forgot to say - I left a sort of message/response for you on Fabrizio's Torino DP.

Frank said...

Speaking of armchairs, if Henri only would kick back with a beer, he coulda been an American.

Fabrizio ikol22 said...

It seems possible "to smell" air. The place is stunning but the photo isn't less (nice caption too).

P.S. I replied to your post on my blog :-)

Rambling Round said...

Don't believe this photo could be better! I love the sparkles in the water.

Sonia said...

Wonderful picture, Isabella! What an amazing view!

JAM said...

Great quote, I'd never read that one before now. I think Henri and I would have gotten along pretty well.