Thursday, August 1, 2019

APRIL IN PARIS, 2019, 2


 I never tire of Paris! 
 There is always something to see, whether it is  an exhibition or                     
 just strolling in the streets.
 Part of my soul lives in Paris!
 Thank you for looking!
 Love,
 Rivian xxoo
Art & Metamorphosis Europe 1
Miriam Haddad, Art in Metamorphosis Europe 2
Art in Metamorphosis Europe 3
Art in Metamorphosis Europe 4
Art in Metamorphosis Europe 5
Art in Metamorphosis Europe 6
Street Art 1
Street Art 2
Street Art 3
Thomas Houseago 1
Thomas Houseago 2
Mannequins

Van Gogh, Art & Lumiere





Monday, June 17, 2019

APRIL IN PARIS, 2019 1

Dear loyal followers & everyone who happens upon this Blog:

Even though I am so sporadic with my postings I do hope that you will forgive me & NOT GIVE UP on "SHARE ART"! The post today is part one of "APRIL IN PARIS, 2019".
  I so hope that you will find it was worth the wait.  Please let me know in the COMMENTS whether you enjoy it or not!
PARIS WILL ALWAYS BE PARIS FOR ME NO MATTER THE CHANGES!
Some of you may be aware that I lived in Paris for a few yrs. in the 80's.  "I (have) always returned "no matter how it was changed or with what difficulties, or ease, it could be reached. Paris was always worth it."! 

 You probably have seen some of the following quotes from Ernest Hemingway's 'A Moveable Feast':
"If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast."
"There is never any ending to Paris and the memory of each person who has lived in it differs from that of any other. We always returned to it no matter who we were or how it was changed or with what difficulties, or ease, it could be reached. Paris was always worth it and you received return for whatever you brought to it. But this is how Paris was in the early days when we were very poor and very happy."
Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast
So "feast" on the following images from my recent "APRIL IN PARIS"! More to follow SOON, I promise! :-)
With love,
Rivian xoxo


From The Taxi
La Rue des Arquebusiers,View From My Bedroom
Airport CDG
      Pont Louis Phillipe, April In Paris  
The Old & The New
Art From My Window
"Reflection" Rivian, Centre Pompidou, Photo:Hans Butikofer
My New Friend :-(
Notre Dame On Fire
L'amour Est Merveilleux
Blue Sky, Red Roof, Orange Bldg.
Choux in Her Happy Place, Photo: Hans Butikofer
Erika Verzutti, Centre Pompidou
Rivian Photographing Erika Verzutti, Photo: Hans Butikofer
Sciarroni Dance, Centquatre 
Statue of Marianne, the Personifiation Of The French Republic,
Liberty, Equality, & Fraternity

Saturday, March 2, 2019

GAYLE TAUBER, INSPIRATIONAL ARTIST!

My ART focus has recently been on WOMEN leaders who have inspired me – those people who have contributed to transformational changes in our civil rights history, specifically the African-American, Chicano, and Feminist ART movements. (a few examples below) I have just begun four new paintings, a group homage to the strong & inspirational WOMEN ARTISTS who were pioneers in the Abstract ART movement of the 20th Century.
Gayle Tauber 


Amy Winehouse 
Golda Meir
Maya Angelou
Ella Fitzgerald
Gayle Tauber, Betty Frieden, Hilary Clinton, Gloria Steinem

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Gayle Tauber,
Mary Mcloud Bethune, Sistema Poinsette Clark, Shirley Chisholm, Rosa Parks, Michele Obama

Dolores Huerta

Saturday, October 6, 2018

IN MEMORIAM: BARBARA SIMMONS: THE MOST TALENTED ARTIST WITH WHOM I’VE EVER HAD THE HONOR OF WORKING!

  Some of you may be aware of the fact that I have had the pleasure & responsibility of teaching ART for about 43 years to probably thousands of students! There is ONE ARTIST who stands out amongst all of these many many students, (I feel uncomfortable even calling her a “student” because I have learned so much from her!)  This marvelous and extremely gifted artist is Barbara Simmons.  Barbara began her ART exploration as a painter and evolved into a sculptor/mixed media artist.  Her work demonstrates a uniqueness, freedom, humor, joie de vivre & a willingness to experiment reminiscent of other times before ART became so commercial! Indeed, Barbara works for herself alone in a dazzling & devoted labor of pure love!I 
I hope that you will enjoy the examples below of some of the visual joy produced by a truly talented ARTIST! 
*All pieces are mixed media.
**PLS. leave comments, you don’t need a google acct. you can simply put your name where it says name/URL, thx.

The beautiful ARTIST Barbara Simmons left this earthly world yesterday, Oct.12, 2018.  I can only hope that she might be somewhere where she can continue to create wonderful ART....who knows...


With Love & Admiration
Rivian


Barbara Simmons


Barbara In Process


In Process
                                                                               
Barbara Next To Her Sculpture

The King With His General

                                                                               

                                                                             




Barbara Using The Door Handle Her Son Forged 





















Barbara Next To Her Sculpture