Paris 3- Inspiration & Action!

Maron’s words:

When I try to explain what was going through my mind in those days where I was trying to make my way in the world of art as a painter in Paris, the first thing I tell myself is that it is almost impossible and not worth the effort unless it is a duty and yet, the truth is that then as now and always, I was faced with tremendous doubt of whether my work could be of interest beyond the circle of friends, more specifically the closed circuit of art galleries, given that my painting style  was as nothing I saw in them, meaning that all the exhibits seem to be a repetition of the same subject and I didn’t do two equal paintings, and something told me I would never get exposed, and the thought that no one would see my paintings gave me the idea that it was best not to show any, giving birth to the hidden paintings.

Let me start by stating that this is one of my favorite posts as I will display him working on my personal favorite series…”The Knots” or the original French “Les Toilles Caches”.

It is important to understand what he was feeling and the truth which was the realization of greatness and singularity of style, classic yet modern and fresh, so well rounded in the form of art. My father felt that Galleries showed art that was in a way monotonous and it displays art that is all the same in a sense…so this brilliant idea was that a series of paintings that were hidden within a painting itself was the project to be executed and it was…beautifully!

Let me take you there

Here he is painting

closer…

working away…

taking a break to eat…believe me once he starts painting it is like pulling teeth to get him to even drink water!

Beautiful shot!

LOVE LOVE LOVE this one! I mean seriously!

Now drawing it! wow…

oh my goodness…look at his eyes fixed…in the zone.

We can all thank my mother for always taking such nice pictures! You can see her story by clicking HERE

I anxiously leave you here and next we will see the Knots!

19 Thoughts on “Paris 3- Inspiration & Action!

  1. Alicia Ruiz Robles on July 8, 2011 at 11:55 am said:

    Qué maravilla de obras, de verdad Alegría… me quedo con la boca abierta ,parece que puedes tocar esas telas y eso que solo puedo verlo en fotos ! toda mi admiración para tu padre y mi cariño para tí por compartirlo !
    Besos
    Alicia

  2. DaShaun M. Gaines on July 8, 2011 at 6:58 pm said:

    Love it ! Pa is nice with the skills.

  3. Karina Garcia on July 8, 2011 at 7:41 pm said:

    Amazing! I couldn’t tell which was which at first… the detail in which he incorporates into these pieces are jaw dropping to say the least. Such talent, BRAVO SALVADOR!!! I can’t wait to see more!

    • Alegria on July 14, 2011 at 3:23 am said:

      Thank you Karina, I tell you this is my most favorite series…I have many favorites but this one is the ONE for me…thank you for reading and stay tuned!

  4. Salvador is a great painter, lovely man and cary husband.

    It was great pleasure to spend time with you both in Amsterdam, few years ago.

    You are special people.

    May God bless your family and you, Willy & Salvador.

    Bora

    NB:
    But now abideth faith, hope, love, these three; and the greatest of these is love.
    Cor.1:13

    • Alegria on July 14, 2011 at 3:23 am said:

      Bora I have heard nothing but the loveliest things about you and I am so happy that you are visiting my blog…stay tuned!

  5. wonderful Alegria, well done, I know it is a lot of work and dedication so I Say BRAVO and don’t stop here

  6. Constant Kloos on July 9, 2011 at 5:31 am said:

    thanks very much for sharing, this is very enjoyable… and beautiful

  7. Judith on July 11, 2011 at 11:24 pm said:

    A beautiful man makes wonderful art on his own terms. Thank you for sharing stories of your family!

  8. Good work, Alegria. How well I remember visiting the Studio in Paris, when you were a little girl, and your father was working on these paintings. “Chapeau” to a wonderful talent which I see is running through your genes right now, the energy is admirable and I admire you all.

    • Alegria on July 14, 2011 at 3:21 am said:

      Thank you Jane! it is such an honor for me to document this, it is an amazing project that is taking shape daily. Thank you for following…xoxoxo

  9. cooky Debidour on July 14, 2011 at 7:47 pm said:

    Darling Alegria l love ur blog took me long to join dont go so much on my computer lately love u dearly allways near u in my heart and of ur beautifull parents

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  11. Anke Berlin on July 15, 2011 at 7:46 pm said:

    would love to see some photos of you Alegria when you were a child.
    Thank you for the updates. enjoy them very much.
    What wonderful parents you have.

    • Alegria on July 16, 2011 at 2:49 am said:

      Oh Anke they are coming up soon! I am almost there :). Yes wonderful indeed and how wonderful it is that yo are following the story, thank you!

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