Sunday, 13 March 2016

Looking at the World through an Artist's eyes

At an exhibition the other day I was taken by a quote by the Dutch artist Piet Mondrian (1872 - 1944)

Every true artist has been inspired more by the beauty of lines and colour and the relationships between them than by the concrete subject of the picture.

His paintings certainly seemed to be all about lines and colour and relationships to them.
The countryside is changing colour daily now as the sun warms the earth and flowers are bringing colour to the landscape. Nature is painting beautiful pictures.

My poem for the day is by the poet from Taunton Samuel Daniel (1562 - 1619) and is just right for a spring day.

Now each creature joys the other
Passing happy days and hours:
One bird reports unto another,
By the fall of silver showers;
Whilst the earth, our common mother,
Hath her bosom decked with flowers.

A painting by Piet Mondrian

Primroses deck the banks

Violets add colour to the earth


  1. Lovely, Angela! Mondriaan is a Dutch master of more recent times and rightly so, although I cannot say I am a fan. However, I love what he wrote there. As for your spring flowers, they are too pretty! The colours go well with the painting!