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Sunday, June 04, 2006

The power of Haitian Art



I feel totally alive when I see how my culture is being presented beautifully out there in the art world. Haitian art is indeed unique and fashionably colorful. The paintings tells a story without words, all you need to do is stare with appreciation at the play of colors. The mood says it all, the landscapes and the settings take you back in time. I simply don't glance when I look at art, I take my time to analyze and try to get in the artist's mind. What made him stroke his passion on an empty canvas?

What inspired him to create a place he has never been before? Unless he imagined it in his dreams. What makes him look at a woman and bless her with golden wings?

Painters like writers are free spirits, they walk the earth with one foot on the ground while the other foot kiss the clouds. What does it mean? Only that their heart is fragile, they are always floating on cloud 9, not jumping out of their skins like the rest of society. Their seduction with life is deeply wrapped inside their pores like a tropical fragrance. Lost in the moment, they think of nothing else.

Haitian painters to me are under-appreciated, many are not recognized for their ability to bring out a sigh of climax in their brush work. Flirtatiously stabbing our eyes with their individuality and not one art work is created equal. Not one color will give you the beginning of a scene without another color telling you how it ends.
Making love with vivid colors using sensibility in abundance is truely a discovery that nourishes the spirit. It's meticulously sketching a character, building layers and layers with exquisite details laced with geography. Haitian painters are philosophers with creative expressions, they keep in mind that they are meant to feed us with symbolism, show us emotions, ignite desires behind their actions. They are great performers but most shall remain nameless unless we pay attention.

15 comments:

Danny Sillada said...

I love the vibrant colors of the artworks, reflective of Haitian culture. I have some artworks at one of my blogs "EOS".

Delaleuverses said...

Thanks Danny for reading. Yes, the colors are always so detailed with a tropical feel.

Scott said...

That art is fantastic!! Love the colours and imagery. Thanks for sharing.

Also, thanks for the inspiration for my Friday post. Much appreciated.

Scott

Stunner said...

Beautiful artwork, i can see one of those pictures on my wall right now.

Thanx for droppin by my blog.

Bar Bar A said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog because I never would have found yours otherwise! I LOVE IT! I just read your entire blog (that's a first for me). Your poetry is captivating. I really enjoyed it. I love writing poetry too and wish I had the guts to share some of my more erotic pieces.

I'll be back to visit.

Chris-el-da said...

wow. nice colors. the third one is my fave!

Delaleuverses said...

Thank you Scott, Stunner, Bar bara, Chris-elda, glad you all enjoyed reading my blog. Hope to keep you coming back for more

The said...

Dela, very nice to meet you. I appreciate your take on art, life and lyricism. I've read a few of your posts and found them to be delectable (like watermelon candy). I'll be back again.

Thanks for dropping by my spot.

Karamale said...

sak pasé?

the third piece is the most striking. hope to visit more often.

-karamale

IMspidey said...

Dear Del,
Thank You for your kind comment on my erotic poetry site, sorry I took so long to respond but I maintain 4-web sites and sometimes it just gets over whelming, I did a little reading here and your site is cool too, diversity makes the world go around pretty lady...
Thanks Again and don't be a stranger... Imspidey

Ellen said...

I am fond of Haitian art as well. So very colorful and detailed; always conveying a happy, festive sensation by one who looks on.

So very nice of you to share!

Queen Neetee said...

Life doesn't stop in Haitian art. The movement and vibrancy expressed by way of colorful stories and dreams on canvasses are exceptional.

Thank you!

Dancewithme2 said...

Sac Passe!!!???!!!!
Don't get excited - thats about all I can say besides the many songs that I can sing to go with the many dances that I know.
I enjoyed your poetry and I love haitian art.
Stop by my site again anytime.

JinxTheGypsy said...

Vibrant and exotic. I just love the colours and the artists imagination :)

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