IMPASSIONED

Wallpaper by Alphonse Mucha

ARTFUL WRITING

Like this wallpaper, any art from Alphonse Mucha is sumptuous and  impassions my fondness for fluid beauty known as Art Nouveau…drawing out this fantasy.

Her ruby lips matched the poinsettias

Around her finger sparkled the emerald and diamond ring

While her solitary heart was wrapped in violet amethyst

but finding joy in her birthday topaz

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I used to kneel for hours as an acolyte in front of Christ’s grave.  It was in a dark alcove covered with flowers heavy with intoxicating fragrance and wax candles were burning quietly all around with a sort of sacred light which illuminated from below the martyred body of Christ.  No one in front of me who would see me shutting my eyes and thinking of God-knows-what and imagining that I am kneeling on the edge of a mysterious unknown figure…

“I was happy to be involved in an art for the people and not for private drawing rooms.  The purpose of my work was never to destroy but always to create, to construct bridges, because we must live in the hope that mankind will draw together and that the better we understand each other, the easier this will become.”  –Alphonse Mucha

His floral expressions make me feel very feminine.

What do you think of him?